What I Actually Bought #004
How to score $9 designer pants
Hiya friends. Welcome to the fourth edition of our "What I Actually Bought” newsletter. You are receiving this because you are a Selleb Loyalist and on the early access waitlist for Selleb 2.0, the anti-gatekeeping app we are currently building. It’s a pivot from Selleb 1.0, a platform where celebs (Sellebs) sold their pre-loved items. Please enjoy our weekly newsletter of fashion musings, hacks, & discoveries while awaiting our new app launch… BTW, our anti-gatekeeping tips have caught fire! We partnered with Overheard New York for a special NYC anti-gatekeeping edition that came out today — link here!
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This week, we’re finding inspo in something old…
Nothing raises our fashion antennae quite like stumbling upon the unexpected, a visual knock-me-off-the-rockers moment that nudges us to step up/shake up our style game. Well, that moment reared its pretty head in our mom’s closet this weekend…
For reference, she is a Marie Kondo convert who donates/sells stuff from her closet all too indiscriminately. And yet… What are these Orla Kiely bags still doing in here?
Does anyone else remember this darling brand from the noughties? The titular Irish fashion designer?? The “Queen of prints” who infused frivolity into the fashion scene and became a CELEB fav???
Kate Middleton (via Hello Magazine)
Alexa Chung (via Vogue)
Sarah Jessica Parker (via Vogue)
A reminder that old fashion items do become exotic AGAIN by virtue of their prolonged absence, and Orla Kiely bags were no exception. If history is any indicator, fashion-forward is almost always rooted in the seeds of regression… Will Orla Kiely be another case of the present sprouting from the past? You read it here first…
Absolutely obsessed with the shape of this bag:
Chloe took her out for a spin this morning.
We mentioned Gem, a secondhand search engine last week — Look what comes up if you search “Orla Kiely.” Definitely pocketbook-friendly… in more ways than one.
Up for grabs!!!
As per tradition, we look at fav purchases, items in our cart, and ofc SALES you need to know about.
Un-gatekeeping one of our most sacred tricks for scoring cheap (but not cheaply made!) designer pants (think under $10…) On The RealReal ofc. For the record, the “pants” category on TRR has the most # of price discrepancies. 1) Filter by “Pants” 2) Filter by your size 3) Select low to high. 4) Scroll!! Major steals. Kick it up a notch and filter by your favorite brands. You can get as much as 80% off bc if items stay on the market long enough without selling, prices are reduced further weekly.
Featuring 5 pairs of pants we’ve scored via the above searching and filtering method. Hope this can ease your shopping journey.
Claire styling these for winter
Claire’s go-to pants in the fall
Chloe wore these to a popup at Club Vintage!
Gucci Black Halterneck: 1stDibs is often slept on for secondhand clothes. Maybe bc the platform is known for selling furniture. Maybe bc their clothes are usually more $$$ and often overpriced. But never underestimate this website bc there are always gems to be found. Miu Miu Beige Pants: Using our pants trick on TRR. Here’s your chance to snag. Miu Miu Slingback Sandals: Sexy and strappy. Roger Vivier Shoulder Bag: The laissez-faire version of its Fendi and Prada counterparts.
Tôteme Jeans: Simple yet effective. Under $100. Toga Embellished Bag: LOVE this brand’s shoe selection; their bags are just as cool. Gunslinging cowboy but make it chic. No21 Sparkly Mules: Lower price bc they need new soles. If you’re up for putting in some effort for a re-model, def go for these! Stuyvesant Phys Ed Leader Tee: The irony lol. Bvlgari Rhinestone Sunglasses: Yes please. Under $100 with code “REAL”.
Christopher Esber White Bikini Top: Beach chic. Caroline Constas Tiered White Skirt: Taking this summer’s trending white midi skirt to a whole new level. Bettina Vermillon Pink Raffia Mules: Haven’t seen this brand before, but sign us up. LV Leather Cylinder Bag: Irresistible price. Will probs only fit Airpods, keys, and a credit card, but that’s more than what most bags can hold these days…
Hope you score big for little,
Selleb Sisters xoxo
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