Wednesday 5 June 2013

Selling My Only Dress

   I'm not really big on dresses, and I also only own one skirt. I'm very touchy about my legs to be honest, they're not the nicest, but it's more than that.
   A lot of you lovely people can probably throw on a skirt like it's second nature to you, but the idea of not having fabric wrapped around each individual leg is a little...unsettling for me, for some reason.
   But, I recognise the importance of having the odd dress for special occasions. For example, I know that if I were invited to a wedding I'd need to have a dress, because wearing jeans and a t-shirt would look really very out of place, and would also make me feel even more uncomfortable than I would if I were wearing a dress for that reason - but otherwise, it's really all I have.
   I bought my only dress a few years ago as a sort of 'just in case,' but at that point I had put on rather a lot of weight without really realising it, coming from a miserable few years. So the dress I bought fit fine at the time, but being that I never needed it, it just sat in my wardrobe for a few years, untouched. I tried it on the other day and it's like a bag on me now, which is nice, but impractical.
   The reason I tried it on was because I had seen another dress somewhere else which I just fell in love with. The price, however, is steep. Well, after trying my only dress on and finding how poor its fit on me now was (don't get me wrong, I wasn't fat, I was just bigger than I am now), I decided that I could pay for the new dress by selling this one.
   The dress I now have my eye on, from Pepperberry, is certainly gorgeous. It's simple enough to not draw the eye, but pretty enough so that if it does, I wouldn't be judged. Also, the cut would fit my body quite nicely, I believe! But Seeg has said to me that there's little point buying it. He has a point, of course: we never go anywhere, let alone to formal occasions, so it would just sit in my wardrobe for a few years, untouched, until I decide to sell that one for another one. But he's not female, so he doesn't quite get it. I know full well I'm not likely to get invited anywhere - I only have two friends and constant commitments to my mother, after all - and it probably will end up in the wardrobe. But Pepperberry don't sell their clothes long. They go in and out within a few months, so I also know that I will regret it if I don't buy it. And if I have even just one nice dress in the wardrobe, then if any special occasion did come up, I'd be totally covered.
   I made an agreement with him. He's told me to come up with the money, but also to wait and think about it a little more (probably hoping I'll change my mind), and I'm going to do so. But something that often gets forgotten is the simple fact that, if it doesn't fit, or doesn't look right afterall, I can send it back and get a refund, as simple as that. So there's really little risk involved unless I happen to rip it getting into it. That happened once in a shop's changing room. Needless to say I did what any normal person would do: I left it in there and bolted. Fortunately it was only like £8, but still. Oops.

   So, if anyone happens to be interested, here is the dress I am selling:

UK 14, US 10/12 or something like that. Gold satin with a black soft lace overlay. It's got adjustable spaghetti straps, and the skirt is quite full when you spin around. There are more pictures and info on the Ebay listing.


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