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Welcome the newest Coach bag to my collection, the Classic leather shoulder bag in vermillion! I could not be more excited for this pretty lady. I have been waiting and wanting it for over a year now and finally snagged it for a great price on Ebay. I’m telling you folks, waiting pays off. Most of the ones in this color and style are going for $120 or higher and I got it for a steal at $50, not including shipping. Being a seller on Ebay myself, I’ve noticed sometimes they’re off weeks. An item won’t sell or even be looked at one week and the next week it will have 10 bids. I definitely stole this bag on an off week (hey, somethings gotta give when you’ve been stalking Ebay for a year, right?). The bag is in almost perfect condition and even came with it’s dust bag. Major score. Ebay for the win once again!
Tips on Bidding on Ebay:
- Always, always use the highest bid feature. This allows you to set your absolute highest bid you’re willing to pay for the item and will outbid another bidder automatically until you reach that highest bid. No stress at all.
- Don’t bid until the last 5 minutes (or even less). This brings you into the game late and will catch other bidders off guard and make it harder for them to outbid you.
- If you’re unsure about something, always message the seller. My experience is that they always message back and give helpful feedback. It also helps reassure they’re a trustful seller and are selling you the correct item.
- Do some research to make sure the item isn’t fake. Look at the sellers feedback history. A lot of sellers take selling on Ebay really seriously and want to give the best service/product. Check out what others have said about them. This will give you more confidence when bidding and buying.
Do you use Ebay? If so, Id’ love to hear any tips you have that have worked for you.
I’ve been working with SheInside for quite some time now and with their recent new arrivals I thought it would be nice to feature some of my favorite picks*. One of the best things about shopping SheInside is you can find a ton of great trend pieces at affordable prices. Whether its prints, scalloped hems, camo, or lace, this online shop is great for updating and incorporating a few fun pieces in your wardrobe from season to season. Those floral shorts might be calling my name and how fun is the blouse/skirt geometric suit?!
In other news, happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and for all the mothers out there, happy Mother’s Day!
*SheInside approached me to collaborate only after my review of some of their products. My review and any post related to SheInside is completely my own opinion.
I was recently gifted a high waisted bikini and I absolutely adore the retro style! I wasn’t sure how the high waisted bottoms would fit my small frame, but I actually think it’s quite flattering. Unfortunately, the boyfriend is NOT a fan of the style… I guess I can add it to the list of not-so-boyfriend approved lol. What do you think, love it or hate it? Will you try the high waisted brief?
In vacation news, Mike and I are off to beautiful Santa Barbara on Sunday (the city where we met 8 or so years ago). I will have my regular scheduled posts going up, so be sure to stop by.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
As mentioned a couple times, last week I had the opportunity to shoot with Gap Inc. It was probably one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had in my professional life. The shoot was about real life Gap fans showing how they style one or some of their favorite pieces from any of the Gap brands. I think what made this opportunity so special was the fact that I’ve been wearing Gap since I was 8 years old and continue to shop there for all my basics. The idea of working with a brand that you’ve loved all your life is special in itself.
Unfortunately, the photoshoot was for internal use and won’t be available to see anywhere public. If they decide to use my videos or photos (they shot 12 people and are using only 8) they’ll be up on my Facebook page within the year. A big thanks to Gap’s creative director who took the above shots on my camera.
I know many bloggers don’t talk about collaborations or don’t make a big deal of them, but I thought this experience was something to share because of the way it happened. Gap approached me after seeing a couple of my photos on their Facebook page (after being pinned to their Styld.by You board on Pinterest). Only because of my blog and social media could they have ever seen my photos and been able to approach me. It goes to show, when you put in the work and you put yourself out there (even if you’re not the biggest blogger) opportunities arise. You never know, you could end up working with a brand you’ve loved since you were a kid =)
A couple highlights and things I learned:
- - I booked an appointment at The Dry Bar early that morning. I thought, hey it’s Valentine’s Day and I have a photoshoot, why not? Yeah, not a good idea. All the stylist ran late which is no bueno when you have to be to the city in morning commute traffic.
- - For some reason the stylist brushed all my curls out the second I got to the shoot…”wait no, that’s how it’s supposed to look!”
- - Cameramen, videographers, and stylist do not like flyaways…. I have a thing with my hair, it has to have top volume and it has to be a little messy. That’s just the way it has to be! Unfortunately, they won’t have it. All my flyaways kept getting hair sprayed down which also meant flat straight hair. BIG time sad face. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I never ever wear my hair straight. It’s just not cute. So, I was pretty disappointed in the way my hair looked for the photos.
- - I was in the elevator with the CFO of Gap Inc. No big deal!
- - Working for a retail giants means lots of well dressed employees. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stylish people in one place.
- - Being under bright lights and answering interview questions to the camera might be the scariest thing ever. Let’s just say my palms were sweaty lol.
- - Working with creatives in any and all fields is so much fun. The crew at Gap was absolutely amazing and gracious and I feel so blessed to have worked with them.
I had been on the hunt for the right ankle bootie for quite some time. I was looking for something in the tan family, I wanted a bit of a heel, and most importantly something comfortable. I originally heard about the Vince Camuto Hadley bootie from Audrey when she spotted them on sale here. I wasn’t completely sold on the caramel color, so I did a little research. After about a month of searching I found them! They’re the perfect shade of sand tan, the suede is butter soft, and they fit extremely well!
Clearly, these are almost identical to the beloved Rag and Bone Newbury booties. I definitely didn’t want to shovel out $500 for boots and after reading the reviews (all really positive), I knew I had to give these a go. As mentioned above, the suede is unbelievably soft and the 3 inch heel makes them easy to walk in and wear all day. I would 100% recommend these to anyone still looking for the perfect bootie. They’re even more stunning in person!
As most of you have seen on my Instagram, I walked alongside fellow bloggers in the Sarah Seven runway show at The Lab Event on Saturday. We didn’t get that many great shots, but I did want to show you the two dresses I wore. Such a sequin/glitterfest, right? Despite freezing our tushes off (the barrel room is freezing), it was fun catching up with blogging buddies in a very Pinterest, fairy tale wedding set up, ha!