Fitting room fun

6/06/2010 08:06:00 PM Ashley 8 Comments

Friday was a long a really really long day. It all started with a trip to see a lawyer. We are now proud owners of wills. While it's totally odd that we have wills, I know it's a good thing.

After way too many big words and lots of death talk I decided to check out Ann Taylor Loft, Anthropologie and TJ Maxx. Now while I am currently displeased with the way my body looks, I know I am not the only one that feels that way. I figured I'd suck it up and show some of the various outfits I found. Most of them were decent, but didn't come home with me.

First lets start with my OOTD (normally I would have thrown on a belt or something, but it was 100 degrees out and I didn't want to bother):

Dress: Gap
Shoes: Prada
Necklace: Etsy seller Untamed Menagerie

The first dress I tried on was at Ann Taylor Loft. I had seen it in their window and wanted to try it. I'm still debating on it, but now see that it comes in 3 other colors. Hmmm choices.

Empire Halter Dress (it comes in more colors!)

Next stop was Anthropologie. I stuck to sale items and for a crazy change for me I picked up no dresses. Because of that I had to grab jeans to try on. I didn't think they would fit me...but they did and I was bitter (if you're wondering they were Joe's Carpenter Kicker jeans which I had on in all of the pictures). I was good too and only bought one thing.

After a small amount of fighting I was able to wrangle my boobalies into the top. This may not be the most chest friendly top ever...unless you like having them right under your chin.

Mango Chutney Corset

The next top was way too sheer for my liking, but that was the easiest thing to deal with. On me it was way too short and the hem was at an angle (which doesn't seem to be the case for the one in the picture on their site).

Hidden Hummingbird Tank

The next top I actually bought. I liked that it was a jazzed up tee shirt. Perfect for cross country road trip!

This next top, while I liked the look and the cut, I didn't like how sheer it was once it was on. Normally I'd toss a tank under it, but with the heat here and the odd fabric I wouldn't want to.

Next stop was TJ Maxx where I found a Bailey 44 dress. Now I love...and I really mean adore their tops. I own a lot of shirts from them. I have stayed away from their dresses to save everyone the pain of having to see the rolls that my back has. But I figured oh why not and was actually very pleasantly surprised! And can I say SCORE!? I got mine for $40 instead of..oh you know...$300.

Last but not least I thought I would share with you the last "dress" I tried on. Now I say "dress" loosely, because it was in the dress section. When I put it on I did the spin and pull on the fabric. You know...where you spin trying to grab the fabric in the back to pull it down. I could have sworn that the fabric was caught and needed to be pulled down. Nope not the case, my ass was meant to hang out of the bottom of this. I kid you not...I didn't even have to bend over. In fact I was too afraid to bend over to see how much more of my ass it would show.



Ass-1 / Dress-0

After all of that dress fun, the hubs and I went to a work party and Buffalo Wild Wings. I'm so proud of us for socializing with his coworkers (why we don't normally do that is another story all together).

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

What did you do this weekend? Did you find anything good this weekend? Have you ever tried something on that was so awful that you just had to laugh?


  1. I love everything! Especially that Mango Chutney Corset. It's looks hot on you! And even though those tops are a little on the sheer side, they look so good on you.

  2. SpecialSauceintheHouseJune 6, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    I love, love, love Anthropologie! Oh, the damage I could do if I could only afford anything in there. You tried on some great stuff!

    Over from SITS

  3. Stopping by from SITs...I think it's so cool of you to share your shopping spree with us. Ok, so my faves on you are the Mango Chutney Corset, and the crystal embellished jersey dress. They both show off your curves, which you should definitely show off with pride. I also just LOVE the colors on that corset. It's summery, but not super frilly. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Cute outfits! I'm a big TJ Maxx fan as well, and I love that orange top - I've never tried on one (they don't look so great on the hanger!) but after seeing it on you I'm making a mental note to seek one out! :-)

  5. What a fun post idea!! I agree with everyone else, love the corset... and the dress you found at TJ Maxx? FAB!

  6. You picked out some really nice clothes. You look great in those dresses, SITstah :D

  7. I think the Mango Corset with your bubbies looked great! Haha, I'm not feeling how I look either. I have somehow gained "fat arms" as I call it, they seem bigger and I have bra fat and it's gross. But I guess I'll just have to work harder at the gym, I've been lazy the past few weeks.

  8. That is so much fun..LOVE having camera on my phone!

    You definitely need to go get those jeans - too cute, and I'm with you, love t-shirts that are dressed up!

    Just last month I went shopping for a dress by myself, but hey that's no fun. So I took pictures of me in the dresses and texted them from the dressing room! It is so much better to have a 2nd opinion!