75% sale on all Nordstrom brands (repost)

(Screenshot) Presidents day sale…You NEED to take advantage of these prices!
This is a re-post for anyone who may have missed it over the weekend.

Rockabilly in a rural town

For close to 35 years I’ve lived in and around Palm Beach and Broward counties (Florida).  For the majority of those years, through all of the boyfriends, apartments, jobs and cars I’ve been through, the one thing that has remained consistent is my personal style.  I have always been a small town Rockabilly girl in a big city where fashion and personal style says just as much about who you are as a person as does the company you keep.

Rockabilly do rag.

One of my favorite accessories is the do rag.  I like it because for most of my life I’ve only had long hair.  I have a big forehead so bangs of some sort have also been a part of my forever look.  The thing about a do rag is you can never have a bad hair day, and in a city of high humidity, that’s pretty cool.  It’s also pretty cool that I don’t have to take a shower and get all gussied up just to run to the convenience store for a pack of cigarettes.  Dirty hair?  Who cares?  I’ll just tie it up, covering my roots and off I go like a fashion plate!

So anyway…

….. my new rural farming town….

…. the do rag doesn’t mean what it did in the big city….

They know my secrets!


In a small, rural farming town, a woman wearing a do rag is not sending  fashion forward signals and it says nothing about her sense of style.

My rural townies think I must be a seamstress…   I suppose I am, I mean,  I do sew some of the clothing I sell on eBay.

My rural townies think I must be a meat packer…  lets not go there (haha).

My rural townies think I must work in the cane fields…  pftt a day in the sun?  But my skin!!  How does someone whose skin is as flawless as mine survive the hot sun burning the hydration out of their skin cells?

My rural townies know when my hair is dirty.
Click here shop KirstenRaye’s full mix & match wardrobe

There’s a great vintage Ralph Lauren Western Wear Rockabilly skirt I would have kept for myself but it’s a size or two too large.  The link above will take you there.

75% off Sale on all Nordstrom brands!

(Screenshot) Presidents day sale…You NEED to take advantage of these prices!


St. John Knits – A Classic

This is actually a vintage St. John Knit dress in black “santana” knit. You can’t tell by looking at it. It’s sort of like a Chanel or Gucci, always in style. This was one of my finds today. Funny how I say that I am more versed in contemporary fashion yet here I am with three highly desirable vintage pieces today. One of my finds was actually a vintage German Schatz 8 day clock. So, my final tally for the day was a Bally top handle bag, a vintage St John and a great clock. It was a fun day!

There were two current St John tops that I passed by.  I’m not sure why but St. John just doesn’t do well alone anymore.  If it doesn’t come with a jacket, a skirt or pants then I won’t bother.  I used to sell them as separates but with the eBay buying population it just doesn’t fly anymore.

Bidding starts at $22.22..  link and info below the photo.


Kirstenraye’s eBay Autions

Bally Top Handle Kelly Bag

I found this AMAZING Bally Top Handle, Kelly style bag today. If that wasn’t a pleasant enough surprise, imagine the sheer delight I felt when I reached in and pulled out the matching wallet.  Isn’t it fantastic!   I’ve listed it on it on eBay!

Opening bid is $44.44   and the link/info is below this photo.


Here’s the full set and link…  KirstenRaye eBay Auctions


Pics show what the bag looks like with and without the shoulder strap.  It clips in place.

$22.22 Fine Designer Clothing Sale

I don’t have a lot of extra time today so I’m going to make this a non-article post and keep it short and sweet!

I’ve decided to get rid of the eBay Buy it Now format on a trial basis and will be listing my designer fashion in auction format with an opening bid of $22.22. I’m pretty sure the majority of what I list will sell at opening bid and I am OK with that.  It’s an experiment in patience for me as I don’t have an extensive client list yet.  Maybe this same time next year will be different, or at least I hope it will be.  I’m really struggling and really can’t afford the lack of profit but I’m also aware that it’s a part of doing business.  You win some, you lose some.

Today I have listed a Valentino skirt suit, damaged Tory Burch shoes, St. John Knits and Oscar de la Renta.  There isn’t much there, only 9 listings.  More will be added by Friday.

KirstenRaye $22.22 auctions

Chanel Tweed & Ecru Coat

I threw this exact same coat in the garbage two weeks ago.


It retails for $8000.00 and repeats itself every 4 to 5 years, meaning, all fashion houses repeat this print pretty much every year but every couple of years one of the larger fashion houses does something to make it a trend again. It never goes out of style.  It will always be a staple.

Why did I throw it away?  I tried for almost two years to give it away on eBay, unfortunately, it sat in my store  long enough for me to get tired of staring at it.

I originally priced it at 599.99 and after two years, just before I junked it, it was $59.99.

I don’t know if the issue is that Devin Wenig is a treasonous prick who is determined to destroy small American businesses on eBay like mine in favor of the Chinese who funnel millions of USD out of the US economy by way of ignorant shoppers who are willing to settle for the knock off versions for $20 less or if the “fashionista” population at large are afraid of resale and consignment?  Do they think it’s more fashionable to buy something from Old Navy because it’s brand new even though they could have obtained a higher quality for the same price?  .. is a combination of all of the above?

When I see this coat on the Chanel website, it makes my stomach churn.  I wish I didn’t throw it away but I can’t regret it because it’s a clear symptom of our moment in time.  Our society is changing.   We’ve become so used to letting go of what is important to us.  and making sacrifices becomes less and less of a let down and more a fact of life.

We have become complacent with life at the bottom of the food chain.