Thursday, October 25, 2018

ThredUp & Poshmark. A Buyer + Seller's Review

ThredUp and Poshmark. 

You may or may not have heard of these apps before. They're online consignment stores where you can be both a buyer and a seller. Basically, they're like the new age eBay. There are lots of similar apps to Poshmark and ThredUp, but these two so happen to be my favorite and the ones that I use the most, so I'm going to give you all my honest review.

First and foremost, I need to write up a little bit of an apology to ThredUp. When I first ordered with this service I placed a $40 or $50 order (including tax nd shipping) of I believe three skirts and a sweater. All of which never arrived at my doorstep. I've never had a package go missing before, and since this was my first time  as a customer  with ThredUp, I assumed it was the company that failed to do its due diligence in shipping my package in a timely manner and making sure it was correctly distributed. I contacted my local post office to no avail because they insisted that my package was delivered when and where USPS tracking service said it was. I contacted ThredUp a few times and complained and they insisted that I contact the post office, which was the correct response, but seeing as it was my first time ordering from this company, it wasn't one that I was entirely satisfied with. After going back and forth with Thredup and the post office, ThredUp finally after a period of maybe 20 days reimbursed my $40 or $50 purchase. I never found out what happened to that package and the tracking continues to say that it was successfully delivered.

I have no true belief that it was taken from my doorstep because that has NEVER happened before (I ordered 4 other packages that arrived successfully around that same time), but I guess there's a first time for everything, and perhaps ThredUp wasn't at fault at all in this scenario. So to ThredUp I apologize if I was a bit rude and left a not-so-nice review on your company. So here's my real review.

ThredUp




My first unsuccessful order with Thredup was around Christmas time of 2017. After that it took me almost 3 months to order with the company again. I initially had deleted the app and said I was never going to try the service again, but I decided to give it a second chance due to the fact that there were so many name brand clothes on this app for such a low price.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Peanuts x Hallmark Snoopy Jack-o-Lantern Mug


How adorable is this Snoopy coffee mug that I swiped up at my part-time job!



It's a good thing I'm a strict classic Mickey Mouse/Steamboat Willie and Popeye collector or else I would never see my Hallmark paycheck. My store is overrun with such a plethora of Peanuts x Hallmark everyday and seasonal merchandise, that working there would be a collector's dream and their wallet's worst nightmare. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Life Of Li.Ree | What's In My Vintage Purse

Bonjour Mes Amoures!

Because I've recently decided to give my giant Vince Camuto purse a break and started toting around my (much smaller) vintage purse in its stead. A What's In My Bag...or rather What's In My Purse tag (since I'm trying to be lady-like) seemed to be fitting.

Currently I have been donning my vintage Wicker Koret clasps purse, black with metal gold detailing.


Life Of Li.Ree | Pinup Hair, Hot Rollers & Flexirods

Sault Dahlings!

A few years ago I composed a post describing how I curl my hair with flexirods. It was titled How to Achieve Marilyn Monroe Pin Curls with Flexi-Rods (verbal) if you're curious.



Although I still utilize flexirods and find them to be the most convenient hair safe/no heat way to curl my hair...I was finding that my damp brush method just wasn't working for me anymore.
For 1. Sometimes my thick (naturally curly) hair just wouldn't adhere to the flexirods, which led to
2. a frizzy mess

So after reading an article about Dita Von Teese, and her success with Hot Rollers, I decided to give them a go myself. Even though hot rollers are definitely considered a heat method for curls...hot rollers don't get anywhere near as hot as traditional curling irons, so there's no risk in frying or burning your hair. AND though the roller itself does get a little singe worthy, the roller is lined in velcro, so again, your hair doesn't come in contact with hot metal. Most hot rollers are usually held in place by heated ceramic clips or shells, that work together with the heated velcro rollers to give you loose curls full of body.    

Loose curls are fine and all, but I prefer 40's Pageboy hair myself...

Life Of Li.Ree | New Year, New Me?

Happy New Year Dahlings!

I wanted to get a handful of post out yesterday pertaining to New Years Eve, but I sleepily recorded a video the night before and spent yesterday editing it instead. Sooo... no New Years Eve post, but I do want to speak on something that just occurred this morning. A New Year's dream perhaps... 

Traditionally, during the coming weeks and days of the New Year it was common to transcribe New Years Goals/Resolutions. Both long term and short, New Years Resolutions were intended to outline the changes you wanted to make in life to really make this year feel anew. Good intentions, but we all know that often times...Life happens, causing many to leave these new life changing goals in the wind.

Then came the ever so savage social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. In the past years these networking sites have almost abolished and definitely jinxed the idea of New Year's goals. Hashtags such as #Newyearnewme would go around chanting New Years mantras, and would quickly be demolished by the negative blackhole that can be social media.

This Year I've seen few New Years goals going around amongst my friends and family. I suppose after being shattered time and time again...people just stop setting goals and believing.