Monday, June 20, 2011

Off-line shopping

I love to window shop online, but I rarely ever make purchases.  Depending on the store/ item of clothing/ cut of the garment I can run between 3 different sizes and making returns is a pain in the asssss.

I have been on the lookout for a birthday dress.  I wanted something cute that I would wear casually during the day, and then dress up at night for my birthday dinner.  Oh yeah... and apparently now I need to accommodate a baby bump.

That's when I found this on Frugal Fashionista, and I was smitten:

I zoned right in on the Jetty Dress and was all "miiiinnneeeeee".  I loved the draping and the slight bubble skirt added a little extra fun.  Plus, I die for that blue.  It was pretty much exactly what I wanted, and I already owned similar pieces shown above that I could accessorize with.

I didn't love the price of $79.50 but let's be honest, that's pretty cheap for JCrew.  I  mentioned it to JEGs and he said that he would order it for me as part of my birthday present.  Yaaaaaay husband! :)

Then, we saw this:

 Whomp whomp. :-/

A little later in the week, I had a couple extra minutes before a doctors appointment, so I popped into a local JCrew store.  I thought the chances were slim that it would be there, but it was worth a shot, right? 
I browsed around for a little bit and didn't see anything, so I asked a sales rep.  She clickity-clacked away at the computer and said "Oh yeah, it's in our clearance section".

Not only did they have it in my size, but it was also on sale for $49.99.  If you include the cost of shipping ($12.50 per the site), I saved $42 (nearly half!) and got exactly what I wanted by stopping in the store on a whim.

one day that belt will be around my waist again, and not tucked under my boobs

Sometimes it pays to shop off-line.

Always & Forever,


Shannon said...

On second thought, I don't think I can go anywhere with you until you give birth. You look better pregnant than I do 10 month (omg) post-baby. And what I mean by that is you look effing awesome. That dress is super flattering. Oh and those! they combine 3 of my faves: wedge, peep, slingback...perfection.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

You look so darn cute! I love that dress on you and the you totally rock it. Good call to stop into the store. Genius.

Oonafey said...

That dress is adorable and you look amazing! I've been AWOL and look at everything I've missed!

Anonymous said...

The outfit is extremely elegant and so are the wedge sandals. Painting your fingernails red made it classically sophisticated.