Monday, 16 December 2013

Magpie Monday - Christmas Dress

Tearing through town at break-neck speed earlier in the week, I spotted a gorgeous sparkly dress out of the corner of my eye in a shop window.  I did a cartoon double-take, and quickly nipped inside.  I checked the label, realised happily that that make and that size was perfect for me and trotted up to the counter.

Me: "Hello, please could I have the dress on the mannequin in the window?"

Charity shop Assistant (sizing me up in my huge baggy jumper and unflattering raincoat): "What?  For you?"

Me (smiling through gritted teeth): "Yes please".

Charity Shop Assistant slopes off to de-robe the dummy.  Returns. "Do you want to try it on?"

Me (still with gritted teeth): "No thanks, it'll be fine".

Charity Shop Assistant (looking me up and down again): "Are you sure?"

Me (no longer smiling): "Positive".

Charity Shop Assistant: " Well, you can return it for a refund within a week if it doesn't fit".

I hand over my £8, go home, try it on, admire my new sparkly brocade 60's style mini dress that fits perfectly.

In yer face grumpy lady.  I'm tempted to put it on and slink in there just to prove it to her.

Just goes to show, you can get high-end style snooty sales assistants for a fraction of the price if you shop around!

Anyway, what do you think of my Christmas Day dress?  I'm thinking black leggings, ankle boots and hair up?



Magpie Monday will be taking a break for the next fortnight, but will be back in the New Year.  I'd like to thank you all so much for supporting Magpie Monday and sharing the pre-loved love.  Wishing you and all your families a very happy Christmas. x

 


33 comments:

  1. Oooo beautiful! With you in that dress and 'im indoors in his speedos you make a gorgeous couple! Enjoy the Christmas break x

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  2. Now THAT is a win; gorgeous dress, and a HA to the mean lady. Win win win.

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  3. oh that's LOVELY Lizzie! well-found xx

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  4. Fabulous dress! Great find! Have a lovely peaceful Christmas! xxx

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  5. Wow that's beautiful. And such a bargain. What a great find x

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    1. Thanks Lauren, very pleased with it.

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  6. How snotty, yikes! Delighted it fits, if it didn't I would never have brought it back. Enjoy the break, happy Christmas:)

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    1. No I wouldn't have given her the satisfaction! x

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  7. Oooh that is so pretty!! And seriously? What is wrong with the shop lady. Tsk tsk.

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    1. I know, she was an odd-ball for sure!

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  8. Oh dear, sounds like the charity shop women from The League of Gentlemen! Great dress though so worth suffering the rudeness :)

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    1. Haha that's exactly what she was like!

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  9. The nerve of some people, Liz! Bah, Humbug to her! Your dress is lovely, so wear it with style. Hugs, Linds@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. I know! Miserable old goat! Ha. xx

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  10. Gorgeous dress. What a cheeky cow!

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    1. Haha, people are funny aren't they?!

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  11. Lush dress!
    And as for the sales assistant ..... I think you should go in all dolled up and smile sweetly at her and flounce out :-)

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  12. Oh that is gorgeous Liz, I'm not surprised you wanted it there and then! I bet it will look amazing on you too. You should definitely pop back in wearing it though, just to rub her snooty nose in it :D

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  13. I DO love this you stylish thing you xx

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  14. How rude!! You so should stroll in there looking gorgeous. That is a lovely dress and what a great price

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  15. Fab dress and what a bargain! But seriously..how rude!

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  16. ARHAHAHA this really had me chuckling Liz. She must be mad or blind, anyone can see you are an absolute BEAUT!
    Love the dress

    Xx

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  17. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!
    And that dress is beautiful! I agree with everyone who said you should wear it back to the shop looking fabulous... turn something negative into a hilarious memory :D

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  18. Gorgeous! I can't believe she was so rude. It's beautiful and I hope you wear it on here! Ya boo to her!x

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  19. Oh that is so funny! But seriously I can't believe she was so rude. I bet you look great in that dress and so should have gone back in there in it.

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  20. Thats a lovely dress and i am sure it will look fab on Christmas day

    X x

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  21. What a beautiful dress! Do share a pic of yourself wearing it - I bet it really suits you!

    I have finally got round to doing a new Magpie Monday post after all the chaos of moving house. Really looking forward to a thrifty new year!!!

    xxx

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  22. Looks lovely Liz, and I imagine will be gorgeous on you (pics please!). I plan to be back Magpie Mondaying with you this year - looking forward to getting my thrift back on :)

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  23. what an off-putting shop assistant - but the dress is great!

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