PoshFest 2014: 5 Conference Essentials to Pack

Can you believe PoshFest is just 9 days away? We can and are excited to see everyone in San Francisco! With a weekend full of panels, hands-on workshops, socializing and, of course, Posh Partying, we want you to be prepared to take your Poshing to the next level. With the help of PoshFest 2013 attendee Sheila here are our top five items to bring along with you.

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Sheila, right, with fellow Posher Cindy a.k.a. @cindyciara, at PoshFest 2013.

1. Business Cards

This is the place to meet people, so cards are essential to make sure connections carry beyond the weekend. “PoshFest is not only celebrating with our PFFs but it is also an opportunity to network and make connections,” Sheila says. “It is the easiest way to give your details out and have more time to chat in person.”

2. Chargers

Phones are the gateway to Poshing, don’t be caught with a dead battery! While there are charging facilities available at PoshFest, they will be in high demand. Consider a portable charger, a case with an extra battery built in, or at the very least, bring a spare cord with you.

3. Voice Recorder

With your phone’s juice at a premium and so much good information, consider bringing an additional voice recorder with you. “If you have killer shorthand talent, lucky you!” Sheila says. “But, if you’re like me then a portable voice recorder will be helpful so you can transcribe the sessions afterwards and not miss important learning points.”

4. Statement Style Pieces

Networking and taking online friendships to IRL can make the even the most extroverted Poshers nervous. Wear something you love that says something about your style and makes you comfortable, but also that makes a statement to help with small talk. “A statement piece is the perfect ice-breaker,” Sheila says. “Start a conversation about your amazing shoes, bags, jewelry or fabulous dress!”

5. Favorite #PoshFinds

No Poshmark event would be complete without packing your favorite #PoshFinds. As Sheila says, “There’s no better place to show them off than at the ultimate Poshmark love-fest!”

Let’s get ready to have fun and connect!

Posh Tip: 5 Ways to Avoid Shipping Mishaps

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1. Process All Orders Individually

Handle all orders separately to avoid swapped orders. We know Poshers are awesome sellers and multitaskers, but things can get confusing when handling multiple orders. Packaging orders one-by-one will ensure all packages go to the correct buyers.

2. Reference Order Emails

  • Check the date on the sale confirmation email to verify the label is for the correct order
  • Make sure the item referenced on the email is correct
  • Print and confirm the label information matches the email

3. Confirm All Items Are Included

  • If the order is a bundle, make sure all items are packaged by referring to the conversation in the listing.
  • Does the item come with accessories? Make sure all listed belts, original packaging, duster bags, additional bracelet links, authenticity cards, etc. are included.

4. Verify Items Are Correctly Packaged

To avoid hitting your buyer with additional fees and “Return to Sender” issues, be sure to ask yourself:

  • Is the item in the correct Priority Mail or standard box? (Please refer to our Posh Guide for more details.)
  • Is the item the correct weight? Be sure the item matches the weight listed on the label.

5. Cross Check Before Sealing

Do a quick once over inspection before sealing your package and make sure the correct label is affixed securely. If everything is a-OK, you’re good to ship!

PoshFest Bound: Things To Do in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

PoshFest is just a few days away and we can’t wait to see all our PFFs in the City by the Bay! We love San Francisco and want you to get to know it as well. That’s why we’ve made a mapped Pinterest board filled with places to shop, see and grab a bite while you’re in town. We’ll be adding more, so be sure to follow us and get ready to have some fun in San Francisco!

Even if you can’t join us in sunny SF, you can still join in on the fun at tomorrow night’s PoshFest 2014: Red Carpet Ready Posh Party. It all happens at 7pm, Wednesday, October 29th in the app. Can’t wait to shop and party with you!

Posh Party Preview

Mondays aren’t so bad when you have a full week of shopping parties ahead! The Posh Party Line-Up is updated and we’re joined by style influencers Kristen, Christine  and Aishah of The Urbane Heiress. Plus, we’re getting red carpet ready for PoshFest! Join us in the app at 7pm PST on the party days to shop along with these ladies in real time.

Everyday Essentials Party, Tuesday, October 28

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Kristen | @kwistenm

What can we expect to see shared to the Host Picks Showroom? Expect to see timeless pieces you can wear from day to night. I’m also a sucker for bows, glitter and pops of color so those trends will definitely be represented!

What are your favorite everyday pieces and trends? The ultimate everyday essential for me is a great pair of jeans! In my opinion, you can never have too many: straight leg, skinny, high-wasted, boyfriend, colored…bring it on (I may or may not have an addiction)! I live in jeans and love that depending on what you pair them with, they can take you from a casual Friday at the office to a girls’ night out to a Sunday running errands! I find dark denim to be the most universally flattering and after baby #2, those are the rinse I reach for the most. They are also the easiest wash to dress up.

Another favorite essential of mine is a nice handbag…the bigger the better. I don’t mind splurging on this staple since a good handbag can last for years and is a great accessory to make you look pulled together.

Give us a sneak peek of what you’ll be sharing!

  1. ASOS Electric Blue Zip Coat
  2. Kate Spade New York Wallet
  3. See by Chloe Porte Epaule
  4. Zara Sequin Loafers

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Christine | @simplyxtrendy

What can we expect to see shared to the Host Picks Showroom? Expect to see fun and bright colors as well as other classic pieces that can be worn on daily basis.

What are your favorite everyday pieces and trends? I love a pair of comfy flats. They pair easily with just about anything and they are always on trend. I also love button down shirts. It looks just as good with boyfriend jeans as it does with a floral pencil skirt.

Give us a sneak peek of what you’ll be sharing!

  1. Tory Burch Amelia Soft Metallic Flats
  2. Elizabeth and James Menia Fur Vest
  3. Madewell Bien Fait Sweater
  4. TOD’s White Loafers

Style Obsessions Party, Thursday, October 30

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Aishah | @urbaneheiress

What can we expect to see shared to the Host Picks Showroom? Off duty eye catching pieces women can easily pair together to create phenomenal looks.

What are your favorite style obsession pieces and trends? My current Style Obsession is Athletic Chic. It’s about time women can be fashionable, comfortable and on trend. I am also excited about the return of the fabulous Military trend. It is one of my all time favorites.

Give us a sneak peek of what you’ll be sharing!

  1. Vintage Gucci Bag
  2. Steve Madden “Extraa” Studded Flats
  3. J. Crew Black Field Jacket
  4. Hermes H Bracelet

Three Fashionable Halloween Looks

Don’t shriek, it’s time to go chic this Halloween. We’re here with some of our favorite fashionable costume ideas that include some pieces from Poshmark that you will be glad to have in your wardrobe rotation the rest of the year, too!

Beyonce

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Calvin Klein Gold Sequin Jacket $29 (Retail $50)

Gold Statement Belt $10

BlackHigh Waisted Hot Pants $25 (Retail $45)

NWT Fishnet Tights $9 (Retail $18)

Black Booties $25 (Retail $35)

Anna Wintour

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Calvin Klein Red Sleeveless Dress $45 (Retail $139)

Crystal Statement Necklace $30

Slouchy Black Boots $10 (Retail $50)

Karl Lagerfeld

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Black Double Breasted Blazer $25 (Retail $50)

White High Collar Shirt $13 (Retail $50)

Black Tie $15 (Retail $32)

Crystal Broach $5 (Retail $25)

Fingerless Faux Leather Gloves $12 (Retail $22)

7 For All Mankind Black and Gold Coated Denim $40 (Retail $198)

Black Fashion Belt $30 (Retail $75)

Black Ray-Ban Sunglasses $115 (Retail $150)

 

Images: BeyonceAnna WintourKarl Lagerfeld.