Friday, January 02, 2009

Holiday to Work Outfit

After regressing a bit with the non-shopping, I've been trying to will myself into returning that J Crew coat I got on that spree. So far, no luck. Although I was able to return half of the stuff I got, I wasn't able to convince myself to return some of the other items, including a cashmere sweater and this sweater dress:


Banana Republic cowlneck knit dress - $59.99 (down from $110)

I tried for a few weeks to rationalize that I needed to return some more stuff. I left all my clothes laid out on my couch as a reminder that I needed to decide on keeping or returning anything else. After admitting to myself that this baby wasn't going back to the store, I clipped the tags and wore this dress to my family's Christmas dinner. I also got to wear this earlier this week (Wednesday) to work. I love a great versatile clothes-item. It gives me more reason to keep it! Ha!

Sweater dress: Banana Republic
Knee-high boots: Ann Tayor Loft
Silk Bangle: 10,000 Villages
Black Tights: American Apparel

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

you look beautiful (:

very elegant, and a lovely color too!

WendyB said...

Looks like a wise purchase to me!

Fashion Therapist said...

Great choice to keep! It's such a great dress that will take you far in 2009!

kokostiletto said...

i love sweater dress! aw - that's so strong returning all that stuff you got! good job- you're my role model!

Breeza said...

I love that dress!

Lys said...

The dress is chic and definitely can be one of those "multi-wear" dresses.

shopdiary said...

i wore a similar sweater dress with tall boots outfit for christmas eve. yes, keep the dress. it's a good buy!

Fabulously Broke said...

I did that a lot in the past. Then I got irritated with having to return everything *LOL*

So I just stopped shopping...

Fabulously Broke in the City
Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver...

kimmyk said...

if i looked that good in a sweater dress you can bet your ass i wouldn't return it. shit. i'd wear it daily. all the time.

nice boots too btw.

Dressed and Pressed said...

Love it. Would look great on your figure with a contrasting belt.

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Nico said...

very cute !

Nico said...

love it very cute!

Dana said...
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Shopaholic D said...

Thanks Anonymous 7:14!

Thanks WendyB - you make me feel better about the purchasee...haha

Let's hope sweater dresses are still in in 09, Fashion Therapist...I hear they're a classic item that never goes out, but you never know.

lol, why thanks Koko!

Thanks Breeza!

Yuppers, Lys - the multi-wears always get me b/c I can always rationlize their purchase...haha.

shopdiary - great minds think alike!

Hey Fab - that's what I did until i went to the mall for the hubby. see what trouble i get myself in!? lol

lol - you're too funny KimmyK! Thanks girlie!

Dressed and Pressed - I thought about wearing a belt, but just went w/o on both occasions...maybe next time?

Thanks Nico!

Thanks Dana!

:) D

-h of candid cool said...

that dress does look good on you. and you got it for a pretty good price too

Marie said...

I was bad the other day and ordered 2 pairs of Banana Republic velvet trousers - "martin" style. The price was too good to resist. Now the question is how to sneak them home - LOL

gift Philippines said...

The dress is so so gorgeous.I love cowlneck knit dress. Great post you have here.

-Ava