Weekly Shopping UpdateMay 09, 2013
I recently donated four boxes of old clothes to Goodwill, let my friends and relatives shop my closet, and packed away heavy winter items. For the first time in (what seems like) forever I actually have room to store new purchases. While I don't think I can ever be someone with a super carefully curated and condensed closet, it does feel good to have a slimmer wardrobe.
But what's newfound closet space if you can't find something new to fill up that space? (I kid I kid). My biggest damage this week was made at Ann Taylor, a retailer I fall in and out of love with often.
Take 30% off your Ann Taylor purchase with code MAYCHIC. Lots of polyester blend tops on sale in small sizes: Ruched Long Sleeve Top ($9.88), Twist Knot Top ($9.88), Side Ruched Sleeveless Top ($9.88), Striped Pleated Shoulder Top ($9.88), Cross Drape Top ($19.88), Asymmetrical Drape Top ($14.88), Petal Sleeve Scoop Neck Top ($16.88), Twist Front Top ($19.88), Woven Back 3/4 Sleeve Top ($19.88).
The following styles are more limited in colors/sizes: Shoulder Button Striped Top ($19.88), Cotton Back Zip Tee ($19.88), Cotton Button Back Top ($19.99), Drape Neck Top ($19.99), Stretch Cotton Shirttail Hem Tee ($19.99), and Textured Crepe Cowl Neck Top ($19.88).
Of the new arrivals, I am most eager to try the Geo Print Drapey Front Pleat Shorts but sizes are starting to sell out online. Navy and white is an infallible combination and I can see these shorts in the closet of someone who owns tops and jackets in bright colors.
|Geo Print Drapey Front Pleat Shorts|
French Connection recently further marked down some of its sale merchandise and sizes are complete for most styles at the moment. The Spotlight Knits Dress that I own is available in purple, teal, intimate pink, red, and cupid for $59.99, a great price for the style.
French Connection jersey and bandage style dresses tend to run small. I sized up in the Jag Stripe Dress but it still felt a little too body-hugging. It is currently sold out on French Connection's website but can be found at Last Call Neiman Marcus, Piperlime, Gilt, Amazon (additional colors here and here), and ebay.
|Jag Stripe Dress | 2 | Noctural-Trouble Yellow|
Length: 31.5" / Underarm to Underarm: 14" / Waist: 12"
|Fast Lisella Lace Dress | 0 | Daisy White|
Underarm to underarm: 17.5" / Waist: 17" / Length: 36"
|Wiggle Dress In Border Wallpaper Print|
|Midi Skirt in Texture|
|Midi Skirt in Texture|
|Laser-cut Peplum Bandeau Swimsuit | Moulded Cup Swimsuit | River Island Solid Bustier Bikini | Caged Bow Back Swimsuit|
My last J. Crew order was also not too successful. I had high hopes for the Candy Anchor Dress but the print was sort of lifeless in person. The dress in size 14 fits me loosely (I would say it's the equivalent of a size 0 dress from the women's department) but the length isn't too infantile.
|Candy Anchor Dress | 14 | Ivory|
Underarm to underarm: 16.5" / Waist: 15" / Length: 33.5"
|Capri in Gilded Brocade | 0P | Gilded Aqua Jacquard|
Waist: 14" / Hip: 18.5" / Inseam; 23.5"
Gap is running a 30% off sale online (use code GAPMAY at checkout). I am intrigued by the striped options but reviews online are only lukewarm so I am going to check them out in stores before placing an order.
|Striped 4-in-1 Dress|
|Striped Sleeveless Jersey Dress|
|Callie Tie-Waist Dress | Maylene Patio Dress | Multi-Stripe Patio Dress | Diagonal Stripe Patio Dress | Heritage Sleeveless Knit Patio Dress | Maylene Patio Dress|
|Torn by Ronny Kobo Striped Racerback Maxi Dress|
Adrienne Panel Dress