3 Summer Styles // TOBI Haul

Feel like online shopping? Tobi has the trendiest summer staples for every type of fashionista. This online fashion boutique carries the cutest looks, and they add new items daily! If you haven't signed up for an account yet, do so here. You'll get 50% off your first order, go treat yourself! Summer's approaching fast so let's freshen up your current wardrobe with these three different styles.

Festival Spirit

Just because Coachella is over, doesn't mean you have to put your festival looks away. Live easy breezy by styling up a romper, like the olive one I have here. It's super easy to put on, and very flowy perfect for cool summer nights. It's surplice neckline give a playful and sexy vibe to a piece that's dainty. It has a super cute crochet detail on the edges of the sleeve. Pair with some suede ankle booties and a big rimmed hat and you'll be that festival babe once again!

Elegant Summer

For a more formal look, go out with a maxi dress some sort of metallic detail. This chiffon maxi dress is absolutely perfect; it's black, backless, and has this beautiful caged design with gold chains that drapes down your back side. It also has slits on the sides and a slip underneath. You'll be sure to turn some heads when you walk in. This summer, make a going out outfit effortless with one of the many maxi dresses in Tobi's catalogue.

Summer Adventurer

The easiest outfit to put together for a casual day out exploring is simply your favorite jeans, a flannel top (just incase it gets chilly), and a plain crop top. It's a sunny afternoon out, so go out and show some skin! This black crop top has silver closure clasps along the front, a super edgy detail to complete a plain color look.

Start summer shopping now, before all the cute styles sell out! Refresh your closet with these favorites:
Bralette | High Waisted Shorts | Tank Tops | T-Shirt Dresses

Thrifting Tips





You’ve watched tons of haul videos, you’ve seen amazing haul photos, now you want to actually try thrifting yourself! If you read yelp reviews on your local thrift shops, you might psych yourself out. Some people absolutely hate thrift shopping, but you’ll learn to love it. When you first walk into a thrift shop, it may be overwhelming. The racks seem endless and there may even be piles of clothing and accessories everywhere, but there are so many treasures to be found! All you need is patience. Here are a few thrift shopping tips that helped me score some great finds!


Pre-Thrifting
You’ll want to find out where the closest thrift stores are, and if you plan to spend a whole day shopping you can map out all the places you want to go. Be sure to pack a light purse, your shoulder will thank you later. Or just wear pants with a pocket to carry your essentials (cash, headphones, phone, id, keys). Keep an insulated water bottle or a frozen bottle of water in your car so you can stay hydrated before and after your shopping trip. Set aside your shopping budget in cash. Most thrift stores only accept cash, and it will keep you from overspending. Wear loose clothing, so it’s easy to try on clothes, and comfy shoes, so your feet don’t hurt.


The Store
Some trips you’ll find some treasures, some trips you’ll turn up with nothing. That’s the gamble of thrift stores, but also the beauty of it. Stock comes and goes, but next week there will be even more unique items to sift through. While you’re at the store, listen to your own music and shop away! I like sifting through EVERYTHING! This means you have to be patient, you never know what’s in between those grandma blazers and vintage Hawaiian shirts!


Quality
The quality of items may depend on location also, so experiment by visiting all the local shop and see where you find items that match your style. When you find something you like, make sure you check all sides to see if there’s any stains, holes, rips, and tears. Or if you’re a pro at sewing, find items that can be an easy fit or that you can repurpose. Always try everything on! Even if it’s cute on the hanger, it might not fit right when you put it on.


Price
If you want to score even better deals, call the store before you shop and ask about their sale calendar. I usually shop at this store that rotates their discount specials by tag color. Other than that, if the quality is excellent, thrifting will always get you a good price!

I’ve thrifted so many unique items for my wardrobe, and saved so much money by shopping smart. Once you start thrifting it’ll be hard to go back to full priced retail. Get ready to have a new hobby. Let me know if you have tips that can make the thrift experience even better, or share your hauls, I’d love to see!

Tobi $5 Sale Haul

Tobi is having a 3 Day $5 Item Sale! Check it out now before it all sells out. $5 is such a steal especially when everything is super cute. they actually had items in my size too. If you make a new account with this link you'll automatically get 50% off if you decide to buy things that are regular priced.

Below is what I scored during the sale. Super cute basics and some chiffon tanks, a plunging bra for those low cut tops, and two sports bras!




My grand total was $54.00 with FREE SHIPPING because I bought $50 worth of merchandise. Take a look at how much I saved too! *major heart eyes*




Vinted Selling Guide + Tips


I’ve finally hit my $1000 payout on Vinted! To be honest, I am a dangerous combination of a clothes hoarder and shopaholic. There have been many days where I’ve stared at my closet, thinking “I have nothing to wear” or “I need new clothes...again”. If you’re like me, you get over certain styles pretty fast, and sometimes you just leave them in your closet never to be seen again! Vinted has helped get rid of all my old clothes that have been sitting in my closet for years. Who knew I had a closet full of unused cash! Over the past 6 months on Vinted, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Everyone wants to be a successful seller on Vinted, whether it be just to clean out your closet, or become a small business. Here are some tips I’ve put together on how to achieve that.
Photos: They’re the first thing people see on your profile, in the catalogue, or in the forums. I suggest using a light clean background (preferably white) and great natural lighting. Focus only on the item you’re trying to sell, the less distractions in a photo, the better. Get some closeups and take pictures of the back. If there are flaws make sure you take photos of that too. Keep your closet photos consistent. For me I like hanging my clothing up. Luckily Vinted gave me a super cute hanger for my photos, but you can get creative and upcycle some of your own! Pinterest has a ton of hanger diy tutorials. I used to take pictures with my phone, but I invested in a high quality point and shoot camera that takes clear and crisp photos. You can tell the difference when you look at your closet as a whole.
Inventory: Make sure you have quality items in your closet. If you have destroyed/trashy looking items people might be turned off, so decide whether it’s better to just donate your item instead of wasting time listing it. Also if you list more items, you’ll come up more in the catalogue, which will lead to more clicks to your profile page. Make sure you utilize that description box!
Pricing: You are free to price your items however you want, but please remember since some of your items are used they have already lost some value. Keep your prices reasonable and be open to offers.
Packaging: Give people reasons to leave you positive feedback. I like getting crafty and reusing paper goods to package my orders. I mean everyone loves mail day, and it’s even better when your order is presented well. I usually wrap things in tissue paper, tie it up with a pretty ribbon, and add a small hang tag that says thanks and letting them know its from vinted. I also add in a handwritten thank you note, so the transaction is personal, and so the customer feels appreciated.
Shipping: I use a small weighing scale to figure out which shipping option to use. By getting an accurate weight there won’t be any mistakes in choosing a shipping size. This avoids you or the buyer having to pay for extra postage. For first class I suggest investing in poly mailer envelopes (cheap, lightweight, and has adhesive on it), I usually get them in two different sizes (6”x9” and 10”x13”) from amazon. I know some people like using the colorful pretty ones with patterns on them, but I choose to use the plain light gray ones so they don’t attract too much attention. For medium and large shipping use free priority envelopes and boxes that usps has on their website or at their post offices! This way you save money for your first class shipping. Ship out as soon as possible, nothing’s worse than not knowing where your package is. Let the buyer know if there is a delay on your end.
Customer Service: Interact with your customers, answer when asked. Always have a conversation instead of just dropping one worded answers. People will note how nice you were when they leave some feedback! Respond as soon as possible, it lets people know that you are serious about selling to them, and the longer a customer waits, there's a higher chance they will change their mind and not buy. If they ask for you to model the item, take the opportunity and make an #ootd out of it! (see #8) Also explain how it fits on you and your height/normal size. Once you rack in the feedback, sales will come!
Socialize & Network: Talk on the Forums, make yourself known throughout the Vinted community, have pics that make people click on your name. This will increase traffic to your closet and you’ll have a higher chance of people following you. I really love the Forums aspect of Vinted, you get real answers from real people, and there's an endless amount of topics you can talk about.
Marketing: I strongly recommend using other social media outlets to advertise your Vinted closet. It raises awareness amongst friends that haven’t used the site before. For me I like creating #ootd with items that I'm selling, and posting them on Instagram, Facebook, and my blog. In the caption I include my referral link and say if people sign up with it they can receive a $5 voucher to buy this specific item! and it has worked very well for me so far. Always hashtag with relevant tags and also include vinted specific hashtags (#vinted #vintedtreasures #fromvintedwithlove)
Those are my top tips! Please message me or comment with any questions, I’d love to help.
♡ Your fellow Vintie,
Archel

Vinted Wishlist



It’s been a long year, and finally the holiday season is here! I’ve been blessed with a ton of great opportunities, but as a result I’ve been crazy busy and stressed to the max. If you’re like me, the best way to destress is some retail therapy. This year I wanted to treat myself for all the hard work I’ve done, and of course most of my window shopping has already been done on Vinted, a place where you can find various preloved clothing and accessories at amazing deals. It’s the perfect season to do some shopping your loved ones, and also for yourself! I’ve been trying to sell most of my casual clothes, mostly graphic tees and tanks. Now that I’ve started a new chapter in my adulthood life, I’m shifting my style to a more sleek, modern, professional fit. My favorite colors and the moment are black, gold, and maroon. So combining this style and color scheme, I hunted through Vinted vast catalogue and found these beauties. This is my Holiday Vinted Wishlist and I hope it inspires you to make one too!
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1. Ankle Strap Heels - $17  | 2. Burgundy Biker Jacket - $25 | 3. Nasty Gal Dress - $60 | 4. Forever 21 Dress - $10 | 5. Faux Leather Tote - $20 | 6. Lace up Booties - $15 | 7.  Pleather Moto Jacket - $13 | 8. Charlotte Russe Peplum - $10 | 9. Wet Seal Maroon Collared Blouse - $8 | 10. Vintage Envelope Clutch - $15  | 11. Grey Ombre Sweater - for swap | 12. Black Wedges - $40 | 13. Gold Chain Statement Necklace -$8 | 14. Sparkle Bodycon Dress - $10 | 15. Suede Lace Up Heels - $33.50  | 16. Black Bucket Bag -$8
Create your own wishlist on Vinted, all you have to do is add to your favorites. Treat yourself this holiday, you deserve it!