So I have a confession. Some weeks ago ... I fell off the no-spending diet wagon. I caved and made some purchases that broke the rules of the blog. Though I have to say in my defense, I needed some new things in my closet, i.e. comfortable shoes to wear at work and more wardrobe staples to wear to work. One of my purchases was totally on the whim, but I can see myself wearing long maxis a lot this summer.
Now, without further ado ... my purchases:
Beda Dress & Depriest Boots
complimented by my already owned and loved belt from Anthro [name of which has slipped my mind]
I got the following on a whim:
The Sand-Skimmer Dress
complimented by my old Aerosole sandals.
It is really long! But I thought it very comfortable for the warm summer days to come. I definitely needed to wear a tank underneath like was recommended in reviews since the top is really sheer. I think it's really cute, and can easily go from looking Western to looking Victorian.
The hubby was a bit disappointed in my falling off the wagon. He started poking fun at me for a week, saying now I was going to go on a shopping binge. But honestly, I haven't really bought anything since. I might have to purchase some flat sandals this summer, but I might be able to manage with things hiding around my parents' house. They have a tendency of squirreling away shoes in the basement. The hubby did like the Beda dress more than the Sand-Skimmer ... but that's probably because one shows my body off better than the other.
So I only had really one good outfit this week worth taking a picture of. It was so worth showing that I wore it twice [to two different places] this week.
The Pitter-Patter Dress & my Marrs boots
I call it my May Day dress since a) it's white, which is a requirement; and b) it has a design in my BMC class color [baby blue].
I also tried on some stuff in store yesterday, just for kicks.
I probably would have gotten this one if I wasn't back on the no-spending diet. The top contrasts really nicely with the bottom half of the dress. It's a chiffon top with polka dots on top of a cotton and eyelet skirt. A little day, a little night. It even comes with straps if you don't want to go strapless. I really like that it has this option. The Around the World dress also has this option, which is why I bought it for my birthday. I have a really hard time wearing strapless dresses because of my chest area.
I totally hated this dress. The top is way too big. There is no way of getting into this dress without assistance. And it doesn't come with any straps to alleviate the fact that the top is too big. I normally wear a 4 or 6, but this dress felt like I had to size down to a 0 in order for the top to stay up.
Now I am off to prepare for my trip home for Mother's Day. Two mothers ... one day.