Monday, 23 June 2014

Capes and collections

 I'm sure I am not the only girl that has succumbed  to one of "those" sites on the web.
You think that you will just have a cheeky peek and then before you know it, 6 hours has lapsed, you are trembling, slack-jawed and pop-eyed with all the hot, hot eye candy that fills the screen.
"It's OK to just look," you try and assure yourself. "I can stop anytime," you try to convince yourself.
But then with every gorgeous creation that that pops up on the lap top your appetite grows and you want more. Your need becomes insatiable.
And then one day, during the rocky journey of addiction, just looking isn't enough. You need more than just looking. More to tantalise. More to stimulate. More! But what can fulfil this desire? How can you sate this yawning need that overwhelms you and inhabits your every waking thought?
So, with heart racing, hands shaking and emotions in overdrive, you finally give in and do it.
You succumb to that beguiling temptress that is eBay!
Sometimes there may be a little guilt, but sometimes there is a soaring sense of bliss and triumph, of a battle hard fought and won. When there is success it is amazing. But when the victory is not yours, the disappointment is crushing.
Oh, I have long had a passionate affair with eBay. So many beauties up for grabs and whilst the loss of some of those lovelies (yes I am talking about you, divine emerald 50's prom dress!) hurt , I am always willing to get back on the horse and continue on my never ending search for vintage perfection.
So when I was invited by eBay to try out their new "eBay Collections", I jumped at the chance.
With eBay collections you can curate your beautiful eBay finds in to groups, adding little descriptions so that you are left with lust lists to set your heart  racing.  From a girl that adores making lists, it really is great fun to organise your must haves into easy to access and visual collections.
Don't take my word for it. Check it out. But be prepared to lose a couple of hours as you trawl through items from the delectable to the downright bizarre. If you would like to check out my missbandthebygones collections head over to eBay and  take a gander at the pieces that have me weak at the knees.
One of my collections was called "Caped Crusaders", and it was there that this cape became part of my little narrative. The more I kept working on my collections, the more I knew I HAD to have this one. It couldn't remain in just an internet collection, it had to become part of my actual real life cape collection.
And so I pounced and it was mine!
Smug face! Can you blame me? It is just so gosh darn gorgeous! Perfectly purple with a lush fur (faux?) collar that makes me feel like royalty.
I plan on taking this dame out for a spin this weekend when I am heading out to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and I'm not sure if I am more excited at wearing my new to me cape or watching
Frank-n-furter prance about in fishnets. Sooooo excited!
What collections would you create with eBay Collections?


  1. Now that is indeed a rather spectacular cape! Gorgeous rich colour, and I love the fur collar.
    I am an Ebay browser, but rarely a purchaser these days. I want a bargain, and with the inflated postage costs, that gets harder and harder to find. I rarely see anything I feel I can't live without, so I am content to look, bid occasionally, but I'm not too sad if I lose out. xxx

  2. Totally rocking that stunner of a cape! You look so gorgeous in it.
    I watch masses on ebay - not for me but for stock. I search under a strict price range, factor in the postage and if it adds up to £5 or less then I'll stick in a snipe and hold my breath. xxx

  3. What a lovely cape! A wonderful ebay find for sure!

  4. Good heavens, that is one sublimely sensational midnight purple cape. It's glorious on you, and made all the more splendid by that equally lovely vintage floral handbag. Tres chic through and through!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Ahhh Ebay! I loved it until my account was hacked and some bugger ordered a few expensive items, I wouldn't mind but they were hideous haha! I have had some amazing bargains from there - your cape is absolutely divine and suits you beautifully! it's sooo gorgeous - what a great night out too, The Rocky Horror show is a hoot, the men always tend to be spectacularly dressed up! x x x

  6. half of my wardrobe is from ebay ... but ebay starts to suck ... sadly!
    Buuuuut - you found an amazing piece. the cape is to die for! great buy!
    have fun at rocky horror ...

  7. Oh no, I've only just got over my Trade Me habit so Ebay would be a disaster. What a stunning cape though!