Shopping: What I Didn't Buy

Friday, February 24, 2012

I thought it would be kind of fun to share some of the things I didn't purchase. As most of you know, I love to shop (among other things thankyouverymuch) but shopping involves a lot of trial and error and I certainly don't come home with purchases every time. Most of the items below I liked, but didn't love so that means they stay at the store.

This was a quick trip to Winners (similar to TJ Maxx or Ross) on my lunch break one day:
Uknown sweater, $25  |  Calvin Klein top, $30

1.  This sweater was a pale pink and I hated it immediately.

2.  I liked this cK top, it was flattering and felt nice but the colour (taupe and white) aren't my favourite so I passed on it (but looking at it again now, I kind of wish I had purchased it).

Alexander Bartlett, $20  |  Unknown top, $35

3.  I have been seeing a ton of these types of tops for Spring, you know, with cut-out shoulders and at the time of trying on this top, it wasn't evident this was going to be a huge trend and I just felt so-so on the top.  Now, I'm on the hunt to find one (although this isn't the one, despite going back and trying it on again and in green).

4.  I love love love this top.  It pains me that it didn't come home with me.  It was super long in the back, double layered chiffon and oh-so-pretty.  I thought it was nice but was unsure and pressed for time and I passed.  Mistake!  I have since been to four other Winners looking for it and nothing.  So sad. 


Cynthia Rowley, $25  |  Unknown, $20  |  Alexander Bartlett, $25  |  BCBG, $60

5.  The CR skirt was cute, chiffon, and very well draped... except in the back which was pretty unflattering. 

6.  This orangey-red skirt was just awful once I put it on.

7.  I loved this and was convinced it was coming home with me, even after putting it on... until I turned around.  Yikes.  It was not flattering and the white side panels highlighted every bulge.

8.  I really wanted to love this black and nude BCBG number but it was of body-con fabric/material and not flattering in the least (baby bump?  No, simply chub).

Max Studio (by Max Mara), $50 each

9. & 10.  I loved these dresses and loved even more the fact that they were long on me (so rare to find a maxi long enough for someone who is 5'11).  I preferred the green but simply wasn't sold.  Another case of like, but unsure, so I left it (if you don't love it, leave it).


 
What I wore shopping:  H&M jacket, F21 top, H&M pants, Bamboo boots, Dollarama ring & Suzy necklace

4 comments:

Diana said...

I love the maxi dresses!

Schnelle said...

I just bought one of the shoulder cut-out tops today; I'll be posting about it later! AND I just looked up what Winners is after seeing outfit post after post on different blogs and wondering what the heck kind of store it was! Ironic? Yes, very.

Kristin said...

I hope you find another cobalt tank like that gorgeous flowy one!

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Isn't it painful when you try on a million things and NOT be 100% sold? It happens to me A LOT. And NOT buying something and trying to find it later is the worst! BUT I love your philosophy and now you have money for the items you just cannot live without :)

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