While there are many good things about living in Canada, one of the things that sucks is that there a good many stores that Americans have that we don’t.
One such store is J.Crew*. I am kind of obsessed with J.Crew as I have bought a few things on trips down to the States and they’ve all been pretty cute and lasted me a long time.
However, the thing that I absolutely love the most is the dresses. In real life, I’m not an overwhelmingly feminine person, but there’s something about dresses that I love. They seem to keep everything tucked away just so that I actually like how I look in them as opposed to pants which oftentimes make me feel misshapen (according to the pant people, I should be my height but heavier or my weight but shorter.)
Anyway, this morning I got an e-mail from J. Crew about their new stock so I popped over to look and ended up crushing on two of their new dresses.
First a blue one . . .
I am a sucker for a blue dress and this one is no exception. Usually, I like a dress with more structure and straighter lines, but I love, love, love the soft gauziness of this one. It looks like it should be worn walking through a field of wild flowers or something.
Then, a fuschia one . . .
Again, not really the type of dress that is typical for me, but I like the colour and the kind of cute Parisian look it has to it. I don’t even mind the asymetrical bow on the front which, if you know me, is a big deal because I hate, hate, hate bows**.
Way, way back in January, I was hoping I might get a new job so I could buy yet another dress from J. Crew but as that doesn’t seem to be happening right now (stupid crappy job market!) I had to put that plan on hold. Will things pick up in time for me to purchase one of my new obsessions? I guess we’ll have to wait and see***!
* My number one obsession used to be Anthropologie, but the shopping gods were nice enough to put one of those in Toronto a few blocks away from my work. However, I have only been in once so far because I know if I went more often, it would leave me destitute (with a really kicky wardrobe!)
**I hate bows so much that, if there is even a tiny bow incidentally sewn onto a piece of underwear I’ve purchased, the first thing I do when I get home from the store is take out my nail scissors and hack the thing off. What the heck is it with lingerie manufactures sticking bows on everything? Are they worried that people won’t get that we’re women if our bras are bow-free? Because, seriously, I thought the boobs would help cancel out those worries.
*** However, if some kind Samaritan happened to have some extra cash lying around and wanted to make this size 6 blogger very happy, I wouldn’t object. 😉