Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thief

This dress attracted a lot of attention in downtown Davis. One young man stopped me and said I ought to be arrested. For stealing. He didn’t get to tell me what I had stolen, because I giggled, thanked him, and walked on before he finished. As far as I’m concerned, the dress was the steal. I got it for $14 from a consignment shop in Woodland.


Dress, Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique. Shoes, Franco Sarto. Sunglasses, Girl Props. Earrings, Claire’s. Bracelets, Epcot Morocco nd Deb.

I love the asymmetrical cut, hourglass shape, and clever ruching (created with snaps!) The top is much too big though. (The excess fabric is mostly visible in the back.) Inspired by Sal’s recent tailoring post, I’m going to have the back taken in at the waist. Considering I bought this dress for less than 10% of its retail price, it’ll still be a steal after tailoring costs.

10 comments:

Cindy said...

I forgot to add on your last post that I love your wedding rings! Yours and Beefy's both.

annabananna said...

Was that a cheesy pickup line? Stealing his heart?
This is a fabulous dress!

Lola said...

WAAAAY awesome look on you. That ruching is fantastic.

maneruki said...

I really like it!

Stace said...

I love it when I can get to warehouse sales.

A couple of years ago I got an invite for Mexx warehouse sale. I managed to get three skirts for 15 euros instead of the 180 they should have been in the shops, and then spent 50 euros getting them tailored to fit (one was already fine, the other two they only had in a size bigger than mine). That and the other bargains I picked up that day make me want to go back - but the invites are just so hard to come by!

And even better, the skirts I had altered fit me better than they would if I had bought them from the shop at full price!

Amazing dress BTW :)

Stace

menopauselsupermodel said...

Really cute dress- interesting style but "plain" enough color wise to do loads with it!

Anonymous said...

Nice dress and great price! I love finds like that.

Thanks for the close up of the wedding band too - very nice! Are you planning on wearing your engagement rings with it? Or on other fingers now?

~J

Kasmira said...

I will alternate rings on that finger. But I'm wearing just the wedding band for the first few weeks, as I share the news with my customers and acquaintances.

mbbored said...

Ooh, what consignment shop in Woodland? My Sister's Closet?

Kasmira said...

Yes! My Sister's Closet! Love that place!