It’s unusual for me to purchase a piece at full-price, the minute it hits the sales floor – especially over at Anthropologie. You may recall me posting on the Solstice dress back in June with my other Anthropologie dress reviews HERE.
As much as I loved the dress, I didn’t pull the trigger at the time, and instead purchased the Morgan Trench (styled up here).
A week or so went by, and I decided to return 3 sale pieces I had previously purchased and not worn, in exchange for the Solstice dress – still at full price. I know, but that’s how much I loved this dress!
*PS take 20%off full price this weekend at Anthro!*
I imagined styling the dress with these shoes, and piling on some Alexis Bittar frosting.
Ok, where did I think I was going?
Yes, these DVF Rinimi lace-up sandals are FABULOUS, and I did get them on sale at Haute Look (HERE); but what wedding, tea, brunch or special event did I think I was wearing them to? This can happen when you purchase for your “fantasy life” and not your everyday lifestyle. Sometimes I need to be reminded; I am a mom, living in suburbia, who vacations at the beach, and on a lake – not a socialite in NYC; with more events to attend, than I have clothes to wear them to.
Cut-to, with the vision for the dress as described; it has sat with the tags on, in my closet, for the last few weeks.
But, I love it.
The colors, the neckline, the cut, the length – its so silky and comfortable.
With no rooftop cocktail event in sight, I decided this dress could also be worn casual – heck, the catalog styled it with flip flops!
My real life: Italian dinner with the family in the kitchen of Buca di Bepo on a Saturday night; it was time to cut off the tags, and break out the dress!
Knowing it was going to be a chilly, later in the evening,
I grabbed my Anthro Morgan Trench (linked and reviewed HERE).
And layered on some Alexis Bittar bling.
I knew an ice-cream stroll would follow dinner, so walking shoes were a must – I didn’t want to be hobbling along miserably.
My Paul Green’Hana’ lace-up sandals fit the bill.
Truth be told, I think they look just a little heavy with the dress;
so the following day, I tried the dress on with my Michael Kors toe-ring sandals.
And Dolce Vita Lyndon Sandals (HERE)
Which shoe do you prefer?
Have you ever bought something, for an occasion in your “fantasy life”?
Do you find it difficult to shop for your “real life”?
So how about the DVF coral lace-ups? Are they keepers? Cute on at date night with denim?
Let me know your thoughts and drop me a line down below!
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