I don’t do shopping posts much, because honestly, I hardly ever buy clothes. My closet is small, and I don’t mean ‘small in comparison to my makeup stash.’ I’m strangely picky about the clothes I buy, in terms of price and quality. I don’t have the budget to pay that much for my wardrobe, but at the same time I prefer pieces that I’ll get a lot of wear out of, and won’t fall apart in a week. I also tend to gravitate toward basics. If you were to peek into my closet, you’d see a neat pile of white button-downs, neutral cardigans, 2 pairs of jeans (the $10 ones from Forever 21 are surprisingly good), some colorful dresses, black blazers, etc.
The title ‘Monday at the Shops’ isn’t entirely accurate. This is a small sampling of the dresses (my favorite thing to wear) I’ve tried throughout the month. The rejects pile was much bigger than what I’ve showed here too, but I often forget where I’ve put my phone (I don’t know why. It’s always in my handbag).
Banana Republic is my go-to for daytime dresses. I found this fitted white sheath dress at 70% off, and immediately snatched it up. The belt was awkwardly stiff, but I knew I could easily swap it out for another. Plus, it looked fine sans belt. Take my $30, please.
Ann Taylor Loft was having a $25 dress sale this past weekend, so I peeked inside. Loved: the perfect, bright poppy-red hue of this dress. Didn’t love: the empire waist. Back it went.
Q is one of my favorite shops for unbelievably cheap basics. The quality isn’t always there, but for the prices, I’m willing to let it go. I fell in love with everything about this taupey, blush-pink dress, except for that seatbelt-looking buckle. The fit in the armholes was a bit tight, though, and the only other size they had was a Large. An unfortunate no. I believe this was somewhere around $20.
Last but not least, this fun little $20-something one-shoulder number, also from Q. I loved the beautiful color of the lace, and the length was just right. The fabric on the sleeve did feel scratchy, but since this is a night-out dress rather than an everyday one, I took it.
I swear…I go out in the sun and actually get paler. Wonder how that happens.
Which of these dresses is your favorite? What does the inside of your closet look like? What’s your favorite store for everyday dresses?