This past weekend Bossy was invited to a Murder Mystery Dinner at her friend Martha’s house. Bossy was assigned the role of Marilyn Merlot, and when Bossy tells you she has nothing in her closet resembling movie star chic what she is really saying is she has nothing in her closet resembling movie star chic.
Bossy wanted to fulfill her duty as proper mystery guest by attempting to honor the dress-up code, but lord Bossy had no money to throw at it. And although the thrift store occurred to Bossy early on, it is very hit or miss, which means mostly miss with a side of miss.
Nevertheless, Bossy skulked over there and lingered by the six available dresses and, would you believe, there was a dress in her size, where her size equals long as the weekend is short.
Oh, and it was Fancy Dress Sale day at the thrift store, and so her $5.00 Marilyn Merlot dress was half off.
Bossy hasn’t been this lucky since she found her $15 wedding dress hanging on a thrift store shower curtain.
This is Bossy in the thrift store dressing room. Not to be overrun by glamour all at once, she is, naturally, wearing man shoes:
Peg saysMarch 30, 2009 at 7:39 am
Hope Marilyn wasn’t the victim in the plot ’cause that dress is killer! Wowsa!!
corrie saysMarch 30, 2009 at 7:56 am
As a frequenter of thrift & miss stores, I can truly appreciate getting a hit ! And what a hit it is!!
P.S. and you’re showing off with the hipbone thing, right?
Blog Princess G saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:11 am
Wow. Bossy. Hot!
living vicariously saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:12 am
Beautiful dress! and you look stunning despite the shoes – good score!
Me saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:19 am
Bossy, that dress is gorgeous! What a find!
Theresa saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:24 am
Wow. Well, at least you are not broke and overweight like…um, other people I know. Take comfort in that 🙂
Philly saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:26 am
I hope there was no blood shed on that dress !! It’s great!!
Rebecca saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:30 am
Um…you are thin.. so just stop. Really. Gorgeous.
MariaV saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:33 am
dgm saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:38 am
Va-va-voom! That’s awesome.
janny226 saysMarch 30, 2009 at 9:29 am
Great find! I love when it works out like that. I know what you mean about the “mostly miss with a side of miss,” especially when you’re looking for something in particular with a deadline. Can you come to NY so some of your good luck can rub off on me?
swistle saysMarch 30, 2009 at 9:33 am
OMG that dress is PERFECT. TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS?? That’s like….a very small amount of money for a perfect dress.
RuthWells saysMarch 30, 2009 at 10:17 am
You are rockin’ that dress, Bossy.
Lizzy saysMarch 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
I think I wore that dress as a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding, and no I’m not kidding. I also had to pay infinitely more than 2.50 for it. Dang it all to hell.
p.s. You rock that dress much more than I did.
Grandma J saysMarch 30, 2009 at 10:45 am
Bossy looks so Merlot in that dress!
Your thrift store has dressing rooms? No tax?
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysMarch 30, 2009 at 10:47 am
I just have to echo Theresa’s (#6) comment. In fact I’d give up a fair amount of money to look like you in that dress.
TanyaK saysMarch 30, 2009 at 11:04 am
You look foxy, fresh and fine for your $2.50!
Caroline saysMarch 30, 2009 at 11:04 am
In the pantry with the candlestick and Colonel Mustard, right? Damn, Bossy, you rock the Marilyn Merlot! All you need are some opera-length black satin gloves and a BOA. And some fancier menshoes. :o)
Kris saysMarch 30, 2009 at 11:35 am
I don’t think my hipbones have been seen since they exited the birth canal. You look great!
anne marie in philly saysMarch 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm
BOSSY is one hot mama!
reen saysMarch 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Rrrawwwr! What a fabulous way to spend $2.50!
David saysMarch 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm
Pretty frigging amazing turn of luck there. Did you play the lottery as well that day?
Shmoo saysMarch 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm
Holy crap your thrift store has a dressing room? That’s some swanky thrift store, and I love that dress… you suck.
the cheap chick saysMarch 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm
Ten bonus points for the awesomeness of the dress! And the price tag ROCKS.
steph saysMarch 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm
Jean saysMarch 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm
You are beyond skinny. Chic and skinny. And cheap. And oh so funny. You look great!
Jill saysMarch 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm
how is it possible to look so good in a dressing room? With that lighting? I resent Bossy.
Eliza saysMarch 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm
My teen daughter loves to take pictures of herself in the Goodwill dressing room with her cell phone. You guys crack me up.
foolery saysMarch 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm
I have no hip bones, I’m certain of it. Wouldn’t I see evidence of them if I had them? I don’t have them. Boneless Foolery.
Bossy's Friend Martha's Sister saysMarch 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm
What a bargain… so “Martha” and no pit stains???
Unemployed Susan saysMarch 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm
Very Veronica Lake with a side of Herman Munster’s footwear.
Rebekah saysMarch 30, 2009 at 8:18 pm
Gorgeous – Bossy and the Dress.
Oh, The Joys saysMarch 30, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Always with the good shoes.
Frugalmaven saysMarch 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm
Bad lighting, bad shoes and you still look good!
Debby saysMarch 31, 2009 at 9:51 am
While I must admit to admiring your thriftiness and the dress (gorgeous, purple is SO in), I must admit to a tiny bit of hate of your skinny ass too. (looks great tho)
Little Miss Sunshine State saysMarch 31, 2009 at 10:59 am
My daughter,Sorority Girl with Frat Boyfriend, has dressy dances to attend at least 4 times a year.
We got on the mailing list for David’s Bridal. We get emails whenever they have end of the season sales. Next week she is going to a formal in a $200 dress we got last Fall for $29. She saw it this past weekend in JC Penney for $200.
Save the Merlot dress. Bossy’s daughter might need it someday for a dance or a fabulous part in a musical production.
Karen saysMarch 31, 2009 at 12:34 pm
good grief woman! put those hipbones away before you put someone’s eye out!
Say What? saysMarch 31, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Hope you used the other $2.50 for a bottle of wine! Great find and you look beautiful!!
linda saysMarch 31, 2009 at 5:28 pm
have to say that is a great dress and you look great in it!