What Happened While I Was Gone?

As I mentioned in my last post (my first post in a year) I took a long break from Poshmark. I basically hibernated for the winter. Ok, and the Spring/Summer. I even contemplated if I wanted to turn in my keys and get rid of my remaining inventory.

I went at least 6 months without listing a single item. I would easily go 30 days without sharing. Guess what happened during that time…

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A Year Later…

Has it really been a year since my last post? Has it really been 5 since I started this blog? Do I even still sell on Poshmark? Where did time go… where did I go?

I will start with what I can actually answer. I took a break. I considered shutting down this blog and also my Poshmark account. Why? I was focused on other things and wasn’t being active or keeping up. I removed what was 100+ posts with advice on Poshmark strategy because… well… they were outdated. It was a lot of stuff that is no longer valid. There have been so many changes to the app that the info was completely obsolete.

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What is the Gray Asparagus?

When I get asked “What is the Gray Asparagus?” … I draw a blank. I don’t have that one line explanation or a witty quip that commands a laugh. Now, after three years of Gray Asparagus being a thing, I decided to attempt the not so interesting story of how it started and then tell you about where it’s going.

Here is the simple story…

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Sharing your Poshmark Closet

It’s 5:30 am on the East Coast. I am awake and sharing my Poshmark Closet. Some might say sharing your Poshmark closet this early is a waste of time because the majority of Poshmark users are not awake let alone shopping their feed (it’s 2:30 on the West Coast!!). But this is all part of my strategy which I will explain in just a few. This also ties in to one of the MOST asked questions…

“What is more important: sharing your Poshmark closet or sharing others?”

Everyone on Poshmark

If you have never been asked this before, you probably have been the one asking. I have been on both sides.

I would love to do research and figure out which gives you the best ROI (return on investment) but there are simply too many factors involved. Factors such as:

  • Amount of followers of person sharing
  • Time of day/ Time zone
  • Appeal of listings (photo quality, item desirability)

… and about a million other little factors, including the elusive algorithm.

I firmly believe that sharing your Poshmark closet and sharing others both hold significant importance.

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Week One: the Minimalist Wardrobe

Week One Minimalist Wardrobe

I am relieved to learn that I am not the only one who feels overwhelmed by their personal closet!

With that said, I have decided to document downsizing my wardrobe. I’m not going to promise that I will be able to guide you through your journey BUT, hopefully inspire you to get started!

I don’t really want to post a picture of my closet. However, it’s probably necessary.

This is how I started out Week One…

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A Step Toward Simplicity: the Minimalist Wardrobe

Poshmark Minimalist Wardrobe

I like to travel, for the most part. When I was younger I loved packing for a trip. I would have my suitcase open in my bedroom a week prior as if to prolong the vacation experience. I would pack and unpack and carefully arrange things while daydreaming of the fun that was about to happen. Now, packing is the worst part- yet I have it down to a science. I have come to the conclusion that I could pretty much survive any trip with 2 shirts, denim, and a cardigan. So I start with that and go from there. This ability and desire to wear just a couple of my favorite pieces when I go out of town really makes me think that I could benefit from a minimalist wardrobe.

For as long as I can remember, I have desired to only own my favorite things. I want to open my closet and instead of choosing the shirt, dress, sweater that I hate the least that day, be overwhelmed because I want to wear everything right now!

I’m also the person who won’t wear my most favorite shirt because I don’t want to ruin it.

Streamlining my wardrobe has always been a dream, but making it a reality is something I have been putting off. I have read the magical decluttering books and believe me, they have helped. Also, selling clothes online with apps like Poshmark has been a huge motivator. But I think the time has come to REALLY do this.

 

In case you are wondering what my point is in doing this… here’s what I want to see happen…

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Running Toward My Goal

I never really had hobbies growing up… unless you count daydreaming. I was really good at that!

During school, I was far from athletic. Although I dabbled here and there in a few sports, I never committed for too long.

Then there was the time I decided to join band and picked up the trumpet. I immediately put it back down because there was NO WAY I was going to a band festival and playing in front of people.

I have no regrets about not continuing in sports- I would not have gone pro or received a scholarship (not being negative- just being a realist)… Sometimes I wish I had stuck with band but maybe gone with the piano or something more useful. If you are a party and there is a piano in the corner you can always sit down and start playing- you are sure to instantly have an audience and probably a few admirers. Although the trumpet is a powerful, amazing instrument, there has never been a scene in a Hallmark movie where a dude starts playing Christmas Carols on the trumpet and gets the girl. Anyway…

So here I am in my thirties…

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