Last week, I found myself down in San Diego with my husband and my son. My son had requested that we eat at The Cheesecake Factory after an appointment that he had. So, we were very happy to indulge him. However, it was ten o’clock in the morning and the restaurant did not open until eleven.
Whatever would we do?
My husband took my son to The Lego Store where they happily discovered that the new Minecraft Lego set is now out. They set out to find a table to build it. So, of course, their day was made.
I planned on heading to Anthropologie to try on a few lovelies, but I got sidetracked at Forever 21 where I purchased a few things (this and this). And let me pause and say Forever 21 is killing it this season. I have been so impressed with the quality and price of their clothing. Usually I just go here to shop for my daughter but their clothes have been good for me, too, this year. And the accessories are fabulous for the low cost. Who cares that I could have a daughter the age of the name of the store?
Before I knew it, it was 10:40 by the time I made my way into Anthropologie.
I had twenty minutes to shop.
An amateur would have panicked.
I tried on the following items and even made these purchases that day in my time limit. They say everyone is good at somethin’. I don’t know that this is quite what they meant:
First, this is what I wore that day. My Savant Swing Dress I purchased on sale with my vintage boots. And my gnome necklace sweet Heather from The Peacock Fairy gifted to me.
And this Anthropologie wooden ring ($10!!!).
I was really excited about trying on the Tinamou Stitched Tunic. I loved it online. I loved it in person.
I don’t do sleeveless.
I feel too self conscience.
I reluctantly put this back on the rack. I hope it makes it to sale for me, because I would definitely purchase this top at a sale price. I just could not justify paying full price for an item that I might not feel comfortable wearing all of the time. My usual size medium in tops fit fine. It was a tiny bit big but I liked it that way.
I had immediately put the Peralta Flared Dress in my wishlist when I first saw it. I am a sucker for stripes. And bright stripes? Forget about it.
Unfortunately, this dress was not as good on me as it looked online. It is big and the cut of the arms and arm holes is awkward on my body. I tried on my usual six. Although the size six was too large, I think a size four would have been too small.
I sadly removed this from my wishlist. It just was not the right fit for me. However, it has two good reviews online. So, it definitely needs to be tried on. On the right body type, this will be beautiful. I think the more voluptuous amongst us will rock this dress!
I thought the Parc Plume Tee was one of the most gorgeous pieces of clothing I had ever seen on the hanger. My heart beat faster when I saw it.
This is my usual size six. Unfortunately, the see-through material combined with the price made it a “no” for me. It also was not flattering on my body, but this top is so pretty. I think the right person will look smoking in it.
The jeans are the Pilcro Superscript High-rise Flare Jeans. I would need to go up a size in these.
This is the summer of sleeveless.
I am the human with sleeves.
And, so, it looked like the season was to end with me buying nothing.
But then I spotted a dress with sleeves. The Ayame Silk Dress.
It had a print that was not something I would typically wear.
And a zipper down the front that I remember from decades ago.
I tried it on in my usual size six. I would definitely need an eight.
This dress just was not right for me. But I can see it being lovely on the right person.
Finally, I spotted the Amapola Dress. I loved the pattern. I loved the mix of the tight solid top with the flared skirt. The kind of silhouette every woman looks good in.
But no sleeves?!
I decided to try it on anyway.
And I loved it.
Even without sleeves. And even though I am probably too old to wear it.
It was $148. I very sadly put it back. I hope I will be able to get it on sale.
Have you tried anything on lately? Do you have mad skills in the fitting room? How much time do you typically give yourself to shop in a single store?