A Not-So Stylish Surprise and the Messy Dye Job
Every once in the while I like to roll the dice, just to remind myself that in games of chance I’m always a loser. A little while ago, ModCloth offered a deal called A Stylish Surprise where for $15 (non-returnable) + shipping you would get a piece of clothing valued between $30-$300. I like a lot of ModCloth’s stuff, and I thought maybe I would get lucky and get something super cute or interesting at the very least, but what ended up on my doorstep was mostly meh.
It was one of those boho dresses that you can buy at craft fairs for $15. It is a knit t-shirt material that is really, really thin–you can see my underwear right through it. I will be surprised if it lasts a whole season. Still, it was very comfortable, and the fit was right on, so I thought maybe it had some potential. Unfortunately, it was also a really bland sand color with green-ish undertones that looked really awful against my skin. I put it on and took it off several times because I felt so washed out and sickly-looking in it.
So I decided to dye it and see if I could salvage it. The end result is better, but eeesh. What a mess!