Tuesday, March 1, 2011

'When Shall We Three Meet Again?'



When I first saw this dress on display in '08 at Lord and Taylor (in a mall in NJ), I absolutely loved it.  BUT...it was a few hundred dollars.  So, I shrugged my shoulders, strengthened my reserve, bade it farewell and walked away.  Months later, when searching for a dress for my friend's wedding, I noticed that the NY store had it marked down to next to nothing!  Alas, it was in black and not in my size.  So right there in the store, I 411ed the number to the NJ store where I initially saw this one and it was still there, last one! 







When happily purchasing the dress, I noticed, hanging behind the register, a huge runway poster with a model wearing this lace slip underneath it.  Of course I had to have it, and of course, the NJ Lord and Taylor didn't have it.  So, after calling the NY store and being told that it wasn't there, I traipsed to all the BCBG stores in NY but with no luck.  Luckily, I listened to my inner shopper and decided to try the NY Lord and Taylor anyway.  Just when I was giving up hope (searching the racks, I spotted it) and it too was marked down from over a hundred dollars!  Whew, yes, I was exhausted.....

Not sure when I'll be able to bring this beauty out again (since I keep buying new dresses for new occasions), but I may use the slip for some layering in the spring and summer.


How much trouble have you guys gone through to get something you absolutely had to have?










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What I'm Wearing:
Dress and lace slip:  BCBG Runway '08
Boots:  Victoria's Secret
YSL Ring
JCrew necklace

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68 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress
    such a great outfit

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  2. Whoa you are smoking hot in this dress. It is beautiful. I like how you paired it with the boots as well. The slip is divine. To find something I really wanted (Smokin Hot Essie Nailpolish) I've been in atleadt 15 Duane Reades, CVS's and Rickis in a 3 day time span! ugh and still to no avail!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  3. wow i didnt realize this was a dress it looks like a skirt and a top! it looks great on you!!

    <3 steffy
    www.steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow that dress is amazing! I love it. It's so SO gorgeous, I love the top part!

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  5. Wow, absolutely gorgeous detailing! It was definitely worth the wait and the slip is the perfect touch.

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  6. STUNNING skirt! and the ruffles with the satin top- soo sexy and stylish!

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  7. hot pics much? obviously it was meant to be! you were meant to have that dress! that's only happened to me once haha

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  8. Your photos are beautiful, and I find you very beautiful.

    I love your style, and this dress is sublime

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  9. I have been a terrible blogger lately! I have so much catching up to do.

    You look stunningly gorgeous. I think the lace slip was a great idea!

    jenniwells.blogspot.com

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  10. Gorgeous! The feather part is amazing! xx

    Aww, thank you so much dear! xx Looking forward to hear how it went!

    - Tran N // www.nobodygotstyle.blogspot.com

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  11. LOL talk about relentless..I love it!!! You look fab chica!
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  12. Stunning outfit..the skirt is just so gorgeous..I want it all..and great deal also..lucky u Darling.xo

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  13. you looks so sexy in this dress! its going to go really well with some evening shoes too! nice outfit!

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  14. i don't think i've ever gone through that much trouble, so i applaud you for you perseverance! the dress looks amazing on you and i LOVE the slip!

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  15. You worked it! I love these photos! great location too! I am always hunting down items. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes not!

    besos, lynn

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  16. You are rocking this look!! I love the detail on the skirt portion, the texture is just incredible! I also love the lace peeking out, how beautiful!!

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  17. wow. I love the dress but I don't like your boots in this outfit... but your dress is amazing =)


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  18. Go girl! Love this colour. Xxx

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  19. Lovely dress, especially the skirt which looks like a cross between petals and feathers...

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm now following you, follow me back? :)
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  20. Oh and PS - no I never found anyone to swap my DVF dress :( I guess it will continue to hang in my closet, collecting dust!

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  21. i love that textured skirt! it looks like feathers or dainty flower petals =)

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  22. That dress is really HOT! Love the skirt part!!! *.*

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  23. i love the skirt! you look fierce


    stop by sometime <3
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  24. what a cute dress....I totally shop the same way...I call write googlde search....but I almost always end up finding what I am look for.

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  25. omg..where have i been...(buried in piles of work!)...YOU LOOK H.O.T.! great post! =)

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  26. nice dress!
    i love your poses! so theathrical!
    awesome blog!

    sacheebombom.blog.com

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  27. I love the effect dat dress creates amazing. http:vernisaongle.blogspot.com

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  28. Love love this skirt!And got to say amazing photos dear!

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  29. what a nice look i love the skirt!!
    check out my milan fashion week:)
    kiss

    patchworkporter.blogspot.com

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  30. Can't believe that's a dress - looks like a skirt and top! The layered look of the bottom half is unreal! Oh, the things we do to get our hands on beautiful things!

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  31. WOW! that dress is perfect on you - love the beautiful detailing!

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  32. The skirt is so beautiful on this dress! Such gorgeous texture!

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  33. sure i'm following u too:)
    kiss

    patchworkporter.blogspot.com

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  34. Hey darling you look so sexy!!!
    This dress is perfect on you!
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  35. What a great outfit & how lucky you were to find it at an affordable price! I love the lace slip, I agree, it's perfect for layering.

    When I really want something, I'll call every possible store to hunt it down *gg* As long as I can finall get it, I'm fine :-D

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  36. Ohhh I love this, so cool!!

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  37. Love discovering new blog, and the way you put outfits together. I am now following you on bloglovin.
    Cheers.

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  38. Amazing style! Loooove your dress! <3

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  39. Incredible dress! Really like you have styled it with the boots x

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  40. what a great dress! it was totally worth all your work to get it!

    dash dot dotty

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  41. That dress is super cool, you were very lucky to find it! I love bcbg so much.

    And the place you took the pictures really is super cool!

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  42. Interesting skirt!

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.blogspot.com

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  43. That slip is awesome! What a great idea!

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  44. Oh MY GOD! This dress is incredible! Definitely worth all the trouble you went through!

    besos,

    ML

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  45. Following now, loving the skirt of that dress...x

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  46. oooh i love your outfit , i love your blog , you have a new follower xoxo

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  47. by far your pictures are getting better and better with each post. not only your pics but everything about them. from the outfits to the posing.
    xoxo
    mina

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  48. you look stunning! amazing dress and blog<3

    I'm following, I hope you'll follow me too<3

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  49. That is a sexy dress. With some high sexy killer shoes, this dress would be so hot!!!
    http://fashionmechic.blogspot.com/

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  50. This dress is fierce! Definitely worth all the trouble. Following you on blog lovin'... :)

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  51. this dress is perfect and u look so soooo pretty!!!!:)
    xoxoxoxo

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  52. LOVE this slip under the dress!!! adds an extra layer of cool!!! and i also love your boyfriends vintage raybans you have on!!! they are amazingggg!!! thank you, as always, for your amazing comments!!!

    xx
    ashley <3

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  53. such a fantastic find girl! this is so great for a wedding too, isn't it great when luck finds you? Have a sweet Monday.

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  54. YOU INSURED UP WITH YOUR BOOTS GOLDEN, sensuality FELINE

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