So I'm mad at Nordstorm for a while. My bf did get me a bottle of St. Germain though so I could have something to open lol. It's kind of funny because I tell him every time we are at a bar or restaurant: order any drink with St. Germain as one of the ingredients in it and it's guaranteed to be a good drink (a trend I've noticed based purely on personal experiences in the past). It actually works out every time! But the funny thing is, I never even really knew what St. Germain tasted like on its own. In fact, it wasn't even that long ago when I first saw what the bottled looked like. So I thought it was funny/cute to get this bottle as a present. I took a few sips of it on its own and it actually isn't bad, though a little too sweet. I have to find some drink recipes I can make with it! I'm excited!
Next topic... I wanted to write about my latest order from Express because I was excited about it. But I'm sad that both items I ordered are no good. I got this Exploded Mesh Inset Midi Dress that Kate Upton wore in one of her Express campaign photos. It had good reviews and looked great on her as well as the model. Sadly it didn't work for me!
I usually struggle between ordering size S or XS at Express. You just never know. But the reviews for this dress all said to size down. So I got it in XS. But I found it to be so tight! But what really bothered me was how cheap the fabric looked and felt. It bunched up really badly on the sides starting from the hips down. The fabric also kept riding up as I took a few steps while wearing the dress around. I didn't even consider keeping this dress for a minute.
Too bad, the idea was cute... I do like the mesh:
I got it in XS as well. I didn't realize that it was going to be so short on me! It looks like a half jacket. I can't imagine a size up would be much longer. So I'm not even interested in exchanging.
I thought the front was short... the back is even shorter:
Another item that could have been great! I really like wearing blazers/jackets made out of comfy knit material to work. It's like cheating. This one is lightweight, which would have been perfect for the weather here.
Oh well! Better luck next time I guess.