Adventure on ebay

12 Jan
I’m laughing because I just saw my hubby sneeze through the kitchen widow.

This was my birthday present from sneezing hubby last November.

Feeling adventurous led me to dabble in my very first ebay auction last night. I’ll spare you the details of my real first ebay auction. It was almost ten years ago and involved an unattractive pair of Burkenstock sandals the color of a small field critter. Actually, two small field critters. Small and wide, one for each foot. I could practically see you cringe at the mere thought, I knew you didn’t want to hear about it.

Quick, fast forward!

The physical results of my winning bid remains to be seen as it so happens that I was notified this morning. I should be receiving my brand-new-to-me vintage sweater in a few days.

I love orange!

I was inspired by reading Emma’s tips for using ebay, perfect for a newbie like me. Given the level of affection I have for clothes this had all the makings of a good time: Suspense, measuring tape (of course!), competition, rules, self-control, surprise and a potential reward. All this fun for under $17, including shipping.

I believe dragging our expired Christmas tree through the house, down the walkway alongside the house and up our even longer, very steep driveway for pick-up tomorrow means I earned that little number!*

I’ll model as soon as it arrives.

* Those were the rules about getting a tree, remember? Truthfully, hubby was sick tonight.

Deets: Black dress/MaxStudio, leggings/, burgundy boyfriend cardigan/BDG, Urban Outfitters, merlot mohair scarf/gifted, grey faux cowboy boots/modcloth, necklace/Alexis Bittar.


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  1. Yvonne

    January 13, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I ADORE those leggings!!!!!!! Those are amazing! Wow!! I would look at those in the store and immediately "What do you wear with those?!" You answer this question so perfectly! Great outfit! I can't wait to see your Ebay item!!

  2. Fabienne Jach

    January 13, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Thanks! I actually had the same thought when I clicked "buy" but they were absurd enough that I knew I had to have them!

  3. Jodi

    January 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    your leggings look so good on you, totally suit you!! and those boots are hot alright!! I lOve boots girl!! and ebay.. well, I havent even ventured into that territory yet.. seems scary especially buying things like clothes and shoes that you cant try on beforehand…. good to have you back!! xox oJ

  4. silvergirl

    January 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    You are wearing my favorite tights again!!
    LOOOVE ebay

  5. gangsterpixiestyle

    January 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! I also love the photo below from the post before with that adorable sweater! I love your "small" fashion blog!

  6. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    January 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Great leggings. Thanks for the shout out and I'm glad you found the tips useful. Does this mean I get part ownership of that amazing jumper? ;-)

  7. Mackenzie

    January 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    please oh please, come to my house and dress me everyday?! too precious for me to even process. you are so uniquely you! :)

  8. Fabienne Jach

    January 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    @ Emma: Not a bad idea! Maybe we can swap jumpers next Fall, though if you're as tall as my long snowboard, I may be a bit bigger than you:)

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