One question I get asked quite a bit is what do I do with all my clothes. Is my closet massive? Am I a hoarder? I wanted to take today to give you more backstory on the business of blogging, and also share how you can shop my closet.
What I do with All My Clothes & How to Shop My Closet
One of the things I love about my job is that I get to share my love of fashion with you. Even back in the day, when I was a stylist, I loved sharing the outfit combinations I created. There’s something about putting together an outfit that is so fun and such a great expression of creativity. The right outfit can give you confidence, perspective, and a voice.
When I started my site in 2009 there were no affiliate links. I would feature outfits from thrift stores and discount sites. Personally, I love designer items but I don’t like spending the money on them. So I would buy a lot of my clothes and accessories second-hand, either through eBay, thrifting, or sites like HauteLook and RueLaLa. Remember those daily deals?? When the affiliate world came into place it felt a bit like a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I could better serve you, my readers, by telling you exactly where I bought my clothes so that you could get it too. And another plus is that I could stand to make a small commission if you ended up buying it. Seems like a win-win, right? The problem is that the affiliate networks encourage that new new new. And I get it. I really do. I hate when you all ask me where I got something I’m wearing on InstaStories and I have to tell you that it’s old or sold out. In a perfect world, I would feature things that are always shoppable. The problem is that by doing that I would 1. be broke and 2. be buried in clothes. Also, I really try to buy and keep the items I love the most. Which I think is telling because I still wear dresses that I bought 5 years ago!
There are definitely clothing items, shoes, and accessories that I eventually feel the need to part with. I’ve maybe worn it for a post or special project, it sold out, and/or it’s not something I see myself continuing to wear. The item served its purpose and my hope is that someone else will love and wear it too. Lately, I’ve been listing a lot of my things on Poshmark. Poshmark is a really great site if you’re not familiar with it. They have a huge marketplace of clothing, shoes, and accessories to search from. I had toyed with the idea of doing an Instagram sale but it felt like too much work. So, for right now, I either donate my clothing or I’ll post it to Poshmark. Speaking of donating, I’m also donating a portion of what’s on my Poshmark closet to St. Jude’s, a children’s hospital that pioneers research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It’s an organization I really and truly believe in. I think having this charity component for my closet is really important, especially since some of the clothing was given to me by PR companies. It doesn’t seem right to profit completely from something I didn’t buy. And it’s a nice bonus that you can shop my closet at a discount!
I hope this post sheds a little more light on this part of my business. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them below! And if you’d like to check out my Poshmark closet, please feel free! The above photos all have items that are for sale and I’ve linked to them below each photo. I really hope that you find something you like.
For any of my readers who buy 3 items, I give a 15% off discount too, plus I add in some beauty products. So it’s just another little perk! Do you want to shop my closet? If there’s anything you’ve seen recently that you’re interested in, let me know! Maybe I’ll add it to my Poshmark closet next!