compass-necklace burberry-plaid-sneakers{Kate Spade Striped Dress via eBay, Old Navy Jean Jacket (30% off with code SHOPSMART), Brooklyn Charm Compass Necklace (similar), Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag (old, but I’m also diggin’ this little guy), Burberry Plaid Sneakers}

Last week, Eric and I took a few days off from work and played hooky around NYC. I’ve never been a fan of the stay-cation (the eye has to travel, after all!), but I have to admit that sleeping in late, visiting some of our favorite places in the city that we never have time for, and generally not having any sort of daily agenda was pretty amazing.

This particular day was damp and drizzly, and I used the unseasonably cool weather to break out my new Kate Spade striped dress that I scored for a song on eBay! I dressed it down here with sneakers and a jean jacket, but I think it would work equally well for work dressed up with a pair of smart red heels. In fact, that’s exactly how I wore it for a recent speaking engagement at the Javitts Center.

I’ve scored so many gems on eBay over the years, and this is one of my new favorites. Are any of you die-hard eBay shoppers? If so, what have been some of your best finds? For any newbies, would you be interested in me putting together an eBay bargain-hunting guide? Let me know in the comments!