Tuesday, November 30, 2010

a rather neutral Tuesday...


Good morning all,

Days like today make me a happy office-job dweller. It's cold and rainy without any signs of clearing up, and I'm happy to be inside with my artificial lighting and lack of air circulation :)

On to the neutraltastic outfit (although I did add red boots, a purple tank, and my colorful scarf). I recently bought a lovely cream colored cowl neck top from Ann Taylor, and I wanted to wear it with these brown pinstriped pants. Unfortunately, the top was too see through for my comfort, even with an added layer underneath. But I really liked the color combo. Then I remembered owning this particular sweater. It's a couple years old and I think I have it in 4 colors. The Loft doesn't seem to make sweaters like these anymore (it's perfectly soft, stretchy, and it's fit me plus or minus some pounds). Discontinued clothing seems to be my trend this week.


Happy Tuesday!

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft (2008)
Purple tank: Old Navy (2010)
Brown pants: Gap ($41.65, August 2010)
Red boots: Ebay ($12, September 2010)
Long necklace: Lia Sophia via Ebay ($11, July 2009)
Scarf: NY & Co (2010)

Monday, November 29, 2010

happy 300th post!


Good morning everyone,

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope everyone's plans went well. Our Thanksgiving dinner was very tasty, but of course to me everything tastes better when you don't have to prepare it :) We ended up staying at my Aunt's house for a while and then heading home to sleep off our food comas. 

Have you all found any good buys between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I feel like I managed not to spend too much, but my credit card statement will probably say otherwise. :)

After all my talk about working on Friday I ended up having to take a day off because we had to take my grandmother to the ER at 2am Friday morning. Fun, yeah? Fortunately my grandmother is fine. She was having trouble breathing when she tried to go to sleep on Thursday night and it turns out she had a large amount of fluid in her lungs. They were able to sort it all out at the hospital and she's been home resting since Saturday. Hopefully this will be the last time she has to go into the hospital for a while. *fingers crossed*

Anyway, today's outfit is what I planned for Friday. The pants are my new favorites. They are Ann Taylor's "Perfect Legging", which has since sold out, and I feel absolutely fantastic in them. In the past I haven't had luck with AT pants (I have better odds at the Loft) and these just exceeded all of my expectations. I was expecting a sort of thick knit legging, but instead they are a great straight leg dress pant. Originally $98, and I got them for $16 a couple weeks ago when they had their extra 25% off and the 30% friends and family sale. In fact, I got 2 more pairs during the extra 40% sale, and I will definitely treat them with care because according to one of Ann Taylor's reps, they are no longer making them. Figures, right?


Happy Monday!

Striped corsage sweater: Ann Taylor Loft ($17.49, October 2010)
Black pants: Ann Taylor ($16, November 2010)
Gray shoes: DSW ($35, November 2010)
Necklace: Stella & Dot via Craigslist ($45, June 2010)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I sank into the ground for today's photos...


Good morningish everyone,

D noticed one of the trees in our backyard was turning all sorts of pretty photo-friendly colors, and suggested getting outfit photos with said tree. Great idea, except for my wearing heels and sinking into the ground with every step. So most of today's photos came out rather awkwardly, with me trying to keep my balance while not sinking too far into the dirt and laughing at myself the whole time. 

Is anyone traveling for their turkey/food tomorrow? We're all heading over to my aunt's house, which I'm thankful for because my cooking skills are minimal. A couple years ago I invited all 2 of my stray friends over for a chinese food "feast" on Thanksgiving, and we ended up ordering the food a day early since the place was closed on Thanksgiving. We're classy like that! Anyway, this year we're doing a "normal" dinner with the regular food items, and I'm looking forward to relaxing for the day. Friday I'll be back at work (best day to be at the office; no one else is here and there's never any traffic) so I will see you all then! 

Happy Turkeys to you all!

Dress w/belt: Ann Taylor Loft ($28, October 2008)-Can you believe this is the first time I've worn this dress? I was saving it for a "flatter stomach" but then decided to f*ck that idea and wear it proudly. :)
Tights: Spanx (gifted, November 2010)
Brown tank: Ann Taylor Loft (2010)
Boots: Vigotti via 6pm ($19.95!, May 2010)-These are the same style that I wore Monday, except in brown.
Necklace: Liz Claiborne Outlet ($7, May 2009)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And all this empty space that you create does nothing for my flawless sense of style...


Good morning all,

I'm having a slightly hectic day at work so I wanted something flowy and comfortable to throw on today. As I was putting it all together last night I remembered to include my new purple boots, and I'm quite satisfied with how it all looks. My coworkers seem to like the boots as well, so that's always an added bonus.


So remember that leather jacket I was so excited about? It was terrible. The chest area was way too big, yet I couldn't even close the bottom. So it just ended up looking rather boxy and blouse-like, which is not what I was going for. It's already been returned :) 

Happy Tuesday!

(This was my attempt at the artsy fartsy "walk-away" shot. At least you get a great view of the tights.)
Black open cardi: TJ Maxx ($20, Summer 2010)
Floral dress: JCPenney ($12, January 2010)
Tights: Target (2009)
Purple boots: Matiko via Amazon ($66, October 2010)
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft ($12, October 2010)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, plus some weekend shots...


Hi all,

First off, I want to say hello to everyone that's found me via FabFindsUnder50. I was unaware that so many people read her blog! So hopefully a few of you will like what you see and stick around :)

Today has been rather strange for me. This morning I went to play some music and my zune had somehow deleted all 10,000 tracks I had put on it over the past couple of years. Then I got to work and it took me 45 minutes to get my computer to turn on. Now I'm waiting for the Terminator to stroll into my office and give me some bad news or something.


Anyway, how about some outfit info? Saturday was errand/date night for myself and D, and during our errands I wanted to be comfortable. I did change into something nicer for our seafood date :) This outfit came straight from the pages of Lane Bryant. I would have tried a similar pose but somehow model stances never translate well with me :)


Happy Monday all!
Today's outfit:
Dress: Lane Bryant ($13, March 2010)
Tights: Spanx
Belt: NY & Co (2009)
Boots: Vigotti via 6pm ($19.95!, May 2010)
Necklace: Etsy ($30, June 2010)

Saturday's outfit:
Purple tunic: Lane Bryant ($25ish, October 2010)
Ponte leggings: Ann Taylor Loft ($34, November 2010)
Black suede boots: Piperlime ($50, December 2009)
Earrings: Stella & Dot via Ebay ($35, June 2010)

Friday, November 19, 2010

friday has been brought to you by....stripes.


Good morning,

Stripes seem to be a theme for me on Fridays. Simple as it is, I've been looking forward to wearing this combo all week. I'm also showing off the necklace that I won during ThriftMomma's giveaway. I used fashion tape to secure the necklace to my shirt so the flowers wouldn't flop around. Before yesterday I had never used fashion tape, and I think I may have found my new best wardrobe-friend :)

Do you all have any plans for this weekend? I'm hoping to clean out a couple dresser drawers and go through my closet, and then just relax with my grandmother. Have a good weekend!

Striped tee: Lane Bryant ($16, November 2009)
Jeans: Gap Outlet ($35.99, July 2010)
Brown flats: Frye via DSW ($22ish, 2008)
Necklace: Giveaway from ThriftyMomma

Thursday, November 18, 2010

my take on the traveling scarf


 
Good morning everyone,

I have been anxiously waiting for the weather to clear up to get a better picture and play my part in Kimberly's Traveling Scarf exercise :) To be honest, FabFindsUnder50 was one of the first fashion blogs I started reading, and Kimberly was (and still is) a great inspiration to me. So when she decided to partner up with Affordable Scarves and send out another scarf, I definitely wanted in on the action. I decided I wanted to do something different with the scarf, so I tied it around the top of an otherwise very lowcut dress (click here for another view of the dress) and secured it with fashion tape. Then I threw a matching cardigan over it, and bam, another outfit for a day at the office.


Happy Thursday!

Yellow cardi: Ann Taylor Loft ($30, 2009)
Scarf/top: Courtesy of Affordable Scarves
Brown dress: CAbi Outlet ($25ish, July 2009)
Shoes: Poetic License "Delish" via MustHaveShoes ($70.56, September 2010)
Necklace: Gifted (July 2010)
Belt: NY & Co (2009)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

damn, I love these boots


Good morning everyone,

I had a dream about this dress last night, so I decided to go with it and wear it today. Perhaps it will bring me luck (or more smarts) in the statistics course this afternoon. I can fantasize, right? Anyway, I'm not sure how I feel with the coral belt. It "goes", but I wish I had worn my matchy matchy cognac belt that is right in tune with the color of the boots. But there's always next time. I'm also surprised to be showing leg this far into November. It was already in the upper 50's this morning so I just threw on a lightweight jacket and skipped the tights. Some time ago my coworker asked where I was able to find such pale tights, and I wasn't actually wearing any. It's totally normal to have pale white legs, yes? Maybe? Hello? :)

At least the week is halfway over. Happy Wednesday!

Dress: Target ($25, February 2010)
Yellow tank: Old Navy (2010)
Coral belt: NY & CO ($3ish, 2009)
Boots: Steve Madden "Invite" via 6pm ($75, November 2010)
Necklace: Chico's Outlet (gifted, July 2010)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

trying to dress for rain...


Good morning,

Before I straightened my hair I recall looking at the forecast to see if it would be raining in the next couple days. For some reason I don't remember them calling for floods today, but unfortunately it does seem to be heavily raining. Knowing I'd have to walk a little more swiftly than usual (to get from my car to my work building) I decided to play it safe in pants and break out my "new" boots. By new, I mean I bought them 6 months ago and have been saving them for colder weather.

Some of you may remember that last year I was on the hunt for some dark gray boots. I found these back in May, and they are exactly what I wanted. They have a cute studded strap that goes around the heel, and it makes me feel slightly cowgirlesque. :) Apparently the shoes are vegan too, which is nice (but not a necessity for me. Sunday's leather jacket purchase is made of 100% goat...)

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Also, this top? I used to wear it once a week before the blog made me start a laundry routine. Ok, I'm kidding about the laundry part, but I really did wear it all the time. I actually have two of these tops. I wore the first one so often that it got to be faded, and now I keep it in my office in case I need to change my shirt for any reason. So far I've only had to break it out for kickball practice (I was wearing a dress on the day we decided to randomly practice our kicking skills). I found the one I'm wearing on ebay :) Do you all keep an extra set of clothes at work?

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

Gray cardi: Old Navy ($21, March 2010)
Floral top: Ann Taylor Loft via Ebay ($10, 2010)
Black pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($20, 2008)
Gray boots: ModCloth ($45, May 2010)
Necklace: Stella & Dot via Craigslist ($34.50, April 2010)

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm a winner!


Hi all,

I think I may have mentioned this little tidbit before, but until recently I have never won anything in my life. No radio give-away games, no random drawings, not even prizes at the carnival games. So when ThriftyMomma had a giveaway for a beautiful handmade crocheted necklace, I entered and didn't get my hopes up. Well, I actually won, and not only did she send the necklace, but she also sent a great maroon sweater! So that's the sweater you see in today's outfit. The necklace will be debuted later this week. :)

In other exciting news, I straightened my hair last night, and I think it's the first time I've straightened it since starting the good 'ol blog. It takes me about 45 minutes to complete the whole process, and I have a hard time sitting myself down and getting through it. I think the main reason I spent the time on it was to avoid doing my statistics homework :)  The good part is that it will last for at least 2 days (if I avoid any potential rain) and it makes getting ready in the morning so much easier! I've been using the same straightening iron since college, and I really do like the results. As my coworker told me this morning, I look "naturally straight haired" instead of fake. I love my work.

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 One last thing-I think I may have found a great leather jacket. If it doesn't work I'm giving up on finding one. The jacket is the "leather funnel jacket" from the Gap, and I got it for a great price during my "oh shit I must shop with the awesome 30% off discount" period last night. Originally $298, on sale for $199.99, took 30% off  for the Give/Get deal, then took another 15% off because ON/Gap screwed up an earlier order of mine, and then I had a $20 rewards certificate to use. That made this beauty about $100! On one hand I'm annoyed with myself for spending $100. On the other hand, my fingers are triple crossed and I'm hoping it looks good on me. Stay tuned!


Happy Monday!

Maroon sweater: Sent by ThriftyMomma (November 2010)
Floral top: Old Navy ($11.55, August 2010)
Pants: Target ($18, September 2010)
Brown flats: Frye via DSW ($22ish, 2008)
Necklace: Gifted (July 2010)
Earrings: Stella & Dot via Ebay ($35, June 2010)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Argh, matey!


Good morning,

I'm so happy it's Friday. I'm finally starting to feel a little better (meaning I can breathe through my nose) and Friday night means another What Not to Wear, so things are definitely looking up. Thank you for your positive comments yesterday :)


So I missed last week's WNTW, and I forgot that it's not easily available online or through On Demand (boo!) Did any of you watch it? Was anything especially noteworthy? I would go on that show just for them to find me a beautiful cognac leather jacket (although I'm not sure if I could get rid of my current wardrobe. It's taken me a long time to find things I feel good wearing). It seems like they feature a great leather jacket/blazer in a lot of the episodes, and those definitely aren't easy for a plus size gal to find. I swear I've bought at least 4 leather jackets and returned them for various reasons. 


Speaking of jackets, did any of you buy anything during Old Navy's outerwear sale? I bought this coat in both colors, but I'm only going to keep the black one. I've had great luck with Old Navy's plus size outwear, and the coat will be perfect for the colder weather.
Happy Friday!

Striped top: Ebay ($15.50, October 2010)
Jeans: Calvin Klein ($48, January 2010)
Black flats: Nine West Outlet ($20, July 2009)
Long necklace: Ann Taylor Loft ($20, September 2010)
Black coat: Old Navy ($50, November 2010)
Green bag: B. Makowsky via 6pm ($80, June 2010)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday-Relearning some life lessons...


Hi all,

I try not to complain too often here, but I'm pretty down today. I caught a cold from one of my coworkers and I just can't seem to shake it. Yesterday I worked from home, and I really shouldn't be in today but I'm hesitant to use the rest of my sick leave. Additionally, things aren't too optimistic in my personal life at the moment, and I'm just bummed all around.


If you're super in love with these boots (my search for the perfect cognac boots is finally over, but I also got the gray ones and they're fab too) they're still available on sale here. I'm an 8.5/9 and the 9's fit me perfectly. Also, my 15"ish calves are happy.

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I guess that's all I've got today. Hope you all are having a good one. 
 
Cardigan: Lane Bryant ($30, December 2009)
Purple dress: Old Navy ($10, Fall 2009)
Black tights: Spanx 
Gray boots: Steve Madden "Invite" via 6pm ($75, November 2010)
Necklace: Grandma's
Earrings: Lia Sophia via Ebay

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

welcome to my Tuesday post ;)



 Good morning all,

I hope you all had a good weekend. I spent mine hanging out with Brangelina and Mr. Ben Franklin, among others. We took D's sister to Madame Tussauds in DC and had a really good time. Have any of you ever been to the wax museum? I couldn't believe how life-like most of the statues looked. It felt like their eyes were following us the whole time.

Today I'm a bit sick with a sore throat (and a lost voice) so I decided to go with a comfortable cardi/pants outfit. 


Happy Tuesday!

Wax museum outfit:
Moto jacket: NY & Co ($32, October 2009)
Striped tee: Lane Bryant ($16, November 2009)
Jeans: Target ($20.98, August 2010)
Sneakers: Vans via DSW (2008)
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft ($12.99, October 2010)
Scarf: Old Navy ($10, 2010)

Tuesday's outfit:
Leopard cardi: T.J. Maxx ($20, June 2010)
White top: Ann Taylor Loft (2008)
Black pants: Old Navy (2008)
Black flats: Nine West Outlet ($20, July 2009)
Red belt: Relic via Ebay ($15ish, October 2010)
Pearl necklace: Gifted (July 2010)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Stranger in a strange land...

As promised, here are some shots of what I wore while gallivanting around Chicago and Milwaukee. Unfortunately we didn't get too many photos during our Milwaukee stay, but I managed to get pictures during both days in Chicago :)

Chicago Day 1:



Black moto jacket: NY & Co ($32, October 2009)
Lace dress: Macy's ($26.70, October 2010)
Black tights: Spanx
Boots: Ann Taylor Loft ($56, December 2008)
Pearl Necklace: Gifted (July 2010)


Chicago Day 2:


Same black jacket
Yellow scarf: Target ($12.99, October 2010)
Striped top: Target ($3.24, August 2010)
Black flats: Nine West Outlet ($20, July 2009)
Yellow bag: T.J. Maxx ($15, October 2010)

Last Night in Milwaukee:
Black cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft ($24, May 2010)
Dress: Anne Klein via Macy's ($38.70, October 2010)
Black tights: Spanx
Boots: ($56, December 2008)
Pearl necklace: Gifted (July 2010)


Same black jacket
Patterned tunic: Macy's ($36, March 2010)
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft ($32, May 2008)

So, can we spend a moment on the clothes? Of course I wore a bunch of other things around Wisconsin, but I'm lacking picture proof. I wore the yellow scarf every single day, and I was so thankful that I brought it with me. The yellow bag was one of my Chicago purchases (it's funny that we went to T.J. Maxx, since we go there quite often back home). And that Anne Klein suit dress? Worth every penny. You can't tell from the photo but the gray skirt has a lovely subtle pinstripe, and the top has polka dots. And the best part is that there's a tank top built in! It's the perfect classy business dress, which I will probably wear all of once a year :) Also, the last 2 photos were taken on our last night in Milwaukee, and by then I was very ready to be back home.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely weekend! The boy's sister is flying in tonight and we're going to take her around DC for the next couple of days. I'll be back on Tuesday :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

how not to pack: my (long) story...

Hi all,

Before I left for my work trip the lovely Thriftymomma asked for some tips on packing. Unfortunately, I am a terrible packer. So perhaps this whole exercise should be an example of how not to pack :) Regardless, I thought I would share my "techniques" with all of you.

 The first thing I always think about is the purpose of the trip. In our case, we combined a small vacation with work travel. Unfortunately, the work part required more dressy business outfits, while keeping in mind that the weather would be cool for the fun parts (coats are shitty for packing, and I hate wearing/carrying them while traveling). Normally I would bring a pair of pants, change up the tops for each training night, and then use the one suit jacket. But I had bought a gorgeous Anne Klein suit dress that I wanted to wear, so I had to throw that in the pile. Anyway, I really struggled with how to pack a suit jacket, boots, layers, jeans, an extra pair of shoes, pj's, and comfort all into one suitcase. Turns out, I needed two suitcases (yay for Southwest's 2 free checked bags). 


So I started out with a half-assed outfit plan. This involved taking a piece of notebook paper and writing down the days I'd be gone (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc...) and then what pieces I planned to wear each day (and each day had to be divided into halves, the "fun" half, and the "working" half). Then my goal was to fit those pieces in a carry on, which would then be packed into the checked bag (we usually shop in Milwaukee and I wanted to be able to have two bags on the way back if needed). Easy, right?
(all the clothes before being packed)
(packed clothes)
Well, this is when things usually turn to shit for me. See, although the suitcase is full, I'm not done packing. I still needed to pack toiletries, sodas (I always bring soda if I'm going somewhere I've never been. It's my coffee/crack in the mornings; don't judge), and a couple other things. My hair crap alone could probably use it's own bag (and of course nothing is small enough to go in a carry-on). Also, since I had packed the carry on in the checked bag, I was pretty sure the bag was well over the 50lb limit. So I decided to unpack the carry on and just use them as two separate bags.
(Yes, that is my own pillow. Thank goodness it squishes. And I wasn't kidding about the soda...)
Ok, so I packed the two bags, but then remembered that I had one of those flexible duffle carry-ons, and decided to use that instead of the smaller suitcase. There was no way to attach the two suitcases for rolling purposes, and the duffle bag straps could be looped around the larger bag's handle for easier handling.
Then the shit really hits the fan. That paper list of good intentions? Gone. Instead, in a panic, I started throwing things in the suitcase that I didn't need. The shirt I haven't worn in 2 years? Check. Impractical extra shoes? Also in there. An extra pair of everything else just in case there is some sort of clothing apocalypse? Probably in there! I may have cried and made myself a drink at some point.


In the end, I unpacked everything and started over. Packing is probably one of the reasons I don't travel very often. I think the only thing I do right when it comes to packing is rolling clothing. Although I will say that I wore every article of clothing once with the exception of 1 dress and 1 turtleneck. And I managed to only pack two pairs of shoes. I also left the pillow behind, which I deeply regretted during our stay in Chicago (the bed had crappy horrid pillows). While packing for the return trip (I spared you all pictures of that mess) my bag weighed a full 48lbs.


Ah, I'm tired just revisiting all of those memories. Do you all have any packing quirks? Do your hair products ban you from being one of those classy business travelers that can just pack a carry-on and go with it? I can't be the only one...

Tomorrow I'll show you what I actually wore on the trip :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

baby don't get out of bed, just lay back down your pretty head...


Good morningish everyone,

Something about today's color choice really makes me content. I feel mature, put-together, and as comfortable as possible in 3" heels. Do my pictures show these thoughts? Nope, not at all. I can't wait for the time change! My office photos are never optimal.


My bag is the real reason I even bothered taking photos today. Want to hear a story about it? It goes like this: During our Milwaukee work trip we were walking around the historic district killing some time before our training. We passed a bag shop, where I saw a stunning set of leather patchwork bags in the window. When I saw the name of the retailer, I opted against going in knowing full well the prices would be way out of my range (and I had already bought 2 bags during our trip). Flash forward to the day after I got back from Milwaukee. I logged in to fatshionxchange and noticed someone selling this Lucky bag...for $30 (including shipping!) I pounced, and yesterday the bag finally arrived on my doorstep. It's not exactly the same as the bags I saw in the Milwaukee window, but it's damn close and I love the hell out of it. The end :)




Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday!

Teal cowl top: Ann Taylor Loft (gifted, December 2009)
Brown striped pants: Gap ($41.65, August 2010)
Boots: Tsubo Rynin via 6pm ($50, October 2010)
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft ($12.99, October 2010)
Lucky bag: Fatshionxchange ($30, October 2010)

Monday, November 1, 2010

a post about ebay...

Hi all,

I'm wearing some extremely non-exciting clothing today (a tunic and jeans) so I thought now would be a good time to talk about ebay. Do you all use ebay? I'm assuming most people have at least heard of it, so let's start out with my personal ebay history.

During college, ebay was a vast unknown territory for me. Actually, most online shopping existed without me knowing a thing about it (granted, it was less popular 5-10 years ago). Some friends of mine would mention buying stuff on ebay, but I never thought of it as a place to search for material possessions. When I graduated from college and moved back home, I found myself with an abundance of time (and an increased waistline), and online shopping opened up a whole new world of shopping options.

It started out innocently enough. I have a thing for Dante's Inferno, and my first ebay purchase was this book:
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Today, I mostly look for clothing and shoes. Occasionally I buy jewelry, but clothing definitely makes up the bulk of my purchases. Browsing through ebay listings can be time-consuming, so here are the two main ways I go about my "normal" ebay searching...

Brand Names
Knowing what brand you're looking for makes searching on ebay so much easier! My favorites include Anna Scholz, Ann Taylor (if you search on Ann Taylor the Loft options will also come up), Lane Bryant, CAbi, Alfani, Kiyonna, Merona, and Igigi. I almost always type in a brand name followed by my size. Which leads me to...

Sizes
There are a few ways to look for sizes on ebay. There are the regular sizes, and the plus sizes. Usually I'll just look in regular and plus sizes, because quite often sellers don't put my size(s) as a plus size, or vice versa. So in other words, I just type in the brand and my size in the search bar, and I'll look at all of the results that come up.

There are a few times that I've gotten lucky. About a month ago I looked for a dress in my size, without any brand name, and I ended up with a beautiful $200+ silk Anna Scholz dress for $35 (I haven't worn it yet). Another time I was looking at CAbi items and I found a cardigan with a "best offer" price, and got it for a fraction of the original asking price.

Below is a photo round-up of some of my favorite ebay purchases. Do you all have any ebay stories or tips?
(clock-wise from the top left: INC dress, brown boots, CAbi fern dress, CAbi bird cardigan, CAbi floral dress, INC rose skirt)