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One of my great weaknesses when shopping consignment and resale, is mirrors. Big, small, wall, hand… doesn’t matter. If you have the same obsession:
Here’s a cottage-y way to
You want to feel pretty and light and feminine, but it’s not really THAT warm yet…
So add some
What size are you? Who cares?
It’s just a number.
And an arbitrary one, as well. A size 10 from one manufacturer is a size 8 in another, and what was a few years ago a size 8, is now called a 4 to flatter those fashionistas who are fixated on the smallest possible number.
That’s why you’ll have better luck shopping for something that looks great on you if you shop in a consignment, resale or thrift shop, which will have a wider range of designers/ manufacturers than any new-merchandise store could afford to offer the public.
And that’s also why the most common advice, shopkeeper to shopper, is “Now be sure to check the sizes on either side so you don’t miss anything!”
If it looks good, if it feels good, if you love it, it’s your size.
No one in the world will ever peek inside your clothing and gasp at the number printed there!
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Studies should that:
* Consumers (that’s you and me) tend to buy stuff when we’re feeling low.
* That buying when we’re sad… in an attempt to cheer ourselves up… not only can hurt the budget, but can even cause our feelings to continue to hurt, every time we use or look at that clutch or couch we purchased.
So maybe, just maybe, you’d feel better if you passed that couch or clutch, cardigan or cupboard, on to another person that will be happy to have it, at a profit to you.
Check out the Professional Resalers who welcome you, on our Resale Shop Directory.
What did you buy when you were feeling low, that continues to make you feel bad when you look at it?
P.S. If any of you take my advice by consigning the Celine clutch pictured here, let me know which consignment shop you used, and their phone number so I can buy it!
The handbag snapshot is from Coolspotters.
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