Fun! Fashionable! Fearless! Cammie’s closet is a serious trifecta of Poshmark goodness - we’ve got the hots for just about everything she’s listed. Shop quickly before everything sells out - we know we will be! Happy Poshing!
It’s a new week full of PoshFinds waiting to be discovered! Let’s start things off right with a week full of parties surrounding your favorite brands and styles, at prices that you’ll love, too. Shop the curated host picks during the evening parties from style influencers Shennen, Baba, Shanda and Patricia, and our amazing community hosts.
We’re excited to announce the locations for PoshFest 2014, as well as an exclusive offer from one of our favorite local hotels. Don’t have your PoshFest tickets yet? Don’t delay, tickets are almost sold out!
Day 1: Saturday, November 8th
We’ll kick the weekend off in style at The San Francisco Design Center Galleria (101 Henry Adams Street). Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Design District, this inspiring and oh-so-gorgeous location will be the perfect backdrop for our day of all-star panels, keynotes, networking opportunities, and brand experiences. The space will also be transformed that evening for the ultimate Posh Party. Be ready to dance!
Day 2: Sunday, November 9th
You couldn’t possibly come all the way to San Francisco and think you wouldn’t see Poshmark’s headquarters, could you? We’ll be organizing round-trip transportation from SF to PMHQ in Menlo Park, where the Posh Team will lead hands-on workshops, discussions, Q&As, and much more. You’ll get to personally see where the Posh magic happens and take part in plenty of photo opps and tons of fun, interactive activities throughout the day.
Where to Stay
Update 8/12: Just added! Our friends at the Grand Hyatt have also extended exclusive discounted room rates for PoshFest. Limited rooms available at $229 per night, available for Thursday, November 6-Sunday, November 9. Use this reservation link to secure your spot while they last!
Our friends at the gorgeous Hotel Nikko are offering you a super sweet deal for your stay in San Francisco! Spend the weekend in the heart of the city’s famous Union Square neighborhood, an area that’s famous for its shopping.
Use this special reservation link to get your room for $199 per night, an exclusive for PoshFest attendees. (The special rate does not include tax, is available for Friday and Saturday nights only and a limited quantity is available.)
Can’t wait to see you in San Francisco!
So you’ve been invited to host a Posh Party–congrats! You have your party date confirmed, but now what? Co-hosting these virtual, in-app parties can seem overwhelming and exciting, all at the same time. That’s why we’ve put together some information on how to host a stellar Posh Party!
There’s no doubt about it—with Outside Lands in San Francisco just a few days away, we’ve got music on our mind. Besides crafting our perfect OSL playlist, we’re also planning our perfect #OOTDs for the three-day event. Luckily, we’ve got Amanda to turn to. Pair swingy little dresses with a pair of tights and boots, or snag the Simon & Garfunkel tee and rep everyone’s favorite soft rock duo. With plenty of funky finds in her closet, we’ll be more than ready to dance along to our favorite bands.
Anyone can spend money on fashion, but it takes a true stylista to master the art of dressing well on a budget. That’s where Kim of Sensible Stylista shines. The Baltimore-based blogger is a pro at integrating trends and personality with classic styles - all without blowing her budget. Knowing when to splurge and maintaining a rotating closet with Poshmark are just some of the keys to her success.
How do you describe your personal style and how has blogging contributed to it?
My personal style’s bold, vibrant, and fun - lots of loud prints and colors! Blogging’s inspired me to take risks. I’ve learned that it’s all about juxtaposition. For example, pairing a girly summer dress with an edgy faux-leather moto jacket - BAMF for sure.
What inspires your style?
All the gorgeous “everyday” women (all shapes and sizes of course) I see in real life and online.
You’re all about smart shopping, what advice do you have for those wanting to look fab on a budget?
Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty! Go straight to the sale and clearance racks in stores. Trust me, if you want a good deal, you gotta put in time and effort. It’s not easy finding deals you know! Also, be a SMART shopper - save on trendy pieces and splurge on timeless classics you’ll wear forever. Discount stores like TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshalls, Off Saks Fifth, etc., carry designer items for (much) less.
We love how you infuse trends into a classic wardrobe. What’s your secret?
Don’t try and wear too many trends at once, and make sure the trend suits you! Don’t wear or not wear something because it’s “in.” Make it your own! It’s all about confidence. Wear what makes you feel like a rockstar.
As a host of the It Girl Party tonight, what kind of style does an It Girl represent to you?
To me, an It Girl is effortless. She mixes coveted high-end designer faves with equally fabulous flea market finds. She lives and breathes steeze (style + ease).
We are back with a week full of shopping parties, including some all-new themes and new favorite brands to feature. Join style influencers Kim and Alex, along with our community hosts, during the evening parties for curated shopping picks. Plus, the countdown to PoshFest is on and we’re celebrating with a PoshFest or Bust Posh Party on Thursday. Secure your spot before it sells out!
1. Happy August! While back-to-school is just around the corner, we’re still soaking up the summer. Follow our Summer Style board on Pinterest for the ultimate in outfit inspiration while the weather is still warm.
2. One of the most frequently asked questions at PMHQ is how to become a Posh Party host. This week we shared the basic criteria, with more on the way next week. We can’t wait to shop along with you!
3. San Francisco is calling and it wants you to come to PoshFest! Register today for the most stylish event of the year, November 8th-9th, featuring lots of inspiration, empowerment and fun with your PFFs and Team Posh. Secure your spot before it sells out!
4. Did you catch the host picks from last night’s Posh Party? They’re so, so good. Shop them now before they’re snatched up!
5. Lastly, let’s do a virtual hug to Friday and our PFFs. Cheers to the weekend!
The most frequently asked questions about the Posh Party hosting program.
Q: I reached out asking to host a party but I haven’t heard back. Should I send another email?
A: Once you reach out to us about hosting, your closet is sent over for consideration. Due to the high volume of interest we receive daily, it can take some time for our team to get to your request. If you haven’t heard back yet, sit tight and we will be in touch just as soon as we get a chance.
Q: Will creating a listing to campaign to become a host help my chances of becoming a host?
A: The best way to become a Posh Party host is to make sure your closet meets our criteria and that you’ve reached out to us to express your interest.
Q: Should I have my PFFs write in to nominate me to become a host?
A: It’s not necessary that you do. Simply letting us know you have an interest in hosting will get you on the list to be considered for the program.
Q: Will I need to select all of my party picks days before the party?
A: You may browse listings at any time prior to or during the party for your listing selections. Some Poshers may find it useful to preselect an assortment of items to choose from by “liking” the listing. During the party, they share directly from their “My Likes” page. Another strategy is to share directly from listings that the Poshmark community is sharing to the party.
Q: Will I be with a co-host who is completely familiar with hosting?
A: Your group of co-hosts will undoubtedly vary, as we mix and match new hosts with repeat ones from time to time. Don’t worry, though! Every host is provided with detailed instructions on what to do the night of the big party.
Q: Do I have to create a listing in my closet about the party?
A: We do encourage co-hosts to share the information with their friends and family and that often means they want to share with their PFFs. It’s welcomed to have an announcement listing about your time to shine, but certainly not required.
Q: Do I have to log out and back in before the party starts?
A: You can stay logged into your account as usual and tap on the “share to party” option to share to your Posh Party.
Q: Is it better to host on the web or with the mobile app?
A: That one is totally up to personal preference! Some co-hosts prefer the web experience while some enjoy the freedom and mobility of the iOS or Android app. Others like a multi-device experience and will utilize a combination of phone, tablet and/or computer to get the job done.
Q: I’m getting a lot of tags from Poshers wanting me to choose their item as a host pick; is it expected that I share every item I’m tagged on?
A: Not at all! It’s not encouraged that Poshers mass tag party hosts to be selected for a host pick. While you are certainly welcome to take a look to see if you’d like to share their items, we want to see your choice of items that represent you and the night’s theme.
Q: How exactly do I share my host picks to the party? Will the app look different?
A: You will be added as an official host to your Posh Party the day before under the “Parties” tab. Because you are in our system as a host, anything you share to the party will automatically be displayed in the Host Picks Showroom.
Q: Do I have to share my listings right when the party starts?
A: Feel free to share any time during the two hour party window! You can space things out and share the entire evening, or share at a time that is good for you.
Q: Do I need to leave a comment on each listing I share to the host picks showroom to let the owner know that I’ve chosen their item?
A: No. Simply share your selection to the party; our system will automatically generate a congratulatory email to the lucky Posher.
Q: How do I assure my picks aren’t going to be the same as a co-hosts?
A: There is no guarantee your selection won’t be selected by another co-host, however, a listing may only be shared to a Posh Party once.
Q: Is it okay to share more than one item from a particular closet?
A: Absolutely! However, we ask that co-hosts share no more than three items from any one closet. Spread the love!
Q: Is it okay to share more than 100 listings to the party?
A: If you share a few extra listings, it’s not a problem. However, we do ask that you stay at that limit so that the Host Picks Showroom remains a highly curated and shoppable selection. Too many listings in the showroom can come across as cluttered or even overwhelming to those trying to browse the listings.
Q: I had so much fun the first time I hosted. Can I host again?
A: You bet! If it’s been at least three months since you last hosted, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list again. Keep in mind there are a limited number of spots available for repeat hosts so it may take some time before we can get you on the calendar.
Q: Can I host a morning or afternoon party instead of an evening party?
A: Currently, only our evening parties are set up to accommodate party hosting.
Q: I’ve heard that hosts’ closets may not have other websites advertised in their bio or listings. Is this true?
A: Closets are permitted to list other website URLs, as long as there is no active advertising to sell items off of the Poshmark platform.
Q: How come some Poshers get to host multiple parties while I’m still waiting to host my first?
A: The Host program caters to all members of the Community, which means there will be users who are coming up on their next opportunity to host at the same time that a brand new user writes in to request to host for their first time. We look forward to providing every eligible user with an opportunity!
Q: Can I choose my co-hosts?
A: We do our very best to accommodate co-host requests, but cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to schedule you with the Posher(s) you’ve requested.
Q: Can I choose my theme?
A: Theme suggestions are always welcome, however, we have a team here at PMHQ that is responsible for all the Posh Party themes you see. As such, we cannot guarantee a specific theme for the night that you host.
Q: Is there a good place to see all of Poshmark’s rules and guidelines?
A: We recommend making sure you’re familiar with the information on the following pages:
If you have additional questions, feel free to shoot us an email at email@example.com - we’d be happy to help!