So I talked my co-workers into a lolita tea party for halloween. I showed them some old lolita bibles I had and they loved the idea. Since I'm making good money these days I decided to finally buy my first dress.
I bought it, and got a huge deal on it (with shipping I paid $40 in total). And then I read the beware of ebay thread...and got really nervous. My seller wasn't on the list, but I was still concerned about quality and picture stealing.
My dress arrived today and I love it! The construction is rock solid, the fabric quality is really good (little worried about washing and drying though. It is cotton and shrinking is a concern) and it fits pretty well. A little tight in the bust area but that's normal for me. If I ever bought anything that fit exactly I think I'd die. Plus it might jump start my weight loss when the fiance goes to Iraq so I can fit into it better.
I tried it on in my office and flitted around in it. Everyone thought it was cute and I'm nuts, but hey, they knew that already.