Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Obsession (and a plan)

Since I'm on a spending freeze while we work on the kitchen, I have really tried to limit even browsing for clothes, since I don't want to be tempted by anything. I even unsubscribed to many of the clothing store emails that I get in an effort to stay away from online shopping (my biggest vice!) Anyways, one must have slipped through because I got an email yesterday with this gorgeous little dress in it:

Via Calypso

I love everything - the eyelit, the ruffled neckline and of course, the pom pom fringe at the bottom! And yes, that is a $250 pricetag. Yikes. I tried to calm myself down by trying to think of what $250 would get me for the kitchen remodel - a new beautiful light fixture over my sink, shiny new pulls for our cabinets or even a new stainless steel microwave. So of course, I DID NOT hit "buy now", but I can't stop thinking about that dress.

So I came up with a plan. It shouldn't be too hard for me to find a similar dress - essentially it's a pretty basic eyelit dress. And when I was browsing at the fabric store last week, I noticed an entire rack of fun pom pom trim in tons of colors. My plan is to find a dress and then sew on the pom pom trim myself for a fun custom summer dress!!

I've started hunting out the regulars (Target, Gap, etc.) in hopes of finding an affordable eyelit dress under $50ish. But if anyone has seen one recently, please let me know! I'll be sure to post updates and the finished product if I can be successful in my mission! Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

That dress is too cute but I will not enable you...but that is what I do but...ahem. I think I saw something like that the other day at Target or Old Navy for like $25. I'm trying to come up with a down payment for a house so...I know all about the no shopping..despite the fact that i want that beautiful white maxi dress from Lilly P. Oh dear.

Annie said...

That is really pretty!!! Let us know if you find a cheaper alternative!!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

what a GREAT plan!!! I love your idea. That dress is FAB. and I'm sure you can make your creation look JUST AS GOOD for a lot less!! Good luck..if I see anything I'll send it your way! :)

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

Loving that dress! I hope you come into some "play" money soon so you can get it! I'll keep my eyes open for another version of it, though!

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