Eccentric Glamour Link-Up: Carousel of Color

Hopelessly delayed, I bring you this month’s Eccentric Glamour link-up. In the back of my closet I found this cashmere light pink V-neck, and really went beserk pairing it up. In St. Augustine, there is a carousel at the intersection before you turn towards old town or take the bridge to Villano Beach. The carousel runs almost all day every day and is only a dollar per ride. I think it’s kind of a fixture of the city, and was happy I could pay homage to it with this rather carnival-esque outfit. DSC_0613




DSC_0612Outfit Details: Hat: Vintage (England largesse) | Sunglasses: posh find! | Top: Kohls | Kimono Wrap: Rachel Zoe | Vest: Express Design Studio | Pants: Creatures of the Wind | Shoes: Chloe | Bag: Loeffler Randall | Bracelets: Moroccan Souk find 😉

Due to the state of my wifi (and the relatively small feedback anyway), please share a link to your link up in the comments below- and I’ll try to get an in-linkz in the next day or so.

Beach Bag Essentials (More or Less)


Right in time for nautical week, eco-friendly lingerie brand Naja asked me if I’d like to join some other bloggers and share my beach bag essentials. I’m pretty terrible about the thinking ahead that is involved to pack a beach bag (or even a bag in general), and more often find myself frantically running, arms over chest, up to the house where I drip all over the deck before someone takes pity on me and brings me a towel. But I suppose if I was travelling (or took an unexpected trip to the Azores– it’s a long story), this is pretty much what my beach bag would look like:


1. Beach Hat (Panama, floppy, boater? get in my bag.)
2. Passport (although don’t leave this unattended if you go in the water… or in general!)
3. Sunglasses
4. Binoculars (For boys or birds? It’s a tough call.)
5. Book (This list is in no particular order, or this would be at the top- especially a good vintage Penguin edition 6. Watch (or phone to keep time)
7. Shells and or Sharks teeth (though I’m more likely to find these for the bag home…)
8. Linen/cotton/gauzy Scarf (mostly to blow in the wind while you walk)
9. Cool drink (Perrier, every day.)
10. (not pictured) Kite (When is a better time? With better wind?)
11. (not in bag and probably won’t fit) Umbrella!
12. Towel

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Outfit Details: Umbrella: Vintage | Boater Hat: Vintage | Dress: Derek Lam | Belt: Vintage | Shoes: Union Bay | Watch: Posh find! | Earrings: Thrifted | Sunglasses: Target | Scarf: Liberty London | Bag: Fossil | Passport Case: J. Crew Factory | Binoculars: Estate sale find for 50 cents!



I hear the ocean… but I don’t think it’s this shell…

While I personally haven’t had the chance to try any of Naja’s products yet, they are super sassy, and you can find out more about them here. They offer uniquely designed underwear, as well as an eco-friendly bra and swimwear line, which is made with fabric from recycled plastic bottles. So it could be the perfect find for those looking to lessen their eco-footprint. I like this suit, named Faye. Regardless of the reason why, it reminds me of Faye Dunaway (or Bonnie of the Bonnie and Clyde movie duo). Tres chic, non? 0KLudohDT1a43EVXDgee_faye_20navy_20swim_20front_large

Poshmark: An Introduction, A Celebration.

Today signals a most momentous occasion for me. To be precise, my 1,000th follower on my FAVORITE clothes selling app. It’s called Poshmark.


It’s a totally free app that allows you to list the outliers of your closet to a larger audience. It’s like a huge antique mall, only with lots of designer clothes, or ebay but with the option to bargain with all the venders. There is tons of stuff on here, and great clothes at affordable prices. For Christmas, I treated myself to a Burberry London dress for $65, including shipping! Though this was a great deal, PM still allows you to sometimes make a little more from your clothes than you could from other vendors, since you have so much control over your costs and the only price of listing is your time. Poshmark gets 20% of any sell and keeps the shipping costs ($7 for under $25 purchase and $5 for 25+), but sends you a priority mail label for a 2 lb. parcel.


This is my closet! You can see where the name of this blog originated…. You can sign in through facebook or on your own. At the top you can see some basic information. Lots of sellers put their closet rules (no trades, no paypal, prices negotiable, etc).


Additionally your followers/ those you are following are displayed. This is pretty self explanatory followers show up in your feed. follow closets you like by pressing the follow button.

Bottom toolbar: The five icons on the bottom toolbar are essentially map around Posh. They include:

  • your feed (anything your followers/ you share)


  • parties (information and access for future and previous parties)
  • SELL (my fave! the hookup to building your closet- just take a few pictures write a brief description and go!)
  • News (anytime someone shares, likes, or comments on your items it shows up here with a number to tell you how many new notifications you have)


  • Account information (this links you to your closet, orders, account, balance, etc.)

A Quick Guide:


Parties- happen 3x a day (12am (brand names), 3pm (specific type of clothing), 10pm (themed chaos) eastern time) This is a great way to get your clothes out, but **tip** wait until the last three minutes (or specifically last seconds) to list so that when people view the party later, they will scroll through seeing the things added latest


Likes- so cool in this app! When you like something in this app, it is collected in one central location so you can scroll through later at your convenience (when the budget is more amenable). When people like your stuff its super exciting, though it is acceptable to thank people for their likes and/ or ask if they are interested, etc, it is also SUPER ANNOYING to receive the message.

Shares- sharing people’s stuff is a great way to kill time, explore new closets and gain followers. It is polite to return a share. **Tip** find people who like articles that are similar to the ones in your closet, share their stuff and then hopefully they will come to your closet and see something they like. Sharing is one of the quickest ways to gain exposure, and ergo followers.

Online v. mobile- Searching Poshmark online is. not. fun. The mobile app has wayyyy better filtering options that aren’t accessible online. However, online is good when you want to see on a bigger screen and share things more quickly. I haven’t experienced PM on an ipad yet…


  • PM- Poshmark!!
  • HP- host pick- this means that the host of a party picked an item to be in their top picks, it’s kind of a PM honor.
  • PP- paypal. not allowed given poshmark rules, but some people still try since it gets rid of the 20% costs and shipping fees. When people ask for email addresses, this is a kind of code for these transactions.
  • Trade- again, not supported by Poshmark, but both parties can agree to pay shipping, and as they say: on man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
  • Bundle- if you like more than one thing from a person, you may ask them to bundle your items so that you only have to pay one shipping cost. People will often bundle at a discount so this is a good way to get more for less.
  • Reserving/ holding- you can’t do this officially through PM, but you can work out a deal with a seller to “hold” or reserve something for you until you get that next paycheck. They will generally just move the price up to make it inaccesable to other purchasers.

Signing Up!

If you are interested in signing up and have any questions be sure to comment. This app isn’t for everyone, but I find it to be a very good way to showcase the stuff I don’t want and sell it at a more marketable price. If you are interested in signing up, when you get to the opening page it will ask you if you were refered by anyone. If you put in a referal code, you and the referer both get a 5 dollar balance. It’s good for paying shipping on an item. My referral code is HWVMY – but if you have a friend on PM, it may be more to your social benefit to ask them theres.

If you do end up signing up, as we say on the app, Happy Poshing!