I bought this dress in February and it was finally warm enough to wear it today. Hooray! Let's ignore that they are calling for snow this week. I apologize for the lack of creativity in today's outfit. I'll try to make up for it with a really
awesome detailed story about my trip to the mall today.
A friend and I decided to go to the mall today to do some returns. Our plan was to make our returns, get our free chocolate from Godiva, and leave. Unfortunately when we got there, we learned that Godiva had shut down. Somehow that led to shopping.
Our first stop was The Limited. Of course they get brand new stuff in the day we decide to go. A navy dress caught my eye, and so I had to try it on. Oh em gee. I don't know how to say this without sounding like I'm bragging, but I'm going to say it anyway: I look amazing in this dress. This dress looks amazing on me. Me + this dress = #amazefest.
The price, however, was not amazing. In fact, it was a little steep for me, despite its 40% markdown (and despite that I had a $15 coupon, too). I put it on hold and we went to Forever 21 to do our next set of returns. I completely forgot the receipt for this skirt, but the manager said I could do an exchange... which meant I had to find something to replace it. I have seven F21 items bookmarked, but was only able to find one, and naturally that thing looked so much cheaper in person. I ended up going home with this skirt and a sheer baby blue button up top (not available online, but similar to this). I'm pretty sure I'll be making a trip back to the mall within the next three weeks to find something to replace the skirt. It gives me a bubble butt-- just like it does for the model!
I did resist LOFT's additional 60% off sale merchandise, however. I know it's a great deal, but all I could think about was the navy dress. It made me feel like a goddess. But how much does that feeling go for these days? $45? In my defense, it's been a long time since I've put an item on hold and been like "I waaaaant it so badddd" while I'm in other stores. And I used store credit, so it's not like any extra money was spent?
I wonder if I only feel like a real splurge because a) I'm so cheap I can't remember the last time I spent that much on a dress or b) oh wait, that's right, it was last weekend when I went to Gap. I didn't know Gap was having a sale until I saw Fran's new purchases. Obviously I had to rush out and see what I could get my hands on. I was hoping to purchase these shorts, but they were $25 (too much). I did, however, find the same print in dress form for $29. Yes, please? Then I saw these cropped pants (in black) for $21. I blame my going home with the dress and pants because it was ten minutes until closing time. I was rushed, I tell ya!
So, now I'm in a pickle. Do I keep the navy dress and both the Gap dress and crops, and just deal with the guilt, or do I return the latter two to Gap and feel like I spent a lot, but not nearly as much as I could have?