So remember the story of this dress from last Summer? The saga continues. I know you are waiting with baited breath, right? (God, I hope people get my sense of humor.)
I hadn't given up on this dress. I wondered how many people were able to purchase it before Anthropologie yanked it, and hoping that someone with my size would tire of it and put it up for sale on eBay or one of the trade markets. Well, all of a sudden, one day eBay was flooded with them. This told me that Anthropologie sent the stock to a discount retailer to sell. One of the sellers was nice enough to tell me they purchased theirs at TJ Maxx. Off I go!
If you are a TJ Maxx shopper, you know that not all of the stores get the same thing. Anthropologie tends to send their stuff to bigger cities, and thank goodness I live closer to one now! I found my long lost dress in Ann Arbor for $29.99 (originally retailed for $178).
Oh Gosh do I love it! The colors and embroidery are so pretty. The fit is flattering. Even though in my post from last Summer I had found the Mara Hoffman version, I kinda like this one better. Shhhh, don't tell the other dress!
I wore this to work on Monday. I layered a tank under it because I felt the v-neck was a little much for the office, and of course a jacket over it. Same as the model shot, I put on a little brown belt and my "go to" Seychelles wedges. Throw on a necklace I made and done!
This is further proof that my closet is years in the making - lots of patience - waiting - investigation - searching. It's just what I love to do!
I also wore it to the zoo last Saturday. It was like a mid-summer day (gotta love the weather here). I wore some flat sandals that day for all of the walking. I usually wear some kind of animal print when we go to the zoo, so I was showing the animals on it to Richard as I was getting ready. He goes "But those aren't zoo animals"! Oh, okay. Thanks buddy. He still said I looked pretty though so I forgive him.
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