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Weather Confusion

Hey, hi, hello.

Fun fact: I love thrifting, cause I’m cheap but I love shopping. A particular Goodwill near me runs a $1 special on two tag colors every Sunday. All items – clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares and furniture – are included in the special, including something undeniably fabulous…

A GIANT WOOL COAT.

Naturally I decided to take photos in the 80-degree weather, but don’t worry, I found a way to make it more appropriate:

Right, did I mention this was ONE DOLLAR!?

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Aries are the best, sorry: a haul

Fuck paying retail.

What’s up people? It’s KNURLY. Your friendly neighborhood type-A, fiery, mental, and stubborn Aries. By the time this post goes up, I suspect it will be way past Aries season (yup, I was right). If not, good on me for keeping up with my blog. Anyway, I did way too much shopping around my birthday and so of course I need to share it with you. Listen, I haven’t posted any full thrift hauls yet, so you don’t know what a cheap-ass I really am. Some of these prices hurt – but trust me, I’m still the queen of deals.

But first: Let’s talk about how this is the day that my bank card was getting declined. You can read more about that here. But just imagine you’re trying to find something cute and you have to drive all the way home to grab the $140 bucks you never deposited in your bank account (due to laziness). But hey, I guess my laziness paid off this time. You also have no idea if your account is simply frozen because of you or because someone tried to suck it dry and that’s terrifying.

Anyway…With only 40 minutes before the mall closed, I finally gave in and joined my friend at Urban Outfitters. I can’t disguise my disdain for some of their controversies and business practices – so we’re not even going to go there. These were 40% off clearance.

UO dresses

Original: $89.00, Sale: $49, Final price: $29.40

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An adventure in stupidity – eBay Buying Guide #1 + Haul + Dumb Photos

First and foremost: THANK YOU to everyone that has followed my blog!

Mind-you: I didn’t intentionally buy shitty clothes from eBay for my blog. That would just be wasteful. And listen, I know that “buying cheap clothes from eBay” trend is dead but it’s not a phase for me! I actually sell on eBay, and I’ve been buying from eBay for years. One, I wanted to see if I could do any better, and two, I want to show all the generally safe and unsafe items to buy from eBay.

LESSON #1: FEEDBACK

It’s not a high standard to have 100% or 99.9% positive feedback. Anything below a 99.7% is usually a red flag. If it’s a smaller seller, there’s no reason they should have lots of negative feedback. If it’s a larger seller with negative feedback, chances are they may be selling poorly made items – or they are bad at shipping out their items. Stay away or brave dangerous the waters. 

LESSON #2: STOCK PICTURES LIE

It should go without saying, if the photos look like they’re from somewhere else – they probably are. If you see the same image reused in multiple listings from sellers in China – RUN. Anyway, shall with get on with my mistakes purchases?

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How I hunt down sold out items

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It’s a familiar first-world problem: we see an item online and it’s love at first sight. I need that! Forgoing our fiscal responsibility we click onto the store page, fully prepared to shrink our bank accounts just a little more in order to score an amazing piece. But our journey are cut short by two devastating words: “Sold Out.” However, when you’re a sentimental shopaholic like I am, “sout” is more of a challenge than a defeat. Somewhere in this vast cyberspace there is or will be a listing of the particular item I am looking for.

I’m sure many of you are familiar with these tactics, but for anybody who isn’t, I just wanted to give you the rundown. I’m always hunting for items online. Even if I’m in a physical store or thrift store I may opt to hunt for the item online due to size or price.

In this case, it happens to be these F21 boots that I first saw on The Curvy Alt-Girl’s blog.  I don’t typically shop at Forever 21 but I was going to make an exception for these babies. Alas, they are sold out in every size except 6. I’d prefer a size 8 for comfort.

So what’s the first step? Well, obviously, click the “Sold out in your size?” button, so you can receive an email IF the item is restocked, and that’s an IF. But that’s not good enough for me, so I had to take it a couple steps further.

The first place I turned to was eBay. Now, the issue stores such as Forever 21, H&M, Zara, etc, is that specific pieces they are harder to find than smaller brands! There will be an abundance of items in which you are not looking for, and to increase your chances you need to do multiple searches.

Take cues from the original listing. Start out by copy-pasting the original title into the search, as long as it isn’t too long. Maybe throw in the brand name as well. That didn’t work well for me. Continue Reading