I have got a confession to make: I am into hunting. I don’t mean living things, of course (far from it!) but to be more specific, I am into style hunting.
To me, a few things can compare to the pure excitement I experience when finding a clothing piece I love. Although I don’t consider myself a serial shopper at all, I spend a considerable amount of time browsing through my favourite fashion websites and apps, visiting vintage shops, antique markets, luxe and high street boutiques. As I have defended previously, the main secret behind an awesome wardrobe is time investment.
From my middle-twenties on (when I finally stopped drinking cheap rosé, making very questionable style choices, and being a total Zara shopaholic) I developed a healthier relationship with clothes. I had no words for it at the time but looking back now, I realize I made a transition into slow fashion, and as a result, my life quality improved a lot. Like in Carrie Bradshaw-finally-stopped-buying-designer-shoes-and-got-out-of-debt kind of improvement… Yes, guys—it was that bad.
The main consequence of my shopping habits change was a healthier savings account, but also a progressive closet upgrade. As time went by, less quantity mostly meant better quality. And I thought it would be a nice idea to start a brand fresh blog series, featuring all those astounding pieces I find out there.
Case on point, this amazeballs Chloé dress. This beautiful velvet-trimmed silk-crepon dress had been in my wishlist FOREVER. Partially because the initial three thousand pounds price tag was intimidating (and a bit of a cooler) to say the least, and partially because at the time it seemed to be out of stock mostly everywhere.
A few months ago and just as we entered lockdown here in the UK, I was checking my Vestiaire Collective app and browsing through the Chloé category when I suddenly found the dress. Now, for those of you who are not familiar with it, VC is a pre-loved and vintage website which specializes in the couture and luxury markets—and just so you know, it is my BFF these days (or it would be if it were a person and I could invite her over dinner or for cocktails every week, that’s how good she is…). But where was I…? Oh, yeah, THE dress.
As it happened, I found this marygold number in mint condition and with no visible signs of usage. As far as I know and given the fact it looks like brand new out of the store, it was probably only tried on or wore once and then sold. The best part? I only paid four hundred pounds, which is not even close to the original retail price!
The gown is pure silk, light and soft to the touch. As for the shade, it’s vibrant and yet delicate. The cut makes me think of all those gorgeous pieces I used to drool over while watching Downton Abbey. It feels like a second skin and it’s truly comfy to wear in warm weather. In one word, we are speaking perfection here folks. So let’s roll-on and proceed with my favourite part…
Time to introducing the five stars voting system!
In this occasion, I am giving this Fashion Find Friday five stars. Not only was the dress amazing in terms of condition and price tag, but the shipping was surprinsgly speedy. Vestiaire Collective has a wide selection of items stored in their central warehouse in Paris and it takes only a couple of days to reach you when shopping from Europe. Also, they check every item to be sure you are getting only what you pay for (no designer knockoffs there). What else could you ask for?
– OUTFIT –
Dress | Chloé (now on sale at My Theresa in capuccino colour option)
Bag | Vintage (similar Cult Gaia & Aspinal of London Hat Box Handbag)
Shoes | Deichmann pumps (last season, similar Reiss Paula Gold Leather Strappy Sandals)
Accessories | Accessorize Starburst Pearl and Crystal Headband
26 thoughts on “The Chloé Dress: Fashion Find Fridays”
A really beautiful dress – giving me 1920s vibes for sure!
Hi Lisa! Thank you very much. I love the 1920’s, so this dress is just down my alley.
You have to love the feeling when you hit on that great deal and the dress is not lacking in quality. I love that you bought this piece second-hand.
The colors and style are indeed deserving of five stars! What a dress to treasure. 🙂
I double-love it when it’s a second-hand find, actually. It’s a bit like hitting the jackpot, isn’t it?
That dress is luuuush! It’s so beautiful and the colour suits you so well.
Thank you Fleur. I haven’t been into vivid colours for too long but thanks to this dress, I changed my mind.
Wow……love the yellow dress. So lovely!
Thank you! It’s one of my favourite pieces at the moment.
Love your dress. ❤
Thank you, that’s very kind of you.
Confession time for me too: I’m not a fan of this one. Too fussy for my taste. But you look lovely in it anyway and if you love it that’s all that matters! Great bargain though, to find something you love at a fraction of its original cost. That’s awesome 🙂
I am rather particular about clothes and spend quite a lot of time curating my shopping list, so I feel super satisfied when I catch a good bargain.
Fabulous photos, you totally fit into the background..
Thank you very much! That’s very sweet of you. The background belowngs to the Tate Gallery, which is my favourite art gallery in London.
That is a really beautiful dress! Love the brightness of it, definitely one to warm up the season.
Thank you, that’s very kind of you! It’s a bit too thin to wear it over Christmas, unfortunately but perfect for warmer weather. 😊
It’s truly beautiful, indeed.
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Thank you. I will have a look to your blog too.
A really beautiful dress, i love the colour
Thank you! I think it’s the perfect yellow shade. 🤗
Classy and exclusive fashion outfit. .. thank you for sharing… 😍
Thank you so much! So glad to hear you appreciate it.
Beautiful dress, and beautiful you!! stunning and lovely colour choice in this fashion hunting find!
Thank you girl! I do love my fashion hunting!