Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Don't you LOVE a great deal?

I fell in love with the Terra Paisley Shift Dress as soon as it I saw it last year. Unfortunatly, I just couldn't justify the $225 price tag for a silk/wool dress that I wouldn't be able to wear very often. Even when it was reduced, it was still out of my budget. So, I let it pass but thought of it often....sigh.

terra paisley shift dress-J Crew
Cardigan-Banana Republic
Belt-LOFT
shoes-Connie

Then last month, I came across one on eBay and won it for guess what........$40.99, brand new with tags!! Here is a quick picture of it styled very, very basic. I found that it fits TTS. As other bloggers have mentioned, it is shorter then the website picture. Fortunately it had a substantial hem that I was able to let out and rehem (you can still see the old hem line, I need to iron it out better). And viola, it is now to my knees and church appropriate!

I love a great eBay deal, especially with all those sellers that inflate the prices so ridiculously high!! What was your best eBay deal???

19 comments:

triciathomas said...

Beautiful dress!!! What a great deal!! I never score good deals but maybe it's because I don't shop eBay as much as I should!

Stacy O said...

Wow, I am drooling over that dress...it is absolutely gorgeous, and you styled it perfectly!

I check eBay only about once a month because I get bored of searching too often for all the 'ones that got away'...it gets exhausting. My latest and best score was The Blackberry Infusion blouse from Anthropologie for $30 (brand-Floreat, silk and brand new with tags. I think it was originally listed for either $98 or $128!

dinagideon said...

Hi! I once bought a Liberty print blouse by J. Crew for 12 dollars, buy it now. Here's the thing...it was too big! Agh. It's okay, ended up giving it to my lovely stepmother. :)

I love that dress, and I too was in love with it! Good for you...

Nicole said...

I love that dress! You definitely scored a great deal as I think I've seen it for crazy prices.

I recently scored the J Crew Velvet Ecole in the gold/mustard color for $9.99 on eBay.

Tara said...

Cute outfit! I'm constantly searching Ebay looking for deals...I think I got a pretty good one on a Coach bag over the summer!

anna said...

it is lovely! and WHAT A STEAL!!

jcrewphd said...

What a beautiful dress and such a great deal. I'm not so sure what my best deal was from eBay. Maybe one day I'll get lucky scoring it? I so wish I had that dress but it really was out of my budget last year.

Patina said...

Great buy!!! It's a beautiful dress.

shopwithm said...

What a steal! I looove that dress -- it looks gorgeous on you. I've had some great luck with eBay to score old school J.Crew pieces I missed out on, like the Bella jacket (in the summer before the prices went bonkers), a couple lovely wool perfect pencil skirts in past season colors, the postcard-print cardi and the wool ribbon ravine dress.

Jan Russell said...

Um, wow - major score on that beautiful dress! It's gorgeous on you! I am an ebay failure, but even when I overpay, I'm just so happy to get the piece I thought I missed out on...so it's all good ;)

Jessica said...

I love when I find things I've lusted after forever on ebay, congrats! It looks great on you and great job with the hem!

Christy said...

I love finding great deals on eBay.
The best deal was once I "won" a ivory wool coat from Banana (similar to a Jcrew coat). It was off-season and I think I paid around $100 for it. The seller took forever to get it to me and felt bad so she refunded me and told me to keep the coat. Wow!

fidele said...

wow. gorgeous. I go the shirt, anyhow. . .

gigiofca said...

Awesome deal! I might have won some shoes for $32. I need to check, actually *lol*

Rose said...

Great dress! Enjoy wearing it!

So far I only bought a kitchen gadget off e-bay.

Jules said...

Gorgeous!!!

yogagirl said...

Congratulations on the dress--it's a STUNNER--esp. on YOU! smile

A Bigger Closet said...

Love the dress on you and congrats on scoring such a deal! :)

Slastena said...

What a steal and deal! This is drop dead gorgeous dress. Congratulations on a fabulous score.