Tuesday, September 20, 2011

EBEW: Autumnal Flower

Tee - Banana Republic, thrifted
Belt - Rugged Warehouse
Shoes - Farylrobin Qatar boots, ebay

I hardly know how to get dressed in fall. Like I don't know when is the *right* moment to start hitting the browns and oranges. Do I wait until it gets cool consistently, can I just declare it fall for myself and pull out the boots even though others are still sporting sandals? I hardly know, so if one of your readers thinks "What is she doing! It's too early for that!" you'll just have to forgive me.

I haven't really shown the power of the button flowers yet. In part because they don't really mesh with my personal style. Is it bad to create things that you, yourself, would not wear? Well I decided to eschew both my earlier ideas of wearing in my hair or on a lapel and decided to pin a button flower onto my DIY'd skirt! I actually liked it. The boots and bag kept the edginess, but the button flower was a neat little detail that brought interest to otherwise plain pieces.

This past week I've gone into the foray that is ebaying. I sold some shoes that weren't working for me and managed to come out with 4 new pairs en route to my house - with leftover money still in my paypal to go towards my Mom's pair of winter boots. I have to say a few things to readers who have considered either buying or selling - Ebaying is great if you know how to search. I got a pair of 99p boots (plus shipping) because I searched without looking for a specific Brand. Look for those auctions just about to end with no bids and a low starting price. It can be a gamble if you have fussy/hard to fit feet, but you may also come out with some deals. The fees of selling will personally deter me from making it a habit of selling via ebay. It's a great option to get back some of your investment on something you can't otherwise use, but if you can directly sell or consign for a good price - choose that option.

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14 comments:

  1. I say wear whatever colors you want no matter what the season! This is a great top/color on you and good for incorporating the flower button to work for you. The boots just make me drool. They are pretty awesome! Heather

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  2. I just realized from your comment about the button flowers that I'm more girly than you. They are right down my alley, whereas I can see they're harder for you to incorporate into your normal wardrobe. I'm scratching my head over this peculiar notion...

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  3. Ack, Megan, slow down, I'm falling behind on your posts! :-D

    Love the color of that tee.

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  4. @ Wendy - Sorry! When inspiration strikes, I post. =D

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  5. My bf sells laptops on Ebay all the time and he likes it too. I haven't bought anything from there yet--I think it's my ADD of not being able to focus on anything unless it is directly in front of me.

    I love your flower buttons! Too cute! Also, I (still, always) love those boots!

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  6. I've never bought shoes on ebay, but if you can find cute shoes for $.99, I might have to start looking.

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  7. Megan, I think this is a wonderful fall outfit! The color combination is wonderful and I really love how you paired the boots. Super cute. That little flower button is such a cute accessory! I love the personal touch a do-it-yourself piece can add to just about any outfit. You look ready for a fall afternoon out and about. Hope classes are off to a good start for you!

    Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

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  8. It's September, time for fall colors! It's still warm here but I brought out the fall colors already. This is adorable! Love that rust on you. The flower is So cute on the pocket. I really need a few days for "me" time so I can get a pin for my flower and make a bracelet for my buddy and so many other things....well that was a rant. Anyway, adorable!

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  9. It's freaking cold here, so boots are allowed. the Pumdals I wore today shouldn't have been. Be smarter than me.

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  10. Oh, yeah, 4 new pair of shoes?! *jealous*

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  11. I love the mix of fall colors! I never know when to start busting out the boots and tights and fall colors either! Fall is so short here, I guess I should get started NOW!

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  12. Wow, this is such a pretty fall look. I love fall shades especially browns, rust colors, and oranges. That red T looks so good with your complection. Didn't people used to say that redheads couldn't wear red? You're definitely proving them wrong.

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  13. I like the button flowers. I am thinking of doing some with my ties that I thrifted. All I have to do is get started. Hmm wonder if that will happen?!
    Love the colors in your outfit.

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  14. I am dying over that skirt. So cute!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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