eBaying The Bay

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A few days ago I posted about consignment shopping. Today I’m featuring the thrifty shopper’s other best friend… eBay. Ever since I spotted my first Hudson’s Bay coat, I knew I was destined to own something with the iconic Canadian stripes. Only problem was that the styles that I loved so much were made in the 60s and 70s… and that’s where eBay is so amazing.

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Navy and Black

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Growing up, I wasn’t so keen on mixing navy and black. Then Zac Posen’s collection for Target dropped in 2010 and changed my mind with its ruffled strapless dress and tuxedo jacket (both of which I still have in my wardrobe today). Now I love the dark color combo. Kelly Wearstler seemed to have also gotten the memo, and made this tie-front vest with an amazing textured navy weave with subtle black trim. And to finish off the look, I chose this classic monogrammed purse (in the most pristine vintage condition!) that was handed down to me by my mother-in-law. Pretty amazing.

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Consignment Done Right

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Some outfits with extreme high-low combos can only be averaged and categorized as ‘debit’. Well, today’s outfit couldn’t get much higher and lower… I mixed and matched a Preen by Thornton Bregazzi jacket (if you’re not familiar, let’s just say that the 100% cotton hoodie from Preen’s current collection is retailing for a cool $815) with my favorite pair of Payless boots. Yup.

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A Lesson in Layering: Part 2

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I was feeling double outerwear today. Sometimes it can seem a bit bulky, but this trench coat easily accommodates this medium weight denim jacket and the overall look benefits from the added color, different hemline, and texture. To top the outfit off with a little pizzazz, I added my super-glam/super-splurge “razor’s edge necklace” and some snakeskin details.

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A Bright and Sunny Day

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Can you tell I am feeling colorful today? This shirt dress is pretty subdued and neutral on its own, but with the pink tights, mustard details, and multi-colored satchel, it really comes alive. Perfect for a happy Friday!

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Heels and pregnancy aren’t compatible every day…

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Hi quick post! Knit bodycon dresses are one of the most comfortable maternity outfits for a busy work day. This tote has also become my daily bag as it’s super lightweight but it still holds its structure when set down. Add a little leopard on my toes and some gold accents and I’m good to go!

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Stolen Sweater

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Typical maternity outfit? Not so much. But hellooo autumn!!! I’ve been waiting a while for the LA heat wave to subside and it seems like it finally has a tad which allows me to reintroduce boots and sweaters into the mix!

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“Splurging” on Affordable Fashion

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Is it crazy to say that I splurged on a sweatshirt at H&M? It’s definitely odd coming from me and is unlike my usual “this was a steal at H&M!” but this sweatshirt stared me down in all its beaded glory and I knew I had to have it. I love the colors, the pattern, and the chainmail-like weight of it (yes, it’s super heavy). So, what’s your price limit on an utterly-covet-worthy-but-deep-down-still-just-a-pullover-cotton-sweatshirt?

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