Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Badgley Mischka Silk Tie Neck Dress

I really try not to write about things that are sold out, or only have a size 00 left or something, because what's the point? I also try not to post about things on Rue La La that often, because it's invitation-only and you can't buy the piece until you're a member. (I've mentioned Ruelala.com before, but in case you haven't heard of it: it's a discount shopping site that has two-day boutiques of a certain brand or designer, marked heavily down. If you want an invitation, just leave your email address in the comments and I'll hook you up.)

But I'm making an exception for this dress, because I'm more than a little in love with it. Made by Badgley Mischka, who is so far out of my price range it isn't even funny, this Fuchsia Silk Tie Neck Dress is $249, originally $680. I'm hugely into bright floral prints this summer, and this dress ups the ante by mixing in a bit of the current color-blocking trend. I love the flattering high waist and the silver O-ring at the halter, but I'm absolutely gaga for the sequins on the top.

I love how it's fun and glitzy but not Vegas Showgirl--you could easily wear this dress during the day, which isn't true of most sequined clothes. Sure, it's a little over the top; I can see the trophy wife of some Hollywood bigwig wearing this to a late lunch with her fellow cougers, but I can also see (a fantasy version of) me wearing this to a rocking rooftop party. Although I'd probably spent half the time yelling, "If you get Jell-O shots on my Badgley Mischka dress, I will push you off this roof!" The other half would be spent graciously accepting compliments and juggling my beaus (because in my fantasy, this party is held on the roof of Tara).


Emily said...

would love the rue lala invite:



trang said...

me too!



Wenjin Z said...

i would love an invitation, wenjinz@gmail.com. thank you so so much! I love your blog

Julia York said...

Invitations should be in your inbox right now! I hope you enjoy Ruelala, and thanks for reading our blog!

Zoë Moët said...

In your fantasy, the dress could be stain-proof (like dockers, but sooooo much prettier!)

Holly said...

oo la la rue la la... deal me in!

As per the fantasy; rooftop party, warm summer night, cute boys and you are the prettiest girl at the party. The dress is a little Casino but in a good way. I can see your trophy wife comments. It would be sublime on someone in their 20s.

HK said...

love that dress!


Noelle said...

i would love to be invited!! nedyer@gmail.com

thank you so much!