Fluorescent Green Fluoro Bag by Cambridge Satchel Company

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After much soul searching, I’ve decided to finally sell my beloved green Fluoro bag by the Cambridge Satchel Company. I was obsessed with it for quite some time but it’s such a special bag that I feel like it belongs with a person who will actually wear it out and show it off more than once a month. I love the rarity (Cambridge Satchel bags are lovingly handmade in the UK and can take up to 30 days to craft and ship out) and of course the wild color, but as most of my friends know, I just prefer petite bags. This green Fluoro is in near perfect condition and once it’s in your hands, you will see why these bags cost so darn much – they’re worth it! I hope the pics are big enough for you to see all of the details but if you’d like more photos, please comment on the post and I will be happy to send some to you.

Speaking of the photos, I’d like to express my warm gratitude to lensman extraordinaire William Chang for inviting me along for a fun day of photography. Check out some of the shots taken by Will and Wei Chang in the gallery below.

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Outfit Idea: Lace Up Leggings in Yufuin Japan

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Just stumbled upon these old photos taken last year in Hakata and thought they might make an interesting outfit idea post. I broke out the same black lace up leggings this weekend (almost forgot I had them), and got mixed reactions. I had to stop by David’s Bridal for a bridesmaids dress fitting and got a lot of compliments there, but my own friends seemed confused by the laces. What do you think? Would you wear lace up leggings?

Outfit details:

Silk print top: Purchased at Mint Thrift Shop in Katano, Japan
Lace up leggings: Purchased at Daiei
Gold sandals: Arden B.
Bag: Rugby

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The rest of the pics in this album were taken in Yufuin, Japan, which is famous for its relaxing hot springs. There is even a mini footbath hotspring for people to rest their weary feet while they wait for the green Yufuin no Mori (Forest of Yufuin) train. It’s very romantic!

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Clueless Style 90s Second Hand Plaid Blazer

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Channel your inner Cher Horowitz with this 90s style second hand plaid blazer.

Item title: Clueless Style 90s Second Hand Plaid Blazer
Category Outerwear
Brand: Christine David
Size: Large
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: 30% Polyester 70% Rayon
Tell us about your item: Channel your inner Cher Horowitz with this 90s style second hand plaid blazer.
Retail price: $30
Asking price: $5
Shipping price $5




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Ultramod Pink Jackie O. 60s Sheath Dress

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Lady-like and elegant, this lovely second hand sheath dress is so Jackie O! In lovely vintage condition and made of gorgeous pink satin with a subtle shimmer. A neat bow and Peter Pan collar sweeten the deal.

Chest: 18″ across
Waist: 15.5″ across
Hips: 19″ across

Item title: Ultramod Pink Jackie O. 60s Sheath Dress
Category Dresses
Brand: Vintage
Size: S
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: Satin
Tell us about your item: Lady-like and elegant, this lovely second hand sheath dress is so Jackie O! In lovely vintage condition and made of gorgeous pink satin with a subtle shimmer. A neat bow and Peter Pan collar sweeten the deal.

Chest: 18″
Waist: 15.5″
Hips: 19″

Retail price: $75
Asking price: $30
Shipping price $5




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Clossette Shop: Pale Pink Plaid J. Crew Second Hand Sun Dress

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This beautiful pale pink sundress by J. Crew is accented with an ever so subtle shimmery plaid pattern. Fully lined.

Item title: Pale Pink Plaid J. Crew Second Hand Sun Dress
Category Dresses
Brand: J. Crew
Size: 4
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: Cotton/Polyester
Tell us about your item: This beautiful pale pink sundress by J. Crew is accented with an ever so subtle shimmery plaid pattern. Fully lined.
Retail price: $78
Asking price: $15
Shipping price $5
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Sexy Red Second Hand Mini Dress

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It’s hard to tear your eyes away from this vampy little red dress! It still has the tags attached but I removed the gaudy bow (see the pic below), which is why it is selling for such a low price.

Item title: Sexy Red Second Hand Mini Dress
Category Dresses
Brand: Forever 21
Size: 6
Condition: Brand new with tags
Material: Rayon
Tell us about your item: It’s hard to tear your eyes away from this vampy little red dress! It still has the tags attached but I removed the gaudy bow (see the pic below), which is why it is selling for such a low price.
Retail price: $37.50
Asking price: $5
Shipping price $5
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Theory Marilyn Monroe Style Second Hand Black Party Dress

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Channel your inner Marilyn with this figure-flattering second hand black dress by Theory. The delicate bead detail at the shoulders draws the eye up and the cinching band at the waist creates a lovely shape that flares downwards.

Item title: Theory Marilyn Monroe Style Second Hand Black Party Dress
Category Dresses
Brand: Theory
Size: P (Small)
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: Viscose
Tell us about your item: Channel your inner Marilyn with this figure-flattering second hand black dress by Theory. The delicate bead detail at the shoulders draw the eye up and the cinching band at the waist creates a lovely shape that flares downwards.
Retail price: $120
Asking price: $45
Shipping price $5
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Preppy Plaid Second Hand A-Line Summer Sun Dress

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Perfect for picnicking on a summer day, this preppy A-line dress is a second hand steal that was originally purchased in Japan.

Fully lined.

Item title: Preppy Plaid Second Hand A-Line Summer Sun Dress
Category Dresses
Brand: Girls Basic
Size: S
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: Cotton/Polyester
Tell us about your item: Perfect for picnicking on a summer day, this preppy A-line dress is a second hand steal that was originally purchased in Japan.

Fully lined.

Retail price: $30
Asking price: $10
Shipping price $5




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Pale Pink Second Hand Peter Pan Collar Top

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This second hand pale pink blouse is versatile enough to wear to the office over a black pencil skirt or with jeans on the weekends. Very Zoeey Deschanel!

Item title: Pale Pink Second Hand Peter Pan Collar Top
Category Tops
Brand: H&M
Size: 6
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: Viscose/Cotton
Tell us about your item: This second hand pale pink blouse is versatile enough to wear to the office over a black pencil skirt or with jeans on the weekends. Very Zoeey Deschanel!
Retail price: $29
Asking price: $5
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Caroline Hedaya Black Sateen Sheer Back Cocktail Dress

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This silky black Caroline Hedaya dress looks darling from the front but it’s daring and sheer in the back. I purchased this dress for $245 but it’s too small for me now (darn you, doughnuts!) so my (weight) gain is your gain!

The dress measures 17″ across the bust, 13.5″ across the waist and is flared at the bottom. It’s got some signs of wear (seams are a little stretched from me trying to squeeze into it – see pic below), but overall it looks amazing and lovely. Perfect with a string of pearls!

Item title: Caroline Hedaya Black Sateen Sheer Back Cocktail Dress
I want to sell it, swap it, or either: Sell it
Category Dresses
Brand: Caroline Hedaya
Size: 4-6
Condition: Worn but still looks good
Material: Silk/Satin
Tell us about your item: This silky black Caroline Hedaya dress looks darling from the front but it’s daring and sheer in the back. I purchased this dress for $245 but it’s too small for me now (darn you, doughnuts!) so my (weight) gain is your gain!

The dress measures 17″ across the bust, 13.5″ across the waist and is flared at the bottom. It’s got some signs of wear (seams are a little stretched from me trying to squeeze into it – see pic below), but overall it looks amazing and lovely. Perfect with a string of pearls!

How much you purchased it for/retail price: 245
Asking price: 90
Shipping price Free
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13 Dreamy Party Dresses to Wear to Weddings This Spring

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Spring brings weddings, garden parties and other occasions that have already begun filling me with anxiety, panic and a textbook case of the “What the #$!* should I wear?!!!”s. Spurred on by the warmer air, my yearning for the perfect dress has had me daydreaming and websurfing – though not during work, of course ; ) I thought I might share my “research” with all you gals out there who are in need of some inspiration. So without further ado, here are 5 pages of 13 pretty spring dresses to get lost in.

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Fluttery Floral Watercolor 50s Dress – $20

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Fluttery, flirty and very flattering, this 1950s style dress creates a skinny waistline for those who might not be naturally blessed with one. The subtle baby pink, blue and cream watercolor pattern and flowy sheer overlay make it the perfect date night dress and shirring at the waist also hides your pooch when you’ve had one too many tapas!

Item title: Fluttery Floral Watercolor 50s Dress
Category Dresses
Brand: Vintage
Size: 6
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: Polyester
Tell us about your item: Fluttery, flirty and very flattering, this 1950s style dress creates a skinny waistline for those who might not be naturally blessed with one. The subtle baby pink, blue and cream watercolor pattern and flowy sheer overlay make it the perfect date night dress and shirring at the waist also hides your pooch when you’ve had one too many tapas!
How much you purchased it for/retail price: 50
Asking price: 20
Shipping price 5
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100% Silk Baby Blue Gingham Check Sheath Dress by Banana Republic

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Perfect for spring picnics, this 100% silk sheath dress by Banana Republic has a baby blue gingham print that will put some Spring in your step! It’s on beautiful condition except for a little bit of seam stretching (see pic) on the back, which is a really easy fix.

Category Dresses
Brand: Banana Republic
Size: 2
Condition: Worn with some issues (detail them in your description)
Material: 100% silk
Tell us about your item: Perfect for spring picnics, this 100% silk sheath dress by Banana Republic has a baby blue gingham print that will put some Spring in your step! It’s on beautiful condition except for a little bit of seam stretching (see pic) on the back, which is a really easy fix.
How much you purchased it for/retail price: $80
Asking price: $15
Shipping price $5
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How I Bought Paula Abdul’s Herve Leger Dress for $144!

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I was giggling with glee this afternoon when the Herve Leger dress that I purchased from Paula Abdul’s closet arrived, but before I get into how/where I got it (what you really care about), I just want to take a few sentences to talk about how that relates to my passion for preloved clothing. If you’re reading Clossette you probably know that this site all about taking fashion into your own hands, hunting for secondhand and vintage pieces you love instead of fast fashion you’ll throw away and using fashion for good instead of evil. But I know that shopping at thrift shops and wearing stuff that other people already did hardly seems glamorous, which is why I think a lot of my friends don’t do it. That’s why I’m really excited to see more celebs selling their own used clothing online and giving more people a reason to try out buying secondhand. Not only are the pieces usually like new, but they’re deeply discounted too. If I’d bought this Herve Leger dress brand new at a store, it would have been more than $1,000! Instead I bought it for just $144, it’s practically new and what’s more, it was worn by Paula Abdul! So if you’re reading this and thinking, hmm, I want to pay much less for something designer that was worn by a celebrity, I really urge you to consider getting into secondhand shopping. It’s true that most of the time, the things you find weren’t worn by celebrities but you’ll find amazing deals on stuff you would never be able to afford otherwise (at least not on a writer’s salary like mine).

Anyhoo, read on for the deets of where I scooped up my beautiful new Herve Leger (my very first one!) or read my interview with Paula Abdul about how she feels about vintage fashion here.

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