Trying Out a Unique Vintage “Catch of the Day” Dress
Dress (Similar here & here) | Cardigan | Keds | Bag | Sunglasses | Earrings
This dress came from my very first time participating in Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day” sale event. I only recently discovered this sale, even though they’ve been doing it for eons. ModCloth hosts a similar type of sale called their “Stylish Surprise” sale. And if you haven’t heard of either of these fun sales, let me explain…
How Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day” Sale Works
The “Catch of the Day” sale is basically Unique Vintage’s end of the season “grab bag” that happens a couple times a year. You pay anywhere from $5-$25 and choose a mystery item. Unique Vintage has categories such as dresses, formal wear, tops, bottoms, shoes, swimwear and accessories. So, you select your size and your specific category of the mystery item, and then you wait to see what comes in the mail! (And they actually have some categories left yet! Click here to check it out.)
You have no idea exactly what item you are getting from the category you select, other than it’s a pretty good chance it will be something from whatever season just ended, and it will be a HUGE discount from the original price tag. You also never know exactly when Unique Vintage is going to run a Catch of the Day sale, so you have to monitor your email at the end of the season for the announcement. (Or monitor my Twitter or Facebook!)
Now, some people love this sale (like me), and others hate it. It really depends on how open-minded you are about your style. I’m all for trying a different style, so these types of sales are a fun way to get me to be more adventurous in my clothing choices.
My Honest Thoughts on my 1st Catch of the Day Dress
Ok, honestly, this dress was pretty far from my personal style. The tie-up top is a bit too risqué for me, and I never buy anything with spaghetti straps because I refuse to wear strapless bras, haha. (Hence why I’m wearing a cardigan even though it was quite hot the day I snapped these photos!)
However, the flowy material and length of this dress are perfect for me, and the sizing was spot on. I wasn’t upset I spent $25 on this dress, as I do feel it is of decent quality…even if it isn’t quite my taste. That’s the risk you run when you buy these sales!
That being said, I also bought a top in this last Catch of the Day sale for $15, and I absolutely LOVE it. It was honestly exactly what I was hoping I would get, and it fits me PERFECTLY. I immediately wore it out to a dinner party the second I opened the package. I’ll be showing that one off soon!
This will be the last time for a while that I show such a warm-weather outfit. It’s crazy to think it was this hot in Moscow just a few short weeks ago, but today I needed a winter jacket and boots! It doesn’t look like the cold weather will be going anywhere anytime soon, so get ready for some more bundled up outfit posts.
*Side note, these photos were taken in Moscow’s famous Gorky Park! I’ll share more photos from there soon as well.
Had you heard of Unique Vintage’s Catch of the Day sale before this post? And if so, have you ever participated in it? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find it:
Dress: Unique Vintage’s Catch of the Day (Similar here, here & here)
Bag: Kate Spade
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Earrings: Old (Similar here)
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*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.
I’ve never taken the plunge on the catch of the day – but I do love the idea of taking a risk and being pushed outside of your style comfort zone. And at $25, the risk is pretty low and you could end up with something you love. Excited to see this amazing top you snagged!
You’ll have to give it a shot one day! It can be so much fun! 🙂 I’ll have to break out the top for the blog this weekend. It was such a good deal!
Such a great idea of sale, but it could be little bit risky.
I think that you look gorgeous in that dress even if it isn’t your style.
I can imagine how cold is in Russia now, because I live in Poland and the weather doesn’t look like the indian summer, as it should be in this time of year.
Have a wonderful day and stay warm!:)
Thank you! Oh yes, it can be a little risky for sure. Oooh, and you are having similar weather to us. It’s been raining a lot too, so it feels even colder than it is. Hope you’re staying warm too! 🙂
OH WOW LINDSEY, WHAT A DELICIOUS LOOK, LOVE YOUR DRESS STYLED WITH THAT RED CARDIGAN, YOU LOOK MARVELOUS, HONEY, I SIMPLY LOVE IT WITH SOCKLESS WHITE KEDS, SO CUTE, SO CHIC, SUCH TENDENCY AND COMFY WAY TO GO, OH SWEETIE, I DO LOVE TO WEAR KEDS WITHOUT SOCKS ALSO, YOU’RE GOING TO EXPLODE IN STYLE AND I AM GONNAAA SUUUPERRRR EXXXXXXXXXPLOOOOOODEEEE WITH TOO MUCH INSPIRATION!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!
Oh gosh, thank you so much!
It’s a shame it’s not the style you like as it’s very cute on you, and the red cardigan is a nice touch with it! I’m glad you had better luck with the top! 🙂 I’ve never ordered anything like this but it seems like a fun idea! 🙂
Hope that you are having a good start to your week so far 🙂
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Aw, thank you so much! It is a fun sale, you just have to be open-minded. 🙂 I hope you’re having a great week too!
What a cute look. You styled it perfectly. I need to look into ordering a grab bag. That would be so fun. Sometimes it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone and wear something is not your typical style. Those end up being some of the best outfits, since they take a lot more thinking for me. This location is also fabulous. I cannot wait to see more on it.
It can be really fun! I love getting out of my comfort zone a bit and having to get creative too. Thank you so much! 🙂
I think this idea would be great to get you out of your ruts when buying items. And then when they are things you normally don’t wear, to stretch your imagination on how to make them work!! Like this dress for example….you could easily wear a top or blouse under it to be more covered.
I keep thinking I’ll try this one day, but my closet needs cleaning out first…LOL
Thank you, Jodie! That’s a good idea. Haha, my closet could use some cleaning too.