Friday, June 17, 2011

Shorty (OOTD)

It was hot enough in San Diego this week to warrant the wearing of shorts. So I did. I wore them. 


Kate wanted to join me for this shot:
Sweater: Open Cardigan, Forever 21 (similar here and here)
Shorts: Mossimo shorts, Target (from last summer, similar here and here)
Belt: Patent Skinny Belt, J. Crew (similar herehere, and here)
Necklace: Banana Republic (from 2009? Similar here and here)
Shoes: Sandals, Cole Haan (similar here, here, and here)


Today was the first day of the Nordstrom Men's Half Yearly Sale, and I dragged the husband there after work to pick up something for him to wear to a wedding tomorrow (he's lost 60 lbs since last October, and all of  his suits or nicer clothes are far too big for him now). We ended up with a Hugo Boss sport coat (similar here) along with a crisp white shirt to wear under it (similar here), which look terrific on him. Sale + double points = excellent deal.

But that's not all I found.

I found this:

Jason Wu Printed Faille Dress (similar here and here and here)

Do you remember this? This is the dress I tried on when Jason Wu made his personal appearance at the Fashion Valley Nordstrom (blogged here). This is the dress that the designer himself said was perfect on me, and asked who I was (squee!!! This memory still makes me feel effervescently happy). At full price, it wasn't a realistic purchase for my budget. But we found one (I say "we," because my friend June saw it and texted me excitedly with the news - thanks, June!) on designer clearance, and well...the dress is now mine! (Thanks, husband!!!) I feel like I need to whisper that, because even on clearance, it's the priciest piece of clothing I own, but I do feel like it's such a classic and timeless piece, I'll be able to wear it for practically the rest of my life (incentive to stay in shape, yes?). I'm going to start by wearing this to the wedding we're attending tomorrow. And then I'll wear it the day after, to visit my dad. Then the day after that, while I'm out buying groceries. And the day after that, when I'm mopping the floors. If anyone has something to which they'd like to invite me and my Jason Wu dress, please let me know. We'd be delighted to attend. ^_-

And that being said, I'm back on my shopping ban. At least for dresses. I think this officially means I'm more or less done with new dresses for quite a while. Quite a while. 

Is there anything that you'd never consider at full price but wouldn't be able to resist if it were on clearance? 'Fess up below! ^_^

21 comments:

  1. Glad you got your JW dress!  it seems perfect dress for your wedding, Father's Day, and grocery shopping!  :)  almost anything is fair game on clearance! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the your casual outfit. You look great,

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congrats to your DH on his weight loss!  The Jason Wu dress is amazing on you -- love!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That dress really is perfect on you! Definitely a classic piece you'll be able to keep wearing for a long time. I'm on a shopping ban for my 30 for 30 remix right now, but if I found the Kate Spade Two by Two Dana Dress magically on sale, I would definitely snag it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. WOW, what a beautiful dress! It looks like one of those dresses that you will feel fabulous in whenever you wear it (no matter how often..mopping floors, etc)!  Congrats to the DH for losing so much weight also!  You guys are such a cute family :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That DRESS!!!!!!!!! I loved your shorts outfit and drapey cardi but OMG THAT DRESS! I am so glad you own it because it is utter perfection on you. Timeless, feminine, lovely, fancy. It is so beautiful! Hi little Kate!

    Wow your husband's weight loss is quite the accomplishment! Kudos to him (and to you for supporting him through it)!

    ReplyDelete
  7. wow- you found it!  this was a definite must have, with great memories attached.

    I love your shorts look with the drapey cardigan- amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. OMG-Congratulations on your find.  The dress is amazing - and though I don't believe in fate - clearly this was meant to be!  You can wear that dress nearly all year in S. California.  It is stunning.  I hope Jason reads your blog-he'd be thrilled that you own his gorgeous dress that looks so pretty on you.  Also-congrats to your DH on his weight loss.  It is a constant struggle for me-so I appreciate and applaud his success. 
    I can't wait to see all ways you accessorize and wear your new dress....red shoes, black pumps, silver sandals...how exciting!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Eek! You got it!!!! I love when soul-mates are reunited. This just made me very happy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the JW dress on you Carol! I am so happy you got it for a great deal ;) 
    ps. kate is soooo adorable with her little watering can! Makes me want to go buy a watering can to water my flowers since I've been using a hose! 

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yay!!!  You got it!  It looks fabulous on you:)

    ReplyDelete
  12. The dress fit you prefectly. So happy that you were able to get it. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh goodness! You own a Jason Wu. Incredible! Totally worth it! Congrats. 

    ReplyDelete
  14. I never saw the original Jason Wu post. Great stuff! The dress is beautiful on you and it was fated, wating on sale for you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like the cardigan with the shorts. I need to try this, because I don't like how my bum looks in shorts. And this dress is very Mad Men...I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. ABCD for MichelleJune 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Good for you on buying the dress (and for having a great friend to let you know about it)! You will obviously own it forever and one day tell your adorable daughter about how Jason Wu HIMSELF said it was perfect for you. Happy sigh.

    What would I never buy at full price but would have to if it was on clearance? The Burberry biker trench. Most definitely. http://www.oohlalablog.com/tag/emma-watson-in-burberry-trench-coat/

    ReplyDelete
  17. anna@wishdesignshopJune 22, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Your kids are adorable. I have two about the same ages so I know just how hard dressing rooms/shopping can be with them so kuddos! Love the purple dress.

    ReplyDelete
  18. That dress is amazing!! I love it

    ReplyDelete
  19. That is one of the best feelings in the world--getting something you thought you loved but couldn't afford, when it suddenly falls to sale price and is miraculously still available! 

    ReplyDelete
  20. You and this dress were meant for each other! You look amazing. Congrats on finding the suit for the hubby too!

    ReplyDelete
  21. LisaofConfessionsofaCCGalJanuary 19, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Whoa! That dress knocked me off my shoes! It's a great investment and will serve you well. Good choice! As for me, I could go on buying Anthro clearance dresses forever. And your munchkin Kate is such a DOLL!. 

    ReplyDelete