Posh”mod” - Poshmark: Posh Party SF coverage
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a Poshmark ”Posh Party” in San Francisco! Poshmark is a fabulous app where you can easily sell/buy fashionable items from other fashionista’s closets!
(if you haven’t already downloaded the app click here )
I knew right away that I wanted an outfit that was fun, easy, and forward that expressed my personal style! I decided to opt for a fun mini shift dress that I thrifted at 31rax in SF a while back during their $25 dollar - grab bag sale! if you haven’t already checked this place out I suggest you do! great finds!
I think the dress is originally from the late 70s/early 80s…(shoulder pads were a dead give away!) but I styled it with a fun 1960s mod spin because I was inspired by the geometric color-block and fun pockets! So inspired…I had to showcase it in a modern swingin’ shoot a la’ Marc J
The dress was originally 2 sizes too large, but I was able to get it altered on vacation in the Philippines at a low cost! (wish I had a before picture!) I had it tailored at the shoulder, and taken in on either side. Shoulder pads were removed - which I would’ve loved to keep! but with my frame…it drowned me out a bit.
Don’t disregard great thrift finds due to size! If it looks promising…find a local affordable seamstress and figure out how to "make it work" with the right tweaks!
To further the “Mod” inspired look I tried to make it more forward with:
- My favorite black tribal-style accent necklace.
- Round lennon-style shades,
- My special everyday Kate Spade square shaped bag…w/ bow accent.
- rose-gold MK watch - a bright metallic to offset all the solid color block
When styling a vintage piece, I always try to accessorize with more modern complimentary pieces…to avoid having it look like a costume. Make it your own! In this case…I chose accessories that were geometric and distinct in shape (triangular necklace/square bag/round glasses) to compliment a mod look without being too literal.
details of the dress! Chose a bright patent shoe in red to keep it modern and fun!
The strappy patent definitely gave the fit a current vibe. (FYI - These are my prized Jimmy Choo for H&M heels that I hustled and fought my way in line for =) )
Off to the Posh Party !
The Posh Party was a great way to meet others who share an interest in fashion! It’s always great meeting individuals who share the same passion! It was wonderful meeting other users, and a good way to support each other as well as the local fashion community!! Looking forward to the next event!
For more coverage check out:
The Cat’s Meow - a fabulous Vlog ! with a special video shout out to Class-First!
Racked SF - Event Recap
Hope you enjoy this feature!
above all else: Class,First.
- Elaine de Lara