My focus lately has changed from makeup to fashion. I’m heading to a wedding in Texas at the end of this month and needed a few things to wear, as well as a few additions to my winter wardrobe here.
As I live two and a half hours away from the nearest department store, and I’m not flush with cash at the moment, I thought I’d dip into the murky world of clothes shopping on Ebay.
The first thing I noticed was that most items are sold as auctions, whereas most makeup has a ‘buy it now’ tag. This means that you need to be monitoring your potential purchases quite a lot. You also need to be prepared to trawl through pages and pages and pages of clothes in order to find the styles you like. You can narrow your searches with the words you use, but I still find that you need a lot of time and a keen eye to find the things you’re after.
Strangely, I found that overseas sellers were more vigilant about lisiting the measurements of the item being sold, whereas Australian sellers were more likely to list just the size. This didn’t bother me too much though, as a know what size I am at Portmans, Esprit, and so on, but it did mean that I had to message sellers about length more than once.
So here is the haul. If an item is ‘new with tags’ I have noted it (NWT), but if not, I’ve said nothing. I don’t really differentiate between ‘new without tags’ and ‘second-hand’; to me they’re the same. For reference, I’m an Australian size 12, US size 10 and shoe size 40 (9).
Then, the shoes:
I particularly love the shoes. I’ve been after some L.A.M.B and Michael Kors shoes for some time now, and these are perfect. Both pairs are comfortable and well made.
Overall, this has been a really good experience. The only item above that didn’t work out was the brown and black patterned Review dress, which doesn’t really match my colouring. However, given the amount of items that I purchased, I think I’ve achieved quite a reasonable hit rate.