I feel a little silly taking photos of myself in dressing rooms, but I decided to think of it as good shopping practice. I can look at the photos later and decide before I buy. Or not buy, as the case may be.
But I really have to remember to smile when I’m taking pictures. I look so sour!
I was at Anthropologie at the Shops at Don Mills yesterday, and Floreat’s Babergh Dress was finally there. However, I did not love it. But I’ll get to that in a minute.
Here’s everything I tried on:
Remaining Lilies Cardigan, US$128. Cute, but not me. Hence the sour expression.
Soft Scallops Cardigan by Guinevere, US$118. Nice, but the colour is too drab.
Well-Wisher Jacket by Mise en Scene by Ruffian, US$148. I liked it in theory, but it’s not really me, and I really detest the drab khaki colour.
Flower Vendor Top by Deletta, US$78. I’m thinking I should buy this top, because it’s really flattering. But it’s pain to put on, it’s a little pricey for what it is, and I don’t need another grey top. I’ll think about it.
24K Myosotis Dress by Anna Sui, US$298. I was prepared to mock this dress because it looked very Little House on the Prairie on the rack. However, it was strangely flattering on. It’s way too long so I wouldn’t consider it, but if it were knee-length, I might have been tempted. Goes to show you should always try things on.
And finally, the Babergh Dress.
The pros: it’s a very flattering shape, the scalloped print of the skirt is beautiful.
The cons: that stupid floral appliqué. I don’t think it even goes with the dress. But as many have pointed out, it could be taken off.
Why I won’t buy it: the pale grey/lavender colour does not work on my skintone at all. It’s really a shame, because it is a gorgeous dress.