You've seen the dress I wore to my nephew's wedding, but here is the photo again. Its from Old Navy, and I bought it online.
I'd been looking at several stores locally and just couldn't find something I really liked. My main problem with clothes right now is fit. I am a smaller size in the chest/torso than in the hips/stomach area. If I get good fit on top, it's too tight on the bottom and vice versa. Sigh...
Less than a week before we left for California I had not found anything, and figured I would wear a favorite navy ruffled tank that has a small white print on it, and a navy pencil skirt.
A few years ago I found a cute 'swing' dress at Vanity Fair and really loved the styling and comfort. I thought if I could find a few I would be set for my trip.
We had been at Old Navy and I couldn't find anything in store, but I looked on line and found the dress I wore to the wedding, and several more. A sleeveless green swing dress and a short sleeved berry color were purchased along with the dress for the wedding. They were on sale and then there was a code for 40% more off the original price! I paid for quick shipping and paid just under $80.
I loved them so much, that I decided to buy a few more dresses after I got home. I chose colors and a pattern that will work now but also in the fall/winter if I add leggings, a sweater and boots. This time they were even less expensive and I had a new code for 35% off if I spent a certain amount. So I chose three dresses, the grey, the black and the black geo pattern, didn't need quick shipping so I got free shipping and paid $52 and some change! Win!
You can see the other dresses here, here, here, here, and here. The dress I wore to the wedding is here.
These dresses are great for casual wear but can be dressed up, as well. And like I mentioned they will easily transition for fall and winter, too.
They are the kind of dress that will work for me even if I lose some more weight. They are really forgiving.
One of the items I'm looking to add to my wardrobe for fall is a cropped denim jacket. I really like this look with my black swing dress (which is fuller through the hips). I already have the boots, etc.
I'd also like to find a pair of brown boots this year. I have black boots, black ankle boots and black uggs.
And then maybe a few new cardigans.
Have you purchased any new clothes lately? Thinking about what you may need for fall? Let's chat in the comments!