Taking more initiative to only focus on things I LOVE in 2018 I am going to start FAVORITE BRAND FRIDAY! Where every Friday I call out a “favorite brand” and tell you why oh why they are so amazing. Lets start NOW…today my featured and very first “favorite brand friday” pick comes out of London with athletic wear that makes my heart pound…even BEFORE my work out. Super cute and amazing quality gear designed by all women – how could you lose? AND, with free shipping and free returns they are definitely a brand worth exploring. When you get your package you will be tickled by the extra level of care and cute recycled totes that can totally double for a light gym bag. Go check em out!
Love it? List it? Lose it? I am having a major come to Jesus moment in my closet this morning that has been a long time coming. Once super poor, only to have mostly a wardrobe that consisted of hand me downs – don’t feel bad for me it definitely made me the resourceful gal I am today, I tend to be a bit of a clothing hoarder. I hold on to that once super poor mentality that I will never have money to buy another blazer so I must hold on to the super dated one from the Gap that really never looked good on me and is now a size and a half too big because for SURE I will wear it. Well, no more. Not today. I’m officially done with all of that… for now. Today, I thoughtfully and at times painfully decided what stays and what goes. Here is how:
LOVE it: Only Items that make me feel my very best, that I absolutely LOVE got to stay. Even if I have not worn something in quite some time but when I tried it on it made me feel fab I let it live.
Lose it: All garments with holes, stains, excessive pilling got tossed in the TRASH. These are items that I would be too embarrassed to resell, and would not buy myself from a thrift store.
List it: all other items or items that are ill fitting, maybe have a lose thread or fallen hem. You get what im saying…my trash is another mans treasure..and boy is it a HAUL…. I am going to be a busy bee next week posting what I guesstimate to be about 50 to 60 items of buh buys.
I am SO excited to rebuild a wardrobe based off the items that make me feel and look my absolute best.
Mmm, so maybe your old clothes are not trash, but what if you could make some money on them? Here’s how:
- Gather all old clothes in a bag
- Email, call, text, PM me
- I pick up your items
- I sort and separate your items into two piles: donate and dollars
- All dollar items get posted to my site on Poshmark
- I share for 90 days or until till your item sells
- Once your item sells you get 30% of the profits, if your item does not sell it gets donated
Upside: you get cash for your old clothes that you were going to give away and don’t have to lift a finger further than bagging it up! C c call me!
What? You didn’t hear? That’s what’s hot for fall in 2017. Full out dirty greasy slimy and even really shit smelly grunge. Like, worse than the dirtiest 90s rock band you can think of… Convinced yet?
Me neither, I’m just trying to sell that to you so you will think my dirty ass, bathroom is under Reno four day old hair and nails are on trend, and will still think I’m “in style” bah!
It’s bad though in these past four days I have peed so many places, and my neighbors really know exactly how many times I poop. They also have started to get to know me, along with the rest of the world as I am free to say whatever I want with no judgement from my employer on fb and IT FEELS GOOD! Probably one of the best things so far about SAHM life. I curse like I talk, and I post things about poop, like this:
Here are some bathroom progress pics:
I am painting myself today and i chose BEHR graceful grey. I need to cut this short because my son has told me he is hungry five times in the past three minutes. Standby for more progress pics as the day goes by! Happy Friday!
Fortunately, we meet people in our lives who have the ability to change our perception of things. If we didn’t, we would be a bunch of boring, closed minded, boxed in people. Right!? When I told our Nanny that I was going to stay home with the kids, also meaning she was out of a job, she did not blink with hesitation or breathe a negative word. She just offered support and shared her own story of how she chose to stay home with her kids when they were small and that she did not regret it for a day. I expressed to her my fear of financially failing and letting our family down, when she passed me this:
Love you, Bridget. These past few weeks there have been many moments where something has confirmed I am doing “the right thing” in quitting work and taking on these new ventures. My thrifting resale success is on the top of the moment list and the money is rolling in! Like Princess Ariel who longed so badly to be “part of the human world” I am headstrong lovesick and obsessed with finding deals, desperate to be in the top ranks with the Poshmarking Ebay gurus of the internet. In my first week of thrifting and reselling I put out $200 to invest in inventory and in the last 7 days I have made 100% of the money back and am in the plus $150 with 90% of my inventory still on hand! Check out my listings on Poshmark here: Click for Deals! So what’s the secrets? How am I doing it? Stay tuned for truths, tips and tricks on trying to thrive on thrift!