Everyday Outfits

Playing Hooky {Kate Spade Striped Dress + Red Crossbody Bag}

compass-necklace burberry-plaid-sneakers{Kate Spade Striped Dress via eBay, Old Navy Jean Jacketย (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 Iย 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!

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  • Liv July 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Nothing is better than exploring the streets of NYC. Great look.



  • Lydia Dickson July 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I love how you styled this dress, adorable! Also I wanted to let you know that I mentioned your blog in one of my own posts as inspiration for my first capsule wardrobe. You can check it out here – http://lydiadickson.blogspot.com/2015/07/more-capsule.html

    • ClosetConfections July 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks so much! I’ll be sure to check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Crystal July 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Do you feel the sweater dress is true to size? I saw another one on eBay, but I don’t want to waste my time if it runs small. Any information on sizing would be greatly appreciated.


    • ClosetConfections July 24, 2015 at 11:02 am

      I’d say this runs true to size. I purchased an XL because I wanted a more relaxed, casual fit.

  • Helen July 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Love your style! Great idea about the e-bay bargain hunting guide. I’m interested. ๐Ÿ™‚