Recent Poshmark Sales & Scores

My husband I were recently talking about shopping and I said that if I had to pick the top three stores where I get my clothing at this point, it would be: the thrift store, Nordstrom Rack or Anthropologie. But then when I started thinking about it, I replaced Anthro with Poshmark. The first place I look is ALWAYS Poshmark and I’ve given lots of secondhand items a new life in my closet. Of course, I’ve also sold my own items too… just to keep the balance.

Throughout the year, I add items to my Poshmark closet as I do little cleanouts here and there. If I no longer love an item, it gets ruthlessly purged (either to my Poshmark closet or to a donation bag). Also, as Jack outgrows clothing and shoes if the items are still in good condition I go ahead and post them too.

Sold on Poshmark:

Here is what has sold from my closet since the start of 2022:

  • Marni dress, $65
  • Eileen Fisher sweater, $20
  • Kid’s Super Mario sweatshirt, $9
  • Loft dress, $15
  • Frank & Eileen blouse, $30
  • Eileen Fisher zip tunic, $22
  • Levi’s pull-on skinny jeans, $14
  • Swedish Hasbeen clogs, $60
  • Kid’s tie dye Rothy’s, $18
  • Rothy’s spotted loafers, $100
  • Leota dress, $22
  • Eileen Fisher boatneck sweater, $19
  • J.Crew shirt, $15
  • Frye sneakers, $34

My total of sales was $443 before Poshmark fees (20%).

The tie dye Rothy’s and Super Mario sweatshirt were outgrown from Jack’s closet. The clogs and sneakers both ended up being super uncomfortable for me, so I sold them. As for the rest, it was loved, worn and then sent back into the world.

Purchased on Poshmark:

Of course, I have also purchased items on Poshmark. I actually just leave my sold balance in my account and use it for my purchases… so it’s kind of like ‘free money’.

  • Vintage Embroidered Denim Jacket, $60
  • Zara rainbow stripe skirt, $20
  • Cloth & Stone tie top, $28
  • 2 Kantha Vintage scarves, $25 (used here)
  • Eileen Fisher sweater, $35
  • Anthropologie Polka dot midi skirt, $76
  • Anthropologie beaded tulle skirt, $90
  • Alexis x Target shirtdress in black and white, $60
  • Alexis x Target shirtdress in blue, $40
  • Anthropologie embroidered cardigan, $15

My total for 2022 so far: $449

Without fees, I’d pretty much be breaking even. As it is, I love giving secondhand items a new home. I especially love finding beautiful items at a small percentage of their original price. For example, the Anthropologie beaded tulle skirt that I picked up for $90 was new with the tags on it for $330. The Eileen Fisher sweater I bought for $35 still had the tags on it for $168.

Also, in looking at my Poshmark purchases on the photo grid — it would make a really cute capsule collection!

Here are some of my Poshmark scores in action over the last few months:

If you’ve been thinking about trying Poshmark, you can use my special invite code to open an account and get $5 off your first order. Just use: POCKETFULOFJOUL And here is a direct link to my closet: https://poshmark.com/closet/pocketfulofjoul. Feel free to make an offer on something if you love it!

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Antiquing Fun

I had a surprise open weekend day the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, so I decided to grab my friend and do a little antiquing in Deale, Maryland. We LOVE shopping in Deale because there is such a fun variety of antiques, consignment stores, and local artist shops. On this trip, I actually had a few things I was looking for, but when it comes to this type of shopping… you just have to trust that the right items will find you.

Here are the treasures I found:

Linda Lloyd Etchings, $28 each

I initially pointed out the chipmunk etching to my friend, because her boyfriend has a pet squirrel. But then, when I was doing a second loop of the store, I saw the bird etching by the same artist.

The artist, Linda Lloyd, was famous for her wildlife etchings and from the research I did, I’m guessing these are from the mid 70’s. The bird is 95/100 and the squirrel is a one-of-a-kind artist proof. I love them both and they will be perfect in our living room once I put it back together. The chipmunk has a crack in the corner of the glass, so I’m thinking of changing out the frames to something a bit more gold and gilded. I’ll keep you posted on where they end up!

Hamilton Letterpress Drawer, $21

I love this little letterpress drawer with all the fun sized little spaces. If you tilt it on its side, there are even handwritten letters on each spot that shows which letter lived where.

One of my loves is typography and graphic design, so this find was a perfect fit for me. I’m thinking I will hang it up and put little stuff on display – perhaps a mix of small gemstones, lego people, whatever else catches my eye.  Fun fact: there is actually a Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Wisconsin and I would totally go if I lived closer.

Original Oil Paintings by Glenn Stewart, $25 each

I’ve purchased a small oil painting by Glenn Stewart in the past and I love his little creations. He paints up a storm and then drops a stack of canvases off at a local art studio. I went through his latest pieces and found these two, which I love.

I’m not entirely sure where they will end up in my house yet, or if I’ll leave them unframed or mat and frame them. All I know is if I see affordable, original art that I love… I’m going to buy it and add it to my collection.

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Master Bathroom: Demo Day & Progress

We are FIRMLY in the ‘it gets worse before it gets better’ stage of our renovation project. The stage where there is a light dusting of drywall dust all over the house, everything is a mess and things are displaced into weird rooms.

You know, this stage:

As I mentioned in my planning post (Master Bathroom Planning: The Before), we knew this project was going to snowball. In order to turn our spare room into a master bathroom and walk-in closet, it was going to impact not only that room but our bedroom, living room, kitchen and current master bathroom.

We started with Demo Day on Sunday, April 24th. My dad, Travis and I ripped out 3 walls of drywall, the carpet and ceiling fan in the room that will become the master bathroom. We also ripped open the wall and part of the ceiling in the living room/kitchen to make way for plumbing and heating.

And yes, I yelled out DEMO DAY before ripping down a wall with my bare hands. As you do.

Here are some pictures from that first day:

Bathroom side:

Living Room:

Then, the following Friday, my dad and his helper framed in the new space and put the shower stuff where it will go in.

Last week, things got a bit more interesting. And messy.

On Thursday, my dad and his helper did more framing, added some drywall, moved around some electrical outlets/switches and started working on the shower situation. Then, on Saturday, my dad took down the drywall between the new master bathroom and our bedroom and re-framed and drywalled a new wall which made our bedroom 26” bigger.

The plumber did the first day of his 2-day job where he started running all the plumbing from the basement, through the living room and up to the new bathroom. This meant my dad had to take out MORE drywall in the living room, which resulted in a total mess. I left the house for the day, so Travis assisted my dad and according to him walked up and down the stairs a billion times.

Here is where we are now:

Same view as above of looking into the closet/bathroom:

Current status of the shower:

The view of my bedroom wall when I left the house on Sunday morning:

And the view when I got home (the black mat is where the door will be):

And my living room right now:

As I mentioned… A MESS. But a productive mess? This is exactly 2 weeks into the project and I think this is as bad as it’s going to get before it starts getting better. Or, at least that’s what I’m telling myself.

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