Monday, December 13, 2010

A Little Game.

We're going to play a little game called "Ebay Fail".

It all started when young Robin set out on an intrepid quest to find a dress for an upcoming party. She was soon diverted to a corner of Ebay where dresses were FOUR DOLLARS.

In a tizzy, Robin bought this dress for her party:

Beautiful, right? Kinda artsy, pretty color, nice and short. Looked MUCH nicer quality than $4 can normally get you! Yay Ebay!

Also got this dress just for fun:

Imagine the pure joy at their arrival today/yesterday.

Oh, observe.

Tent dress. It's a cheap, horribly static-y thing. Belt does help a bit.

But the other dress, the happy excited yay dress... it's pretty bad news.

Please keep in mind that I paid very close attention to their sizing guide, too. This is ridiculously over-sized. I wanted it to fit a bit more like this:

I mean, what?? The lace isn't even the same color. It looks Forever 21 sale rack. I guess I shouldn't complain- with shipping these were about $20 altogether.


Upside is, I still have plenty of time before the party to find a dress, and now I have these on their way...

I waited until I finally got a Christmas bonus-type-thing from work and the day I bought them they sold out of my size on Modcloth. Phew.


  1. I cannot believe they thought those dresses looked simliar to those photos! What a scam! I actually like the "tent" dress even the way it is. Sad story!
    velvet cupcakes

  2. Haha.

    I hope you leave them some negative feedback.

    At least you can belt the red one - it's not too bad!

    Chic on the Cheap

  3. Omg that's HORRIBLE. I'm appalled. That second dress (despite the detail being black instead of red) looks super cute on you when you're holding it back. Lol. That sucks they fit so poorly and look so cheaply made. What a bummer. Yeah, at least you didn't spend a lot of money on them. But still...ugh.

    I'm excited to see your new shoes though!! We should have a fancy Plaza night and you can wear them and we'll take outfit photos!! Yay!

  4. Negative feedback! I can't believe the detail was the wrong color.

    Hopefully the first dress will be better in the spring when the air isn't so dry - then it shouldn't be such a static nightmare.

    At least new shoes make it all better.

  5. lmfao!!!! That dress is an epic FAIL. The floral printed one is actually pretty cute, but the other one looks like a skaters uniform. DAMN ebay.

  6. Hi Robin!

    Sorry about the ebay mishap. So glad you could find great party shoes on our, ModCloth's, site though. We've got tons of party dresses too! You should check it out and see if any would work for you. :)

    Your friend,
    Elisa at ModCloth

  7. Thanks Elisa! Very cool to get a Modcloth comment!

    Don't worry, I'm definitely looking at Modcloth for dresses. I check in every day to see what you guys have added!

  8. Awww sorry about the ebay fail! I actually think the tent dress looks good belted though! And the shoes are fab!


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