All items were bought via eBay
It is without doubt that anybody with access to the internet has spent many a minute on eBay. I for one, have a slight obsession with the site. A love-hate relationship, if you will. Totally devoted to it when I win a bargain, and totally devastated when I lose out. However, fortunately the former seems to be more in my favour, and I am fortunate in having gained many beautiful pieces for my wardrobe.
I seems that within the blogging community, eBay is under-rated. Where else could you buy a pure silk, vintage item for £10? (see photos). Maybe its the fact that it takes time and patience, and some disappointment before truly getting any positive from it. If you know what you're looking for, then there is no better place to begin that eBay, especially if you're within a budget.
Over the past few months I have bought several items that I feel quite smug about. The first is a brand new embellished Topshop skirt, which would usually retail for £50, and I managed to gain it at £6 including post & packaging. The second is another embellished Topshop piece, and one that I was lusting after when it was available in store. The sparkly mint piece retailed at roughly £50 again, and I managed to treat myself to it at £8 including post and packaging. Another item was the black, embellished (can you see a pattern here? BIG embellishment fan!) crop top, which I paid £3 for (again, including p&p), and although I am not a big wearer of cropped items, I felt that for £3, I could add it to my collection and wear it over the top of a dress or with high-waisted bottoms. Lastly, I sealed a deal with the vintage, pure silk top (which could also be worn as a VERY short dress!) when I won the auction at £10 (including p&p).
All items have already been thoroughly loved by myself and the best part is that no piece cost me more than £10. Which, for a twenty-year-old, who is just embarking on an adult journey with a limited budget, is very satisfying indeed.
I encourage everyone to pursue eBay in the search for a much coveted item at an affordable price, as why pay £50 when you can pay £6?!