There is no other way to describe the last few days other than expensive. Luckily for me, it was much more expensive for my boyfriend than for me. As I mentioned in my last post, the boyfriend was going to take me shopping for my birthday instead of getting me a traditional gift. The whole excursion took roughly three hours, and thankfully my boyfriend had his friend S along for the ride. Nothing like discussing video games with your best friend while your girlfriend blows your bank account. I ended up buying from H&M, Express, American Eagle, The Gap, and Charlotte Russe. Warning: you are about to witness the aftermath of a dress-oholic.
So, without further ado, my haul.
H&M, $12.95 apiece
This was one of the first things I bought. Overall, just two simple, solid-colored dresses. I thought they’d be cute for day or night, so I ended up getting them in both orange and black.
I’m usually not a big floral girl, but this dress was just calling my name. I love how light and flawy it is, and I’ve always loved the high-waisted skirt look. In fact, I have two other dresses very similar to this one. Not as if I needed another, but when in Rome, right?
This is by far my favorite dress out of the ones I bought. I love the bohemian feel, along with the little braided belt that came with it. Also, I think it highlights my curves without making me look fat, which is always a bonus.
For some reason, I have an obsession with white dresses. Half of the dress collection I have is white. To me, there’s just something so summery and beautiful about a white dress. Hence, this lacy number. This is the first one-shoulder dress that I’ve bought, and I was pretty happy with the price. Usually Marshall’s requires a little bit of digging to find something lovely, and I’m glad I had the patience to find this.
To be completely honest, I’m still on the fence about this one. I ended up getting it for 45% off because the store was running their 30% off sale, plus I had a coupon, so I don’t really feel guilty about buying it. When I first tried it on, I thought it was cute and unique, but now the more I look at it the more I wonder what I was thinking. What’s your opinion?
I’m pretty in love with this dress. I love the cinched waist, and the little bit of leopard print adds a little bit of fun to a dress that might otherwise be considered stuffy.
I really love this top. It’s pretty casual, but that suits my lifestyle because nine times out of ten, I’m doing casual things. It was originally around $40, but it was on sale for the above price, so I had to snatch it up.
Charlotte Russe, $5 apiece
Do you remember those sandals I bought from Charlotte Russe about a month ago? Those cute ones with the orange beads? Yeah, well, they broke. One hour into wearing them, half of the beads fell off all over the pavement. Needless to say, I decided to return them. The employees gave me a really hard time about wearing them, even after I showed them the bottom of the shoes to prove that I hadn’t even gotten a chance to break them in. Eventually, they agreed to give me a $10 store credit (even though the shoes were $34.95. Yeah, I was kind of pissed.). Since I couldn’t buy anything substantial with that amount of money, I took advantage of their $5 accessories sale and bought myself some bracelets and a new belt, in an attempt to make an effort to accessorize.
American Eagle, $34.95
I thought these were really cute, and I love the little silver detail and the braids. However, I have tons of sandals. Like, way too many. These were kind of an impulse buy, so I’m debating returning them for something more practical, because realistically, these will get worn probably three times all summer since I have so many pairs already.
Whew! That was exhausting. Now, I’m off to find something to wear for dinner and drinks tonight with the girls. It’s a little chilly, so I might have to forgo the dresses tonight. Hope you’re all having a great week, and only one more day until the weekend!
Holly, not Hollie