Hello all! I'm having a wonderful hump day. It's sunny and going to be 75 degrees today so a perfect day to go check out the Anthro sale. I decided to skip it yesterday because I knew I was on a mission, and that was to find a dress. There's really nothing I need to have right now, so even if I do go today, I know I won't go crazy. The only thing I really want is the Field Game Cardigan, and my God, when are they going to put that thing on sale? It's been out since Christmas of last year!
Anyhoo, so as I mentioned, I went to Anthro yesterday to decide on whether I wanted to take the plunge and get the Tea and Sweets dress. I saw a recent blog entry from Ashley of Anthropologie Girl showing off her most recent Perilla dress purchase. I thought it looked super good on her and would have never really thought about trying it on, so I decided to grab it when I was there. I grabbed the navy and the beige in both S and M and decided on the navy in a M. I can probably get away with a S but it hugged my hips a little too much for my liking.
I felt this dress was more versatile than the Tea and Sweets dress since I can put a cardi over it and wear it for work. I also liked that you can dress it up or down with just a change of shoes. I can see myself in this with flats on vacation. With the Tea and Sweets dress, there's no way I could dress that down. And wearing it for work would just be silly! I'm already the most overdressed in our little office as is. I might as well show up in my wedding gown one day! Ha!
So girls, I plan on wearing this little one to my rehearsal dinner. With some red pumps, I think it'll be the perfect outfit. Our dinner will be at an Italian restaurant so I can wear this and feel comfortable in it even after a pasta buffet!
The other day I also tried on the Vagabond Dress in the blue and fell in love with the fit. But I had already bought the Speckled Ink Dress and didn't really need two jersey dresses. I went home and tried on the speckled ink again and just wasn't happy anymore with the fit and the weight. After the vagabond, I really loved the heavyness of the fabric. Not to mention, with tights and boots for the winter months, I can wear this all year round. So I decided to return the speckled for the vagabond! Good news is the vagabond was actually cheaper! WIN WIN!
My OOTD today is a tribute to sales items! Everything I'm wearing I bought on sale and got great deals on. I never buy anything at J.Crew for full price, especially since they have such great sales and internet specials. And I'm debuting my Blue Book Blouse. I think I'm going to have a love/hate relationship with this little number. The blouse fits well and has a lot of give, but for some reason, I feel like the buttons are pulling. Does this happen to anyone that owns this blouse? If I sized up, it really won't feel good. But oh well, it works! I still love it.
See the button in the middle of the blouse pulling a little?
There it is again. Is it cause of my boobies? :)
P.S. I know you've seen me in a lot of ponytails lately. It's because my hair is really getting too long to do anything with. I need to get it trimmed or something. But just haven't gotten around to it with everything that's going on.