Glimpse of Yesterday

Glimpse of Yesterday

Friday, January 21, 2011

Risky Business

I hate clothes shopping. Hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it! I never seem to find what I'm looking for, the sizing doesn't seem to work for me sometimes (bloating doesn't help either...), the lighting in the dressing rooms only magnifies and highlights the cellulite I want to deny that exists..., and I struggle to find clothing that is acceptable to my wardrobe policy for work.

That being said, my wonderful husband gave me a $100 gift card to Dressbarn. I went to our local store a week or so after Christmas to look for great deals. I didn't find anything I liked - most of the clothing was dressy holiday attire or they didn't have my size. So, after waiting a couple of weeks, I decided to go onto their website.

I'm so glad that I did. I took a risk and purchased the above items from the website. My daughter was shocked. I never really bought clothes online, without trying them on before.
I bought a super soft teal long sleeved blouse; a beautiful light gray 3/4 sleeve button up blouse, a puckered purple shell (to wear under blazers), and a geometric flowing shell (also to wear under blazers). All of these tops were on clearance. The most expensive top was $14.80 and the least was only $10!

And, to top it off, I decided to order a dress, yes - a dress (I don't think I've worn one in about 3 years...) to wear at a grand-opening party next week at work. It was $39.99 and it fits perfectly. I plan on going out this weekend and getting a pair of tall black boots to wear with it, hopefully on sale.

So, my goodies arrived yesterday. I had a mini-fashion show and tried on each item. And - a miracle happened. Everything fit perfectly and looked great on me! A first! A first I tell you!
Even my skeptical daughter was impressed.

I was so pleased....with that $100 gift card, I was able to purchase 5 articles of clothing. The total amount I paid, including shipping, came to $98.73. Yup, I have a balance of $1.27 that I may be able to use in the store, possibly on a piece of jewelry on clearance.

I'm not much of a risk-taker, but I'm so glad that this shopping experience resulted in being a positive one. Usually, the only kind of shopping that results in the least amount of grumbling from me is grocery shopping. I think I may have turned a corner, or maybe rode a slight curve, with this experience.

Now, let's just hope that I don't accidentally shrink anything.

Have a blessed day!


I went to Penney's and got a nice tall pair of boots for 70% off! I only paid $29.99 - I was so excited!!! I think clothes and shoes that are bought on clearance look and fit better, don't you agree?


  1. oh happy day! that is so wonderful to
    have some beautiful things to wear. now
    go have some fun in them!

  2. Good for you Lee. I need new clothes badly myself :)

  3. Lovely! I found my tall boots at JC Penney for 60% off! I love them. All the best with finding some to go with your dress. (The sales right now are incredible. I may have to go shopping again myself.)

  4. Yes, Vee! I went to Penney's and got a nice tall pair of boots for 70% off! I only paid $29.99 - I was so excited!!! I think clothes and shoes that are bought on clearance look and fit better, don't you agree?

  5. You did great, Liane! I love Dress Barn, too. I usually have pretty good luck there, but haven't ever ordered anything online. I hate shopping, too, if it's for me - if it's for someone else, it's great.
    I'm different sizes all over and it's so hard to go into a department store and try to find something that's flattering! You did good - now you go to your opening party and WOW everybody!

  6. I was just visiting Sand Flat Farm and oh the treasures! Your daughter did such an amazing job with the brown paper wrapping, string, and button embellishments. Too sweet!