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The Truth About LA

Alright the truth is I really like LA. I somehow get excited by the chaotic mess that is Los Angeles. Maybe it’s the fact that every part of LA is unique, and not a single corner of it is like any other. Honestly there’s a lot to see and do in LA. Around every corner there’s a different eatery with it’s own twist, or a coffee shop with the most enviable interior design. There’s museums, and galleries that you wouldn’t believe even existed. Not to mention the multiple areas you can go shopping at, and they all have the best shops! Everyone has their own style, and they all walk to their own beat. I love the diversity, and I love that I feel like I went to multiple cities while I was only in one.

However, even though LA is intriguing I’m not too sure I could ever live there. Despite the creativity, and the AMAZING fashion scene that LA offers there’s a lot of things that might make you want to turn around and head right back home. The traffic is some of the worst I’ve ever been in, and let me tell you those LA drivers would plow you down if they could. It’s not that they don’t care (well maybe they don’t), everyone is just always in a rush to get somewhere. I couldn’t imagine dealing with rush hour up there everyday. Then there’s the fact that LA is just plain dirty. Sure Beverly Hills is beautiful, and there are definitely some nice areas. The truth is that there is trash everywhere, and walking down the streets of Downtown LA might make you just a little bit sad.

Despite all these things LA has something that my current city doesn’t, and if I had a good enough reason I’d be up there a lot more often then I am.

What do you think about LA?

 

Also this ice cream shop, Little Damage, in downtown was awesome! I highly recommend checking them out if you’re in the area! Maybe you can get a scoop full of Unicorn Tears which happens to be a pretty popular flavor.

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The Four Apps You Need to Buy & Sell Clothing

If you’re a college student like I am, or you’re just a person that wouldn’t mind saving (and making) a little extra money then keep on reading.

I love shopping. I could do it every day if my wallet would allow it. However, I obviously can’t buy good quality items all the time especially when there are things that I don’t even wear hiding out in my closet. I realized that if I wanted to keep up my shopping habits I would have to figure out a way to make some extra cash, or find a place with lower priced items. Well that’s when I came across these four apps that I’m about to share with you! Each one of them varies from the other, but they all work really well. I am no way affiliated with these apps by the way. I honestly just think they’re a great tool to use if you don’t have them already.

These are the four apps you MUST have:

Vinted is a great app for buying and selling your clothes online. The best part about this app is that if you’re selling an item you get to keep 100% of your earnings! The buyer just pays a small service and fixed fee in order for this to happen. Also on this app you’re actually able to chat with other sellers/buyers which is really helpful when trying to talk about the details of an item. The last thing that makes this app stand out is that you can swap items with other users, so all you both end up paying for is shipping! Out of all four apps this one is probably the best in my opinion. You can find me on Vinted although I currently have no items for sale: @simpyaubrie.

Thred Up is a little bit different from these other three apps, but it’s still one that I wanted to include. If you don’t want to fuss with putting your clothes up for sale, and waiting for them to actually sell then this is the app for you. At Thred Up you can order a clean out kit, and once it gets to you all you have to do is put all your items you no longer want in the bag and then you send it back! It’s super easy. Their team will pick the items they want to sell, and you will receive a payout! Anything they don’t choose to sell will be sent off to their recycling partners unless you choose to have your items sent back to you. Your payout is given as a store credit until you make at least $20 then you can request a check, or have it put in your paypal account. With that credit you can buy the gently used items they have on their site, and they usually have great discount codes too! If you’re interested in using Thred Up then sign up here: http://www.thredup.com/r/GLW6YO and get $10 towards your first order!

If you’re looking for designer items in pristine condition for a discounted price then this is the app to use. Tradesy is only for selling designer items. I don’t use this very often to sell because I don’t have a lot of designer items at the moment, but everything I’ve seen for sale is in great condition. The prices are a bit higher, but so is the quality of the pieces. I’d say buying your preloved designer handbags on here would be your best bet! Ready to check out their handbags, or sell your own? Then sign up here: https://www.tradesy.com/invite/aubrie-a-7667182?utm_source=RFL&utm_content=RFL0001_7667182&utm_medium=link and get $20 off your first $50 purchase or more.

Last but not least is Poshmark. Poshmark has been my go to for a couple of years just because of how user-friendly it is. You can easily buy and sell clothing on this app. Just put up some nice pictures of your items, give it a little time, and bam! You’re items are sold, and you send them off to the posher that bought your product. Your payout usually comes within about 5-7 business days after your buyer has received, and accepted their item. There’s a great variety of items on this app, and you can negotiate with your seller. I’d recommend using both this app, and Vinted at the same time for your items so you can make sales quicker. Want to check out Poshmark? Sign up right here: https://poshmark.com/ using the code JVSAB to get $5 when you sign up! My Poshmark Closet: @aubrie_a

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