Welcome to I Actually Bought This, a series where we share our online-shopping successes of personally carted and coveted goods. Seriously — we have the receipts. Discover the IRL buys that surprised career product-hunters in our quests for the ultimate score.
Liz here, R29’s lifestyle market editor. I’m taking a break from my usual home to foodand travel programming for a departure into fashion land — because I actually bought the dress (that’s me on the left in this photo) on final sale for $53.29, wore it to a wedding, felt chic without trying too hard, and now need to shout it from the virtual rooftops. Warning: if you aren’t here for a good shopping success story, no harm no foul — we’ve got plenty of other shopping content for you.