Friday, July 8, 2011

eBay? No way!

I tore a do-not-detach-under-penalty-of-law tag off a recently purchased throw pillow.
Nothing happened.
Then I went back to my Saying Yes to the Dresses blog from weeks ago, expecting to find Mother- of-the-Bride dress ads alongside it. The ads I wasn't supposed to click.
This  wedding gown ad was all that appeared.
This had replaced the MOTB gown ads
Apparently blog ads are moveable feasts of consumerism. Here one day. Replaced by a new round of come-ons the next. Serendipity perhaps. At least I’d remain Adsense worthy.

But I was in the mood. The online shopping mood. No worries about running into friends in my workout clothes and  messy hair. No dressing rooms. No one’s opinion but my own at this early stage of the mother-gown quest.
I am not a shop-till-I-drop consumer. I like to save time - and money . With this in mind my Google search for Petite Mother of the Bride gowns began.

I started with the predictable links that appeared:
·         Petite Gowns: Shop Petite Dresses By Size & Style Free Shipping on Orders Over $200!   

There were a few possibilities here. Too few. All of them black. Too black. I clicked the next website.
·     Karen Miller mother of the bride dresses. Ursula petite, plus size mother of the bride, groom, formal special occasion dresses, Nataya bridesmaid, wedding dress
This batch featured slim, horizontally pleated silouettes - too unforgiving for my pear-shaped dimensions. I tried another online store..
·         Mother of the Bride & Groom Dresses, Custom Mother Dresses . . . Custom-made fashionable and high quality Mother of The Bride Dresses with the lowest prices.
Too build-a-bear-ish for me.
This went on, site after site, until

·    Mother of the Bride Dresses eBay:Petite Mother of the Bride Dresses: Tadashi Shoji Flowing Chocolate Silk Gown Dress 8P New with tags.


eBay? No way! I thought. But the more I repeated no way in my head, as I perused the site, the more it began to sound like no, wait, and then no wait just one gosh darn minute as a checklist popped into my head.

      Flattering lines

Could this bear of a bargain be just right?

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