Goodwill Hunting: Houndstooth Dolce and Gabbana Heels for $5

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Sorry if I sound like a broken record but if you still need a reason to try second hand shopping, maybe this will push you over the edge: beautiful, houndstooth leather, made in Italy, like brand new Dolce and Gabbana heels for five dollars. FIVE bucks! When I found these babies at my local thrift shop, I just couldn’t believe how pristine they were, and check out the funky cutouts on the sides of the shoes, too. To think, if you bought these at the D&G store, they’d run upwards of 300 smackers, and here they were at a second hand shop for 1/60th the price just because someone didn’t want them anymore. Isn’t the world strange sometimes?

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Current Obsession: Jelly Bags and See-Through Purses

Current Obsession: Clear Bags and See Through Purses

Vintage Moschino Clear Bow Tote – AU $165 on Claire Inc.

Remember when see-through bags were all the rage? Whether it was a clear Polo Sport bag, a lime green jelly purse from Delia’s or that tea-colored Louis Vuitton that Stacy Dash rocks in Kanye’s All Falls Down video, these transparent totes were fun statement pieces a few years ago and now I’ve been seeing them all over the pages of spring fashion mags. My favorite ones are the vintage pieces made of lucite and the ones that are slightly tinted so you don’t bare your whole soul – the entire subway car doesn’t need to know that you’re reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. The fact that these crystalline carry-alls are now back “in”, is also a great example of the fact that if you really want to be fashion forward, all you need to do is dig up the stuff in the back of your own (or someone else’s) closet. Flip through the pages below to see and see through all 12 of these vintage and secondhand pieces of eye candy.

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Navy Schoolgirl Skirt – SOLD!

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I bought this cute navy schoolgirl skirt in Hong Kong but never wore it. It still has the original tags! Adorable and easy for summer and it’s a playful length that is still demure enough to wear without feeling like you’re five. The waist is elastic so it can fit a S, M or possibly even a small L.

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Moss Green Tory Burch Crossbody Bag – SOLD OUT

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This moss green leather crossbody bag is a really special piece because I purchased it from Tory Burch herself when she donated it to one of my favorite consignment shopping sites. It’s got all of the signature Tory Burch touches we love – super supple leather (trust me this is like butter), her classic gold “T” logo, gold buckles, a zippered compartment inside and even a cute mirror that comes with it. The bag is in gently used condition but looks practically new.

SOLD

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Magenta Party Dress with Bustier Top

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A figure-flattering party dress with a pop of magenta! The bustier top creates a lovely tapered waist that flares out at the bottom into a flirty skirt with a fluffy petticoat underneath.

Item title: Magenta Party Dress with Bustier Top
I want to sell it, swap it, or either: Sell it
Category Dresses
Brand: Modcloth/Janette
Size: S
Condition: Like new but no tags
Material: 97% Cotton/ 3% Spandex
Tell us about your item: A figure-flattering party dress with a pop of magenta! The bustier top creates a lovely tapered waist that flares out at the bottom into a flirty skirt with a fluffy petticoat underneath.
Retail price: $98
Asking price: $25
Shipping price $5
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CHRISTIAN DIOR Vintage Monogram Bag

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Authentic vintage Christian Dior monogram shoulder bag has been extremely well kept. It is approximately 9 1/2″ Tall x 12″ Wide. This bag strap has been replaced (original twin shoulder straps inside bag) The new strap is approximately 30″ long. This bag closes with a zipper. On the inside of the bag it is stamped in gold Christian Dior/Made in France.

Item: CHRISTIAN DIOR Vintage Burgundy Monogram Shoulder Bag
Do you want to sell it, swap it or are you down for either? Sell it
Category Bags
Brand: Christian Dior
Size: 9 1/2″ Tall x 12″ Wide
Condition: Worn but still looks good
Material: Canvas with burgundy leather trims
Tell us about your item: Authentic vintage Christian Dior monogram shoulder bag has been extremely well kept. It is approximately 9 1/2″ Tall x 12″ Wide. This bag strap has been replaced (original twin shoulder straps inside bag) The new strap is approximately 30″ long. This bag closes with a zipper. On the inside of the bag it is stamped in gold Christian Dior/Made in France.
Asking price: $150.00
Shipping price $10.00
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Orange Plaid Sundress

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This sweet sundress is a ray of orange plaid sunshine. In gently used second hand condition.

Size M but has a stretchy waistband so it could also probably fit a large.

Item title: Orange Plaid Sundress
I want to sell it, swap it, or either: Sell it
Category Dresses
Brand: Janette
Size: M
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: 100% Cotton
Tell us about your item: This sweet sundress is a ray of orange plaid sunshine. In gently used second hand condition.

Size M but has a stretchy waistband so it could also probably fit a large.

Retail price: $21
Asking price: $5
Shipping price $5
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SOLD

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Pearly Beige Prada Mary Jane Heels – SOLD

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Perfect pearly beige Prada mary jane style pumps. If you’ve ever wanted something Prada for your shoe collection here’s your chance! Comes with the original box and extra heel lifts. In beautiful, almost new condition. You can tell that they were worn just a few times. The only thing wrong with these is that even though the box says 38.5 one of the shoes is marked 39. However they both still appear to be the same size.

These fit like an American size 8.

SOLD

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NEW! Rock and Republic Jeans Brand New with Tags

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Retailing for an original price of $250, these brand new Kurt cut jeans by Rock and Republic are perfect for the fall. They have a 36″ inseam so you can rock them with your favorite high heels and are still brand new with all of the tags!

Size: 26 (Fitted through hip and thigh, flaring into boot-cut leg; 9 3/8″ approx. opening. Approx. 36″ inseam.)

Color: Voracious blue with neon trim

Details: Made in the U.S.A.

Condition: Brand new

Price: $250 $90

Authenticity guaranteed





*Proceeds from items sold from Serena’s closet will not go towards Japan disaster relief

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6 Items Fashion Diet Day 5: The Angry Snowman’s Revenge

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It’s Day 5 of my fashion diet and it’s hot as Hades, so I decided to don my Clossette angry snowman dress. Why is he angry? Well I think that’s obvious, but I’ll leave it to you to come up with your own back story.

Day 5 Outift: An Angry Snowman’s Chance in Hell

Angry snowman reversible mini dress: Made from a $4 t-shirt following these DIY instructions.
Coral bib necklace made of tagua: A gift from The Andean Collection
Wooden bangle: Purchased in the Bahamas
Nautical wedges: TOMS Shoes

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Wondering what my 6 Items Fashion Diet is and why I’m doing it? Click here to get the whole scoop.

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6 Items Challenge Fashion Diet Day 1: Kaleidoscopic Kimono Flow

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I’m officially on a diet! If you think that’s pretty uncharacteristic of me, hear me out. For this diet, I’ll be counting clothes instead of calories. For the whole month of July, I’ve pledged to wear only 6 items of clothing to show that true style isn’t about having more clothes; it’s about having a curated closetful of quality garments – and knowing how to make a little go a long way. Follow me and my fellow fashion dieters as we challenge ourselves to mix and match our 6 items and get creative to craft 30 different outfits using our limited garb.

So why are we paring down our wardrobes like this? The 6 Items Style Challenge was started by Labour Behind the Label, a campaign that supports garment workers’ efforts worldwide to improve their working conditions through awareness. Most people don’t know how little these women, men and in many cases children get paid so that you can buy a skirt for $12 or a shirt for $10, but if you’re reading this, I hope the one thing you take away is that our desire for cheap, fast fashion is hurting people around the globe. Although having just 6 items to wear might be on the extreme side, the point of this exercise is to show that it can be done and also hopefully will make people see that we simply don’t need that many new clothes!

Check out my very first outfit below and if you’re interested in learning more about the cause, read an interview about why I decided to take on the 6 Items Challenge here.

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Day 1 Outift: Kaleidoscopic Kimono Flow

Multi-colored sheer top: Thrifted for $6
Mom jeans: Thrifted for $4
Eat a Dick heart pendant necklace: $40 from In God We Trust
Tory Burch flip flop sandals: Gift from Krissy on her bachelorette party
Plaid purse: Rugby by Ralph Lauren
Sunglasses: Chanel

The sheer top and mom jeans are 2 of the 6 garments I’m allowed to wear this month so I’m sure you’ll see them again…

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Reversible Baby Blue Candystriper Dress

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I adore Doucette Duvall’s dresses made from vintage fabrics rescued from the garment district and this one is no exception. It’s flattering and fitted but still breezy. Perfect for an outdoor spring wedding! The dress is not supposed to be reversible but it’s fully lined with a gorgeous paisley polka dot print that I actually like better than the stripey side so I’ve worn it before on that side as well.

Originally $295

Size 6 (M)

Condition: Very Good

Baby blue and white stripes lined with a polka dot paisley. 100% polyester. Slight tear near bottom of zipper (very easily repairable) which is why I’m offering it for a mere pittance compared to what I bought it for!

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KOOBA ‘Mila’ Cherry Patent Leather Slip On Wedge

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KOOBA ‘Mila’ Cherry Patent Leather Slip On Wedge
Selling or swapping? Selling
Category Shoes
Brand: Kooba
Size: 6
Condition: Like new but no tags
Material: Patent leather
Tell us about your item: Comes with the original box.
How much you purchased it for/retail price: $325.00
Asking price/how much you want for it (if you’re selling): $30.00
Shipping price $10.00
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