Monday, September 25, 2006

Opinions needed please

and please be honest. Upon going through my closet for clothes for the trip, I realized all my dress clothes were two to three sizes too big. They looks so baggy on me and I hate shopping and I waited to search until last Wednesday or so. I also unearthed clothing that I owned that fit now and I had never worn. One in question was a long black raised velvet print skirt. Of course, I didn't have a top to go with it. I shopped on eBay-yes, armed with a tape measure and searching for hours, I looked for new items and found a few. Of course I bought them and paid and then had to send an email begging them to please mail them immediately. Anyway, the top is from Rampage and had an $80.00 price tag on it (with markdowns of course, but I bought it for $8.99 and I like it. It has raised velvet on it (the same print as the skirt weirdly enough) and a little bit of gold glimmer, but not much. I tried it on with the skirt and had Elena take a pic.



  

  


All pics are clickable, of course.

I also bought a 100% silk "little black dress" that is lined with a silk overlay and subtle beads and sequins. Again, new and again, dirt cheap (I am embarassed to say, but a mere $4.50 with $5.50 shipping). The seller had 100% feedback out of 2,175 feedbacks, so I figured "why not"-if I don't like it, I can relist it. I would link the pic, but the pic on the listing isn't so great and she did email me and tell me she shipped it Friday, so I should have it by Wednesday. There is only one formal night on the cruise, so if it really is an awful dress, I can wear the above one for the formal. I also sent two other dresses and two pair of black dress slacks to a seamstress for alterations, plus I have another long black skirt I am packing-yes, I prefer black in case you didn't notice ;)

19 comments:

Faye said...

Very nice! I think that it looks great.

Karen said...

Deneen, I think the items look fantastic honestly. I like black, too!

Cindy said...

I like it! I think it will look great for the cruise.

Wendy said...

I love it. I think it was a good match and I love how it shapes your body. Good choice!

Lani said...

I think it looks great .. what a buy!

Stacy said...

I love it. Looks great on you!

Megan said...

Love it!

kimberly said...

Love it! Wish I would have gone "shopping" with you for the ball. I am having second thoughts on my dress. LOVE YOURS!

Jewels said...

Hootchie mama - that top looks beautiful on you, and the skirt too!!

Kathy said...

Deneen, you look great! And you know I can't lie cause you live close enough to come hurt me, lol.

Mimi said...

The top and skirt match, it looks lovely on you! I also have a lot of green and black clothes ;)

jess said...

it looks great + it matches fine! woo! :)

Regina said...

Wooohooo HOT STUFF! You look fabby! I too find stuff on ebay as far as clothes go, nothing better than paying a little for new clothes when you are up and down in sizes! If the cruise sux, at least you will look great! :o)
LOL
HUGS~!

mellykins said...

hello there SEXY Momma!! You look great in this outfit and it is so pretty!!!

Lucy said...

Very pretty....you go girl!

Kimberly said...

I'm going to agree with all of the above - it looks great on you!

I so would love to go on a cruise again! Have lots of fun and take lots of pictures so I can live vicariously through you! =)

Tandi said...

Look at you, you look great! Love the outfit, I can't believe your finds!
Hope you have a great trip.

Kelly said...

Wow you look great! I like the outfit for vacation. Great choice.

KnitXcorE said...

WoW fancY!! the top is reallllly pretty!!! i love the color :-)

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