Tuesday, November 30, 2010

hello again, Old Friend

This skirt and I have a long past.  I originally bought this skirt in about 2003/2004 on a Target clearance rack for about $3.50.  What a steal!  I got lots of compliments on this skirt over the years.  In fact one day, my post doc advisor (geeky engineer) stopped in my office on the way to a meeting to say "I can't stay, I'm on my way to a meeting.  I know this is out of character for me to say, but that skirt is fabulous on you, and I just had to stop in and tell you that."  But then I lost 50 pounds, and the skirt no longer fit.  It was the last item of clothing that was too big that I parted with.  I kept hoping I would have some inspiration on how to alter it, but came to the realization that it just had to go.  Then about 1.5 weeks ago, I came across this skirt on Ebay in my new smaller size!   I paid more than the first time I bought this skirt, but I know from experience that it will be worth every penny!  So excited to have it back in my closet.  I have tried to replace it a few times over the last 2 years (this being the closest).  The other zebra skirt will be heading to a Goodwill donation box, now that this one is back.


Emily Kennedy said...

That's excellent! What an awesome story! It really is a great skirt and it does look uber fab on you. Especially with the boots!

Carol said...

Yay for wonderful ebay finds! See? It was meant to be. The universe was sending you a little gift. ^_-

Lorena said...

How amazing is THAT !?
It's a rewards from the cosmos for loosing all that weight and keeping it off :)