This was the dress that almost wasn't.
I snagged it originally in a size 10 when it was included in ModCloth's recent 70% off sale, going by the size chart and choosing accordingly. I didn't question my choice or debate whether to size up or down. Nope! I was 100% confident. This pretty, pretty thing was all mine!
It finally arrived and I happily pulled it on a few days later to try it on. I was shocked to find it too big on me! Not only was it roomy in the waist and bust, it was extremely roomy in the shoulders. Clearly, it was another dress designed for a taller gal. Dang my short torso! Then again, some would argue (mostly Cody) that all of me is short. So....yeah.
ANYWAY, I was kinda miffed. It was a final sale item - meaning, I couldn't return it. With a sigh, I figured, whatever, I'll post it for sale on the ModCloth BST group on Facebook. I didn't think I'd get a dress after all.
The next day, I noticed the sale was still on and thought I'd check on the dress to see if it just happened to have any left. I expected it to be sold out completely by then but to my surprise, not only as it NOT sold out, but it had the size I actually needed - an 8!
HOPE WASN'T LOST AFTER ALL!
So deep down I am happy. Not only do I have this beauty to kick off February - aka Love Month - with a major pink punch, but another dress-lovin' gal like myself is also twirling around somewhere in it.
All is well that ends well, my friends!
The dress is just gosh darn beautiful. It was a steal at $53.99 since it retail for $179 originally. I can totally tell it was a high end dress. The fabric is lovely, the zipper is a heavy duty metal zipper (dream come true, right there), and its got layers! There's even a layer of tulle, though nothing can be puffy enough for me on its own so I threw on a trusty petticoat for good measure.