Tuesday, June 29, 2010


So the other day I was goofing off online and I did something I rarely ever do. I went to Ebay. Furthermore, not only did I look at Ebay, I bid on a dress. It was a Betsey Johnson dress and the highest bid was $15. I thought "What the heck" and bid $15.50, thinking that there was no way I'd actually win the dress. (I'd misread the dress as having 24 hours rather than 24 minutes left for bidding, which explains why I would think this.)
So I won the dress, and with shipping it came out to like $23. I kind of had buyers remorse about the whole thing because spontaneously spending money isn't the best of habits, and I generally don't like the way things I order online fit.
Well. The dress came in yesterday and it fits like it was made for me. It's also this really nice light weight silk that feels wonderful for summer. But the best part is that I looked at the price tag (It's an unworn dress with price tags still attached) and saw that the dress was originally $370!
I'm not sure why I was able to get the dress so cheaply- I went back and looked at the other Betsey Johnson dresses on the seller's site and they go for closer to $100, so I guess it was just a fluke. I do think it's not really the style I associate with Betsey Johnson so maybe that partially explains it.
Regardless, I really like my new dress. The fit is comfortable and flattering and I'm a sucker for a flutter sleeve. And I had to take a picture to show mom so I thought I might as well blog about it. :)


  1. "I kind of had buyers remorse about the whole thing because spontaneously spending money isn't the best of habits. . ." You're so responsible, you make me want to retch. Kate wouldn't have half the stuffed animals, vases, or bottles of wine that she has if I didn't spontaneously spend money.
    Well, okay, the wine bit is a lie.
    Congratulations on the dress and I'm glad it fits. I assume my brother has a similar problem with non-fitting clothes and that why he cuts the sleeves off everything?

  2. I think the sleeve cutting is actually a (questionable) stylistic choice. :P

  3. It's totally cute on you and I love spontaneously bidding on Ebay! That's how I got some of my favorite pieces of clothing and accessories, not to mention a $250 easel for $23 (including shipping).

  4. Wow! That's a really good deal!
    My funniest Ebay story is that my parents decided to get rid of some random stuff they had in storage from when my grandparents passed away. My dad was actually able to sell my grandfather's dentures on Ebay! I comfort myself by imagining that they were for a ventriloquist dummy....

  5. LURVE it! Love the picture too. I think this was a great decision.