Sub Ubi Semper Ubi

by Erin on January 5, 2010


Oasis Rosalind Trompe L'Oeil dress

Holly of Lucite Box Vintage sent me the link to this dress (for sale at Oasis). I kind of love it, but more as a witty swimsuit coverup than as an actual dress, and it's definitely on the pricey side for something like that ($60, plus $10 shipping to the US). Plus, you know, no pockets.

The rest of the Oasis site terrifies me, especially this dress, which I am certain to have nightmares about for quite some time. (Although it would be pretty awesome as part of a Joker's-henchwoman costume for Halloween … )

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Fiona January 5, 2010 at 6:06 am

I walked past this on a mannequin while out looking for new clothes yesterday. It certainly made me look twice!

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Latter-Day Flapper January 5, 2010 at 7:05 am

Oh, no–no pockets on a swimsuit cover-up is even worse. Talk about a time when you REALLY need pockets. Where are you going to put your shells, sea-glass, and quarters to buy Cokes?

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Theresa January 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

All I can say about htat site is…Strange.

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Joni January 5, 2010 at 8:16 am

My nutty Latin teacher was a big fan of Semper Ubi Sub Ubi. Funny, after all the years I studied the language, I dont remember any of the grammar, but I remember all the puns.

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lucitebox January 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

I was thinking that the white one thats printed like a trench would be even better for the beach. (Oh, the incongruency of it all!) Plus, I think these trompe loiel oversized things would be good for when youre having an I feel fat day.

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WendyBee January 5, 2010 at 9:06 am

I can honestly I would never wear that dress. Anywhere. Fat day or no.WendyBee

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What-I-Found January 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

I was thinking that it would be better in a Maternity style.

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Joni January 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Also, when you look just at the top of this dress, it kind of looks like Darth Vader.

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Latter-Day Flapper January 6, 2010 at 6:54 am

It does look very Darth Vader, doesnt it! Ha ha!

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Arion January 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

As regards the sweater-dress:Why so serious? …Oh, right, because my dress is terrifying…

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Anonymous January 11, 2010 at 8:15 am

this dress is nice but i was abit / wen i was tryin it on, take a look @ this though:http://www.nineteen74.com/magazine/Volume3.html

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