This post has been a long time coming as I kept meaning to share it earlier in the year but then Winter passed and the items didn't seem relevant. The principle however did remain the same. I am a contemplator. I don't tend to make decisions easily, especially with my wardrobe. Being a bargain hunter I hate paying full price for items so try to hang on for sales. That being said, it doesn't always work so eBay has been great when I feel I've missed out on something. Queue this post I wrote 2 years ago about the pale pink faux fur gilet in Topshop. I popped it on here, on my Christmas list, no one took the hint and it sold out. I then saved a search on eBay for what seemed like eternity. I missed out on another that my husband was supposed to bid on for me (yes he got a telling off) then finally this grey one popped up. I paid £30 for it, it was second hand but in new condition. Yes, I possibly think that paying £60 for the pale pink one 2 years earlier may have been the right thing to do but hind sight is a great thing. Oh and thank God for eBay!
|Gilet; Topshop via eBay|
|Jumper; & Other Stories|
Hat & Gloves, Moschino via TK Maxx
|Gilet, jumper and jeans all Topshop!|
Trainer boots; Timberland
Next up was another Topshop faux fur, this time a proper 'Bet' jacket. Am sure I've featured it on here before but this was another eBay purchase. It actually came up as a suggested item when I was looking for my gilet. Then I got hooked on finding a decent one in my size. I think I paid £40 for this and it was about £90 new but sold out by the time I stumbled across it. I must say, these two faux fur pieces from Topshop have been brilliant. They really are well made and a great soft faux fur - one of the only imitations I will do!
|Coat; Topshop via eBay|
Chanel Bag; lucky charity shop find
|Cashmere hat, leather gloves and my daughter 1D rucksack;TK Maxx|
Jumper and boots; Gap
More recently I had a very old search saved for a Whistles shopper that I spotted years ago again, in a snake pattern. The ones that kept coming up were used and the leather appeared to show wear really easily so I wasn't prepared to pay huge amounts for one. This one came up and was brand new (there was still the gift recent in it when it arrived!). I paid £26 for it. My back's been playing up of late so I've needed to stop using my Prada everyday handbag as much. They are so well made they are heavy unfortunately so I've swapped to this lightweight leather shopper style instead and it's been great.
|Whistles via eBay|
|Really simple inside and raw leather lining|
So if you feel you've missed out on something in the sales (especially as they are coming up) make sure you save a search on eBay. It might not happen straight away but give it some time and something will always turn up. I don't tend to randomly buy off there for clothing or accessories, only when it's been something I've seen and know it fits and is of good quality.