Monday, April 14, 2014

Ballerina Delight

 These last two months I have had some luck on Ebay locating some dresses that have been on my  wish list for some time.  The best part is, both dresses were under $100.  In March, it was a much sought after Tory Burch and now in April, it is the Laurence Maheo Bourgeois dress that was originally sold in Anthropologie back in 2012.        
 This dress had so many critiques about fit that even when it hit sale, because it was online only, I avoided it.  But the print is beautiful and something you only find in designers like Carolina Herrera so I did always regret not giving it a try when the price came crashing down.  I was surprised when on a whim, I typed the name of the dress on Ebay and it popped up with a make an offer option.    
As expected, it is a funny fit, but from the descriptions of the measurements I thought it could work for me and it does.  While on the subject of fit, because I had not straightened my hair, I decided to put it up for the picture, but could not reach behind my head to pop in a clip.  It does have its quirks.
 Although I have yet to wear it out, I paired it with mauve tights and boots for a quick picture.  When the time comes, I think it would be better to go bare legged with some fake tanner and it really does need a belt.                          
 While antiquing two weeks ago I came upon this lovely purple bracelet.  Because it was only the first of the month and I was already over budget shopping wise, I held off.  I did the right thing by walking away to think about it but now my thoughts keep traveling back to the art deco looking piece.  One of the employees said that the seller could take 10% off which would bring it down to $80.  They did not know the age of the piece but said that it was originally purchased in Georgia.                         


Dress: Anthropologie Bourgeois dress from L.P.O by Laurence Maheo from 2012.
Boots: Kathy Van Zeeland from QVC.
Tights: Vera Wang for Kohls.

10 comments:

  1. Oh I adore the print on that dress - I wish they had come out with a skirt version!

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    1. That would have been a great idea. A nice full skirt would have been more versatile and drawn more customers in.
      Have a great evening,
      Stacey

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    2. This is late but you can do what I did. Buy the dress on eBay (you can still find it) and cut the ill-fitting top off and make a skirt!

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  2. Ooooh! I own that dress. It is an odd, odd fit. I ended up loving it in the end, but no way can I move my arms in that dress without ripping it. I think it looks lovely on you. What a great score! I think it is nice to wait for something you love. It is so special. And I love that antique bracelet. It is beautiful! I am glad that you were able to get it on sale. I am sure that was a happy day! That blue bracelet is beautiful, too.

    Jenni

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  3. I did see you in the Ballerina dress and it reminded me that I really wanted to try and find it. I forgot to mention that both of my current Ebay purchases were new with tag, so that was an even bigger score. I haven't bought the bracelet yet so hopefully it will still be available by the time I get around to visiting that Antique store again.
    Have a great afternoon,
    Stacey

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  4. That print is so amazing. It almost makes me want to get the dress so I can turn it into a picture to put on the wall. That purple bracelet will go great with it!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. I agree that the bracelet would look nice with the dress.
      You should check Ebay for this dress from time to time. If you wanted to have it made into something else, you may be able to find a used one for a better price.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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  5. I absolutely love this dress. When it launched, I read that it was tight in the arms and was a woven fabric, so I knew it wouldn't be for me. But I love seeing how different women have styled it. It's such a dainty, feminine dress but is still so ladylike and chic. What a find!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. It has been fun to see the other bloggers styling of this dress. It is such a pretty fabric, but the reviews were scary and I think it was online only, which made the situation worse. I'm wondering if people lost interest in the dress because of this and that is why there was no competition on Ebay for it.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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  6. hi there
    I came upon your blog while doing a search for this dress. I saw a picture of it somewhere else but didn't know the name of the designer, luckily I found your blog. I'm considering purchasing this dress but I'm worried about the fit. if you don't mind, could you tell me what material the dress is made of? also, which size did you purchase, and what size do you wear? I'm looking at a medium online but if the fabric is not stretchy it probably won't fit me in the chest area. any info would be greatly appreciated. thank you so much.

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