Since I was sick all this week, to the point that I missed a few classes, and was actually starting to feel a little better by yesterday afternoon.. I decided that going shopping would be the best thing to do in order to cheer myself up. : )
As regular readers of this blog may know, I’ve lost a significant amount of weight in a really short span of time – 15 lbs. in roughly 3 months. When I first set a goal to be 110 lbs., I promised myself that I wouldn’t buy clothes until I had reached it. Unfortunately, without adding exercise into my routine, I have currently plateaued and can no longer lose any more weight from just dieting alone (without starving myself). So I figured it wouldn’t hurt to go shopping. In fact, it was much easier! Now that I’ve dropped a size, trying on clothes in the fitting room makes me feel great about myself. :D
Anyway, I immediately walked into H&M when I arrived at the mall. I know that I’ve mentioned that I already had enough floral pieces in my wardrobe, but I couldn’t help myself – this dress was way too cute and only $14.50! Unfortunately, the lighting in this room was terrible.. so the colors shown in these photos may not be the most accurate. Here’s a close-up of the pattern:
While I was there, I also found a great pair of lacy bike shorts that reminded me of one of my earliest blog posts! You can read it here. : ) The great thing about these shorts was that they were the perfect length and super cheap! The rise is a little high, but I don’t mind. I plan to be wearing them peeking out from under short dresses and tunic tops all spring and summer! ; )
After that, I spent a good amount of time digging through the messy racks of Forever 21. I eventually came across a drapey vest with a lace panel and bow on the back that was practically screaming my name. To be honest, I don’t like how it’s worn here in the photos from the website – I imagine it going better with less casual outfits.
I also stopped by Gilly Hicks, which is slowly becoming one of my favorite stores to shop at! Mostly because the atmosphere makes you feel warmly welcomed and sexy – dimmed lights, strongly fragranced clothing racks, a huge selection of underwear and clothes in every color imaginable, super friendly employees, and a luxurious fitting room that looks like a small hotel suite. I may actually start shopping there more often. :P Anyway, they were having a sale on all tanktops and I picked this one out. I was going to buy the same style in two or three other colors, too, but that would have been going overboard. XD
And because I went to a party last night, I took the opportunity to wear two of my new acquisitions! ;D Sorry that I had to pixelate myself in this photo – I was making a really stupid face. :P Until next time! ^o^