1. Fast fashion posts will be deleted immediately at the discretion of the editors (Erica and Carissa (cupcakewalker)
Examples include pieces from H&M, Forever 21, Gap, Old Navy, Express, American Apparel (this is not an exhaustive list).

2. Pricing guidelines: Don't ask for more than you paid. If it's a current season item, I usually offer at least a 30% discount. Any posts that seem profit-motivated will be deleted. If it's obviously worn or more than 1 year old, I offer at least 50-60% discount of the paid price (not the original price).

3. Do not list more than 3 items a day. You can easily schedule a post for the next day.

4. Anyone who reposts an item within a week ('reducing' the price if no one has posted a comment) or ends an auction early won't be able to post any longer.

5. If you don't leave your contact info in the comments, you will not be included in the random drawing.

6. Only serious buyers, please! The buyer has 2 business days to pay or make arrangements.

7. Previous blog authors who have given up their spots will have access to an Open ID for occasional posts. Anyone on the wait list who only has 1-4 total items can contact a participating blog author who can post items on their behalf.

8. Do not re-list an item more than twice.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

mociun tie-front linen dress


Congrats, Allison!

mociun tie-front linen dress, size Small.

purchased a bird in cobble hill two winters ago because the color (an peacock blue) was absolutely captivating. unfortunately, the color has also been its downfall because i can never figure out what to wear with it. also, it's a bit too snug around the ribcage, which makes me even less likely to wear it. the color is vibrant in person, but also subtle in the variegated thread.

flat measurements:
shoulders--15"
chest--16.5"
high waist--14"
hips--full skirt
length--43"

details:
super soft linen, tie-front with hook-eye closure at high waist. unlined, full skirt, nearly mid-calf length on me (5'4").

imperfections:
none. will be gently handwashed and air-dried before shipping.

costs:
paid $290, asking $95 (includes shipping).

listing end date:
jan. 20th.

tucker by gaby basora dress, never worn



Congrats, Lara!

tucker by gaby basora silk dress, size Small.

i bought this from jake two summers ago but have never worn it. probably because i don't own a slip and i don't like the elastic cuffs on the billowy sleeves. the color looks fantastic on keri russell but doesn't do much for me. matthew isn't too keen on it either, so away it goes!

flat measurements:
length--40"
shoulders, chest, hips, etc, will probably fit anyone who is a size 4-small 8.

details:
95% silk, 5% elestane (for a bit of stretch). smocking at the collar, same fabric belt, buttons down the front, overall a very fun dress to wear.

imperfections:
none, exactly as it arrived from jake.

costs:
originally $330, paid $184, asking $45 (includes shipping).

listing end date:
jan. 20th

tocca retro wool dress




Congrats, Leanne!

tocca wool dress, size 8.

purchased at saks 4 years ago when i was in a 60s phase. i love the gold embroidered dots at the collar and waist, and the wool is so soft and warm that i wish it were a blanket. it's a little too big on me. i would wear it more often but i find that mock or full turtlenecks are very uncomfortable.

flat measurements:
shoulders--15"
chest--17.5"
waist--15"
length--39" (knee length on me, 5'4")

details:
beautiful mocha color, 100% virgin wool, fully lined in 100% silk, hidden back zipper, bracelet sleeve length.

imperfections:
slight pilling around the sleeves, will take it to the dry cleaners and also try my sweater stone to get rid of the more noticeable bits.

costs:
paid $330, asking $60 (includes shipping).

listing end date:
jan. 20th

zero maria cornejo tunic dress (never worn)


Congrats, Lisa!

never worn zero maria cornejo silk/cotton tunic dress, size 6

purchased last january on sale, this is another item that i'm always drawn to but never wear because i'm afraid either my clumsiness or the cats will destroy it. so many subtle lovely details typical of cornejo's designs, but the sheer white fabric makes me oh so nervous.

flat measurements:
shoulders--15" approximately
chest--19"
hips--20"
length--37-39"

details:
68% cotton, 32% silk, black striped pattern, pockets. peating at the neckline (hook-eye closure, can be worn open as photographed, straight silhouette, full length sleeves with snap cuff, never worn except to try it on when it arrived.

imperfections:
none

costs:
originally $540 (yikes!), paid $135, asking $35 (includes shipping).

listing end date:
jan. 20th

hanii y cardigan



Congrats, Laura! (please send me your contact info)

hanii y wool cardigan, size 42 or small.

bought this from impulse three years ago. the softest wool cardigan you will ever own, and it hasn't pilled at all. the ribbon rosette buttons are so beautiful, and i love the fawn-taupe-white colorway.

flat measurements:
shoulders--14.5"
chest--17.5"
length--19.5"

details:
slightly cropped length, thick 100% wool (not too bulky, but very very warm), oversized rosette buttons with hidden hook-eye closure, 3/4 length sleeves.

imperfections:
the fabric covering the top hook has receded somewhat, doesn't affect the functionality or appearance. i've also found that when the cardigan is fully buttoned, the fabric puckers slightly, so i've always worn it with the bottom two buttons undone.

will be drycleaned before shipping.

costs:
paid $340 (i know, i'm nuts...), asking $50 (includes shipping)

listing end date:
jan. 20th.

3.1 phillip lim blouse



Congrats, Megan!

3.1 phillip lim cotton/silk blouse with crochet buttons.

i bought this at barneys a few years back on sale. i've worn it no more than 3 times for fear of 'ruining' it. can't really justify keeping it, though, especially with a baby in the house. it looks really nice with half the buttons on the bib undone!

flat measurements:
shoulders--14"
chest--18"
length--22-23"

details:
very very sheer! the crochet bib buttons unsnap, and there are two working crochet buttons on each sleeve cuff. will fit a 4-6, depending on your shoulders, length is pretty normal.

imperfections:
the tag is falling off, overall slightly wrinkled. i will take it to the dry cleaners before shipping.

costs:
paid $130, asking $30 (includes shipping)

listing end date:
jan. 20th

Friday, December 12, 2008

Knit Ring from Craft Fair


Burlap knitted cocktail ring with cluster of red balls. I know its not everyone's cup of tea but I really want to give it to someone who will appreciate it.

It should fit everyone's finger since its knit and stretchy.

Shipping Cost: $4

contact: Maria

Max Mara Off White Knit Skirt





Off White Knit Skirt from Max Mara Size 7/8
I bought it last year thinking I could rock it but I still haven't figured out the white skirt thing..

Detail:
Has an off white knit (cotton/polyester) with lining.
24 inches from waist to hem.
never worn except to try it on several dozen times.
Its actually kind of on the big side so it sits really low on my hips. I usually wear size 27 or 6.

Shipping Cost:
$12 Cash or check please

Listing end date: Jan 9th.

Contact: Maria

a quick note

to say that my parents are here, so i'll select names for my posts on Sunday night! thanks for your patience....