So my fellow WestCoastWife and I vibe on multiple levels. In classic BFF form I hated her upon introduction and that slowly turned into tolerance which then matured into love, respect, and friendship level status: pee with the door open.
One of the 7,592 things we just "get" about each other is our matching RealReal obsession. If you have a weakness for labels and yet to hear of this luxury consignment online shop, consider yourself warned. In fact, here: THIS WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE VISITED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR UPPERS, COULD INHIBIT IMPULSE CONTROL AND PROVE HARMFUL TO YOUR SAVINGS, MARITAL RELATIONS, AND JOB PERFORMANCE OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITY THAT REQUIRES ONLINE ACTIVITY.
Sidenote… Google searching 'warning signs' images can also be distracting...
Um, ANYWAYS, The RealReal has by far the best selection of second-hand designer duds, from bags to shoes to wardrobe to accessories at amazing prices plus the frequent killer sale. Upon entering the site, you will probably see the resident '20% OFF SALE,' pop a chub, and buy all the things. Keep in mind this offer is always there in one form or another, and if you are able to contain yourself and hold out- just like with men- that's when things can get really interesting. The best way to score a deal that would make Coco Chanel herself roll over in her grave is to create a profile and "obsess" over your faves. This basically adds them to a list where you can watch over your babies like a hawk and when they go on sale- BAM- steal city. Some sales are better than others, so keep in mind that there's a fine line in this game of chicken, and if you get too cocky you'll experience the whole 'didn't know what you had until it was gone' pain. RIP hot pink Lanvin wallet, YSL Tribute wedges, Gucci sailer shorts… thanks for all the dream-haunting!
Tuyen and I have taken our obsession to psycho proportions and a receiving a text from Tuyen at an hour of the evening typically reserved for drunk dials and bootie calls is a standard occurrence. Could be drunken, definitely tittilating, and typically consists simply of a link along with a statement subliminally searching for a push, a slap of comment sense, or at least an acknowledgement of the internal struggle taking place. Example: "I don't need these… but that PRICE" or "I will never purchase there. But I wish I had a place to wear them." or the always damaging "YOU need these."
Ahhhhh RealReal, you feel so good you can't be bad- I mean, if we insist our closet be fresh to death at least we can do it in a less destructive fashion. And we thank you for that. Amen.