Saturday, 15 October 2011

Emma's eBay Purchases - Part 3

Pixel dress 1
Topshop dress. Size 8. 99p + £2.50 P&P

This dress looked super cute in the picture on the eBay listing. And it is in person, kind of. As you can see, it's a tad on the shapeless side. It does look better with a belt added into the mix:

Pixel dress 2

But it's still not GREAT. It's 100% polyester, which means it's not the comfiest thing to wear. This is the second time I've bought a dress from eBay that I liked in the picture, but then not liked in person because I hate how the fabric feels. Definitely a lesson there! Note to self: Always check what material an item is made from!

Still, it has some redeeming features, like the pockets (I love pockets. Any dress is made 50% better by having pockets, true fact), and the design itself:

Pixel dress 3

Pixel flowers? Kind of dorky, kind of cute. I approve.


  1. I can see what you mean about things looking better online because I really love this dress!It looks adorable on you!

  2. I definitely know what you mean about things looking better online..Love the dress on you though! :) Cute!

    P.S. adorable blog! Found you through Comment Love day on FTLOB

  3. Love the dress! I totally agree with you about pockets on a dress-they make it so much better! The design is cute too-love the pixel flowers :-)

  4. It looks so much better with a belt! Also dresses with pockets are so much better than without! Loving the pixel flower pattern too - I'm a geek! xx

  5. Found you via Comment Love Day! Love the layout, your spunk and your failed shopping attempts ;)

  6. I love finding stuff on eBay. While not everything is perfect, I've found some great things. I agree with you on the pockets!

  7. I think it looks lovely on you, even without the belt! I know what you mean about the dodgy fabric though... I never find such Topshop bargains on Ebay, everything I watch always goes for loads =( xx

  8. I love it and it sounds like steal! With dresses like that the right belt or ribbon makes all the difference. I have a few that my boyfriend not-so-lovingly calls "potato sack dresses."

    Anyway, I think it looks very cute on you and those pixel flowers are just too much! I love pixel anything and would flip if I could find a dress with pixel flowers! :)

  9. aww it's a cute dress thats such a shame the fabric isn't great :(

    L x

  10. I think the belt made it perfect! Maybe a slip will cure the feel of the dress on your skin?

  11. Rachel - A lot of the Topshop things I watch go for loads too! I have to set myself a limit so I don't get tempted into bidding.

    Caroline - The pixels were why I loved it at first. I thought it made it so dorkily cute!

    Ti - It doesn't actually feel that bad against my skin, it's more that it just doesn't move very well, you know? I like the idea of a slip, though, if I knew where to get one!

  12. I like the pixel flowers, definitely needs a belt though.


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