If the Dress Don’t Fit, Buy It Anyway?

So I bought this dress, this past weekend, It doesn’t quite fit. Well, actually it fits EXACTLY, no wiggle room, no booty shaking room, and well…breathing while wearing was quite the feat.


Don’t you hate that?

…but it’s so cute so…

I could probably have it tailored, but I probably won’t. It is like everything else in my life, it will sit there waiting to be fixed until I abandon it or toss it in the giveaway pile.

So anyway, this dress is definitely on trend, with the one shoulder and the ruffle and the stripes. I think I have hit quite a few of the Spring trend requirements with this one, if I pair it with a block heel and add a pink bag, I will have officially embraced fashion victimhood.

It was an exchange of two other dresses that didn’t fit at all. One a gift, one an impulse purchase.

They were all Bloomingdale’s purchases.

An extremely weird thing about the section of the Bloomingdales store where I purchased my dress, everything stops at a size Large, which could mean just about anything, in terms of sizing. I don’t get it. Sometimes items are too big and sometimes I can’t get things past my thighs. Pretty much, unless the line is cut particularly generously, though, I will either have to lose more weight if I want to keep shopping in the cute section or move on to another more “generous” section of the store. Moving would definitely bite, because more generous often equals “not cute”.

I range between a size 8 and a 12 apparently. I typically end up in some eights, mostly tens, but clothing varies wildly for me so I have some smalls in my closet, and yet, any blazer I buy usually ends up being a 12 or 14.

This dress is a large, and with the right under garments, not the ones I am wearing in the pic, it would fit perfectly, I wouldn’t normally recommend buying something that doesn’t fit perfectly at the time of purchase, but in this instance, I am 99% sure that I will be able to wear this dress properly very soon. Since I am actively losing inches regularly, it will fit more loosely in the next couple of weeks. I could have waited to share, BUT, I wanted to share it with you now because I think it is just so cute and I want you to be able to purchase it while it is available. Also, if I don’t do it now, I will inevitably forget.

The brand is Lucy Paris

I purchased it from Bloomingdales

It was $88.

It’s flirty and fun and I think I am going to really enjoy wearing it by the end of the month.

A couple of other purchases:


A cute top with fancy sleeves of course, from the Aqua line to pair with a black skort (that was actually purchased last week from Zara). Aqua is one of those hit or miss lines where a large is really a s/m. The skort form Zara is a medium because a large was too big. SMH!!

AND…I managed to snag one item from the Victoria Beckham for Target Collection in size medium, because, it looked like something I would wear and fits very nicely. I do love Target and while I have never considered anything from any of Vicky’s lines, I had to pick up something from this one. I mean, what kind of lifestyle/fashion blogger would I be if I didn’t? I own my sheepleness and I am going to wear the hell out of this top. For $26, it would be foolish not to, right? 🙂

Alrighty then, that’s all I’ve got for now.

Have you ever bought something that didn’t fit? Let me know in the comments how it worked out.

Until next time

Have a great week,

The Mrs.