Neo-Nautical with Old Navy

SS-1HELLO THERE!  I’m honestly trying to remember the last pair of denim I’ve purchased that weren’t straight from Old Navy and I can’t even.  These High Rise Rockstars have quickly become my new favorites.  They’re thick and distressed in the right places and you cannot beat the price!  I’m loving the neckerchief trend at the moment but it was 77 degrees over the weekend while I shot these photos so tied to the bag it went!

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Hello There Sweatshirt | Neckerchief | High Rise Rockstar Jeans | Clare V. SandrineASOS Lace Up Espadrilles | Le Spec Sunnies

My TOP spring picks:

Thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post.

All Of The Embroidery

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This embroidered dress from My Kind Of Lovely is so cozy and flattering.  I can’t stop buying anything embroidered and hope this trend stays around for a while because there are so many great pieces out there right now.  I’m super into this dress as it can be a summer dress but also can transition into a fall dress as well with the girly bell sleeves.

My Kind Of Lovely Dress | Clare Vivier Simple Tote | Arrow RingDolce Vita Booties

 

 

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Always Wear Your White Hat

Gingham1I cannot get over this white fedora by Janessa Leone.  I was reluctant to wear it the first couple of times due to makeup smudges and life in general. This bad boy has flown off my head in Napa and after chasing it down through a vineyard, I can say it is a winner! Easy to wipe clean and the most comfortable hat I own.  Also perfect to keep all my crazy hair in one place during this San Francisco wind we’ve been getting.  Whoever calls Chicago the “Windy City” hasn’t lived in SF.

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Cropped Gingham Tank (sold out, available in plus size) | Rockstar Jeans | ASOS Lace Up Espadrilles (available in Leopard too!) | Janessa Leone Wool Fedora c/o

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SF Spotlight: Elizabeth Charles

IMG_2722One of my favorite things about San Francisco is the amount of unique shopping options available. Whether you’re strolling down Valencia, Hayes or Fillmore; there are more than enough boutiques to pick up items that you know you won’t be seeing on every girl in town.  They’re all so different and to dieeeee for.  I picked this tunic up at a new (to me) boutique, Elizabeth Charles, on Fillmore Street. This Lemlem Tunic is handwoven by artisans in Ethiopia.  So cool!  This classic on trend boutique carries my current favorite sunglass brand Le Specs (THESE are amazing), Janessa Leone hats (tried on this one and fell in love with the metal accent), Self Portrait dresses (the perfect dresses for any weddings you’re attending this summer!) plus loads more.

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Pop by the shop at 2056 Fillmore Street tomorrow between 5-8PM to browse their new collection + sip on a little champagne.  

Spring Vibes

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SunnyLife Rockingham Towel Free People Dress | Super Goop Sunscreen

Jute Beach Bag (only $22!) | Ice Cream Pool Float | MINKPINK Beach Blossom Swimsuit

I’ve been seriously lusting over bright spring time items for a few weeks now.  San Francisco’s two day “winter” hasn’t helped my obsession either.  I’m leaving for Mexico in 65 days (who’s counting?) and have my eye on these goodies!  I remember seeing this Free People dress last season in red but it wasn’t my color.  It’s a bit of a splurge but the blue is so beautiful and flattering!  I’ve already gotten this MINKPINK swimsuit and cannot wait to rock it!  And what do I love more than a vanilla cone?  Nothing.

 

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Styled by Naturalizer

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Do you know how many times I’ve walked past the Naturalizer store without batting an eye? For the longest time, Naturalizer was a brand my parents and maybe even my grandparents would invest in.  Not me!  Until now.

When the ladies at Naturalizer invited me out to try on their new fall collection and learn about fall trends from their Lead Designer, Angelique Joseph, I jumped at the opportunity.  The closer I get to 30, the more comfort appeals to me.  You certainly don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style as Naturalizer does a great job at doing both!

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Angelique presented their Fall/Winter 2015 collection as well as some of its inspiration: Luxe Casual (think statement necklace and a basic tee) and Nu Bohemia (an outdoor feel, blending artisan with historical handcrafted looks). You can expect a wider range of sizes, lots of zippered details and on-trend styles.

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Angelique also told us about the brand new @Work Collection, featuring Ortholite technology. The Naturalizer@work Collection is designed to enhance your performance while keeping you safe, comfortable and stylish. These would be perfect for anyone in the healthcare or restaurant industry!

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I would totally be lying if I told you I didn’t try all 8 of these boots on.  It was hard to choose a favorite but I always tend to go toward black and gold!  Click through my favorites from Naturalizer‘s Fall Line:

Thank you to Naturalizer for having me and for my new favorite fall booties!

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Southwestern Poncho

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Poncho weather might not be here just yet but it is on its merry way!  I’m looking forward to finding more cozy sweater type ponchos and call me basic, but extra excited about switching out my cold brew for hot coffee drinks.

 

Give me ALL the ponchos:

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Embroidered Tank

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The weather sure has been intense in San Francisco this week. My friends and family back home might think I’m a little crazy but what everyone seems to forget is that we don’t have air conditioning. The buses don’t have air conditioning. Many businesses don’t have air conditioning. Shew, it has been a hot one. We’ve been sleeping with the windows wide open and the fans blasting. I’m very much looking forward to some crisp weather but until then, I’ll be busting out the light weight tanks and sandals.

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Joie Tank (sold out, similar) // Rockstar Skinnies // Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody // Rose Gold Coordinate Bar Necklace

 

Click some of my other favorite embroidered tanks:

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Fall Booties Under $100

I can’t be the only girl ready for fall. I love a good boot and I’m so ready to transition into fall footwear. I haven’t been into knee high boots in a few years but give me a good bootie and I’m good to go! You definitely don’t have to break the bank to find a good pair. Check out these booties under $100:

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Red BP Trolley Bootie  //  Dolce Vita Callia

Dolce Vita Jentry (I have these, they’re great!)  //   Pour La Victoire Rocker (Love!)

Black Style & Co Jamila Zip Booties  //  Dolce Vita Marana

Bar III Ivy Booties  //  Grey Bella Vita Kona  

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How To Minimize Your Closet with Poshmark

My closet was busting at the seams back in March and I was tired of wearing several items inside.  Honestly, I was tired of looking at the mess in general.  That’s when I joined Poshmark. Since then I’ve made $3,521 from selling tops, dresses, workout clothes, purses, shoes and jewelry.  I’ve sold 153 “listings” which means about 200 items because several of those sells were “bundles.”  I’ll explain that more later.

Whether you’re trying to revamp your wardrobe on a budget, get rid of clutter or sell your older items to save up for a brand new large purchase, Poshmark is a stress free way to go about this.

 

My tips for selling items on Poshmark:

1. Quality Photos
First and foremost, take a great cover photo.  Great, that’s done!  Now you have 3 other empty spots for extra photos.  Use all three.  Always!  Include a full shot of the item, the back and up close details if needed.  Don’t forget to point out and picture any flaws.  Lighting is so important.  Would you purchase something that you can barely see? Probably not. I always try to think like the buyer and show what I’d want to see.  Some members will ask you to model the item so they can get a better feel it.  If it still fits me, I’m glad to do this.  If it doesn’t look good on me, I’ll let them know it doesn’t fit anymore and attempt to find a stock photo of the item.

 

2. Presentation of Items
Want to sell a dress you wore once to a wedding and it’s still in perfect condition?  Good idea!  Is it super wrinkly and you don’t feel like steaming it before photographing?  Bad idea!  Again, always think of what a potential buyer wants to see. Plus, who wants a wrinkly dress to arrive after purchase?

 

3. Honest Selling
Does your item have a small stain on the back but it’s hard to see?  Always note all imperfections, no matter how cheap or expensive the item is listed for.  Write a thorough description for your listing by including the item’s condition, color, size, material, measurements, and any wear or damage.  Nothing is more annoying than purchasing something, waiting for it to arrive and realizing it is not what you were expecting.  The buyer can file a claim with Poshmark and return the item back to you if it was misrepresented which is a huge hassle for both parties.

 

4.  Answer Questions
Once your items are listed, potential buyers will start asking questions. Does the buyer need clarification?  Maybe an inseam measurement? Be sure to answer them in a timely manner.  You’ll also receive messages about bundling items in your closet.  That’s great for you because you get even more out of your house and great for the buyer because they only have to pay for shipping once.

 

5.  Sold Items
One of my favorite aspects of Poshmark is the buyer pays for shipping and Poshmark immediately emails you a pre paid shipping label.  It makes the shipping process nice and easy. Pack your item up nicely (invest in some tissue paper, cute washi tape, twine) and ship out as soon as you can.  I always try to ship the next AM.  If I’m on vacation or unable to ship for a couple of days, I always contact the buyer and let them know so they’re not in the dark. Don’t forget to grab free Priority Mail envelops and boxes at the post office!

 

The process of listing your items is user-friendly but there’s still work involved.  Take the time to list things at their full potential and you’ll see more sells.  Price your items realistically.  I’m always much more willing to purchase an item at a higher price when I can see it, read about it and receive answers to my random questions quickly.

 

New to Poshmark?  Join using code “BOSMI” and you’ll get $5 off your first order!

 

Shop my closet HERE or below:

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