I must have blue on the brain.
It started with my blue fingernails (Have you all noticed that I’m regularly painting them now, even after I swore I wouldn’t get sucked in? Curse you, KS#1!) which I’d done deliberately in a lovely cobalt shade for Doctor Who week.
Even with the postponement of said week, though, my subconscious must’ve remained fixated because – and trust me on this – all my planned outfits, regardless of origin, have some element of blue in them.
Take today’s offering from that insidious of places, eBay:
It’s subtle, I grant you that, but there’s no mistaking the cerulean circles peeking out slyly from amidst their neutral brethren. And yes, I am deliberately obfuscating you with grandiose verbiage in order to avoid discussing the unfortunate shape of this dress. You would think it’d work since it’s got shift-like traits. We all know how much I adore the silhouette of a shift.
And I swear it was much cuter on the model. Then again, the model was this itty bitty thing from China and she had no hips or bosom to speak of. That should’ve been an indication, but I was too mesmerized by the circles – Polka dots! Only grown up! – to remember that I am not a stick. Those circles, coupled with the always-inexpensive overseas eBay price tag, ensured the purchase but didn’t necessarily ensure the wearability of this piece.
Let this be a lesson to all you eBay purchasers: don’t be seduced by the deceptively low prices. Even if a dress cost $10 – yup, that’s how much I paid for it – it’s not a good deal if you never wear it, right?
So again, a big shout out to Selah, who inadvertently forced me to find same-store items. If not for this week’s theme, this dress would have moldered in the depths of my closet unworn until the next purge when I would’ve regretfully given it up, consoling myself that it was only $10 anyway.
As it is, I knew I wanted to showcase eBay for this week since I do shop it often, but I didn’t realize how few actual clothes I’ve bought; I do more shoes and accessories here. So I am cheating a bit with the coordinating (and arm-camouflaging) cardi from Forever 21, but the dress and the Seychelles sandals are definite eBay steals.
So what do you think, my friends? Is this dress salvageable? Or should I just give it away after today?
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress and shoes – eBay
Cardi – F21