Sunday, July 12, 2009

Latest Ebay Bargain



I kinda went crazy on Ebay last month - not sure why, it just happens sometimes. At first I was snapping up cool designer bargains like a NWT Catherine Malandrino uber pretty ballet skirt for $30 or Kimberly Stewart's Marc Jacobs Sunglasses for $70 (haha don't ask about the Kim Stewart thing, I'll have it sprayed for herpes first lol). Then later in the month I started snapping up vintage dresses - and yes, the thing I said I would never ever wear - ROMPERS! Super sweet and cheap vintage rompers which come with a belt that is worth the price alone (think it was $15, my winning bid), so I won't feel bad if the rompers are as hideous on me as I think they will be.

Anyway, very slowly things have been trickling in - I'll get a lot tomorrow because a lot is waiting at my old apartment and I have to go and pick the mail slips up.

But I wanted to share with you this Gorgeous NWT Trina Turk dress that I scored thanks to a tip-off from one of my fave blogs, Ebay Fashion Addict. Marked down from $283 to $60, it was a supreme deal indeed. And how whimsical are the stainglass designs on the silken bottom, matched with the vintage stylings of the top half?



















Dress: Trina Turk;
Velvet wedges: Marc Jacobs; Rings: ASOS; Earrings: a store in Barcelona


That's my parent's dog muffin...now that I am living a mere 5 min drive away from my parents, I am over at their place quite often. My mom loves it. Le sigh. Must keep reminding myself that my living situation is only temporary! Which reminds me, next month we better start perusing the real estate listings, you never know how fast you can find the home of your dreams. And the way I see it, you can only take an independent city girl out of the city for so long! I would do fine in the country, but the burbs? EEK! I haven't lived in the suburbs since 2002!!

PS please excuse all these out-of-focus shots - my mom was the photographer lol. Like teaching a monkey how to drive standard.

35 comments:

Mairyliscious said...

hahahaha my mum is like yours
:)Pp love your hair!!!

S said...

I've really got to start checking out ebay... obviously there are gems to be found.

OceanDreams said...

Gorgeous dress and how fun that you could score some great discounts! Actually, the last photo is my favorite. Sometimes the random shots are the best - your mom did great!

Melissa said...

I love that outfit!

MizzJ said...

Haha her pictures didn't turn out that bad! That dress is a great find, I can't believe the mark-down!

The Clothes Horse said...

That dress has the prettiest colors and pattern! eBay is a serious addiction.

Shannon said...

Wow that dress is absolutely fantastic, the colours especially. I really, really love it. Maybe I should start checking out ebay!

Ashleigh said...

hey gorgeous! thanks for the comment regarding the giveaway however they (chickdowntown)told me strictly shipping within the USA =( ... oh well...there will be more giveaways to come =)

great dress and loving the simple and chic hairstyle
xox

The Bargainista said...

"Like teaching a monkey how to drive standard" LOL!!!!! This dress is stunning, I know what you mean about getting deals on Ebay...I am a total ebay addict!! :) Maybe we should start a support group! LOL

Dane said...

Shopping is good for the soul.. nevermind that its bad for our bank accounts! =)





www.trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com

Georgia said...

I love the colours! Its so pretty and summery... and I want it.

It would be mine

Write Me Beautiful said...

I'm not sure if i like the dress that much, but i love the hair style!

Tiana Couture's Addict said...

One flower between much flowers!

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous dress, darling! You look fantastic, per usual!

And I think your mom is a pretty good photog!

xoxox,
CC

michellehendra said...

awwww.. like your dress.. :)) love it!

xx

Sher said...

Awesome ebay find! I've had great luck on ebay.

Good luck on house hunting!

Shin said...

I love your dress! The print is so gorgeous! xxoxoxo

Mary said...

ohhh, love that dress!

Savvy Mode SG said...

lucky gal. everything you have on look great. i adore those earrings.

Hillary said...

muffin is so cute!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Adorable coloring on that dress!!!!

OMG- you got to meet Jessica Simspon? I was obsessed, I mean obsessed with her on Newlyweds!!! Please DO TELL. :)


Creepy airplane story. lol... woah!

x

geisharock said...

I love the dress! It looks so utterly chic... I love the structured top half. Just read your post below on facebook freak... I hate it when people get all patronising on facebook about what you may or may not be doing. It's like, who the hell are you and why are you telling me what to do regarding small updates that you needn't have read in the first place? This is the reason why, a few months ago, I completely PURGED my facebook friends. I literally put 2/3 on limited profile because when I thought about it, I just didn't want them to be able to see as much as I wanted to show to my real friends. Just my 2 British pence :) xoxo

Erin Cathleen said...

Hey, is that you in this month's Self magazine? I'm a subscriber and thought I saw your pretty face! Too crazy. :)

Odette said...

lol I have this horrible habit of closing the window before I actually post my comments. I can be such an airhead!

I love your dress! I also don't think the photos are blurry, so your Mom did an okay job! ;)

I wanted to add some more irrelevant comments in here just because I know how much you love them and then to spark yet another pointless FB debate with some loser random, but I thought that I'd leave it! :)

Hope you're having a great day!

*S* said...

You are so lucky!! It seems like I'm only ever on Ebay for Bare Minerals eyeshadows or for some random thing that I think I need. Hrm...ebay...

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love Trina Turks designs... they are so summer perfect :) That dress looks STUNNING ON YOU :)

Personally, I have yet to explore the world of eBay,I'm scared to get addicted.

P.S. You parent's dog is adorable.

Sherrlyn Borkgren Photography said...

great dog you have. you'll have to come visit my dog elliot jorge! I don't remember how I came to be on your blog but Hellllllo! I'm a photographer= international photojournalist for the most part now also shooting weddings mostly destination weddings.
Well glad to have bumped into your blog and to meet. I understand the wonderlust too well.

ellio100 said...

ooh, such good finds on ebay, that dress is ace. My favourite picture is the one of you smiling in the mirror, it's ohso cute and happy

Amelia said...

It's cool that you found so many ebay deals! I love getting packages in the mail, so I'm envious that you have so many things coming in.

That dress is the best. I love the print!

(Hehe, my mom takes out-of-focus pictures, too. Will they ever learn?)

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

what a cute little dress!

Underfunded Heiress said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the second to last photo of a close up of it. Very cool.

Your hair looks darling!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Gorgeous dress! I adore the colors on it. And what a great deal you got on it! Really like the earrings you chose to go with it as well... you look fabulous!

FabBlab said...

This is so depressing. Ebay India is crap. I wish Ebay (the main one) shipped to here! *sighs*

Anyhow, love the outfit. Gorgeous.

XO
A*
http://www.FabBlab.blogspot.com

Eyeliah SS said...

It is a great dress, love that skirt. I haven't been in the suburbs since 1996! - wow

Vegas Princess said...

What a fabulous dress! I love all the colors with the black top, wonderful contrasts.