And other retail therapy hits and misses . . . .
It’s a funny thing, online shopping. You see the picture of the model, and it gets you all optimistic.
Then you try it on and try to convince yourself that you look at least like a more-fit version of yourself:
But then you look reality squarely in the face:
This is turning into one of those I-hate-my-body rants, and that’s really not what I mean to do.
I guess my points here are (a) online shopping is a tricky mind game and (b) it’s best done with free shipping and returns and (c) none of these dresses was really flattering to me.
By the way, the dresses were all US size 10 Long, which matched my measurements on Boden’s size chart, so they run pretty true to size.
Fortunately, there are lots of polka-dotted shirts in the world (currently $15 at Ann Taylor, only size M left; I got a L.):
And stripes (Boden’s short sleeve Breton; with my wide shoulders I found this top most comfortable in a US 12, tho according to the size chart I’m a [perfect?] 10):
Because I clearly needed more dots and stripes:
And I think I’ll catch the tail end of the puffer vest trend, before it’s gone. Lands’ End has down vests for $20 — $15 right now, with a promo code that ends 2/26/14.
As the number of my long-sleeved shirts recently has expanded from 2 to 6, I think I feel my late winter/ early spring uniform taking shape.
But for now I need to get out of my pajamas. 😉
How about you? Any retail therapy hits or misses?