Archive | April, 2012

Weeks 49-50 Update

29 Apr

You may have noticed that I didn’t have a results post yesterday. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t find any time to shop over the past few weeks since I have a pinched nerve or something else going on in my back/shoulder/neck and a lot of my limited free time has been eaten up by physio and massage appointments (FYI massage therapy for muscle/nerve issues is not relaxing at all!). So I’m going to pretend that I have a doctor’s note for this challenge and extend it by a week.

Erin Fetherston Colorblock Shift Dress, Neiman Marcus $295

I’m actually going shopping with my best friend on Tuesday so I’m really hoping that I can find an awesome shift dress then. At this point I’m looking forward to shifting back from physiotherapy to retail therapy again!

 

Wish me luck!

Weeks 49-50 Challenge

15 Apr

Well, once again I’m late with a challenge, but better late than never I suppose!

For my second last challenge (which btw is crazy, where did the time go?!) I’m going to be searching for another Spring trend, a shift dress that is both stylish and work appropriate. I’m thinking something fun and bright and I’m feeling really inspired by some Erin Fetherston dresses that I came across randomly searching the net (ok mostly while on the Neiman Marcus website…):

Erin Fetherston Colorblock Shift Dress, Neiman Marcus $295

 

Erin Fetherston Plisse Shift Dress, Neiman Marcus $325

 

Erin Fetherston Butterfly-Print Combo Dress, Neiman Marcus $39

 

I’m thinking that something sleeveless and more structured will suit me more than the second flowier dress but I’m open to trying on some different styles, that is if I can find more than one option. Here’s hoping!

Wish me luck!

Weeks 47-48 “Results”

2 Apr

You may have noticed that there wasn’t a results post for this challenge. Well, that’s because I didn’t really have any results to post. It wasn’t for a lack of trying though.

I looked for a fun trench coat in many, many stores when I was in Toronto and just couldn’t find anything that either fit into my $40 budget or that I liked enough to buy. I continued looking when I got home but still no luck (FYI the Spring coats in the outwear section at Winners are pretty pathetic at the moment).

That doesn’t mean that I didn’t find anything of course. I did find an affordable Joe Fresh trench coat that came in both bright orange or a royal-ish blue but the orange made my complexion look like I was either jaundiced or a long-lost Jersey Shore cast mate (I’m not sure which is worse) and the blue coat was too dark for my liking.

Joe Fresh MAC Coat $29

So for now I’m going to hold onto my $40 until I find something that I really like. Hopefully I can find something in the next few weeks before it gets too warm to need a coat… thinking that coat-free weather is only weeks away is probably wishful thinking though!

Stay tuned for a new challenge this Sunday. I’m also going to try to start going through my backlog of Triumph or Tacky? posts so I have a lot of writing ahead of me!