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Adventures in Budgets, part 17

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Every time I've passed through my friendly neighborhood boutique Betsy Fisher in the past few months, I emerge convinced that this Hoss Intropia floor-grazing dress might be the most perfect maxi dress ever made. (So in love those detailed, handmade-quality pins it comes with… a great, unexpectedly quirky touch.) It's gone on sale for $408.75 on Net-a-Porter, but sadly, still completely and utterly out of the question.

24 comments :

Wendy said...

Its got the most gorgeous print, but you're right, too expensive still.

Jessie said...

Covet covet covet!

Manic Trout said...

I have to admit that at only 5'2" that dress scares and intimidates me endlessly due to how long it is, not intended for my height me thinks, sigh.

soon lee said...

it's lovely!

ms. spinach said...

ah, yes. probably not intended for someone who's 5'2". i haven't actually tried it on yet, but i'd have to say that, at nearly 5'11", I'd probably still have to wear it with heels to get it to the perfect, floor-grazing-but-not-dragging height.

Ammu said...

I love hoss intropia! Bought one of their dresses at their London boutique - and the shop staff were so sweet, they actually made alterations to the dress so it would fit better. And didn't charge me a penny more!

Ammu said...

I love hoss intropia! Bought one of their dresses at their London boutique - and the shop staff were so sweet, they actually made alterations to the dress so it would fit better. And didn't charge me a penny more!

Elaine said...

That is a lot of hand-sewing and poly-fil. I am going crazy just looking at it.

CoutureCarrie said...

OMG this dress is amazing! Today's NY Times Sunday Styles had a section on maxi dresses today and it made me want to run right out and buy one asap!

Choubelle said...

Go to TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Carlotte Russe and keep your eyes peeled for a black and white dress similar to this one because black and white is a lot more common in floral combinations than black and beige. Tea-stain the dress, and voila the black will be beige. Sew or glue on a black ribbon and create your own embellishments (which could be pretty fun using felt/cotton/cloth covered buttons etc.)and voila! A low budget solution. Also give ebay a try, I think you'll find a few black and white maxi dresses.

Hope this helped!
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Sal said...

I fear the en-stump-inating powers of the maxi dress, but even so ... this one is beyond beautiful. I'm a sucker for handmade detailing, too!

Cokito said...

Not so flattering once you try it on, seriously. I thougt it would be perfect for a wedding I'm having this summer, and fall in love with it just when I saw the catalogue, but when I went to the shop I was quite disapointed; besides, as far I was told, it doesn't come with the lovely pins...

babelfish said...

It would really suit you since you are tall, the brooch is wonderful! How about just getting the pin and accessorize it on something else?

-h of candid cool said...

that dress is beautiful

dr.lowem said...

oh gawd, i love the dress i dont care if i'm 5'11 or 4'11, i'll wear it no matter what, and still rawk it :)

renzze said...

I love that dress!!! It's gorgeous!

Isabella said...

Love the dress!!! I saw your picture and thought- It's like a Hoss dress! Here in Spain this brand is quite famous. But also expensive...

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