Quickie post here since I'm feeling under the weather. The funny thing is that I didn't even know it until I felt the back of my neck and noticed a row of bumps from my swollen lymph nodes (I can't see them but I keep envisioning a spiky-necked lizard). This explains why I've been feeling listless and unmotivated all day (also why my typical Wednesday post is on Thursday instead).
Pre-bumps, we went to the mall to peruse some sale items and found a couple of things worth mentioning:
Lauren Conrad Polka-Dot Pintuck Top, XS, $17.50, orig. $36 (buy here at Kohl's)
After re-trying on my Jason Wu for Target polka dot top (here), I decided to return it. The fit was ok but it didn't seem very flattering on me. I spotted this top at Kohl's and loved the gray / pink combination. The XS is loose and blouse-y (as intended) and has a bit of a romantic feel to it. It looks like the website carries XXS and I'm curious how that fits. The top is currently on sale for $25 but I had a 30% coupon that brought it down to $17.50.
Verdict: Buy, love the colors and price is decent
New York & Company 7th Avenue Sateen Slim Crop, Yelling Red, $10, orig. $43 (buy here)
I've been contemplating this whole brightly colored pants trend and had been briefly thinking of trying to sew my own. After perusing the pattern sites for slim / skinny pants and finding nothing, I had pretty much given up. Enter StyleSheWrote. Jackie posted (here) that New York & Company had a coupon insert in this month's Glamour magazine allowing you to buy any pair of pants for a mere $10.
The fit here is not ideal. The "slim" could be slimmer and the current cut emphasizes my mommy pear-shape. I'm planning on turning this into an alterations project to slim down the legs and play with cuffing / hemming them. I'd much rather try to alter $10 pants than try to figure out how to make my own (fabric alone would cost ~$15+). I wouldn't really recommend these pants to pear-shaped petites but they'd probably be cute on slim gals with longer legs.
Verdict: Buy and alter. I love the color and you can't beat the $10 price tag.
Hope everyone has a great week! I hope my lizard lumps go away soon.