Thursday, July 2, 2015

outfit post: printed green crepe shirt dress, brown sandals

Inspiration - Target

I picked this dress up on impulse at Target and had high hopes for it. I love my other green shirt dress and wear it all the time in slightly cooler weather. But because it has sleeves and Florida is approximately the temperature of the surface of the sun - I thought finding a sleeveless shirt dress would be a good substitute for super hot summer months.

I was wrong. This dress was a total fail. While I don't look that disheveled in the picture, I felt like I was a big mess the entire day. I was miserable. The belt rode up or was falling down. The elastic of the waist couldn't find a spot to sit on my body and went wherever the belt wasn't. It had too much fabric running around bunching in the middle and the lined underlayer of the skirt kept doing different things then the top layer. I was constantly pulling, tucking and adjusting myself the entire time I had it on.

And then I caught a look at myself in the mirror at work and when I wasn't posing intentionally for a picture the dress was hanging in a way that was really adding bulk and lumps in places I don't have them. I definitely don't need that.

Am I a jerk if I take it back to Target now that it's been worn? I only wore it in the a/c at work- but it still feels a little crummy to return it now that it's used.

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17 comments:

  1. Definitely return it! I work in a retail clothing store and we get returns for worn clothing all the time. Just tell them when you return it that it didn't fit right and they should take it back.

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  2. I agree with Amanda, RETURN!

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  3. I would return it too. No need to keep something you won't use anymore.

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  4. Return!!! Don't keep things you don't love!!

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  5. I've worn a couple of Target dresses to work, realized they weren't working, and had no issue returning them. I usually only buy ponte knit dresses from Target, as I find that I run into the same issues you do with their polyester dresses.

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  6. I have to be careful with dresses with that elasticized waist because they NEVER can find a good place to sit on my body. After kids, there's just not that straight silhouette anymore (actually, there really wasn't ever, but it got much worse after being pregnant) and they rarely, if ever work, because I spend the whole day tugging and pulling, trying to make them fit and the worst ones ride up as I'm walking, so I end up unintentionally wearing a mini-skirt.

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  7. You are not a jerk to try!

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  8. Thanks for sharing a 'fail'. I love your blog, and get lots of inspiration from it but it was interesting to learn why something didn't work. Elasticated waists and un-structured clothes are a challenge or most body types. Congratulations on the weight loss to date - awesome results.

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  9. Target will take things back with no questions asked really. Just say it didn't workout after trying it on at home.

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  10. Definitely return if you aren't satisfied :)

    Also, have you considered having a Throwback Thursday sort of post running posts from your first year of posting? I think it'd be a great idea to take some pressure off you posting so many times a week and I, for one, would like to see some of the older ideas that I've forgotten :)

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  11. Good to see you post a fail! I would take it back but explain to them that you did wear it. I'm sure they will be understanding.

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  12. I'm ashamed to admit, I returned a dress to Target after I wore it and washed it! It was a cotton sundress that fit like a dream, until it shrank in the wash! I pressed it really well and fortunately still had the tags and receipt. Maybe I'm saving the next customer the heartache of a shrunken dress since I've already "thoughtfully" pre-shrunk it for them. lol.

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  13. I would definitely return it - it didn't work! Target has a great return policy, and it's silly for you to keep it if it's making you miserable

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  14. Thanks for all the advice! I'm a returner wimp! I took it back to the store, explained what happened and they returned it with no problems. Yay! And then immediately spent the refund x10 on other fun stuff. Love you Target!

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  15. I have this dress and I couldn't agree with you more. I think it's the weight of the buttons. You can't blouse it, or you look huge. If you pull it down, then the belt doesn't fall it the right place. I bought it on clearance, so I'll keep it. I just end up wearing a sweater over it in the office.

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