November 1, 2013

{STYLE} Bargain Hunter

Being that I love luxury goods and designer crafts, I'm always on the lookout for a great bargain: a promo code, a friends & family or anniversary sale, or the coveted eBay find. My bargain hunting best-ofs have outfitted a veritable closet-of-fame. My most recent Kate Spade clutch was already on sale when the Friends & Family sale came around, making it an additional 30% off. An Anna Sui dress that I lusted after from the moment it hit the runway was ultimately in my hands for $60 in an after-Christmas sale. My beloved, genuine-leather motorcycle jacket was marked down to $40 when I snapped it up. I have a simple guiding principle that if it's meant to be, it will be - somehow. 

Occasionally, there's the one that got away -- the wishlist item that turns to obsession and just slips out of reach all too quickly. They're usually over-the-top statement pieces that can't just be replaced or substituted by something that can only ever feel like a compromise, while you're still longing and thinking about the one. There was the metallic Alexander Wang satchel. The crystal-embellished Shorouk clutch that I first laid my eyes on in the fashion closet at Marie Claire. The Karen Walker sunglasses I spied on Kelly Osbourne (I am not-so-secretly obsessed with her style... Don't be surprised if my newly blonde locks are pastel in no-time at all). 

My sci-fi obsessions took me to hunt down the items I'd been craving - the Siouxsies, the metallic satchel... And guess what? eBay. I went there and I bought-it-now. 




Photos by Lydia Hudgens 

eBay recently launched a new platform called Collections (mine run the gamut from "Pretty Kitty" filled with everything from the kitten flats to quirky cat-covered phone cases, to "Boudoir Looks" with my favorite lingerie finds, to "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" with all the kitschy-lip prints that manage to always steal my heart. It's a fun way to track my own personal obsessions and curate my inspiration in a real, buyable way; even if the items in my Collections sell out, eBay scours the site for similar products to satisfy my impulse shopping. You can follow all of my collections here! And if you've started curating your own, please link them below so I can check yours out and follow them, too. 


My eBayCollections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay.
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19 comments:

  1. I know, I know, I know!!! the bag is so so so so amazing! the strange part, didn't buy anything this season except for my chanel boots. the thing is, since i became a blogger i started to get saturated. you follow fashion weeks and everything you see at fashion week isn't even for sale yet, even the street style! so from the moment it hits the stores a few month later i am like: been there, seen that! so i am looking for statement pieces that stand the test of time, if i still like it after a few seasons, then i will buy it! but as you said, for a much smaller price. for now, i think i will wait until the sales :)! or maybe i should browse ebay :)

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  2. omg how awsome are those sunglasses! as a huge sunglass collector, i must have these! i love the whole outfit and its stunning once again!

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  3. Ebay is a beautiful thing. I buy most of my handbags, shoe and clothing there. I think my favorite looks on you have been with your BF jeans. The AW bag and loafers...swoon city.
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  4. Sale and bargain finds are my fave!! I feel that everything I buy should be at a great price otherwise I'm not satisfied. This is how I am able to buy all of my designer items. Love the bag and glasses! You're so stylish and I love your blog!

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  5. Why aren't you in this blog competition, would have like to vote for you?
    http://www.navabi.co.uk/p/curvy-blog-award-2013/#voting

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  6. Fantastic look! I really like that hair-do on you! x



    fashion is for idiots [like us]

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  7. Slap head, swears
    Thanks

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  8. Where did you find those grey fur key chains? They are so cool!!

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  9. I love your silver shoes Nico!! http://guapitatondita.blogspot.it/2013/11/serendipita-le-calze-fiori-e-il.html

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  10. Why are you fabulous? Love this look <3 www.chicstylista.com

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  11. The Silver Shoes remind me alot of the silver gwen flats that kate spade put out. I LOVE that these shoes are an order of magnitude less.

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  12. Your hair up in that second image looks fantastic :)

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  13. Stephanie SatrianiDecember 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Love your sunnies!

    Seo Philippines

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