This dress is new. To me.
I once saw it in a store window in Loft, fell in love, and since then I’ve been thinking about it, kicking myself for not buying it when I had the chance. Last week, I decided on a whim to go searching for it on Poshmark, and there it was, the literal dress of my dreams, up for sale from multiple sellers in varying sizes and conditions of wear.
I found one that I thought would fit me and that looked like it was in good condition. I lowballed the seller (a bad late-night of which I am not proud), she accepted, and then it was mine. The dress I had been thinking about for two. years.
Was it worth it? Yes, absolutely. In the face of the fact that wrap dresses are having kind of a moment in the ethical fashion world right now, it was wonderful to get my fix with a thrifted version that I already knew I loved and that didn’t contribute to the demand for new clothing. It’s nice for the office with a pair of nude heels and some statement earrings, or for summer weekends with flat sandals, less jewelry, and a straw hat (side note: I recently lost my straw hat and I am devastated).
I find a lot of good stuff on Poshmark – vintage designer bags and blazers, cheap Everlane jeans, a replacement for the exact Madewell silk blouse that I accidentally destroyed by sending it through the washing machine one too many times – it’s the place where I always start first if I’m planning to add something new to my wardrobe. This dress was a particularly satisfying triumph.
I’m not getting paid by Poshmark to write any of this, but I do want to quickly plug my referral link because if you haven’t used Poshmark before and you use my link to create a new account, you’ll automatically get $10 of credit applied to your first order. You’d be surprised how far $10 can go on Poshmark, especially if you’re a no-good late-night low-baller like me. Use invite code RKALAN to get the deal. It’s regularly $5, but Posh is running a limited time promotional offer for double the usual referral credit. And just in the interest of transparency, I’ll get $10 in credit on my account when you make your first sale from your own closet.
Sorry again for the light posts this week – I’m up against a deadline that I’m trying desperately to meet in the few hours I have to myself when I’m not working, commuting, blogging, or sleeping, but I’ll be back to longer form posts soon.