How To Clean Your Closet and Make Money with Poshmark and Mercari

Written by Aysha Chaudhry

As the New Year approaches, a lot of us are tempted to re-vamp things in our life that we’ve grown tired of. That may include our beauty routine, our exercise regimen, and even our wardrobe. However, it can be difficult when our wallets are tight, especially right after all of the spending that comes with the holidays.

A great way to make some spare money and to free up space in your closet simulateneously is to use a re-sale app like Poshmark or Mercari. These apps allow you to buy and sell gently-used clothing for great prices. So those high heels you bought for last year’s holiday party and haven’t worn since? Sell ‘em.

A tip for getting the best bang for your buck: While the buyer pays for shipping, you are responsible for extra costs for the shipping materials, etc. If you are planning on selling a lot of items, consider buying silver shipping bags in bulk (Amazon has some great options) so that you aren’t paying so much when you get to the post office.

10 Fashion Hacks For The Busy Lady

Written by Samantha Skinner

If you’re busy all the time and you perhaps have had a fashion malfunction or just want to seem like your life is put together a bit more than it is then you will need to find some fashion hacks that can help boost your confidence and perhaps your wardrobe a bit. Here are some of the most used (and loved!) fashion hacks out there for the busy lady…

Vaseline will get a stuck zipper unstuck. You just have to rub a bit on the zipper and voila! you have unstuck it when it glides effortlessly.

Warm water and vinegar are able to effortlessly remove water and other stains that are commonly found on leather.

Moleskin can be found useful when the underwire of your bra is sticking out and becoming too painful to deal with. No worries! You now do not have to throw out the bra!

Baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and warm water mixed together can help remove yellow staining on shirts that might have been left behind from deodorant or sweat.

Use a piece of fashion tape to keep a lapel down and not flapping around, though we do admire that Michael Jackson look.

Delicate sweaters can stay in the best shape possible when you wash them with baby shampoo instead of detergent.

When packing your coat or jacket, reduce the chances of wrinkles happening by turning it inside out and then folding and packing it.

Run deodorant over the soles of your feet to stop them from blistering in shoes that might rub or seem too small.

Use a safety pin to thread a string in a hoodie or other jacket that has come undone and out of the shirt entirely.

Spray lemon juice on whites before you wash them to keep them looking white and to remove any stains that might have happened during the time they were worn.

Whether you’re looking for a way to fix something, prevent something or just keep clothes looking their best, these hacks can provide you with a little bit of everything. No women has to worry about replacing clothes because they were unable to get the memo on how to keep them white or sharp.

Be a busy lady doing what you do best but never sacrifice your fashion sense when it comes to grabbing some fashion tips that are going to help keep you looking sharp – always!

Tips For Getting Holiday Fashion for Less

Written by Samantha Skinner

If you’re looking to look good this holiday season but not spend too much to buy something you’re only going to wear once, then check out some of these ideas to help you get in the holiday mood.

Not only can you find some of the cutest holiday wear out there for less, but you can also wear some of these pieces again and again once you find them. Think cold weather apparel and not necessarily ugly-Christmas-sweater, because no one wears that past the Christmas party.

Check Out Online Outlets
These are great for finding fashions for less. Not only that, but they also provide coupon codes and other essentials that are going to save you even more cash when it comes to purchasing the perfect outfit. Consider the type of clothing item you’re looking for though, because if you want something extremely holiday-like then you may have to search ahead of the holiday hustle and bustle.

Shop Right After the Holidays
Planning ahead for the next holiday season is a great idea. While some might not want to do this because they may gain or lose weight, if you have a pretty constant weight then going to the clearance rack since the holidays are over gives you nothing to lose. With some unbeatable prices, you want to be prepared.

Mix and Match in Your Current Closet
If you have black pants and a red shirt, then you can rock those for the holiday season. You don’t have to purchase something specifically for the holidays when they come up. Being creative with your own wardrobe can help you mix and match and plan for any holiday that might come up. Plus, this is a great way to clean out the closet, as well.

Consider Borrowing
If your friend has it, you should have it too. This is a sharing is caring program and you want to make sure that you both are getting the most use out of the closet full of clothes that you both have. Just ask your friend to borrow some of her holiday-related attire and you can rock it for this holiday season.

Of course, if you want something that is going to pop out a bit more, then splurge and buy something that you actually want and love. There is nothing wrong with spending a little bit more money on something to treat yourself during the holidays. It is the season for giving, so give yourself the gift of a great wardrobe!

Happy holidays!

Our Favorite 90s Fashion Brands Are Back and Better Than Ever

Written By Aysha Chaudhry

2017 has definitely been the year of 90s nostalgia, and all of our favorite 90s brands are back in style. Time to dig through our parents’ closets and dust off those old vintage sneakers, crew neck sweaters and high waisted jeans.

1. Champion – The low-cost athletic wear company owned by Hanesbrands has been huge strides over its days at Wal-Mart. After being worn on a number of celebrities, Champion can now be found at stores like Urban Outfitters and in high-end designer capsules. Champion is the epitome of “the 90s are back.”

2. Tommy Hilfiger– A huge staple of the hip-hop community back in the 90s and maybe most notably worn by Aaliyah, this young brand is back on its way to the top. Thanks to collaborations with models like Gigi Hadid, Tommy Hilfiger is in front of today’s millennial and teen audiences.

3. FILA – Dubbed “Forever I Love Atlanta” by our favorite Southern city, the coolness factor of this athletic brand has been down for some time now. With the revival of the 90s nostalgia, it makes sense that influencers like Kourtney Kardashian and A$AP Rocky are wearing the FILA logo once again.

Is The Fashion Industry Losing Diversity?

With a lot of diversity in the world, you would think that there would be more diversity in the fashion world? This is not the case! With so many people not being able to branch out on their own, it seems like the same trends are being used time and time again, with less and less designers being able to come up with something unique and fresh for the seasons ahead.

While CreationZ from a Dove is throwing out those fresh styles each and every season, you don’t see this from other designers out there. Some of them are just not putting out what they used too, which is disappointing a lot of their fans in the process.


Here are some of the more popular brands that seem to be having a problem in this department as the times change and they do not know what to throw out there.

Dolce & Gabbana

Though they’re known for some of the most eclectic styles out there, they might not be screaming what you want them to be screaming. Once a powerhouse of true fashion, bright colors and great accessories, now they are taking on a more somber look, which is unbecoming of them. Even if the times call for this, in their true fashion, they need to continue to be a trend setter in the world of fashion. This is letting down many fans of theirs.


Louis Vuitton

In the world of handbags and luxury accessories, this is where you’re going to find good ol’ Louie hanging out. With many accessories, it is no wonder that he would come out with a new watch but what does this mean for the fashion world? Much like a bat cave right on your wrist, is this something that means that the company is turning more towards technology, rather than the other items that he once was producing? This is something that so many people are wondering, as they want to know where they can get their luxury bags.


Of course, there are so many others that are looking to branch out in the fashion industry, including adding more technology and going with a different look. Being a designer in this day and age brings on a lot of not only competition, but also the ability to adapt to the changing market and world ahead.


As for so many out there wondering why the need for change?

This is simply because of the change in people’s attitudes towards fashion. When someone says they like something, the designers are constantly listening and working on something that is going to make it big within the world. It has to be a design that everyone wants to wear and purchase. Do to this, each of the designers has to be prepared to think up new designs all the time.


This just seems exhausting to many of us, but for now, we can only wait and see what the future holds for the designers out there and what they’re going to bring to the runway next.

Are We Just Recycling Old Trends and Making Them New Again?

Written by Samantha Skinner

When it comes to the trends we all know and love, many people do not think about where they came from. Sure, someone improved upon them for the times but were they once something that was in fashion and then went out of fashion, only to come back again?

With so many fashions being recycled, it is not tough to think about how they might have gone had they never been reused in the world today. They might have been forgotten. Also, who is to say that some of the previous fashions that we have not reused will not come back in the future?

Here is a glimpse inside some of the looks that have been redone throughout the years…

Bell Bottoms
Though we call them flares, they have made a comeback to the fashion world. They have graced many different runways and are currently something that you do not see all too often, as they have already ran their course through the past years.

Straight, Tight Pants
Mostly known now as skinny jeans, they’re a look at has made a comeback to the world today. For those in the 80’s, you know how difficult it was to get into the pants you wanted to wear and then zip them up, guys and girls alike, well these are now back in action and I am sure many people are jumping off of their home’s roofs to fit inside the jeans.

Natural Curls
Once we thought that the smooth, sleek look of hair was it for the decade, we were wrong. Natural, full bodied curls are now something to be proud of. Blow them out and wear them proud, the frizzier, the better according to the fashion industry. If you got ‘em, flaunt ‘em.

Top Knots
Once a big part of the 60’s the top knot was something that many women did. Now, it is a part of everyday life. When a girl wants to have that sleek, put together look but doesn’t have time to actually do her hair, throwing it up in a cute top knot works just the same, no matter what hair type you have.

The Cat Eye
Eyeliner that makes the eyes look more pointy at the ends of them are currently a big hit throughout the fashion scene. However, this came about mostly in the 50’s and was worn by many women during the time period. However, we can also thank the Egyptians for introducing us to it, as well since all of the pictures depict royalty having this look.

When it comes to recycled fashion in the world today, it is just what happens. Something goes out of style but down the road, years or even decades later, it will come back up again. What do you like to wear that comes from a different time period that is now a fashion hit in the world today? Of course, stay to your original style and you’ll be just fine!

3 Items in Your Closet You Should Never Toss

Written by Salina Jivani

Your wardrobe’s overflowing with a tsunami of clothes, scarves, shoes and apparel—in other words, you’re a typical woman. And sure, we all have to clean house when the latest fashion strikes (goodbye bell bottoms), but luckily, there are some constants in life—including in your closet. Here are three things you shouldn’t ever toss from your wardrobe, regardless of the latest trends.


Your comfiest pair of jeans

Denim can be so uncomfortable, until you break into them. And it takes a few months (and many washes) before your jeans feel truly comfortable on you. Luckily, jeans are also something that’ll never become a fad, so keep them clean and safely tucked away in your closet!

That collection of t-shirts

T-shirts are sooo comfy…and while you may have some that are a bit (out)dated, rest assured that there are still plenty of other uses for them, like throwing them on with a pair of jeans when you want to dress down, or wearing them to bed with some comfy boxer briefs. Worst case scenario? Lend them to your friends when they pop in for a sleepover (so just in case they don’t return them, you’re not left missing your favorite PJs!).


Things you want to hand down to your daughter (or anything else that holds sentimental value)

Your wedding gown, that ruby bracelet that’s been handed down for generations from your mom’s side or even that brooch that’s been a family heirloom—it goes without saying that anything you plan on passing on to your future daughter should be stored safely and thoughtfully (and hopefully not in your closet, if it’s a valuable).


Of course every woman’s got her own “forever” list, so if you really love that pair of something or another and just can’t seem to part with it, don’t! Keep it aside and likely, it’ll swing back in the fashion charts sooner or later.

The Story Behind Why You Shouldn’t Wear White After Labor Day

It’s the color of purity. Of angels. Of simplicity. It’s also a color that many fashionistas wouldn’t dare touch after that first Monday of September: white.

But what’s the story behind this faux pas?


It roots back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, or post Civil War era. Around this time, millionaires grew in number, but it wasn’t always easy to tell the people who had old money from those who were newly thrust into riches or gained their wealth through not so noble (or legal) means.


The respectable ultra-rich or high society women wanted to distinguish themselves from those who were new to money or whose millions weren’t obtained through reputable means. And they decided to do this through specific dress code rules that only they would know about, quickly setting them apart from everyone else in social gatherings.


One of the dress codes, for example, might have been to wear a certain sleeve length to an opera. Then anyone who showed up in an extravagant dress but didn’t have the right sleeve length wouldn’t be looked at twice.


The no wearing white after Labor Day rule is one of those rules that these women created to immediately distinguish themselves from the rest of the flock.

Sounds snobby, huh? Luckily, we live in a different era. And the no white after Labor Day rule is just a remnant of one of those century-old rules that women folk played by once upon a time.


So the next time someone tells you no white after Labor Day, you can confidently clear your throat, smile and tell them the 1800s are so over.

How to Build the Perfect Wardrobe for Work and Play

Written by Salina Jivani

Looking to have the perfect assortment of clothes for both the office and a day out with friends? You may think that means investing a bunch of money in a bevy of different tops and pants—one set for work and another for play. But you’re be wrong! Invest in a few key pieces of clothing and you’ll be set to sport them both in a business-casual setting at work and a laid-back hang-out scene with your best girl pals.


Printed Pants

Pants with prints are great for a casual day out or a business presentation. Just add a solid blouse for work, or a jazzy top with long necklaces for an evening out. It’s all about the way you wear it!


Loose blouses

Silk or flowy blouses are great and oh so comfortable! Wear them to work under a sophisticated scarf or blazer or remove the extra layers and wear the blouse solo when you’re entertaining friends or just meeting up at a local pub with your BFF.


Knee-length skirts

Skirts are the perfect companion to sexy heels and beautiful blouses alike. Luckily, they’re also perfect for casual and professional settings. Again, here, it’s all about what you wear it with. Add a work-appropriate blouse and modest shoes, and you’re all set to attend that team conference. Throw on some sexy heels and a daring top, and you’re ready to partaay!


Remember, for the right look, accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! It’s all about adorning yourself the right way for the right look!

5 Fashion Rules you Should Break This Instant

Written by Salina Jivani

Whoever said “Rules were made to be broken” was surely an icon straight out of the fashion industry. Because while we can’t speak to laws of the land, we can tell you that when it comes to clothes, breaking the rules can be a lot of fun, sending you into a crazy (and wild!) wardrobe adventure. Here are just a few of the old fashion taboos you should totally break this year. So go ahead—channel that inner diva and make your own statement by tossing these rules out the window. You never know; you might just end up making a bold fashion statement.

Don’t wear white after Labor Day

Borrinng! White is perhaps one of the sexiest colors on the planet—and it looks great on nearly everyone. Alluring and fresh, there’s just something about this color of purity that enhances your natural beauty. But remember to keep it appropriate before you starting yanking all the white out of your closet—the winter months are better suited for wool, cashmere, mohair and other warm fabrics. Reserve the linen and thin cottons for balmy, warm temperatures.

Don’t wear mixed prints

At one point, donning a floral print dress with zebra print clutch would have been so faux pas. But no more—we’re in 2017, baby! Mixing and matching prints is perceived as bold and zesty. If breaking the no-mixing-prints rule feels too daring for your comfort, start off easy by adding a leopard-print apparel or accessory to any color or pattern of print you’re sporting. Stripes? Leopard print. Polka dot? Leopard print. Once you have that down pat, it won’t be difficult to venture out into bolder mixing and matching possibilities.

Don’t wear silver and gold together

Scouring your wardrobe for the right color metal can be a drag—especially when you’re not “supposed to” mix and match. Luckily, you can completely scratch through that outdated rule this year. The trick here is to make the mixing appear natural, blended and deliberate, not tacky or haphazard. Try arranging the metals so they shift lightest to darkest or arrange them in a pattern: lighter ones on the outside, darker on the inside, or vice versa. Also consider arranging by widths (thinner on the inside, thicker on the outside or the other way around).

Don’t wear red to a wedding

Not sure why this crazy “rule” stuck around as long as it did, but contrary to thought, wearing red to someone’s wedding shouldn’t make feel like you’re guilty of a felony. Yes, red is sexy, but unless you’re trying to be sexier than the bride (which, let’s be honest, is just plain rude!), red is completely and totally acceptable. Just make sure you’re not flaunting it in the form of a skin-tight dress that appears glued to your every curve or in an outfit that’s sure to steal the limelight from the bride. In short, use some sense and decorum.

Don’t wear denim on denim

Ack. This one might seem like a doozy, but just hear us out before you completely skim past this one. Of course we’re not telling you to pair the exact same shade of denims on the top and bottom (even we have rules we never break!). The secret here is to select different washes of the material. For example, if you’re wearing a dark denim jacket, pair it with light/faded denim shorts. Try it out if you don’t believe us and you might surprise yourself!

And while you’re out there being a contraband and breaking all these age-old rules, make sure you don’t forget to trust your gut and keep it classy. Because while fashion gurus and experts are forever brimming with advice and tips, only you can decide what works for you and what doesn’t. After all, when you walk out that door to stop traffic, you’ll want to make sure you’re nothing short of fleek and street-ready in an ensemble you’re proud to flaunt.