Jun 21, 2011

My Shopping Spree Weekend (Part 2)

Buying clothes can sometimes be a slight challenge for me.  See, I quit smoking sometime ago and gained quite a bit of weight (almost instantly) and it's been very difficult for me to adjust to my new size.  I have started working out again (YAY for me) and am eating extremely healthy so I know it's only a matter of time before I'm back to my original size but it's taking such a long time AND I'm so impatient.  Ha.  So, with this in mind, I never have high hopes when I'm out shopping.

This weekend was completely different....

Saturday's shop was at Suzy Shier.  I like their clothes because they aren't expensive AND they always have a vast selection of sizes.  Plus, they were having a fabulous sale where you buy one item and get a second item for free.  (How great is that right?)

As per usual, I was instantly drawn to this long maxi dress.  It was a bargain at only $30 (plus I have a discount card that saves me 10% off everything too) and it fits me really really well.  I am beyond obsessed with maxi dresses right now, which you all know, and liked this one because of the two-tone black and white.  (Color blocking is a big trend this year and this dress is a quick and easy way to rock the trend without trying too hard.)


I also picked up a gorgeous new top for work (I call it my peacock top), a pair of black classic Audrey-inspired capri pants and a pair of denim shorts.  The top was a mere $20, the capris only $22 and the shorts were on sale for $12.  Such a bargain. Last but not least (from Suzy Shier anyway)....

 My very first Carrie Bradshaw-esque outfit.  (Thanks to my girlfriend Bronwen for making me try this outfit on AND telling me it looked fabulous!!)  I probably wouldn't have had the guts to try it on had I been alone but, with a slight push, I realize I can totally rock a fun outfit like this.  The skirt is awesome!  Not only is the color fantastic but the elastic waistband can either be rolled down OR worn high with a shirt tucked in.  The black and white flowy top is shorter and I'll wear it tucked in slightly to the skirt.  With a pair of really high black heels, I'm totally ready to go out on the town with Allan.

While cross-border shopping on Sunday, I saw these adorable wedge shoes and HAD to have them.  Plus, they were 40% off and I only paid $31 for them.  I have been wanting a pair of cream wedge shoes for a while so I felt like I struck gold when I saw them!!

I am always on the hunt for great work tops and seem to have a lot of luck at the Gap.  I veered in the store instantly and it turns out they were having an additional 50% sale on all clearance items.  (Lucky for me since all of these items were on clearance.)  The red top is nice and flowy with a cute little flower pattern on the right side, the green tank is perfect for working out and I am always needing more black tank tops.  These three shirts were only $35 total.

Macy's was my next stop.  I usually find a lot of items at Macy's but never items that are on sale.  So when I walked in, I told myself that I was only allowed to purchase sale items.  And I did just that.  I BOUGHT MY FIRST ROMPER!!!  I say that in caps because I'm actually quite excited about it.  It has a halter top, which I love, and a verrrry low back.  (Super sexy.)  I'll be honest, the shorts being connected to the top does take some getting used to, but all in all, I love that I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought it.  This little number was $45.

I also got a couple other work shirts from Macy's; one being the tank top on the left and then my FAVE work top of the lot on the right.  It's this cute V-neck flowy top with a pink bow pattern.  So cute.  The tank was $23 and the bow shirt was $35.

I am so thrilled with all of my purchases and am very happy with the way the fit me.  Though I am still adjusting to my size, it's nice to know I can still look good!!!

XO

11 comments:

  1. Another great haul!! You're so ready for summer now! I love everything you got! xo

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  2. Thanks Bronwen!!! And thanks for your help at Suzy Shier!! XO

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  3. Such great purchases!!!I love the "peacock top" and denim shorts and I really love your "Carrie Bradshaw esque outfit!!!! You are going to look so HOT in that!

    Congratulations on quitting smoking. I know from experience it is not easy so congrats! And don't worry any weight you gained from quitting is better than what the cigs does to your body!

    XOXO

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  4. Great haul! Unfortunately, it makes me miss Summer BIG TIME.

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  5. I cant believe you got that maxi for only 30$ and I love your carrie bradshaw outfit!!!

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  6. Love the maxi! You got a lot of cute stuff!! Love your style :)

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  7. LOVE IT! Love all of it! But especially the maxi dress! I'm addicted to them, too! I got a SUPER cute one at Target for $28 and a surprisingly cute and well-made one at WalMart (of all places!) for $14! Both are strapless and I got 2 strapless sundresses at Target as well along with MY first romper!! THEY ARE SO CUTE!

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  8. I'm also enjoying maxi dresses lately, though I only have two right now and must go out and buy 5 more!

    Hope you don't mind but I tagged you for the Versatile Blog award. http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.com/2011/06/tagged-again-versatile-beauty-blog.html

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  9. Oh my goodness! I LOVE all of these outfits you got, I don't even know where to start! First of all, my favorite is definently the Carrie Bradshaw themed outfit. You will definently rock that! I also love your wedges, so cute! :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  10. Ooh look at you in your romper!! I love it! I want one, too but I'm a little bit afraid of them. I need to get one before they go out of style though! haha I really love that maxi dress and the peacock top!

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  11. The bow print top is awesome!! And the peacock top!

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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