I've been compulsively obsessing dreaming about this dress. For...months now. And I'm tempted, people. TEMPTED. However....there's this little problem of need vs. want vs. budget. Normally I can creatively figure a way around these types of problems, but the darn thing is $895. And totally unpractical for this mom's lifestyle. The PPW (price-per-wear) calculation is just not good.
Still. Gorgeous, no? It gives me heart palpitations. I want to wear it and twirl around and feel like the most glamorous girl in the world.
Now before I get readers throwing things and accusing me of deviating from our mom-friendly niche...let's try to translate this little bit of eye candy into something that less insane moms would actually wear.
(me being the more insane type of mom)
Dressy, Dressy, Dressy...but Wearable and Washable
Hello, blush-toned, pleated skirt for $100. I will pair you with a hubby-beater tank and metallic sandals. Happy, happy, happy.
Except I still have that darn post-partum pooch. (NOTE: Which would be hidden in the Halston dress....hmmmmm....)
Or, I can stick to T-bags' Ruched Halter Maxi dress. Totally flattering, totally pooch-hiding, totally washable, yet blush-y and long and glamorous. Like the Halston. (But not nearly as fabulous as the Halston. Boo.)
Approximating the Look...
For everyday, try throwing on a swingy little crop top over a hubby-beater tank. It'll echo the lines of the top of Halston's dress. To keep the vintage 70's vibe going, pair with flares.
All maxi skirts feel a bit glam, even Splendid's comfy-cozy version. Pairing it with a drapey blush tee is a very loose translation of the look. Think of Halston as the muse, if not the direct inspiration.
Check out more of Halston's gorgeous designs here.