Sunday, 15 November 2009
The rip-off dress
I was speechless with excitement when I found this beautiful 1950's era dress at a jumble sale last September. In shimmering green satin overlaid with delicate lace, internal boning and bracelet sleeves (and in perfect condition) I happily handed my cash over already imagining how it would look with my TopShop platform shoes.
My pleasure was soon replaced by shock when an elderly lady gave me a dressing down, telling me I was an idiot for spending so much money on a second-hand garment and hadn't I ever been to a jumble sale before? She said I had a lot to learn if I wasn't going to be ripped off left, right and centre.
And how much was this dress I hear you ask? A bank busting £1!