Thursday, December 1, 2011

Etsy got me again...

Being a bit Barbie crazy, lately, I've found that I haven't done much, if any, shopping of the human-sized clothes variety. However, the other night I made the fortuitous mistake of browsing etsy (after promising myself I wouldn't - oops) and seeing that one of my favourite stores was happily one of the many having a holiday sale.

I was on the verge of getting the dress pictured below but, as beautiful as it is, and despite the fact that it's not so easy to find something like this in my size, it just wasn't practical. That's always a terrible thing to realise and sometimes I will admit it doesn't stop me but this time, alas, it did. I rarely get to wear some of the other fancier dresses I have and, whilst I could wear this to do the shopping if that's what I truly wanted, I still have my own set of thoughts about what sort of thing I like to wear and feel comfortable wearing (not what I think one should wear) on different occasions. And I can't envision myself having the occasion to wear this in the near future, so I decided to get three other pieces that had been in my favourites from this shop, instead.


(...I'm still swooning over this dress, though. That colour! The bows on the back! Sigh.)


In all of my etsy browsing, I rarely see skirts that will fit me and that I actually like, so I thought getting this was a very good idea. Plus, it's such an interesting colour, don't you think? Of course the problem (for me, anyway) with getting separates is that I've such a small but eclectic collection and it gets tricky finding two pieces that actually suit each other! Then again, it also means I get to play dress-ups when this arrives to see what will go with it. Hurrah.


I have a lot of cardigans but very few pullover jumpers, so I felt this was a good purchase, especially as it's in my favourite 'neutral' colour: red.


And last, but not least, I got this beauty. It's so sweet and I love the colour and detailing, like the doubled buttons and doily-esque additions to the pockets and collar. I think this dress could be easily dressed up as well as worn in a more casual setting. To be honest, I've started looking for this in dresses more often, lately. 

If anyone hasn't checked out stutterinmama on etsy, I highly suggest taking a look, even if it's just to ogle. I've never been anything but impressed by the selection on offer and I just wish I could buy everything in my size! Did anyone else take advantage of the various sales (I actually had to google 'black Friday' so all of my American twitterers tweets make a lot more sense now) across etsy?

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

18 comments:

  1. Love them all! I know what you mean about the separates thing :) But yes, good dress up times! :D

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  2. oh that last dress is wonderful!! I somehow managed to resist the sales... my bank account is extremely grateful!

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  3. Ooh ooh! Those are some great finds. That pullover and the skirt will totally be staple pieces.

    I have a dickens of a time with separates in spring/summer, but I'm finding it really easy in autumn because I have a few plain-colored wool skirts, and I just throw on a pullover or a plain blouse and a cardigan, and I'm good to go. But summer... not as easy. Patterned skirts that don't match patterned blouses! I think next spring I need to investigate more plain skirts, because I do love separates!

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  4. I should stay away from Etsy completely! Every time I go there I find more clothes I want...And sometimes buy...Love that green dress! And the light blue one you got too! Too often I buy the more glamorous dress before the one I could use more tho...But if I can't find an occasion to wear it, I just wear it anyway - and end up being the best dressed at the local pub! :) xx

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  5. Oh, that cotton frock sure is cute!! Good choices :)
    I'm encountering the same problem with separates... so annoying!

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  6. I love everything you picked out. That last dress is a real treasuere!

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  7. Ohh Miss Andi that green dress is to die for! But I often have to talk myself out of things that won't worn as much as they deserve, as well. On the plus side, the dress you did get is darling!

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  8. Those are some wonderful finds, I love the red pullover! I have an issue with separates too, I always end up with various patterns that don't match! Sad I missed all the sales, but it's probably for the best that I don't spend a lot of money on Etsy!
    x Dorothy

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  9. I absolutely LOVE her shop! She has the best goodies! It's definitely a splurge when I can snag them! She's always got the unusual sizes in there!

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  10. I like all the dresses but ohhhh the green one wow!!love!

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  11. great finds andi! i have such a love hate relationship with etsy browsing... i'm hunting everywhere for the perfect green dress on etsy. here are some of the ones that got away for me:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73088864/vintage-olive-green-50s-button-down

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64378075/vintage-1950s-olive-stripe-day-dress

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/21027026/1950s-stunning-vintage-olive-dress-s-m

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  12. That green dress is gorgeous.And that last one is just adorable.I have the same problem with seperates.I am obsessed with plaid skirts and I have just bought more but I hardly have any tops to go with themlol.so been going to the thrift stores buying the pull over cardies and little sweaters.The sad part is it's srill warm i south carolina so I don't get to wear them but I will anyway.lol.xx

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  13. Ooh that blue polka-dotted dress is so beautiful! I can almost always justify buying clothes if they are on sale :)

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  14. Oooh that green dress in one of my faves on etsy at the moment :)
    I love the last dress you got- so cute!
    x Molly

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  15. Such gorgeous items love the skirt and that dress is adorable can't wait to see you in them! x

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