Monthly Archives: May 2011
It might be the dip in temperature today but I had an urge for red and scoured Trademe for red dresses in particular. Many people display their garments so badly on Trademe that I wouldn’t pick them up and use them on my blog. A wrinkled garment laid flat on the ground is not going to show anyone the shape or fit of the item and who would buy something under those circumstances? No one. The way you display your for-sale items is crucial not only to the price they will fetch but also to whether they sell at all. Hence I haven’t got a great number of dresses to show you but the ones I have chosen have a certain appeal and could be well worth a look if they are your size. Follow the links below.
Skater-style dress Size 8
Hoodie dress Size 10
Striped dress Size 16
Black and red dress Size 14
45 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
25 GBP – desireclothing.co.uk
$182 – my-wardrobe.com
65 GBP – debenhams.com
$19 – urbanoutfitters.com
$80 – gbyguess.com
89 EUR – pret-a-beaute.com
$109 – farfetch.com
If you go online here, you will find these great leather bargains. For instance, the jacket is only AU$129 and the trousers are AU$199. That sounds cheap to me compared to what I see around here in the shops. This is Just Jeans Limited Edition and can be bought online. Even better, delivery is free if you spend over $120.
Yesterday I went into this gorgeous gift shop called Spoilt to buy a birthday present for my sister and came out with the bag and wrap in the first photo as well as her present and a runner for our coffee table. This is a very dangerous shop to visit when your shopping hormones are running free.
I also needed to go to the mall and saw the shop assistant in Jacqui-E pulling jewellery from their hooks and laying them on a table. I investigated and they were all being marked down to $10 each so, unable to resist a bargain, I purchased the ring, bracelet and necklace in the photos – $30 for the lot. I also bought a perfect little black turtle neck top with short sleeves which will be a great staple for my winter wardrobe. I didn’t regret any of the purchases when I got home so it was a good day.
Portmans: up to 50% off select lines.
Max Fashions: 30% off pants, jeans, knitwear and coats. They also have a selection of casual dresses at $79.
Sussan has a general sale on.
Pop into these shops for a bargain. I have checked them all out and as well as the sale items, they have great winter ranges with new stock arriving all the time. In my experience, some of the better items disappear quickly and then there could be a long wait for them to restock, if they do at all. I often buy the basics during the sales and then build the rest of my wardrobe with specific purchases from Trademe to create an individual look.
Moochi is one of those middle of the road labels as far as cost is concerned but it might still be above the means of many ordinary folk. If you wish to wear one of their stylish, right-on-trend garments, check out those on Trademe. I have chosen those that have great reserves though there are more at higher prices. If you want to check them out, click on the links below.
These are totally amazing and with the weather we had here in Auckland today, we all need a pair of these so we don’t wreck our more delicate footwear. A few of these are being sold by the same trader who probably is importing them and they are not that cheap at $140 a pair but the others are way less than that so check them out at the following links starting at the top left:
I have collected together an interesting bunch of high heel shoes in an assortment of colours and this is just the tip of the iceberg on Trademe. Some of them started with a $1 reserve.
Click on the links below to have a look:
Fergie, Michelle Williams, Selena Gomez and Beyonce – all dressed in black for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Despite all the colour around right now, black still trumps at any of these events and you can’t beat it for elegance. Short, long, slim or full, you can put your own spin on it to suit your personal style and still look great. That’s why we so often return to it after the occasional venture into colour.
Here are a selection of Karen Walker garments which are up for auction on Trademe right now. Many of the dresses can be worn as is or as tops over narrow trousers. Throw on a tailored jacket and you are ready for work.
Click on these links to view garments starting from top left:
Spotted blouse (not shorts)
Pleated skirt (not blouse)
Go bid for one or two of these, set an upper limit and see what happens.