Just a quick post. After spending 10 hours knitting at uni yesterday (ok maybe 10 is exaggerating slightly, maybe 9 plus breaks), I needed some kind of shopping reward. I am obsessed with bodysuits and leotards at the moment and tucking them into anything remotely high-waisted. While procrastinating, and looking through my favourite sellers on good old Ebay I noticed this gorgeous, never worn, white mesh number, with a deep V at the back.
It was in my watch list for about a week, temptingly low at around a fiver, then people started bidding for it yesterday. This did not put me off. Even when someone started to bid in the last 20 seconds, I was still thinking positively. I won this baby with 7 seconds to spare! My heart was literally racing, as at first it said the auction had ended, and I thought I’d been outbid (plus I was bidding in Australian dollars, which confused things even further). Luckily I refreshed the page and it said I was the winner! Can wait to receive this; hopefully if it fits well and looks good, I can wear it to my Uni presentation next week, as a kind of lucky charm.
Of course we can’t all be winners. It could have so easily gone the other way, and I could have been blogging about my eBay catastrophe. Here are some bits in my eBay watch list, that I can’t quite let go of. Here are the ones that got away….
The price of this gorgeous 80s peplum dress just got too high for me, at a time when I was trying to budget (and not have too many LBDs). Maybe it was a silly decision to not even attempt a bid, as it would have been a show stopping piece, but there’s not much I can do about it now (except adding it to the DIY queue).
It was either this or the bodysuit….This Minkpink lace top went for a steal at a fiver, but I knew that I wanted something a bit more summery (like the bodysuit). The size also looked a little tight, so i was dubious about it anyway.
I wasn’t sure if I would even wear this, but that didn’t stop me from wanting this gorgeous floral set. This set wasn’t actually listed as D&G, but people found it anyway, and the price went up to £50. Too much to pay for something I wasn’t sure about. My thing about eBay is to never spend more than £20, as I think I’d be seriously annoyed if I paid a lot for something and it wasn’t quite right (it was bad enough when I paid a tenner for a dress that looked like a primary school summer-dress). Ebay is certainly a risk, but hopefully this one will pay off, and I’ll have another unique addition to my summer wardrobe.
Till the next bidding war…