Opening My Closet for Charity

As I wrote in an earlier post, I donated two bags filled with designer merchandise to Fashion Project to raise money for UNICEF.  Two of the items have finally hit the site.

diorChristian Dior Blazer, US Size 10, $79 SOLD!!!


Fendi Satchel, $199.  SOLD!!!!

There is a skirt that goes with that Dior jacket, so I’m a little surprised they didn’t list it as a complete suit or made the skirt available.  Maybe they’ll list it later.

Even if these items aren’t your cup of tea, the site boasts so many designer vintage items available for sale.  The original donor of the items picks the charity they want a portion of the proceeds to go to, so you’ll see many different charities listed throughout the site.

You’ll find a lot of great deals, especially if you are trying to build your own fantasy wardrobe with major designer labels.  What’s also great about it is the feel good moment knowing that your purchase also goes to benefit a charity.

Even though I spent most of last month trying to declutter, there was just something about giving away a Fendi that told me I needed to replace it with a new one.  So I did.

#ootd First Day of NJ Devils Training Camp 9/19/14
#ootd First Day of NJ Devils Training Camp 9/19/14

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  This ombre Fendi zucca I ordered from  Most fashionistas do not think of Overstock when they think of purchasing their designer wares.  But they offer some of the best deals.  This tote ended up being $100 less than the retail price.  Plus, I joined the Club O Rewards.  I got credit to use towards a future purchase by purchasing this bag.  Add on the 2.5% cash back from Ebates, after my little shopping spree at Overstock, I ended up with an additional $50 cash back.

All in all, besides just the savings from the purchase, I ended up with a FREE pair of Fendi sunglasses thanks to the amount of rewards credit I built up shopping at Overstock through their Club O Rewards program, and I earned $50 in cash from Ebates.

They don’t have this particular bag left, but it does come in yellow.  They do have a few accessories in the ombre zucca in pink, teal, and yellow.

#ootd details: Ann Taylor coat, $198; J Crew sweater (not available online, but available at Factory), $74.50; Ann Taylor fuschia long-sleeved tee (old); Lane Bryant Bootcut Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, $74.95; Brokedown scarf, $78.


They’ve just added a few more items I donated.


Christian Dior skirt, size 12, $79.


Badgley Mischka Heels, Size 8, $99.

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