Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bebe Ivory Cropped Trench Jacket

Bebe Ivory Cropped Trench Jacket


This is the year of the trench, and although this jacket isn't
technically a trench, it has enough trench styling to qualify
as a close cousin! I love every thing about this jacket. It is a rich,
creamy, off white cotton/nylon blend with a satin
charmeuse lining.

Oh, why can't I be an XS?

The details on this jacket are perfection. At first glance, you
notice the oversized buttons on the front flap detailing.

However, behind that is a row of smaller buttons. There is a
row of buttonholes hidden behind the front placket, allowing
you to button up the jacket and leave the larger buttons undone.

I love the belted cuffs on the sleeve.

The back view is just as pretty as the front.

I want to point out that there are a couple of very minor stains.

On the left sleeve, the two arrows indicate
very small brown spots.

On the back, I am pointing to one additional spot.
( I should have had a manicure before I did this!)

I do not know if those stains are permanent as I am selling
this as is.

But personally, such tiny imperfections are not that big a deal to
me. These are so small that they are only really noticeable if you get
really up close and personal. I know that I will probably be
responsible for much bigger spots before all is said and done!

Label: Bebe
Size: XS
Material: Body-54% Cotton 46% Nylon
Lining-Not shown, but it is a synthetic satin charmeuse
Measurements: Bust-17"
Shoulder-15 1/2"
Waist-21 1/2"
Length-22 3/4"
Condition-Very good. Three very tiny spots as shown above in photos.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Express Bahama Blues Flounce Dress

Express Bahama Blues Flounce Dress


Fashion has really been feeling the blues lately, and I don't mean
economically. It seems like shades of blue are everywhere. That is
what drew me to this dress. The rich blues and greens reminded me
of a tropical vacation...the colors of sea and sky and lush vegetation.

This dress is perfect for summer. The elasticized top looks beautiful
when worn off the shoulder, showcasing a tan. This dress is
elasticized at the hips also, above a ruffled flouncy skirt.

Summer, here I come!

Label: Express
Size: Medium 
Material: Dress-100% polyester chiffon  Lining-100% polyester
Measurements: This dress is meant to be relaxed and loose in its fit.
Hips:14 1/2"
Length: 26" (from armpit to hem)
Condition: New with Tags

Kay Unger Beaded Jacket

Kay Unger Jacket with Beaded Sleeves


Kay Unger is an American designer whose designs are featured at
Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstom. She is also regularly
featured in editorial features in More, Teen Vogue, Inside Style, Self,
 People, and Us. You can see some of her designs here, where you
will see that they sell between $200-$670. In other words, her
clothing is exquisite and expensive!

I fell in love with the beaded detailing and exuberant colors on
the cuffs of this black jacket. Although this jacket was originally
designed for evening wear, I regularly wear jackets like this with a
simple tee shirt and jeans.

Unfortunately, I am not a size 2. But, I bought
the jacket anyway, thinking I could figure out a way to make it work.

Well, I can't. It just doesn't fit me. And it is such a beautiful jacket,
that it deserves to see the light of day!

Simple jewel neckline. Fully lined with hook and eye closure
at waist. Vent on each side seam.

Label: Kay Unger
Size: 2
Material: 100% Polyester (But I have to say that this is the
most luxurious polyester I have ever felt. It has a magnificent
hand to it!)
Measurements: Bust: 16 1/2"
Shoulder: 15"
Sleeve Length: 23"
Waist: 14 1/2"
Hips: 17"
Length: 24"
Condition: Excellent. No visible damage or loss of beading.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

BCBG MaxAzria Cocoa Brown Silk Chiffon Dress

BCBG MaxAzria Cocoa Brown Silk Chiffon Dress


The perfect way to float into spring!

This BCBG MaxAzria dress is shades of cocoa silk chiffon with
an abstract swirling print.

The bodice has a deep V, front and back, and the straps are made
from a dark chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

A sash ties in a pretty bow at the waistline and the skirt
features a bubble hem.

It is fully lined and has an invisible side zipper.

Label: BCBG MaxAzria
Size: 6 (BCBG size guide)
Material: Dress: 100% Silk 
Lining: 100% Polyester
Measurements: Bust: 17 1/2"
Waist: 14 1/4"
Hips: 21"
Length: 25" from waist
Condition: Excellent

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nanette Lepore "Tease Me" Teal Silk Top

Nanette Lepore "Tease Me" Teal Silk Top


Originally sold for $290!

It's no wonder that Nanette Lepore is a favorite among entertainers.
Stars such as Taylor Swift, America Ferrara, Lauren Conrad, and
Gabrielle Union regularly turn to this designer for beautiful, feminine clothes.

This pebble silk top is no exception. From the sweetheart neckline,
to the ruched cap sleeves, and the exquisitely ruched bodice, you will
look like a star in your own right.

Fully lined with invisible back zipper.

Label: Nanette Lepore
Size: 4 ( Nanette Lepore size guide on Neiman's website)
Material: 100% Silk with acetate lining
Measurements: Bust-16 1/2"
Waist-14 1/2"
Hips-17 1/2"
Condition: Excellent. No visible signs of wear.

(Pictures with model are for illustration purposes only.)

[SOLD] "Chanel" Silk Scarf

"Chanel" Silk Scarf


Beautiful 100% silk scarf with Chanel logo and design. Approximately 34" square.

I am not an expert on Chanel scarves, but I do not believe that this is a
genuine Chanel scarf. However, it is 100% silk, made in Paris, and
very beautiful.

You get the look without the big price tag!

If it does turn out to be genuine, we both win. You get
a deal, and I make a sale!

[SOLD] Elie Tahari Champagne Silk and Black Lace Top

Elie Tahari Champagne Silk and Black Lace Top


I so love this top! The black cobweb lace is deftly layered
over champagne silk charmeuse.

The deep scoop neck bodice is gently shirred to flatter the bustline.

But my favorite part? The black grosgrain ribbon sash features the
most beautiful embroidered and beaded detail which has the appearance
of a belt buckle. The center features a faceted jet stone.

An invisible side zipper makes it easier to put on and take off.

I agonized about keeping this top, but I have nowhere to wear it and it
deserves a better life than hanging out in the dark recesses of my closet!

Label: Elie Tahari
Material: 100% Silk
Measurements: Bust: 18"
Waist: 16"
Hips: 18 1/2"
Length: 14 1/2" (from armpit to hem)
Condition: Excellent

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sue Wong Beaded Bodice Silk Cocktail Dress

Sue Wong Beaded Bodice Silk Cocktail Dress


Utterly romantic and flirtatious Sue Wong dress. Soft, sensuous silk
chiffon is suffused with copper metallic threads, so you shimmer
when you move.

The bodice is beautifully shirred and accented with two perfectly
beaded medallions. The flutter hemline flows beautifully and
seductively as you dance away the evening. Invisible side
zipper and adjustable spaghetti straps.

If you aren’t familiar with the artistry of designer Sue Wong, then
I would encourage you to take a look at her website to learn more
about this amazing designer. As her bio explains, “Her garments are
meticulously and lovingly hand beaded, embroidered and finished
by true artisans…Her attention to detail and her garment
cut are unsurpassed.”

Her designs are sold at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth
Avenue where they retail for hundreds of dollars.

Label: Sue Wong
Size: 8
Material: 100% Silk
Bust: 17” (elasticized across back for additional give)
Length: (armpit to hemline) approximately 30”
Condition: Excellent

Free People Shades of Purple Boho Top

Free People Shades of Purple Boho Top


This Free People top is an artful blend of a purple pointelle bodice
with a plum and turquoise silk drawstring skirt.

Turquoise and silver braid highlight the purple crochet trim that
encircles just below the bustline. Pretty cap sleeves.
Invisible side zipper.

Label: Free People
Size: 8
Bodice: 70% Cotton/30% Nylon
Skirt: 100% Silk
Trim: Not shown
Bust: 16”
Length: 15” (armpit to hem)
Condition: Excellent

Monday, March 15, 2010

Express Black Leather Biker Jacket

Biker chic has been a major trend recently, with many designers sending variations
down the runway for Fall 2009. 

Alexander Wang                Armand Basi                       Blumarine                      William Rast

Express Leather Biker Jacket


Here is a chance to express your own biker chic(k) for a lot less!

This black Express biker jacket is a soft buttery real leather with silver metal zippers.

The back panel is perforated all over for an extra touch of style!

Label: Express
Size: 13/14
Material: Shell-Genuine Leather 
                            Lining-50% Nylon 50% Acetate
Measurements: (Remember to double bust and waist measurements)
Bust: 21"
Waist: 19 1/4"
Shoulders: 17 3/4"
Sleeve: 24 1/4"
Length: 22"
Condition: Great! There are a couple of almost imperceptible little scuffs
that I tried  to show but they are so slight that they don't show up in a photo.

If you don't normally wear a 13/14, don't let the number throw you off. This
type of jacket can look cool when it is oversized. Kind of like you threw
on your boyfriend's motorcycle jacket. I normally wear a 4-6 and I
would wear this in a heartbeat!

Besides, this price is too good to pass up!

If you don't believe me, Express currently has
a pleather (synthetic leather) biker jacket on sale for $82.60, which was
originally $118. Here's your chance to have a great LEATHER jacket for
only $38!

Cache Sequin Dress

Cache Sequin Dress


This Cache cocktail dress is truly stunning in person! It is completely encrusted
with black sequins and black and silver beads. Your every move will shimmer!
The elegant Greek key design encircles the top of the bodice and the hemline.

Label: Cache
Size: S
Material: 85% Rayon 15% Spandex
Bust: 16"
Waist: 13"
Hips: 15"
Length: 26" (from armpit to hemline)
Note: This dress does have 15% spandex so it does have some
stretch to it. It is meant to be very form fitting!
Condition: I found two places that were missing beads, which are pictured below.
Also, a few of the silver beads are slightly discolored. I don't think either is particularly
noticeable. If there are others, I could not find them. The rest of the dress
is in excellent condition.

There is a single bead missing on the bottom row of the hemline that can
be seen on the left side of the picture above.

There are approximately 5 silver beads missing on the Greek key design on
the left side seam near the hem.

Body Central Embroidered Jacket

Body Central Embroidered Bolero Jacket


Adorable brown cropped bolero jacket by Body Central features colorful embroidery
and zipper closure. Fully lined.

Label: Body Central
Size: XS
Material: Shell-90% Acrylic/10% Wool
Lining-!00% Polyester