Monday, January 30, 2012

'I Will Buy With You, Sell With You, Talk With You'


I first saw this coat in Bloomingdale's in early 2011 while on a search for an interesting black winter coat. This Gryphon studded beauty was what caught my eye. Oh yeah, and so did the $665 price tag. I tried it on for fun then put it back on the rack, hearing it calling my name as I walked away.

This November, I saw it on eBay for $149 (Oh, eBay, how I adore you! You've given to me many a gem at fabulous prices).

 Of course I was the winning bid, paying $160!  And it was new with tags...Booyaa!











What I'm Wearing:
Coat: Gryphon Sophisticate
Top: Victoria's Secret
Faux Leather Leggings: Gap
Shoes: J. Litvack via Lord and Taylor
            Orig. Price: $272.00
            Paid: $103.00
Clutch: Love Cortnie (get yours here and check out the other colors)
Rings: YSL, Made Her Think
Necklace: A Peace Treaty via Urban Outfitters
Lipstick: Covergirl

A huge heartfelt thank you to Linisa of Black Girl in the Ring for choosing to feature my style. Her writing is really expressive and her words really touched me! Thanks, Linisa for choosing to feature BBBlog. I am nothing without my readers and am flattered that you find my choice of clothing inspirational :) Like I told you, it gives a girl the justification to shop on! Ha!! Check out her blog ladies and as always show some blogger love/support!
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95 comments:

  1. Amazing find! I love that you paired such a feminine blouse with this look.

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  2. What a deal! It looks great on you, and these pictures are fabulous.

    Have a great week, dear!

    nialangleyspeaks.blogspot.com

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  3. Perfect:) and I love the clutch too:) I;m not going to get into talking about the shoes you must know I adore them (again):)

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  4. oh my that is so fab! you are one lucky girl !!! the coat looks perfect on you..you got great taste

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  5. amazing outfit!
    I love it :)

    LOVE FROM
    charmingflopy.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous!! Can't believe you got it for just $160. Amazing!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  7. Love these pictures!! YOur coat is amazing,love how you styled it! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  8. I am so in love with this coat!! I am so jealous!!! I want it too!!!

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  9. I love everything you're wearing!

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  10. Adore the coat, loos fab on you!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  11. That is a superb find! Looking great.. specially in the before last photo!

    ♥ www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com

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  12. I am literally dying to get my hands on a YSL ring but of course the wallet doesn't allow it quite yet. I love love the purple stone it looks so good with the leopard and the black touches. Good find on the coat too, deals are like a sugar rush lol.

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE
    www.shopfake.com

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  13. Gorgeous look,hon!Love the shirt!

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  14. wow, you look so amazing! all your outfits are always so original:D
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  15. wow! i have never shopped on ebay...looks like i need to! the coat is INsane! love the entire look :)))

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  16. DYING over your jacket!!

    Love Love Love
    Love L
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  17. Oh dear, LOVING your printed clutch!

    XOXOJOANNIE
    ANURBAN-EXPLORER.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  18. nice coat! and I love all your outfit! nice shoes!

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  19. I need to step my eBay game up, seriously!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  20. Gorgeous coat, lady...love that last shot of the beading and your cute boots!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  21. wow stunning coat!!! but i also like the blouse and the clutch! xoxo

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  22. Oh my heaven.....i just love it!


    the fact that you scored it for 160....I must shop on ebay now...

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  23. The shirt is amazing and it looks perfect with this pants

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  24. Love the coat and the clutch :) I really like your blog, I'm following!

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  25. wow probably the most gorgous coat i´ve ever seen darling! ebay really loves you ;)
    kiss,mary

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  26. The blouse is so, so pretty! Love the color of it!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  27. That coat is a stunner! gotta love Ebay! www.casualglamorous.com

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  29. Love the rocker-chic look!!! Loving the hair, sheer blouse, details on the jacket and your leopard clutch.

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  30. Great score! You're so fabulous. And I love that second to last shot. I need to hit up ebay! Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my last post--- I'm going to soak in everyone's feedback and I feel like I'll be revisiting those topics soon!

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  31. You are such a good little bargain hunter - you need to teach me your ways!
    Love the coat on you, and your leopard clutch is divine!

    x Aprilia

    http://aprilialove.com

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  32. The contrasting blinged out band is BEYOND!!! Incredible look and insane discount! Ebay to the rescue...total score!!!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  33. uh...SCORE!!! i need to peruse ebay more often! the coat is beautiful and love the nude blouse, too!! FABulous ensemble.

    [oomph.]

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  34. I love your outfit the jacket is amazing its such a great buy! I love the edginess & femininity of the outfit!

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  35. This outfit is so cool, so rock n roll, but the coat made my jaw drop. The coats of all coats :)

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  36. Amy this coat is GORGEOUS! I love it, and saw it at Nordstrom Rack last month, I think it was $249 so you certainly got a deal :)

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  37. What an absolutely stunning jacket! I can see exactly why it caught your eye, and so much the better that you found it NWT on ebay at an amazing discount :) The blush coloured blouse you're wearing underneath it is delicately beautiful, the perfect contrast.

    I'm your newest follower, I hope you'll want to follow my blog as well :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  38. Love those pants on you! That jacket is stunning, Ebay is seriously where it's at.

    Collections

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  39. I am loving everything you have going on about this outfit- from the lip color to the shoes...FAB!

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  40. Loving that jacket and that clutch! You styled this ensemble so well.

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  41. That's a gorgeous jacket Amy. I love the leopard pants.

    www.justpatience.com

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  42. I haven't visited your blog in a while, but you are STILL fabulous!! Love the pop of leopard print :)

    http://deesvie.blogspot.com

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  43. those boots are fantastic! love 'em. and i can't believe what a rockin' deal you got on that jacket. seriously so exciting! you look fantastic! i really need me some faux leather pants!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  44. super cute coat! I love the leopard print also! divine!

    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  45. Wow, awesome coat! Love the silver. The details always make the biggest difference. Great find :)

    xo

    fashion-gg.blogspot.com

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  46. That was a helluva deal chica!!! That coat is a beaut and I love the nude blouse with it and the leggings.
    www.swoonblog.com

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  47. Such an amazing coat, and your chi style goes sooooooo well with it.
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  48. U see hun, this coat was meant for u!!:) Marvelous piece, I love that fabulous embellishment!! Unique!!!
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  49. LOVE YOUR BLOG!! IF YOU WANT FOLLOW ME ON GOOGLE FRIENDS AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU BACK <3
    XOXO
    A_C'EST MOI
    LAMODEOUICESTMOI.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  50. In 160$, It's a DEAL!! :) And I loved the shirt as well...The whole outfit looks good :)

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  51. HI SWEEETIE..:) I FOLLOW YOU OF COURSE <3
    XOXO
    A_C'ET MOI
    LAMODEOUICESTMOI.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  52. I love eBay!! I have gotten so many fabulous things there over the years that I otherwise could not have afforded. I love your blog and your sense of style! Would you like to follow each other?
    http://dallasdivadiaries.com
    Take care!
    Janie

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  53. love the jacket trim!

    xo Nav
    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  54. Wow, your clutch in amazing!! im all about prints :) love your shirt also, super girly...but love how you made it look edgy!

    thanks for stopping by my blog... im following now! love if you could follow back :)
    xoxo

    http://prettynrosie.blogspot.com/

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  55. Wow, what a gorgeous coat and an amazing deal!! You have inspired my to check ebay a little more often... because there have been so many times that I've had the same thing happen to me -- tried on a gorgeous new designer piece straight off the runway, felt like a jillion bucks, and walked away sad! ha... and I love these shoes, so chic!!

    xRachel

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  56. I think you are a strong woman, be sure and be care with your style...all clothes are size ok and you looks amazing in black Outfit...Total lovely leopard handbag.

    XOXO from Munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

    www.laviequo.com

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  57. Thanks for your comment sweetie, i just went through your pictures and they're keep getting better and better,
    keep going girl! ;-)

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  58. WOwsers awesome bidding. That was expensive! Great outfit- love the shirt.

    De,
    Fashion Nostalgia

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  59. Great boots and coat :)
    Kisses

    http://confessionsofthepsychocat.blogspot.com/

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  60. Oh my gosh what a fantastic coat! Lucky you! And that blouse underneath is gorgeous too.
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  61. Loooove. Go eBay go eBay.

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  62. oh my god you look gorgeous.. such a nice outfit! Im following and adding you to my blog page "blogs I like" under fashion blog.. hope this is ok !... xx

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  64. lovely blog you have here,cum check out my blog,follow me and i will follow right back....xoxo

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  65. love the outfit!
    the jacket is gorgeous
    and i love the shoes
    you look amazing :)
    xxx

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  66. What an awesome deal! Great coat. I've got to spend more time on Ebay...

    .AshleyRae.
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  67. great outfit, i love the shoes! you look fabulous :)



    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  68. Your style is so fierce- love this post! Want to follow eachother on bloglovin'?

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

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  69. Love love love!

    mouseswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  70. That Gryphon coat is quite a stylish steal! Great find!!

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  71. That coat is AMAZING! I am glad fashion serendipity visited you :) Loving those hot leather pants too. Looking good darling!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  72. Hollerrr! Ebay for the win im so jealous! You are workin it tho!

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  73. Freakin awesome!!
    Beautiful pics!
    Love the lipstick!
    And congrats on being featured on that blog...I read it loved it!!
    xoxo

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  74. thanks for the comment love! isnt the ring amazing?! i wear it everyday...literally! haha

    im following! :) come follow back!

    xoxo
    http://prettynrosie.blogspot.com/

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  75. Wow amazing buy and gorgeous!!

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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  76. Oh you look absolutely gorgeous! :) Love it!

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  77. great look i love it!! and sure lets follow each other! :)

    hapatime.blogspot.com

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  78. What a steal! gorgeous jacket
    thanks for the lovely comment sweetheart!
    I like ur blog! following!
    if you like mine, feel free to follow back too <3

    xxx
    -S

    http://www.gingerandlace.blogspot.com

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  79. I have no words left to tell you how much I adore your style..your coat looks fab

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  80. i looove your ring, nice outfit!:D

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  81. Lovely coat and I really like your clutch too!

    http://fashionandmie.blogspot.com/

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  82. Love the pop of print! :)

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  83. Sure dear, let's follow each other, I follow you now :**

    http://confessionsofthepsychocat.blogspot.com/

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  84. you def scored!! i love the details on the jacket.

    ~nic

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  85. such a good find! and i love that beige blouse too!
    thanks for stopping by our blog... following you on bloglovin now too!
    xxLauren

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  86. Black and nude is one of my fav color combos as of late! Great outfit!

    You Like It? I Made It!
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