My obsession with this studded Phillip Lim dress began 3 years ago. I saw the white one on Michelle Williams and it had to be mine. I liked the classic, feminine shape combined with the studs to give it some edge. I knew the white wouldn't be practical for me, especially to wear to weddings and was thrilled to find it came in navy as well. I tried it on multiple times at multiple stores and fell more in love each time but in the end, I couldn't bring myself to spend $600 on one dress, no matter how beautiful.
Fast forward 3 years and I never did forget that dress. For the six months following that summer, I stalked online sites to see if it would go on sale. Then, here and there, I would search for it on ebay, even as recently as a couple of months ago.
Then, last week, a friend emailed asking about how I sell old clothes online.
Here is how the conversation went:
Friend: I have a Phillip Lim dress from 2-3 years ago, worn once, originally cost $600+
Me: What does it look like?? There was one from a couple yrs ago that I was obsessed with!!
Friend: It's navy with studs covering the back.
What are the odds that this friend I just met recently was looking to sell the exact dress I was obsessing over, in exactly my size? It was meant to be!
Now I just need an occasion to wear it. Have you ever been obsessed with something that you never quite got over?