So, I found this when I was at the grocery store last week:

President's Choice "THe Decadent" chocolate soda
President’s Choice “The Decadent” chocolate-flavoured soda

You know I had to try it, right? Chocolate-flavoured soda? C’mon!

Per my Twitted reaction: “Chocolate-flavoured soda is kind of disgusting. And also kind of awesome. My taste buds are confused. Perhaps if I drink more…”

I drank the whole damn bottle. My taste buds are still confused. But it doesn’t matter. Some things are just meant to be that way. Sometimes the conflict cannot be resolved.

And sometimes it can. Like chocolate-flavoured soda, my DVF tunic was both terrible and awesome. Let me quickly run down its pros and cons:

Pros: 100% silk, cool print, cost a whopping $18. Pretty good, no?

Cons: looks like a schmatta. And done. Here’s a picture of me trying to make it look less schmatta-esque:

DVF tunic – the only good angle

Fail. And here’s another fail:

Meanwhile, back in June …

And, finally, the head-on truth:


I had pretty much decided to send it back to consignment (whence it came), when I started to have second-thoughts. For obvious reasons, it was a hard sell the first time; I originally picked it off the clearance rack, just as it was about to be shipped off for donation. Even if it were to sell again this time, I would probably see a negligible amount of money from it. Was it all worth the effort? Especially when there was, I realized, an alternative. A drastic alternative. Chop chop!

Hello, new lease on life!

Since I have zero sowing skills, I asked my grandma to help me out. She did an awesome job, as always.

Looking goooood!

So now, my DVF tunic blouse is all awesome. Conflict resolved!

7 Comments on Terrible, But Also Kinda Awesome

    • Yes, I did! Just for a bit of variety 🙂

      I really wanted to like the dress, but realized I rarely wore it. When I asked myself why, it was because I felt shlumpy in it. It looked better, maybe, when I was skinnier. Anyway, I love it as a shirt, and I’m wearing pants a lot these days (and, hence, shirts) so I’m happy.

  1. I liked it as a dress, but love it as a blouse!
    The art of sewing (seamstress-ry??) is on my “must learn” list … well, one day.
    I don’t like chocolate and I hate soda, so all I could think through the first few sentences “Why, why, why????” 😉

    • Hahaha! It reminds me of stuff you mix alcohol with for girly cocktails. Sweet, too sweet. I almost expected to taste alcohol too. But it kinda grows on you…

      Not knowing how to sew is one of my biggest regrets. Maybe one day …

  2. It’s so cute as a shirt. What a great idea! I cannot sew either. I’m not sure I have the patience to learn.

    In Calgary a few weeks ago, I came across ranch dressing flavoured soda. My husband asked the store proprietor what it tasted like. It tastes like ranch dressing, apparently. We did not buy it to find out.

    • Haha! Yeah, me too. A belt can hide/solve a lot of problems …

      In this case, though, the silk fabric still hung weirdly on my bottom half, and was prone to static in the winter.