Cheap eBay chic

I’m not a fashionista by any means but my new office look was such a bargain I just had to blog about it. After 8 months of hardcore saving followed by the first 2 months of paying off our loan I have been pretty much on a personal spending ban. I have bought a few things here and there but hardly bought any new clothes in that time. It’s quite demoralising wearing the same things to work on a rotation so I have treated myself to some well-deserved clothes. Where from? eBay of course!

The beautiful deer bib necklace is my star buy. I actually found it on Etsy for £10 but after looking on eBay I found that a seller in China stocks them for just £1.79! Even though I was buzzing at the find I was a little disheartened to discover that not all Etsy sellers are selling ‘handmade, vintage or unique factory-manufactured’ and are in fact selling cheap things from China. So watch out! Always do a bit more research on an item from Etsy.

The skater skirt dress cost just under £8 from a cheap eBay shop after doing a search for ‘skater dress’. It comes in many different colours from which I chose teal to compliment my new ginger hair colour. By the end of the day I noticed a few bobbles on areas that had rubbed against my handbag and cardigan so maybe it won’t look new for very long. This could make the purchase false economy, but I shall see how it goes.

I’m good at making choices that are false economy because cheap prices make me feel a purchase is justifiable. I have bought several pairs of cheap army boots over the last few years spending no more than £25 at a time and, alas, each fell apart after a few months. This time I invested a bit more money and got these Rocket Dog thunder boots for a great price of £40, again from eBay, and I am in LOVE. They are sturdy, very comfortable for my wide feet and perfect for the wetter autumn season.

What do you think of my outfit post debut?

By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.

  • I'm loving the colour of the dress. It sure does compliment your new hai colour, like you said.
    Fashion Infatuation

  • Hello Jennifer! I really like your new work look- the combination of items is great- gold deer necklace against the teal is pretty. ha, I know what you mean about false economies, though somehow I end up wearing things anyway, even if they turn out to be a bit rubbish! I definitely do that with shoes!
    That's sad about Etsy. I also think that it's harder to find vintage things on Ebay because so many Chinese and Hong Kong based companies call their items 'vintage' and you have to sift through them!x