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Do you want to see my latest Trademe fashion purchases?

My latest Trademe purchases

My latest Trademe purchases

For $100, I bought all of the above items. I love, love, love the bottom skirt . It is by Storm and pure silk – soft and floaty. It is in perfect condition and cost me all of $15.50.

The colourful, flirty dress is by Portmans and I bought it for $30. With a snappy black jacket, it is perfect for work.

I haven’t worn the necklace yet ($11.01) but I can imagine it on a plain black skivvy or with a white, open-neck shirt. The other skirt is gorgeous and also in great condition but it was the one I told you about a few posts ago. The trader had made a mistake with the measurements and sent me the wrong skirt – it was far too big for me. With complete co-operation the trader refunded me my money plus all postage costs and I returned the skirt.

 I have since sold two jackets and easily  recouped the amount I spent on these four items. An ever-changing wardrobe for no cost. What could be better than that for a fashion lover?

Orange to brighten the winter

Orange is starting to show up in the collections overseas so I went looking for it here in the shops and on Trademe.
Orange garments in the shops

Links on Trademe: First dress      Second dress     Third dress

Trademe garments

No. 1 Vertice jacket   No. 2  Glengyle Sweater  No.3 dress  No. 4 dress

No. 5 Marc shoes   No. 6 bag   No. 7 tights

From The Glamourai to Portmans

For a while now I have been following a fellow fashion blogger called The Glamourai and yesterday I saw that she had partnered with Portmans to model some of their latest range. I have chosen the outfit I covet the most and you can go to the Portmans website to find the individual garments. Then I have found garments on Trademe to recreate a version of the outfit. Recreating it exactly would be impossible but the idea is the same. Here we go.

Find the garments at these links: Jacket, Top, Scarf, Pants, Shoes.

As a bonus I have put together one of the other looks that Kelly Framel from The Glamourai wore. This comes in a close second.

Love Storm garments? Look at these on Trademe

Storm garments

If any of these look like they might work for you, follow these links:

Jacket Size 12, Patterned tunic (top middle) size 10, Grey dress size 10, Green top size 8, Red dress size 6, Patterned dress (bottom right) size 10, Boots size 9, Belt.

Olivia Palermo in Pleated Chiffon

Pleated chiffon skirts, short, long and mid-length, are right on trend right now. You can find heaps of celebrities in them, creating all sorts of different looks. Wear one with a twin set and pearls for a sweet, retro look or grunge it up with boots and an edgy jacket.

I went onto Trademe to see what pleated chiffon skirts I could find and came up with these.

To find these garments follow these links: long black skirt – size 10, long cream skirt – sizes 6-10, Supre black mini – size 10, raspberry mini – size 6.

Find this skirt here. Size 10.

Find this skirt here. Size 10.

My Latest Purchase

Here’s my latest purchase on I’m not sure how I found these gloves because I never specifically targeted them but I’m glad they popped up. A trader obviously makes them and sells them on Trademe for a living because she has them in various different colours and with different decorations – pearls like on mine or coloured sequins or beads. They fit well and are so warm. It’s often chilly in my work office but I need to be able to use a computer so these keep my hands warm while leaving my fingers free.