For the past few weeks I’ve found myself frequently browsing eBay. I’ll do it while walking the halls, standing in the cafeteria lines, waiting for elevators… you know, those types of things. I’ve only run into a few doors and corners of walls… completely worth it!! I’ve found some awesome items! This outfit here is made up of all pre-owned items (…well, except the shoes). The top just came recently. Its stunning in person, I love it. Its by Narciso Rodriguez and was 50-something dollars- I’m still surprised I found it for that price! I couldn’t imagine a more perfect work shirt. And these Gucci pants were at the same price point. They were a bit big when they came, but a wash and hot dry fixed that… (not recommended).
Narciso Rodriguez top, Gucci pants, Alejandro shoes, Fendi bag
Outside of workout clothes, nearly all of the clothes that I buy now-a-days are work appropriate. Because I work all. the. time. And having work clothes that look good and fit comfortably make me feel more confident and put together (=slightly better day). I’ve had my eye on a few pretty pieces this summer, but I’ve been put-off by the prices (hence the eBay obsession)! Hopefully with fall around the corner there will be some decent sales to get summer stuff moving to make room for new fall arrivals. Two items have been sitting in my J. Crew cart for ages (come on J. Crew!). The first is this plain white tuxedo shirt. I love a crisp white shirt. But paying full price for it seems ridiculous (I’ll probably get a stain on it within its first 5 wears anyway), but its mine as soon as it finally hits sale! The other item is the Elsie pump in every color that’s not sold out. I originally bought the kraft brown and fell in love with the pump’s comfort and simplicity. I really don’t want to pay full price for another pair, but I’m happy I did for the first (was actually meaning to get a price adjustment later on, but they’ve since sold out).
Another item that’s been on my summer wishlist is a comfy d’Orsay flat. The first pair I ever saw were the ‘Nina’ flats by Vince. At first I wasn’t a fan, but the more I see them, the more I want them! In the land of d’Orsay flats, Manolo Blahnik definitely takes the price for the most flattering shape. But that price tag… ouch. I was hoping J. Crew’s version would be a more affordable alternative, but reviews are starting to come in and they’re saying that the comfort just isn’t there. So those will be a pass. The search will continue. It’ll probably be snowing by the time I find the perfect pair…
There aren’t too many other items that I’ve got my eye on, surprisingly. Granted, I haven’t been browsing my regular blogs and retails sites much because I’ve been working a lot recently (and like I mentioned, the time I do spent on the internet is browsing eBay). But, fall is just around the corner, and I (and many others) love fall clothes! Sweaters, scarves, boots… oh so cozy. But I’m in no rush for summer to end. Winter and I are not friends.