Sunday, 17 April 2016

I got a "Lilly"!

My twin sister messaged me to say that she had seen a Lilly Pulitzer dress for sale on a second hand designer for sale Facebook page and thought it would be perfect for me.

Lilly Pulitzer is not widely known in Ireland - I knew about her from Key West where the Key West Print Company used to make Lilly Pulitzer fabrics.

My twin sister snagged her own "Lilly" a few years ago at a yard sale in Key West. She tried it on a few days ago to see about bringing it on holidays to our upcoming Florida holiday but found it to be gaping at the back because she has lost so much weight!! Go Amy! 

After picking up my Lilly Pulitzer dress I altered her dress for her - here I am taking it in at the back.

Her dress has a print of card playing tigers in pink and green and is a halter neck shape.
The dress that I bought today (for the bargain price of €20) is yellow with a green koala print and is a shift dress shape.

It was quite strange experience buying a dress from a stranger on Facebook.  When we got to the sellers house she didn't bring us in to the house and so I changed in to the dress behind a fence in her garden!!  Her I am after trying it on outside - my face says it all!!
All a bit mad! I was happy to get myself a Lilly Pulitzer original but I don't know how many other people would try on a dress in a strangers garden!!

Let me know what you think of my new dress and the whole buying experience!

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