3.5.11

I am a freaking genius. Yup. Just kidding. not really. I think.

Let me just say that that was the VERY BEST VACATION I HAVE EVER TAKEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE SO FAR!!!! Now that I have that out of the way, and the fact that I am completely restored, revived, revamped, reconditioned, realigned, reconfigured, rehabilitated and reminded that life is sooo freaking good, I am ready to get moving on the moving on out, vintage selling wise. Last night in my newly clarified and amped up creative state, the kind that keeps your eyes rolling in your head past midnight with the grease lighting fast thoughts that make you feel like you must be a freaking genius and you solve all of your's and the world's problems in your head while you roll around giddy with creative juicy happiness, I figured out how I am going to move this vintage stuff right into your happy, soon to be stuffed full, closets.

You follow so far?  It doesn't matter if you don't - This is what I am going to do and what I have done so far: I am grouping collections of 10 pieces together in like styles, colors, and sizes and selling them in these well edited lots. Each lot will consist of not only 10 amazing, mix and match pieces, but will also get a few belts and scarves or other accessories that seem to fit the lot, thrown in at my own generous discretion (I have a whole bunch of stuff to toss in that I would love to give!) . A preview of the first five is shown below.
 This lot is in gold and blue tones and will fit a woman size 4 - 6. It includes a crocheted button up vest, navy jersey tunic dress, mustard leather trench coat, sweet floral dress, super soft cream and gold weave sweater, silky print elastic waist skirt, sweater girl sweater, super high waist sailor jeans, gray suspender  pencil skirt and a silk leopard blouse.
 This lot is in neutral and black tones and will fit a woman size 8 - 10. It includes a silk dot print blouse, button up black lace long shirt, mixed print dress, textured silk black flutter dress, subtle southwest print tunic, black loose knit boho dress with expandable waist drawstring, cream romper (yes, it will fit a size 8), woven print jacket, light weight top, and a super awesome cream blazer. 
 This lot is in sunny yellows, mints and cream and will fit a woman size 2 - 4. It includes a pretty eyelet vest and skirt set, embroidered yellow butterfly top, watercolor floral day dress, yellow romper, halter dress with pleated skirt and brushstroke print, textured mint day dress, watercolor floral crop top, drop waist striped day dress, white lacy sundress, and a pink floral print crop top. 
 This lot features cooler prints and denim and will fit a woman size 2 - 6 ish. It includes a great fitting perfect wash pair of vintage wrangler jeans, great printed tops, a sweater, denim vest, longer textured gray blazer, some Bill Blass overall shorts (that fit perfectly) and a great dress. 
This lot is one of my favorites, in purple black and creamy tones and will fit a woman size 2 - 4. It includes a gorgeous print one piece pant romper, high waist leather skirt, light paisley and blue paisley print blouses, a killer black dress with a fitted diamond shaped waist line, 100% cream silk tank dress, purple print button up wiggle dress, black velvet high waist pencil skirt, dark pink silk skirt with waist detail and a fitted boy style green gray blazer.


These first 5 collections will be listed for sale (with additional photographs of key items) in my Etsy Store tomorrow, May 4, for $100 a piece and will also include extra accessories such as belts, scarves necklaces and bracelets. I know that you know your math and I have rationalized this price well in my head: 10 pieces, $10 a piece PLUS EXTRA SPECIAL GIFTS!! Its a good idea right!!?? I will have a total of 20 collections in all I think so these are just the first 5. I think I will be able to fit most of them in flat rate $15 shipping boxes for shipping in the U.S. but international shipping will have to be negotiated. If you follow me on twitter you will be able to see when each collection is listed. If everything goes to plan I should have every item I have, listed and for sale by the end of the month! GLORIOUS!!!

Any feedback on this?? I have not done the listing yet so if there are any blaring alarms bells that anyone else can see that I am over looking please advise. It's really a grab bag situation, but the loot is all really really good. So, do you think I am a genius too, or am I deluding myself into thinking this is a quick and easy way to go about this, that actually really doesn't work for you guys at all?

27 comments:

Jaimie said...

awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

Yes-yes genius!
Hollydare@rocketmail.com

MARGARET said...

I don't have $100 to blow, especially on things that I may or may not wear, so I guess I can't play! :-( Hope it works for you though, Christina. Glad to see you back from your vacay happier and in a better peace of mind. :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

I want the third one down SO BAD. Too bad I'm Twitter illiterate. I guess I'll just have to keep checking the shop tomorrow. :)

Jenn

Olya said...

great idea!!! really love the third lot, so cute and summery...

Hannah said...

This is spectacular!

I think it will eliminate that question you have after buying one item - "what the heck will I wear this with?!"

Good luck and have lots of fun with this new venture!

Liv said...

I think this is an awesome idea... and of course the lots that caught my eye are the size 2s! Argh!
So happy to hear your vacation gave you a hyper-mojo-genius-recharge!

Adin B said...

That is an awesome idea! :) I love that super soft cream and gold weave sweater and that embroidered yellow butterfly top. Lovely! Glad you had a great vacation and now are rejuvenated. :) Good luck!

Adin B

Frannie Pantz said...

First of all, let me say thank you for including us on all these great adventures in your life. I think this is a great idea and coming from someone as stylish as you, I think it will generate great business for you. Congrats and best of luck to you!

Gina Michele said...

Great idea! Looks like you have some gorgeous pieces!

♥ Gina Michele
CrochetClouds

turn that frown upside down said...

What a great idea! So glad you're feeling better!

Jess
thisisjessicacaldwellsblog.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Super brilliant! I would love to purchase a lot, just hoping one of them strikes my fancy/size in the future :o)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the 3rd collection is amazing! i am so excited about this, you are s good at what you do :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the 3rd collection is amazing! i am so excited about this, you are s good at what you do :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the 3rd collection is amazing! i am so excited about this, you are s good at what you do :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the 3rd collection is amazing! i am so excited about this, you are s good at what you do :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Christine said...

This is a great idea. You have inspired me...perhaps when I move I will do a similar sort of thing...hmmm, you've got me thinking!

cheers

http://www.christinevieira.com/blog

PattyP said...

YAYY!! I am so excited to take on some of your treasures! I am so glad that there are size 8s in there!! Woot wooot. :)

-patty

lei ann said...

great idea! i've bought clothing lots on ebay before & it's always a thrill to get a whole bunch of items, but i like how you've basically made mini collections that can work together or separately :) looking forward to this!

Santina said...

Yay for feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! I'm so happy you enjoyed your vacation.

I think this is an amazing idea!

need. want. HAVE. said...

beyond the accessories your styling skill is the real hidden gem in these packages!

savvy ~

p.s. love the vibrant description of your post holiday bliss

xo

duckalicious said...

great idea, I'm pretty sure these will sell in an instant. nice to hear you're feeling so good. I must admit I envy you a little. I hope I can someday get my shit together successfully like you seem to have.

Anonymous said...

eke! your Etsy store says It's out of commission, just FYI in case there's a glitch!

Francesca Felix said...

love your blog!! and your outfits are so cute
francesca
http://www.frankvinyl.com

amy said...

i'm OBSESSED with that belt/bag thing you've got on! where does one find such a thing?!

Claire M. said...

You look so pretty. You have lots of clothes. I hope I can buy some of your clothes :)

Raspberry & Rouge said...

Cool style! Love it, great blog dear!! XO Raspberry & Rouge

http://raspberry-rouge.com

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