Thursday, 25 September 2008

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT


Ok, no, it's different.

See, the dress to the left is a Stop Staring dress that I really wanted and that fit me nicely except for in the back where the fabric was hanging strangely loose. Surely it would've been fixable somehow, but if you buy a dress for one-hundred-something euros the first thing you want to do is not to sit down by the sewingmachine, but to wear it straight away and hit town (in your nicest shoes and deep red lipstick).

Well, the dress to the right is from H&M and you can get it for 34,90€.
And oh yes I know, it's almost a crime to compare these two but there are still some similarities that might make me get over the "loss" of the Stop Staring dress. Perhaps. And for a dress under for 40 euros I'd be fine with sitting by the sewing machine making it a bit longer (adding some black fabric at the hem, with pleats in the middle or on the sides to give it a more 30's-like silhouette, would be qutie nice).

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First this post was only going to be about those two dresses, but as I was thinking about this I realized that I really do not need another dress. Ok, I have proclaimed that a girl can never have too many dresses yes, but my wardrobe certainly can. (For example, I have some dresses I have only worn once. And boxes full of stuff to be ebayed away, some of which I took nice photos of a year ago already. Still there.)

Remember K and her quest from this summer, about the shopping-ban? Well, she failed. Not miserably, but still failed. Now it's my turn. Sort of. (To try that is, not to fail).I put no more new clothes in my wardrobe until I get some out first! Then there is also the economical aspect related to this; I have some travels I want to do later this autumn. Selling some old stuff on ebay wont pay me a ticket too far I guess :) So - no eating out for a while either, I'm going to cook at home! Umm, for next week atleast. And on weekend it might be ok to dine out...
(oh I feel myself failing already).

14 comments:

Mrs Munster said...

The H&M dress is not the same but I think it's good substitute. And, yes girl can never have too many dresses. I've bought one already for next summer (too cold to wear it any more).

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Mrs.Munster : Ha! I've done that too sometimes, bought things almost a year in advance :)

Rhia said...

Stop Staring dress looks better, but with that kind of prise, i suppose H&M is ok substitute, though i have seen that dress on quite many people for example in Tyylitaivas, so its not very unique as it is...but however if you were going to alter it anyway, then why not =)

a cat of impossible colour said...

Haha, oh dear, I have that wardrobe problem too - just wrote about it yesterday, in fact.

Those dresses are so gorgeous - and the H&M one is definitely a good substitute. You can't go wrong at that price.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Rhia : somtimes I think it won't bother me that others could have the same dress, because I think it will look different on me anyway due to how I pair it and have my hair and so on but I don't know if that thinking actually would work for real :) If I'd change it it'd be more unique of course but now that I think about it I migh aswell jsut make myself a copy of the Stop Staring dress all the way from the g´beginning...

A Cat of Impossibel Colour : When I moved my wardrobe was quite well organized and there was space to fit everything. But then it was FULL. I've bought manhy nice dresses after that that I now have to squeeeze in :/

sueper said...

you would make both dress look great;)
and saving - I'm afraid I'm not to good at that either - so no tips from me!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Sueper: :)

casey said...

Both dresses are attractive in their own right (though I tend to favor the Stop Staring one--but I can only dream about buying those! lol!!). But then again, like you, I think a girl can never have too many dresses. Despite the fact that my closet is full to bursting with this particular garment--I keep buying them! lol.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Casey : Yes I know, I just can't resist a pretty dress if I see one...

Désirée said...

I am considering to buy the H&M dress too. I think it is nice for that price.

janina said...

I've been reading your blog a loooong time and I absolutely love your style! Clothes, hair, make-up, tattoos and everything :)

I also have the H&M dress, nice that you can find something like that from there. And always when I'm shopping and I see a nice dress I think "a girl can never have too many dresses". Or shoes ;)

Lady Melbourne said...

Thanks for the tip on the stop staring dress, I've often wondered what they look like on. I've wanted the 'Ashley' dress for ages but hover over my mouse wondering if it will look the same on me as it does on their model. Probably not!
LM
x

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Janina : Thanks!

Lady Melbourne : But then again I have the 40's glamour dress and it fits well - even though it's also a little bit big in the back. I think it's because the desses were cut for a bustier girl than me. I'm lucky to have a shop near me that sells some of their dresses so I had a chance to try them on!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

I'm planning to start the same frugality too. Soon. when I get back from my vintage shopping trip to the States and Japan, oh and after the redecorating..and those things I really need for spring.... hmmmm