Wednesday, 24 September 2014

* Pretty in Pink *






(Pink Dress - Vera and Lucy @ New look / Necklace and Belt - Vintage / Watch - M&S)

Hello lovelies!

You may know by now that I'm an avid eBay bidder! It is a passion of mine to scroll through the endless listings in search for a bargain or two. Whether it's dresses or jewellery, I'm forever saving items to my 'Watch' list. I can't quite describe what it's like when an eBay parcel arrives at my door; It's almost like experiencing shopping russian roulette, if that is even possible? I guess what I'm trying to say is that sometimes items I've bought have looked completely different from their online pictures, from different colour and shape, and so when a parcel arrives, there can be a slight unknown aspect. The small risk involved is all part of the fun though! 

For example, here is a dress I recently purchased from eBay for a steal of a deal - £7! I was positively smiling from ear to ear when I unwrapped it. I clearly remember the dress had been poorly photographed and looked like it was a dark red colour, far from the vibrant pink which shone through the packaging whilst I was opening it. If this dress had been photographed well, the beautiful print would have surely enticed many hungry bidders, and I probably wouldn't have won. However, maybe I shouldn't complain too much about poorly photographed items, as they are usually the ones that turn out to be the real gems. 

More soon, 

Helen
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103 comments

  1. Pretty outfit:) x
    Bianka
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  2. OMG that is a steal! I don't ever shop from ebay now I used to when I was younger. I was always a little scared of how to the product would really look because of the ill photos but it's a gamble. This dress is beautiful!

    -V
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  3. Lovely outfit. The necklace is so gorgeous!

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  4. Cute print dress! I really like the necklace.

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  5. Gorgeous outfit and I'm loving the dress!

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  6. Lovely!, The perfect look for transitioning from summer to fall, xo!
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  7. So pretty, absolutely love the color combo.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
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  8. This dress is gorgeous! Love the prints!

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  9. Wow you are definitely pretty in pink! That necklace is gorgeous too.

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  10. Such a great eBay find! You look absolutely lovely. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

    Brooke
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  11. love the dress! and your hair is PERFECT! so pretty!!!

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  12. this prrint is perfect ! love the colour a lot ! ;D

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  13. Gorgeous dress, the colours & print look stunning on you! I love finding ebay bargains too :D

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    :)
    x

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  14. u look fabulous!!!

    xx

    isa

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  15. 7 pound is so good, its so nice, you look wonderful :)
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  16. This is definitely my style...want that dress for sure!

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  17. Very elegant love the dress.
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  18. love this look!
    super girly :)


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  19. I wish I could get into shopping on ebay. I seen so many bloggers find amazing items there for such great deals but ebay is always so overwhelming to me.

    You look incredible. I absolutely love that dress and I can't believe you got it for so little.

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  20. Fantastic dress *-* Loveley pictures as well :3
    You blog look nice ; ) I love them pictures moving on the top ; )
    Greeds, Ilonciaa
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  21. podobasz mi się w tej stylizacji:))
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  22. Lovely print Helen!
    You look radiant!
    XO
    Jeanne
    fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  23. That dress is gorgeous!! Love the colors!

    <3 Shannon
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  24. Thanks so much for the follow, you've got a fab blog here and I love the way you write! I've followed back and I'm excited to see what else you post- this dress is soooo cute xo

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  25. ur style is just lovable ,,, keep ur beautiful smile on girl ,

    N@NY
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  26. You look beautiful, your dress is amazing, love the colour! xo

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  27. i love your dress!!!!

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  28. I may now be buying dress online but I know how it feels when your parcel arrives! I always buy books online and they usually arrive 2-3 weeks here so imagine the wait I have to endure before I receive them.

    I'm glad you liked the dress and it turns out better than you have expected.

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  29. you look so pretty :) fantastic dress !

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  30. What a bargain that dress is! You look gorgeous in it and it seems really flattering and/or you just have a great figure :P

    Alexandra ♡
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  31. the dress is super cool;d love it;d

    xxx

    anna from http://stylelovely.com/mimundonormal/

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  32. this dress is really beautiful! i used to be obsessed with buying things from ebay -- you can get some amazing deals.

    xo,
    gabby
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  33. You look very cute in this dress !!!!

    Amalya
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  34. I think pink suits you very well! x

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  35. What a funky dress! Great eBay bargain!
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  36. such a cute dress! I wish I was good at ebay!

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  37. You look so gorg!


    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  38. Wow, this dress is stunning, such a pretty color. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  39. You are such a gorgeous girl and that dress is beautiful on you. Sorry I couldn't reply your comment on my post, somehow there's no reply button and I am your latest GFC follower! xx

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  40. OMG beautiful dress.. i loved, you look beautiful!!

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  41. Oi, i think it's THE worst when something doesnt look like its picture! Especially when you have your heart set on it. Buuut just like you said, if this one was actually showing hot pink then you might have had some competition. So I can definitely see the silver lining in that :) I love the thread work on it- that pattern is gorgeous!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  42. wow! this dress is beautiful
    great look

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  43. Wow! Love the dress!!

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    Love,
    Wendy

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  44. beautiful dress! I love your style!!

    I'm following you! :)

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  45. oh my goodness, that dress is seriously amazing. The color is perfection. Fabulous post, love. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx :)

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  46. This dress is so pretty!! I love the print
    xo
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  47. Love the print of the dress! SO chic

    Made in Mauve

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  48. Such a great post!
    love it (:

    xoxo
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  49. Amazing dress gorgeous!! this necklace is so cute!! kisses!!

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  50. Lovely outfit and great dress!

    Dahlia
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  51. What a cute dress, you look lovely!

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  52. You look amazing!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Just let me know on my blog, and I'll follow back!

    hugs
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  53. You look very pretty! And how amazing is that dress?! I love it! It's really gorgeous

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  54. You look adorable :)) Lovely dress :)
    Alice ♥

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  55. Wow you look so stunning!! I love your dress and how you styled i! :)

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  56. Such a steal! Also, I love love your necklace.

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  57. I never had experiences as the ones you've mentioned, maybe 'cause I've shopped from eBay twice or something and just have been lucky, I guess. Anyway, this dress looks so great on you, I'm glad that you took the small risk! :)

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  58. The outfit looks amazing ! I love the print of the dress :)

    Andrea //
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  59. I have this dress too, so nice!
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  60. Great look
    Marty xx

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  61. Definitely a great find...it is such a pretty dress! I've never had much luck with getting into eBay, but I'm always envious of the people who do!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  62. Awesome post, dear!!!
    Love your necklace!!

    Thanks for the comment.

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  63. You look gorgeous! I'm loving the bright colors and that adorable necklace! :)

    Chelsea
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  64. Thanks for the lovely comment.... Love your blog

    xx
    Tyana
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  65. thank you for your conment on my blog.. i am your bew follower too:) i cant believe this lovely dress was so cheap! its so pretty..
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  66. I guess in this case, you can't really complain about bad product shoot, you got a bang for your buck! Its a gorgeous dress, stlyed very nicely! :) xx

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  67. Oh wow, that dress is gorgeous! Thank you for checking out my blog, followed you x
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  68. Wonderful and cute dress!

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  69. Gorgeous look! I really liked everything about this! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  70. Definatelly pretty in pink! I think my favorite color is neon pink... I use it almost everywhere ... in art and in style!
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  71. Love your neckpiece
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  72. That is such a beautiful dress what a great colour!
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  73. gorgeous dress!
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  74. Love your dress, you look stunning :)
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  75. I love your necklace!! And that dress looks amazing on you. That shade of pink is perfection <3

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  76. Girl you must have such a fabulous collection of dresses in your closet! This one is pretty too, I really like these strong colors on you :)

    /Cindi

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  77. Amazing post, dear!

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  78. nice dress ;]]

    xoxo


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  79. Lovely dress, and that necklace is amazing:) X

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  80. You look absolutely fabulous!
    xoxo

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  81. Cool necklace and lovely dress. Your hair is so beautiful too x
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  82. The print is perfect and your hair looks amazing! <3
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  83. Such a pretty dress and even prettier necklace!
    Have a great weekend! xoxo
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  84. What an awesome tip for ebay shopping haha. The dress is so pretty! Looks so good on you. It looks like a perfect fall outfit especially with the tights!

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  85. The necklace goes so well with the dress. I would love to buy more stuff off eBay... It's just that I don't have much money to buy anything at the moment! Great outfit as always, Helen!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer // Bloglovin'

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  86. Amazing dress! And you have such pretty hair! Also thanks for the nice comment on my blog :)
    -P.
    Bowtie Diary

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  87. Such a gorgeous dress, you look so lovely xx

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  88. That dress looks so beautiful! And I have to say that I just love your smile :)

    Love,Sara Wallflower

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  89. Such a cute dress! :)


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  90. Wow! Amazing dress :)
    Bisous, Marye

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  92. Wow...this's a great look!

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