PMHQ Picks: Snow Day Style Posh Party

Don’t let dreary weather get you down. Instead, brighten up gray skies and dropping temperatures by joining us in the app at 7pm PST for the Snow Day Style Posh Party to sell, shop and share your favorite wintertime finds along with your PMHQ hosts Kathleen, Olivia, Serena, and Lauren.

Want to learn the keys to layering up? Read on for their tips and picks on keeping warm in chilly weather.

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Topshop Open Cardigan // Zara Jacket // Vince Camuto Boots // Blank NYC for Madewell Floral Denim

Serena | @yeahhserenaa

Describe your personal style: Relaxed! It definitely depends on how I feel in the morning – and how tired I am!

How do you stay warm and stylish? Sadly, I’m never warm. I hate carrying bulky jackets so I’m always in a lot of light layers, scarves, and boots just trying to be as warm as possible.

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? Anything that will be great for layering and staying warm! Different textures and layered jackets or pieces and light accessories.

What brands are you in love with right now? My favorite brands are always changing, but I always go back to Zara or Madewell as main brands.

Your favorite #PoshFind? It’s a tough pick, but would have to be my Rebecca Minkoff Molly Metro because I scored an amazing deal! I haven’t used it yet, but it’s the perfect size for running errand.

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Zara Fur Vest // Zara Camel Chunky Knit Sweater // Zara Houndstooth Jacket // All Saints Landers Leather Jacket

Kathleen | @kathleencarla

Describe your personal style: Minimal, sleek, and edgy.

How do you stay warm and stylish? My go-to warm yet still stylish outfit would be a comfy knit sweater and skinny jeans, layered with a big coat and accessorized with some booties. For extra warmth, I’d add a big blanket scarf.

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? Comfy pieces including sweaters, jackets, cardigans, scarves – anything that shows off how to still be stylish even in the coldest winter weather.

What brands are you in love with right now? Zara, Rag & Bone, Acne, and Theory.

Your favorite #PoshFind? A gorgeous pair of black ankle pleather Zara booties. I wear them so much now and they go with everything. Better yet, I scored them for such a great deal!

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Vince V-Neck Leather Dress // Celine Black Nano // Saint Laurent Paris Janis Bootie // rag & bone Suede-Trimmed Jacket

Olivia | @oliviairene

Describe your personal style: Eclectic, Timeless, and Edgy.

How do you stay warm and stylish? I LOVE a good chunky textured scarf paired with a leather jacket. It doesn’t get too cold in the Bay Area, but whenever I head to San Francisco, my scarves definitely save me from the cold.

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? I am looking for investment staple pieces that have a place for every wardrobe!

What brands are you in love with right now? I am in love with Helmut Lang basics, Jimmy Choo shoes and structured Celine bags.

Your favorite #PoshFind? My vintage CHANEL bag that will stay with me forever! It’s such a classic piece and I got it for a steal!

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Sam Edelman Fur Over The Knee Boots // Robin-K Horse Sweater // Reversable Weatherproof Faux Fur Vest // Tweed and Faux Fur Flap Hat

Lauren | @lauren_kaleo

Describe your personal style: My personal style has always been incredibly ‘90s grunge inspired with a classy twist (it’s okay, I wasn’t sure that was possible either). If it has a floral pattern on it, I’ll probably buy it.

How do you stay warm and stylish? I’m always cold! Tonight’s party with help me bundle up! I’m a huge fan of thick tights with knee-high, thick socks and a pair of boots. It enables me to wear more dresses (with floral prints, of course).

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? Tonight, I plan on looking at a lot of thick jackets/sweaters as well as scarves! A girl can never have enough scarves!

What brands are you in love with right now? Right now, I’m pretty obsessed with Kate Spade, for accessories and bags, and Sam Edelman for boots (I just bought the Kayla Riding Boots and I may or may not sleep in them).

Your favorite #PoshFind? I bought the BEST pair of crushed, red velvet leggings from @missaisha555. (I told you, ’90s.)

 

Get the Look: Cozy Up with Faux Fur

It’s finally the new year and the holidays have passed – cold weather doesn’t seem appropriate anymore! We’re well into the winter months and we can’t be the only ones who are like, “When will this cold finally pass?!” Especially since we’re obsessed with the looks by our Miami girls.

Let’s not fret! Warm up while still looking fabulous with these two ways to dress up faux fur as found on Pinterest. You can still cozy up and look absolutely glam with some faux fur fun.

Go Bold or Go Home

We love the bold statement this cheetah print adds to a winter look. Dress it up with vegan leather pants, yet keep it casual cool by throwing on a black beanie.

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Source: Pinterest

Black Beanie // Leopard Print Coat // Vegan Leather Leggings // Orange Clutch

Mix It Up

Faux fur vest and a plaid shirt? Talk about a fantastic way to layer and mix prints and textures.

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Source: Pinterest

Faux Fur Vest // Plaid Shirt

How to Score Luxury Fashion for Less with @Morgan415

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Do you ever scroll through Instagram and think “DANG. I love her style!” You know, those stylish women who are always posting their amazing fashion finds? (Can you say #jealous?) We caught up with master Posher, designer deal finder and Instagram maven, Morgan, to learn just how she does it and what inspires her style.

Get to know Morgan

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Who takes your instagram photos? My husband does! He loves photography so we have fun (well sometimes he gets a little tired of me asking him to get up on a ladder to take a picture LOL).

What kind of camera do you use? I use mainly my iPhone, but a couple months ago we bought a Fujifilm XT-1 with a 56mm lens. It’s a great camera, and isn’t as heavy and big as some of its competitors (which means the hubby is less likely to complain about carrying it around). Now I use that, but sometimes just my iPhone does the trick!

What are your top 3 PoshFinds? Ok this is hard….I’ll pick my top “few” ;)

  • Bundle of 2 Jimmy Choo snakeskin flats (worn once each) and a JC snakeskin bag….$125!
  • Zara long burgundy moto jacket with (real!) leather sleeves…$20!
  • Shoes! These all get my top pick: Louboutin Pigalle Plato grey heels worn once ($150), Gucci black and gold T-strap heels ($25), 2 pairs of CHANEL flats ($65 each…one was worn a lot but look great after a trip to the cobbler, and the others worn once!), and CHANEL sandals ($90).

How She Finds the Best Luxury Items on Poshmark

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What is your strategy when shopping for luxury items on Poshmark? I check Poshmark often, and being able to quickly tell if an item is authentic is the best way to snatch a good deal when you spot one! After lots of practice, I can tell whether shoes are authentic just by looking at the shape of them. I’m not so great at authenticating bags yet, so I don’t buy many. Although with Posh Concierge I am much more inclined to make a purchase! Knowing your size in brands also helps. Asking a seller how the shoe runs can help, but sometimes I take the risk anyways. If a shoe is slightly big, add a gel insert to the heel or ball of foot, or both. If it is slightly too small, a shoe stretcher from Amazon does wonders!

What are your favorite brands to follow? I follow a decent amount of brands, but my favorites are Christian Louboutin, CHANEL, Helmut Lang, Vince, rag & bone, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Parker, A.L.C., 3.1 Phillip Lim and Equipment.

How exactly do you navigate through the app? What are your favorite features? I have 2 absolute favorite things about Poshmark. First, I keep notifications on for comments, offers, sales, and the best ones – price drops! If I have an item I see that I like, but it’s a little out of budget, I always “like” it so that I know if the price gets reduced. Secondly, the “Just In” tab under brands. I check this A LOT – you can say I’m addicted! I check the Just In for my favorite brands about 1-2 times a day, and more on the weekends. I got some insight after winning a Skype session with PMHQ, that most items are listed on the weekends, so I check often on those days to score new goodies! One thing I started to do in the last few months was to take off the “my size” filters. I have sizes XS-L in my closet, and every piece fits differently. I have also noticed that people will add a custom size option, which won’t show up if you have the size filter on. This has helped me find some great stuff!

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How do you educate yourself on knowing the best prices so you can act fast on the amazing deals? I try to judge purchases by knowing the general prices of the brands, and keeping up to date with new styles. I check online stores often (Nordstrom is my favorite to keep up with) to see whats new for the season. This helps me know what items are newer. Honestly though, even if something is an older style or not “on trend,” if I love it, I buy it! I also like to check the “sold” items for my favorite brands, that way I can see what items have sold for, and find new closets to follow where someone scored a good deal!

Do you have any negotiation tips? When do you negotiate and when do you just hit the “buy” button? I try to look at a seller’s other listings to determine if I should negotiate. If the seller seems to negotiate on previous sales with quick responses, I will go for it. The Offer feature is also amazing and quick! However, sometimes it’s just worth it to buy it now! If it’s a great deal and I absolutely love it, I don’t even bother to negotiate, especially if it’s only over a few dollars. Also, if I see a listing at a good price, and see unanswered questions below, its usually safe to say the seller isn’t checking often, and isn’t worth trying to negotiate – just buy it!

Get the Look: Miami Blogger IG Style

While some of us may be cozying up in our blanket scarves and booties, the ladies in the Sunshine State are basking in warmth and we are totally OK with admitting that we are a little way jealous. We’ve shown you our love of the West Coast style in LA and San Francisco, but it’s time to take it to the hotter than haute Miami.

Check out our favorite Instagram looks from the past week and how you can get the look on Poshmark.

@nanysklozet

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Distressed Denim // Flowy Cutout Top // Ray Ban Clubmasters
Wool Hat // Louis Vuitton Backpack

@kellysaks

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White Shift Dress // Tassel Heels // Prada Tote Bag // Cateye Sunnies

@thefashionpoet

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Turtleneck LBD // Leopard Sneakers // Gold earrings

#ClosetCrush: @itsmenola

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The gloomy winter doesn’t mean you need to wear darker colors all season. Spruce up your wardrobe with vibrant prints with the help of @itsmenola’s beautiful closet! Mix patterns with classy and chic dresses, tops, scarves and more from our latest #ClosetCrush.

  1. BCBG Max Azria Gown $85 (Retail $398)
  2. Veronica M. Maxi Dress $25
  3. Judith March Chevron Dress $30
  4. J. Crew Polka Dot Mini Skirt $25
  5. Striped Vince Sweater $45
  6. Prabal Gurung for Target Skirt $17
  7. Funky Printed Dress $15
  8. Yellow and Navy Lightweight Scarf $15