The Amazon Accident That Resulted In an $8 Dress

So, it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise that I’m pretty much in a relationship with Amazon Prime, given that I write a blog that largely revolves around shopping.

As I mentioned last week, I recently missed out on my unicorn lululemon &Go Where To Dress in inkwell (it was never released in the states) because the lister got antsy and closed 5 minutes early, selling to another bidder and missing out on the extra $10 she’d have earned if she waited the extra 300 seconds. Grrr.

Annoyed and intent on finding a similar-looking dress elsewhere for significantly less money, I found myself searching for navy blue dresses on the worldwide leader of selling everything you do (and don’t) need, Amazon.

I was laying in bed, iPhone in hand.

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So there I was, just scrollin’ scrollin’ scrollin’ on the page for this one dress… and I tapped the phone screen to stop the listing from moving.

The screen changed.

SH!T.

I accidentally landed on the “Buy with one Click” button when tapping the screen.

CANCEL! CANCEL!

The page didn’t even load in the split second that I realized what had just happened. I fell asleep thinking my cat-like reflexes had managed that mischief.

Woke up the next morning to an email that my Amazon order had shipped, and I was completely confused, as I had just cancelled my Subscribe & Save on Quest Bars earlier the day before.

The dress order went through. But, it was $21.99, and I had a $13.99 credit on my account from a recent return. The thing cost me 8 bucks. For that kind of money… let’s accept the delivery and see what happens.

Unibelle Women’s Casual 3/4 Sleeve Loose Striped T Shirt Dress with Pockets ($21.99)

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Is it a super form-fitting bombshell sexy little number? Nope. But, it doesn’t need to be. Plus, that’s not my style. My style is trying to ‘dress up’ comfortably and still look half girly when I’m in the office… because if I’m not in the office I’m on a loading dock somewhere in hiking pants.

I was pleasantly surprised by my scroll & tap mishap, given the crapshoot on quality when it comes to Amazon & clothing purchases. Also, like the name says… this dress has got POCKETS.

The New Englander and reformed Banana Republic addict in me can’t say no to a decent navy blue & white striped piece. Just can’t.

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Fall is that lovely awkward season where you want to wear sleeves, but it’s not quite time for Align Pants. I’ve already worn this dress to work multiple times, also to a bridal shower. The boots? Risky toasty decision. It ran up into the 70’s and in these photos I’m somewhat regretting the knee-high decision. I’ve paired it with flat tan ankle boots as well. 

The dress is roomy, and after its first washing, I line dried it and it hasn’t fuzzed. I’m wearing an M here and have plenty of space. It comes in other colors, but my navy/white & black/white are the only others I like. The rest of the lighter pink/red options on a white background kind of look like pajamas, if I’m being honest.

While almost anyone who reads this blog would love to run around in spandex ALL THE TIME, sometimes you want to dress cute, and this accidental purchase helped me accomplish that goal with a reasonably-priced piece… which helps me save up more money to spend on activewear that I don’t need.

So, if you’re slightly skittish of buying clothing from Amazon, know that success can be had. If all else fails, that’s what the return policy is for. 🙂

SIDE NOTE: That North Face dress from this past week’s 5 Faves & a Dud should arrive in the next day or two, so a fit review on that is coming soon for those of you who are interested in snagging one for yourself!

2 comments

  1. It was a great accidental purchase! I love the way the stripes go at a diagonal down the sides. It’s so flattering! The dress looks great with the boots, and I could easily see it going with some sandals too.

    I’m very interested to hear about the North Face dress. I hope it’s as cute in person as it looks online.

    • Thank you Stacy! On some days I appreciate the fact it’s loose, on others, I wish it were a bit tighter. All in all, it’s been a great piece to have around when I absolutely can’t find anything else to wear. I’ll be trying the North Face dresses out when I get home!

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