What I Wore: Clothing Swap!!!!!

blue collar red lipstick, Rachel Roy floral chambray dress
Dress, RACHEL Rachel Roy (via consignment); cardigan, J. Crew Factory; tights, Joe Fresh

You guys! I’ve been looking for this dress since last summer. I stalked, and stalked, and stalked on eBay, and never had any luck finding in my size and in my budget. I had pretty much given up on finding it when … I found it. At my local consignment store. OK, seriously, what are the odds??!? Yes, that definitely deserves four (4) exclamation marks because … come on … what are the odds? It’s fate, I tell you.

Oh, yeah, and I only paid $25 for it. See, fate.

Although it’s really pretty, and it fits nicely, and I really (really!) like it, I’m glad I waited and not rushed to pay the ridiculous eBay price for which the only size 8 was listed back when I started looking. (For the record, that dress is still available, still at the same ridiculous price, 6+ months later. Gee, I wonder why?) The quality is not worth $100+ (after shipping); then again, few things truly are, these days. So “yay!” for consignment stores.

blue collar red lipstick, rachel roy floral dress

P.S. I will write about the swap in another post.

4 Comments on Kismet

  1. while I usually don’t believe in “shopping fate”….I may now be a believer. seriously, what are the odds? It looks great on you and with all of the different colors in the top, you can find a lot of different ways to wear it!

    • I know, right?!

      I actually have a top in the same floral print, and I adore it. You’re right, it goes well with tons of colours. It’s why I was obsessed with this dress for so long. Yes, I hoard my favourite things, why do you ask? LOL!

  2. I really like the pattern on the top. Would make a great piece to put another skirt over top to use the top in a different way… That is, if the skirt is not too bunchy at the bottom. Maybe an A-line skirt would go well as a top layer..

    • Hahaha! I have a blouse in that print already (hangs head somewhat in shame). That’s why I bought the dress – I love that damn print, and it goes with everything. I actually just asked my grandma to alter the blouse so that it’s a simple tank style (it used to have ruffly things on the shoulders). It was one of my maternity tops, but I’ve had it tailored to fit now. That’s how much I love it. This is some Titanic-level ish, you know 😉