Monday, July 23, 2012

[Shopping] Dressing Room Conundrums

Let's talk shopping and dressing room pics. I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this. Do you find yourself taking pictures of stuff as you try it on to decide if you like it? I find that things can look so different on camera and sometimes that's a deciding factor to me!

Without further ado, some dressing room pictures. These are over the last 3 months. Did I buy or not?

This was a top I tried on at Winner's when I was in Toronto. Thoughts?

I didn't like it, so I didn't buy it. I really love the interesting stripe pattern and the nautical navy/white color combo. I like how it fits up top but the fabric paired with a flowy bottom just looked odd.

Next, another top from Winner's.

I wasn't sure about this one. I still am not sure how I feel about this one. Every now and again I've thought "man, I should have bought that orange top in Toronto" but sometimes I look at this pic and think "eh, it's just ok". What do you think?

When Webster at Target went on sale, I was pretty psyched. I tried on some things. Like this:

and this

and this

I also tried on this dress, though it wasn't from the Webster collection.

I bought the white tunic at the top, and the 3/4 sleeve print dress. I did not buy the dress with the puffy short sleeves or this last one right above.

I also tried on these 3 tops:

I didn't buy any of these when I first tried them on. I went back to get the pink top (and actually bought it in white instead) and saw the grey top was on sale for $6, so I bought it (but in green, haha). I also tried the one-sleeve top on AGAIN, but still didn't like it enough to buy.

I hardly ever go into Banana Republic, because I adore their clothes but I do not adore their prices. They are generally way more than I'd like to pay so I don't like to go in and get excited about a piece only to struggle with whether to buy it because of the price tag. But this particular day, I had been on a roll finding deals so I popped on in. I tried on this dress:

Oh. My. Goodness. It was like this dress was made for me. There was no way I wasn't going to buy it. And it was on sale from $130 down to $70. I got another 40% off that. Worth it.

I ended up back at Target to once again peruse what was left of the Webster collection. I tried on this adorable cardigan:

Bought it. It was about $10. Couldn't say no.

On a fairly recent TJ Maxx trip, I tried on this Ralph Lauren Polo top (please excuse the running skirt, haha!):

I debated. And debated. And debated. Then bought it.

I loved this bag at Forever21. I thought it would make the perfect weekend bag!

I, however, have enough bags. I didn't get this one.

I had my eye on this maxi dress at Kohl's forever but the price tag kept me from trying it on ($70!!!). I went in last week and it was on sale, so I tried it on.

I decided no. But I kept thinking about it. And thinking about it. And then a coupon came out for 20% off. And the dress was on sale. So I scooped it up just last week.

What do you think? What would you have bought?


  1. You got SO many great pieces! I love that Banana Republic LBD and that last floral print maxi, both were such gorgeous finds :)

    The Tiny Heart

  2. I would have bought the white Webster tunic from Target.

    No really...I actually DID buy that same tunic! :) Good choice.

    And I think you were right to skip on the striped shirt (the first pic). Not flattering.

    Sarah's Real Life (today's look: chambray, stripes, and leopard)

  3. LOVE these pics! i take dressing room pics, too!! and oh. my. gosh. that LBD from banana?! STUNNING. seriously. you are gorgeous!

  4. The black BR dress? PERFECT! I would have snapped that up in a heartbeat. Do you have somewhere fun to wear it now?


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