I am in love with this cardigan. It’s perfect for this excuse of a summer we’re having. One minute it’s sunny, the next it’s pouring rain, so it’s pretty handy to have this to keep me warm. I dug out my Longchamp bag, I hadn’t used it in ages and now I can’t. I had forgotten how much I like it. The summer is almost ending now and I’ve been keeping busy running a summer camp and teaching some swimming lessons. I’ve got a wedding and a trip to Italy to look forward to though so it’s certainly looking up!
They are really comfortable to wear and work well with casual outfits, which is exactly what I wanted! The website has a great selection (it was so hard to choose just one pair) and they came with a free case and cleaning kit with the glasses too, both of which will come in handy. If you’re interested, have a browse of their website here or check them out on Twitter or Facebook.
Ali’s Diary Episode 3! The final installment of my eBay collaboration. Check out this video to see my progress and get my top tips for sellers! Check out the other videos in the series to get the full story here: http://www.youtube.com/user/eBayIEofficial/videos
Ali’s Diary Episode 2! Today I’m sharing my tips on starting up a shop and going through the motions. It’s just a few minutes long, but it gives you a good guide to work from…enjoy! Also, if you can’t wait for the third and final installment, check out the third video here: http://www.youtube.com/user/eBayIEofficial/videos
Ali’s Diary Episode 1! This is the first in a series of videos that I made with eBay. I’m really excited to finally be able to share them with you, as we’ve been working on them for a long time! In this episode, you can get to know me a little better…but if you want to skip on ahead you can see the other videos too: http://www.youtube.com/user/eBayIEofficial/videos or check out the cool Facebook tab they made for me: http://www.facebook.com/stylehunterireland/app_214995555284200?ref=ts
Today I have something really fun to share with you all! My collaboration with eBay. I have made a series of videos which will tell you the ins and outs of setting up an eBay shop. I’ll be sharing the videos over the week but for now, the photos above show some of the items I’m selling this week! You can buy any of them by simply clicking on this link: http://myworld.ebay.ie/soooalistore/?_trksid=p4340.l2559
Here’s the blurb from the eBay crew:
Selling on eBay.ie has never been easier. eBay has hand-picked a blogger with an eye for detail and a savvy mind for a better shopping experience to star in a series of three ‘How To Sell on eBay.ie’ videos. Ailbhe McNeela (Ali), from soooali.com, was on the hunt for ways to broaden her wardrobe by using her unwanted and not so loved pieces.
eBay.ie follows Ali on a journey of learning the simple ropes when it comes to selling online. Ali picks up great hints and tips on the best practice of passing on unused items and reselling them. eBay.ie has created three beautiful, easily digestible videos that give us an insight into Ali’s fashionable mind and her thoughts and needs for selling online.
Ali says; “I’ve had so much fun making staring in these how to videos, they have been a great way to break it down into baby steps! There’s no excuse why everyone shouldn’t be cashing in at home! It’s been such a satisfaction more than anything. ”
The three videos explore the necessities of making a great sale on eBay.ie. Get to know why a great photo can make or break a sale, what day is best for selling, the difference between buy it now and auction and to get an overall stronger sense of how to sell unused items from home. Don’t go into online commerce with a hazy view; sharpen up with eBay.ie’s expert tips in a fun and pleasurable way.
So it’s the last of the NYC posts! And I have great news…the giveaway is over and the winner (chosen by randompicker.com) is…Catherine Stacey.
Congratulations! And now back to reality…but before I sign off, I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway. You guys seem to like them, so I’m thinking I’ll have to do another!
Ps. Catherine if you could FB mail me with your details, I’ll send out your prize ASAP.
Top of the Rock…what a view! This was actually my first evening in NYC. I got this over-sized boyfriend t-shirt from ASOS and it’s so handy. Stick it over jeans and pair it with a chunky necklace and you’re done. There’s something quite chic about a plain white t-shirt. I got the sandals in Penneys. I like how they’re quite glam but they went with every outfit that I brought!
Had such a fun weekend, it was needed after a long week at work! Looking forward to beginning the summer camp that I’m coordinating which starts tomorrow. I’ll finally have some structure to my week!
Ps… Don’t forget it’s GIVEAWAY TIME! Inspired by my recent trip to New York, I have a face powder, eyeshadow and lipgloss from N.Y.C Cosmetics and a Benefit perfume to give away. It’s really simple to enter, all you have to do is follow me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/soooali and then write a comment on the Soooali facebook page so that I know you’re in it to win it!
The giveaway ends on the 4th of July (just to keep the theme going!) 2012….sooo get clicking!
This is one of my favourite outfits at the moment. I wore it to visit the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations Exhibition at the Met. It was the whole reason for my trip to NY. I did my undergraduate thesis on Schiaparelli, so it was a huge treat to be able to see her designs in real life. I actually bawled crying just before I went into the room. The excitement and anticipation really got to me!
The exhibition was inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s. The curators staged a conversation between Prada and Schiaparelli which was based on her autobiography. The designer’s clothes were shown alongside each other and documented their changes and their similarities. It was truly phenomenal, I have never seen anything like it!
Skirt from Gap, top and sandals from Penneys and bag from Beyond Retro.