You know how you never truly miss something until it's gone? Well, I never realized how much I missed this dress until it was back in my arms. I had sent it out to be borrowed as part of Flock Together and it honestly didn't faze me at all the entire time it was gone since I had worn it to death until right before I sent it. Once I got it back though, it was like Christmas morning. This was literally the day after I got the package; I just couldn't wait any longer.
I wore this on Saturday to get coffee with my friends Ginny and Emily, which was wonderful as expected. It's funny because most of my good friends at school work at the paper with me, so even when I see them outside of work, it's still the biggest topic of conversation. So of course, I loved getting to hang out with Ginny and Emily, who, in addition to being incredibly stylish, care just as much about fashion and blogs as I do. Naturally, we ended up in an antique store where I scored a cool watch for $2.50.
I haven't exactly been the hiding the fact that I'm really bad at this whole shopping ban thing. But to my mother, who I'm sure is reading this: I used to be much worse. Last year, I had packages coming for me on a weekly basis. I may not have stayed as strong as I would have liked these past few months, but anything I've bought has been thrifted or a small accessory like sunglasses. Not to mention I've been eating out much less than last semester.
That said, I can't pass up a Modcloth Stylish Surprise. $15 for a Modcloth item? I'll take three. Really though, I did order an apparel surprise, an accessory, and shoes all for $35. Unfortunately, these shoes are the only part of the package that I liked. I'm in love with these velvet flats, but I can't say the same for glittery wallet with a neon bow or the floor-length pink sequined long-sleeved Jessica Simpson gown. Because apparently that's a thing sitting in my room right now. I've already put both of them on eBay, but I can't say I'm too disappointed considering the gown has a tag that says $248 on it. Crazy, right? If anyone is interested in those or a Darling purple dress, I have them listed here. I still have a bunch of things I need to get rid of, so I plan on adding them all something this week.