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PoshMark: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Hi guys!

So on my Instastories the other day, I posted a poll to get a sense of whether or not my followers and friends understand what Poshmark is.

My desire is to bring cute, modest, stylish clothing for the everyday woman.

Whether she works outside the home, or she is busy taking care of the littles in the trenches, I don’t think looking and feeling good in the clothes you wear has to be for the elite.

It can be for you, too.

Because come on, who doesn’t feel good in an outfit that she kills it in. Am I right?!

What the poll on IG told me…….

Most of you don’t get it.

And that is okay. Allow me to explain.

What Poshmark is:

*A FREE app that allows you to buy and sell clothes to consumers.

*It is super easy and simple.

*Priority shipping on every purchase.

*Absolutely safe and when you buy an item on Poshmark, payment is not released to the seller until YOU VERIFY that you received the item and you looked it over and verified it as described.

*Ability to buy gently loved items and even barter so that you and the seller can agree on a price you both can feel good about.

*You can make great cash on Poshmark if you have items in your closet that are still in great condition, but you want to make room for.

*Again, the app is FREE!

*If you sell on Poshmark, the money you make on your sales can be used toward any purchases you make on Poshmark, or have it directly deposited to your account or sent a check.

*It is a huge fashion community (check out @poshmark on IG) and you can get a better sense of what they are about. I promise, it is kind of addicting!

*If you are a seller, and you have had a minimum of 10 sales and 4.5 star reviews, you can buy wholesale on Poshmark and sell for retail in the boutique section of your closet! This is what I just recently started doing and let me tell you, it makes the shopping love inside of me so excited. This is what I want to do!

One of the gorgeous scarves I have on sale in my boutique.

What Poshmark is Not:

*It is not a garage sale or a thrift store. This one is hard for newbies because I think they believe they will see mostly items listed for $5. But that will not be the case. A lot of sellers use Poshmark as their way of bringing in supplemental income (some are even making six figures!). Also something to note: a lot of times newbies will try to offer a really low price on an item, and then they find themselves blocked or even reprimanded for doing so. Poshmark takes 20% from each order ($2.95 from orders under $15) so it really upsets a seller when they feel a buyer is disrespecting them with their offer. So if you are one who is buying on Poshmark, be considerate!

*It is not a trade site! No trades. It is actually stipulated in the rules on Poshmark that trades are forbidden. Those who are selling really aren’t interested in trading.

*It is a clothing, accessory and beauty site for buy/sell. So you won’t find things for your home on this site. All items should be gently loved without major issues, or if brand new with tags, labeled as such and whether or not they are boutique items (if you are qualified to have a boutique).

Those are the basics. It is really simple to use. I know on IG it can be hard to understand, but I highly encourage you to download the app if you haven’t already, find me (@tiffharper143) and look around.

Also, if you download for the first time, use code “tiffharper143” at signup so you can save $5. Trust me. Do it!

Now, let’s go shopping!

Tiffany

Friday Favorites Roundup

Y’all, this is NOT my outfit for today. This was  back around LAST FALL/WINTER.  It is still around eighty degrees in Southern California and the weather doesn’t look to be dropping anytime soon. Which makes this Fall loving gal really sad.

Come on, California! Get with it!

In the meantime, I am dreaming of sweaters, booties, warm and cozy things for your home, and soups to make at home.

First, who watched last week’s UCLA game against Texas A&M? I thought for sure I would have to comfort my Bruin loving husband because it did not look good. That comeback game was one for the books because even I was cheering (and I am a USC fan!!!)  I love games like that!! So good!

Now for my favorites for this week.

Since Fall is slowly happening, and for some of you, the transition into cooler weather is already happening in your area, I have been browsing some of my favorite sites for pretty Fall worthy items to add to my wardrobe.  I am always on the lookout for sweaters, duster cardigans, jeans, and booties, as well as some accessories.  A lot of these are on sale as well, so if you are able, snag a few of the items you have been eying before the price goes up again!

When it comes to my home, I love switching out pillows to match the seasons.  One of my favorite shops happens to be Linen and Ivory. They have such cute merchandise so if you are looking for something festive, you definitely should check this small business out.
I love this pillow
And this one
Name that movie!!!  It is one of my favorites for Halloween. My sisters and I have always wanted to dress up as the Sanderson Sisters for Halloween. I call dibs on Winifred Sanderson.
There are a ton of beautiful pieces, so please go check them out!!!  I have these two Pillow covers currently in my home:
And Candles? Yes, we need fall scented candles in our home! Pronto!
My favorite candle scent is Marshmallow Fireside from Bath and Body Works. You guys. YAAAASSSS!
Bath and Body Works is having a special right now on these candles (regularly $24.50) but you get them for $12.50 each when you buy 2 or more.  Do it. I always stock up on my favorite scents when the three wick candles go on sale. I love having them burn in my home, especially when the weather cools down and when I am reading….or just anytime really. I don’t need permission to light a candle!
I am also dreaming of delicious soups to make during Fall/Winter months that are relatively easy, yet delicious and healthy and satisfying.  That is super important to me.
Here are some soup recipes that have caught my eye recently and I am going to make in the coming weeks:
That is all I have for today.  What are you loving this week?  If you don’t already, follow me on Insta to see what I am up to daily!
Be a Size You,
Tiffany

5 Minute Beauty for My Fabulous Sister Friends!

With a show of hands, how many of you feel like you just don’t have time in the day to put on makeup?

Me!!! Sometimes, the days are just too busy and honestly, I just do not want to be spending hours in front of the mirror putting on makeup and getting ready for the day. I just don’t.

I am sure many of you don’t want to either. Unless we work in the makeup industry, honestly, we don’t have time.

But, we do like to have a little color on our face and not look like we are constantly sleep deprived (even if we are…..hello mamas of newborns!)

I have a 5 minute beauty routine that I have relatively mastered that allows me to look put together, but I look natural as well.

Fresh, awake, and ready to go. That is what I like. A little light foundation, concealer, blush, mascara and lip color go a long way. I also do my brows each day (Mine are funky!) so if you don’t do your brows, you look may be as quick as 3 minutes. SCORE!

I am sharing some of my favorite products that help me achieve a really easy and quick yet put together look. Obviously, we all have very different skin types and pigmentation, but I have found that most of the products listed work pretty well for everyone, and they have shades to match.

Enjoy!!

Would love to hear about your beauty routine!  What are your favorite must have products for a quick and easy and gorgeous look?
Be a Size You,
Tiffany

Mom Chic for Fall

Fall?!

I know. For those of you who live in Southern California, it is not even close to fall weather. We are still seeing 100 degree temps. The image of sweaters, booties, jeans and leggings sends us into hives!

But, in case you didn't know, I am not a normal California girl. I am so excited for Fall!

Fall to me means:

College Football (Go Trojans!)
Warm lattes
Fire place
Cooler temps
Cute clothes!

There is just something about boots and sweaters and skinny jeans that gets me so excited. I like to shop ahead of time and browse my favorite online boutiques, or even hit some of the sales to score some really cute pieces.

My family and I had a HUGE garage sale to get rid of a lot of stuff we had accumulated over the last several years. I am embarrassed by how much of that was clothes that we no longer wore.

You guys. What the heck??!! That is horrendous! No one should have that many clothes!!!

Thankfully, a lot of sweet mamas and kids were able to buy some new to them items, and the rest that weren't sold, we were able to give away. Huge win and relief. I don't want to be a hoarder.

But back to the reason for this post: for my mamas who are looking to be chic and comfy for Fall.

It is not impossible. I promise, even for those of you who are in the middle of nursing babes and lacking sleep, you can still look and feel good. I also have a 5 Minute beauty routine that I personally use to help me look wide awake (even if I need four or five cups of coffee!)

It doesn't take much. I promise.

For those of you who are looking for effortless style, here is what I have found lately that I am loving.

Shoes:

I am a sucker for a good bootie. I am really digging the fact that gray colors are considered neutrals and that they go with everything!!! Everything!!! Dresses, jeans, skirts,

These particular pair I found from a site I am in love with and is fairly new to me called Gray Monroe.

Some more shoes that are a little more on the high end, but are gorgeous nonetheless can be found at Nordstrom. Please tell me you took advantage of the anniversary sale this weekend! I did and I got these really cute booties in black:


I wanted to grab these ones as well in Greystone, but I decided to wait. We will see about November.

I also saw some amazing tops that I thought would be perfect for a play date, school activities, errands, and even date night.

These styles are also available from Gray Monroe and they get new arrivals each week. Also, if you sign up for their email list, you get first dibs on sales and specials and new arrivals. Yay!!!

I am so eyeing that mauve off the shoulder top and the cream sweater. Those are mine! 😍😍

Are you excited for Fall? Or are you clinging on to summer and dreading the changing of the seasons?

And most importantly, who is your favorite College Football team? I must know these things!

*Some of the links provided are a referral link. If you choose to purchase from that link, I do get a very small commission. Thank you and enjoy shopping!!*

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

Fall Outfits I have Been Loving

I love dressing for Fall.

Get me some skinny jeans or leggings, oversized tops and sweaters, scarves, booties or boots, and I am so good to go.  If you haven’t guessed, I LOVE shopping. I love clothes. I love helping my friends find cute outfits and deals and helping them feel like the cute sassy mamas that they are.  My mission is really to help women feel good in their skin and say so long to insecurity. (Great book by Beth Moore by the way! Go read it!)

Here are just a few of my favorite outfits recently:

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We are still experiencing high temps here in SoCal, but pretty soon, I won’t be able to wear those cute shorts or dresses. But these have been my favorite go to pieces so far.  I love oversized tops.  And if you recognize a few of those pieces, yes, they are LuLaRoe.  I don’t know what happened, but I have become obsessed with their clothing.

I don’t sell it, but I know several amazing gals who would love to style you if you have ever wanted to try them out. Their leggings? Like buttah!

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There are also some great pieces at H&M, Old Navy, Brickyard Buffalo, Jane.com, and of course, Target!!!! That is where I stock up on most of my seasonal wear.  I also love layering too, which comes in really handy when the weather cools down and you have dresses that can go from summer to fall.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match and get creative.  IG and Pinterest are great places to get inspiration so you can find a style all your own and rock it!

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

Fitness Fashion for Frugal Mamas

I love shopping for clothes. It makes me happy. Some people enjoy going to the spa, getting their nails done. Eating out.

But for me? Drop me off at the mall or a cute little downtown area with fun boutiques and I am one happy gal! It fills my tank! Drains my bank account but there is no need to talk about that right now!

And speaking of shopping, I get a lot of questions asking me where I buy my fitness clothes. Truthfully, I don’t spend like to spend a lot of money on active wear. I LOVE Lorna Jane and Athleta, but seriously, spending $60 on leggings makes me cry just a tiny bit. I really only spend that kind of money if I obsess over them after seeing them in a store. I have to LOVE my purchase.

Before I went to Summit, I went to Forever 21 to find some workout clothes for myself and I was pleasantly surprised! I picked up a couple of really cute pieces, but I saw some online that I thought would be great to pick up later. Plus, they won’t break the bank!


There are so many to choose from!! This is one of those things that I like to reward myself with after finishing a fitness program. I will buy myself clothes or cute gear to motivate me to keep going, long after I have finished a program. Incentives are fun!

What are your favorite places to shop for workout gear? 

Be a Size You,

Tiff