Poshmark Likes as a Buyer

I use my Poshmark likes in two ways: (1) to keep track of comps for listings yet-to-be-posted and (2) to keep track of things I'm interested in buying.  A third, more preliminary way, is to also keep track of things that I have purchased on Poshmark, because I think I've only bought things that I have previously liked.


I am writing about this because I don't know any other reasons for people to "like" things on Poshmark. It blows my mind because it honestly seems like people are not interested in buying my items when they decline my offers to likers. I'm guessing they just actually "like" the picture or item, as if on Instagram, which doesn't equate to them actually wanting to buy the item.

Liking items also gives me opportunity to be sent offers to likers, and I can watch an item's price drop and see if it ever gets in the range that I would be willing to pay.  I never decline an OTL and I've never thought to do so. Why does a buyer need to be notified that you are declining? They already know you are declining when their item isn't being purchased!

The very bottom of my collection of likes are items that I have personally purchased from Poshmark. I like seeing them there just as a reminder of the good deal(s) I got from the app, and for quick reference if I ever decide to resell them again in the future.

Likes are a great feature that appear to be utilized in different ways by buyers. I obviously think the way I use them is the best and most efficient way, but I continue to study what people and why people like my items in order to better set up and organize my Poshmark closet.

Hello Dolly!

Another Sunday, another SHN matinee Broadway musical for Andrew and I.  This month it's Hello, Dolly, a musical that only came into my frame of reference during the Tony awards season last year because it featured Bette Midler.  The National tour featured another esteemed Broadway maiden but I didn't actually know who she was. 

Another #LapPlaybill
Hello, Dolly! is one of the shows that I'm glad I got tickets for through my SHN membership. I don't think that it would be something that I would be scrambling to watch if I didn't already have tickets, considering I didn't really know much about it.  From the very beginning, I knew I was going to like it, just based on the overture.

Looks fabulous even from the balcony.

One of the other ways I know whether I enjoyed a musical or not is whether I take the time to download the soundtrack after I've seen it. I did do so after seeing this because I love the classical types of Broadway musicals.  Some of the songs are a little bit cringey because they haven't aged well from a sexism standpoint, but are definitely still fun to listen to.

WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET DRESS

I love going to see musicals because it gives me a reason to dress up.  It had been raining this month and was also cold so my outfit was really more about my coat.  I still wanted to wear a dress, so I had the idea to layer a black turtleneck under this collared denim dress that's currently for sale in my Posh closet.  Unfortunately, because it was so cold, and because Andrew hates taking photos of me, you can't really see the genius of this outfit. It's understated but chic. It also looks good with my blue statement coat from J. Crew (by way of Nordstrom).  I love this denim dress for layering and I'm hoping to get a few more outfit pics like this soon!


Planning Tokyo Lewks like a Real Housewife

I love the Real Housewives and I especially love when they go on cast trips together. Not only is it fun to see them interact in a foreign location, but they always turn out LEWKS.  Tokyo is the most fun because everyone feels like they can (and have to) turn out their most interesting lewks because they can, in Tokyo.  It's like a full week (or at least a few episodes) of themed lewks.

Inspo coming pretty much only from Porsha here. That's how I plan to wear my green kimono.
Also loving Shamari's simple look with a bold head piece.
I am going on my own cast trip to Tokyo at the end of the month, the cast being the students and partners currently enrolled in Haas Business School.  We are going for approximately 10 days, which is potentially 20 different lewks that I could serve up in Japan.

One of my outfits is directly inspired by Erika's Kenzo lewk above.

I have been religiously watching RHOBH and RHOA and have been getting inspiration for what I will pack for the Japan trek. The vibes I have narrowed down are: playful yet chic and trendy.  I also want to wear things that are different than what I would typically wear at home in San Francisco.  With that in mind, I have planned out (and tried on) most of my lewks.

Day 0: Arrive in Tokyo -- on our own/TBD

     


I am planning to only bring a carry-on suitcase, so I will have to try to wear a lot of the stuff I would otherwise pack onto the plane.  Hence layering the Opening Ceremony jacket over the EllandEmm sweatsuit. This sweatsuit is perfect for traveling and wearing out in Tokyo due to (what I perceive to be) the heavy streetwear and street style influence in the outfits there. I will wear this on the plane and then hopefully be able to separate and rewear each piece on different days during the trip.

Thoughts on Poshmark Party Host Picks

There are a lot of listings on Poshmark that say "4x HP!" or otherwise announce that their item was a HOST PICK in some way.  Contrary to (what seems like) popular belief, I don't see how logically this could help sales.  If anything, putting that in your listing title shows how much traffic your item has gotten but still hasn't sold.  If I was an educated buyer and saw that on an item I was interested in, I would probably send an almost-low ball offer because clearly that item has been sitting.



Don't get me wrong, getting one of your items chosen as a host pick is a great way to get eyes on that listing because people are going to be sharing it over and over again.  However, once the party (and related party sharing) is over, I don't think there is very much benefit to repeating to others that it was previously a host pick.

San Francisco: Too Many Vests

LAFAYETTE 148 VEST


Working in San Francisco means seeing a ton of tech or finance dudes in dress shirts, dress pants, and, inexplicably, a vest.  It could be a sweater-material Patagonia vest with their company name stitched in the other side of the vest or a puffer vest. Either way, its Too Many Vests.

I used to be really into a vest lewk. This has to do with my preppier law school days and the popularity of that once-ubiquitous herringbone J.Crew vest.  Since then, I've avoided vests, especially since moving back to the Bay Area.

However, when I saw this teal Lafayette 148 vest, I thought it was a nice step in a different direction for a vest. It was quilted in a similar way to the J. Crew vest but somehow not as puffy. It was a rich teal color and from a good brand (expensive retail). I have it listed in my Poshmark closet but for some reason it is not getting any attention. Why is that? People only want to go for Patagonia vests right now?

The other thing is that it is hard not to style a vest in a non-basic way. Even the way I'm wearing it here is very basic.  A black sweater and jeans? Groundbreaking.

via ManRepeller

ManRepeller recently pointed out this puffer vest lewk from London Fashion Week and it is giving me new inspo on how I can style this thing. Until then!

iPad 9.7 [Regular] for Reselling



I love my new iPad! It was really thanks to Carly @ CarlyThePrepster and Jenna @ Empty Hanger that convinced me to get one.  Carly kept showing the cool graphics and drawings you can make with the iPad and Apple Pencil, and Jenna showed how fast it was to share on the iPad (even though she has the pro, it doesn't really make a difference).  Both use the GoodNotes app that has totally helped me actually stay keeping on track with noting things down.

The Benefits to Creating Lewks

I have so many clothes and yet I tend to wear the same things over and over again -- of course, they are my favorite and most comfortable things, but it still pains me when I am not able to wear a lot of pieces in my closet.  That, I have realized, is what LEWKS are for.

What constitutes a lewk? I like to think of pulling lewks when I have a specific event to attend and I feel the need to dress the part, much like a real housewife.

For example, I attended a red white and blue themed bachelorette party last summer in Austin. Let's be clear -- I LOVE A THEME.  I put together the following lewks for the weekend.



I bought these red heart sunglasses specifically for the trip. They have well-exceeded my expectations, were a big hit at the bachelorette, and I still wear them today! I'm even planning to wear them on my Tokyo trip this March.  Unfortunately I was with a bunch of people who do not care about lewks and didn't really get any good pics of my outfits except for this top one, because my friend who does care about lewks finally showed up!