Hi! I'm Lisa.

Welcome to The Art of Resale – my love letter devoted to all things resale, upcycle, vintage, and more.

By day I’m a web and software development freelancer. One of my superpowers is finding super cool items that I resell. I also teach my ever-growing network how to flip items for a tidy profit.

I started this blog in 2015 because I believe that everyone can make money in buying items to resell, whether online or in real life. 

Get a peek into my creative strategies to acquire quality items for less than you could ever imagine.

Stick with me as I’ll share the journey and my processes. I collect clothing, shoes, books, vintage, and accessories, but my knowledge is vast. The more avant-garde and quirky, the better.

There’s still always more to learn, which keeps it exciting!

It’s an indescribable thrill.

You know that feeling?

The one when you’re able to score goods for pennies on the $ of their retail values?

The exhilaration from paying for a shopping trip by selling one of the items you scored?

Your mission is to profit handsomely from the pre-loved goodies that you find.

Want to learn with me? 

I’ve been reluctant to call myself a fashion blogger.

I mean, who am I (little ole me) to tell you what you should or shouldn’t wear?

Fashion is yet one artistic expression and I was literally born into it, in Hollywood, CA. Note the early scowl of disapproval!

My parents were stylists in the 70’s and 80’s on the infamous Melrose Avenue and I learned a lot while growing up!

However, I’m not sure that we ever completely grow out of our adolescent selves.

This is what I still feel like on the inside, a little awkward but well-intentioned.



I believe that fashion shouldn’t be pretentious. I do think that many people take themselves and fashion a little too seriously, and life is much too short for that.

It’s funny how some trends come back. Note the dark tights with white gladiator shoes. Sweet pink flight jacket. Maybe I’ll try to recreate this sometime soon!

Life’s too short to not do what you want to do, as long as it doesn’t harm others.


How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since the days of Livejournal. I recently revisited a couple of entries and whoa boy. Silly and embarrassing. Let’s not even go there with Friendster, MySpace, etc.

What is your ethnicity? 

It’s much easier to show you the results from 23 and Me. I guess I’m a mostly Eastern European mutt?


What products do you use and recommend? How can I take better care of my skin? 

As a beauty professional on semi-permanent hiatus, I’m still the go-to for friends and their friends, in terms of advice about aging, skin care, sun protection, makeup, and a whole lot of other things, come to think of it!

I’m still a licensed esthetician in California and I have worked with and tried countless products.

Disclaimer: there are affiliate links throughout my site, so if you see something you like and make a purchase, you can help keep this site stay afloat as I’ll receive a small commission.

I’m going to devote an upcoming post to the things that I enjoy using and what’s worked for me.

If you have any questions, the best way to contact me is on Twitter or Instagram.