black velvet midi dress

There’s something so flattering about black velvet.  I think it works on all body types, and the richness in the fabric allows it to hug curves while being thick enough to smooth everything out. It’s a go-to for me this time of year!

I think this outfit would be perfect for a winter wedding, and it’s topped with my favorite accessory this year, my Chanel filigree bag.  I had my eye on this bag for several years, but it would immediately sell out whenever inventory was restocked.

For hard-to-get luxury pieces like this, a great source is eBay. They’re the first place I check if I can’t find what I’m looking for at a retailer. Especially if I’m on the hunt for a unique piece from several seasons past!

Over 80% of eBay’s merchandise is actually brand new and available with the “Buy It Now” options, which means if you’re not the type to hover over your laptop in a bidding war, you don’t have to.  If you have a few people left on your holiday gifting list, or even if you want to to treat yourself, everything you need for those last­ minute gifts can be found on eBay.

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photos by Meg Stone

bag, also love this one and this one | dress – J.Ing, love this one (on sale), this one (on sale and under $50) and this one (on sale for $40) | heels, also available here | bracelet 1, 2, 3 | lipstick in MAC Red

Have you ever purchased from eBay or better yet, specifically a designer item?  My greatest victory was snagging a vintage Burberry trench for under $150. I had it shortened and it’s one of my greatest steals!

Thanks so much for reading and sharing – XO –

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11 thoughts on “What I’d Wear to a Winter Wedding

  1. You know how much I LOVE eBay . I have told you and your siblings if eBay had been around when I was younger I would have just bought my children from their website . So many great finds!

  2. Just purchased a Burberry puffer coat with a waist bow tie on eBay. Tag said $1495. My wallet said $399! Love eBay!

  3. Hi, When shopping for designer bags on eBay, how do you know if they have been authenticated? Is there a special place on eBay where you can shop for bags that are only authentic? I’m always so nervous to buy a designer bag on EBay to later find out its a fake. Thanks!

    1. Certain sellers have a badge that shoes that eBay has screened them to be guaranteed authentic. That being said, whenever I’ve bought anything designer on eBay I always make sure there is a return policy in case I don’t love the item in person. Hope that helps!

  4. Hi Kathleen!
    Love this dress so much – can I ask what size you ordered? Trying to figure out how J.Ing sizes run 🙂

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