I squeezed in a quick trip to Express yesterday to try on a few of my Memorial Day Sale wishlist
items so I wanted to follow up with a post today to share my hits and misses while the 40% off sale is still going on.
1. Fitting Room Reviews
If you're following on Snapchat, you saw me try on these three items:
1. Boyfriend Shirt:
This was the item Carylee suggested I try during the sale (in this post) and I can easily see why she loves and collects these shirts. The fabric is so soft! I know I can easily put this to use with my current wardrobe on its own or wearing it cardigan-style as she often does. I ended up purchasing this in white and olive (olive available here).
2. Off the Shoulder Top:
I don't think I've tried on anything on Snapchat that got as many positive comments back as this top did! I wasn't planning to get this at all but I picked it up on a whim after I saw a woman earlier that day wearing a top in that color and I thought it looked so pretty for summer. It looked like fate when this top was right near the entrance at Express! When I looked for it online, I actually found that it comes in five different colors:
Off the Shoulder Blouse: Here
As tempting as it was to get this top after all the positive feedback on Snapchat, I decided not to get
it. I felt like it would just be too fussy for my taste between the bell sleeves and the shoulders that wanted to ride up. I may regret this choice, but I also know how little tolerance I have for fussy pieces.
3. Camo Jacket:
This was Erin's recommendation for me to check out (in this post) and I'm glad I did because I loved it! The fit was great - not too boxy and definitely not too tight. In person, I thought the print was a bit darker than online, which I liked because I felt it made the print more subtle. I want the camo print to be more of a neutral than a statement print, and I think the darker tones help with that.
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2. Purchased, Not Shown on Snapchat
Another reason I didn't get the much-liked Off the Shoulder Top I tried on was because I knew I had this top coming in from a previous order. I like this trend but I think one piece of it is enough for me, so I'm hoping this one will feel less fussy. It doesn't have the bell sleeves like the other so maybe that will help. TBD.
2. Cognac Wedge Sandal
This is another previously-ordered item that I'll be trying on soon. I've been hoping to find a pair of cognac sandals with straps for summer. These have a 4" wedge so that concerns me as far as comfort but again, I have to try them to know one way or another.
3. Kendra Scott Ring
Obviously this is not an Express sale purchase, but Kendra Scott is having a good Memorial Day Sale too with free shipping on any order. Her double rings are my favorite to wear for any kind of date night/happy hour/night out. I've wanted a black version for awhile so I finally decided to get this one under $50.
One thing I talked about in my accessorizing post (here) is that I'm always on the lookout for mixed metal jewelry. One thing I don't have is a pair of mixed metal earrings. These aren't technically mixed metal, but I did think the beads on them gave a similar look and should mean they'll go with almost any outfit.
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3. Wishlist Items I Didn't Buy
1. Racerback Dress:
This was not in stock in my store and that's probably a good thing because I would have been too tempted to buy it. I have this dress in three colors and I'm trying to convince myself that's enough (for now).
2. Denim Shirt
Again, I didn't see this in store so I wasn't tempted to get it. I'm also trying to hold off on this until fall and use my light one (featured in this post) until fall.
I love this particular romper but just don't think I will have enough opportunities to wear something like this to make it worth it.
4. What I Wore
Last but not least, here's a breakdown of the outfit I wore to hit the mall since several of these pieces (top, shorts, shoes, necklace) are shown in the try-on photos above:
Express | Shorts: Target | Shoes: Vince Camuto (Similar) | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Watch: c/o Fossil | Bracelets: LOFT | Bag: Tory Burch
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That does it for me today and for Memorial Day Shopping! I think it's time for me to start deleting the "Sale!" emails from inbox without opening them so I don't get tempted by anything else! Hope you have a safe and happy weekend!