(Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by H&M (old, similar), Pants by Gap, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Scarf by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Bag by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Nails by Essie "Turquoise and Caicos")
Well, this outfit is from a couple of weeks ago when it was a wee bit cooler than it is now! Looooving the warmer weather, Vancouver! Thank you!
To update you on my shopping on Monday, I left H&M with this dress, a cute sleeveless floral chiffon blouse and a teal bikini top, but I can't seem to find those two online. Pretty much as soon as I got into H&M, I started feeling overwhelmed and at the same time, frustrated. I just wasn't in the mood to scour the store looking for deals or sizes, to look at items that didn't immediately catch my eye, to wait in line for the dressing room/checkout, to carry my shopping bag and purse ... you know the story. Anyways, I decided to just be lighthearted about it but after going to Joe Fresh and Forever 21 I was just over it.
One of my resolutions for 2014 was to do less online shopping. The reason for this was to curb impulse buying, and because I don't like it when I can't feel the fabric of something or try it on before I buy it. There are only a handful of stores in Canada where shipping and returns are free, and I don't necessarily want to stock up my wardrobe from these stores just because of that. I need variety, people! Anyways, after I came home from shopping on Monday I ordered a bunch of dresses from Forever 21 that I'd been stalking for months (did I see them in the store? Nope!) with the realization that the pain in returning the items (in person, for store credit or by mail, for shipping costs) would far outweigh the defeating nature of shopping in-store.
The realization here is to make sure I really consider hitting the checkout button before I commit to making an online purchase and to not buy things just because they are on sale. I am pretty good, I have to admit (usually I leave things in the cart for at least a day before committing) but it can't hurt to have some shopping habit reminders every now and again!