Wednesday, 26 July 2017

From The Cotton Dress to Bold Swimwear | A Zaful Wishlist

Having watched a load of Zaful hauls lately on YouTube and endlessly browsing their website, I have put together a quick key essentials wishlist for summer of some of the items I'm loving on their site including the short cotton dress & dress long dress, bold swimwear & a bunch of tops perfect for everyone.

Living in London I'm not going to act like we actually have a summer here but that shouldn't stop anyone from investing in their summer/holiday wardrobe anyway. Zaful is an affordable Asian website, based in Hong Kong, that sells various styles of clothing for decent prices, trust me I love a good Asian clothing site.

Summer Dresses

Nothing is better than a nice dress when the weather decides to not act up. Easy to throw on with a pair on sandals or converse and off you go. Only recently I've started to venture away from wearing trousers & jeans and buying cute dresses to add something different to my wardrobe. Especially on the hotter days cotton dresses like these are perfect for a day spent shopping or hanging out with friends. If you're looking for cute summer dresses then check out Zaful for sure!

Bell Sleeves & Frilly Tops

I can't stress how essential nice tops are in your wardrobe. Being someone who loves to wear jeans or trousers on a night out I was forever having to wear the same tops. It wasn't until recently I started investing more into tops so I was happy to see such a variety of tops for all occasions on their site. I picked out three of my favs to add to the wishlist but there were plenty others I loved here. I've been getting into this off the shoulder trend & have been wanting to get more kimono sleeved tops so these two are definitely my favourites/ The first one is actually advertised as a dress but it looks quite short so there's nothing wrong with throwing some jeans underneath and making it more versatile.

Bold Swimwear

Gone are the days of basic swimwear! Nowadays it's all about the cut outs, scalloped edges & bold colours. If you don't know by now citrus colours like yellows & oranges are key to every black girls wardrobe this summer. Pick colours that contrast well with your skintone to make your swimwear stand out. If like me you're not 100% for the two pieces, opt for a cute one piece with a nice design that will still give you a nice shape like the one above. All these swim pieces are under £15, shop others

What are your wardrobe staples this summer?
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Depop: Out With The Old!

Depop is one the best apps when it comes to selling your stuff. People regularly ask me about how to use it & the best ways to get your stuff sold. So I thought I'd share a few tips & tricks..

1. Take Good Photos; Angles & Close ups.
The key to a good Depop first & foremost is visuals. I can't stress this enough. The amount of times someone will ask you 'what does this look like on?', 'Do you have more pictures?' will drive you crazy so beat them to it. I treat Depop like my own shop so I make sure majority of my pictures are clear and taken properly. I usually take mine using my 70D camera & a tripod in my room but you can take them anywhere, even on your phone, just make sure the lighting is GOOD, the background is CLEAR and the FOCUS is all on the item.  Take multiple pictures from different angles & close ups of branding. Try to steer from online product photos unless you really can't take photos or want to show actual colours.

2. Describe to the fullest.
Another important thing that people tend to not put effort into is the description. Let's be honest, 'black long dress, size 10, topshop' is not going to sell as well as 'Topshop ribbed 90s style midi bodycon black dress, UK size 10 will also fit size 12, Brand new'. Every little thing you can think of put it on there because people search for different things & the more description the more people will find it.

3. List the Defects. Honesty is key.
If they're worn say they're worn. Please. If there's a small hole, take a photo, show it and mention it. Buyers/Sellers are able to leave each other feedback after the transaction, you don't want 2 stars saying you never mentioned the small stain on the back, even if it seemed minor to you. I mention every little thing I can see. Cover your back!

4. Like & Follow
Just because you're here to sell doesn't mean you can't find something you like. Like a few items, the seller might check your page out. When someone follows you, you'll appear in the activity feed and that can lead someone else to follow your page or like one of your items.

5. Edit posts frequently to refresh them on the feed.
Not sure if a lot of people know this but if you edit your posts it sends them back to the top of your Depop page and any feed they come up in. Before Depop's 'move sold items down' on desktop, I used to slightly edit all my depop posts after I sold something to send the sold one to the bottom of my page and refresh the other items. It brings in new people to your page who haven't yet seen the item. This is good to do when you're bored, for example, change Size 10 to Size UK 10, save and that's an update.

Also a few heads up:
  • Pay within the app to save your back unless you know someone is that much of a trusted seller but even then it's safer to just buy within.
  • Unlike eBay, Depop fees come out instantly, so no fees later on in the month.
  • Don't upload what you wouldn't buy from a store. It's cheeky to try & sell your overworn dirty trainers you've had for 5 years, you wouldn't accept that condition from a high street store.
  • Be nice. Reply to your messages. Interact with your followers.

& last but not least check out & follow me on Depop: tiaao19 where I sell the clothes I never wore & will never wear again.

You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
 Zig Ziglar