Friday, May 31, 2013

Lemlem for Me Me


Are you familiar with Lemlem? Model and actress, Liya Kebede started a clothing company to provide weavers from her native Ethiopia with jobs.
And I have been obsessed with the clothing since I saw it 5 years ago. 


So cool, right?




Here's Liya looking all fab in her LemLem dress. 
I have wanted my own for YEARS but was always reluctant to pay $$$ for what is basically a beach cover up. Yes, I know Liya looks amazing above but in person they are a little (lot) see through. So what's a girl to do?
Search ebay for several years....continue to get outbid then...



Bam!! One golden day you are the winner!!! Yes!! Me!! I finally got one for myself, to have and to hold and to wear until death do us part.




Here's an old picture from the J Crew website. 
I continually got out bid until I discovered the secret to winning on ebay...decide on the absolute highest price you are willing to pay, then wait until the last 5 minutes and up your bid by $50. Worked like a charm. 
I can't tell you what I paid because I have shoppers shame offset by pure joy. It's a good thing, it's a bad thing...And thankfully it fits!!!
Now when you see me wearing my fabulous new dress/cover up your first thought might be "Sissy, why are you wearing a dish towel?" Please keep these thoughts to yourself as I actually like the rustic cotton dish towel look. 

That's all for now, have a great weekend!!!

4 comments:

  1. that is hilarious! so glad you scored this time.

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  2. The secret to winning on ebay and not overpaying is to use a snipe site like gixen to do the bidding for you. They post your top bid at the last minute so no one can outbid you. Check it out www.gixen.com. It's free.

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  3. Hmm. Just read the gixen tip - need to check that out. Now on to LemLem. You are so much cooler than I am because I'm always finding out something new from you. Love these frocks. Might have to do some eBay stalking myself! Great score, as always!

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  4. My mom just bought the cutest lemlem dress!! It looks so fab on her!! Show us how it looks!!

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