Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Farmboy, fetch me that incredibly expensive dress.

I watched The Princess Bride for the 7000th time yesterday, and (as always) it's greatly impacted my life in a number of ways:

1. Please refer to me as Princess Buttercup from now on.
2. My boyfriend and I tried to go for a jog afterwards but ended up chasing each other around a park screaming, "Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! Prepare to die!"
3. My boyfriend and I also spent some time drafting out a "If it's Cary Elwes, it doesn't count" clause for our relationship.
4. I am already losing friends over my infuriating overuse of "Inconceivable!"
5. Instead of doing my homework, I spent like nine hours looking for princessy dresses online, like these:

This one's a little gothic, perfect for when I'm mourning the death of my true love at the hands of the Dread Pirate Roberts.
Roberto Cavalli, $3345

But when I find out he's alive, and has actually been posing as the Dread Pirate Roberts for five years, I can finally change into a happy princess dress like this one:

On a different note, is anyone else as bitter as I am that this shade of green has been usurped by the medical scrub industry and therefore, no matter how pretty the garment is, if it's this color you can't help thinking, if just for a second, "Oh that must be for formal surgeries."?
Milly, $385 (wait a second...a three digit price from netaporter? Inconceivable!)

Oops! Forgot that I still have to marry a murderous prince! Better go a little goth again:

Temperly London, $1292

Sometimes a princess has gotta dress down, go a little wild, show a little leg. For those occasions:

Matthew Williamson (my true love), $890

Temperley London, $1292 (this one might be my favorite)

Anna Sui, $426 (Inconceivable! God, that never gets old.)

And finally, an adorable princess dress from Anthropologie, at a sale price that pretty much proves a commenter's lament from yesterday that $300 dresses get marked down to $295:

$189, used to be $248. Oh wow I'm totally jumping for joy at the massive savings.

I need to start saving up for all of these dresses immediately so I can start wearing them to school and calling my professors "Farmboy." That would go over really well, I think.

All dresses except the one that's "on sale" are from netaporter.com


eunice said...

Like you I LOVE Princess Bride, I actually read the book first and liked it so much, then I discovered there was a movie, and it felt like the god's had smiled down upon me!
Anyways i love your blog also much like i loved the princess bride book ( i could not put it down and finished it in one day!) i can't go one day without reading your blog...the ref.'s to willow and judy blume books and love of kelis and coat obsessions...well all of it! So thank you for taking the time to write it...it makes my workday go by a lot quicker and yesterday when i saw a girl with early 90's grunge chunky heels on i thought about willow...so thanks...the blog is as we boricuas say, chevere!

Anonymous said...

I love the Princess Bride too!! I used to watch this movie every day... :P Can I just say "obsession"?? When I watch this movie with other people, they get really annoyed because I HAVE to say the lines. So, I understand. ;)

Anonymous said...

The host of You're the One That I Want wore the pink Anthropologie won in the last episode... Am I a serious dork? Of course.

Hypnotic Romance said...

Old Lady 1: Yes I attended her fromal surgery. The food was divine!
Old Lady 2: Really? Last week I attended a casual garden surgery. The tea was so-so.However, the roasted duck was quite delicious!

Candid Cool said...

i am in love w/ the 1st one

Anonymous said...

Never get involved in a land war in asia and never cross prada with dolce and gabbana!

Dread Pirate Roberto Cavalli said...

How did you make a blog that relates so well to an entire generation?!

shoegal said...

I love the Princess Bride! Not watched it for ages and forgot about the 'Inconceivable's!! Top post!

Jessica said...

I'm your biggest fan Nona! This has to be my fav...you and my brother are pretty much inconceivabble....not..hahaha joking I mean...yep.

eurobrat said...

I love The Princess Bride, I love this entry and I love you.

I ALSO LOVE THE MW DRESS! Oh my god. My name is Adeleine, I don't have that dress, prepare to die.


Stylefinder said...

Ooh, I love them all. The Princess Bride is my favorite movie! Now I want a princess dress...

I love your blog in its entireity...hook line and sinker, you got me.

daddylikeyblog said...

Eunice et al--
Thank you so much for the lovely compliments! Totally made my heart flutter. Thanks to you guys my self-esteem shot up, like, a thousand points.

Style Editor said...

Temperly is the best. Nice picks.

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