Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Bought Stuff!

I mentioned a while back that I dragged Mr. RH to the outlet mall. What I failed to mention is that I found the most awesome stuff at the outlets that day.

Good shopping skills or new good luck charm? Take your pick.

Either way, I'm going to apologize for these photos in advance and just say... hey, shopping is good!! And if you agree with that statement, let's hang out sometime, ok?

First up, J. Crew Outlet. I couldn't pass up this skirt because it has A) the perfect color B) an elastic waistband and C) pockets.

I typically wear my skirts low on my hips because I like them as long as possible but hiked it up in the 2nd pic because I thought the placement on my waist might make me look thinner. Thoughts?

I bought this dress at J. Crew not because I needed it or anything but because Mr. RH loved it and it was on clearance. I don't even normally wear strapless dresses!

But it's jersey and gray - two of my favorite things... so it can't be all bad, right??

Next up, there was a Brand New (to me!) Ann Taylor LOFT outlet.... which Mr. RH insisted I check out even though there was nothing in there for him. (I'm smitten!)

This gray dress is probably a size too big but... comfy as hell. And I've gotten compliments on it in the 4 hours I wore it out of the house. Win?
I also had to snap up this headband. It was just so quirky... totally unnecessary, but needed.
Next up, Banana Republic Outlet. There was So. Much. Going. On. in this store that it was kind of difficult to shop. Pure chaos for some reason.

But I snapped up this dress and am SO glad I did.... who doesn't need a Little Pink Dress (LPD).
I also grabbed these shorts on a whim (only $15!) but I'm feeling a bit lost on how to wear them.
White looks okay with them but... should I be wearing a color? Yellow? Black? Gray? PINK? I hate shorts typically so I feel totally out of my comfort zone.

Last but not least, I chatted to Mr. RH about how my friends all bought TOMS shoes and while I think they are funky and very hip.. they were so ugly on me. Except then I tried on the wedges and it was love at first heel.

He insisted on swinging by my favorite Nordstrom in Indianapolis (the one that is CLOSING. Sob, sob sob). And I did, and he insisted I purchase:
I have worn them a ton with only minor rubbing on my toes on the first day... I'm basically in love. I would have grouped TOMS in with my major distaste for Uggs and Crocs... but honestly. They're hot. I get stopped and asked about them every single time I wear them.

It's love. I will be buying at least 1 more pair. Don't judge, fashionistas! I am weak and lovestruck! (And I'm not talking about shoes.)

Last but not least, I picked this skirt up at Target on a whim last weekend and I'm obsessed.

Can you say... most comfortable thing ever?

I can. That skirt.

So... am I the only one on a spending binge lately?? I keep telling Mr. RH that he is going to break my bank account.

But I think the honest thing is... he makes me feel so amazing about myself, I can't help but love everything I find.

Or maybe I'm just wearing rose-colored glasses.

Either way, I'll take it.

40 Classy Comments:

brown eyed girl said...

Y'all. I would totally give you my money and let you shop for clothes for me if I could look half as cute as you do in those pics! I love all the outfits, and (gasp!) even the Toms, which I have lumped in with Uggs and Crocs!

RAW said...

You found some really nice things. I really like that first skirt and LOVE the dresses (gray and jersey are two of my favorite things, too).

The end of your post is so sweet. Finding someone who truly makes you feel good about yourself is the best!

Oh, and on a side note, if you're planning on having any blog sales in the future, come check out http://www.blogsalesunited.com. I'm trying to start up a resource site for blog sales. Here ends my plug :)

Tess said...

Okay - I think this was one of your best shopping trips. Everything looks amazing on you - I'm not sure if it's because Mr.RH is probably making you glow, or your killer tan, but either way - EVERYTHING looks amazing. I love the pink LBD, Target skirt, and most of all....those Toms wedges. I honestly didn't give them a second glance until I saw this post...and now I'm crushing. They look so cute and easy to wear. I may have to go make a quick pit stop at lunch.

Annie said...

Wow you got a ton of nice things. I may have to go to Target to look for that skirt - adorable!

Keri said...

Cute outfits! My favs are the Tom's and the skirt from Target :)

Michelle said...

I love everything you bought! The turquoise shorts are great...dress them up with a fun top!

Those TOMS? I want, no, I need!

And, your legs. Um, I want them, too. ;-)

R said...

Love the Target skirt!

Jes said...

1, can we please share a closet?
2, I like the skirt pulled higher.
3, I've been looking for a grey dress JUST LIKE THAT for months and haven't found anything close at a reasonable price. so jealous!
4, I'm also anti crocs, uggs and toms but now you have me questioning the toms...those are super cute!
5, I am going to do some serious shopping next time I'm home (and I'm pretty sure the outlet mall you went to is the closest one to my "home"!)

Jennifer said...

These are probably my most favorite things you've purchased in awhile! must be both a good luck charm and incredibly lucky shopping day.
I love the grey vneck dress, teal shorts and toms the most.
Dress those shorts up with a cute color top to make a color block outfit or a lacy top for something softer.
You look great!
follow me back on twitter so we can chat since I've been reading your blog for so long
@PerfectlyJenn

Heather said...

I really like all the things that you found! Great job! You are so tan too.

Lauren said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!!!!!!!!!!!

sstahlberg said...

Those shorts look amazing on you. I would wear shorts all summer long if I had those legs!

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anna krystine said...

everything looks great... love that target skirt the most!

so im a bit of a blog lurker, but i love how happy you are about mr. RH- I recently am going through an icky breakup, and reading some of your posts make me realize that I was trying to make something it wasn't- and i REALLY want to find someone who actually likes me. your posts give me hope!!

PinkSass said...

Look at all your cute stuff. I need to shop like you wouldn't believe.

ps nice tan

the girl in the red shoes said...

Okay I love everything you bought! I'm officially driving down to Indiana just to go shopping with you.
Deal?

melissa said...

Cute finds! J. Crew Outlet is one of my favorites.

I tend to agree with you on Toms - I don't love them but the wedges are really cute! They look more structured and less "elfish" than the flats. Love yours. And love that they support a good cause.

Ashley said...

I love every single one of these things! I've been considering some Toms wedges. You are looking tan my friend!! And you should love shorts, because you have hot legs. i'm jealous.

Lacey Bean said...

Such cute stuff! You've convinced me to get TOMS wedges... I have a regular pair in navy and I love them, but really don't know what to wear them with! And that first skirt - 2nd pic, higher on the waist. I like it better in that one. I used to wear mine much lower too, because I have a short torso, but sometimes, it just looks weird on me now.

I wish someone would just come and teach me how to wear clothes.

Andie said...

great scores! you've snagged a great guy there. :)

and It makes me so happy to read your posts. You sound so happy and I love it!

and thank you for your kind words at my blog the other day.

katie@tulsadetails said...

Love everything!! I need an outlet mall closer! Loving the grey dress!

etta said...

LOVE those shoes!!! I also love the color of the shorts, looks great with your tan!

E said...

um, not to sound too weird but forget the clothes! can we talk about how good you look?! you look fabulous! all your running is paying off! great work, girl! (and the clothes are super cute, too!) :)

Sarah said...

I love it ALL!!!

California Wife said...

Wait, which Nordstrom in Indy is closing? How did I miss this?

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I love the skirt with an elastic band and pockets! More skirts should come with pockets. Cute finds!

Rachel said...

Stop being so darn cute and skinny. Seriously. You look good in everything!

Also...just read your most recent book post. Have you read My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler? HILARIOUS.

Legallyblondemel said...

I like, all of it! Even the Toms - I've not been a Toms fan, but I've been eyeing those wedges for some time now.

That darling green skirt looks best in photo #2; think it's meant to sit at the natural waist.

youcancallmeflower said...

You look amazing!

Amanda said...

Damn girl! You're lookin' good ;) I can't believe all the great stuff you got! I am thinking of getting a pair of those Toms, and you might have convinced me!

Salmon Cove said...

We like the skirt high - great job at the outlets with Mr. RH

BeautyOverdose said...

i liked the grey skirt :)

CMae said...

REALLY love your first skirt!!! What a great find!

My Life as A Plate said...

Such cute purchases! I love shopping at outlets I usually have such gerat luck and save a ton :)

MrsDixon said...

Very cute stuff! I adore those Toms!

Kat said...

Loove the outfits! You are very right about the Toms... Not what I would have originally considered but so cute! I really like the Target skirt.. it looks very good on you! V. impressive shopping trip all round I reckon!

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CT Cupcake said...

loooove the toms wedges! I have regular toms and I feel like a tool when I wear them, but they are comfortable for my walk to work.

Sarahviz said...

Scouring the internetz for those Toms shoes RIGHT NOW! You are my fashion icon.

The Pink Chick said...

I love all your finds! They are all super cute! I especially love your TOMS! My red pair of TOMS wedges is my new favorite pair of shoes!

shepaintsmeblue said...

your blog makes me super happy because i've found someone who loves shopping as much as i do. no judging on wanting another pair of TOMS!! i have 3 pairs ;)
and those wedges are SUPER cute!

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