(Now I know that this blog is often very geek focused, but I’m letting myself get a little girly this morning, so if that kind of thing puts you off, skip this post and come back later for some more nerdy shenanigans.)
The other day I wrote a post about not wanting to look like a schlub. To that end, I went out this weekend and actually bought a couple of dresses. I know, right? Me, in a dress? Mind blowing!
Anyway, my very good natured husband Boy tagged along and helped me pick out the following things:
The State Fair Dress from Anthropologie – I don’t wear red and at first, the buttons freaked me out because I hate excessive buttons on things (when you are missing fingers, they are nothing but frustrating.) However, when I put it on, it looked pretty cute and it is also work appropriate so that was a big draw. When you have a limited clothing budget, it’s good to pick things that can do double duty.
The Caballo Falls Dress* from Anthropologie. I really loved this dress. I dug the colour and, not for nothing, but it made my chest look awesome. However, when compared with the other Anthro dress, it didn’t look as cute overall and it was more expense, so it got left behind. So long, dress!
The Malie Solid Dress by Marciano by Guess. I’d seen this one in the window earlier in the week during my walk to work and kind of got a crush on it. I’m a sucker for a sweet black dress and had a cute retro vibe to it with its cinched waist and full skirt. Plus, I’ve bought dresses from Guess before and they last forever, so I figured it was a decent investment. It is fancier than my other pick for sure, but with weddings and anniversary dinners and the like, I figure I’ll get some decent wear out of it, dressing it up and dressing it down with different accessories.
Anyway, that’s what I ended up with after a long day of shopping. I spent more than I was hoping to, but I decided that it was worth it to route my book budget into clothes for the month so I could be ready for Spring. Also, for the longest time, I’ve been putting off getting a Toronto Library Card and this would be decent motivation – no books for me unless I get off my ass to get them!
What do you think bloggerinos? Like what I picked?
* I’m still considering this dress if it is around when I get paid next month. However, if anyone happened to have it in a size 6 and felt like donating it to me, I wouldn’t say no. 😉