My favorite way to unwind is leisurely browsing shopping websites or strolling through Target and Nordstrom Rack. I have no intentions of buying anything unless I find something so incredible and at such a great price that I would be foolish not to make a purchase. But that’s unlikely to happen, right? So, this is truly a relaxation technique and should in no way be considered shopping. And that’s exactly what you should say if my husband ever asks, okay?
While relaxing with a friend in Nordstrom Rack last summer, I tried on a green dress just for fun and fell in love. I wasn’t going to purchase it until I saw the price. This dress – which fit like a glove, gave me good color even under the florescent fitting room lights and would make for the perfect daytime wedding guest dress – was marked down to $19.98. Obviously, the universe was telling me to treat myself.
I had forgotten all about it until last week when I was searching my closet for something to wear for St. Patrick’s Day. Since the dress is a little formal for work, I dressed it down today by adding a waist belt and layering a navy blazer over it for some color blocking. Bonus: I found my nude pumps on clearance at Target for $7.98, and this belt was a recommended item on Amazon for $12.99. Some may call it luck, but I like to think of these as gifts from the fashion gods.
What I’m Wearing
Max Studio Lace Dress, Nordstrom Rack (similar style)
Navy Blazer, The Limited (no longer available)
Gold Belt, Amazon
Nude Pumps, Target
Ring Stack, Mistraya Jewelry (similar stack)
Pearls, a graduation gift (I’m from Savannah, y’all.)