Monday, April 21, 2014

eBay Collections

I've recently started to sell on eBay. It's currently a small collection of mid to high end items from my closet or that I have found while thrifting. Everything is in very good to like new condition at great prices.

While I have been working on this "shop" I have seen a lot of amazing deals. As many of you know I'm really into fashion and I'm a sucker for a deal on high fashion item. My personal shopping philosophy is to buy what you can afford. While right now I may not be able to afford to buy designer I can buy designer on eBay. I think mixing well made, high-end items and one of a kind vintage statement pieces creates a dynamic wardrobe.

It's a lot like the thrift store in that you never know what you're going to find but, better because it involves a search engine instead of looking through endless racks. Also, if you know what you want you can favorite a search set up so that if that item gets listed you're notified.

I favorite searches for designers and things that I like and check my feed often. Since, I'm already on eBay looking at pricing and researching the market I have started to really add to my "Collections". "Collections" is where you save and organize eBay listings that you like. I've started with just a few categories but, my lists grow by the day. Some of the items you'll see the most in my Collections are designer shoes (especial Prada), designer clothes, designer accessories (especially purses), J. Crew (one of my favorite retailers) and, great vintage finds.

Check out my profile here. I would love to share, so follow so you don't miss any of the great things at great prices!

Have an amazing day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Getting Real with our Closets

Sometimes we have to "get real" with our closets. I'm not just talking to the ladies out there, gentlemen. Everyone, once a season needs to go through their stuff and look at what you're working with. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and I'm changing over to sandals. I drag out the "boot wearing season" every year because they're one of my favorite things. However, the time has come to say fair well to those gold studded ankle booties, those Ralph Lauren ridding boots, and those new brown lace-ups.

Okay, now down to the dirty stuff. I can't allow myself to fall into my Grandmother's path of being a semi-hoarder. I try and always keep what works and put the rest back out into the universe. So, in times of wardrobe transition I take a hard look at the things that I'm transitioning in and store the things that I'm taking out. This way I can evaluate if an item works in my current closet. Also, going through only half of your stuff is a little less daunting.

Most importantly, I keep it real. Do I wear it, does it fit, do I love it, and does it work with what I currently have. Yes, I know we have heard it all before but, you must above all be firm and strict with these answers.  Don't dream up "events" that will suddenly make this shift dress relevant. Just face the fact that it's kind of itchy.

Lastly, feel good about putting your things back out there. Don't dwell on the lose. Think of the person who will end up with your Ninja Turtle shirt from 10th grade. It will get to live a new life with someone who loves it. I know I'm sounding a bit dramatic but, if you didn't have feelings for the item then it would have already left your life.

Well, Happy Spring (and spring cleaning)! I hope this blog was the kick in the pants to some of you needed.

My cherished shoe shelf.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Morning Yearning

This morning is pretty perfect. I'm relaxing in my sun filled loft listening to Ben Harper's "Both Sides of the Gun" Disk 3 and working on my Etsy site.

[I'm also pretty excited because I feel that this album has a couple of Karaoke options for me and that's pretty important in our circle of friends. You can only sing "Hotel California" so many times so I've needed a new one.]

Anyway, I just wanted to share some of my Morning tranquility. I'm thankful for my home, my art, the two men and puppy boys napping in the other rooms and my lovely life.

Here's a photo of the lovely windows that I sit and work in front of.

I'm pretty excited to get some new stuff up on my Etsy store so please go take a look. 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Poem of Wellness

As some of you may know I've had Kidney stone problems for the last two and a half weeks. It's been a really hard time for me and my family and I'm so thankful to get back to normal. I decided to start writing poetry again (a lost passion of mine) so I wrote this called "Poem of Wellness". I'm rusty so don't judge me too harshly ;)

Poem of Wellness

I can still see the marks of trauma written on my body. The bruises at the bend of my arm, the purple x mark on my stomach. The pain I felt is still fresh in my mind and, my body hasn't fully recovered.

Sometimes, our bodies cry out for us to slow down, to take care of them. I'll heed those signs next time though and, take my health more seriously. I vow to nurture you more with water and exercise. To listen to you when you say that I'm tired. To cherish and love you everyday of my life.

Your strength got me through the pain.  Courage came when I needed it. Resilience has shown in this time while I heal.

Thank you, my friend, companion of my soul. Thank you, for showing me health can be fragile but, also restored.

Monday, April 7, 2014

New art on Etsy

I have so many new pieces that I need to get up on Etsy that it's exciting! I started with a couple new listings last night and I'll be posting through out the week. This piece is one of my favorite illustrations that I just put up.

Kaceesix Etsy shop

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Design for "Our Deer Little Shop"

I've finished the design that will hang in "Our Deer Little Shop" (our booth in The Queen of Hearts antiques in Marietta). My Mom decided on the vintage deer and she almost cried when she saw it so I'd call it a success! We're also going to use it to create our logo and other branding materials which is pretty exciting.