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.

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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:

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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.

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