Atlanta and Miami Posh Party Recap

We had such a great time in Atlanta and Miami that we are reliving the fun with the amazing photos. Fashion, cocktails, cupcakes and mingling with PFFs — what’s not to love? Be sure to check out the photo albums we posted to Facebook and tag yourself and your friends!

Want to join in on the fun? Stay tuned, as we may be headed toward a city near you! Want us to visit your city? Let us know! Until then, you can check out our Community Meet-Ups and join us in San Francisco for PoshFest 2015.

LIVE from Atlanta: Ladylike Luxe Posh Party

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Photos by Joey Wallace

LIVE from Miami: Sassy Summer Style Posh Party

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Photos by Maria Jpeg

Atlanta and Miami: Posh Party With Us!

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Who is ready for a night of fashion and fun? We’re comin’ at ya, Atlanta and Miami! Join us for not one, but two LIVE Posh Parties where you can sip tasty cocktails while mingling with top style bloggers and the city’s most stylish. You won’t want to miss it!

You’ll Also Enjoy:

  • A Jewelry Showcase! We’re featuring an onsite lust-worthy collection of statement jewelry from local Poshers, so get ready to shop ‘til you drop.
  • A Raffle with Amazing Prizes! Bring a friend who isn’t on Poshmark yet, get her signed up and let us know at check-in. You’ll both be entered to win!
  • Meeting the Poshmark CEO and Team Posh! A chance to chat with the founder of Poshmark? Awesome. We’ll be there, and we can’t wait to meet YOU!

Don’t forget to RSVP! Space is limited so hurry and snag your spot.

Atlanta: Ladylike Luxe Posh Party

  • Date: Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Location: WET Bar at W Atlanta – Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • RSVP On Eventbrite by 11:59pm, August 11th, 2015

Miami: Sassy Summer Style Posh Party

  • Date: Friday, August 14th, 2015
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Location: Lido Lounge at The Standard Spa Hotel, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • RSVP On Eventbrite by 11:59pm, August 13th, 2015

Guest Post: Photo Tips From Power Poshmarker, Simonett

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Hi Poshmakers!

My name is Simonett and I’m the co-founder of Miami Style Mafia, a directory and guild for Miami’s top tier fashion creatives and influencers to connect and collaborate. The blog portion of MSM documents the latest characters, happenings, and settings in our city, and our store (coming soon!) will provide a selection of items reflecting the latest trends and innovation in design curated by yours truly!

Six months ago, I hosted a live Miami Posh Party, and since then, I’ve gained over 100,000 Poshmark followers, and I’ve been able to sell close to 400 items in my closet! Not only has this generated a new form of monetary income for me (woot, woot) but it has changed the way I shop, act, and even think!

After Poshmark, I allow myself to buy those expensive luxury pieces, wear it once, and then sell it to someone who will practically be getting a brand new dress for a fraction of the original cost AND I only paid the difference between what I bought and sold it for. This way, I’m always recycling my closet and have new stuff to wear all the time (very convenient when you are a blogger and have 2-5 events to host and attend on a weekly basis).

But enough on my success story and ardent love story with Poshmark. You’re here to learn how you can increase your sales and become just as successful at getting rid of all those items that haven’t seen the light of day.

Presentation is one of the (if not THE) most important factors in being successful at making sales. In this post, I’m going to tell you about a few tips and tricks that have helped me to sell up to 50 items in my Poshmark closet on a weekly basis.

Tip 1: Setting

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As a seller, it’s important to keep in mind your own personal behavior as a buyer. Ask yourself this question: “Would you be more inclined to purchase an item displayed at a beautiful, well lit, clean environment or at an unpleasant, dark and messy space?” Odds are the answer to that question is the first option. If you are taking your photos at home, pick the area of your house that you are most proud of in terms of ambiance and design.

For me, this area is my living room. The white walls, furniture and floor to ceiling windows allow for natural lighting (which in my opinion is optimal) and contrast between the background and the items I am modeling.

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Tip 2: Photo Variety

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Always try to include as many photos of the item you are trying to sell as possible. Remember, she isn’t there to try the item on or see it for themselves in person, so the more photos you provide of the item will give the user a better idea of what the item really looks like.

I always try to include (1) a full front shot of the product on, (2) a full back shot of the product on, (3) a full front shot of the product flat and (4) a detail shot of the product flat. This way, the user has a good visual of item in several different angles and dimensions.

For the cover photo, I recommend always picking a shot of the item on. I take most of my cover photos by myself in the mirror. If you are not comfortable with trying the items on for the photo, then place the item on a mannequin. You can find very affordable plastic ones online that can conveniently hang on a wall or door for you to snap the photo.

The flat item photos look best when hung on a wall or laid on a flat surface (preferably white or a light color to contrast with the item).

Tip 3: Editing

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I take most of my Poshmark listing photos on my iPhone. The camera on it is pretty amazing but sometimes the lighting and coloring of the photos can be less than great depending on the environment in which the photos were taken.

Considering the fact that I take my photos using natural lighting, if I take a photo past 4 PM – it sometimes may appear dark and with a greenish tone to it. For correcting these issues, I recommend using apps like Snapseed and Photoshop Express. These apps have tools that can modify the exposure and tonality of your iPhone photos.

I really hope that these tips result to be helpful for all of you here at the Poshmark community! If you want to see more examples of how I’ve put these techniques into practice in my listings, check out my closet at: poshmark.com/closet/_simonett

xx

Simonett

PMHQ: Throwback Thursday

We love reminiscing on the fun we’ve had over the last few months since we launched Poshmark, all the amazing people we have met across the country, Posh Parties we have thrown, and the laughter that came with it all. This is why we wanted to take this perfectly-appropriate day to do a little “Throwback Thursday” post!

Looking forward to many more fun memories with you!

Happy Thursday! xo!

Friday Five: Posh Parties, App Update, & More!

October? Is that really you?! While we can’t believe that time is flying as fast as it is, we are so excited for another fashion-filled month! Between new Posh Parties, updates of the Poshmark app, and just all around fall-fashion-fun, here is our round up of highlights this week!

1. App Update! Have you updated to the newest version of Poshmark? If not, what are you waiting for? There’s a slew of new features including sharing your Poshmark Closet to Instagram, reporting and blocking users, and being able to filter through sold items! 

2. Posh Party Heaven. This week’s Posh Parties blew.us.away. Not only did we have the highest number of listings at our “Girly Girl” party, but last night we had the highest number of listings shared to our “Host Picks Showroom,” with a whopping 202 listings!

Huge thank you to all of our terrific Posh Party hosts: Tanvii, Elissa, ElisabethSophia, Crystal, and April. You all have some major style and MAJOR Poshmark Closets!

3. Instalove. We have been feeling SO much love from our users via Instagram! Between outfit posts with Poshmark pieces styled up, your packages ready to be shipped, and sharing your Poshmark closets, we are definitely feeling oh-so-happy to see your pics! Keep ‘em coming (and don’t forget to tag us @Poshmark)!

4. Support the Cause. October kicks of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we definitely want to take a moment to show our support for all the fighters and their families! There are some great fashion collaborations out there where proceeds go to help finding a cure, so be sure to check these out: Essie, LOFT, & Oia Jules.

“It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we’re in it together.” –Essie

5. Fall-ing Hard. As the season changes before our very eyes, we’re getting even more excited to start adding warmer layers, hanging out by the fireplace, and snuggling up with our loved ones (including our pets!). Until then, we have started a new Pinterest board to document our favorite fall looks. Be sure to follow along! 

Miami Posh Party Recap

It’s true: Miami is hot, but the ladies here are even more caliente! We had the pleasure of Posh Partying it up with the town’s most fashionable last night and had such a wonderful time. Between our HILARIOUS, gorgeous and sweet co-hosts, the tropical-esque location at Shore Club, and the fun in-app Posh Party, the evening was beyond a success. 

Major hugs and kisses to our hosts Daniela, Kristin, Annie, Karla, Simonett, and Eugy. We can’t wait to see you ladies again soon! 

Didn’t make it to the live party? Not to worry! You can still Shop the “Girls’ night Out” Party and the closets of our hosts…and trust us, these are some closets you do not want to miss!

Shop Daniela’s, Simonett & Eugy’s, Annie’s, Kristin’s, and Karla’s closets now!

Check out all the pictures of the event on the Poshmark Facebook Page!

P.S If you attended the party in person last night and entered our Instagram Hashtag contest, we will be announcing the winner soon. Stay tuned! 

Miami Posh Party

Our Miami Posh Party is 24-hours away and we couldn’t be more excited! Between the event itself, meeting new fashionable faces, and our co-hosts’ beyond fabulous closets, we just know Poshmark is going to fall in love with all Miami has to offer!

If you haven’t had the chance to peek into our hosts’ closets, what are you waiting for? They all have blown us away with their listings (not to mention their gorgeous Covershots), but act fast and get to shopping because everything is selling…and quick!

SHOP: Daniela of Nany’s Klozet, Annie of The Fashion Poet, Kristin of Living in Color Print, Karla of Kar Gar Ohh Snap, and Simonett and Eugy of Miami Style Mafia & The Goodwill Project!

There is still time to RSVP to the Posh Party tomorrow night! Just e-mail rsvp@poshmark. We hope to see you there!

Don’t live in Miami? Don’t worry- join us in the app at 6pm EST to Posh Party it up! 

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