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.