We all know what it's like to fall in love with something on Ebay and have someone else come in and swoop it up at the last second. Lately it seems that I've had this happen a lot. Mostly I just watch items and then forget to bid. Like I did with these cute white vintage maryjanes. How unique are they!? They sold for only $10.49. Oh well. I never wear white shoes anyway.
And then there was this pair of brown and white oxfords. I'd been planning whole outfits around these puppies for days. Up until the last hour they were going for $9.99 so I put in a bid and hoped that somehow I was miraculously the only person that had found the listing. Not so much. They ended up selling for $145! Holy wingtips, Batman.
I used to love going into fabric stores as a little girl and flipping through the pattern books that were on the counter. When I found an estate sale that had several of the old books up for auction I thought it would be so much fun to have one. I love the illustrations and could gather all sorts of inspiration from the pages. Apparently lots of other people thought they would be fun to have as well.