Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Covet You, Bizarre Outfit

I can't get my mind off these two sweet pieces, neither of which I can even remotely afford. But wouldn't they look cute paired together?

This funny lobster dress:

(My mom is from Maine and we still go back there summers, so we have a family penchant for anything to do with lobsters).

And these reddish wedges:

They'd make your legs look long. Plus, you might even be able to walk in them (I barely ever wear heels because I feel super wobbly in them, like some gangly foal).

Anyone want to spot me (eeps!) $300? Or at least say a little prayer that the lobster dress goes on sale?

31 comments:

Lisa said...

I too adore that lobster dress from Anthro, but it just doesn't seem like something I could wear regularly. It doesn't mean I can't ogle it though.

tastymoog said...

Make your own! :) That's what I'm doing (a skirt or dress, haven't decided yet). I like the print, but the straps would most likely be problematic for me.

Kristin said...

I went insane over that dress when I saw it in the catalog, too! Maybe we can get a few gals together and do a little time-share thing? :o)

Honestly, I think I'm going to try to make something similar, like tastymoog suggests. The print is everything to the dress, so as long as I can find a print that makes me just as giddy, it shouldn't be too hard.

e. said...

Great suggestions above – if you can find a cute lobster print, I bet it would look great as one of your DYI skirts! Great covets though... :)

S@sha said...
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S@sha said...

As for the shoes, Clark's is selling a style that's very similar-- I just tried them on last weekend. Same top part, just less of a platform and a cork bottom instead of white. Not cheap at $90, but definitely cheaper than JCrew.
http://clarks.zappos.com/n/p/p/7616481/c/665.html

Molly said...

anthropolgie makes me so sad :( it's all so beautiful. I should have been a lawyer lol.

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

I JUST looked at that Anthro catalog last night and gushed over this lobsty dress to an uninterested husband, "But..it's lobsters! On a dress! Can't you see the amazing-ness of this?" He could not. But I'm glad all you gals do! I'm all for Kristin's time-share idea ;-)

Emily Kennedy said...

He he he! See the thing is, forget the dress and just go for the shoes! Not the same, but I'm totally getting two pairs of wedges from Payless with my next paycheck. Dude. They're totally walkable in comparison to heels. You will be so glad you did it.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Hey, you could totally make this dress. Follow the directions from Built by Wendy's dress book (around $20). Here's a lobster print fabric: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390154980843&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=80ef24fb1220a0b58fb067c0fff410ec&itemid=390154980843&ff4=263602_263622.

And I've been eying these at 6pm.com (very similar to your JCrews)
http://www.6pm.com/kork-ease-bette-french-pink
Kork ease is supposed to be mad comfy. The sizing is limited but I bet you could still find comparable shoes for way cheaper!

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

This link is nuts too: http://www.onboardfabrics.com/product_list.php?cat=11&scat=31

Shop T.O. Live said...

I think I'm kind of in love with that lobster dress too - it's so quirky! But I don't know if $300 could ever justify it! (I'll cross my fingers for a sale!)

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Lori said...

I want those shoes!!!!!

futurelint said...

Those shoes are awesome! My friend JJ (who is a girl BTW) thrifted a navy dress from J.Crew with white embroidered lobsters on it and I want to steal it every time she wears it!

What About Lunch said...

I was just scoping out the lobster dress at Anthropologie on Sunday! Definitely a sale buy, I'm keeping my eye on it, too :)
I am holding out for a pair of Swedish Hasbeens myself...

What About Lunch said...

Just saw a comment above about Clarks shoes... just bought a pair, T-straps, adorable, TOTALLY walkable, SUPER comfortable. Unbelievable. I am very wobbly on heels, even wedges, and these are so manageable.

Melanie said...

That dress is a riot -- I spent a couple weeks in Maine a while back and I know they are crazy about their lobsters! Nice summer dress & heel combo. Wow, the shoes actually look really comfy!


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Elaine said...

Eeek!! Pricey. I can totally see you in these!

Breanne said...

I would totally wear the lobster dress!!!

I have a thing for Maine and lobsters too. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! (Although I can't afford it right now either . . .)

daisychain said...

So amazing.

Jenny said...

The lobster dress is amazing. I'll hope for a sale because I want to snatch it up too!

Kelly said...

Oh man, that lobster dress is adorable. And those wedges are perfection. I need them!

bonjouritsjinah said...

I can't decide if I like the lobster dress! When I tried it on, though, my old coworkers tried to talk me into buying it, hehe.

As for the Crew shoes, you might be able to find a deal on similar Kork Ease wedges. I think their ~very similar~ pair is called the Ava?

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

oh those korkease wedges are awesome!! (but still sadly out of the budget for now...i'll keep dreaming).

caffeinerd said...

I enjoy the bizarre outfit! :) Oh, Anthro. Your pricetags upset us normal people.

MamaVee said...

love it. my in laws are cape codders and while I was never a big red white and blue person- I have begun to really dig outfits that can be worn at the Fourth of July parade. I saw this dress in the catalogue and immediately wanted it for the parade.

Only problem is I actually don't like lobsters. And you know that little thing called $.

SB said...

um. I'd say keep that money and use it for something a little less um. well. hm....

C said...

just get Rosa from Love at First Shop to loan you the dress for your Maine holiday...BTW, I highly recommend the book, "The Secret Life of Lobsters," if you have not already read it.

Maria said...

Oh, that dress will TOTALLY go on sale. Lobsters are not for everyone, and from what I hear the chest is a little tight for busty ladies. Thus, if you are patient, it shall be price-cut. Probably in half, even! Even a crazy Anthro-lover like me has learned to always wait. :)

LT said...

I've been coveting those wedges FOREVER it feels like... I've stayed strong so far, but it's getting harder to hold out!

loveisthemeasure said...

I have been obsessed with this dress ever since I saw it at Anthro a few weeks ago, but I agree--no chance I'm willing to pay that much for any one piece!

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