Saturday, 16 June 2012

What I Wore : The Ball


Those of you who read the first of my May Challenge posts, you would have seen a glimpse of my bargain Coast dress, purchased back in October, for a ball I attended in mid May.

It was on eBay and when I saw it the bidding was due to end. I knew it was too much of a bargain to ignore. I waited until the last few seconds, made my bid and won. I love it when that happens!

The dress is second hand and so is the clutch bag, so I decided that this outfit should be my entry into Ceri's Ethical Outfit Competition. I was so pleased to find this dress, as a piece that won't get worn very often I was glad that I could find something second hand, rather than buy new, from both an ethical and a financial point of view.


The whole outfit was a bit of a bargain actually.
Coast dress (worn once) £20.00, eBay
Shoes £29.99, Zara
Oasis bag £15.00, (used once) eBay
Pilgrim ring £15.00 in the sale, Debenhams
The necklace and earrings I've had for ages, even my nail varnish - Dangerous Affair, Ciaté - was free on the front of a magazine.

That's a total of just £79.99 - £40 less than the original price of the dress alone. I love you eBay.

I'm pondering what to do with this dress now. I'd love to think that I will wear it time and time again as I'd hate something so pretty to just hang in the back of my wardrobe. A dress like this should be worn, but I doubt that I'll be presented with many occasions to wear it, however, I'm a little reluctant to part with it...

What is your best eBay win? Are you entering Ceri's competition?
Love

13 comments:

  1. That dress is a beaut! xxx

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  2. A Coast dress for £20? That's amazing!

    It's absolutely beautiful as well. Maybe you could take it somewhere to have it shortened so you can wear it more often? Don't know if that's possible or not!

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  3. It's a gorgeous dress, can't believe you got such a bargain! You look stunning in it too x

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  4. I can't believe I've still never bought anything from Ebay! The dress is such a bargain and looks so perfect on you. The colour, in particular, suits you so well.

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    1. I'm not always so lucky I have to admit but you can find some amazing bargains, I'm slightly addicted!

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  5. I am amazed, I always find Coast items fetch loads of money, so well done and it looks gorgeous on you! Great outfit, love it all!

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    1. I was so lucky with this one, I have to say I felt fabulous in it :)

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  6. You stunner, that dress is AMAZING!

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  7. You look gorgeous Hazel, an outfit of excellent value too.

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  8. You look gorgeous!! Positively statuesque. Such a bargain too x

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  9. That dress is lovely. I wouldn't alter it at all. Keep it in your wardrobe. It's so timeless you could pull it out in 25 years and still look amazing!

    C
    xxx

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  10. It is an absolutely beautiful dress, you look stunning! :) I also think it's great to have a second hand evening dress or else so many would go to waste! I definitely want to enter Ceri's competition.

    Florrie x

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