And once again it’s Fabulous Frock Friday! Yay! Today I am wearing a dress that really epitomizes the concept of fabulous frock friday. It is a dress that has actually been hanging in my closet for years and I have never worn it. I guess I didn’t buy it that many years ago… Apparently I bought it in March of 2010. It was my first ever modcloth purchase. I had probably just found out about the site and saw this dress and I thought it was the most beautiful dress I’d ever seen and I had to own it.
Well, it arrived. I put it on and it looked shapeless and frumpy and was completely sheer. Despite having a lining, you could see straight through it. Needless to say, I was a little burned (especially after paying $25 USD to have it shipped to NZ) and it took another 18 months and a break-up with my bf of 3 years before I bought anything from Modcloth again. Since then, I’ve been hooked – becoming more and more obsessed with time, I think. At least I’ve wised up with the ordering. The latest lot were all items that were in the cabin fever sale – so no returns. I had to be very careful about what sizes and styles I was ordering (thank goodness for customer reviews and garment measurements on the site!). I think I did a pretty good job. I haven’t actually tried everything on yet, but overall I’m impressed with my many bargains and I think they are all going to fit just fine!
Well, back to this dress. After the initial disappointing try-on, and subsequent disappointing try-ons, it never really looked very good. Well, yesterday I decided I really want to buy some Shoes of Prey. But first, I must raise the money to buy said shoes by clearing out my closet (also, D said if I bought 6 dresses in the modcloth sale, I should get rid of 6. This is a sound policy so I picked out 6 to photograph and list on trademe. He then asked how many dresses I own. I don’t know. I probably should count… Although there would be words if I suggested the policy was applied to his book collection. He owns 750 books to date, fyi). I also listed something like 5 skirts and 3 pairs of shoes to my existing trademe feed (I no longer worry if items don’t sell. I just keep re-listing them. Occasionally dropping prices). Anyways, this was one of the dresses slated to get the boot. I tried it on and thought – hey, this is actually still pretty cute (well, once I add a second slip to make it opaque). It made the cut and I decided I would wear it today for Fabulous Frock Friday. So there you go. A dress I’ve had for nearly 3 years and never worn, finally makes its grand debut!