Remember that Staples commercial where the song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams is playing and a dad is skipping around the store delirious because his kids are going back to school? (in case you forgot, watch it here) Well, I felt like that yesterday. Why? Because it's SALE time in the malls!
*Imagine me skipping giddily through Rideau Centre*
Despite my LOVE for fashion consumption, I am a pretty reserved shopper. When I shop, if I find something I like, I rarely purchase it on the spot. I need time to think about it, and how it will work with my wardrobe. If I start dreaming about the item, I know it's meant to be. My impulses get the best of me though when there's a sale. Especially if it's a MEGA sale and yesterday I was tested...and failed (or succeded....depending how you look at it!)
Always classy RW&CO had this little gem going on:
Really, they might as well have been giving their clothes away!! How was I to resist?
I settled on three items and decided maybe I could try doing my first outfit of the day (OOTD) post! I grabbed the b/f and off we went out for my first photo shoot today!
Now for any of you fashion bloggers, we need to talk. Who is taking your photos?!?! After about three rounds of him taking the photo, then me asking to see the photo, then me saying I don't like the photo...I was definitely testing my wonderfully patient boyfriend's nerves. I think the experience was made more difficult because he didn't understand why I would take photos of my outfit and then post them on the Internet. I assured him it was a legitimate thing that bloggers do. LOL!
ANYWAYS...I ended up getting this silky feeling leaf-print romper which was regularly $58.00 on sale for $54.95 + an extra 40% off + a button had fallen off so I asked for an extra 10% discount which made the grand total...free! (Okay, it was $29.97 but it felt like such a steal!) Really, you should always ask for a discount if an item you like is in the least bit not up to snuff. The worst they can say is no! It took me a three-minute YouTube video to figure out how to sew the button back on and I was set!
Breakdown: RW&CO Leaf-print Romper | Fossil Stella Watch | Claire's Earrings | Gifted Necklace | Feet First Shoes | The Bay Cat Eye Sunglasses
I've been wanting a romper for a while but have always shied away because they're often made quite short. RW&CO's version is a decent length and so incredibly comfy! I appreciate the pockets as well. I mean, I'd never put anything in the pockets (come on, it would ruin the look!) but it adds an interesting detail. The romper also comes in black and a gorgeous ocean coloured blue.
I also got this adorable lemon coloured lace peplum top which RW&CO featured in their latest campaign:
|Middle photo from RW&CO|
When the model has it on, it looks like it will be tight but there's an elastic at the waist which makes it a bit more loose. Be warned that their sizes run large so if you're buying, I'd go down a size.
My final purchase was a casual two-tone peach colored cami. I'm 100% obsessed with peach and have to actively stop myself from making my closet monochromatic!
The front is a lighter peach soft-stretch material and the back is a hot-pink silky chiffon. There's a pocket on the front that's made out of the same material as the back. I think this will be my go to piece this summer when I want something easy to throw on. It's casual but the chiffon gives it an extra pizzaz. I'm thinking of pairing it with white jeans to make it really pop!
Not going to lie, I LOVED doing this OOTD post. Like Becky Bloomwood (Confessions of a Shopaholic), I've always dreamt of roll calling my outfit like in a fashion magazine. OOTD posts allow me to do that. Now to buy a tripod because Lord knows I won't be asking the b/f to take photos of me again! LOL
Do you have any tips for doing OOTD posts?