Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My thoughts on Poshmark

If you haven't of Poshmark yet, let me explain. Posh is an app where anyone can sell their old clothes and make money off of it. Yes its really that simple. I love Poshmark because it allows you to directly target the people you want to reach with sales.
I used to use eBay however, my problem with eBay is that it can be hard to get connected with buyers. Poshmark is specifically designed to sell and buy clothes. You can easily list the clothes under the category and the brand which makes it really simple for people to find what they're looking for.

Buying is very easy. You simply search what you're looking for. Want that Brandy Melville top that sold out online, its probably on Posh. Every item is priced at $4.99 shipping which is a bit high but its around the same as buying on a normal clothing site. Sellers will also bundle. If you found a few things in their closet that you love, ask them to bundle and you can get all your clothes but only pay the shipping cost once. $4.99 covers up to 5 pounds of clothes you you can really get a lot. Once you get your shipment, check it in and give the seller a rating. The ratings protect you as a buyer; someone scammed you and sent you a shirt with holes you won't have to pay for it.

There's probably a ton of stuff chilling in the back of your closet that hasn't seen the light of day in years. Posh is the perfect place to sell it. Setting up your ad seriously takes less than 2 minutes. Since Posh is an app, you just snap pictures of it, describe it, decide a price and its up for sale. Your buyers will pay for shipping and you get a prepaid shipping label that you can stick on any box. Just leave the box in your mailbox and you're good to go. Once your buyer checks in the item, you get paid.

The only downside to Posh is that they will take 20% of your sales but I think that the simplicity of everything really makes up for it.

I have a bunch of stuff listed on there now including clothes I've featured on my blog here.
want $5 free? Use code BLINO when you sign up. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5 DIY Last Minute Halloween Costumes

I really don't like halloween. I know, I know who doesn't like halloween? Adults who are too old to trick or treat and too young to die.

Now if you don't hate halloween you're going to need a costume. If you're anything like me, you completely forgot about that party you had to go to until like, 10 minutes before. 

I found some great DIY halloween costumes made out of clothes you probably already have. 

1. Kim Possible; everyone's favorite normal girl turned super hero crime fighting sort of high schooler. 

What you need: black crop top, cargo pants, combat boots, gloves and a belt. 

2. Kim Kardashian: our other favorite Kim.

kim k

What you need: chambray shirt, jeans, white heels, sunglasses, some pillow to get dat a$$.

3. Kanye West: how can you have Kim without Kanye? (great for a couples costume)

What you need: black shirt/pants/long coat, white jordans, gold necklace, signature Kanye attitude.

4. Robber/Criminal: the classic and the easiest

What you need: striped top, sneakers, mask (diy out of fabric or makeup), black pants

5. Hit me baby one more time Britney Spears: the icon, the legend the reference anyone born after 2000 won't get

What you need: grey cardigan, white button down shirt, black skater skirt, knee highs, mary janes, pink hair bows.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DIY: Ombre picture frame

I love ombre. I really do. Sometimes it seems like the trend is dying out and those still rocking it are kind of tacky. The classic ombre (smooth, seamless gradient) is what I'm talking about, not the stripes in different colors. Whoever decided that that would count as ombre needs a head check.

I think ombre is a great way to add color when decorating because you can add two colors to tie into your pillows or art or couches or whatever. I have a huge tapestry of a jungle on my wall and it has a ton of green. I don't love green and don't have a lot of it around so I wanted to add something green.

The process of ombre is sort of self explanatory. Basically all you do is choose 2 spray paints and paint opaque towards the outer parts and mrs sheerly and thin towards the center.

I took the paper insert out of a picture frame and taped the back to a box. Spray painting is best done on something off the ground so I set it on an old beer box but seriously anything will work. The paper  just needs to be elevated.

 I started spraying the green on one end.

 You can see how it fade from heavy on the outside to lighter on the inside. 

I continued to add more paint until it was half covered. 

Now start from the opposite side and repeat the same process.

So now we have green fading from heavy to light on one end and blue grey fading from heavy to light from the other side.
Once you have both side completed like the photo above, there should be a blank-ish area in the center. You're going to want to go back and forth from each color and spray the green into the blue then the blue into the green.

You want to make sure that the colors are mixed in the center and don't have a rough line.