9.26.2016

Good & Plenty by Tracy Reese

This is a story of love, determination and timing...

About two years ago, I wandered into my local Anthropologie. I didn't have a great deal of money to spend, so I sufficed for a bit of window shopping. For some, window shopping is considered torturous, while for others, it is viewed as therapy. On this day, what was meant to be a day to simply unwind, turned out to be a day of great distress. As I  roamed through the store, I found a variety of items that piqued my interest, however none set my emotions into over-drive like the garment I spotted when I rounded a corner. I set my eyes upon a dress that would go on to haunt me for two years. This was the day I fell deeply in love with a Plenty by Tracy Reese dress - the dress, I lovingly dubbed my Good & Plenty dress. In typical shoppers fashion, I held up the dress to admire the details...a lively, colorful, tribal creation (Sigh). I was in love. I proceeded to search for the price tag in hopes that it would somehow fit into my dollar fantasy. When I turned the tag over...(I'll let you fill-in the reaction). Let's just say, I had to leave the dress behind, but I never forgot it. Life can be terribly unfair at times.

Fast forward two years, the hubs and I decided to spend the day at one of our favorite museums. I didn't have a care in the world until I saw a young woman exit the museum gift shop wearing MY Good & Plenty dress. There it was, on someone else...taunting me. All I could do was stand there and stare at it. When the woman passed near me, I mustered the courage to say, "Nice dress," as I fought back the urge to rip it from her body. I spent the remainder of the day wishing the cute little number was on me. When I returned home that evening, I began my quest in search of MY dress on eBay. Each week, frantically, I searched, I searched, and I searched, until - OH MY GOODNESS, THERE IT IS - MY GOOD & PLENTY DRESS...AND IN MY SIZE AND AT A FRACTION OF THE ORIGINAL COST!!! Without hesitation, I bypassed the bidding options and clicked Buy It Now. Days later the dress arrived, and now I'm doing the happy dance. I hope you enjoy the pictures and I'll meet you below in the comment section.


I'm now donning my newest eBay acquisition - the dress I swooned over for two years. In it I feel adventurous and sexy as heck. The dress, made of a heavy cotton and a bit of spandex, hugs my body in all the right places, but has just the right amount of give. I feel like myself wrapped in its delight.

Outfit Details - Plenty by Tracy Reese New Moon Dress(some sizes still available);  Caged Sandals by Michael Kors 'Molly' via TJ Maxx; Bracelet is vintage, Clutch is vintage; Medium Basic Sunglasses: Loft, Polish is A-List by essie

  









I guess the moral of this story is - It was meant to be. My Good & Plenty dress found its way into my life. I'm so pleased. What was once my angst has turned into a story of love, determination, and timing. I'm so thankful I didn't give up, and I'm thankful I didn't snatch the dress off the innocent young woman at the museum. Perhaps she was there as a reminder to never give up {wink}
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24 comments:

  1. You look Extra Fabulous in this dress. The colors, the fit and your joy is so worth the wait. Enjoy it all my dear.

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    1. Thank you Neti, and I felt extra fabulous. I'm so thankful we were reunited!

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  2. That dress is perfect for you! Determination and patience was key in your acquisition and I am so happy you are united with your Good and Plenty! You look fabulous as always!

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    1. Thank you Beth Ann! I wish you could have seen my face when I spotted it again...and in my size :D

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    2. True, but better than that was the invention of eBay! I love to buy through ebay!
      Happy week! My twin is in Cali, so if you see someone who looks like me...
      xx, Elle

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  3. You look great!! So glad you finally got the dress of your dreams.

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    1. Yes indeed Carol! I am one happy woman :)

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  4. Oh my goodness do I ever love this story!! We Hebrews say "beshert." MEANT TO BE!
    That is a totally amazing dress, especially on YOU! 😍🙌👏👌

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    1. Naomi, thank you kindly. I'm still doing the happy dance!

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  5. I love the pattern! And the color! Somehow the tribal motif would look incredible against a European cityscape. If ever you go to Paris, this is the dress to pack!

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    1. Oooo, you're such a visionary. Thanks Mithra!

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  6. Love this great dress, the print is so YOU, the fit is perfect too. Love the buy it now feature !!
    Xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com

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    1. Elle, when eBay created the Buy It Now feature, it was the best thing since hot chocolate. I love it!

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  7. Beautiful as always! Love the colors and prints. I am addicted to eBay and have resorted to selling some of "my stuff" to pay for new acquisitions. I had to downsize and clean my side of the closet, so I instituted the rule - to bring in something has to go out. So far its not working. LOL! Stay fabulous!

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    1. I completely understand, Cynt. I too have a strong affinity for eBay. As a matter of fact, it has made my life much happier. The number of times I had to walk away from a purchase, to later find it on the site for a fraction is astounding.

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  8. Serendipity! I love the cut of the dress. Very flattering!

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  9. Cool, elegant, fits you perfectly, colours are beautiful, wow...... Feel the love my friend & enjoy!

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  10. I can so imagine that this dress haunted you. I had the same with the lime duster coat two months ago. Fortunately for me my haunt delivered more quickly. But also at 1/3 of the price. I find that something you acquired at great length is somehow more valuable. You love it more. Now I fully understand why you had to play hard to get haha.
    Seriously this dress has everything. It is colourful, stylish, sophisticated. Good for lunch with friends, but also good for dinner etc etc.
    Loved how you styled it with the strappy sandals.
    Yes, we clothes lovers know how to hunt.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you! Indeed we do know how to hunt, Greetje. It took every ounce of willpower I had not to snatch it off the young lady at the museum.

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  11. Life can be full of surprises if we just wait a while. So glad this dress surprised you since you look so great in it! Thanks for sharing your story too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Pepper. It was well worth the wait.

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  12. Those colors are so gorgeous and the dress looks fabulous on you. I am loving those sandals and they actually look comfortable.

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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