so... i live in small town with no clothing stores.
and then if i go to where i used to live 10 minutes away, there is a walmart & a few places to shop for clothes.
we have no target.
and somehow.... i am still alive.
it's a 30 minute drive to get to those things and really that is no biggie at all.
what i do have in my halfway biggish town that is 10 minutes from my house is Dress Barn.
i hardly ever go there.
and then when i do.... i always find stuff!
there is a lot to navigate that is too "mature woman" for me.
and there is a lot of.... ruffles where there shouldn't be?
and denim jackets with rhinestones.
in a bad way.
and racks and racks FULL of mom jeans.
but i am telling you... it's worth a peek if you have time to shop with no children.
so today i will walk you though my shopping experience at the Dress Barn (moo)
(WHO named that store???? it's HORRID!)
i tried on this one.
it looks like it's coral zebra stripey fabic but it's actually seperate little layers of fabric.
too bulky on my curvy frame.
and looked too old on me.
when i shop... i am committed.
i bring in A TON of clothes to the dressing room and try on ANYTHING i may remotely like.
i find this method to be productive when trying to shop without children.
maximizing my time.
if you don't like shopping for clothes... you definitely don't want to go with me.
i fully admit that i take forever.
they didn't have this one in my size.
i liked it a lot and would've probably gotten it...it's classic.
but i would need a strapless bra and that is not a favorite of mine... but may still be worth it.
not my size in this one either.
it looks so comfy!
maxi dresses are always teetering on the line of cute and Mrs. Roper.
this one expecially.
a good maxi dress is hard to find if you are not a long skinny stick lady.
but if you are then i bet you'd look amazing in that!
you should also get a huge black sun hat.
and send me a picture.
this is a nice churchy dress.
it was not red it was orangey.
so orangey that i actually didn't even try it on.
i took it in but just couldn't do that color on me.... i knew i wouldn't want to look at it against my skin.
now THIS one.... i loved.
the color is off in the website photo.
it looked like this:
bright mint green...yellow, orange, and corally pinks.
with little birds all over it.
i loved it!
but in the end decided it was too dressey for my life.
i have no where to wear it...my friends don't get married any more... i go no where that requires this.
funny story: one time (not yesterday) i was shopping and had an over zealous store employee trying to help me find something to buy. (dislike) i came out with a dress on and she was arranging me (touching me a lot) straighting and moving the belt and said "oh honey if you just need to get some Spanx and you will look great" and i said quietly "i am wearing spanx now"
i did not buy that dress.
it didn't fit quite right. :(
i am considering ordering it in two sizes & trying again in case it was that ONE dress that wasn't sewn right.
this one i thought was really sweet.
kelly green underneath with white lace on top with that sweet little belt!
very flattering cut with the pleats facing inward.
(would that be called an inverted pleat? did i just make up a new term? let's say yes)
this one is crazy bright yellow but i thought it looked good!
i think with brown cowboy boots... chunky necklace... denim jacket....yes!
does it say "mother of high school graduate class of 2013"??
that is the look i am going for.
a cute cardi (of course)... wedge sandal... pretty necklace.... shave my legs.... :)
YEP! i think it will work!
all of these dresses are their website. (dressbarn.com)
i appreciate the affordability there compared to lots of places.
they are having a sale with dresses. (buy two save $10 i think?)
i really don't ever buy anything else there...it IS the DRESS BARN ya know?
dress barn did not pay me to post any of this.
i am not even going to link it because i don't want you to be confused.
i don't even know the girl who helped me check out today.
i just thought i would share with you that dress barn (moo) is not that bad.
i mean... it has lots of stuff that is just NOT for me... but there is good stuff in there too.
i am having lunch with mr. duerksen today.