Monday, June 14, 2010

The Lobster Dress is Here!

The Lobster Dress is Here

Works Cited
amazing lobster dress: anthro
wedges: clarks

Guys, remember that lobster dress I was dying over a few weeks ago? IT'S MINE NOW. Here is the whole miraculous story for your Monday morning.

The Lobster Dress is Here

Over a month ago when I first noticed the best-dress-ever-sewn, I put it in my shopping cart at Anthro online and waited with bated breath to see if it would go on sale. Finally, it did! 50% off! But because I am slow about big purchases (which this was, even at 50% off), I waited a day and when I came back to buy it, it was sold out in my size! A darker tragedy had never loomed over me. Still, I left the out of stock dress in my online shopping cart, just in case.

The Lobster Dress is Here

For a few days, I mourned the loss of the lobster dress which would never be mine. When I logged into Anthro a few days later, the lobster dress was all gone in every size. I saw my dreams of owning a lobster dress vanish in front of my eyes. But then, all of a sudden it reappeared in my shopping cart IN STOCK. I wasn't sure if this was some kind of trick of the universe--where did this magic dress in my size come from? Had someone returned it to the store (why you would return a lobster print dress is beyond me)? But I didn't ask too many questions; I swooped it up instead. And here it is--the magic lobster dress. And it is marvelous.

P.S. You might be asking yourself "What occasion would call for a lobster dress?" to which I might respond "What occasion doesn't call for it?"

62 comments:

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love this dress, and I adore its story! Don't you love when things like that happen? It's like it was meant to be yours all along. I can't think of an occasion where this dress wouldn't be perfect.

eek said...

I love when the fashion fairies make our wishes come true! This dress looks darling on you!

Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

You look lovely - what an eclectic summery piece. Stories like that make me think of purchases that are meant to be.

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

Ahhh OMG!!! Yay, you got it! I absolutely adore that dress. It's still sitting in my cart with the 'out of stock' note. I'm leaving it in there in hopes of a similar miracle ;-)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Yay! Finally the post I craved!

I have a friend who is terrified of crustaceans. Perhaps someone gave the dress as a gift to someone with a similar phobia, and that's how this miracle came about....

Biba said...

I completely agree with you. This is one gorgeous dress. I'd wear it anytime anywhere myself (and feel really put together!).
Enjoy it!

gospelofstyle said...

BEYOND jealous!! I too stalked this dress, celebrated when it went on sale and died a little inside when my size was gone before I even had a chance. :( So glad you got it though--it looks great on you!

And seriously, where can you NOT wear a lobster dress??

Sal said...

Hurrah! I love a happy ending.

Melanie said...

It was a sign! The dress looks perfect on you!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love your story! The print of that dress is magical.

upatreecupatea said...

Love it! So cute :)
I love shopping cart miracles!

406 Olivia said...

Hahaha...love it on you! I first saw this dress on Courtnee at Moments of Whimsy, but you both wore it so differently. It looks lovely on you. And I feel compelled to confess that I worked at a Red Lobster during college...just saying.

Fashion Therapist said...

LOVE this dress - glad it's finally yours.

Becky said...

I'm so glad that you finally have this dress! It's adorable! You're so freaking cute. ♥

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Ah, it was fate! I'm also really slow about every buying anything from Anthro (because it's all 9 zillion dollars) but this would be WORTH IT.

Dorky Medievalist said...

Ha! I love when that happens. This is an adorable dress and it looks as though it fits you perfectly. Obviously meant to be. There's a "Friends"-related joke about you finding your lobster in this somewhere...

mariel said...

as gorgeous as i imagined. i love it!

Miki's scrapbook said...

Haha, nice story with a happy ending! I'm glad you got it, girl! =) It's a lovely dress indeed!

Cheers!

Ella Valeris Morrol said...

"Meant to be" are pretty much short words to what happened... It was beyond meant to be... The whole universe collaborated with that purchase... Right now I have the same situation with a LWD, I hope it ends the same way

BTW I looooove the blog's new look!!! I have a Challenge for you, do an outfit inspired by the colors of your flag (or the flag of the your favorite country) like I did in my blog: http://ella-fashionista.blogspot.com/2010/06/usando-una-bandera-wearing-flag.html

Are you in?

portlandize.com said...

That is fantastic! I agree, what WOULDN'T you wear a lobster dress to?

A friend of ours loves lobsters, in fact, she had a loaf of bread baked in the shape of a lobster for her birthday last year :D

Enjoy the dress, it's perfect!

Carys said...

Cool dress, such an unusual print, I love it!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

KP said...

oo i love it!

Kelsey Kim said...

I love the fit, the cut, etc...but can't get over the lobsters...just too bizarre for my taste, (I also saw it on another blogger recently, too), I just think of a large lobster bib at a seafood restaurant. But you def. pull it off better than the other person i saw wearing it!! And as long as you like it, that is ALL that matters.

Lorraine said...

Great story and great dress! You look adorable. I wish that would happen for me with the Two-wheeler dress.

Tien said...

Hurray for pop-backs! Looks great on you.

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, that is by far the most awesome dress ever, and I'm so glad you snagged it!!! It fits your style so perfectly.

Oh, and I love the new blog design!! Looks great.

Julie said...

Yahoo! You look perfect. Love the simplicity of your dress and shoes and pretty hair all together!

And your beautiful banner!

Keira said...

Who would've thought that a lobster dress would be so awesome?! It's beyond adorable. And hooray for your shopping victory!! I love those :)

Sarah said...

This dress is so amazing! I am in love! Looks great on and now I need to find a dress with an amazing print. Thanks for the inspiration.

thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

That dress is great. I'm glad someone else didn't want it, so you have it now.

Heather J said...

love the dress and love that it appeared in your shopping basket again...must be meant to be!

Heather J said...

oh and p.s. your header is awesome and totally fits you!

Elaine said...

Yay! I'm so glad you were able to snag it! It is SO cute on you! I love that it looks hurriedly sketched and painted on. So perfect for the summer!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Faux Naif said...

oh you look wonderful! i'm so pleased i stumbled across your blog - it's right up my alley!

enSTYLEpedia said...

well, it sounds like you deserved it! i'm glad you got the lobster dress!

Larysse Tavares said...

You do look gorgeous on this dress plus it has the taste of victory! You almost lost it and now it's all yours! I'm glad you got it and I want to see you using your 'nerd creativity' with it!

Have a great week!

Muito Igual a VocĂȘ

Larysse Tavares said...

P.S.: The blog is just adorable! I loved the bike and the title font!

a la Modest said...

What a fun print! The dress became even more interesting paired with that story! I am happy for you :) Glad you got the dress!

Little Ocean Annie said...

SOSOSOSOSOOOOOOO cute!! I was longing after that dress, too! You look so fantastic in it. I kind of want to dip you in butter...is that weird? :)

jessica said...

you finally got it!!!!!!!!

MarchMusings said...

Ha ha I love the last sentence-"What occasion doesn't call for it?". But the dress is totally worth the wait. Very pretty. Adding myself to your followers now.

MissKellie said...

Oh my god, THE LOBSTER DRESS!! :D I saw this in Anthro last week and I came ///this close/// to buying it! It's so cute!! :D I'm glad you finally got it!

http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

so awesome!! Also, neat trick with keeping stuff in your cart until it goes on sale, I'll have to try it!

LyddieGal said...

haha, the lobster dress is fabulous!!!
and i am exactly the same way, i'll put things in my cart and hope they go on sale, then when they go out of stock, i start checking the site every hour to see if it came back.

really bad habit, but you never want it more than when you can't have it, right?

And - wonderful news - you won my giveaway!!!

Chic on the Cheap

caffeinerd said...

Love this dress on you! Such a fun print. Um, and I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN! Looks fantastic!

Shop T.O. Live said...

Oh wow. I never would have thought that a lobster dress would look so lovely and versatile.

ShopTOLive.ca

Kimberley said...

Hee. The dress and you were fated to end up together. It's charming. :)

Kendi Lea said...

What a great story! It was totally meant to be as I don't think anyone else could pull off a whole dress full of lobsters quite as seamlessly as you do.

myedit said...

Dressed for dinner or dinner on a dress, either way, it's too awesome!!!

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I'm so jealous, along with so many of the other commenters, Tania!

I too had my eye on the Salty Seas dress, but I hesistated even once it hit sale. I was debating taking a chunk of my birthday money gifts and buying the dress, but alas I waited too long.

It's so fun and lovely on you!

Healthy and Homemade said...

YAY I'm so glad you snagged this awesome find!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow. That dress was clearly meant to be yours! What an awesome story. :)

You look terrific in the dress. Lobsters never looked more fabulous! xoxo

Tanvi said...

Pretty! Pretty Lady! .. P.S. Your blog isn't coming up on Bloglovin' ... It says needs invitation from the blog owner or something :)

FashionJazz said...

Luv it!! xx

Elizabeth Lessing said...

As you say, this lovely lobster dress is perfect for most any occasion. For instance, you can wear it to a fund raiser for the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust (http://kporttrust.squarespace.com/), a lobster and clam bake or biking around town. But, it is best worn for protection when you are vacuuming dust balls from under beds where lobsters are known to hide and leap out and your grab toes with their claws. They leave you alone if you are wearing a lobster dress.

Jilliebeanie said...

The print really is amazing. So glad you it's yours now!

Dottie said...

Ha, great story, great lobster dress :)

Cara said...

That dress it too much, its wayyyy to cute, I want!
xoxo
Cara from IFB
www.heartifb.com

alya said...

I have been looking at that dress every day for months! The price was my hesitation, of course, but I'm so glad to at least see someone else wearing it. I love it and can live vicariously through you, haha. I'd totally wear it out to a seafood place. Such literal/corny coordination of my clothing to location amuses me to no end!

tastymoog said...

I'm glad you found it at a reduced price! I saw a few on the sale racks before I finished making my lobster skirt, and if it had fit properly, I probably would have bought it. I wasn't comfy with the straps, though (and petites sold out online).

Jinah said...

I snagged the lobster dress too! It saved me during the insane weather in Florida last weekend. I love your Clarks wedges. I've been eyeing them for work shoes--are they comfy? I'm always on the hunt for comfortable and cute footwear.

Sue said...

I was just walking my dog, downtown Chicago and saw a girl wearing the cutest lobster print dress. I come in and google "lobster print dress", not really expecting to find it and BOOM! there you and the dress are...I dont know how I missed it at Anthro. I am happy for you... I might try to copy the design of the dress for a fall version--squirrels?grasshoppers?

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