Dress: eBay (must be sold out now because the listing is gone.)
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenberg
Earrings: Charming Charlies
I will be the first to admit that I get a little nervous when ordering clothes online, especially if I am ordering for the first time from a company – or, scarier still, ordering via eBay from a company in China. But this summer I was on a mission to find an adorable, feminine floral dress with sleeves. There are SO many dresses out there without sleeves, but this is the coldest summer in years, and in the Midwest sleeveless dresses are really not practical nor are they really that comfortable. So sleeves it is.
When I stumbled upon this dress on eBay, I fell in love with it immediately. But, I’ve had some bad China clothing experiences. You know, the type of moments other bloggers have talked about with the clothing seeming more appropriate for a child than an adult and the sizes being completely unrealistic. But I liked this dress and it was inexpensive, so I gave it a try and figured what was the worst – I was out less than $25 and my niece would have a great dress-up gown.
But then I got this little number in the mail and immediately knew upon pulling it out of the tiny little package it arrived in, that it would fit! The length was perfect, the sleeves adorable. It is super feminine, and while not really my personal style, it got a ton of compliments the very first time I wore it. I like the cream color and the way the floral patterns come together in the middle. (The dress also comes in a white background with more of a green tint to the floral pattern. I honestly couldn’t decide between the two of them!)