So… Some of you know I bought the “red” Dress Barn maxi. It’s ORANGE. A really orange, orange, but I kept it anyway. They call it coral, but there’s not even a HINT of pink in there.
There is a lot more green than the photo shows, so that’s probably what made it a winner. I’m not good with orange and blue together (hello, UVA) but I have some green mule sandals that will look really cute with this… if it ever warms up enough for me to wear it.
It is nearly floor-length on me though, but I look for a bit of shrinkage when I launder it. Maybe you’ll get a photo of me in it, but probably not.
Tuesday was the annual Lilly Loves the League event. (That’s what I call it… I’d have to check my receipt, but the Pink Palm has its own name for our shopping event.) I went in looking for another maxi, but they didn’t have the one I wanted to see, and my back-up plan was a very casual shirt dress. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! I bought the Carolyn Dress in Shorely Blue Lavish Lilly.
(Belt not included, but I do love to belt things… I think I want a red patent skinny belt though… What do you think?)
The model is obviously 10 feet tall. On me, unbelted, said dress is just above the knee. I love a shirt dress for summer. While I know some of you love to mix and match tops and bottoms, I spent so much time in uniforms that some days, it stresses me out to dress myself. Dresses are easy; insert head here, slip on shoes that don’t clash and call myself put together.
While waiting to check out, a print with lighthouses in it caught my eye. It’s only offered in two dresses, and the first one I tried on was cute on the hanger but not on me. (Note to self… I simply cannot wear Lilly anything with a boatneck. The end.) The second looked awful on the hanger and I loved it. I foolishly asked the peanut gallery (aka: my Lilly lovin’ pals) which dress I should get and ended up adding the Kori in Resort White Guiding Light to my purchase. (The print is best viewed here… I don’t know why Lilly doesn’t have that print featured! It might be my current favorite, and it’s NOT BLUE!)
Trying to be supportive, I dropped into The Loft event last night on my way to a meeting. Hem. I knew going in that I love their tees and was afraid that if the tees were on sale – they usually are – that I’d buy a couple. Then, a scarf wrapped itself around my legs and refused to let me leave without it… Hem. As the title says, my summer wardrobe is DONE.
I’d like to thank both the Pink Palm and the local Loft for hosting us. I enjoy shopping with retailers who appreciate my business and if they also happen to support the causes dear to my heart, well… all the better.
Any exciting Mother’s Day weekend plans?