in my dreams

January 20th, 2012

The first time I tried this dress on, it was on sale for 30 percent off, and I couldn’t even come close to justifying buying it.  Nonetheless, I was in love.  It was close enough to Christmas that I thought a second markdown might be a possibility, so I gave the saleswoman my number and told her to let me know if it was still around when the next sale hit.

She called me back that night — it was scheduled to get marked down to 60% off that weekend, and she could hold it for me if I still wanted it. 

Still, oh my gosh, we’re talking Balenciaga here.  This wasn’t exactly a Forever 21 or H&M impulse buy!  But I’ve really been making an effort to buy more investment pieces, things that I’ll have in ten or twenty years and still love. 

And for me, this dress was it.  Classic, elegant, simple as can be, but beautifully crafted.  My tailor took up the hem a little bit (I’m short), but other than that, in my mind, it’s pure perfection.

Balenciaga dress, gifted Falke tights, J. Crew (on sale!) and Alexis Bittar bracelets, gifted Payless heels (under $40!). 

Makeup: Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Duos (in Modern Mercury and Black Chrome); Estee Lauder Liquid Eye Liner in Black Quatz, Duralash individual false lashes, DIORSHOW mascara.

Tags: beauty · style

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pili // Jan 20, 2012 at 6:44 am

    What a gorgeous dress!

  • 2 Marissa N // Jan 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Beyond gorgeous back!

  • 3 Sara // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Omigosh, that dress is so gorgeous and amazing…!!! I think it was a good investment piece, and its classic but with a few twists! GOOD BUY!

  • 4 Marie-Eve // Jan 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I love sales !!!! You look absolutely stunning in that dress !

  • 5 Outside Looking In // Jan 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Nice choice!  You look gorgeous!!

  • 6 Tineey // Jan 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    what a gorge dress!

  • 7 Lyddiegal // Jan 21, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    That is so awesome the dress got marked down that very day! I think it was a great buy as you look stunning in it!

  • 8 Stacy // Jan 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Excellent investment piece! Multi-seasonal for Texas, too! Great choice!

  • 9 The Tiny Closet // Jan 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Great dress and amazing detail in the back!!

  • 10 Carly // Jan 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

    GORGEOUS dress…fits you to had to get it. It will be your go to for years to come.  I can envision this funky with tights and boots/maybe even belted and then it can take you to the most formal of weddings/events.
    GOOD BUY lady.

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