Friday, January 18, 2013

Nordstrom Rack and Macy's: fitting room reviews

A look at all the pretty things I didn't buy on a recent shopping trip ... 


Nordstrom Rack

This is my "meh" face
Fire Los Angeles dot buttondown, size L, about $20
     The fabric is very light, which I liked, but the fit was off - like many juniors' shirts, the sleeves were a little too slim for my taste, and the buttons across the chest gapped when I moved my arms (which just about never happens).

Love Fire navy and seafoam dress, size XS, $25
      Cute colors, great fit, awesome little back detail that accommodates a regular bra, but I don't need another weekend dress.

Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique silk dress, 0P, $55
     This is such a pretty, vivid grape purple (I firmly believe you can never own too much purple), and the pintucking detail adds a little interest. I didn't care for the button at the neckline but I would have worn it unbuttoned anyhow. Right now I'm not looking to spend that much on a dress, no matter how pretty, so pass.


       I took a good look through the sales racks and decided to try on two INC peplum tops. The one below is a soft, sweater-like knit. The color is pretty, but I don't find the peplum flattering at all. It's Hip City!

    The second peplum top was made of a more structured, very stretchy fabric. A little better, but still not a fan.

INC sleeveless lace V-neck shell, XS, about $20

   Would be cute for date night, but very fitted - I would have preferred a size up. I passed due to the size issue.

Tommy Hilfiger printed dress, $31
     I don't own anything dotted, and this was cute. I liked how the cowl neckline added a little asymmetry without being gapingly huge, unlike most cowl necks. It would have made a great dress for work.

   If you're one of the lucky folks who gets to enjoy a three-day weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, have a great weekend! :)


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't care for peplum!

  2. I really like the second peplum top on you... it took a while to grow on me, but now it is one of my favorite silhouettes!


  3. Oh, I hate button gaping across the chest, it drives me crazy and has ruined many a lovely button up. :P I think both the first printed dress and the last one looked so gorgeous on you, the greenish hue of the first one is so pretty on you! Peplum tops are so tricky, you really have to get one that hits right at the perfect spot on your waist or they just end up looking too awkward. (Although dude, girl, you don't need to be worrying about your hips, there's no way that's hip city! I think it's more that the top is too long on you.)

  4. Ashley - yes, I've also joined the No-Peplum Club. I think they look great on other folks, but so far I haven't found one that looks right on me ... :)

  5. Thanks, Jessica - I did think that one fit better, but the silhouette still looks odd to me. I'll have to check out how you've worn your peplum! :)

  6. Katie - I love anything with a print, so those two dresses were my favorite, too. :) If someone could invent a gap-free buttondown, they could make a million dollars!

    That first peplum top makes me think of a bed's dust ruffle! You're right, it is much too long. :)


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