I’m bad. I am so very bad… I can explain.
Sometimes being a blogger you get into a pinch with your content. This means unless you are Ms. Organized and On-Top-of-It of the year, you are always flying around at 90mph trying to create new and awesome content for your blog baby and amazing readers.
This was one of those days. It’s finally Friday again (#TGIF!) and I took these 2 days ago (which for some bloggers is way in advance but for me who is a wee bit A type, I was loosing my mind ha!) Anyway, I get off work (yes I have a day job) fly home, slap on some makeup, change and run out the door.
This was at the mall closest to where we both live where my friend (and photographer for the day) had been shopping all day for an LA trip she is on as we speak (jelly). So we snap the pics and head to Macy’s to look at the shoes (completely her idea).
I wasn’t even gonna buy anything y’all… I swear. I just needed something from the lingerie department, but you know my love affair with shoes, and then the sales guy comes over and says there’s a preview sale until June 1st (25% off 1 pair, 30% off 2 pairs, and 40% off 3+ pairs) AND he is going to let us take 30% off 1 pair and 40% off 2 or more for a better deal! Austin, if you’re reading this, I love you.
Sooo I got a couple pairs (I’ll link them below) got 40% off and saved over $85!! That’s a win y’all. I am excited. Also she got like 4 pairs so I don’t feel too guilty.. Then with the money we saved we grabbed a celebratory glass of wine (and a Greek salad that was to die for) and that was pretty much the best day of my week so far.
Now on to this look! My mom got me this shift dress maybe 3 years ago and the first time I wore it was for Mother’s Day (thanks mom!). I don’t look good in shift dresses. I’m pear shaped, I don’t have legs that go for miles, and If my waist isn’t defined I look pregnant. She loved it though and I was open minded (I want to look good in shift dresses!) so we got it.
It still isn’t the most flattering dress I own, BUT I love this look because A) it is lined, but the fabric is sheer so you can see a hint of your shape and not completely lose yourself in it B) if you throw on a tailored jacket that fits your body nicely, like I did here, it creates the definition the shift takes away and really balances it out, and C) I probably will wear it as a maternity look when that time comes so it’s versatile at least LOL
Shifts are also super comfortable and airy for summer so you don’t have to worry about melting in it during those 90 degree days (and you can eat as much as you want!). I would definitely recommend getting one for summer, and they are super flattering on most people, you just have to accessorize it to appeal to your body type. And of course, you need a new pair of heels to pair it with (or two)…
On a completely different note, my best friend Catherine started her first 101 in 1001 list yesterday and I realized today marks 1 year since I started my own. If you have no idea what I’m talking about you can check out my list here, I highly recommend it. I also realized I have only crossed off 16 things in a year I need to get crackin! So I’m putting together a Summer Bucket List that I’ll have on the blog soon!
What do you want to do/accomplish this summer?
Thanks for reading (and not judging) haha! Have a great weekend!!
Photos: My girlfriend Julie!
Dress: old JC Penny (similar here, here, and here all under $50!!), Heels: Steve Madden Yardley, Jacket: Leather Market in Florence (similar here and less expensive here)
The new babies I got at the Macy’s preview sale:
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