Wednesday, August 1, 2012

currently craving: the one that got away


It's been quite some time since my last "Currently Craving" post, but that isn't to say I haven't been craving! Quite the opposite, actually. And given that the Olympics are now in full swing, I wanted to highlight one of my new favorite London-town designers -- Roksanda Ilincic. You may have seen me practically salivate over her work here, here and most recently yesterday's post included a dress of hers, which you can see here. What you may not know is that back in April, while in LA for the Lucky FABB conference, I tried on a blouse of hers with the most beautiful lantern bell sleeves (seen here) -- but opted to pass on it. I've since then regretted letting it go and now, having spotted this hot pink number (on sale!) with the same swoon-worthy sleeves, I don't think I can let myself make the same mistake twice!

So I turn it over to you, dear readers -- what do you think I should do? 

44 comments:

  1. Loving this dress - like loving!
    xo Krystin
    suburbanfauxpas.blogspot.com

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  2. I have seen this dress on people and I have ALWAYS loved it..the color those sleeves..if you can..DO!
    sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  3. You could totally rock this! xoxo

    Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  4. This dress is pretty much made for you! It's simple, bold with a majorrr fun factor! #ENABLER!

    <3 Amanda
    FashionableeMe
    Don't forget to enter my Birchbox giveaway!!

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  5. This dress is amazing, please don't pass it up!!

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  6. They say you should learn by your mistakes!! Buy buy buy!!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/
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  7. This would look so chic with a statement necklace or statement earrings! Buy! Buy!

    Amberly D'Anna
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  8. Oh wow!! It looks amazing!!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. this dress is STUN-NNNNN-NINGGG! ;) Your dark, perfect curls will look great with the hot pink... and the sleeves?! WOW! incredible.

    Go for it girl and WORK IT {as I know you will}

    Meaghann

    www.sealed-with-style.com

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  10. I can definitely see you in that dress! The colour is perfect for you, the proportions you can definitely rock, and it's on sale - don't wait another minute - get it! Wear it! Shoot it! Post it! :)

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  11. Beautiful color!!

    octoberchic.com

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  12. buy buy buy.

    xo,
    http://www.annacbie.com

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  13. I love it but it's still sooo expensive! The colour would be amazing on you but the fit on the model is a little loose round the middle... I'd say buy it, try it, then decide! don't regret it again!

    ♥ ThankFifi

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  14. her designs are impeccable and impossible to resist.... you only live once, live with no regrets!

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  15. Give the money to charity.

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  16. Love that dress. It´s totally hot. I think you should go for it.
    I would if I had the money :D
    xo

    glamDevils

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  17. This is a show stopper. This would look really nice on you.

    Tash
    http://style-isle.blogspot.ca/

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  18. Oh my gosh I want it!

    http://polkadotsandpencilskirts.blogspot.com/

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  19. cool dress!)

    Natalia, http://my-crazy-idea.blogspot.com

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  21. This is a must have!!

    http://thedarksideuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Wow, it better be pretty special for that amount of money! Having a mortgage to pay in San Francisco is splurge enough for me. How often would you really wear a fuchsia dress that is that distinctive? I'm all for spending major bucks on heels, I dress up for the office and wear them daily, but wow, that's what most people spend for a wedding dress.

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  24. I think you answered the question when you said "I don't think i can let myself make the same mistake twice" Go on girl, purchase that dress and be at ease with your decision when you ROCK the HELL out of it!

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  25. gorgeous dress! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  26. Well, I am not going to tell you what you should do because ultimately it's your decision. However, what I would do is think first and consider my options due to the fact that it's such a huge splurge. When I shop, I always try to compare prices. If I can get the same item at a lower price, then great. If not, I look for alternatives. If I can get a rendition of the same item at a lower price, it's so much easier on my wallet. But if money is not an option, then the decision is easy- go ahead and buy it. But before I make a purchase, I always try to justify why I need the item and how much use I would get out of it to get my money's worth. My mother always told me to think deep before you leap, lol...but regardless, it will look amazing on you if you do decide to buy it and we all would look forward to seeing it on your fabulous blog!

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  27. The dress is incredibly stunning - I love the color and the details on that dress. It's memorable, and not one you can wear often, but it is certainly a head-turner.

    I think if you love it enough, you should go for it. That dress can probably stand the test of season and time, given the right accessories and tailoring. My mom bought an incredible wardrobe in the 1990s from the major designers, and even though my dad had a fit when he saw the credit card bill, they've all stood the test of time. My sister and I tailored some of the pieces so they would fit our bodies (and removed all the terrible shoulder pads from that time!), and every time I wear it, I thank my mom for buying them! But, just to be fair, the colors she choose were more neutral, and we've been able to wear them on many occasions, and during the day as well.

    Hope this helps!

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    1. It totally does, thank you! Gotta love an awesome wardrobe from mom! I like to think that someday I'll pass off my clothes to a daughter, too! :)

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  28. love love the dress... the color is amazing!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

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  29. I agree with the other readers, you can totally rock this and we already know it will look amazing on you.

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  30. Over $1,000 is considered ON SALE? How much money do you make!?

    To a previous reader's comment, give the money to charity. That's insane that people spend that much on a single dress that they'll wear for one season.

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  31. This would look amazing on you! Me, I'd end up dippin a sleeve into a bowl of soup within the first hour of wearing it.

    eye-of-arms.blogspot.com

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  32. Go and get YOUR dress! It's waiting for you.

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  33. I love the colour on this dress! On sale is even better! :D

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  34. This made my list of favorite dresses from the Awards season. Ginnifer Goodwin wore it, and I featured it on my blog. I love teh color and the fit. This looks exactly like something that you would wear.
    Here's my post.
    http://fashionableteacher.onsugar.com/Ginnifer-Goodwin-Peoples-Choice-Awards-21284370

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  35. Wow amazing structure on this dress loves!

    http://fashionyard.blogspot.com

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  36. The dress looks horrible on the model but would probably look great on you. BUT, I think you should pass anyway and put the money into savings. This dress is too memorable to be so expensive.

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  37. http://www.peoplestylewatch.com/people/stylewatch/gallery/0,,20159269,00.html#21169628 ... the dress on Kelly Ripa and Ginnifer Goodwin. should look great on you!

    Shannon and Phebe

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  38. omg. that dress! i die. i am now craving it too.
    -london camille
    www.youngdumblove.com

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