Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friday's Dilemma

This is a Pucci dress





that I am mad for. I just love everything about this dress. Ev. Ree. Thing. Mostly I love envisioning how smokin' hot I would look in it. I'd get myself some cutie-pie little flat gold sandals, comme ├ža


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to go with, and I'd be set.



This is a Pucci-like dress



that I think is pretty cute.

I am in need of day dresses for summer. The Pucci-like dress is very reasonably priced (click photo for link), I have no qualms about that price for a dress I would no doubt wear many times over the course of the 8-month Austin summer. The actual Pucci dress is more than ten times the price of the imposter, and is out of my range. Completely.

Sadly, the dilemma here is not whether I buy the Pucci-esque number versus the authentic one -- redhead's bank account says nothankyouplease to that. The dilemma is whether or not I would ever like the Pucci-esque dress enough to drive the original from my memory, or would it just lead to regret? Would I be able to look at it without thinking, "You're cute, but you're no Pucci, my friend"? Would it forever be like dating the best friend of the boy you really like because that was the closest you could get to him? You'll never really fall in love with the best friend. And most of the time you're with Mr. Second-Best, he just reminds you of Prince Charming and how you don't have him and eventually you start to resent Ol' Runner-Up and start treating him like you're a Heather and he's just some pimply guy you want to do your homework for you.

Or is it possible that by treating me well and flattering me and making everyone think I look good, Second Choice up there could make me forget my first love? Stranger things have happened.

I dunno. You tell me. There's a poll up at the top right corner of the blog -- tell me what you think.

And, I am definitely getting myself a pair of those cutie-pie flat gold sandals. (You can, too, click pic for link.) Those are wicked on sale, and that dress isn't the only thing that would look great with them...

Have a great weekend, everyone!




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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spy girl I like clothing as much as the next gal with 3 closets full. I enjoy some Pucci prints ,but I get the impression you would wear anything if Pucci's name was on it.A little too brand label follower for me! I wear a dress because I like it, not for the brand label. My quiz askes do you wear a dress for the label or because it looks great on you but rejct it because it is made by a no-body? YES___ NO___. I do like to rock boat do I not..Katie XO

StyleSpy said...

K -- once again, you have entirely missed the point...

Duchesse said...

"Pucci-like": just like Hermes-like for a scard: it never, ever works. I'd rather have a Pucci scarf than a 'like' dress. You would look indescribably stunning in that! My GF Alice wears her Mum's Pucci tunic, it is as fab today as 40 years ago.

Belle de Ville said...

In fashion I'm not always a purist. If the cut,color and fabric are flattering I would go for pucci-esque over pucci

Anonymous said...

Both dresses are great, but it's kind of apples and oranges. They give off completely different impressions, in my opinion. Maybe it's the length of the skirts, but the Pucci is really elegant, and the Pucci-esque is really cute. Maybe look for something a bit longer? Not that you can't rock a shorter skirt, cuz you've got great gams, girl!
Karen G.

StyleSpy said...

Duchesse -- who wouldn't I kill for some actual vintage Pucci. Too marvelous.

Belle -- the thing is, I just like the Pucci more, regardless of what the tag says. I'm not actually a complete label whore, despite what some seem to think, but I do think it's a better dress for a bunch of reasons...

Karen -- I think you've got something there. Yes, different vibes. And my legs are blushing!

madame suggia said...

Basically, what Anonymous said. I think both dresses, whilst sharing similar details, are actually totally different. So the question would seem to be...do you love the Pucci-esque just because it is a lovely dress? If so, get it, wear it, and enjoy. If it would always be a wanna-be Pucci in your eyes, then (IMHO) step away from the Pucci-esque, get yourself something totally different as your easy peasy summer frock and hope & pray that the real-deal Pucci turns up on deeeeeeeep discount near you soon.

sisty said...

I'm not sure if the first poster missed the point entirely...you did say yourself "You're no Pucci" as a criticism of the second dress.

But I see your point. If it were me, I'd go with the thing I truly love which, in most cases, is going to be the original. Not always, but in most cases. Just the fact that you can picture yourself regretting it, thinking and dreaming of the thing you really want, answers your question.

Bonjour Madame said...

The second dress is cutsey and not really pucci esque to me. That's just the first thought that comes to mind when I see it. I like the idea of a pucci scarf instead on a non pucci esque dress. Or hold out for the pucci. Or wait a month or two and you will probably find this exact dress marked way down like you always seem to do with your superior discount radar talent :)

Hold out.

Claudia said...

Hummmm.... I've voted for 'no', just because those crazy black criss crosses are annoying me. The top dress is a crazy gorgeous print, but really elegant - the botttom one shouts TOO MUCH!! at me. And I agree with sisty - if you're not sure.... you already know.

Glove Slap said...

The fake Pucci-- You're Just Not That Into It.

Elaine said...

The Pucci dress is just gorgeous. The cut, the colors, the neckline; everything about it is perfect. The other is nothing special. I might try it on if it were on the sale rack or if I needed something for a specific event and time was running out.

r r s said...

I think you should evaluate them seperately. How would you like the non-Pucci if you'd never seen the Pucci? If so, then buy it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it would make you forget about the Pucci, but that second dress is a cute breezy summer dress (I really like the back). Look at it this way, that dress would be care-free. . .you could eat tacos in it without spending the whole time worrying about a drip of sauce--that Pucci would be so dear that you might relegate it to special occasions only. I know I'd be stressed out wearing a four-digit (light colored)dress to dinner, and who needs stress when it's 105 degrees?
Melissa

Joann said...

Hey , I love the Pucci, but the other...not so much. Keep the dream alive , sister. Get those sandals and keep those eyes peeled for a Pucci on sale. You would rock the other but , alas, you would pine for the other.