Bargainista Style; My $1,897 Alice + Olivia Voloshin Embellished Lace Dress...That Cost $119! | Le Hoarder
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bargainista Style; My $1,897 Alice + Olivia Voloshin Embellished Lace Dress...That Cost $119!

I can't tell you how many people asked to see more of my Alice + Olivia Voloshin dress. Thank you to my amazing reader, Julia who found the dress online so I could see that it retailed for a whopping $1,897. And to think I was mad that they priced it as a gown at the sample sale for $119 instead of a embellished dress for $99 LOL. Definitely worth the extra twenty bucks.
Once again it was unseasonably warm so I was able to step outside in short sleeves without a problem. My super talented niece, Meira, shot me so I didn't have to bug my poor husband or kids.

From head to toe:
  • Earrings: A.V. Max spiked ear climber, sample sale, $4
  • Eyes: Korres Volcanic Liner and Korres Professional Mascara, free (thanks Korres!)
  • Lips: MAC Victoriana, Isabel & Ruben Toledo collab, $17.50 (free with Nordstrom Notes)
  • Dress: Alice + Olivia Voloshin, sample sale, $119 (retail $1,897!)
  • Bracelet: A.V. Max beaded rocker jewel cuff, sample sale, $10 (retail $105!)
  • Bag: Maison Du Posh python skull clutch, Century 21, $46 (90% off sale - retailed for $1300!)
  • Shoes: Charlotte Olympia Agent Provocateur Bellatrix, sample sale, $150 (retail $895)

This look easily retailed for over $4,000 and it was $329 OOP for me :)

I also decided that going forward I'm gonna need a cropped black fur coat for this dress so I'm on the hunt.

Linking some of these pieces (and similar) for you to see how much other people actually paid for them LOL.

I think this dress may be my favorite sample sale find this year - and this year has been pretty amazing. I'll be sure to do a roundup of all my faves before the end of the year. For those who have been following along, what are your favorites?



  1. Yes definitely an insanely good find! And love the idea of cropped black fur with this! Such an amazing holiday dress; so special! Love the lip color too and shoes and jewels.... Basically all of it. :)


    1. Hahaha thanks Shira. I just got a ton of new furs and jackets and nothing solid black of course. And you know I'm never gonna find anything specific without paying close to retail...ugh. Next time cut out on work and join me at Alice and Olivia!

  2. Definitely worth the pandemonium!!!!!

  3. Wow - amazing!!! You're so good at shopping & finding deals!!!

    1. Thank you - it's what I do best :) Last night at the family Chanukah party I gave all the girls penny shoes and my brothers and nephew got penny Prada sunglasses LOL.

  4. You look amazing. That dress fits you like a glove! Simply Gorgeous!! Love the way you styles it

  5. I just looked the dress up and saw it has an open back! Love it even more now!!

    1. LOL - that's why I'm not showing my back LOL - wish it was closed. This 41 year old needs to wear a bra and I'm not talking about those weird stick ons or contraptions.

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you - it really is such a special piece. So happy to be sample size again :)

  7. I love the dress but that red tassel on your chest would bother me. So I would try and take it off! Just one in the middle would annoy me! Otherwise, it a great dress!

  8. It's an absolutely stunning dress!!! You look amazing, and as always, such fabulous prices! We should host our own fancy New Years party because I need a place to wear my Valentino dress I scored lol.

  9. Wow this dress is just gorgeous, and you look so beautiful in it! Your blonde hair makes all the red beads pop ! I love your chic! I just scored on a vintage fur bolero at Goodwill, and just did a post on it..I thrift store deals!

    BEst to you!
    Fashion and Travel

    1. Thank you Valerie! The Goodwills/thriftstores always overcharge in my area - fur coats they price at $200+ LOL. I'll go check your post out :)

  10. Wow what an awesome dress! and at such a great price!


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