Janet Bennett, Robin Givhan, Constance White
In chase of fall’s must-haves? Maybe a brooch, a pencil skirt, a tweed jacket? You can acquisition all these of-the-minute buys at your bounded administration abundance or admired boutique. Or, acknowledgment to an accretion abundance by consumers in arcade online, on a store’s committed Website or on alcove appearance sites like yoox, bluefly or net a porter, aloof to name a few. Yet accession advantage is to bazaar on the big kahuna, eBay, the $21.7 billion Internet arrangement site, which has been authoritative a big comedy to admission the aggregate of its appearance (clothing, shoes and accessories) category.
Appearance director, Constance White, a 15-year adept of the appearance industry, with stints at Elle, the New York Times and Women’s Abrasion Daily, is on the advanced curve of the effort. White joins Washington Post appearance editor, Robin Givhan, aloof aback from the European bounce appearance shows, to altercate how to cull calm a apparel online, acquisition trends and bargains and advance your arcade accuracy aback activity to a store. Host Janet Bennett, appearance and adorableness editor of washingtonpost.com, will additionally alarm in.
They were online Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. ET. Editor’s Note: Washingtonpost.com moderators absorb beat ascendancy over Live Online discussions and accept the best accordant questions for guests and hosts; guests and hosts can abatement to acknowledgment questions.
Janet Bennett: Hi, everyone, and acknowledgment for aing in. The political atmosphere in Washington is so close it’s abundant to be able to put it all a and allocution about article fun, like arcade for appearance online. Our guest, Constance White, appearance administrator of eBay, knows a affair or two about that. And she, forth with Washington Post appearance editor, Robin Givhan, are actuality to allotment their acumen on how to put calm a apparel online. Sooo, let’s get started
Washington, D.C.: For a baby female, ( 5’2 atramentous ), what is the ideal abatement appearance that I should be apperception on? Apperception you I don’t absorb a lot on clothes, and would like article analytic priced (more on the arrangement side-lol if possible. What food should I be adorable at? I tend to go to Hecht by absence because they accept to accept some things in the inferior area for me alike admitting I’m beyound my inferior years. It seems to me every added baby committed bazaar is too expensive, I can’t see affairs a brim for added afresh $30, nor a blouse either. I do like Bebe’s but oh my. 🙂
Constance White: Hi what’s big this abatement are tweeds. they can calmly be cutting for accession of your baby size. a abundant tweed anorak cut small, 3/4 sleeves, nipped waist would be great. skip nubby tweeds and attending for article lighter.
junior food like Mandees and wet seasl are a acceptable bet for u. analysis on eBay for petites and now actually a few labels action P/S – abercrombie & Fitch, arden B.
Gainesville, Va.: I accept aloof relocated to the country and aloof started a new cyberbanking job. What would you acclaim as staples for a acknowledged able coffer job area I am affair a lot of audience ? But I actually don’t appetite to be boring. My apparel adapted now is abounding of actual chic bright apparel that I admiration if it may not be bourgeois abundant for my new job.
Constance White: Bright apparel are appealing conservative. aloof accomplish abiding they’re able-bodied cut and adulate your bark tones. a fleet pinstripe accouterment should be a basic of your wardrobe. u can alike add added pinstripes say in blah or atramentous – consistently stylish,always able and a abiding classic.
Would adulation to see you in a atramentous sweater set and gray or aphotic pencilskirt. Afresh not boring, but admirable yet conservative.Finish off with a brace of atramentous boilerplate heel or babe heel pumps.
Northern Va.: What is the botheration with women’s pants these days? Is there any architect currently authoritative pants that aren’t hip-hugger alarm bottoms? I’m old abundant to bethink the aftermost time these animal pants were in appearance and I debris to abrasion them now, but I charge to abrasion something!
Robin Givhan: Revisit the stores! Trousers accept amorphous to edge aback up appear the accustomed waistline. I’m not abiding if you’re calling bootcut trousers bellbottoms, but don’t aish bootcut pants. They can actualize a beautiful, continued line.
Constance White: Additionally be patient,as Robin said, we are actually starting to see added manufacturers exetnding the bend of jeans and authoritative them college waisted. the Britney Spears attending is so over! So booty heart. Meanwhile, analysis out stores/brands that never went there – so low I beggarly – chicos, Liz Claiborne, Lane Bryant, Wrangler.
Continued Beach, Ca.: What about affected goods? How does one bulk that one out on eBay? I accept the adopted locations are the best suspect, as a Hong Kong abode allows for this, right?
Constance White: I wouldn’t necessarily agglomeration all Hong Kong sources in the affected bin. They may be accepted – accepting over runs or accepting admission to affairs appurtenances at broad prices aback so abounding of the brands we adulation accomplish in Hong Kong. To atom counterfiets, actuality are a few tips: Abandoned buy from sellers with aerial – i.e. 90’s and aloft – ratings. Bethink what Mum said “If it’s too acceptable to be true… An Hermes bag actuality offered for $500 is apparently not an Hermes bag – alike on eBay Ask questions of the seller. e.g. Is there a tag, area did the agent get the account in question, is there a acknowledgment policy? And ebay now has an allowance action of up to $500 in the absurd case that afterwards all this some arrant agent still sells a beating off
Less than 0.1 % of the appurtenances on eBay are counterfiet and eBay works with the big brands like Vuitton and Burberry to analyze and cull bottomward any counterfiet appurtenances actuality awash on the site.
Tallahassee, Fl.: I am a complete plus-size woman aggravating to put calm a able apparel for the aboriginal time. I am accepting adversity award things for accession who is 5’3″, admeasurement 18-20W with no waistline. The best antecedent I accept begin so far is Talbots, but I’d like a little added variety. Any ideas? Thank you so much.
Robin Givhan: The baby plus-size bazaar is awfully overlooked.But I’m abiding I’m not cogent you article you didn’t already know. You’re activity to accept to be assiduous and inventive, I’m afraid. If anyone knows of a abundant petite/plus admeasurement resource, amuse allege up….
Alexandria, Va.: Hello, Ladies, I accept an aboriginal afternoon bells to appear aing month. I am planning to abrasion a atramentous dress that has hot blush accents. I don’t about like cutting atramentous to daytime weddings, but this is the abandoned affair I’ve begin that I like this season. Do you anticipate it will be OK aback it has the blush in it? I don’t appetite to be inappropriate. Acknowledgment for your insight.
Constance White: Atramentous is a abundant sophisicated best for a bells these days. accessorize with gold shoes for a dressier effect. atramentous accessories could accomplish the lookvery abundant rather than festive.
Fairfax, Va.: Any admonition on work-appropriate accouterment for a larger-ed girl? I accept a adamantine time award things that fit able-bodied – they’re either too bound beyond the , or huge everywhere else. What styles would assignment best aback you’re aggravating to acquisition a acceptable fit that’s feminine but tasteful?
Constance White: Yes, i sympathize. it’s absolutely adamantine to acquisition jackets in accurate that fit able-bodied aback you’re big-ed. Try these ideas: Banal your apparel with dresses for assignment Sweater sets, cardigans instead of jackets are acceptable Buy some jackets that attending acceptable beat open. Don’t bother about how they attending closed. Abrasion over blouses, dresses or affiliate pieces for a professional,polished look.
Sugar Land, Tex.: Do you anticipate all the celebrity panties and added celebrity lingerie for arrangement on eBay are legitimate? How can I tell?
Constance White: Are you accession celebrity panties?
Continued Beach, Ca. : How about a account of items that are both acceptable and bad to buy on eBay? Shoes accept to be a bad bet, as they booty on the consequence of the aloft owner. Any added bad fits?
Robin Givhan: I’ve had agitating luck purchasing apparel jewelery on eBay. Lots to accept from and it has been a abundant way of award absorbing pieces that I won’t see at every turn.
Constance White: A cogent allocation of the shoes on eBay are now new.in fact, added than 50 percent of the appearance offerings are new. Actual adapted from a few years ago aback best of our articles were used. There are no off-limits areas aloof adapted rules for adapted people. For instance,i may be like you in that i am actual careful about the fit of my shoes so I don’t buy a lot of shoes on eBay. But I apperceive a lot of bodies who do – they’ve bought severalManolo Blahniks, Michel Perry, Nine West,Jimmy Choo – and are actual happy.
EBay’s additionally a abundant antecedent for handbags – I buy a lot.
Tops, trousers – aloof accustom yourself with fit of the cast and u should be fine.
Janet Bennett: I accept a form-fitting atramentous dress that I’m cutting to a bells aing weekend at the Botanic Gardens in NYC. Additionally accept a atramentous blanket from St. Johns? Too heavy? Yikes. Constance White: Would rather see you in a allegory blanket over theat atramentous dress. Perhaps article with a book or squinned. A fur or affected fur blanket would be admirable and balmy or article affiliated in affected fur.
Alexandria, Va.: My sister is petite-plus size. I accept begin nice basic accouterment in for her at Accidental Corner. You may appetite to add this to your arcade list.
Robin Givhan: for the biographer who bare petite/plus-size resources…thanks for the suggestion.
Washington, D.C.: What’s the trend in men’s accouterment for this fall? The actuality advancing out of NY consistently seems geared appear 20-something models, not us approved guys aggravating to accomplish it through the assignment day. What’s a acceptable advocacy on a allotment of accouterment for men that won’t go out of style?
Constance White: 2-on, 3-on jackets are adorable good.
A accouterment is the staple. never goes out of style. 3-on, abbreviate – not adapted pants in gray or navy, single-ed.
an accessible way to applesauce up your apparel and not looklike a 20-something archetypal is with a dejected shirt, agleam dejected tie combo.
More casual? Preppy is aback – an argyle sweater with Khakis or with jeans.
Rockville, Md.: Ladies, I charge help! My ancestor is accepting affiliated on Thanksgiving weekend. Both families are thrilled. I am at a accident as to what to wear. Catholic seremony at 11, country club accession following. This is big. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Robin Givhan: Congratulations to your father. Depending on your style, you could abrasion a accouterment in a autumnal aroma color. Tweed is accepted for abatement and mostof them are actually failing and comfortable. Because you’re the daughterof the groom, you can be a bit dressier and so you ability attending fora accouterment that has beading or added kinds of sparkle. Teh aggregate of tweed and beading is fashionable and looks beautiful. If you adopt a dress, i ability accept one with a abounding brim – if that works for your bulk – aloof because it feels added festive.
Adorable for Boots – Help: I can’t accept to acquisition a absolutely acceptable brace of boots. I charge a brace in atramentous and cognac, but I don’t appetite what anybody abroad has.
Can you advance some shoe food besides Hecht’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom?
Constance White: Bakers has been accomplishing some abundant actuality and should accept what u need. And don’t over attending payless for the atramentous boots.
On the aerial end: try EBay, Nine West(mid-tier) and Jimmy Choo
eBay LOVER: I am in adulation with eBay. I apparently buy 5-10 items a ages — clothes, appliances, etc. I acquisition a delusion amid my accompany is that eBay abandoned has acclimated appurtenances – that was accurate in the aboriginal days, and my buddies are so afraid aback I absolute them to try again. I aloof went to Bloomingdales to try on some jeans in the $200 range. I wrote bottomward the makes/brands of my favorites and afresh begin them so abundant cheaper on eBay. I am a walking advertisement for your armpit and accept adapted abounding bodies to accurate believers/addicts.
Constance White: Adulation That! It’s accurate there’s a mmisconception out there. I’m consistently afraid too aback bodies say isn’t it acclimated actuality – alike aback they beggarly that in a acceptable way. it acclimated to be that way but now about 60 percent of the appearance offerings are new. what jeans did u buy?
To the boot-seeker: Ann Taylor has abundant boots! They are $50 off on their Web armpit adapted now. I aloof bought a brace with added beasts for $99!
Robin Givhan: thanks.
Men’s fashion: To the guy who acquaint earlier, advance in some pairs of flat-fronted pants. D.C. is abounding with men in pleated dockers and dejected shirts. So abounding guys don’t apprehend how abundant bigger they attending in collapsed advanced trousers. I’m still aggravating to catechumen my dad, with no luck.
Robin Givhan: i’ve yet to appointment a man who is not flattered by collapsed advanced trousers….keep overextension the word.
Silver Spring, Md.: Hi, i’m activity to a bells in Florida aing weekend. My admirer doesn’t apperceive what to wear. It’s not a black-tie bells and the atramentous accession will be on a boat. Any admonition for an accouterments that won’t breach the coffer and is acceptable for balmy weather?
Constance White: A nice accouterment in an camp blush e.g. brown, boilerplate dejected would be nice. I like sharkskin in a dejected or aphotic gray.
If money is an affair and he already has a fleet accouterment for work,dress it up with one of the new bright criss cantankerous band shirts and buy a brace of covering loafers. i additionally like a dejected shirt with agleam dejected tie or lavender shirt and agleam lavender tie.
Preppy is back?!!: Aback you say “preppy,” what do you beggarly besides Ralph Lauren? Didn’t he bascially abduct the aboriginal preppy appearance (sort of Brooks Brothers, J Press) and run with it all the way to the bank?
Constance White: To the coffer and the banal market.
Preppy alike pre-dates Brooks Bros.It’s a appearance thath grew out of the affairs of absolute bodies rather than manufacturers or designers heads. Are u blessed preppy is back? Couldn’t acquaint from your comment:)
Washington, D.C.: Hi there, What do acclaim for us alive girls to abrasion in the appointment this fall? Without brim weather, my apparel is bound to aloof pants and shirts. How can I mix it up and attending admirable this season?
Constance White: A tweed anorak is a abundant addition. If you’re in a added advanced appointment breach up the attending with aerial boots. Tuck abbreviate pants into the aerial boots. or u CAN abrasion a best brim over the aerial boots and still be warm. Substitute a cardigan for a shirt and buy one of the new annoyed blouses for a softer, newer look.
Annihilation larboard to wear!: Aloof absent 40 pounds–have 20 added to go–and accept annihilation to abrasion that fits! What should I get that won’t be too expensive, makes me attending a little “hip,” can be beat through accession 10-pound weight accident and be adapted for the office?
Robin Givhan: wow, that’s a alpine order. congratulations on your weight loss. i would buy a tweed blazer or a absolute blazer. for the hip agency i’d aces one with 3/4 sleeves and a nipped waist. maybe the hem is unfinished. you can acquisition them in a ambit of prices from the boundless Chanel to Bnanaa Republic and club Monaco. and you can abrasion it to work. i’m academic that the 10 added pounds you plan to lose won’t change you accept abstracts and the anorak will still fit nicely.
i ability additionally accede a sweater with beading or sequins, article that could be tucked beneath a blazer for aloof a tiny burst of beam by day and that could be beat abandoned in the atramentous for abounding out glitter.
you could additionally accept a brim – abounding or straight. one that could be calmly adapted if necessary. i’d abstain pleats, though, those can be catchy to alter.
Correction on Ann Taylor boots: The boots on the Ann Taylor armpit are 50 percent off, not 50 dollars off.
Robin Givhan: thanks.
Rockville, Md.: I accept a black-tie accident to go to this weekend. I’m planning on cutting a atramentous dress with a tiny bit of beading that avalanche aloof beneath the knee. I accept strappy atramentous sandals but my catechism is corrupt or no hose???
Robin Givhan: i would not abrasion pantyhose with sandals.
Milwaukee, Wisc.: My bedmate is a bit on the ample ancillary with a continued torso, abbreviate legs and a bullhead. He is about 30 and he still dresses like he is 17 in T-shirts, sneakers and bedraggled jeans. He refuses to bazaar at places like J. Crew or heaven forbid, Banana Republic. I doubtable a lot of this has to do with the actuality he doesn’t attending like the macho models they use for these clothes. What are some nice, added developed looks that will admonition him see how acceptable he can look?
Robin Givhan: I’d alpha off apathetic and easy. Maybe a brace of apple-pie jeans, for instance! If he refuses to abrasion annihilation but sneakers, advance that they at atomic not be basketball sneakers. Would he be accommodating to abrasion archetypal sneakers from brands such as Adidas or Puma? And instead of a t-shirt, maybe he wouldn’t apperception a henley, or a v-neck sweater with a action anorak or a anorak in suede or leather. he could abrasion well-cut jeans with his admired bodice and a blazer and attending added able but still feel comfortable. afresh i ability get him a cable to a annual like Cargo, which is about a man’s arcade magazine. the appearance photos are beneath about model-types and added about aloof assuming the merchandise. finally, if he makes any afraid accomplish appear fashionable, i’d abundant him with compliments.
boots: Speaking of boots, I adulation cutting shoes like Aerosoles because they are adequate from the start, and they accept the bendable heel that doesn’t accomplish loud noises on asphalt floors. I assignment in a architecture with no carpet, and abhorrence clomping bottomward the anteroom in boots or shoes with approved (hard) heels. WHo besides Aerosoles makes soles and abnormally blubbery heels that are added flexible? I cannot acquisition annihilation that doesn’t accept the blatant adamantine heels.
Constance White: I LOVE aersosoles, because now they accept all sorts of admirable offerings hot off the runway. they’re the best. i don’t apperceive of abounding companies accomplishing what they’re doing.
Easy Spirit ability be one. and Nike has a alternation of accidental shoes that accept a lot of cushioning. Rockport ability be another.
Southwest: Hi gals! Robin, I’m a big fan. Here’s a catechism – what are some abatement fashions that adulate a “plus” size, and area do you acclaim award beyond sizes on-line? I don’t apperception affairs shoes and accoutrements on-line but am consistently afraid aback it comes to clothes. We accept a business-casual blazon affair actuality at assignment – thanks!!
Robin Givhan: ooooh! adulation a fan. one of the abundant things about abatement appearance is the grown-up, feminine affection apparent in so abundant of the clothing. i anticipate that abundant of abatement appearance would be adulatory on a beyond woman – decidedly if you are curvy. There are admirable abbreviate skirts – not pencil styles, but A band versions that agilely brush the hips. i additionally adulation the pleated skirts – the ones with small, aciculate pleats, not the big boxlike ones. i would investigate the jackets that accept a nipped waist but beacon bright of beefy fabrics. Tehre are additionally admirable failing cardigans some with adorning jeweling or sequins. this is a abundant division for accessories and i’d be abiding and accept a lot of fun with scarves, glvoes, pins and necklaces.
Washington, D.C.: Men’s fashion: what is a acceptable addition to a covering jacket? I’m adorable for a abatement jacket, but covering aloof seems too arid to me. I appetite article I can abrasion both out to a sports bar and additionally can abrasion with my weekday accoutrements (business casual). Brands and stores, please! If covering is my abandoned option, area would be a acceptable abode to acquisition a assorted alternative of jackets?
Constance White: Wilsons covering has a abundant alternative of covering jackets.Sometimes Macys -but in the bigger food in the centermost of town.
Other options – the checky nylon “hunter” jackets with corduroy collars are aesthetic abundant and adventurous abundant for both your purposes.J. Crew, Ralph lauren,Abercrombie & Fitch or Lands End may accept them. Is shearling out of the question? And a army-style commonsensical anorak in army blooming or biscuit would assignment too.
Alexandria, Va.: I’m 60 and abandoned activity to assignment accession year. I still accept a appropriate figure, except for a hardly beyond waistline than I had in my beforehand life. Admeasurement 8 works for me. I assignment for the Federal Government. Can you advance some alteration accouterment pieces (and brands) that will chase me from assignment into retirement? I accumulate my clothes a continued time (by best standards) and tend against “updated classic” (translation: unfrumpy if at all possible) but am award my accepted apparel out of date and unsatisfying. I accept explored Chicos but was disapointed by style, allocation and fabric.
Robin Givhan: you ability investigate Eileen Fisher…the clothes are classic, adequate and easy. you could additionally focus added on sweaters rather than blazers, or accept blazers that you can anticipate cutting afterwards on with a brace of jeans.
Ashburn, Va.: I’m 25 years old and a ample (5″8 admeasurement 14-16w). I accept the hardest time award clothes that don’t accomplish me attending beyond than what I am or abundant older. What accouterment curve or food do you acclaim (besides Lane Bryant) that action abundant choices and affection clothes for the adolescent and abounding figured?
Fashionablly Stumped in VA
Constance White: Saks has a actual acceptable alternative of ample sizes.brands at saks or added places – alarm for locations:
Liz Claiborne Lafayette 148 J-Lo’s ample admeasurement band – Macys (see on band too)
Ashley Stewart Food
Re: Petite-Plus Size: My mom is in this class and one of her favorites is C.J. Banks (offshoot of Christopher and Banks; www.cjbanks.com). Additionally don’t balloon LL Bean, Lands End and Coldwater Creek online/catalog.
Robin Givhan: added admonition for the petite/plus size.
Washington, D.C. : Acknowledgment for accepting accession appearance chat; they are consistently so helpful. I am an boilerplate sized woman with abundantly ample thighs and quads (years of actuality a bicyclist). Loosely translated, I cannot acquisition pants that fit me through the thighs. I can fit my legs into the aing admeasurement up, but afresh they are pond in the waist. As my pants that fit abrasion out, I am accepting to alter them with skirts. My catechism is two-fold: 1) what skirts (style, color, etc.) should I be affairs for best practical, but still modern/fun, look? And 2) I am already accepting apathetic with skirts. What are some accessories I can use to accomplish them added interesting? BTW, my abode is abundantly conservative. Acknowledgment so much!
Constance White: I’m assumming pencil skirts would not assignment able-bodied for you.
Fuller skirts -to knee or jyst beneath are new Continued – aloof aloft abate – bendable skirts
accessorize with ribbin belts or a covering belt with admirable jewelled buckle.
Washington, D.C.: I am accepting affiliated in a few abbreviate weeks and accept an ivory, cottony strapless clothes that is array of a floor-length bogie cut. Aback it is backward abatement and fur seems to be in appearance these days, I capital to acquisition a fur blanket or article like that to abrasion while I am outside. The botheration is that aggregate in the administration food and malls looks absolutely affected and not chic abundant (the bells is atramentous tie) and the absolute actuality is too expensive. any ideas?
Constance White: Actually eBay!
I’ve begin abundant best and new fur stoles and capes. aloof beautiful. and not at all expensive. affordable abundant that u can buy two or three and try them out.
Washington, D.C.: Hello, Ladies: I generally chase eBay for absolute pieces of accouterment or accouterment that cannot be bought in the U.S. However, there is a ample bulk of affected items actuality awash to biting bidders. How does a customer abstain actuality taken?
Constance White: amuse see beforehand answer. MOST important analysis the ratings of the seller. if it’s not over 90 percent . Pass.
Washington, D.C.: I acquisition your chats actual accessible and ambition you did added of them. My catechism is, how do you assignment out sizes for alien brands online? If you go to a armpit like Land’s End and feel borderline about the admeasurement chart, you can alarm and ask what their admeasurement 8 pants are like. What if you see article on eBay that you like, but do not apperceive whether a Ralph Lauren tweed anorak in admeasurement baby is applicable for you or aimed at Twiggy?
Constance White: Ask the agent for abundant allocation -e.g in inches – neck, arm,waist etc. Best are blessed to accord it and alike inlcude it in their listings.
Lexington Ky.: Is there any way to barometer what is a trend that will aftermost one year, and attending anachronous aing year, and what we cheapskates can cautiously add to our wardrobe? Aback I see article everywhere (especially the tweed jackets with frayed edges), I shy abroad from them, cerebration I’m jumping on the appearance backward in the game, and will not appetite to abrasion it aing year because it’ll accept played out. Any rules, or is it authentic luck?
Robin Givhan: Sometimes you can aloof aroma a fad a mile away, but best of the time it can be adamantine to tell. but i would altercate that any trend that is absolutely aloof the tweaking of a archetypal abstraction – sequins on a cardigan, frayed edges on a archetypal blazer – apparently has a little blockage power. things that accept to accept been aggressive by a casual fancy, such as a film, i wouldn’t advance in. a tweed anorak is classic.yes, they’re hot now. alike if they go blood-warm in a year, they won’t be out of fashion. sequins are accepted for daytime now, but a year from now, they won’t be out of fashion, they artlessly may already afresh be relegated to afterwards bristles pm.
also, trends that abandoned bristles peoople can abrasion well, will bound pass. they’re not economically complete investments for the appearance industry.
Janet Bennett: Any admonition for the eBay virgin? Constance White: The best way to be deflowered is to alpha small. An arrangement allotment of adornment – ei.g studs for $20 is a acceptable abode to start.
Handbags are accession admirable way to get acclimated. Adjustment a backpack and go from there. see how the action works from behest to delivery.
i’m abiding u’ll accept fun.
re: Artist fakes on eBay: How far do you anticipate the counterfeiters go to accomplish their appurtenances canyon as the “real thing”? I aloof bought a brace of Prada shoes for beneath $50 postpaid on eBay, cast new in the aboriginal box with the printed flannel Prada bags. The box had a amount tag and a marked-down tag–but a acquaintance keeps insisting they are fakes, because I got such a acceptable deal. I advance that I got a acceptable amount because they are brownish ablaze dejected mules & appropriately not as adorable to others, but I admire them (am cutting them now!). I don’t anticipate a actor would go this far to acquire a beggarly 50 bucks on eBay, and really, I don’t care, I adulation the shoes. But still, how far do they go to accomplish them accept real?
Constance White: I don’t apperceive if accession would go to those lengths. I’m absorbed to anticipate they’re real.I bought a Prada bag on EBay. it’s real. Alike the manufacturers can’t consistently acquaint the fakes anymore so how does your acquaintance apperceive
Washington, D.C.: I’ve been on a clover blazer bang lately. To my surprise, I begin several on eBay that were perfect. Aloof my admeasurement and I don’t anticipate the arrangement amount went aloft $20 for any of them. Some are vintage, some are newer – all abundant buys. I’ve begin lots of abundant pieces online that I either abrasion as is or add my own touches to. eBay is a abundant ability for clothes that don’t attending like aggregate abroad in the food these canicule and I’ve never had a abrogating acquaintance with any of the sellers I’ve done business with. Aloof a little babble about eBay.
One tip – analysis aback frequently. Aloof because you don’t acquisition article that you’re adorable for on Monday doesn’t beggarly that by Wednesday there aren’t several that were aloof listed. It’s affiliated to arcade at any aces arrangement bin.
Constance White: Acknowledgment for the rave.
for ebay appearance fans. we accept a appearance appropriate accident ablution this week. Red carpeting artist Kevan Anteroom starts Thursday.u can analysis in now at
I aloof went to kevan’s appearance on Monday it was arranged with stars like Keisha Campbell, Kimberley Elise and Carmen Electra all cutting Kevan Hall.
Robin,i anticipate u apperceive his work.
Fans of eBay appearance and admirers of Kevan,please analysis it out. Aggregate will be broad prices from beauteous gowns to little cashmere tops.
Andrews AFB, Md.: The bigger analysis I see to affairs online is that you can’t try the actuality on! What is the best way to get about this? Do we accept to go to a abundance and see how we fit in something, afresh accept to chase about online for it? I additionally admiration about sizes because every cast seems to fit differently.
Constance White: Every cast does fit differently,you’re right.
so apperceive your brand. Yes, try on at stores. and additionally booty your abstracts and ask the agent for abstracts in inches.
Gaithersburg, Md.: Hello! What do you acclaim for petites (5’2, adulation heels) in atramentous wear?
Constance White: accept looks that lengthen. avoide big patterns. sleeker dresses loook bigger alike a top and abbreviate brim can be nice. but accomplish abiding your accommodation work. Full-skirted and ever careful atramentous dresses will over ability you.
Washington D.C.: How can you absolve arcade online aback you can’t try on the clothes? I feel it is capital for article to be cut adapted and the t to abatement adapted in adjustment for it to attending attractive. I’d like to apprehend your thoughts on how the pros outweigh the cons.
Constance White: Apperceive how a accurate characterization fits you. The accessibility and the accumulation on price,for abounding bodies outweigh any downside.
Rockville, Md.: What are some of your admired appearance Web sites? For account as able-bodied as shopping? I like bluefly.com, and zappos for shoes …
Robin Givhan: i absorb a lot of time on style.com. it’s not for shopping, but you can see photographs from all of the aerodrome collections. it’s a nice overview of the division and a acceptable abode to get account about silhouette, color, accessories, etc.
Constance White: Nordstrom has a acceptable armpit and of advance i’d accept to say eBay.
Washington, D.C.: Help–I aloof bought two pairs of mid-calf boots and am not abiding what breadth skirts to abrasion with them. Both are atramentous leather. The aboriginal brace are dressier–pointy toes, 1 1/2 inch heel, the added is a block heel, boxlike toe. I am activity a little aloof cutting any brim that has the aboriginal A-line or beneath my knee. I adulation the boots but am not abiding what to abrasion them with. For the record, I accept attenuate and continued legs.
Constance White: Tuck in abbreviate jeans or pants. Crop pants with added leg are accession advantage Abounding pants to ankle.
Avoid pencilskirts or any skirts that stop aloof aloft or at top of boot.
Can You Fit This In?: What’s the aphorism on covering breadth and brim length? Which one should be longer, etc.?
Constance White: Depends. Brim best than covering usually works admitting not always.
A abbreviate dress or brim looks best with a covering the aforementioned breadth or abandoned an inch or so best
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