Well, I caved today and bought the drape-neck cashmere dress that I’ve been hankering after from Pure Collection (www.purecollection.com)
It’s exactly what I was looking for earlier this year when I went on the hunt for a sweaterdress (before I compromised, and bought the puff-sleeved black dress from Donna Morgan, which didn’t quite meet my expections, and has since been retired) : long sleeves, draped neck, and a beautiful yarn that won’t make my skin crawl. I ended up getting it in the chocolate (to go with the red boots, y’all) and with the 15% off discount that I found (SAFEB, in case anyone else wants to fall off the wagon with me) it came to 173 quid, which should be around AUD$406.
Because it’s a total, ridiculous indulgence – both something I don’t really need, AND something I’m unlikely to be able to wear for 6 months – I’ve decided to be a Good Little Girl and cross off a corresponding amount of items from my Lemming-List.
Now, it can’t be things that I sort-of, maybe wanted, but things that I was pretty much definitely going to get, as soon as I talked myself around to it. Off the list with them. Because the cashmere dress is certainly not a necessity, and if I’ve decided I must have it, then I also have to make sacrifices.
So here we go:
1. PURE COLLECTION DRAPENECK CASHMERE SWEATER DRESS (AUD$406)=
1 x Custom-Made Holly Dress from myblackdress @ etsy (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15676472)
plus 1 x Yellow-Flowers Wallpaper Necklace from drawflowers @ etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17213059
plus 1 x two-in-one dress from Garinvaplus on eBay:
plus 1 x pair of Manhattan Boots from Ayla Boots:
Now, I do so love to live vicariously, so please go ahead and indulge yourself!
Ouch! Those Manhattan boots rock! Another site I ‘have’ to go check out now… lol….
Found your blog via the Vogue forums although I doubt if my posts are ever going to show up on there.
Anyway…. Looking forward to seeing a pic of the dress on when it arrives.
Hmmm, well Miss Lillipilli, I do hope there's now some room on your lemming list for a little Tango & James, I'm now on Etsy!!! – I hope you likey!
Cheers, Nina x
oh my, oh my, oh my! those manhattan boots – i think i LOVE them. more importantly, i think i NEED them! the dress was a fair trade off for sure, it is HOT, HOT, HOT! once again, a great find by miss lillipilli!
Nice boots, the Holly Dress would look fab on you.
I’m also one that follows your blog and love what you do.
Of course, Nina! I’ve got at least three things on my wish list right now – two of the ruff necklets, and a pair of the earrings!
Bec, Sarah et al – aren’t those boots the bomb? They were the hardest thing to take off my list. I desperately wanted some brown boots to wear over skinny jeans come winter, and I loved the buckles on these. eSperema got them in real life, and posted some pics up on Curvy Chic:
i have to ask – what the hell does lemming mean??
lol, it’s a phrase I picked up from one of my forums. The way I understand it, it’s when someone shares something they want, and you suddenly want it, need it, have to have it, too!
i live in my Manhattan boots.
Get more compliments on them than almost anything else I wear.
They killed my feet the first two times I wore em, but now I can go all day before I even feel a twinge.
(I know this post is old, but I saw my special boots and had to comment)
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A cashmere dress is a great idea for a fall.