Chic on the Cheap: Elizabeth & James

Chic on the Cheap

When it comes to wearable fashion, Elizabeth & James continue to get it right every time. Each piece includes just the right amount of trend, resulting in lines of timeless items that are perfect for both work and play. 

Below, I’ve rounded up my favorite secondhand Celine finds you can buy and still afford to eat this week! 


  • I never recommend anything I wouldn’t buy myself, and I keep an eye on price to ensure the consignment price is significantly lower than the cost of buying new.
  • I double check Poshmark finds to ensure there are no obvious signs of overwear or damage.
  • Remember: Poshmark encourages offers, and you can often achieve a 20-30% lower price using this tool. It differs from eBay’s bidding system in that you will automatically be awarded the purchase if the buyer accepts your offer price. A seller can also counteroffer a different price, which you will be prompted to accept, counteroffer, or decline.
  • Search the product name in The RealReal before buying, if your purchase can wait. I’ve noticed if TRR has a lot of a certain product in stock, the products they received more recently higher than the items that have been in the system for a while. 

Dead for These, Living for These: My Favorites

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Leather fringe skirt in oxblood, size 2, on sale via The RealReal for $140

Wool high rise pants, size 2, via The RealReal for $65

Black and white pattern halter dress, size 6, $50 via Poshmark

Ostrich feather-trim dress, size 0, $135 or in white, size S, $116 via the RealReal, or similar in black, size L $200, via eBay


V-neck dress in maroon, size 4, $65 or in black$75 via The RealReal

High neck dress in plum, size 0, $55 via Poshmark

Cutout mini dress in black, Size S or Size M in pink, via The RealReal for $65


Bell sleeve mini dress in maroon, size 4, 6, 8, $101 via Rent the Runway clearance sale

Silk babydoll dress in burnt orange, size 2, $20 via Poshmark 


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Fringe evening jacket, size small, $95 via The RealReal

Ruched boyfriend blazer, size 2, $65 via The RealReal

Satin pants with front tie, Size S, $65 via The RealReal 


Leather Cynnie Crossbody Bag, $125 via The RealReal
(I have this in plum — love it! The magnetic closures keep it shut no matter how many times you’re in and out of it.)


Leopard Cynnie Bucket Bag, $138 via the Rent the Runway clearance sale

Suede ankle boots in navy, size 6 for $95 and size 10 for $52, via The RealReal


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