After eating lunch and thumbing through the latest Lucky Magazine I felt compelled to so some shopping… but I didn’t want to spend too much. I had roughly $40 in Crossroads Trading Co. store credit because I regularly buy and consign there.
I literally spent 2.5 hours browsing, going through every single rack. I’ve found few amazing items there in the past so I wanted to take my time.
A few things that I tried on today: (all pics were taken by my phone, so I’m sorry about the quality!)
Banana Republic purple dress with pink piping in size OOP for $17.50:
This looked cute on the rack but unfortunately it was too tight in the chest And the length was too long. Pass.
Kimchi and Blue chiffon tunic with charm print in size Small for $20 I think:
Cute print with variegated sheer stripes… but felt too frumpy on me especially in the chest area. Very much a “makes-me look-pregnant” top. Pass.
Blue Bird dress in size Small for $22.50:
This picture looks pretty unflattering.. yech… but I liked the dress. I’m a sucker for stripes. Actually I prefer it as a top so I’ll either scrunch it up or cut the bottom off completely and wear it with jeans. There is a sheer layer of grey cropped chiffon on top which I really love. I wanted to get this before at the Loehmann’s in San Francisco but they didn’t have my size. I guess today was my lucky day. Buy.
Looks MUCH better as a top:
Club Monaco low back top in Size Small for $15:
I really wanted to like this top, and it looks good in the pictures but the ruffle is just TOO HUGE and made me feel like I was wearing a clown collar. Haha. Maybe it would have been better if I found an XS? Too bad because it looks fabulous from the back. Also, I wouldn’t know where to wear this out to… I’d imagine a Sunday brunch? But this is still too fancy and flouncy for me. Sigh.
Rachel by Rachel Roy navy blouse in Small for $22:
I saw this at Macys a few times and I fell in love with the gold lattice detail in the front and the back of this blouse. I DESPERATELY wanted to love this but when I put it on I couldn’t see myself wearing it. Maybe a little too Blair Waldorf for me? Granted, it looks gorgeous on the model pics (well the model is taller and has a longer torso!) but I felt like it was so boxy and shapeless on me. Am I wrong about this???? I’m wondering if I made the right choice by putting it back on the racks? Again, would probably look better in an XS since the Rachel Roy site says a small = size 2 to 4. BOO.
Well to end this on a good note I did happen to find the Alexander Wang / Gap motorcycle jacket from 2009 for $15. And in a size Small.
It’s not an XS but it fits my shoulders well and the loose silhouette works!
So after using my store credit the jacket and tank dress came out to $3.26 Yay! I love shopping especially when it doesn’t kill my budget. ;D