Friday, February 24, 2012


OK, so Ted seems to be taking a break from reading the blog (perhaps he was tired of reading about how cheap he was?) and I thought I'd take advantage by posting one of my recent purchases. Calypso St. Barth is one of my favorite stores, and when Ted and I lived on Grand Street in The Commune, my walk home from the parking lot conveniently took me past not one, not two, but three Calypso stores (For some reason Broome Street is Calypso central). Those were the halcyon days before we had children to suck up all our money, time, and energy, so I was a frequent visitor to all three establishments.

Now, sadly, I am relegated to shopping on the internet because who wants to haul two brats darling tots around Soho on a spare afternoon. Luckily for me, Calypso has a great website, and, more importantly, AMAZING sales. When I visit the website I don't even bother with the regular categories; I go straight to the sale section. The discounts are DEEP (as well they should be because frankly everything in that store is incredibly overpriced).

A recent visit garnered me this gem of a dress:
It came yesterday and is fully as incredible as it looks. Completely beaded, it shimmers when you move, and it's lined with layers of grey tulle so you're not flashing your hoo-ha to the world. But the best part? It started out at $550 (I KNOW! WTF??), was marked down to $299, AND they are having a 40% off sale. This beauty became mine for $179, which I know is a lot. I know. But you should see this dress. Of course, the only problem is that I don't really have the perfect shoes for it...

Here are some candidates:

Badgley Mischka

Nine West

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka


So what do you think? Which ones do you love? Which do you hate? Share in the comments! Unless you are beginning to feel Ted's pain, and are gaining some sort of understanding of where he's coming from, in which case, fuck off. No sharing for you! I get enough of that at home, thank you very much! But if you'd like to weigh in on the shoes, I'd LOVE to know what you think :)

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February 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM

What a gorgeous dress. i love the first shoes best, followed by the very last pair. TC builds stores for Calypso! In fact, he is going down to Charleston to build one. I asked him and he said he can hook you up with discounts etc.

February 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I need to know where you're going in the dress.
Then, I can make my decision!

February 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM

OMG, TC is my new favorite person. Besides you, of course. And Anita, sadly I have no where to wear this dress. Yet. I am going to make it my personal goal to either find an appropriate event, or vastly overdress for one.


February 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Oh --
How about these:

OR These:


February 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM

OMG, love the first ones! I just worry about open-toed shoes - I feel like my feet aren't ready for prime time, if you know what I mean.. The second ones are to die for!


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