Since becoming a member, in late 2012, I can't seem to stop hunting for bargains on eBay no matter how hard I try. I search for vintage hidden treasures from top high street stores, like Topshop and Urban Outfitters, then when I find them I feel compelled to bid on them on the pretence that I'm getting something unique and different that hardly anyone else will have anymore. Then the feeling of ecstasy and triumph when I win the auction is a rush like no other - and I can't get enough! (Okay, YES, I have a serious problem. But the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.)
Is anyone else addicted to eBay like me? I suppose it's just getting it under control and not spending ALL of the money in my PayPal account - some is allowed, just not all. From now on I will strive to be better! :)
My favourite eBay item that I've bought lately? These black disco pants:
Black Disco Pants - £14.99 Plus £1.99 P+P
I've been wanting a pair for ages but always thought that the American Apparel version is ridiculously expensive at £74.00. I can't wait to wear these on my next night out!
I also won the auctions on these goodies:
Sleeveless Grunge Tee - Originally from Topshop - £5.50 Plus £2.00 P+P
Pastel Peach Jeans - Originally from Topshop - £3.00 Plus £2.50 P+P
Baseball Varsity Cropped Jacket - Originally from Topshop - £9.00 Plus £3.50 P+P
I love a bit of glamorous grunge, as my avid readers will know, so I thought this sleeveless tee would be a great addition to my summer wardrobe! I've also been wanting a pair of pastel jeans since I heard that pastels were going to be huge for S/S 2013. Furthermore, varsity jackets are a super cute nod to the sportswear trend at the moment; therefore these purchases have made me a very happy bunny!
I took it one step further this week and couldn't resist visiting the high street on my day off. Sometimes a girl just has to treat herself! (All month long?)
Michigan Oversized Tee - £6.00
China Print Peplum Vest Top - £7.00
POW Cropped Top - £4.00
White Turtleneck Cropped Top - £2.50
Coral Skater Skirt - £8.00
(Please note that these prices might not be 100% accurate as I have disposed of tags and receipts since the day of purchase.)
I'd actually seen a fellow fashion blogger purchase an oversized varsity-style tee, like the Michigan one, and I couldn't help myself! I love the American high school/college influences coming into British mainstream fashion at the moment and I will rock this casual oversized tee with leggings, pumps and my black-rimmed glasses in the Spring sunshine.
I also invested in my first ever peplum shaped top - I have been very apprehensive about buying into it as I automatically thought that it wouldn't suit my body type. However, I'm willing to finally give it a go. The fact that it was china print sealed the deal as I think it's unique and quirky - and I like having items like that in my wardrobe!
I then bought a couple of cropped tops to go with my disco pants in order to champion the 80's trend. The POW top, in particular, was a must-have - I love comic print clothing as much as much as my nerdy boyfriend loves comic books.
I have already featured my beautiful coral hue skirt in an outfit post, which you can see here to find out more about it.
Monochrome Striped Tee - £7.99
At £7.99, how could I not buy this beauty? The monochrome trend is one of my favourites for S/S 2013 and I can dress this tee up or down. Win, win!
Jewellery bits and bobs:
Gold Chain Necklace - eBay - £2.00
Leopard Print and Gold Hoops Set - Primark - £2.00
I'm definitely getting back into gold jewellery at the moment - it seems to make more of a statement than silver - which is what S/S 2013 fashion is all about. I adore the leopard print hoops, in particular!
But my favourite high street item that I've bought lately? These electric blue flatform wedges:
Electric Blue Flatform Wedges - New Look - £17.99
These shoes are so pretty when they're on that I want to cry! I have been looking for an electric blue shoe or heel to wear on nights out for months now - and I've finally found the perfect ones. Delighted is not even the word!
This photo shows everything that I have purchased recently:
What can I say? I love fashion a bit more than your average lady (okay, a LOT more)!
I just need to get my eBay addiction under control and then all will be well.
(Which item do you like the best out of what I've bought lately? Are you a lover of eBay, too? Katie-xo)