December and February: Dressing room at last — anthropologie and Modcloth

A way, way, way overdue anthropologie post!

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I can’t find this on the website anymore! It was in the sale room last week, still over $100. I adore the amazing 40s-ness of it all–the bodice, the bow, the print, etc. If it was $70ish, I’d probably have gone for it. But I can’t even remember what size I tried on, just that I had to size down.

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Garden Glimmer Skirt with Lace Sleeve Pullover

The shirt should look familiar, since I bought it! My mom spotted it on a General Hospital character, and we loved it. The purple was sold out, but I love the black. I wore it to New York.

The skirt I only tried on to go with the top, but it really is a great skirt. I don’t need another one, so I passed it up, but it’s super cute.

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Modcloth Can You Bow-Lieve It?

Ohhhhhhhh I wanted these to work so badly. SO BADLY. It’s the perfect heel I’ve been trying to find for over a year, the color is fabulous, they are perfect. Except they are also snug in the toe, slop on the heel and are like ice skating on anything not carpeting. One of those things I could fix. All three, they had to go back. SO SAD.

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This I actually picked up on eBay! It’s a delightful 40s dress, much like the one above from anthropologie, and one I sort of had in mind to cosplay Agent Carter and/or a female 1940s Captain America. I never did exchange it, but it’s a bit big–I ignore the zipper and pull it over my head. But it doesn’t look bad, right? I still have a waist. It was only $15 or $20, so I could just buy the next size down and see how it works. Or just stick with this one. Dunno.

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Dotty Trumpet Skirt

This skirt is from 2012, and was passed on to me by a coworker. Isn’t it adorable?? I am waiting for a bit more spring-like weather to wear it.

These are from anthropologie just last week:

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Knit Field Jacket

HOW AMAZING IS THIS? I want it!!!! But I don’t need it at all!!! But I love it. Such gorgeous detailing and I love those buttons so hard.

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Regatta Skirt, size 6

Wishlisted so hard. I don’t need another skirt, either, but this one is just a dream. I adore the bright, cheery color, the nautical accents and check the back:

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Perfection, right? Love the Xs. Definitely needs to come home with me when it goes on sale.

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Mission Grove Body Wash

This was the only thing I bought this time around–$3, go me! It is AMAZING. The clove is incredible and the clementine so refreshing. There’s very few left, but I highly recommend it!

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Dressing Room Love

Oh, anthro. For so long now, our styles haven’t matched up. I intended a breeze through, largely to see if you were carring Besame makeup yet. And then I was there for an HOUR. A happy, joyful, expensive hour.

I got invited to Colorado for a weekend trip in a few weeks. I have a bunch of friends who live there, and there’s going to be a thing. So I needed something to wear to the thing. And I found so many wonderful options.

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Calendula Dress, size 4

This was a whim, it’s not thing appropriate. But I fell in love so so hard. It’s more fitted than I like – I could sit fine, but good posture is required and I could feel the dress. Not usually my favorite thing. But oh my God, how amazingly 50s is this????? If I ever went to fancy parties, I would need this dress and wear it every time. I might ebay stalk this one — I wish there had been a size 6 to try on, but it went from 4 to 10. And the 6 couldn’t look this perfect. It covered my bra and everything. Oh, SWOON, why don’t I have a life where I can dress like this???

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Sadie Tweet Shift, size 8

This is thing appropriate and made me feel so amazing and powerful. It has a 60s vibe to it that I really like — let me channel my inner Joan Holloway Harris. I don’t often wear shifts, but they flatter my figure really well. I should work on that. I would happily wear this to work, and totally will. Because it came home with me.

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Flounced Lace Dress, size 6

I liked this, but it didn’t lay right, and the lace had a huge hole ripped on the side. It’s very flirty, though, which I liked.

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Crosstown Dress, size small

This was the dress I spotted that made me start a dressing room. I fell in love at first sight. You all know my love for skater styles, and dude, long sleeves. How often does that happen? I felt like Peggy Carter when I wear this. I couldn’t stop beaming. (And while it’s mostly similar in color, sleeves and feel, the back scallops isn’t too far off from her neckline.) (And it’s by Sunday in Brooklyn, perfect.) And it’s super comfortable. So, yes. This one came home with me, too. It’s potentially thing appropriate, but honestly, I’ll probably go with the shift. And wear the hell out of this all winter.

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Courtland Shirt dress, size small

The saleslady got in on the action, giving me and Liss her thoughts and pulling this for me after realizing I had a retro aesthetic going. She called it I Love Lucy, and it’s so totally marvelous. I love wrap dresses, and this is constructed well. I strongly considered it, but the medium was a big baggy and the small rode up a bit in the back. If only it had an extra half inch of fabric in the waist, boo. It’s very me.

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Collared Beatrix Coat, size 8

As is this. OMG, right??? Is this not the most incredible coat in the entire world?? I fell in love so hard, I couldn’t stop spinning. My mom was helping me shop by text, and when she saw this, she offered to buy it for me. My defenses were down. I let her. I just love it so much. And the fur buttons off, leaving a gorgeous pale blue collar. And the inside is polka dotted. I just could cry I love it so much. It should be a dress coat, but I am wearing it as soon as the weather gets chilly again. It’s so amazingly thick and warm, I bet I can wear it to the upper 30s and still be able to walk. SWOON.

What made all of this possible was that the wonderful, sweet, helpful saleslady gave me a 25% off card. So the shift was 30% off because it was on sale, and the red dress and coat were each 25% off, saving me about $200. I was so grateful, and it was just so very kind of her. So, thanks, anthro lady, you are amazing.

This stop took up almost all my free time before my show, so I only got to hit TopShop to try on a top I’ve had my eye on for months:
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Tie Front Top, size 8

I want it in black, not striped, but it’s much shorter than I was thinking. I’d probably have to layer it to feel comfortable, even with higher waisted bottoms. I just love the lace up look SO MUCH and I can’t find it anywhere else. Ugh, decisions. Maybe if it goes on sale – I’ve had the tab open for months, I can keep it open, ha.

Yesterday was just such an awesome, amazing day. I felt more excited and energized than I have in months. Note to self: you love shopping and the theater. Don’t stay away!

8-10 September 2015: Autumn!

Ridiculously hot weekend, now appropriately cool. Unfortunately, that appropriately cool came in by way of thunderstorm. That I was caught in.

 

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Old Navy lace top, Old Navy Flirt capris, arrow necklace, Avengers charm bracelet, Aerosole sandals

Tuesday: still hot. I pretty much hid away all holiday weekend, directly in front of a fan, reading. Because it was in the 90s.

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anthropologie tie top, Old Navy Sweetheart skinny jeans, Mickey necklace, Avengers charm bracelet, Converse

Wednesday part 1: Drowned rat. Seriously. Rained so hard that I couldn’t even keep my eyes open in the force of it. I was at the consignment store when it hit and had to try and run the two blocks to work. It didn’t go well.

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Disney top, Old Navy rockstar jeggings, Mickey necklace, Avengers charm bracelet, forgot the name of the boots

I always shy away from these jeans. Should I continue to? They’re very comfy, but are they flattering?

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Zara dress, Victoria Secret leggings, Avengers charm bracelet, Keds

I’ve forgotten how to dress for 60s/70s. LOL I know I did a lot this summer, but in summery ways. Now I need to do it in autumnal ways. It’s always a transition.

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Gap top, Old Navy Flirt capris, anthropologie cardigan, Mickey necklace, Black Widow bracelet, Aerosole sandals

A better bridge to autumn, I think. 70s are still pretty pleasant. Sandals still work, I think.

Consignment fun:

 

 

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I bought the skirt, $6. It’s a little too big, but it’s just so perfectly 40s that I needed it. I love the sweater, which is Kate Spade, but it’s $50 and while the fit is nice, that bow is a little odd.

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I super loved the corsety/laceup of the waist, but it just fit too oddly, boo. I have been drooling over lace up everythings for quite some time. Which is why I am currently madly in love with Top Shop

Check LOOK at this amazing top:  Lace Up Top. It’s just like the one I fell in love with on Sally Draper last year on Mad Men, only not in purple. I really quite badly need it.

Let’s be honest, though. I want that whole damn outfit. I adore my JCrew button up skirt, and have been wanting to sew my own. They can’t be that hard, right?  But now they are buyable! Several here, more at H&M. I want, I want, I want.

And the shoes! Lace up shoes! I tried on ghillie style sandals last fall and loved them a lot, but they didn’t fit properly. I’ve been looking on and off since then, and now I can find some.

Also, block heels:  I don’t like the print or loafter style, but these block heels in a pump style are exactly what I’ve been wanting for over a year. Very 60s/70s.

My mom has always said I was pretty good at predicting trends and trying to find them a season or two before fashion catches up to me, ha. I am very delighted that I apparently still have the knack. But I am in a low spending period because of the Christmas/NYC in January double whammy, augh. It’s sort of heart breaking. So far, Forever 21 hasn’t picked up on this trend, but I’m definitely getting that first top, and definitely wanting to check out what cheap stuff H&M has, too. But augh, timing!!

 

 

7, 9, 10 February 2015: Having Fun

I’ve never cared much about Valentine’s Day as a holiday, but I really love  good excuse to dress thematically!

Saturday didn’t count.

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Dalek Snowman tee, JCrew button skirt, SockDreams knee highs, BoC Canty Booties

Saturday work day! I started with a cardigan over this, but shed it most of the day. No one noticed the Dalek, boo. But I also wanted to show off my cute (and very cheap) new colored bobby pins from Sephora. They hold incredibly well, I’m so pleased.

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And now on to thematic.

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Loft Sunkissed Tee, Kate Spade beaded cardigan, Old Navy Flirt skirt, Old Navy tights, vintage sweater clip, XO Crown necklace, Biviel T-Strap heels

I’ve gotten into big style ruts this winter, practically afraid of my own closet. I’m trying to break through that and pull out items I love but haven’t worn.

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Aww, yay, I love when an outfit comes out looking exactly how I want it!! If this could be my uniform (sweater with circle skirt and booties with hairband), I would be happy. I want more wide hairbands like this.

I stopped at the consignment store at lunch for a pick me up. There wasn’t much good there, but I found these two:

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I sort of like it. But I don’t love it? The boxy fall, maybe? Bit low cut? But I like the dots and tie. I don’t love it, so it’s probably a no go.

But really, I’m mostly sad I don’t have the life to pull this one off:

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PINK SEQUINS. I mean, come ON. It’s awesome! It’s just the tiniest bit too big, but I love it madly. But even for $15, I do not have the life to support this. Unfortunately. But I’ll always have the picture.

Anthropologie dressing room!

My friend Liss and I met for lunch at the mall last weekend, which obviously meant walking through stores, too. Yes, I was at the same mall the weekend before that. Yes, I hit many of the same stores. Roll with it.

I am loving anthropologie’s autumn offerings so far – lots of cute dresses and fit and flare. One dress I’d loved last week moved to the sale room. I debated on trying it on – the back didn’t look feasible – but after my friend grabbed some things to try on, I did too. And then a few others. (And we wondered where the missing hour went!)

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Composed Pintuck Buttondown, size 8

A world of no! Cute print, but super odd fit.

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Brenna dress,  size 8 (I think – maybe 6)

I like the colors, and the flash of white (several of the dresses had rolled sleeves, though not on the website or in a second store. Likely a salelady preference), but it was pretty bulky and didn’t flow very well on me.

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Radiant Weave scarf

Left in the dressing room for me to try on with the dress. I like it, lovely colors, but way too expensive and the gold doesn’t flatter my skin tone.

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Chelan dress, size 8

I keep getting drawn to this one. I love the colors, the print, the mesh bodice, and the neckline is absolute perfection. But as much as I love the individual pieces, I don’t think it comes together into anything special on me.

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Lower cut lining on it than I realized until just now! Anyway, this closeup is for the belt. On sale for $20, plus $20 off. I love it and it’s now mine.

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I can’t find this dress on the site and my google is failing me, but it’s Maeve and it’s on sale for $80. I tried a medium and then went down to a small. I like the print, but the neckline isn’t great and it’s a bit bulky.

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Pleated Matilija dress, size 6

This is the dress that led to all the tryons. It was down to $65, so I had to try. The 8 made the bar too loose and showed my bra, but the 6 hit exactly right. I fell in love with it. I think I can wear it through a bit of autumn, playing up the dark green and maybe some red. It came home with me.

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West Street Shirtdress, medium

I love the pattern and style, but it wouldn’t lay right at all. It’s all bunchy in the back. So weird.

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Gallery Row dress, size 8

Another Plenty by Tracy Reese. I love her. But where is my shot of the dress without the crinoline showing? Weird. Anyway, as much as I loved the style and print (doesn’t it feel very Fourth of July?), it made me feel very hippy. As in wide, not flower loving.

And then yesterday, Crystal and I discovered that we were a block or two away from what has to be one of the biggest anthropologies in the world. It’s in an old American Girl building, and it was incredible. SO MANY SALES PIECES. A shoe wall! An entire home furnishings wing! We wandered for a good hour and tried things on.

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Pointelle Midi Pullover, small

I’m torn on this. It’s boxy, and much too short in front, But I like the color and the buttons up the back. Ultimately, it’s not for me. But it’s a very cute sweater and that seems to be an anthro trend this season. Very cute, lacy sweaters.

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Speckled Plaid Skirt, size 8

Another Plenty by Tracy Reese, another with a crinoline. I was drawn to this immediately. I took my usual size 8 (and now I see the website says to size up), but I think it was actually too big. I feel like it’s not falling properly on my waist and I look wide.

I tried untucking my top and that helped a bit with the proportions.

 

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And then I tried pinching off an inch or inch and a half, and I think that helped.

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So next time I’ll try it on in a 6. I love the plaid and the colors and the crinoline, but it may just not be my skirt.

But seriously: HUGE store.

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This was less than half of the lower level. It’s hard to convey how far back and around it went. It was, basically, 7 or 8 rooms, plus the fitting rooms, and then the top floor. Crazy.

I saw this mannequin in a different store, and I keep thinking about it. The proportions of the heavy sweater and circle skirt feel weird, but I kind of like it.

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H&M dressing room

Friends, I have a dilemma. That Mompoa dress I got for cheap? I got a message earlier this week that it got stained at shipping, and they brought it to a dry cleaner and would let me know. Then they messaged that the stains didn’t come out, and sent a photo of one – there are four on the hem. It didn’t photograph strongly, but she said they’re noticeable. I can either take it or get a full refund. I am SO TORN. Will I ever find it that cheap in my size again? But stained! On the hem, though. Is this a scam? She’s got hundreds of solid ratings, though! Ugh ugh ugh. What do I do?

Meanwhile, my friend Anne and I hit the mall today. Anthro’s sale section is 20% of sale price, but nothing there appealed. I found a belt I loved, and it fit, but it didn’t snap. Ugh. There were several very cute new things, though; their fall clothes match my fit and flare style pretty well. And I did find some potentials at H&M –

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I don’t have a forest green, and it’s a lovely heathered color. I need to go through my closet and see what it would go with. I like this raspberry a lot, too, but I think it’s similar in color to my Loft tie one – but the ties are often annoying, so maybe it would be good to get another option? Check how they’re styling them:

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Layered! Man, I’ve never even been able to layer tanks because it feels like a waste, ha. But it is sort of cute. I like the color combos. They had an orange I would have bought in a heartbeat had it been in my size, but there was only a single large left. Sigh.

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(small)

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(Medium)
I like the sparkly grey, but I’m not sure on sizing. I tend towards prefering more form fitting, but it’s meant to look more like the medium, I think. I think I like the fall at the hem of the small, though. Less wrinkly. Hmmm.

They also had some cute accessories I’m eyeing – infinity sign necklace, polka dotted hairband, Rapunzel-esque floral hairband, etc. I’m headed back to the mall next week, so I have time to think.

Also, tonight is the debut of the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who, hence the shirt. I am SO EXCITED. I’m going to see it in theaters on Monday, too. I had lovely fun conversations about it with several Lush salespeople today, hee.

 

Retail therapy dressing room

This week sucks. So I went and tried on pretty clothes on my dinner break.

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I’m tempted by this one. It’s fitted enough that I’m not sure what I could wear under it…sleeveless and tanks, mostly. But it’s sparkly and flouncy. But I won’t buy it until I have an outfit or two in mind, and I can’t think of one yet. Ideas?

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This I mostly tried on because it was Trina Turk. I love the color, but it’s too long to be useful for me.

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I default to green tops. I love green, and I love this sweater. I think it’s too long and too fitted at the hips, though. Doesn’t balance me well, and limits bottoms. But what a gorgeous Kelly green!

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This was quite cheap BCBGeneration. I loved it, it fit perfectly, but ugh, even a strapless bra would show. Whyyyyyyyyy? Not fair.

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Oh, my God, I fell in love with this dress. It’s so perfect and beautiful and retro and fitted. And there’s no way I could wear it to work and where else do I go? Heartbreak. But at least I’ll always have the picture.

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Same with this dress. Less cleavagey, but still not for work. I am absolutely crazy for this pattern and color, though. And the skirt!! It’s perfect. except for how it doesn’t match my life. Sigh. At least it was a little snug when I sat down. I’ll keep telling myself that.

Oh, you guys. This was in the dress section, and I like Betsey Johnson and it was cheap, so I tried it on for funsies.

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Yeah. Not a dress. I realized that when I pulled it off the hanger and cracked up. But hey! It did fit perfectly, even being so form fitting!! Oh, God, I can’t believe I was wearing a….jumpsuit? Romper? I don’t even quite know what to call it.

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This is what I bought, and I love it. It’s not off center on the hanger, so I assume I’ll put it on better next time, ha. But it’s a good length and I love the collar, and it should go with just about every bottom I have. Yay!

Modcloth Goodies!

I got my Surprise Sale swag awhile back, but I guess you can tell there were no standouts because it’s taken forever to post. In fact, what pushed this post was the amazing dress I bought in the last sale. Remember when I said I wouldn’t spend more than $20 on a DisneyBounding item? I, um, meant after this.

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Winter Wanderland dress! Isn’t this amazing? I got a large, because it was the last one, and a medium would have fit better in the chest, but whatever. It’s sparkly snowflakes. And that means I get to dress in the spirit of Elsa, and that is awesome.

Also, we’re doing a Frozen sing-a-long in August, and I am set, outfit wise. I was feeling a tiny bit of buyer’s remorse (it was $109, I got 30% off, and then I had a credit and further discount, but still. It’s not super wearable outside of certain circumstances), but once I got it on, it was hard to make myself take it off again, hee.

The shoes, though, that is sad:

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Best of Times Heel in grey

These are exactly the shoe I’ve been wanting for ages – retro, ties across the top, two tone. Sheer perfection. Except they are too wide. My foot doesn’t come close to touching the top of the shoe, and the footbed is so hard it hurt just walking around my apartment. I am so, so sad. I guess I could try inserts, but I don’t think these are meant for me.

And now the spring Stylish Surprises:

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Hello, ruffles. I look like a wood nymph. I don’t think it’s me. I’ve been too lazy to give it away or bring it to the consignment store. Also, I want it to work, so, there’s that. But I don’t think it does.

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Since the apparel was $10, my parents ordered me one, too! This is what I got from them. MORE RUFFLES. I think I actually like this one a lot. I think it’s a bit big, and I’d sort of like to sew some fake straps to make me feel like it won’t fall down, but I do sort of like it. Thoughts?

This is my entire haul:

 

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I’ve never really been a Tom’s sort of person, the square look never looks right to me, but I fell in love with these lace shoes. And despite trying to stretch it for days, they are too small. So I haven’t done anything with them, either, but I need to. SIGH.

And this scarf. Cowl? It’s very very weird. It’s hollow, like a cowl, but it’s long, like a scarf. I do not know how to wear it!! I can bunch it and wear it as a cowl, but it makes me giggle. See?

 

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25 April 2014: Sound of…Whoops

So, last December when I was helping my grandmother in the hospital, tickets for The Sound of Music stage show came up on Goldstar. I needed something to look forward to and so I did some comfort shopping and bought a ticket, floor, to the preview. Fast forward a few months and I realize that I never did check the train schedule to see how it meshed with the show. Turns out, not well! So I stressed and worried and finally figured out a plan. Thus prepared, I went to pick up my ticket for tonight’s show.

They didn’t have my ticket.

Cue an entire afternoon emailing with Goldstar’s customer service. Amy was lovely and friendly and super apologetic and helped me get a seat for Sunday instead. (Seriously, fantastic customer service.) And while we did all that, I tried on clothes at anthro to see what I liked for when my birthday discount goes into effect and hung out at Argo Tea with an amazing green tea ginger twist. And this is what I wore:

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Kate Spade Elliana Orchid dress, Kate Spade chunky necklace, JCrew Jackie cardigan, Old Navy tights, Crown Vintage booties

These boots have always been so comfortable, but not for today’s marathon walking! Good to know.

Meanwhile, over at anthro, they were out of a lot of sizes. I ended up with off-size things that actually fit mostly okay. Either things are running small or I am running big. I know which I’d prefer.

 

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Laced Verbena Dress, size 10, $198

They went from a size 2 to a 10, sigh. I think an 8 would be perfect – this fit my chest pretty well, but the waist was baggy. I adore the colors and the pink sequins and the pockets, though. This is definitely a contender for my birthday discount – and maybe to wear to my friend’s wedding at the end of May? More pricy than I like, but I love the neckline and the length and the cheer.

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Senna Dress, size 6, $188

I love the color and floral pattern – I want this in a top, minus the ruffles. (I really need to post my Modcloth Surprise Sale swag – ruffles galore.) I could deal with the ruffles if they were only on the skirt, but this is too frilly for me.

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Matilde dress, size 8, $128

I am not going to lie. I picked this up because it looked like it would be a great Ariel Disneybound dress with purple accessories. (No, Shelley. You may not spend over $20 on something just because it would work at Disney World. No.) Then I realized it’s the dress version of my beloved Neo-Gingham Crossback Tee. I do actually love it, and it’s a great color I don’t own anything in, but it’s hard to justify when I already own the top.

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Ballare dress, L, $158

This is the other contender for birthday discount. They only had Small and Large, and it looked like it may run small/clingy, so I went for the large. This was super comfortable, and I think a medium would fit very well. There’s actually several layers – lining, crinoline, more lining, dress. You all know my deep and abiding love for crinolines and petticoats. The problem is that there is a huge static problem – even just trying to adjust the crinoline led to stickiness in odd ways. Sigh. Sizing down probably would make that even harder, so I’d probably be struggling with that quite a bit. Huge bummer.

Also, I feel like anthro has had a price hike. Usually there are cute tops or skirts in the $88 range, but I haven’t seen any in stores on my last few trips. There are also way more options in the $200-$300 range.I think a year ago a dress like this last one would have gone for $128 and the top for $158, and that is not a trend I can support.

Kate Spade Dressing Room

I decided to run over to the new Kate Spade store and try on options. It was 60 degrees, or so all the thermometers said – it felt chillier, and there weren’t nearly as many people at the mall as you would have thought!

I was so impressed with the KS staff – they were so lovely! Super friendly, offered me heels to try things on with, and helped me make a decision when I was stuck. Also, the dressing room was bigger than my bathroom. Just saying.

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Lyric Dress, size 6

So, the reason I went over there in the first place. I did love it, very very much. It’s still wishlisted. But it does add volume over my hips, and I’m not sure I have a bra that will lift my chest so it doesn’t end right at the waistband. Maybe a less padded bra? If there’s another sale, or if I get a birthday discount, I’ll consider it again.

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Leora dress, medium

But, you see, I tried this one on first. And fell madly, madly in love. I just felt like this was My Dress from the moment I saw myself in it. I love the neckline, I love the cap sleeves, I love the length, I love the pink. It dresses up or down very easily (one stylist was wearing it with a denim jacket and it was SO CUTE), and I could wear this to work all summer long without feeling overdressed. I could also wear it to my friend’s wedding in May. (Especially if I find dupes for these shoes.) (PS, this is the one I bought.)

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Zuma dress, size 6

The stylist put a few other spring dresses in there for me, too. I was blown away when I tried this one on. I never would have pulled it for myself in a million years, but my God, it’s gorgeous. The pattern is placed perfectly and I love the shape it defines on me. My one reservation is that it is definitely snug/form fitting. I can sit in it just fine, and move around, but it does fit snugly enough that I was always aware of it. I could size up, but then I think I’d lose the definition it gives. I think it fits perfectly, I just prefer things a little looser.

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Edith dress, size 6

Again, I never ever would have picked this, but holy crap, I adore it. It’s amazing and I felt amazing in it. Same definition as the Zuma, but not as snug. I will say, it doesn’t look anything like the model on me, though! It looked way more shift-y on the website. I told my mom I was keeping the Zuma in my mind for the next sale, but I rather feel like this one might be a better pick. I wish the pic wasn’t blurry, sigh.

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I wish I could find the shoes online – I remember the name started with a p. Unless the color was pewter, hmm. I wonder if they were last season’s Lilia? They were very comfortable, and even though I side eye the extreme triangle toe normally, I adored these. But alas, they were $246 and that was more than I was spending on the dress! I won’t lie, I did consider it. But when I started telling myself that it was totally reasonable to spend just under $500, because it was after all under $500, I knew I had gone too far. LOL

I also tried on the Sawyer dress in a size 6, but it was too tight over my rib cage and the darts were far to prominent to try another size. I did like the length, though.

I definitely have ideas in mind for the next sale, though!