Sunday, February 15, 2009

Big Ebay day...



Chloe riding boots and a Chloe Heloise bag in distressed silver (hopefully... the bidding war continues), a LeSportsac crossbody, the J Crew Jenna bracelet, and new Miu Miu prescription frames (such a bargain on Ebay... who knew??).

And I'd forgotten about these python Prada platform sandals I bought on Ebay last fall... haven't been able to wear them, of course, because it's freezing out. I can't wait for spring to break those bitches out of winter prison and wobble around town in them. I will fight this recession with fierce shoes.

I love Ebay.


And speaking of shoes, how much do you love THIS girl?

And also speaking of shoes, I am looking forward to other brands doing interpretations of Prada's insane platforms with this stitching detail. Get ready to see it elsewhere, and hopefully for less than $690 a pop.

41 comments:

eeps. said...

jane of sea of shoes makes me feel quite old and unfashionable, but i rather enjoy her mom's blog on decor/personal style.

s. said...

I'm not crazy about THAT girl, but ebay is truly a gift from the gods.

Anonymous said...

Best thing about eBay is their "saved searches" feature, which alerts you when something new gets posted under the keywords you specify. That saves me so much time and money, it's ridiculous.

-Chase

mamacita said...

Le Sportsac crossbodies are the shizz. I can't wait to get my paws on Fifi Lapin's.

Anonymous said...

Decorno,

Ass-eating queens will never let you walk on their hardwood floors.

tracey said...

I love sea of shoes... wish I was that age again with a mom who was prepared to buy me so much great and expensive stuff, but everytime I read it, I always think what a high maintenance this girl will be one day .. I feel sorry for a future partner! Also, my motto should be ... the life that ebay built! I love ebay!

Anonymous said...

used to love ebay, now on the ebay in my country 99% of it is crap and I don't have the patience to look for something good amongst the crap.

Couldn't care less about THAT girl. I love shoes and at that age I used to love getting dressed up in my bedroom infront of the mirror. But looking at your other post about charity it just makes me sick that a mother spoils her child rotten.
Yes I love shoes as much as the next girl but I like to believe that if I had the kind of money to buy 700$ shoes I would spend it on something more worth while.

Michele said...

I have to agree with Anon3's post. Seems rather...."entitled" to be lusting after such transitory items. While desiring things for your home is one thing - and even then coveting seems obscene - lusting after shoes possibly explains some of the mentality that has helped to generate such an economic mess. And what irony to see this and the previous post together.

Anonymous said...

Yay!

Back to more important matters at hand--which is to say discussions of our consumption and fetishes.

Feels good to be back in my comfort zone, maybe yours, too? This is where we live.

Knew that previous post wouldn't last.

alissa said...

im right behind you in line for the prada knockofffs - loooove those shoes

Iheartfashion said...

eBay is miraculous, but watch out for fakes. I bought a couple of bags that were "guaranteed authentic" and turned out to be junk, with no returns. Had to give them to my 7 year old as play purses since I don't want to re-sell fakes.
LOVE those high high Prada shoes though!

Anonymous said...

"Feels good to be back in my comfort zone, maybe yours, too? This is where we live."

Anon 5:00 AM:

Why does the choice of topics on this blog affect you so much?

Kimberly Julie said...

oh prada... you're so fabulous it makes me drool.

Anonymous said...

How did you know those Miu Miu frames would suit your face? You must be one of those lucky people who wear glasses beautifully. I look like a freak in probably 99% of the frames I try on.

Anonymous said...

My lower back is spasming at the sight of those shoes. And not in a good way. I think I'm done with heels forever.

Anonymous said...

I find that you are either obsessed with home decor or obsessed with clothes, usually not both. It's as if my obsession with how I looked morphed into an obsession with how my house looks. Maybe it is an age thing. My house doesn't have a fat butt after 2 kids. Or maybe it is a money thing. Who can afford both?

Ayn Rand said...

Those platforms would be excellent for gouging out the eyes of the poor.

Anonymous said...

once again realizing your blog is in tune with my state of mind:

I'm confused these days - it's a Jaoquin Phoenix universe

where should our priorities be?

being alive is all about growth - just because we started with one set of interests and expectations, they can change

Anonymous said...

When did young, middle class people decide it was okay to spend $1200 on boots or hundreds on a single pair of shoes?

Anonymous said...

Le Sportsac? Really? Egad.

Anonymous said...

"When did young, middle class people decide it was okay to spend $1200 on boots or hundreds on a single pair of shoes?"

Those dadgum young whippersnappers! In my day, we strapped old tire rubber to our feet and were grateful!

Anonymous said...

anon 1:32AM Hear, hear.

I thought this year was supposed to be all about Change! Hope! Getting our Priorities Back on Track! THAT GIRL seems like more of the same-old-same-old, but worse.

I'm proud that my little sister dresses in Gap and Naturalizer and volunteers at the local hospital one weekend a month; so much sweeter and more beautiful than this hipster chick.

Susan W. said...

I love THIS girl a lot.

hello gorgeous said...

Those shoes? I have to make a chiro appt. from just looking at them.

The top photo look like my glasses. I could never buy from a photo. Wish I could.

hello gorgeous said...

*lookS zzzzzzzzzz I'm too tired to be commenting

And I could never buy *glasses* from a photo. I'm sure you understood.

Rachel said...

It seems that some, okay all, of the self rightous anons here today will not be satisfied until we all sport a potato sack (but only one that has been previously used. they can't bear us to wear a NEW potato sack) with a rope tied around it as a belt, and call it 'good enough, because people in the world are hungry fashion'. and maybe we should go back to the days of making our own shoes from recycled tires, too! oh, the joy these anons bring to the world. no sacrifice is ever enough, however they are so crafty and refuse to come out behind the anon label.

anons of the world, get a life already! people shop, SO WHAT? we all work, we pay our taxes and our bills, and if we want to spend $1000 on a pair of shoes then we will! who are you to judge, dear anon? if you are a monk who has renounced all wordly posessions in favor of serving the greater good, or even if you just work for habitat for humanity and make no salary aside from basic room and board...which anon, i know you do not or you wouldn't be reading a blog named Decorno, then shut the f'ing hell up!

Anonymous said...

What's the premise of shoe girl's blog? Where is all that money coming from? Is there a father figure somewhere, supplying it?

Her blog would make a great Todd Haynes movie.

Anonymous said...

I don't care.

Buy whatever you want.

Actually, we need much more consumption (read demand) to get us out of this recession.

Shop on, my comrades! Shop on!

"Shopping for social change" is what we always called it.

Because, you know, "consumption is production."

I'm not trying to hide, its just that the blogger won't accept my info. And, I don't have a blog to cross-promote.

Whatevs.

Henrietta said...

THAT girl, Jane Aldridge, is certainly a charming, intelligent, upbeat young person. On the other hand, I'm ambivalent about a sixteen-year old on perpetual display. If I were Mommy I'd put my Chloe down on sexy teenage blogging.

The message of her and mother Judy's story is:

Money can buy you happiness!

Nice if you're among the 1%. That said, I really like both of them.

P.S.: Reading William Burroughs at 16 is perilous. Trust me on this.

Anonymous said...

Rachel our taxes are so fucking high from bailing out people who can't really afford the things they buy and do it anyway letting the chips fall where they may and getting foreclosed upon or losing their jobs and being homeless because they blew every cent they made on thousand dollar shoes and peada bags. If you can truly afford it that's one thing. The reality is that few people can . Why should responsible people be punished for those who aren't? Nobody needs shoes that cost a grand and if people's wants were reasonable we wouldn't be in the worldwide crisis we're in.

Decs said...

Yes, anon 1:26. You heard it here first.

Renate said...

Zara is selling red python Prada knock-offs for something like 60 euros. Don't know if that shop is around where you live.
prada: http://www.shopgirl.nl/data/include/im_mt/getfile.php?mt=upload%2F2009%2F02%2FPrada-python-origineel.jpg
zara: http://www.shopgirl.nl/data/include/im_mt/getfile.php?mt=upload%2F2009%2F02%2FPrada-lookalikesbw02.jpg

Kathleen said...

I think it is possible to find balance, i.e. really nice shoes with an H&M skirt. It doesn't have to be all-or-nothing. Also, why does buying nice shoes necessarily mean people aren't giving to charity?

I think Sea of Shoes is great- Jane really rocks out her clothes and obviously loves fashion. She doesn't seem entitled in her posts. Who cares who buys it for her?

couchseattle.com said...

1) there's a zara in vancouver bc
2) there's a 70% chance what you're bidding on is fake, even if it's represented as "1000% real"
3) if you're in a bidding ware there's a problem. use bidnip.com. it puts a bid in for you with 5 seconds to go so there's no chance for someone to outbid you.

red.door.read said...

i love jane from sea of shoes. she's an absolute doll!

rachel said...

i think it's great that THAT girl also shops at Target for dresses, and most of her clothes are vintage, and she wears things from 4 years ago with such glee, like 'oh my god, i bought this at a vintage shop 4 years ago and look how awesome it is still!"

who else can say that about clothes in their closet from 4 years ago? kudos to her for being both beautiful and smart enough to know that not all good things come from barneys!

red.door.read said...

oh and what a strange forum for jane from sea of shoes hate...this is a blog about decor-porn. why is spending thousands on a sofa any different to spending thousands on a shoe collection? it's all subjective.

go post on we have no possesions and eat bark.com or something.

oh, hang on - you have computers and hang out on decorno. IMPOSTERS!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Decorno. Knew it would be THAT girl before I even clicked the link. Already been there, seen that. They live here in Dallas, land of pretty, but shallow people. I feel sad for a 16 year old girl who's already so jaded (smart, mind you, but jaded) who she thinks it's nothing to have all those VERY EXPENSIVE shoes. Obv. the apple doesn't fall far from Mommy's tree. Ebay on the other hand is the world's biggest rummage sale on steroids. Oh, how I love me some eBay...and I've got the empty pockets to prove it. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

oh, hang on - you have computers and hang out on decorno. IMPOSTERS!

Is that kind of like being not poor because you have a tv and a microwave?

Serendipity said...

I love those prada shoes... If you find nice replica's please let me know.
Regards
Sara

holly said...

So....Did you get the goods? Did you win the auctions? Love the frames, LOVED the bracelet- it made me want to hunt one down myself but I don't really "get" the LE SPORTSAC thing...I guess that's okay too, but really? There are so many options on ETSY- look for DRYKAB- for a mature gal with style for less that $100= that's my kind of girl.