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Come Shop With Me!

I am so excited to share more about what I have been up to and open up about some dreams I have had for the last YEAR!

If you follow me on Social Media, you may have noticed on my posts and on my instastories, that I have been posting about Poshmark and having sales in my “closet.”

I started using Poshmark out of a desire to reorganize my closet, get rid of items that I no longer wore but were still in really good condition, and see what I could make by selling my gently loved items.

Lo and behold, I made a few hundred in a few weeks of using the site (and I didn’t have thousands of items posted either!) and I knew I was on to something.

If you don’t know me well, know this. I love to shop.  I love finding beautiful clothes.  I love sharing what I find with my friends and family (stay tuned for my holiday wish list for the people in your life!) It is a way for me to express myself creatively by finding cute clothes and wearing them out.  Plus, when you feel good in what you are wearing, you suddenly find yourself far more productive.  I don’t know if that is really true, but I feel that is definitely true for my personality!

Poshmark is a free buy/sell app where men and women can buy clothes at online or you can be a seller and sell items from your own closet, resell items you find at thrift stores, or even open your own boutique on Poshmark if you qualify! (I will get into that in a second.)

If you don’t already have the app, you can download it and use the code tiffharper143 to save $5 on your first purchase!

I have been praying for new ways to bring in additional income for my family during our season our wait, and I knew I wanted to do something in regards to fashion. My husband has always teased me that I should have a job that pays me to buy clothes. And truthfully, I was looking at several companies that were not MLM’s, but would allow me to purchase clothing and accessories in order to sell them outside of my home.  I was so excited about the possibility, that I spent a good deal of time researching and praying and going over which company would be a great fit for me and for my family.

Poshmark, like I had mentioned earlier, had happened upon me and was initially just a way for me to move the gently loved items out of my home and declutter, and make some really easy and fast cash.  After two weeks of using the site, thanks to having plenty of sales in my closet and having 5 Star ratings, I was notified that I was eligible to open a boutique on Poshmark.  Which leads to this:

Olivia Rhea.

Olivia Rhea is the name of my little boutique on Poshmark.  I chose that name for one because it was the name that, should the Lord had given us a second daughter, I wanted Olivia Rhea to be her name. Rhea (pronounced Ray)  is my middle name.  I wanted something personal. This feels like another baby to me, but it is so much fun and I am enjoying it so much. It is fun and it is, for the most part, brainless, and I am really thankful that I get to do this!

I now have a boutique on Poshmark. Which means that each week, I will be adding new, beautiful clothing and accessories to my shop for you to buy.  And you can do it all from the comfort of your home, via an app. You don’t have to show me your credit card and you will get your items via priority mail….which means you get them quick!

Right now, I have the softest sweater EVER (seriously, you need it to layer over all the things as you go about your daily errands or after your workouts) and comfy leggings. More will be added in the coming weeks (including a new item today, so be watching my insta-stories)

Every item will be wrapped personally by me and with a special note, just to thank you for shopping with me. And if you are feeling brave and want to show off how amazing you look, don’t forget to tag me in your outfit photos!  I would love to see you!!!

I will also give you guys the chance to be the buyer!  I want to be able to add all sizes, so don’t be afraid to let me know what you want to see in my shop so I can try and get that for you.

A question that I will probably get a lot that I thought I should answer right now:

Will I always be selling my items on poshmark?

In short, no.  I have really big dreams and vision about where I want Olivia Rhea, the name of my little shop on Poshmark to go. For now, though, it works easiest for me and for all of you.  Easy shopping and fast shipping.  I will share more as those dreams become closer to becoming a reality, but for now, all shopping will happen on Poshmark (unless you are one of my friends and family and are local…obviously, come hang out and shop with me! I will have coffee and snacks!)

I cannot wait to share more with you gals and to offer even more pretty things so you can look and feel your best.  Because we are women who live with purpose and we wear so many hats, let’s dress ourselves with purpose and do the things we are called to do.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany Harper

 

When Being Brave Means Disappointing Others

“Do not think that you can be brave with your life and your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn’t work that way.”- Oprah Winfrey

I am not typically an Oprah Winfrey fan, but I fully believe that you can learn from others, even if you don’t necessarily agree with everything they believe in.

This quote from Oprah Winfrey, which she shared when interviewed by Brene Brown awhile back, really struck a cord with me.

I wouldn’t say that I am necessarily a people pleaser.  I tend to march to the beat of my own drum and am fairly confident in the things that I want to pursue.  I am a classic INFJ (even my husband was shocked at how well this description pegged me) and when my gut feels strongly in a direction, I do not hesitate to walk towards it, even though odds may be against me.

I am a dreamer. Details tend to bore and overwhelm me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t find them important. They just aren’t my strengths. I don’t seek advice a lot, unless I really, really need direction and wise counsel in an area.  I want the best information possible if I have to make a big decision and I find myself stuck.

I am not a people pleaser, but at the same time, I really don’t enjoy disappointing people. I never want to make someone upset about my actions or decisions, even if they are the best for ME and MY Family.

But the reality is, I will disappoint people.  And so will you.

I have to imagine that when David decided to take on Goliath, even after well meaning people told him not to because he was young, not a soldier, and inexperienced, that it took some bravery. (Read 1 Samuel 17 for more insight onto this…plus, the story of David and Goliath is always a good one.  So many great lessons we can glean from this!)

His own brother was angry with David and mistook David’s willingness to go up against the giant as selfish and as a means to gain popularity and ranking, instead of seeing that David loved His Lord and wanted to serve and defend Him and state the truth of who God was and about Israel. David had faith that God was leading this incredible moment. Just a note, you will have family members who will mistake your bravery and direction with motives you didn’t intend.  Do not be afraid, but understand that it will happen.

365 times do the words “Do Not Fear” appear in the bible.  God says that to His followers many times, as a way to encourage them as they navigate the often treacherous and uncertain waters of their lives, or they find themselves in situations they are unsure about.

God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

Lately, due to the many changes going on currently in our life, I have found myself embracing new opportunities and asking new questions about my life, my dreams and what I want to pursue.  I am not necessarily leaving behind current obligations, but being open and praying about how I can best utilize my gifts, talents, dreams and abilities to serve God and serve His people.

I have been writing more, which while does not bring me a paycheck, it has allowed me express my heart and share what God has been teaching me.  If I could never work again in my life, writing and blogging is what I would want to do.

I have also been taking advantage of my love of fashion and shopping and selling clothes on a fun little app called Poshmark.  This is another way to help bring in additional income for my family, and try out something new.  Many people will view it as a waste of time, but I am not really concerned with that.  It is fun for me and I have found myself enjoying the process of finding cute items to list, sell, then wrap beautifully and ship to a customer.  I enjoyed working in retail as a teenager, and I don’t think I would mind working in a retail store or boutique.

I am still working as an online health and fitness coach through Be a Size You.  I have really stopped focusing on challenge groups and have found that most of those who follow me are needing more individual attention and guidance and encouragement.  They are willing to buy a plan, but they aren’t comfortable yet with sharing with an entire group of women they don’t really know (and truthfully, it is hard to really know someone online.)  This allows me to build  a better relationship with the woman I am serving, and really help her be the hero in her own health and fitness story.  This decision goes against the grain of “do more challenge groups” and “sell a bunch of fitness plans and shakes.”  I love our fitness programs and I love our nutritional products, and those who do my 1:1 sessions do need to invest in one or both of those in order to get started, but we will journey through it together and they will have my full attention.

Are you about to embark on something new, and are afraid of disappointing others?  Be brave, sister friend. You are bound to.  But when others express disappointment in you because you are choosing to go down a different career path, goal, adventure, whatever……understand that most of the time, they just can’t understand what you are doing because they aren’t willing to do it themselves.  You aren’t doing it for them.

My WHY is always my family.  Every business decision, every relational decision, every heart decision….my family is the biggest motivator for them.  My dream is to serve them and take care of them. To create something wonderful that I could possibly pass on to them.  To live a life of faith and trusting in God’s goodness and mercy and grace and teaching my children to embrace all that the Lord has for us and for them and for their future.  Others will not understand it or your bravery, but it will be okay.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany