The Anthropologie Ivoire Dress is a beautiful dress that I have had my eyes on since I saw my cute friend Jessi wearing it on her blog. It made my heart jump! I just thought it was so elegant and beautiful. A couple weeks after Jessi's post, I went to Anthropologie with a few girl friends, and lo and behold there she was again, this beautiful dress. The quality, the color, all the little details... it was perfect. But with its price point, I knew it was out of my budget. So I just swooned and went about my merry way.
It only made it worse that I kept seeing this dress pop up all over social media!!! I've seen other ladies wearing it on their blog posts, girls wearing it as bridesmaid dresses, wearing it in engagement photos, etc. It was getting rubbed in my face!
I checked online, and womp womp it was almost completely out of stock, except for a couple sizes that I knew wouldn't fit me. I then decided to check eBay-- and what do you know?! A few people were selling different sizes! It was still just as expensive, though, so I took no further action.
One morning a few days later I checked the product page on Anthropologie again, and.... SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, the size I thought I was, was available again! And on major sale, almost half off! I had saved up some money for clothes, so I decided to use that and make my purchase. It was the last one in stock of my size, so somebody must have either returned it, or an awesome Anthro worker found it in the back of the warehouse, or something.
Then I started to panic. The reviews were mixed on sizing, and I had never purchased clothing from Anthropologie before, so I had no idea if it would fit!! I thought about getting the next size up from eBay, but I've had bad experiences with eBay so I didn't want to deal with it (that is a story for another day..........). And at this point, I didn't have any change to spare.
Lucky Jessi was a dear friend and drove her dress all the way to where I lived in Utah and let me try hers on! It was quite serendipitous, really, that the size I had purchased was the size Jessi got as well. She let me try it on, and FIREWORKS happened, guys! It fit me, and I was so happy. Sometimes, you and a dress are just meant to be ♡ I can't wait to style this dress for the fall!
If any of you are VERY interested in the dress, I've found some on eBay, but please use precaution when purchasing. I've had both good and bad experiences (bad experience mainly with buying/selling very expensive electronics). Be sure to read each description carefully.