I CONFESS

Well, dear readers, I confess. I overdid it. When my daughter and her friend were here escaping from the hurricane, we went shopping to get our minds off everything. πŸ˜‰ Β  Β It worked like a charm–we had a great time shopping and we all found bargains.

I found some dresses that I liked and I liked all of them and I couldn’t make up my mind which one(s) to get so I brought them all home and I was going to take back at least one or two of them but I didn’t and I feel bad about it but not really because I still like all of them even if they are similar and I could still take a couple back but I don’t want to and now I am going to have to try to find different ways to wear them so they don’t all look like the same dress. Whew!

I feel better. Not exactly repentant, but better. The good news is that they were not expensive (please don’t even pretend that you are surprised). I am trying to rationalize and tell myself that all of them put together would not equal one dress from an upscale store.

I know I am bad about buying something that I like in multiple colors, but I don’t think I have ever bought this many items that are similar. I am not going to tell you how many…you will just have to keep reading my posts and find out. Maybe you will lose count, or maybe you won’t realize that they are all so similar. HA

You have already seen one of them:

And here is the try-on for Number 2:

and OF COURSE I styled Β it with a sweater:

I hope you can see my adorable $5.00 necklace that I got from one of the teeny-bopper stores at the mall.

I’ll be back soon with another dress that looks a lot like this dress. πŸ˜‰ Β Thanks for reading!

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15 thoughts on “I CONFESS”

  1. Aw come on. Fess up. I told you I picked out 12 sweaters. Although I only ordered 7 of them. πŸ˜€ Besides the dresses don’t look the same, if they are different colors. Incidentally I like the pattern dresses better than the solid ones. They have more visual interest to me.

    And you have to tell us WHERE you buy the stuff.

    P.S. Shopping as therapy is so much cheaper than a shrink.

    1. Thanks, Anne. Don’t worry–you will see them all. And the others are more similar than these two! So happy you are getting on the sweater train. I bought these at Belk (in the junior department haha). And you know I believe in shopping therapy. πŸ™‚ As long as it is cheap shopping!

  2. I wandered over to the WISH site. I rarely wear a dress so I trolled through the tops and blouses. Wow, some of those babies looked like they were worn by gals who work the night shift. If you catch my drift. πŸ™ But true to form I did find half a dozen that I liked and am thinking of ordering. As you pointed out, you can not beat the price.

    My question is how does the sizing run in your experience? And is there much problem returning things?

    1. Hi Anne, yes there are some very interesting articles of clothing on WISH! As far as sizing, the general rule is to order two sizes up, but I usually read the reviews and see what other people say. And usually there is a little bar that says whether it runs small, large, or true to size. I don’t know about returns….my philosophy is that ordering from WISH is a bit like gambling….you just “pays your money and takes your chances.” I have had pretty good luck, but a few items have gone straight to Goodwill. And don’t order if you are in a hurry. It’s best to order, forget what you ordered, and be surprised a few weeks later. πŸ˜‰

  3. Amazing. The cut is beautifully simple and showcases the pretty print. The longer sleeves will take this dress through to winter. But just HOW many of these cute babies did you bag, I wonder? Thank goodness I read all your blogs, I’ve started up my countometer! Hugs, x.

  4. I always get excited when I find a dress with sleeves. Rare these days. Enough confession for one day…keep reading to get the count. πŸ˜‰

          1. I should clarify my ‘rules’ for a long vest: smooth knits, plain style with a notched collar at most, and buttons that match the vest. It’s the same as a cardigan but without sleeves. A dress that has this shape: !| |! (wide body and sleeves all one color) now has two more vertical lines.

            A plain knit vest with a V-neck turns a dress with horizontal stripes into a much more interesting outfit.

  5. Okay, took the plunge on WISH. But the size is a gamble, as you say. The majority of reviewers often said the size was “just right”. But I ordered one size up on all of them because, well, just because. What I really wanted to do was order one of those models’ bodies in exchange for my 68 year old one that has been through a lot of cookies. πŸ˜€

    1. Made me laugh out loud! And like you, I usually order one size up from the majority. Good luck! Let me know how you fare whenever you get your stuff.

  6. I’ve decided I need to come visit you and Howard! lol I just cannot find such cute clothes here!! (Admittedly, my issue may be having long since grown out of Junior sizes. Good for you, Susan!) You really do find lovely outfits and always make improvements, when needed! Keep up the good work! Have you ever thought of expanding into the personal shopper role? πŸ™‚

  7. Come anytime! I would so seriously love to go shopping with you. I will get Ann to come and we will do a shopping weekend. Getting so excited thinking about it! I will e mail you. And I do not wear junior sizes. I always just check out the section and look for the largest sizes they have that are not fitted and try them on. Sometimes the dresses are too short, and if so I wear with leggings.

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