Green Dress Update

Remember my beloved green dress? The one that was tragically and mysteriously LOST?

Well, it’s still lost.

Sorry, I just realised that the start of this post probably made you think I was about to tell you I found it under the living room rug or something, and oh, how I wish that were true! (Note to self: check under living room rug.) But nope, no such luck. The green dress is still as lost as ever it was: probably even more so, to be honest, given the time that’s now passed since it was last seen.


I have bought a new one! Yes, a NEW GREEN DRESS! That is exactly the same as the OLD green dress in every respect, other than that it is new (with tags, no less!) and, well, NOT LOST. Well, not yet, anyway.

I found the dress last night, on eBay. You see, ever since that terrible day on which I was forced to admit to myself that I would, in all likelihood, never see the original dress again, I have embarked upon a strict regime of searching eBay almost non-stop for one just like it, using multiple different search terms, and calling upon reserves of patience which, to be totally frank, I had NO IDEA I even possessed. There have been days when I’ve forgotten to feed and clothe myself, but BY GOD, I’ve never forgotten to search eBay for THAT DRESS.

And then, last night, I found it. I don’t think that sentence really sums up my shock and excitement at this fact, so let’s see….


There, that should do it.

Of course, because my non-stop searching meant that I was alerted to the presence of The Dress almost as soon as it was listed, the auction still had a full week to run when I found it. And there was no way on earth I could sit it out for a whole week – I mean, quite apart from anything else, I have to sleep SOME time, you know? – so I emailed the seller and asked her if she’d add a Buy It Now. And then I sat and pressed Send/Receive on my email until she finally replied, several hours later, agreeing to sell it to me. If only I could apply this degree of dedication to OTHER areas of my life!

So, yes, new green dress, same as the old green dress. Brand new. With tags. In my size, and everything. Which kinda makes my whole “I will never, ever find another one like it! Wah!” thing seem a bit silly now, no? And, of course, it will not make me feel any better about What Happened That Night. (WHAT DID HAPPEN THAT NIGHT? It’s driving me insane!), and I will always wonder what happened to my original dress. And top. But at least I will have a new one now. And if the old one ever DOES turn up, then I’ll have TWO of them.

Mind you, I won’t be totally easy in my mind about any of this until the dress is safely in my hands. (I say “safely” – I don’t think ANYTHING is really “safe” in my hands at the moment, especially given recent events) I mean, what do you think the odds are of this latest dress being lost in the mail? Or suffering the same, mysterious fate as the last one?

I’ll keep you posted. Because clearly there is NO LIMIT to the amount of posts I can write about this freaking green dress. GOD.

[Special disclaimer for all of the people who like to take every word I write super-seriously (hi!):
Emotions in this post may have been exaggerated for dramatic effect. May not have been, though.]

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  • Hurrah about finding the dress…well the new dress, lol. I think we all wanna know what happened that night. If it was me, as soon as I recieved the new dress, I'd find the old one.

    August 12, 2009
  • Yeay! congratulations! do post a pic of it when it arrives, would love to see how your favorite green dress looks. (I just got one of my green dresses fitted today, had it shortened since I like mine at least above the knees so I have a "new" green dress as well:))
    .-= Veronika´s last blog ..Comin at you like a Train. =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • Well done! It was clearly meant to be! Destiny made this one happen!
    .-= mysterycreature´s last blog ..Life in Typos =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • Now that the Green Dress Dilemma has been solved (minus the ongoing mystery, although I vote for: stolen by Smugglers or Ghosts, given where you were at the time), I vote for an update on Nigel, The International Man of Mystery.
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Vintage Inspiration: 1950s Edition =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • Wow! Amazing that you found another green dress after all – well done! Still doesn't solve the mystery though…
    .-= rachel pattisson´s last blog .. =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • Glad you've found a replacement!

    I wish I was having your retail luck this week! 🙂
    .-= Gemma´s last blog ..Review: Tesco Skin Wisdom Skincare Range =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • Huzzah! While the mystery of the original dress is kinda getting under my skin (too many Nancy Drews at an impressionable age), I'm glad you found a replacement.
    .-= Amanda Nicole´s last blog ..~ =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • YAY! So glad you found another one! And now we'll all keep our fingers crossed that it finds its way to you safely.
    .-= Hayley´s last blog ..Photo Essay: ALA Annual 2009/Chicago (Two weeks later) =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • How funny! I just found a duvet I have been wishing was not "discontinued," on eBay last night and I never use eBay! Anyway, am very happy for you – post photos soon!
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..*Our Story, Part One =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • Awesome! Now you have to show us photos when you get it. And yes, I said WHEN! No more bad green dress mojo!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..Help Me Pick Furniture =-.

    August 12, 2009
  • RhondaB


    Good for you! I once had to do the same thing with a cherished purple plush ant that mysteriously disappeared on the way home from daycare. I had to post on the "wanted" boards on eBay until someone agreed to sell me one that was just sitting around in their kid's room. Sadly, The Princess Of All She Surveys never liked the replacement bug as much as the original though . . . hope that doesn't happen to you.

    August 12, 2009
  • Nikki G


    Yippee!!! I am so glad you are getting a replacement!

    August 12, 2009
  • Sophie


    Yay new dress! What will you do if you find the old one?

    August 13, 2009
    • If I find the old one, I will rejoice!

      I'm almost 100% sure it fell out the car that night, though, so sadly I don't think there's any hope of it ever coming back to me. *Sob!*
      .-= Amber´s last blog ..Green Dress Update =-.

      August 13, 2009
  • Very cool, congrats on finding one! Make sure you post a picture when you get it! 🙂
    .-= Nina´s last blog ..It’s okay to love the way that something looks… Just be sure beneath it something hooks. =-.

    August 13, 2009
  • Score:

    Amber: 1

    Little Green Aliens That Abducted Original Green Dress Just To Mess With Amber: 0
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Boredom, Blossoms & Buffalo =-.

    August 14, 2009