Saturday, May 31, 2008

ebay dress of the day

i am still loving the super long length dresses. the print on this one is gorgeous and the back tie detail makes it even more interesting.

the summer of love dress

price: $21.00
bids: 3
end time: 10:49pm EST

happy bidding

Saturday, May 24, 2008

prints on parade

with the past couple of days being soft, sweet dresses, i wanted to remind you of my love for bright color and bold patterns. enjoy!

the op-art "business in the front, party in the back" dress

price: $9.99
bids: 0
end time: 5:50 pm EST

the psychedelic maxi dress

price: $20.00
bids: 1
end time: 1:51 pm EST

the grecian sheath dress

price: $27.65
bids: 7
end time: 10:43 pm EST

the looks better on dress

price: $14.99
bids: 0
end time: 2:17 pm EST

happy bidding!

one woman's trash...

so...have i mentioned that i work at the greatest company ever!?! *i do.* every new employee at work has to do a black and white photo shoot to get a picture for the website and their business card. the idea behind my photo shoot was that i'm a scavenger/treasure hunter/dumpster diver. i had an amazing time with the photographer...and i think some of the photos turned out really great. *the last picture was a total accident and happened because i was laughing so hard i was embarrassed to show my face.*

all images are from

obsessing is what i do best!

i have recently decided to start collecting vintage brass animal-shaped ashtrays. the impetus for this ridiculous new obsession of mine is the adorable hippo you see above. he is vintage from the 50s and was a souvenir from the st. louis zoo. i love him...and i won him on ebay!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bhömer's: when a shoe is more than a shoe

Marloes ten Bhömer is a dutch shoe designer who refuses to let functionality get in the way of her creativity. i certainly cannot imagine walking around the city in these...but i really *really* want the middle pair. the shoe itself is gorgeous, but it actually turns the foot into art. love it. check out the website for more outrageous shoes.

ebay "dress" of the day

so this item of clothing can barely be described as a dress, but isn't it super cute! it would be gorgeous as a cover up by the pool or as a tunic over jeans.

the not-a-dress dress

price: $9.99
bids: 1
end time: 8:00 pm EST

happy bidding!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

can't get enough of...

this tshirt from american apparel. it is amazingly unisex and flattering on everyone i have seen it on...*even though my boyfriend kind of looks like a prepubescent girl in it...but only kind of.* i want one in every color for my summer wardrobe. it is so super soft and cozy...i can't gush about it enough.

ebay dress of the day

this dress is simple and lovely. sometimes a girl needs something to break up all the bright colors and bold prints.

the lazy sunday dress

price: $9.99
bids: 1
end time: 10:00 pm EST

happy bidding!

random blog tuesday

ricky gervais is one of my favorite comedians and his movie blog "ricky gervais...obviously" is one of my favorite new ways to waste time at work. *yes that is ricky gervais, tina fey, and rob lowe in a nerf gun fight with the photographer.* if you like things that are hilarious, you should read it.

Monday, May 19, 2008

ebay dress of the day

eventually i'm going to blog about something other than dresses...but not today. i'm feeling particularly lazy. i think it is a combination of the unseasonably cool and rainy weather and the fact that it is monday. is an amazing dress i found online today.

the space dress

price: $16.50
bids: 4
end time: 9:38 pm EST

happy bidding!

Friday, May 16, 2008

ebay dress of the day

ebay has been a little bleak lately. but i managed to find one dress that i loved. *always do!*

price: $24.50
bids: 5
end time: 9:56 pm EST

Thursday, May 15, 2008

current obsession

i need this bathing suit...seriously. i haven't even tried on a one-piece for years. i think it could be a combination of the fact that my flat tummy is my main physical asset and that when i was in high school my mother would allow only the most modest swimsuits *when all of my friends were wearing string bikinis.*

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

new american fashion?

my mom came to visit me in brooklyn last week for mother's day. the last time she visited it was her first trip to nyc, so we did the tourist thing...statue of liberty, times square, etc. i couldn't stand another visit like that *who wants to be mistaken for a tourist in their own city?* so we went it is our favorite past-time and, honestly, just about the only thing we can agree on.

my mother had me when she was 41. she is now 65 and has lived through so many fashion trends it boggles my mind. her favorite thing to say while we are shopping now is "anything goes." and really, when i look at fashion and street style blogs, i feel that is true.

ladylike 50s

fun, flirty early 60s

funky pop art late 60s

big and bold 70s *and baggy 40s suit*

70s rock and roll

80s badass

*all images from altamira nyc*

so...i've been thinking a lot about what defines fashion for this decade. i don't think that vintage clothes have ever been more popular. so are we blatantly stealing our style trademark for the 00s from the past? and if so, which past? is anything really cool? and what about new designers?

i came across one idea from designer Kai Kuhne in this month's installment of the JC report.

"...There's a new form of minimalism, from luxury day to an even more luxurious night—evening is the new day. The new chic transcends dated fashion rules into sophisticated freedom. For me, this is what the new American fashion is about."

let me know what you think!

ebay dress of the day

i absolutely love the dress that i found today. ALL of the details are larger than life. this is definitely a wonderful statement piece and a one of a kind dress. love it.

price: $4.99 (?!?)
bids: 0
end time: 11:02 pm EST

happy bidding.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

ebay store of note...

the factory vintage! this girl has arguably one of the best vintage dress collections i've seen on ebay. i might be influenced by the sheer volume of dresses and accouterments in her store, but i'll let the photos below speak for themselves.

the best part is, most of her prices are still totally reasonable. check out the rest of her'll be glad you did!

ebay dress of the day

today's choice was much easier to make than yesterday's. it is amazing how ebay fluctuates in quality *and quantity* of dresses that are listed from day to day. it is. a simple shift shape with some sumptuous ruffle detailing *you know i love ruffles!* in that lovely hawaiian floral.

as always, click on the photo to get to the auction.

price: $24.99
bids: 0
end time: 1:52 pm EST

happy bidding!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

ebay dress*es* of the day

as you can tell, ebay is my favoritist of my favorite hobbies. i love to find amazing is like a treasure hunt. so i want to start putting my favorite dress *or dresses* up everyday.

today i just couldn't choose one. i am totally into all these bright bright prints and surprising cuts. love them! just click on the photo to get to the auction.

hawaiian ruffles

price: $9.95
bids: 0
end time: 8:20 pm EST

bright floral stripes

price: $8.95
bids: 0
end time: 8:51 pm EST

abstract geometric

price: $10.50
bids: 2
end time: 9:07 pm EST

bold apron print

price: $9.99
bids: 1
end time: 10:13 pm EST

happy bidding! let me know if you win.