One girl, Ebay and that perfect dress

Updated on May 11, 2010
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Once upon a time, not too long ago, there was this girl who learned about a secret marked place called Ebay. She had been daydreaming for years about finding the perfect summer dress, and had nightmares about never finding it at all. She had heard stories about treasure islands when she was younger; about gold, silver, silk and beautiful treasures in all sizes and colors, but never thought she would take part in such an adventure herself.

One day, this girl was sitting in front of her computer, feeling somewhat restless, when something inside of her made her shiver. It was not a bad shiver, more of a curious one, like those tingling goodbumps you get when someone touches your neck. She had typed in that tiny word, which wasn’t really a real word, into her search engine – and was waiting for the bay to reveal herself. Confusing as it was to start with, she managed to click herself into an alley of sorts, which included all kinds of womanly items. Internet alleys aren’t scary at all, just filled with pretty things. And not so pretty things. A lot of weird things too.

After some hours, and what can only be described as super powers; because searching a thousand corners in a thousand homes across the whole wide world can be rather difficult even when you are looking for the perfect dress, she found something.

It was black. It had flowers. It was puffy at the bottom. It was perfect. All she wanted to do, was to press “buy it now” – but the auction did not end until two days later, and she did not want to go to war. A bidding war. She waited patiently for hours, almost forty-eight ones, and was sitting there, counting down. She imagined wearing it and feeling the fabric against her skin. Suddenly, someone else placed a bid. It was on!

The price rose, but the beauty of the dress seemed to raise equally with every minute passing. She had to get it. It was her destiny. And when the last seconds were dissapearing into the nothingness of the internet, she placed her final bid.

And, she got it.

One week later, unaware of what was waiting for her in her mail box, she stayed in bed all day. When her lover came home from work, she heard that recognizable sound of a package wrapped in paper. And there it was. The beauty itself. Her whole heart pounded when she pulled the straps over her shoulders, straightened it out and looked in the mirror. It was love. True love.

More of those pictures in my blog: www.barbroandersen.com :)

Comments (48)

Ayaka
Ayaka on August 27
love the dress, love your hair <3
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on August 28
Thank you, sweetie!
araregem
araregem on June 15
beautiful story. beautiful picture. xo!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on June 15
Thank you! I love my dress <3
Vixenshopper
Vixenshopper on May 25
i love all of your photos u def look like a model in all of them...fierce in my tyra voice!!!!!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 25
Wow, thank you so much! I love your Tyra voice :D
sissymi
sissymi on May 24
I love how you put together all the pieces! And i love your poses. Great pics!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 24
Thank you, wonderful! I really appreciate that <3
Cariissa
Cariissa on May 21
this is lovely!! That is such a sweet dress.
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 22
Thank you so much :)
Ally5678
Ally5678 on May 15
love the dress! i am currently obsessed with floral, and i just ordered a necklace like that from ebay
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Ebay rocks. So does florals! I'm also addicted, obsessed, with both of them. need some serious rehabilitation :p
Lizzieandstyle
Lizzieandstyle on May 13
So Chic!!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Thank you so much!
sparrowandurchin
sparrowandurchin on May 13
So beautiful the dress is worth that love!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Indeed! Thank you!
vevevea
vevevea on May 13
lovely!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Thank you <3
magster
magster on May 13
i love the skirt :)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Thanks!
sabesabrina
sabesabrina on May 12
so graet picture
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Thank you :D
fashion_nerd
fashion_nerd on May 12
cute outfit!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Thanks a lot!
alba_carrillo
alba_carrillo on May 12
great find, i love when i find great thing online
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
I know, it's the best! Thank you :D
lala17
lala17 on May 12
this outfit looks stunning with your skin tone and your dark hair
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Wow, thank you wonderful!
cocoandvera
cocoandvera on May 12
Fabulous dress. Your hat is great, too.
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Thank you! I really appreciate that!
mycostumes
mycostumes on May 12
love the dress!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 15
Thank you! I do too! :D
thatstellanurse
thatstellanurse on May 12
that dress is truly beautiful. and a beautiful tale too!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you so much!
tealless
tealless on May 12
Lovely dress, lovely outfit, lovely you! Omg I soo love this entry of yours! :D Chic vote and favourite!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Wow, thank you so much! That's so sweet of you <3
Diamonddigger
Diamonddigger on May 12
stunning dress - worth the bidding war, haha! :)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Haha, indeed :D Thank you!
oliviabossert
oliviabossert on May 12
this is so so so pretty. omg the location, the dress, and your hat! it brings the "romanticness" of the outfit down to a bit more street :) love it
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you very much! :D I'm a sucker for romance :)
classietrashie
classietrashie on May 12
Aha such a cute story. And such a great dress!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you! I really appreciate that :)
BeverlyMun
BeverlyMun on May 12
Cute dress.. So Chic~~
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you <3
Annebeth
Annebeth on May 12
haha love the writing and you do look amazing! :)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thanks a lot, Annebeth :)
lilypad0303
lilypad0303 on May 11
Ebay does wonders <3 Loveee your dress and the necklace!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
It really does! Thank you so much for commenting :)
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on May 11
awesome outfit!! :)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you <3
little_vixen21
little_vixen21 on May 11
i love the skirt nice,, the cardigan is a perfect match :)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you :)
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on May 11
i love this!!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you very much :)
nnayo
nnayo on May 11
I love your story :) and the dress, of course
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you so much, nnayo !
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on May 11
stunning!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you!
9310751
9310751 on May 11
gorgeous dress
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you very much ;)
onirec
onirec on May 11
beautiful photo !!! love the outfit!!!! :D
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Wow, thank you so much!
jtodd
jtodd on May 11
nice! i love the look!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you :)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on May 11
love the dress!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you! I do too ;)
Isabellasfashion
Isabellasfashion on May 11
I love this, such fantastic photos and great look!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Oh, wow, thank you!
secondselfportrait
secondselfportrait on May 11
love the print !
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thanks, I do too :D
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on May 11
Love the dress!!! Chic outfit:)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you very much! :)
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on May 11
soo beautiful!!! an excellent ebay win, congrats!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Wow, thank you so much :D
FashionDIY
FashionDIY on May 11
Love the picture, love the outfit!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you very much :)
megan_tme
megan_tme on May 11
So it was YOU I was bidding against!! jk :) I can see why you fell in love, it is absolutely amazing.
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Hahaha, for sure :D Thank you, I adore it! :)
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on May 11
very pretty! love it :)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you so much <3
DonnaJo
DonnaJo on May 11
lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee this outfit!!! amazing boots and dress!!!!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Wow, thank you so so much ;D
earthgirlsareez
earthgirlsareez on May 11
so adorable in everyway. love the darkness with the flowers and scenery.
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you so much, I really appreciate that <3
HerNameIsMel
HerNameIsMel on May 11
LOVE THE PRINT & NECKLACE. <3
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you <3
amandromeda
amandromeda on May 11
adorable dress, especially with the boots.
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thanks a lot :D
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on May 11
very charming story, btw! =)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Haha, thanks :D
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on May 11
i love this outfit!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you!
DaintaBo
DaintaBo on May 11
Love It :)
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thank you so uch :D
shellbell
shellbell on May 11
fab.....great shot too
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
I meant :D of course :p
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on May 16
Thanks a lot! :d
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