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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beat The Heat


The month of August is notorious for bringing with it the hottest & most humid days of summer here in NY.  So, my favorite way to stay cool while still looking chic is wearing one easy breezy piece like a lightweight linen dress. Today I'm styling up two easy looks to survive the heat - one that's perfect for a day at the beach & one that's a little more polished for brunch with friends or date night.  But the best part is that both of these outfits are comprised of pieces that I found on eBay for a fraction of the original price!  I've talked at length here before about how frequently I shop on eBay and the amazing deals that can be found (see my post on shopping tips here).  

This white lace-up dress is one example of how you can score big on eBay - it was a piece that I had on my wish list at J. Crew and, unfortunately, it ended up selling out in my size before I had a chance to buy it on sale.  So, I clicked over to eBay and, with a quick search, I was able to locate it for a steal (originally $148; I only paid $29.99!).  For those who are interested, I found tons of sizes available below (it does run big, so I recommend going down one or two sizes).





What I'm wearing:
J. Crew linen lace-up dress c/o eBay, Mar Y Sol clutch c/o eBay, J. Crew sandals c/o eBay

Another one of my favorite ways to shop on eBay is to search for high-end designer items that I wouldn't normally be able to afford.  This Tory Burch tote was a bag that I had lusted after when it first came out, but it was so far beyond my budget that I could only admire it from afar.  But, thanks to the magic of eBay, I was lucky enough to find it for under $70 (that's 65% off the original price!).  When you're looking for specific items like this, I recommend creating an advanced search (you specify the category, brand, size, color, price range, etc.) and saving it in your profile.  You can then sign up for emails & eBay will notify you when new listings pop up that meet your criteria so you won't miss out on what you're searching for!


What I'm wearing:
J. Crew maxi dress c/o eBay, Tory Burch tote c/o eBay, Dune London sandals c/o eBay

END-OF-SUMMER FAVORITES


Thank you to eBay & ShopStyle for kindly sponsoring this post.
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