Wednesday, 20 June 2012

What I Wore Wednesday: Window Shopper

I've been up to a lot of window shopping lately. Does it still count as window shopping if you try things on? I was down south for work Sunday-Monday and I'm back down again tomorrow as well before heading to London for a weekend with my girls and then I'm back home in time for my birthday Monday before we leave for France Tuesday. Are you tired? I am!

So I've been trying to find work clothes, holiday clothes and just general cute clothes and while I've tried on A LOT I'm not sure I've actually found a lot.

high street changing rooms

That's not even all of it! I mostly hit up my mainstays: TK Maxx and HM but I did look around in the Oasis and Warehouse sales, too. I'm in love with the swallow themed dresses and tank tops at HM-- I love old school swallow tattoos so they are totally up my street. The tank is a bit see-through though so I'll need to layer it over a white tank.

I like the idea of the tie dye maxi dress for my holiday but umm doesn't it look like there is a target right at my cootch? The stripey short dress I am going to use as a pool cover-up and while I love the pink and blue Cynthia Rowley dress it just was that little bit too tight on my butt to work in real life.

I had high hopes for a turquoise Jessica Simpson dress but for someone with big boobs she sure as hell didn't design something flattering on a bigger bust. You can see it hanging up in the lower right; it looked so amazing on the hanger but just did not actually work on me.

I guess it just goes to show that some things will look amazing on the hanger and shite on and others look not so hot on the hanger but great on you. How do you go about picked out things to try on when you go shopping? Any tips or tricks for finding hidden gems?


Just to be fair here is something I actually wore to my meeting on Monday. I had a fairly important presentation to give so I went with something I felt comfortable and confidant in:


smart work dress travel


Grey Cynthia Rowley Dress- TK Maxx
Black Cropped Blazer-HM
Leopard Heels- Dune
Pink Fiji Friendship Bracelet-Monica Vinadeer


My good friends and team Cybher crew Siรขn and Claire helped me prep for my meeting so I wore our bracelet so they'd be there with me, too!


toddler fitted baseball cap hat


Also just for good measure here is Blondie Boy showing off his new Cincinnati Reds hat his Papa John got him! I'm pretty sure he is the cutest Cincinnati fan in Scotland :)



35 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Wooohoooo to the weekend!! And BB loooks too cute :)

Melaina25 said...

Cybher bracelets at the ready.... London's calling:)

Melaina25 said...

You looked great for your meeting! And BlondieBoy is a doll!

Melaina25 said...

Comfortable and confident are two musts for an important day at work. Love the polished and professional look you put together! And the little guy looks adorable in his cap!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Melaina25 said...

Looks like you had great fun shopping! Love your outfit for your presentation!!

Melaina25 said...

I love shopping! So much fun trying everything on. Great work outfit.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for hosting!

Melaina25 said...

Great outfit for your presentation! I love window shopping but yea I would count it if you don't buy it. I have a hard time just looking. I try on everything!

Melaina25 said...

Love that (first) cream dress, does it have the swallow print on it?

Melaina25 said...

Heyy dollie, just stopping by to say hi and thank you for hosting!!!!


btw, love all the dresses, perfect for summer!!

Melaina25 said...

Loving the outfits and BB is super cute in his hat x

Melaina25 said...

I love the bird print dresses! I'm thinking about bringing a NY Giants jersey for the Scot's 2 year old niece when we visit in September. She'll be the cutest Giants fan in Scotland...haha.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Melaina25 said...

I like the mash up of outfits - cool!

Melaina25 said...

Love the outfit for your presentation..so put together, but still fashiony!
Ashley:)

Melaina25 said...

you look so smarty pants! love the print shoes with the dress, it shows a bit of your fab personality! And yeh i tend to stick with the same shops, same cuts of dresses. All the above look great on you, i like your hair up in the two pic's too! :)

Melaina25 said...

Oooh, I love the brown dress & tights!

Melaina25 said...

Wow, sound like you are busy, France...lucky you!
I do love windowshopping and usually end up trying on as well, who can blame us right!
Thanks for hosting the link up :)

Melaina25 said...

I like to go shopping with my hubby, b/c the things he'll want me to try on are always interesting and different from what I would normally go for. And sometimes, he'll be surprised by something I'll pick out! We have fun shopping together :)

Melaina25 said...

Agreed, the tie-dyed TARGET look is one that might make a trigger finger itchy. :-)

Melaina25 said...

Looks like goog fun trying things on,they all look great :)

Melaina25 said...

Gorgeous outfits, I particularly love the bottom right pink and navy combo. Your outfit for the meeting was just right and the shoes added the perfect touch and Blondie Boy, well he is just super cute as always. x

Melaina25 said...

I've been going shopping so much too! And I've been mainly looking at dresses and skirts. Do you shop at Nordstrom Rack? They're my fave next to Marshall's and TJ Maxx. And I agree about the tie-dyed target maxi - bad idea!


-Anh

Melaina25 said...

thanks for hosting

Melaina25 said...

You know what! I actually love the blue stripes on you in the first pic!

Melaina25 said...

So many great links already today!!!

Melaina25 said...

I love those leopard heels! I need to suck it up and buy some cute shoes some day. All these browns and blacks are so blah. I'm finally getting some color in my tops and dresses - now it's time to hit up the shoes!

Melaina25 said...

Love the pics of your little guy! Good luck with the shopping. ;)

Melaina25 said...

I love the Cynthia Rowley dress you tried on! I'm loving colorblocking!

Melaina25 said...

Well, hello there. *waving* I haven't been here in a little while and thought I would hop on over to join the party. Everybody looks fabulous!

Melaina25 said...

That sucks you haven't been able to find any cute outfits. It's hit or miss with me and clothes but I'm bad and don't try on things at the store, I usually take them home and try them
on and bring back what doesn't work (they joys of shopping with 3 kids). And Blondie Boy is such a cutie.

Melaina25 said...

I love that pink & blue color blocked number you're wearing on the bottom left! And besides the crotch target, I actually really dig the tie dyed maxi.
Happy early birthday!!!!

xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

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Melaina25 said...

how exciting! enjoy france! those are great dresses. love the striped one especially. how great is cynthia rowley?!
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Melaina25 said...

have fun in France! i love the outfits, especially the striped dress. you're going to have a great trip!

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