08 March 2013

Spending Freeze Temptations

For now, I am not allowed, under any circumstances, to spend a single cent. This is incredibly painful and saddening, but it must be done. To help ease the heartache (or just to share my misery with others) I rounded up a few of the lovely things that are tempting me the most on this snowy morning.

07 March 2013

Grad Garb : The Hunt for the Perfect Dress

I haven't been all that excited for my upcoming college graduation in May... until I realized it was the perfect excuse to buy a new dress. Pathetic? Absolutely. Excited? Definitely.

Luckily I only have about thirteen dollars in my bank account right now (not lying), so I haven't had the opportunity to impulse buy. Instead, I spent a ridiculous amount of time browsing online and collecting dresses that might fit the bill.

It's important that I (try) to remember the 12 May date, which is a struggle because I usually gravitate towards dark colours and heavy fabrics... not gonna fly in warm weather. I also want to make sure I buy a dress I'll get a lot of use out of for years to come-- so I'm mainly looking at higher-priced pieces in hopes they'll go on sale in a month or two. Ideally, I don't want to spend more than $200, buuuuut I've never been too good at following rules.

Grad Garb : The Hunt for the Perfect Dress

The printed Acne dress it tooootally not my usual style, but I spotted it in the last Net-a-Porter sale and fell inexplicably in love with it. When I spotted it again on the Outnet, I couldn't help but think it might be perfect.  

As for the cream lace Mulberry, well... you all know the intense relationship I have with Mulberry. This dress is certainly the most versatile of the lot-- I can even throw a sweater over it and wear it in the winter. And the belt? That's like a free gift with purchase.

Alice Temperley is another one of my designer crushes, and I can't get over the cuteness of this cheetah print dress. I think the neckline and snipped-in waist will be super flattering, and the jacquard fabric just looks so expensive and girly.

I saw this colorblocked Mara Hoffman on Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere a couple days ago and promptly died. I'm absolutely terrified of the side cut-outs (I'm a size 10, so I'm not sure if they will be flattering), but the pink-and-red colorblocking and midi peg skirt are insane. I've been dying to try a pink and red ensemble since Emma Stone wore that incredible Giambattista Valli get-up.

I think the printed See by Chloe dress is my favorite of the bunch. I don't have a lot of printed things in my closet, but this instantly caught my eye. I absolutely love the soft v-neck and the draping at the waist, but the fact that this dress is jersey sealed its place in my heart. Bright, different, AND comfy? Sign me up.

My hopes are that some (or all, whateva) of these gorgeous dresses will go on sale soon and I'll be able to grab one to wear to graduation. Of course, that means I have to put my credit card away for a while in order to save up, but... well, I'll try. I also set up a Pinterest board to keep track of my favorites, and you'll find a few more of my picks there.

Which is your favorite? Have you spotted a gorgeous dress you think I should add? Help me choose!

xxoo, Molly