Since seeing the D&G AW09 collection earlier in the year, the colour purple has been playing on my mind. Rich jewel colours are in practically every shop on the high street in some form or another; from ruby reds to deep navy blue and emerald greens. But is the rich purples that are screaming festive season at me. I have a DIT graduation to go to on Saturday and a winter wedding the week before Christmas, I was determined to pick up a purple dress to wear to both. Imagine my utter delight then, when in the window of River Island I saw this divoon dress. (pic doesn’t do it too much justice)
I dashed inside, fingers crossed that the dress wouldn’t be as expensive as I had a sinking feeling it would be. My hopes were dashed, it was €84, I was bit gutted really, I had found a dress that matched exactly what I was looking for. I mean even the shapes are similar to the D&G one, and check out the curtain tie-back belt. Anyway, I guess the sales assistant saw my down-trodden mush and told me that there was another dress nearly the exact same for €30 and did I want to see it? Let me hear a hell yeah.
Apparently, she told me, River Island do this thing call a “Star Buy” where a particular item of clothing is reduced down (in this case by about €47) for a short period of time. So providing that they had my size, lady luck was at least looking in my direction. The cheapo version was only very slightly different from is pricey sister; no spider brooch, no tie-back belt (yay) and no frilly neckline. I grabbed my size and I now have a super duper dress for graduation on sat and chilly nuptials in December! I tried it on with a vintage hat and some leopard print tights.
I’ll wear shoes at the wedding, not my old faithfuls! I also attached a tiny gold leopard brooch to a faux fur stole to give the look a bit more vintage glam. More pics here on Her Apparel.
D&G runway images courtesy of Style.com