Drabble #16

by Erin on December 23, 2006

striped olive dress drabble

I waited a long time to get bought, you know. I saw the plain black dresses go first, and then the red ones; after that the simple prints and the narrow stripes. Soon I was the oldest dress on the rack, and my tag was scratched and scribbled with markdown after markdown. I didn’t care. I was willing to wait for someone who could really wear me. And when I saw her, in her cranberry-red shoes and olive hat, I knew she was the one. And she knew she wanted me too! She didn’t even bother to try me on.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous December 23, 2006 at 3:43 pm

i love the blog! i, too, am a dress fanatic…i was wondering if you, or any of your readers, know of any designer discount/consignment stores in rome, italy?thanks!


enc December 23, 2006 at 6:10 pm

It takes a brave girl to wear that dress.


Lisette December 23, 2006 at 8:19 pm

I just love happy endings!


Anonymous December 23, 2006 at 8:29 pm

This dress is great! Some of my favorite colors and a belt! Sarah


Anonymous December 23, 2006 at 9:50 pm

Oh, I wish I could meet this lady. Her and the nurse from #14.


oliviacw December 23, 2006 at 11:03 pm

I bought some fabric like that to reupholster a chair! (Which I haven’t done yet, alas).


Kate December 24, 2006 at 1:06 am

Oh yes, an olive hat would really make this dress sing. Hope it has some cranberries on it and some feathers too. And isn’t that bias neck and sleeve edge sweet! K Q:-)


john December 24, 2006 at 2:39 pm

love the color combo


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. December 25, 2006 at 2:20 pm

Dang…I can just SEE the hat and dress too. Maybe they will show up on Ebay, if only in my dreams….


erma December 25, 2006 at 10:26 pm

This dress seemed familiar to me, and then I realized that it reminds me of another Secret Lives dress.


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