Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Look what I found at The Dollar Store (well, actually on eBay) | Part Three

Now that our British family is back in Londontown, and my in-laws have left for back home, I am hoping to get back to regular programming! Today I had an awesome makeover (in my head) to show you, until it all went south. My cherry stained wine rack that I tried to spray paint white turned orangey pink. Ooopsies. Looks like I'll have to do things the proper way and sand and prime and all that jazz. Don't hold your breath for that post.

To fill the space that should have been a wine nook post of my kitchen, I decided to share some of my CHEAPO finds! Who doesn't love a good deal?

Instead of my occasional Dollar Store round up (Part One and Part Two here), I wanted to share with you some amazing buys that you ALL have access to, no matter where in the world you are, and that magical place is known as EBAY!

I love eBay for loads of reasons, but the main one is that you can find rare, very expensive designer items, at the same time as cheap, mass produced accessories (among a billion other things).

I like to mix and match my accessories, so I am totally not against wearing my Michael Kors watch with a $2 bracelet. Actually, I encourage it. Just like someone donning too many brand logos in one outfit, decking yourself in pricey accessories can sometimes look like you're trying too hard (or perhaps I'm just envious of those who can afford a slew of pricey accessories?).

Anyways, whether you're a real fashionista, or a faux one like me, you might appreciate some of these finds I've had my eye on or snagged recently.


First up, those gorgeous retro shades can be found on pretty much every celebrity face out there. I have no clue who the original designer is, but I do know I really love them. For $5.99 with free shipping, how can you go wrong?

That watch? Ya, the one photographed isn't the actual eBay watch, but close enough. I wanted a nice crisp photo so my good friend Google Images gave me that one. Anyways, you can get a stunning Ceramic Watch that looks like this for less than two skinny vanilla lattes. That's pretty rad. I bought the silicone version for $3.50 seen here (including shipping, woot woot), but plan on ordering this ceramic one to add to my watch collection! I've been very impressed with the quality for the price so far.


OMG. These studs. Are. Amazing. I had very low expectations for $2.99, and they blew me away. They are so sparkly and go with absolutely everything. I used to wear pearl studs everyday (I guess I might as well divulge that I buy them at the ABC store for $3.99- yes real fresh water pearl studs!), but now that I've got these I don't even know where my pearls are. I even choose these over my Tiffany silver ball earrings. Love la la love. I just got a pair in gold which are a tad more bronzey than gold, but I still really like them. If you do order just one pair, make sure you get the clear crystal ones because they are a NECESSITY in life. Ya I said that.

If you're looking for some even better steals, take a peek at these!


Loving the studded look? Use this photo as your inspiration and get these beauties for just $1.49  including shipping (how DO they do that? I don't think I could mail a letter to China for that let alone a package!). Redic.


Are they awesome quality? Probably not, but they are sure to last you about as long as the studded trend lasts.



This owl necklace is just plain adorable and whimsical, especially for under $3. I don't have one, but did order this hot air balloon necklace. It was about $2 a few months ago, but the seller doesn't have them in stock anymore.


It's really fun to wear and I've had loads of people ask where it was from.


Lastly, this "love" ring is so sweet. For $1.75, it's worth stocking up and using them as gifts for your girlfriends for those times when they need a little pick me up. These Love Studs are pretty adorable too ;)


Any good cheapo finds on the internet that you've discovered recently?

xo
J




22 comments:

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    1. Lol. That's about as truthful as it gets! :)

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  2. Love this post and all the items you found... I might have to go buy a few of them right now! Where did you get your silicone watch for $3.50?

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    1. Hi Whitney. Right here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Styles-White-Silicone-Band-GENEVA-Crystal-Quartz-Ladies-Women-Wrist-Watch-/170817033669?pt=Wristwatches&var=&hash=item27c57d15c5#ht_9106wt_911
      If that link doesn't work, seller is: dongnan2010

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  3. Just recently discovered your blog, it's really fun! I am a handbag and accessory buying director for Aldo shoes, specifically CallIt Spring stores. I encourage you o go check out our stores and our accessories, ou aye surprised by our trendy items and low prices. Let me know what you think!!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I do love stopping by mall stores like Aldo and spring when I need a quick accessory fix!

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  4. I would very specific instructions on what you are searching for in ebay! Because these finds are amazing!!!!!! I thought I was a good discount shopper, but you put me to shame!

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    1. Lol. My motto is: always search on ebay first.

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  5. Great finds! I LOVE the owl necklace. In fact, I just might have to get it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Nancy! I love the owl necklace as well!

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  6. You just inspired me to do some serious ebay shopping. I ordered my wedding earrings from there and loved them. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Yes, such a great resource! Always check ebay!

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  7. Super cute finds! I really need to start shopping ebay! Love the studs! I'm a new follower! Would love it if you can come follow me back! :)

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  8. Post more of your finds! I love them all and i bought them all! haha I really love your taste!

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    1. Haha that is great! I will certainly post more finds soon! :)

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  9. Ok...I have searched high and low on ebay for that mint colored watch. what up anthropology knock off?? :)
    I can't find any that color though. Happen to know where I should look?

    Thanks!

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  10. Just bought that owl necklace - too original to pass up!

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  11. Hi Jen, you're blog is amazing! I might just purchase the owl necklace and one of the watches. Just had a question - when you purchased these items from Ebay and had them shipped to Canada, did you have to pay any import duties, or taxes/tariffs on your items? Thanks!

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    1. Under $20 there's no duty or tariffs! Another bonus of cheap shopping!

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    2. That is so awesome! Thanks! And I love that you post cheap finds, buying nice stuff that is affordable makes me feel like I hit the jackpot!

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