After an exhausting and draining week, I was ecstatic to finally have one morning to sleep in. When I woke up feeling ready to get out of bed and somewhat well-rested, I was sure that I had slept in until at least 8am. 6:45am?! It couldn’t be! Oh, but it was. I’m not one to wake up then fall back asleep, so I knew I was better off just waking up and going outside to get some exercise.
I originally planned to go for a light run, but about a mile in, my body was making it clear that a run was not in my best interest. Instead, I decided to take a different route and went on a long walk through a hilly part of my neighborhood. My stomach was grumbling for breakfast the entire time, but it was nice to just get out and clear my mind so I kept trucking along. I ended up completing just a little over six miles, all before 9am!
When I arrived home, I fixed myself breakfast and took care of a few things. My mom and I were invited to a private sale at Ann Taylor Loft–clearly we had to go! We were allowed to shop around an hour before the store officially opened while enjoying some mini blueberry muffins. We ended up running into several friends of ours so we chatted, compared our findings, and opened up new credit cards!
I picked up several items that will be added to my growing fall collection. Besides the fact that I was shopping in my sweaty gym clothes, I just simply hate trying clothes on at the store. I much prefer to try everything on at home, when I’m wearing the proper bra and have a good counterpart to go with each item. In addition to my purchases from Loft, I also had a few things to try on from my shopping trip to the mall.
Fortunately, most of the items were great buys, but one of them was a train wreck. When I spotted this particular dress in Anthropologie, I envisioned it perfectly and thought that it would be amazing for an upcoming trip. Let’s just say that it was far from amazing. Knowing that it was a caftan, I opted for an extra small. As soon as I slipped it over my head, things went terribly wrong. Is it a dress or Joseph’s technicolor dreamcoat??
I absolutely love the pattern and the material is fabulous, but the designers were on drugs when they took the measurements for this caftan. I could have easily fit two people inside of there! Plus, the $300 price tag was a huge downside. So unless I’m starring in a play at my church, I will be returning this purchase!
Luckily, several of the pieces that I bought from Loft actual fit a normal human being, so my trip there was a success!
Have you gone shopping recently? Did you buy clothes for the fall or are you still scouring the summer sale racks?