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Welcome to The Art of Resale 

Retail is mostly for suckers. Well, isn’t it? There’s nothing much more frustrating to me than paying full price, especially for items that are cheaply made and designed to be disposable.

One of my superpowers is finding super cool items that I eventually 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. 

Long before 2015, in another space and time, my parents had a store on Melrose Avenue. They were ahead of their time, precursors to modern day stylists. However, until I was around 11 or so, I didn’t want any more “dead people’s clothes.”

Thank goodness my attitude has improved, no? I started this site as a love letter devoted to all things resale, upcycle, vintage, and more.

Get a peek into 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 personally collect clothing, shoes, books, vintage, and accessories, but my knowledge is vast. The more avant-garde and quirky, the better.

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

It’s an indescribable thrill. You know that feeling you get when you’re able to score quality goods for pennies on the dollar of their retail values? The exhilaration that comes from paying for the entire shopping trip with by selling just 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. 

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

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This is what I still feel like on the inside, a little awkward but well-intentioned and I’m not sure that we ever completely grow out of our adolescent selves.

I believe that fashion shouldn’t be pretentious. I do think that many people take themselves 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 for a future blog post.


FAQ

How long have you been blogging?

Are you sitting down and ready for this? Gasps and my answer is: since the days of Livejournal. I recently revisited a couple of entries from there and whoa boy. Silly and embarrassing are the first words that come to mind. Let’s not even go there with Friendster, MySpace, Tribe.net etc.

What is your ethnicity? 

I get this all the time and people rarely guess correctly. I guess I’m a mostly Eastern European mutt but I’ll be sure to update this once I figure out what the 1.9% unassigned is!

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

So I’m still the go-to for many of my friends and their friends, etc., 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 nearly 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.

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

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