Personally I’ve never felt like vanity sizing by brands did me any favors... until shopping Free People last weekend with my hubby now that I fall more on the plus size side of body types at a 14/16 . FP sizing varies so much depending on what item and how the brand customized it individually to fit. Especially when it comes to their more oversized style pieces and “basics” like tees or sweaters, there are options still for sure at my size. Thus, it feels like I‘m capable of still shopping at one of my favorite stores when I *technically* don’t match their sizing chart any longer. Let me break down how I tackle finding new looks for a curvy shape from a straight size store. Note: I purchased a Large or X-Large in everything I got that day and it all fit pretty well.
I'd love to share more looks with y'all and would love to try tackling another brand -- if you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to reach out on Instagram @thekeybykate or on here in the comment section below.
Thanks for checking out how this curvy girl went to Free People and found some key Fall pieces!
I love talking flat lays but realized something was missing from most how-to posts on the subject (including my own). I want to go through some neat folding methods for flat lay photos for poshmark, instagram, or whatever makes your heart happy with aesthetically pleasing goodness.
So lets talk some methods for jeans/pants today! By talk, I actually mean let me take you through some photos that’ll hopefully bring some new inspiration to you, while explaining what makes a photo look strong and stand out.
Dollar Tree (where everything costs $1) is a magical place for small side hustles, growing businesses, and even established ones! Now although I’d love to be, I am not a paid affiliate and this post was not sponsored. I wanted to help — so I went out and have gotten items from my local Dollar Tree that I have used along my reseller journey or showed ones that I do use currently!
So what made the list? Let’s get started!
Hey y’all! Today I have something special for helping with your sourcing and quality checking inventory — my hubby (my “helper” for reselling) has written up a beautiful blog post covering how to go through clothing and search for flaws. So, read on and enjoy this guest blog post by my favorite quality checker... —>
Sourcing for new inventory is, in my opinion, one of the most enjoyable aspects of the entire reselling process. While every part of the business cycle is important, the hunt for new treasures ranks first in my mind in terms of fun. However, this part also carries with it some inherent risk. Nothing feels more distressing than finding that absolutely gorgeous piece, only to discover a flaw (hopefully before it has been bought) that makes it unsellable.
After chatting with my buddy on instagram (@kimfortworthfinds) about excel and my love for spreadsheets, she was kind enough to suggest I give an update on how I track my inventory and sales! I’m releasing a few of my favorite spreadsheets to download and hope they’ll be of much help — especially after explaining them a bit more via this blog!
I’ll be explaining one sheet each day, so as to not overwhelm anyone, but releasing them all today for ease for those who pick it up quickly and want to keep moving with the spreadsheets. Let’s get started!
If you work from home, you probably are either surrounded by your business or you’ve lucked into a dedicated space for your office and/or inventory. Recently, my husband and I made the bold choice to give up the master bedroom to transform it into my work area. We now have a loft style living area and are enjoying the changes. After sharing my photos of the space on Instagram as I settled in, I noticed some questions popping up about how I put it together. I’d love to share how I made my office space feel like a strong space to work hard and yet feel homey and comfortable too.
Recently, I had a good friend check in and ask about how to make her first Poshmark purchase + how to do so successfully. Poshmark is an online platform for buying and selling clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. A shopper can find items ranging from used to brand new with tags attached from the store, and get the opportunity to submit offers on items they’d like to purchase. I was thrilled to hear my friend wanted to become a posher because it’s so wonderful seeing people join the poshmark community as a buyer or a seller — but it made me realize a guide might be handy for more than just my friend! So here we go — let’s talk how to make your first poshmark purchase without troubles.