the ones that got away

>> After all these years, when I got fed up with trying to find anything good (and not fake) on the ebay, my faith has returned.  Yesterday, I came across some great stuff -- stuff that I've been wanting for a while and haven't been able to find anywhere.  And I finally understand what all the fuss is about.

Cameo With all the Victoriana that's been running through my head lately, I've been on the lookout for some kind of cameo something or other.  The ebay served up this lovely vintage black strand necklace (left).  I liked the placement of the cameo off to the side, the darkness of the black glass, and as always, the grecian look of the cameo itself.  Too bad I missed the boat -- this necklace only sold for $13.  I'll just have to keep looking.   

Ballet flats have been on my list of must-haves for a while now, but I've never really found a pair that quite did it for me (the black leather low-cuts by London Sole probably came in closest, but they're pretty much never in stock).  Which is why when I came across these Repettos lovely black pointe-style Repettos (worn by the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot), I got excited.  I love the flat toe of pointe shoes, and always thought they were infinitely sexier that ballet flats.  Really, when you can dance on pointe, why would you ever go back?  Unfortunately, these are in a size 6, so it's a no-go.  But you're welcome to have a looksie -- auction ends tomorrow.  Me, I'll have to stick to the gold version for sale at Toast -- the gold is a little too metallic for my taste, but apparently it ages with time.  Delicious.

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