6.01.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Halston Heritage Stretch Jersey One Shoulder Mini Caftan on the Cheap

Dolls, to your left feast your eyes upon Halston Heritage’s haute Stretch Jersey One Shoulder Mini Caftan – the very same one that graced the form of Sarah Jessica Parker (aka Carrie Bradshaw) in Sex and the City 2 as she navigated the gorgeous foreign lands of Abu Dhabi (LIKE); to your right take a gander at eDressMe’s One Shoulder Peach Cocktail Dress (TRY).

(WHY?) Though constructed out of 100% polyester, as opposed to the 100% silk that makes up the Halston Heritage beauty; for $115.00, in comparison to the $325.00 price tag of the smoldering Halston number, it is every bit as perfect for helping a glamorous gal like yourself channel her inner Carrie Bradshaw – and at a price far more savory to the budget fashionista’s savings account!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this terrific Tuesday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Singer22 and eDressMe for the pictures.


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72 comments

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I'm going for the spendy one today. Love the color!

Diane said...

they look SO MUCH alike...give me the cheaper version.

Dancing Branflake said...

Now, I think the spendy version has better photography because the color looks richer, but I have a feeling they are the same in real life. I love a good Caftan. So relaxing yet chic.

Joanne said...

They look very much alike, so I'll opt for tightwad today. A nice summer look ...

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh that's the Carrie Bradshaw one!! I'd probably go all out & buy the real one because of the movie. I'm a sucker for movie stuff!!

Jammer said...

It's gorgeous! That was one of my faves from the movie...how is it possible that I want both right now haha

sylvie @ silver lining said...

LOVE this glamorous pink number. i also think halston's version is *just a little* more fabulous....and am trying to talk myself out of adding it to my dress collection.

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Josie said...

Tightwad for SURE -- they're almost identical! Possibly the best find yet, my dear!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

vicky h. said...

It might just be the angle in which the pictures were taken but I prefer the way the halston heritage falls!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

Theresa said...

The draping of the Halston Heritage one looks so perfect- I would dare not substitute it with the cheaper one, though that one is gorgeous as well. Sadly, neither of these is possible though. haha

CC said...

Wow, this is easily the best Tightwad Tuesday on your blog. Fab! :)
Xx

December said...

I don't think I could pull that frock off, without looking goofy.

Say, I did have a question though... I'll be about 4 mo pregnant when I head out to a fun romance writers convention. Its professional, yet sassy individual style is encouraged. Oh, and its in Orlando Fl, in August. (Swollen feet here I come)
Any thoughts or suggestions on how to dress for comfort, with the baby bump, yet not look like a shclubby whale.

Meg said...

I think for this one I would save up for the Halson. The drape is much better and the upgrade from polyester is silk is probably worth it.

S.Elisabeth said...

One hundred percent would go for the steal! Nice find!

Sara Lynn said...

Another perfect find! There are identical, I would go for the cheaper (again lol) for sure. Erika, this dress is like a blank slate for styling! I am already thinking of all the shoes and belts I would wear with it :)

Amanda Lee said...

i would take the splurge one! i love that the halston heritage one is more drapy and comes with a more elegant look! i think the other one might be a little too jersey for me! but great pick! i love this dress!

xx
a.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous find, darling!
I forgot all about Singer22!

xoxox,
CC

Melissa Blake said...

ERIKA!!! Why must you always tempt me with pink?? :)

Maddy said...

My pick is the Halston Heritage for sure. I have nothing against polyester,but something tells me that the glamourous effect would be taken down a few notches when compared to the silk piece.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Ooh I loved this in Sex and the City; it is such a lovely dress. I bet it feels WONDERFUL to wear. I could see myself wearing it by myself. In my apartment. While eating ice cream. And watching lifetime. Haha. OR out doing something fabulous! =)

Kris said...

Love that color!

Pixie Drive-In said...

Ohhh, I loved this look in SATC2!! I would get a dress like that in a heartbeat, with the turban.

I'm so happy you and you mom enjoyed my Marilyn post! I want to get a dvd boxset or something soon, so hopefully there will be more of her on my blog!

janettaylor said...

I love them both!

Style with Benefits said...

This was my fav look of Carrie's in the movie! Did you see it yet? Though I was a tad disappointed and thought the first one was better, the fashion was top-notch.

Fabulous find with the one from eDressMe!

xo, becs
p.s. do you want to exchange links? let me know! :)

Black Widow said...

gorgeous!

ellie said...

I think all I saw was her head-dress in the movie..and I overlooked the dress. I'm always for the thrifty. We do evolve and well, have mishaps with what we wear. I'm so clumsy..so why bother with the real expensive.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I adore this look- I think I'd def get the eDressMe one. It's so chic!! :)

Valerie said...

I've been obsessing over this dress for a while and how great that you found a budget version! I love it!

xo
Valerie

BonjourRomance said...

I have to choose the tightwad version, but a bit leary about the polyester in the summertime, it can be so hot! Looks perfect though. This is a great series you do.
Hope your week is off to a great start,
Mimi

Alicia said...

I loved this dress on Carrie. Great cheaper find. :)

Sootjeelina said...

Cool dress(es)!

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

AH said...

i'd have to spend on this one... the halston dress is divine!!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Halston Heritage does it for me;-)

ediot said...

hello darling!
what divine dresses. i like them both- but i do like thrifting.

xx ediot
www.ediot.org

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

I just love this dress and would wear it in a heart beat. I also found the real one on Rent the Runway for only $50 (for 4 days)! xo

Kristin said...

I pretty much swooning over every HH piece they featured in SATC 2!

Rachel said...

I'll definitely take the one from eDressMe. Both dresses look so similar, so I'd rather save some cash! :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love them both! But, to save money, I would pick up the dress from eDressMe.

Alice said...

Great pick as always Erica. Love the softness of the fabric and colour... Of course, as always, I would go for the cheaper version :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I can't decide...what a quandry!

Sherin said...

Both are so pretty and elegant! I really don't know which one to chose. I think I'll have to settle with both.

Mara said...

so pretty! This would make a great birthday dress but I don't think I could get it in time :(

Hope said...

Even though I have not seen sex and the city 2 yet, as soon as I saw the picture I thought, Carrie Bradshaw. :)

Leia said...

gorgeous dress & love your alternative as always!

Leah said...

The dress is so Carrie... I love it. Splurge or otherwise, this dress is definitely a great buy. xoxo

OceanDreams said...

I LOVE this dress and of course since the cheap one looks like the pricey one, it's a steal!

Jen said...

i'm gonna have to go with the tightwad. definitely picking the cheaper version! :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

They look VERY similar! But since I love Halston I'd go for the spendy one this time (-:

Clare said...

These are like dress twins!!! I am totally tightwadding it! ...but when do I not??

Nubiasnonsense said...

Both of them are great but I have to go with the Halston Heratige on this one lol

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Cuuute! Once again, great find :)

xoxo Maria

meg said...

Its such a great knock off! So cool to know.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is SUCH a fabulous dress, I think if I had a little bit of money right now I wouldn't hesitate to spend it on the edress version. Sigh. LOVE!!

Rick said...

OT:
when I was away for Memorial Day weekend, I saw a woman whose style reminded me so much of yours: her hairstyle, shades, smile, and yes, she even had on cowgirl boots you would have loved. Now if only I get to meet the "real you" in person! :)

Love the dresses. The tightwads rule of course :)

Elle said...

I adore the Halston Heritage dress and just don't think I could cheat on it with the look-alike... such a fabulous date dress though!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello my love! This dress is so glamourous and elegant. I actually like the expensive one more, and it doesn't seem like it's too much more. So I will take one of the Halston Heritage dress please!!! :)

xoxoxo
Rachel

Fashion Court said...

those are like IDENTICAL! love it! :o)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Today's a day for the expensive one! It just glows more than the cheaper one does and we all want to dress like Carrie :)

Sara Bentley said...

Think that I'm gonna have to say that I'll stick to the Halston one -- I can never say "no" to 100% silk :) and it's such a pretty color!!

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

nice comparison! as always! the colour is divine

nookie said...

if I can get something identical for less money, I'm gonna pick the cheaper version:)

WeShop said...

That Halston Heritage dress is to die for! xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

That may be my favorite Halston Heritage I've seen...and what a great lookalike! xxSAS

Emily said...

*gasp* i love this dress! I'd go for the real deal on this one :)

All Women Stalker said...

Hmmm this becomes a battle of fabrics for me, being a sewing enthusiast. Haha. I'd go spendy :)

monica said...

is this the fabulous one featured in sex and the city 2?

it's amazing

J. said...

I'd go crazy for almost any piece of Halston Heritage...if my pocket book let me...

Oana Roxana said...

Both of them are beautiful.Too beautiful to not have one of them.

Anonymous said...

I just got this gorgeous dress at http://www.paigingjoy.com They have several Halston dresses. I can't wait to get it next week!

c.stine said...

I just made my own version of this dress for a wedding I am going to this weekend! Check out my new blog with photos and a tutorial to make your own :)

http://twenty-six-dresses.blogspot.com/

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