Believe it or not, I've been trying to back off the shopping a little bit this summer.
Whether or not it's actually worked is still up for debate.
Either way, LOFT marked a bunch of their dresses 50% off a week or so ago and I jumped right into that train.
If there is one lesson to be learned from this, it's that LOFT sizing is quite generous. I swear I used to wear a medium in lots of different brands - and now I am basically an extra-small. What is up with that? I'm not any smaller than I used to be.
So, luckily for all of us Mr. RH "volunteered" to take some outfit photos. After he got his wisdom teeth out. Yay!!
Unfortunately, I can't link to the items on LOFT right now because the website is down... we're just gonna have to wing it.
This tiered dress was so cute from the moment I saw it on the LOFT website. It was one of the few dresses that they sold in a tall, so I decided to check it out since I didn't know about the sizing. I love the length, but unfortunately the small was too big. And the color was less pink and person and more rust-colored. Unfortunately, this one got returned. I felt like I was wearing a sack.
I searched my closet a couple of weeks ago and couldn't find the dress I wore on my first date with Mr. RH. It was a gorgeous little black dress and I just adored it.
Of course, now I can't find it. I *know* it has to be around here somewhere, right?
Anyway, this was the one XS I ordered - and it fit. You can't see the cute detailing on the neckline, but it's there. I also got this in a S purple but it didn't show up until last night. I haven't tried it on, but I'd guess it's probably too big.
Unfortunately, the top of this one is much bigger in person. It just hangs off my shoulders. I would replace the belt they have with a larger one.
Yesterday, I took this to my local store and begged for an XS. There weren't any in the store (besides the one I was returning).
The closest one? Cincinatti, where I had actually just come from (my BFFs and I went to IKEA). Go figure.
The next two are actually from Target.com. The first one is sold in stores, but the second is not (and that's probably a good thing).
My BFF is currently out of the country - and right before she left, she stopped by to visit me at work wearing this dress. I ordered it the next morning because it is awesome.
I've taken off the built-in belt and have been wearing it with a black belt.
Last but not least - the worst dress ever. I saw this dress online and and it sold out the next day, right after I ordered it.
All in all, I guess I'd have to give this lot of dresses a big fat meh. They're beautiful, don't get me wrong... but dang if I can't figure out my sizing, how do normal non-shopaholics even have a chance??
Time to get moving, this day is already flying by!! Happy Tuesday!