I made my rounds both at the outlet mall and the regular mall. As always, first up is my shopping outfit:
Jacket: LOFT Twill Officer Coat, 0
Scarf: Burberry Mega Check, Ivory
Pants: Old Navy Skinny Ankle Zip, 2
Boots: Born Flat Boots
Bag: LV Piano Tote
Sweater: LOFT Shawl Collar Sweater, Navy, XS
Top: J. Crew Merino Chiffon Placket Cardigan, Gold, XS
My first stop was the outlet mall and the BR outlet.
BR Outlet, Tweed Dress, 2P, $70
Had I not seen Jean of Extra Petite and Really Petite totally rock this, I would have thought this looked good on me LOL. It's such a pretty dress but it seems to make me look a little broad up top.
Verdict: No for now - just doesn't look that great on me
BR Outlet, Jeweled Bolero, XS, $10
This is cute and fits well. Now I just have to figure out what to wear it with.
Polo RL Factory Store, Navy Blue Cardigan, Girls Large, $14
I went to the Polo store looking for clothes for the little one (I got 5 sweaters and polos for him - $8 each!) and wound up finding a cardigan for me. This fits really well - sleeves end right after my wrist - torso is slim rather than boxy. I might change the buttons but that's not a big deal.
I also visited the regular mall and went to BR and Talbots.
I've been rather disappointed in BR clothing-wise for the last couple of seasons. It used to be my favorite store but it seems that items are either ill-fitting or blah-looking. I did, however, find some great jewelry for about $3 each (I had a $10 reward card). I love all the gems in these pieces (can't make those myself!)
I also went to Talbots after being lured in by their extra 50% off sale signs. Seeing that Elle had ordered some items (but before I saw her actual review here), I figured it couldn't hurt to take a look. I didn't really wind up finding any clothes my style so didn't try anything on. They did have some cute accessories so I picked up some navy blue tights for $7 and a gray croc belt.
Talbot's Croc-Embossed Belt, (mine's in gray), Sm, $12
I had to add 3 extra holes but I love that this is a medium width AND it's gray. It seems so hard to find a good gray belt. The only gray I had before is a F21 skinny from this summer that is falling apart.
So now that we're in mid-January, how are you doing on your resolutions?