Forever 21 polka dot sheath dress – size XS
Likes: I love the simple and classic design. There is a hidden back zipper and the dress is fully lined. The color is navy with white polka dots but the polka dots are sewn instead of just a print. It has a banded waistline , scoop neckline, darted bust and waist and back slit. I was quite impressed with the weight of this dress – very well made. I am loving the Essentials line!
Dislikes: The XS is big on me but can be easily slimmed. The length is a tad too long for someone my height. I think once this is tailored, it will look oh so perfect.
Merino wool sweater – size small
Likes: I’ve been wanting the J.Crew tippi sweater in this color but it’s sold out in XXS so I gave this a shot. I was expecting it to be poorly made and not 100% wool. The color is exactly the color I wanted and is 100% merino wool. The size small fits roomy so it will be easy to layer with (which is what I wanted). It comes in four colors and is on sale for $17.36 – not bad for merino wool.
Dislikes: The rounded neckline is a bit wider than I had hoped for.
J.Crew postage stamp in indigo – size 00
I scored this in-store for $35 on final sale. The waist is very big but I think I can fix that. I’ve been wanting and looking for the postage stamp in navy tweed but haven’t been able to find it in a 00.
J.Crew tights (available in XS ) in heather carbon and brown
I got these for $6.99 in-store and couldn’t be happier. I have been searching for a gray pair to replace my last favorite H&M divided tights. I also needed a brown pair of tights that weren’t too opaque and these both fit the bill. The small/medium’s fit me okay but I was able to find the heather carbon online in XS. They are very nice quality (made in Italy) and is not too thick or opaque.
This navy Bebe polka dot pencil skirt is my latest thrift store (Goodwill) find. It was only $4.99 and fits me like a glove. I love how the dots are subtle and the back buttons give it a vintage-y vibe. The skirt was in brand new condition and is 100% cotton so I was able to wash it immediately without having to spend money on dry cleaning. I also scored a vintage navy wool skirt for $4.99. It’s a thick wool (100% wool) and is very well made. I couldn’t believe how small the waist was (same as Bebe skirt). All it needs is slight slimming on the sides and the hem to be taken up a bit.
I am also eyeing these items at Forever 21:
What kind of deals have you found lately?