~ one ~
~ Wrap Dress, DVF via TheRealReal ~
~ Miller Sandals, Tory Burch ~

~ two ~
~ Julianne Silk Dress, Tory Burch via TheRealReal ~
~ Printed Multi-Strap Sandals, J.Crew ~

This Summer, I’ve switched up my shopping and have been buying a little more from TheRealReal. I love being able to find some higher-priced, quality items that were on my “Splurge” list at more affordable, up-cycled prices. Tory Burch pieces are what I’ve been shopping and obsessing over the most. The Julianne Dress and the DVF wrap dress are a very comfortable silk jersey, one of my favorite materials. I know both of these probably retail for $300+ but at TheRealReal they were both under $100 each. I was even able to use a promo code to get an additional 20% off the items. Had these dresses not fit or not worked out for some reason they were returnable, but not everything is, such as handbags.

New arrivals are daily so there’s always something to save in your Obsessions. Each item has multiple images to view as well as measurements, condition, including any flaws, and fit information. Everything on the site it guaranteed 100% authentic and goes through an authenticity inspection before it is offered for sale.

Consigning is just as easy and buying. You just enter the items you are going to consign, create a packing slip, and ship them for free to TheRealReal. You’ll be sent back any items that were not accepted.

Here are a few things I’m currently obessessing over, even though some aren’t my size, like that lovely Tory Burch Ruffle Dress. I’m always on the look-out for a new pair of Louboutins to add to my closet. They carry the top brands like Chanel, Louis, Prada and Burberry, to name a few, but you won’t find J.Crew here. I really love TheRealReal as it is helping me really branch out and find new designers and clothes.

Have you shopped TheRealReal? What are your current Obsessions?

During one of the promos a few weeks ago, I noticed that a few of my wishlist shoes went on sale. I had to try them to see if I really wanted them so I placed a really big order. Let’s see how they all worked out.

~ Elsie Pumps in Mixed Plaid, size 7 ~

These are not on sale but I wanted to try them before they sold out. I love the colors of this plaid and I have the shirt-dress in this print. I am a 7 in most J Crew shoes but am a 6 1/2 in the Elsie. That size was sold out so I ordered the 7, knowing it would be a little big. I would need an insert to make sure they didn’t fall off while I walked but otherwise they felt fine. These are really cute IRL and the heel is a blue plaid. Unfortunately, I really think the 6 1/2 is the better fit in the Elsie and so these were returned.




~ Elsie Plaid Pumps with Bow, size 6 1/2 ~

I was in love with these the moment I saw them online. The print is one of my favorites and there are several shoe styles to choose from (espadrille, flat, slides, sandals) in this print. The size 6 1/2 in these Elsie Pumps are a much better fit. The little bow is set off to the side giving the pump a little sass, IMO. I did end up returning these, even though they were gorgeous IRl, but only because of the next shoe.




~ Printed Multi-Strap Sandals, size 7 ~

These babies are lovely. Surprisingly, I don’t have a lot of heeled sandals. Espadrille wedges or flat sandals are what I usually wear in Summer. But these are perfect for jeans, skirts, shorts, everything! I chose the size 7 because I was afraid the 6 1/2 would be too tight across the toe. These are perfect at that point thought a little on the long side, as you can see from the slight gap at the heel. The straps around the ankle are a little short and could be about a quarter inch longer with one more notch to buckle.




I wearing these today with some cropped jean and they have been comfortable so far, with the exception of the strap, which I moved to the last notch.


~ Gemma Tortoise Flats, size 6 1/2 ~

I’ve finally found some Tortoise shoes I will wear. The Gemma are a PVC upper with leather lining and sole. There are three little holes at the arch, for a little airflow I’m sure. There’s a little protector at the toe tip inside the shoe that you can barely notice. The size 6 1/2 works for me in the Gemma. I slip out of the size 7s. I haven’t worn these yet and am worried about one reviewer online who said that hers started cracking. I’ll certainly report back if there are any issues found after wearing them for a bit.




I kept both the Printed Multi-Strap Sandals and the Gemma Tortoise Flats as they were at the top of my wishlist. I tend to wear solid-colored heels and didn’t think I would get enough wear from the Elsie Pumps in Mixed Plaid and Elsie Plaid Pumps with Bow.

Happy Shoes-Day!