Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Not So Great Order...

My bad streak continues with my ideeli purchase from last week that just arrived.  I had ordered a Sharagano dress with arrow print which I thought would be nice for work.  It turns out to actually resemble little heart shapes more than arrow shapes to me, which I find a bit immature to wear to work.  The fit is also weird on the bottom half - kind of between a "pencil" fit and a "fit and flare" fit.  It doesn't look nearly as cute on me as it does on this model:



I feel like the skirt portion looks a lot more fitted on the model.  On me, there's a good 2 inches on either side of the hips.  I got a size 2, and the top and waist fit well, so I don't think it's a sizing issue.  I think it just has a weird cut that doesn't work for me.  Not sure if you can tell based on this pic, but it fits very loosely around the hips:


This one is probably easier to see:


Also can see it from the back view:


Side view is not bad actually:



Ugh, no likey.  Here's a close up of the print - the white part really stands out to me like little hearts.  It doesn't look as obvious on their pictures as it is in real life, I think.  So I'm going to have to return this dress.




I also got a New Balance Anue Chai Doman Sleeve top.  I guess "Anue" is the New Balance yoga line.  This top is actually not bad at all, but the front print just screams "yogi" to me which is not really me.  I think I'll keep it though, because it's comfy and the back is cute.




I got it in size XS because in my experience, New Balance tops always run so big.  This is what it looks like on me.  The color is called "seed pearl".




Here's the "yogi print" on the front lol:


Whatever, it's subtle enough.  The back is burnout material - the design shows off my tattoo.  =)  



I'm not sure if I would wear this top to workout in.  I think I might keep it as a casual top.  It's made of a blend of polyester, cotton and modal.  Not too thin and on the soft side.  But I feel like the material wouldn't really be nice to sweat in.  Just a hunch.  

I'm still waiting for my second Nordstrom anniversary sale order.  The tracking number says it's been stuck in Iowa for the last 3 days!  Hopefully my unsuccessful online order streak ends here.




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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Order #1

I received the first of my Nordstrom anniversary sale orders that I made last week.  Shipping was actually quite fast - I ordered on Friday and received today.  I'm not that stoked about any of the items though.  Ahhhh... I was so excited about them too!

The only thing I might keep is the Sam Edelman Palma suede sandals.  I was expecting them to be a tan color, but they are actually more of a taupe color which doesn't look all that great with my skin tone I think.  Plus, I feel like I already have a couple pairs of shoes in similar style.  I do love the look.  They are not super comfortable like my other Sam Edelman shoes with big platforms.  But they are not too bad considering how high they are.  Definitely not something you'd want to walk a lot in though.  Again, my biggest peeve with these is the color!  I know they also come in black, but I don't want black ones.  So, I might save my $100 and return them.  I'll think about it.  After the sale, they will be $160 though!



This is what they look like on me - the color is more gray than tan in person, unlike the warm tan color as shown in their photos.  I do think they are cute though - and true to size - got them in my regular size 6.




I like that there is a zipper on the inside, so you don't have to bother with the ties every time when you put them on or take them off:



The heel is pretty - and they are 5 inches!  Seriously, considering they are 5 inches with no platform, they are actually pretty comfortable.  But it is all relative of course.


The second item I got was this Donna Morgan snake print and textured faux leather sheath dress.  The anniversary sale has it at $118 instead of $178.  I really liked the color and print, and I thought it would be a great fall dress.



At the time I ordered, the smallest size they had was size 4.  I have never tried this brand before, but I generally wear a size 2 in dresses.  But I got it anyways because... well it's Nordstrom and they have a great return policy.  I figured that if it ran small, a size 4 would be fine.  Besides, I don't mind it being a little loose.

Well, turns out it is just a little TOO loose.  The side view is especially awful - just like a sack:


Front and back views are not too terrible, though a little baggy:



Ehhhhh... I can definitely do better for $125ish after tax.  It just doesn't work.  I do like the color and texture.... and pockets!!  It's too bad there is no size 2!




Lastly, I got this Lush Lace Shoulder tank from the junior department.  It's only $21, but regular price is also only $34.  I thought it would be a cute tank to wear with shorts or skirts, or even to work under a jacket.



Well, their pictures are very misleading in my opinion, since they show the tank tucked into the skirt.  I expected a regular length tank, but it turned out to be one of those short and flowy things that is all the rage right now to pair with high waisted shorts/pants/skirts.  I hate it.  It doesn't give anyone shape.

I tried to mimic the leather skirt look... Buahahaha....


 


Ugh, this tank is ridiculous on me.  I never....


Print/color and lace shoulder details are cute though - this tank had so much potential...



Anyways!  Looks like I might end up returning everything in this order.  I'm so disappointed!  Let's see if I have better luck with the next package...




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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Funday!

Wow what a weird week this has been!  I actually got sick on Monday/Tuesday and didn't go to work.  So I guess my sense of time was all messed up.  Whatever bug I caught was a weird one.  I felt like I was coming down with something earlier last week, then I got better.  But by Sunday night it all came back and I actually had a fever and everything!  But by Tuesday morning I already felt a lot better and by that afternoon I was pretty much completely recovered.  Well, that was quick!  I wouldn't mind if all my recoveries in the future are this efficient lol.

The rest of my week was sooo busy!  I had all kinds of meetings and appointments, not to mention I went to Nordstrom 3 times!  Their anniversary sale started on Friday.  I only browsed and didn't buy anything at the store though, but I did buy online!  I bought a bunch of stuff actually.  I will have to post about them when I receive them!

So I skipped the gym on Monday because I was literally sleeping all day.  But I felt tons better on Tuesday morning so I went to test the waters.  I didn't want to push myself too hard and get sick again.  So I took it relatively easy, and had a decent workout.  But I felt pretty good afterwards!  That set a good tone for the rest of my week.

I actually had a training session with one of the trainers at my gym yesterday.  He gave me the session and the next one for free (I'm friends with quite a few male trainers at my gym lol!  Only because most of the female ones don't talk to me...) so I thought why not, it would break me away from my normal weight training sessions.  We did a lot of high intensity type of conditioning work, which I don't normally do.  I was completely wiped out!  And am super sore today.  I think I might buy some sessions and start training with him once a week or so.  I'm kind of getting bored doing my own thing all the time.

Tuesday 7/15
What I did:  Lower body weight workout.

What I wore:  Let's be honest, I pushed myself to go to the gym so I could try my new shoes!  :D  I wore my gray Nike camouflage burnout tank with Lorna Jane Duo bra under.  Lululemon Power Vinyasa crop, and the new Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 shoes in hyper bold/bright mango that I just got!  I loved them!




I wore my Splits59 Vail cutout pullover as to and from:



Wednesday 7/16 - I took it off because I was too tired to get up in the morning lol.

Thursday 7/17
What I did:  Shoulder/Tri plus 30 minute cardio session on the gauntlet.

What I wore:  Lorna Jane Erika tank and Athleta Chaturanga capri in purple plaid.  Printed Nike Free 3.0 shoes.






Friday 7/18
What I did:  Glute/back/bi workout.






Saturday 7/19
What I did:  This was my training session.  We did a lot of stuff with the ViPR, as well as pistol squats and jumping around lol.  I actually did a 30 minute cardio session afterwards too because I was kind of behind on cardio sessions for the week.  In hindsight though, it was not really necessary at all since the workout itself was pretty much all cardio with light weights.

What I wore:  Random Splits59 tank that I got from their sample sale for $5.  Size M but fits like XS lol.  Lululemon Inspire crop in deep zinfandel and Nike Free 3.0s.  I actually really liked this outfit for my training session.  It was easy and breezy! 




Sunday 7/20
What I did:  Pilates class, even though I was/am very sore still!  I have 5 pilates classes left though which are expiring in 5 weeks.  So I gotta go every week for the next month if I don't want them to go to waste (I don't).

What I wore:  I posted this tank for sale, but I might keep it now that I wore it again and really liked it!  Haha!  Lululemon Cross My Heart tank in pig pink, with Lululemon Live Natural crop in soot ombre, and same Nike Free 3.0s again.  I heart these shoes too, obviously.






So that was my week.  I hope your week was less weird/busy than mine!  Have a good night everyone!  Happy shopping next week!  =)





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