Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What's "Naut" to Love About a Bargain?!

Silk Skirt (Lauren Ralph Lauren); Cardigan (August Silk); Shoes (Naturalizer); Braided Leather and Rope Anchor Bracelet (Kiel James Patrick); Garnet and Sapphire Rings (gifts); Necklace (Forever 21); Purse (Wilson's Leathergoods); Belt (Boston Proper via eBay)
         Sometimes, a single, statement accessory can anchor an entire outfit (pardon the pun - I couldn't help myself).  This wide-leather nautical-inspired belt is just such a piece.  I first saw this belt several years ago in a Boston Proper catalog, but with a price tag of $179.00, I added it to my "mental wish list"and periodically checked the store's website to see if the price had been reduced.  To my disappointment, it disappeared from stock with nary a discount.  I was reminded of it this spring while reading a magazine article about nautical style and decided to search eBay on a whim.  Imagine my delight to find the very same belt, in like-new condition, for $21 with free shipping!  Classic nautical looks are always in style, and I expect I'll get far more than my money's worth over the next several years.  I've worn it a few different ways already, and I couldn't resist sporting the classic red, white and blue color scheme in early July.
         Have you had luck finding coveted items on eBay or similar online sites?  What's your favorite find?
Shoes (Talbot's); Monogram Pendant (Tagged Designs); Braided Leather and Rope Anchor Bracelet (Kiel James Patrick); Watch (Tommy Hilfiger); Linen Blouse (Lands End); Navy and White Striped Capris (Jones New York)
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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