Sunday, September 04, 2011

An Hermès dress

I've been meaning to show this dress on the blog all summer, as it's one of my favourites. When I was living in Sydney, I discovered an amazing, shoebox-sized boutique in my neighbourhood called Devela. It was full of high-end designer samples, end-of-the-line items, and vintage pieces, with most of the stock priced under $50!! Heaven! Especially since the shopping scene in Sydney is incredibly expensive compared to North America.

I think I paid about $40 for this Hermès dress. Being a grad student at the time, I couldn't afford to shop much but I'd stop in every two months or so to browse, usually managing to find something special (and light enough to bring home!). The store is also where I got my Gorman sundress and my Chanel top, both of which can be seen in this post. It was great retail therapy when one of my papers was driving me up the wall or just when I was missing B, my family and friends.

I asked B to get a shot of 'the back of my dress'. Now I know he meant well but this photo makes me laugh every time.
I've worn this dress to a couple of summer weddings.  Here's a shot of B and me at one of them:

 And here's another shot of my handsome fella wearing one of my favourite shirts of his. He hates being in photos so I'm taking advantage of what I've got!

Dress - Hermès
Yellow Cardigan - Talbots via Winners (also seen here and here)
Salmon cardigan - Thrifted (Coupé) (also seen here)
Shoes - Guess
Necklace - unclaimed from lost and found box
Bracelet - Diva
Earrings - Gifted


  1. Wow what a great deal on an AMAZING dress! It fits you perfectly too!! Awww you guys are such a cute couple!!!

  2. you look lovely dear :)


  3. I can't believe what a steal you got on that dress it's beautiful!

  4. Gotta love Hermes - and at that price you'd have been crazy NOT to buy it!

  5. The dress looks great on you. I actually really like the "back"shot. Men,,,,,,,,what are you going to do? By the way your fella is a cutie! Can't understand why that one doesn't like to be in pictures!
    Thanks for the visit. Stop on over anytime there is usually some humor thrown in the mix

  6. Forty dollars for an Hermes dress? You lucky, lucky girl, that's a steal and probably a once in a lifetime find, too! It doesn't hurt that it fits you a like a glove, either :) You look just gorgeous.

  7. First and foremost thank you for dropping in to say hello at Suitcase Vignettes. Nice to meet you Kat!! Secondly, this dress looks absolutely amazing on you. You are beautiful and your guy is handsome as well. Lastly, I found a Chanel dress for $5.99 at Goodwill, a classic black knit. I wore it for New Years Eve. A girl after my own heart finding crazy bargains...I would love to follow along with you!!! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  8. Those chicken wings look absolutely amazing. When I saw maple in the recipe, you had me:-) I love that dress and the yellow with it looks gorgeous. I never got your email. Here is my email address again and leave a comment with your email address and we can get the ball rolling. Looking forward to it.


  9. The Hermes dress is fabulous! I really like how both cardigans work so well with it. I especially like the great pop of colour in the yellow!


  10. Love the blue with the yellow cardi. That dress is amazing. As are your pool skills.


  11. Good Morning to ya! I have added you to my front page. So glad you are following along. Have a great day!!! Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  12. OMG Kat! I'm going to Sydney in November, you will have to tell me how to find that store!!

  13. Bent over like that…just came so hard!


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