Friday, October 17, 2014

Win the blue dress I wore to the Lions Tailgate!*


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...

The Background
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.

Ugh.

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.

His reply? 

"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.*

The Dress
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:
XS 
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.
Fully lined
Machine washable
100% Polyester
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!



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15 comments:

  1. This is such a cute dress. #ProductReviewParty

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! The fact that it is easy to wear, easy to put on and take off, and, of course, washable, made this a no-brainer purchase...

      Have an awesome weekend, and thank you for your comment!

      xo

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  2. Very cute dress and I wish I COULD fit an XS. Oh well. Cute hair. #productreviewparty

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    1. Thanks, Diatta! You are looking at dirty hair. Mine behaves so much better when it *needs* to be washed...and although I had wished to give myself one of my signature blowouts prior to the event, I just didn't have the time. I ended up washing it that night!

      Thanks, again, for commenting.

      xo

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    2. And another thing: I'm thinking you are already an XS! If you're not, you are most certainly NOT far off! Lookin' good, girl!

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  3. That was sweet of him to let you keep the first dress. Most sellers definitely asked for their product to be shipped back.

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    1. Right??? I know, K. Elizabeth. I've encountered my fair share of the latter type of sellers on eBay because I buy SO much off the Web site. It's nice to buy from a good egg.

      Thanks so much for commenting! :-)

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  4. Darn it the dress is too small for me. But you look so cute in it Courtney. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Louida! Are you sure you don't know anyone who can fit into an XS? It's a "roomy" XS -- you know, as far as XSs go! lol

      Thank you, again, for commenting!

      xo

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  5. Happy Friday! That dress looks great on you. Unfortunately I don't know anyone a size xs. It's really cute though. #productreviewparty

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    1. Hi, Stacie! That makes two of us: I don't know of anyone, either -- or at least someone really close to me. I thought about saving it for my daughter, but who the heck knows? She may not even like dresses...or the color blue, so here we are...

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic weekend!

      xo

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  6. The dress looks great on you! I entered the giveaway as I think it would also look great on my mom. (Just that she seems about the same size and looks good in blue). #ProductReviewParty

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    1. Hi, Sam! You are such a thoughtful daughter! (It is my hope that may baby daughter Kennedy would do the same for me someday.) I just think that sort of mother-daughter kindness is "the bee's knees," as they say...

      Have a fantastic weekend (you and your mom!)) and thank you so much for entering and commenting.

      xo

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  7. Hi Courtney -

    Proof positive that kindness makes the world go around! Love how you are paying it forward. And love the dress on you - so beautiful - you and the dress!

    BTW - had a lot of fun at the Homecoming game last night handing out the "Intercept Breast Cancer" flyers with Scott's picture. It ended up being the perfect PSA!

    Hugs, Holly

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    1. Oh, Holly, thank you! It's my hope that whomever wins this dress will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed mine...

      That is awesome about the game!! I was wondering about that last week and wondered if the game had already taken place. I'm going to share your comment with Scott right now...

      Have an awesome weekend! :-)

      xo

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