Clothes, shoes, jewellery, handbags, artwork - a wonderfully curated selection of extraordinary items built up over the years.
Here, we have a vintage dressing down by Janet Reger, size 12-14, £40
Some items are new, some are vintage and some are barely used but all are beautiful, different and bursting with personality, just waiting for someone to love and cherish them.
Here, we have a fabulous pair of classic statement shoes from Vivienne Westwood, size 6, £50
Each day, 3 items are selected and added for sale. You simply need to like our facebook page to keep abreast of the updates. If you would like to purchase an item then please send a message via the website or facebook page to request the item or ask for further information. An invoice for payment will be sent to you via paypal, for security and peace of mind.
Don't worry we do accept returns as long as the items come back in the condition they were sent in!
This dress is from our own Lilly Isabella label -. hand-made from vintage fabrics by local, artisan dress makers. This dress fits 12-16 and is £250.
I wanted to share the reasons for my detachment sale with you all, as I think it might provide some food for thought and context.
For many years, I have had a toxic relationship with money. I have earned and spent enormous amounts, mainly on superficial, material things, to try and fill a void, that was never to be spoken of.
One day, I opened my eyes and saw the impact my addictive behaviour, was having on myself and my family. So, I decided to 'walk into the cave and face the fear'. I went into my own form of financial rehab. The first thing I did was write a brutally honest blog about it:
I then sat down with my husband, came clean (although he had already found my hidden debt but was waiting for me to be able to face it) and worked out a financial recovery plan, as well as some 'safety rules' to help me stay on track.
Christmas approached and I realised this was a risky time for me. So, I decided to embark upon a 30 day challenge in my nikdavis facebook group, entitled 'confessions of a financial addict'. This daily vlog kept me focused and shared the lessons and tips, I was learning going through this process, to help myself and others, who may also be in a similar situation. The vlogs can be found in the group - just click on the financial addiction topic button on the right of the page to see them or please do feel free to message me and I can send them to you.
During all of this time, I turned to others for inspiration and support. One of my main sources was Brené Brown, as her work on shame and vulnerability was in many ways, life saving for me. Her very first TED talk on vulnerability was transformational and I would urge you to watch it, no matter what addiction or baggage you may carry - it can only help, I promise:
Following this initial stage of my financial rehab, I finally found myself able to enter the 'detachment' phase. The process whereby I could start to let go of my addiction to material things.
At the same time, I also saw that Brene Brown had launched her new course 'Dare to Lead', in Texas later this year - being delivered by Brene Brown herself! For me, it was way out of my budget, but the application fee was $75, which I could afford. So, I took Gabriel Bernstein's advice from her amazing book 'The Universe has your back' (thank you Amanda Newman for helping me find this) and decided to apply. My reasoning being that if I got a place, somehow I would find the money to be able to go. I was elated to say the least, when I found out that I was accepted on this course just before Christmas.
My husband and I trawled the bank accounts, budgets and savings and came up with the $7,500 tuition fee. But the airfare and accommodation still needed to be paid for. I spoke to a friend and she suggested that I should think about selling some of the things, I had built up over the years. This was of course the answer to my lesson of 'detachment'.
And so, each day for 30 days, I am adding 3 items to this page, which are for sale. So far I have raised £200, therefore 20% of my airfare is already paid for and my course is not until November.
All of the items for sale have been brought because they are beautiful but for me, not actually required - I have accumulated hundreds of dresses, shoes, bags - you name it, over a 20 year plus spending addiction habit.
I would like others to enjoy the beauty of the things I have purchased but do not need myself. I am using the proceeds of this sale to fund my grand adventure with Brene Brown and beyond.
Later today, another 3 items will go on sale on my facebook page. I will also update all of the older posts with 'sold', next to those items that have gone, so that you know what is still available to buy. Please just scroll down the page to see all of the items for sale.
I am extremely grateful to all of you that have supported me in this venture and to those of you who have purchased some of my items, I hope they bring you much joy.
Please do feel free to share this story far and wide - not just to support the sale but also to share the story, which I so hope will help someone else too.
With much love
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