Wardrobe Clearout (Ended)

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I don’t know whether this will interest any of you, but I was asked by lots of people to let you all know if I ever did a wardrobe clearout. And so, just to let you know: I’m having a wardrobe clearout.

Lots of stuff on eBay, some of it for a couple of pounds (cute little mini skirts) and some for a bit more. Specific gems, in my opinion, are the £300 Marc Jacobs boots that are on for £30 – worn once, bought a size too small because I couldn’t resist them.. There’s also a glitzy little Jimmy Choo for H&M bomber jacket (£30) and some extremely cool R Soles biker boots which have only seen the light of day for ten minutes! (Again, bought a size too small. When will I ever learn?)

I can’t imagine I’ll be doing another clearout in a hurry – eBay is the biggest faff in the entire world. It took me a whole day to take the photographs and write the descriptions and then, once it’s all over, it all has to be packaged up and lugged to the post office! I can see why people prefer to do car boot sales instead…


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  1. March 22, 2012 / 8:09 am

    Beautiful shoes…

    Stile Free Fashion

  2. Kris
    March 22, 2012 / 11:07 am

    I had to laugh quite a bit when I saw your username ^^ Awesome stuff you have listed, will definitely check it out :-)

  3. ZenGarden
    March 22, 2012 / 11:34 am

    Ruth, I have gorgeous dresses including a pink ben de lisi, silk ruth tarvydas (Australian designer), ralph lauren dress, by love dress (boutique) and many more. All in perfect condition. Like you I tried ebay took the photos uploaded and made descriptions but when I went to confirm my paypal they said that account exists and I am still left wondering how I can confirm it. Im now looking at using the ASOS marketplace to sell them. Its such a pity…I wish there was a perfect forum to showcase them..x

    • Ruth
      March 22, 2012 / 12:27 pm

      @ZenGarden try FashionBloodhound.com, tell them I sent you! x

  4. mayuri k
    March 22, 2012 / 1:28 pm

    oooh i love it, just checked it out :) u should have more of these!

  5. Alexa
    March 22, 2012 / 1:36 pm

    ahh I love all the shoes, I’m a size 3 though…:( Sad.

  6. Elly
    March 22, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    I wish u had my shoesize :(

  7. March 22, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Oh my, Ruth…those shoes look so much like a pair I bought at a great shoe store eons ago near Harvey Nics, the shoes are perhaps Stuart Weizmann? Mine are more…ahem, “vintage”, however. But looking at them makes me wonder if looking through my closet would be worth going an e-bay route.

    I’ve never even gone onto e-bay but know my daughter LOVES e-bay. I worry about the “addiction” aspect! ;).

    Because of extensive remodeling (taking FOREVER!) there is nothing in my new, nearly completed closet. How great would it be to actually put in the things I WOULD use…I’m a terrible hoarder! Again, thanks so very much for the fantastic idea.

    Worried about Zen Garden’s pal pay concern. I remember I got an e-mail notice that I had a pay pen account – which I did not apply for – but given that I was with my daughter in hospital I never followed up on what that was all about…different priorities as you well know. Thanks, Ruth!

  8. March 22, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Is it just me? I am, after all, a relatively new subscriber/follower – but I think that between your hospital and health “incident”, the awfulness of the hacking and having to completely redo your blog/website and the last video (casting, but also that very personal and frank talk about health and food, etc., concerns which matter so much), along with, most importantly, the questions posed to you yesterday with such very honest replies, (breathe, Upa, breathe!) I think the blog has changed a bit and suddenly become an EXTREMELY cozy, relaxed place with friendships blooming? I’ve loved this site since the moment I found it, but I think that it has suddenly taken on a more magical quality which is hard to define, much less achieve, and I just LOVE it! I absolutely hate to gush, but Ruth, you’re a gem and your (hard) work has given us a safe haven for such personal concerns, as well a cheerful, fun and inspirational place to retreat to. Your mum did a fine job raising you! Thanks and kudos to you both!

    • Ruth
      March 22, 2012 / 7:19 pm

      @Upa thank you so much! That is exactly what I always wanted it to be. It’s hard work and takes a lot of time to answer questions and so on, but it’s well worth it! xxx

  9. lizziee
    March 22, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    Love the Marc Jacobs boots – but can I be a pain and ask what size calf they go round? I always have trouble

  10. marika
    March 22, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    i like your shoes, but sadly they are too big for me :-(
    and i have to say that just recently i descovered your blog and i absolutley loving it, thank you for doing this. big hello from Estonia ;-)

  11. xarah
    March 22, 2012 / 6:42 pm

    is it worldwide? coz im thinking of getting some

    • Ruth
      March 22, 2012 / 7:17 pm

      @Xarah some items are, but not the heavier ones! x

  12. Lady Laura
    March 22, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Love this! I have so much stuff I need to put on ebay! Is the Reiss dress the one you wore at Style Birmingham where I met you!? Hope you’re ok :) x

    • Ruth
      March 22, 2012 / 7:17 pm

      @Laura hmmmm. No, a different one I think! That was Hobbs! xx

  13. ZenGarden
    March 22, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    Thanks Ruth I’ve e-mailed fashion bloodhound “Ruth Crilly recommended you” I said :)x

    Upa some people rave about ebay just take a note of everything when registering and submitting. paypal is supposedly secure :) x

    • March 23, 2012 / 12:48 am

      Thanks, Zen Garden. And good luck w/ your sale too!

      • ZenGarden
        March 23, 2012 / 8:09 pm

        Upa I will let you know how it all goesx

  14. Alexa
    March 22, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    What about bags? Do you have some you don’t get to wear anymore? :)

    • Ruth
      March 22, 2012 / 10:04 pm

      @Alexa I tend to hoard bags! But maybe I should just do a total clearout… I’ll let you know! x

  15. Maria Bent
    March 22, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    Following Kris’ comment, I had to THINK quite a bit (I’m not British), when I saw the username, but then it made sense (I hope): roxy, as in Roxy Music, meaning stylish. If so, the name fits perfectly with the user.
    Lots of success with the sale.

    • Ruth
      March 22, 2012 / 11:19 pm

      @Maria actually, the name was my house rabbit’s name, and I was blonde, and when I set it up I was 23! (Many moons ago!) xx

  16. Maria Bent
    March 22, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    Anyway an old song by Bryan Ferry right now wouldn’t be bad. The Youtube might help.

  17. Laura
    March 23, 2012 / 10:00 am

    Hey there!

    I am looking to sell some really nice dresses from My high school formals… worn once, and spent thousands of dollars on them! Is E bay good for this? Mine are somewhat better quality than most of the things I see on there…. but I don’t want to deal with having 10 dresses listed and have no one buy them! I also kind of need the money as soon as possible for the best deal possible!

    • Ruth
      March 23, 2012 / 10:11 am

      @Laura have a look at Fashionbloodhound.com if they are valuable! eBay is good, but it’s kind of hit and miss as to whether you can get people to look at your stuff! Posting etc is also a massive faff! x

  18. March 23, 2012 / 11:54 am

    If I didnt have feet that need small canoes for shoes I’d be all over the boots. However whoever tall a tall girl like me with tiny feet- the physics just wouldn’t work! xx

    • Ruth
      March 24, 2012 / 12:24 am

      @Emma ah, yes – sorry! Teeny shoes! x

  19. Ireland
    March 23, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    Yes ebay is hard work

    Recently in ireland quite a few upmarket second hand / consignment shops have started up.

    The deal is you bring in your stuff and agree a selling price, the shopkeeper gets half and you get half.

    Generally they only want high end high street (e.g. french connection / coast etc) or designer but if the stuff was destined for the charity shop anyway you have nothing to loose.

    The only negatives are: they might not take all your stuff, the seller gets half, your stuff may not sell and if you forget to collect it, it may be given to charity but I had a small clear out and got 120 euro as a result so I was delighted.

    Some shops give unsold stuff to charity but I decided to take back what was unsold and drop it myself – that way I was certain the charity shop got it.

    Good luck with your sales – them flower shoes are lovely !

    • Ruth
      March 24, 2012 / 12:23 am

      @Ireland I like this concept! They have something vaguely similar near Notting Hill tube but for designer clothes only. They take more than half, though, I think.. x

  20. AMR fan
    March 24, 2012 / 11:09 pm

    Hiii there Ruth! First of all, the email address I listed is a fake one cos’ the only email I have is my work one (which I cannot give out). Anyhoo, I would literally give my left shoulder to be able to raid your closet! Your taste is very veryyyy similar to mine, and you’re the same sizing as me too .Lo e u as usual. X

    • Ruth
      March 24, 2012 / 11:11 pm

      @AMRFan I will do a “closet tour” video soon, I think! x

  21. AMR fan
    March 24, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    Sorry, that last line was meant to say ”love u as usual. X”

  22. March 26, 2012 / 11:36 am

    Hi Ruth – and anyone else looking to do a big clearout. Do check us out – we have over 6 years experience selling online and have a huge global buying base waiting for more stock



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