So if you follow The Brown Girl with Long Hair blog on Facebook, you may recall a recent post in which Scott and I attended Detroit Lions Tailgate Party at the Birmingham Country Club, which benefited HAVEN, a center for domestic violence treatment and prevention. And I wore the perfect sheath dress; this blue 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target dress that I found on eBay for $19.99 NWT (New Without Tags):
But few people know the story behind this dress...
So I buy this dress on eBay -- in a size small -- and the shipping was so fast that it seemingly arrived hours later. I take it out of the bag and wait for it...wait for it...much to my dismay, the seller messed up and sent me a size XS.
I try it on anyway.
My hope is that the dress runs big and that I can keep it so as to avoid repackaging the sucker and schlepping off to the post office to return it. You know, because I'm kind of a hermit, and in the rare instance that I do leave the house, I sure as heck would like to go to a more exciting place than the post office.
The dress fits, yes -- it's a roomy XS! -- but I know a size small would fit my body better.
I e-mail the seller, and explain that he made mistake.
"Keep the XS," he writes. "Sorry for the error. I'll send you the small you ordered. Keep both; give the XS to a friend."
My first thought: This seller deserves stellar feedback.
My second thought: I'm giving away the XS on the blog.
So, again, here's the catch: The dress I'm giving away is a size XS.*
Now, in the event that you haven't clicked off this blog post yet, please allow me to give you more details on this dress, which is also NWT. Here are the measurements:
Chest/Bust - 17"
Sleeve Length - Sleeveless
Waist - 17.5"
Hips - 19"
Total Length - 35"
And here is the description, lifted straight from the eBay listing:
Jeweled Beaded Neck Shift Dress
sleeveless, shift dress
Crew neck, hidden back zipper,
Clear beading detail at the neckline
Hidden- slit style pocket at each hip.
The Fine Print
Now, I get that the fact that this dress is an XS makes this dress a no-go for many.
However, I would like to remind you that with the holidays coming up, this dress would make an excellent gift for those XS gals in your life -- especially if she has a penchant for the Detroit Lions Honolulu blue (wink, wink).
Here are some additional pics of the dress:
The Fine Print
This giveaway is sponsored by The Brown Girl with Long Hair blog. Target stores and 3.1 Phillip Lim are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. This giveaway is open to US residents living in the continental 48 states only. Winner must contact me within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway will run until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Thank you for entering...and good luck!