Monday, May 18, 2009

the skirt that dreams were made of



one night last week, i was browsing through my most favourite online shop and happened upon the most beautiful skirt in the world! i was fairly certain this skirt would change my life. but i did the math and realized that with exchange, shipping, and possible duty charges, this skirt could potentially cost me $100 (canadian) or more. i was so tempted but just wouldn't let myself spend that much.

so i visited the skirt online over and over again for the next few days. and then i had a brainstorm...maybe i could find something similar on ebay! and i did... look!


so i set my maximum bid and actually won it! now i have to sit and wait patiently for it to arrive, to see if it looks as pretty in person as it does online. i won't lie...i'm a bit nervous.

it's not a perfect copy but i think it's pretty darn close. i have to admit, i still prefer the modcloth one, especially the waistband part. but i figure i can be creative and make this one work for me.

since the shipping was free (!!), i spent less than $22 (canadian). so in the end, i saved about $80 by not giving in to the skirt of dreams. and i can still sleep well at night....

6 comments:

vania said...

Oh, i love both skirts! I think it's just wonderful you were able to find a near match and save yourself some dough!

spins said...

So pretty. You'll have so much fun wearing this in the summer. Promise me you'll eat pink cotton candy while wearing it one day?

krissy said...

spins: promise! :)

spins said...

We can be blog friends because we keep missing each other in real life! (I'm not sure if craft night is still a go due to summer vacations and stuff like that.)

c said...

you can probably make a very similar skirt fairly easily with basic sewing skills! layer/sew your choice of laces over a thin underskirt all connected to a wide elastic band found in a cloth store. besides that, I think like the ebay skirt better. :)

krissy said...

thanks so much for the idea, c! i may have to give that a go because as awesome as the ebay one is in real life, it is a bit flimsy, so probably won't last forever.