What’s All the Snipe About?

Who: Kendra of Closet Confections

What: Vintage ’80s secretary dress

Where: eBay

How Much:

When I Use It:
I love this dress because it’s perfect for both work and play! This particular photo was taken during my lunch break (I have the typical desk job in a corporate setting).  It easily transitioned to a party I attended later that evening.

Shopping Tips: I’m slowly but surely turning into an eBay ninja! This dress was one of my first official “snipes.” If you don’t know what “sniping” is, it’s when you wait until the very last seconds of an auction to place your bid. You can do this easily by making a note of an auction’s end time and waiting by the computer. Or if you want to get all high-tech, you can use special sniping software.  You know the feeling you get when you’re somewhat considering a dress in a store, and someone grabs it before you’ve had a chance to make up your mind? Yeah, that one! The sniping software helps you avoid getting caught up in last minute bidding frenzies and spending more money than you originally planned.

HEY, BLOG READERS! We know you’re the cleverest vintage hunters around, which is why we want to hear the story behind your Fave Find! E-mail us at favefinds@modcloth.com with a picture of you with your favorite vintage find (a rare record, a handcarved cabinet, a perfect pair of boots, or any other treasure), and answer the following: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips!


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Kate 08/26/2010 at 5:57 pm #

    Kendra looks gorgeous.

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    nicola 08/27/2010 at 12:52 pm #

    love the dress and the pic! just too cute all around.

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    Katie 08/31/2010 at 11:45 am #

    *fellow-ebay-ninja salute*

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