How I made $1,000 from Cleaning out my Closet

$1,000. You heard right! I had no idea I had made that much money in a few short months by cleaning out my closet but I recently looked at my total sales so far and it was a little over $1,000! I couldn’t believe it! And it honestly couldn’t have been easier! So how did I make $1,000?? PoshMark! Poshmark is the easiest way to sell your gently used clothes! Selling your items can be done in minutes on your phone using the Poshmark app! Unlike ebay and other companies, they pay for the shipping! That was my biggest reason for trying out Poshmark. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost money on ebay from the shipping! When an item sells on Poshmark they simply email you a label and you use a free usps box (you order these boxes online and they come to your door..for freee!) and then simply package up your sold items and stick them in the mailbox! It is that simple!

A Few Tips:

Order these and these free boxes (These sizes fit perfectly in my mailbox, this way I don’t have to go to the Post Office)

Price everything fairly, items that are priced too high will not get you sales. Yes you may have paid $50 for that sweater but now its worth about $10. I would rather sell lots of clothing for cheap and get PAID rather than having it all sit in my closet still.

Take good quality pictures that really show the clothing for what it is, do not ever try to deceive your buyers because you want to build a trustworthy relationship with them

Offer a discount bundle (I offer 15% off when you buy 2 or more items)

Have a printer at home

Get fun colored or printed tissue paper to wrap up your clothes in

Include a thank note

Send everything that sells ASAP! The quicker you send an item the quicker you get $$$

Use my code ” JWCKK ” when signing up for the Poshmark app & you will automatically have a $5 credit! Wish I had this code when I signed up!

Be sure to check my personal Poshmark account because I am adding new items daily and still have so much more to list! My username is @alexaelizabeth

Happy Poshing!!

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(Thinking about listing this dress + scarf!)

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The Cozy Gift Guide

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This is by far my most favorite gift guide yet! I am the definition of a homebody! I love nothing more than being cozied up at home! I love to wear fluffy socks, having an afternoon cup of hot tea in a cozy mug, & wrapped up in a furry throw! And for Copper to be curled up next to me which is currently doing as I type this! Oh the puppy snuggles are just the best! I hope you enjoy this gift guide and let me know if there are any more gift guides you would like to see!

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Stocking Stuffers Under $50

 

All of these cute items are my favorite ideas for stocking stuffers! I LOVE makeup! What girl doesn’t?! And I am always watching makeup tutorials, so makeup is the best gift ever in my book! I linked all of the makeup I use + the colors that I use! I am also a huge coffee drinker! Love me some coffee! So of course I want coffee mugs!(Even though my hubby might have a mini heart attack if I get one more mug!) But I say the more the merrier when it comes to mugs because they just bring so much joy in the mornings! I linked a few adorable mugs above! I also love anything cozy! Especially cozy/fuzzy socks and I found these and these that are 3 pairs for $18! SCORE! Cozy scarves ($10) also make amazing Christmas gifts! Also I love any kind of yummy smelling body washes and hand soaps! My favorite ones are from Ulta which are buy 2 get 2 free right now! So many good deals going on right now!

You can’t forget Christmas pajamas! I linked a few adorable pairs above, But my all time favorite pj’s are from Victoria’s Secret. And right now all of the MOST LOVED Pajama sets are $39.50!! Score! Shop HERE! You can’t go wrong with any of them! I do love these!

Happy Shopping!

 

 

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CYBER MONDAY SALES!!

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Happy Cyber Monday!
Here are the best sales going on RIGHT NOW!
Enjoy!! Happy Shopping!!
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Round up of best cyber Monday Boots here:
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Okay here are some store roundups:

Nordstrom

No Code Needed!

 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping

Up to 25% Off Everything (includes sale items) // Code: GOBIG16

30% Off $250 (including sale items) // Code: THANKS

 

 40% Off Entire Purchase // Code: HOLIDAY

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GAP

50% Off Everything // Code: CYBMON

 

LOFT

50% off everything with code CYBERMONDAY

Banana Republic

50% Off entire site!

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Shop The Mint // Christmas in Pinehurst

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shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

shop the mint// christmas in pinehurst

Outfit Details: Slouchy Top(under $25!!),  Jeans(these are a must have!) , Scarf (similar here), Vince Camuto Boots (similar here)

If you guys have never heard of Shop the Mint, you are in for a real treat! They have the cutest clothing and have great price points! I am in love with these slouchy tops! I also have one in olive! I basically live in them, if you follow me on snapchat you will see me running around town in them all the time. Thanks to Shop the Mint, I can give my readers a special discount on them! You can shop them for HALF OFF through this link! Trust me, order them while you can at this special price! I need to order more colors because two is just not enough!

Also I just love living in such a small town that goes all out for Christmas. Last weekend we had the festival of trees and it was so gorgeous with over 100 different themed trees, so naturally the next day we had to put our tree up! I just love waking up to a decorated Christmas tree. Can’t wait to share more details on our tree and other Christmas decor! Make sure you are checking out my Christmas Wish List page regularly and looking out for my Christmas gift guides!

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SHOP THE POST HERE:

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Mad for Plaid // Pottery Barn Edition

 

I don’t know about you guys but one of our most favorite places to go for Christmas decor + shopping is Pottery Barn! I just LOVE the coziness of the faux fur throws, the rustic decor + the overall feel of the store. I wish my whole house could be decked out in PB for Christmas! We slowly adding more & more each year to our PB Christmas collection! This year we are focusing more on PLAID + a cabin in the woods rustic feel for our Christmas decor! I thought what better way to kick off my first Christmas Gift Guide than what we are using for our own Christmas decor and shopping! Enjoy clicking through all the plaid madness & keep checking back daily for Christmas shopping tips & ideas!

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PS- If you haven’t already, make sure you go to my Instagram page to enter to win one of my favorite blanket scarves! I will be announcing the winner tonight at 9pm est!

Follow me, Like the picture and tag 3 friends on the picture below, found on my Instagram Page and you will be entered into the drawing!! GOOD LUCK!!!!

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Nordstrom Fall Sale // Up to 40% OFF!!

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Pictured above are these Sam Edelman Lace Up Pumps (now under $100!!) that I ordered from the sale! Now I’m dying for them in every color!

The Fall Sale is here!! Just in time for the colder weather here in NC! There are so many good picks on sale and I wanted to share all of my fall favorites! The sale goes off November 13th so hurry! This is an awesome pre Black Friday + Cyber Monday sale!!

Here are my Bootie Picks:


Here are my favorite over the knee boots:


Here are my favorite laceup flats + pumps:

Happy Monday and Happy Shopping Friends!!

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Finding the Perfect Winter White Sweater!

I don’t know about you, but when I think about winter weather, I think “winter whites”!  I love wearing a white sweater in the fall + winter! There is something just stunning about wearing a  pair of jeans, riding boots and a chunky white knit sweater! Throw on some bright red lipstick and you have a perfectly put together outfit with ease! I have rounded up my top white winter knits! Enjoy!

Happy Shopping!! Have a wonderful weekend friends!!

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My Top 3 Tips For Beginner Bloggers // Tartan Poncho Scarf

Tartan Poncho Scarf

Tartan Poncho Scarf

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Tartan Poncho Scarf

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Tartan Poncho Scarf

Outfit Details: Tartan Poncho Blanket Scarf (only $35 so hurry!!) // Cooper +Baileys Freshly Baked Sweater // Booties // Jeans // Hat (similar)

Before I go into my blogging advice I have to brag about this poncho from Cooper and Baileys! I love that its a two for one! It can be a blanket scarf AND a poncho…oh and the best part..it has POCKETS! So cute! I went shopping on Saturday and Meghan(C+B owner) told me about this poncho that I would love.  I immediately tried it on over my clothes and one second later a lady who was shopping in the store saw it and said, “Where is that poncho in the store?! I need it!” and bought the first one  before they were even out on the floor! So hurry and order yours before they are all gone! I am in love this boutique! I have been shopping here for a few years and have always loved everything they carry! Seriously ladies, you need to be following Cooper and Baileys, they are always getting in new trendy clothing!

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1. JUST DO IT! Have you ever dreamed about starting a fashion blog?! DO IT! I have always wanted to do a lifestyle blog but have been too nervous to start. What would people think? What if I fail? But it comes a time in life where you need to get “comfortable with being uncomfortable!” -words of wisdom from my Dad who told me to not worry about what others thought and pursue my dreams! My biggest advice, is just start today even if you are not ready, START! Blogs do not need to be professional right away, wait until you are “big time” to pay someone to vamp up your blog.

2. Choose your blog name! This can be time-consuming  + lots of brainstorming, but it needs to be perfect because you are more than likely stuck with this name! You want your blog name to be simple, creative and memorable. I knew I wanted to do a lifestyle blog that way I could talk about everything in my life from cooking, workouts, travel, beauty, shopping, you know all the things that make me, me! I loved the way “Lifestyles With Lex” sounded & “Lex” is what my close friends and family call me. I had an instant connection with my blog name. Choose something that lets people know what kind of blog it is without them even having to look at your blog.

3. Do get a designated photographer!  I would get your significant other or a close family member to take your pictures!  There is nothing wrong with even using an iPhone when you start out. But I wanted to have professional pictures for my blog and Instagram because it is way more appealing and I am all in when it comes to blogging. I know buying a DSLR camera can be so overwhelming and don’t even get me started on finding the perfect lens! But do your research and you can find good deals on Amazon!

Okay there is my advice for starting a blog! I hope guys have enjoyed this post! Let me know if I you would like to know more blogging tips or behind the scenes information in future post!

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