Living My Life in Love

Learning to live in love is a process; an ongoing process.  For me it takes time and commitment.  I can say it is worth every bit of the effort.  Yes, there are times when I fall short.  When I do, I just get back up and keep pushing forward.

There was a time when I felt happiness was not meant for me. It felt just out of reach. I now know that it is alright to be down from time to time.  If you keep abreast of what’s going on around the world, it’s difficult not to be.  The key for me is not to stay down for long.  I embrace pain just as I do love and happiness.  The difference is I do not live in pain.

As I continue to make positive changes, I attract more positivity.  It is amazing how things seem to fall into place.  Am I where I once thought I’d be at this point in life? No.  Am I overjoyed with where I am? Absolutely! It is so easy to focus on missed opportunities.  I choose not to do that.  Instead, I identify the lesson in every experience.  I use those lessons to grow.

I am looking forward to what the future has in store and sharing some of those moments with you.  Stay tuned…


Let it Out, Let it Go

When it comes to regrets, I don’t have many. This is not because I am confident in all of my life choices. Rather it is because all of the choices, right or wrong, came with lessons. I value those lessons. Through them I learned about myself and others. So, yes my regrets are few. Though there is one that has stayed with me for many years.

As a teenager I had a friend who experienced a loss and learned about it while out in public.  Her reaction was heartbreaking.  She screamed, cried, fell to the floor.  In my inexperience I gave her the worst advice, “don’t.”  I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea for her to hold all that emotion in.  I don’t know if I was concerned by the eyes and reactions of strangers.  I do know that was the wrong advice.

Tragedy hits us all at one point in life.  I now know how harmful it is to hold feelings of pain.  You have to let it out.  In the experience I mentioned above I think I may have been concerned about appearances.  It was the wrong thought at the wrong time.  My focus should have been solely on comforting that friend.

These days I encourage people to let it all out.  It’s okay to express feelings other than joy.  It’s okay to do it publicly.  It’s okay to be down.  Just don’t stay down.  These days I encourage everyone, myself included, to let it out and let it go.  It does so much for the healing process.  It becomes more difficult to recover from tragedy when you aren’t able to properly mourn.

Let it out.

Let it go.


Poshmark Tips for Buyers

Here’s what you need to know; like, bundle, buy now, make an offer, and follow


As a buyer you can “like” or bookmark items.  Liking an item is comparable to “adding to favorites.”  The feature allows buyers to quickly find an item they’ve previously shown interest in.  Liking an item also alerts the seller of your interest.  Some sellers will send private sale notifications solely to item likers.


Bundling is comparable to adding to a cart.  Buyers bundle for different reasons.  Some move liked items into a bundle when ready to purchase.  Bundling several items from one closet can be cost effective.  Some buyers offer flat bundle discounts.  Other buyers will customize a discount for each buyer that creates a bundle.  Bundling can also save on shipping costs.

Of course if you have found the item you want and are ready to buy you can skip the both the “like” and “bundle” features and go straight to “buy now” or “make an offer.”

Buy  now

Buy now is just that.  But what if you found the item you love but you don’t love the price?  If that’s the case, the next feature is right for you.

Make an Offer

Some prices are negotiable.  If a price is listed as “firm” it isn’t but lots of items are.  Don’t be afraid to make an offer.  The worst that can happen is buyer will so no.  Lot’s of buyers and sellers have been able to make deals from the Make An Offer feature so don’t be afraid to use it.

Last but not least Follow.  You can follow sellers that stock your style.  Their items will show up in your feed.  You can also bookmark a seller by “liking” their Meet the Posher listing.

I hope these tips help as you navigate Posh.  Happy Poshing!

Now Trending

Spring is in the air, finally!  For most of us Spring means vacation which brings me to one of my favorite topics, vacation wear.  This year bright bold colors are everywhere.  Vibrant color continues to steal the show in color blocking and in prints.  However, if this trend isn’t for you, don’t fret.  Pales and pastels are plentiful this season as well.  As for me, I will predominately be in solids.  Here are some styles I have personally curated for Spring.

Tips For Promotional Models

As a seasoned promotional model, I have learned very simple ways to make huge impact at events. Being detail oriented always helps. Over the years I have learned how to leave my clients ecstatic and turn what would be a one time gig into ongoing gigs.

I was recently asked to share my knowledge of promo modeling to new comers in a sit down interview with Vantage Advertising. Here are some excerpts from that interview.


For more helpful tips, follow Vantage Advertising on YouTube.

1SRBoutique is back!

I began 1SRBoutique on eBay four years ago.  I had a nice run but I am now open on a new platform.  Join me on Poshmark! I have lots of treasures available now and will be adding inventory regularly; so check the page often.  Looking for something unique? Send me a message.  If I don’t have it I can direct you to someone who does.  Shop my closet here

Happy Shopping!