cornflake dreams.: spring shopping hits and misses.

4.29.2015

spring shopping hits and misses.

Since Violet was born I've been doing almost all of my shopping online (which if I'm being honest isn't too different from my pre-baby days). But dressing a postpartum body can be a little tricky and there have been a LOT of returns. I feel guilty about returning so much but I guess I still need some time to adjust to my new curves (whoa boobs). Here's a roundup of all the things I have loved this season and the other stuff that didn't make it into my closet: 
HITS: 
1. Hi-Neck Tank - This is one of my favorite purchases! This tank is super flattering and I wear it all the time. The fabric is stretchy but it isn't clingy (win/win). I also love the classic black and white stripes (I also ordered the blue and white stripes but I returned it because it was a little too see-through).
2. Softest Lace Racerback Bralette - I searched all over for a racerback nursing bra that I can wear with my collection of racerback tanks this summer. I LOVE this one from Aerie - it's cheap, cute, and I can wear it after I am done nursing. (note: this isn't a traditional nursing bra but it works for me because it's wireless and easy to pull up or down. I typically wear a 34B bra, but to accommodate the new boobs I went with a size Large).
3. Factory Knit Stripe Racerback Maxi Dress - Yes, more black and white stripes :) At first I didn't know if I'd keep this dress but every time I try it on I like it a little more. It's made out of lightweight material (perfect for summers in Charleston). And it's looser than most of the dresses I own, so I'll probably wear a skinny belt with it to create more of a shape. I also like this Solid Blue Maxi Dress
4. Factory 3" Printed Stretch Chino Short - I LOVE the pattern on these shorts! They will look great with a basic black tank. And I was thrilled that I was able to fit into my old size (thank you stretchy chino fabric!)
and now for the MISSES: 
1. Joie A La Plage Sandals - these have been on my wishlist for a while now, so when ShopBop finally had a sale I scooped them up (along with this pair of Yosi Samra sandals). Sadly they were both really uncomfortable, with zero foot support or padding, and I didn't think they were worth the money.
2. Frenchi Woven Swing Tank - I ordered a size small and it was really flowy and unflattering. And I also shouldn't have gone with the periwinkle color (which is currently sold out) -- it made my pale skin look sickly.
3. Pleione Racerback Tank - From the photo online this tank top looks like it has a cute blush and black print. But when I opened up the box I was shocked to see the blush pink is actually hot pink -- not at all my style.
4. Linen Boyfriend Tank - I loved the color of this tank but I was really disappointed with the fit. I I ordered a size Small and HUGE and really unflattering. 

What's in your shopping cart?
-xo-
Jillian

p.s. here's my last shopping roundup.

18 comments:

  1. Oh! I like that you showed both hits AND misses... and good to know about those sandals, because they're really cute. Good to know that you didn't find them comfortable.

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  2. ok, I am so glad to hear that you didnt like the sandals bc I had them in my cart and didn't pull the trigger....I've been regretting it but now I feel justified! xo

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  3. I had been looking at those sandals. Good to know that they have no support. I am not a fan of sandals with no support.

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  4. My shopping cart at Forever21.com currently has over $100 in it! Maxi dresses, short dresses, summer tanks and some cute new jewelry. But I'm scared to pull the trigger! Returns to store make things way esier though.

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  5. I have that tank in black from last year and love it... would be super cute with the shorts - great pattern!

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  6. I'm sorry those sandals didn't work for you - usually when the heels are that flat I feel pain too! Love those maxi dresses! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. I love these posts because it keeps it real! i just ordered a pair of shoes too that I had wanted for a while and fit so weird when i got them..back to the store they go!

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  8. Umm those J. Crew shorts are calling my name! Loft has some great tanks that are cute on but not clingy (http://bit.ly/1dt5uP0) love them and they come in petite for you!

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  9. It is true as bodies change it is hard to know what will and will not work. Don't feel bad about doing returns, what matters is you are finding what works the best for you and what makes you feel great! Love those lace bralettes!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  10. Ahh such a bummer the Joie sandals didn't work out! But glad you posted this because I was going to buy them soon. Love those Lush maxi's and that high neck tank!

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  11. Don't worry the boobs eventually go away! Even if you keep nursing they get smaller every month and are usually back to normalish by 6-7 months. I'm not a big fan of the big boobs either but at almost 6 mo postpartum they're finally normalizing again. I need to try those bras though they look perfect for summer I have that ON tank from last year and it's still a favorite of mine. I need to pick up this years version.

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  12. Stinks about those sandals. :-/ Your hits are all really cute though. I was never a maxi dress person, but I bought a few in Singapore and I love them. They're really comfortable. I wish that you could come and shop where I work because we deal with post-pregnancy moms ALL of the time. I would love to give you a full styling experience! :-) I hope that you and Violet are having a lovely day today too!!

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  13. I had a pair of Joie flats and had to return them as well because they were so uncomfortable! Thank goodness so many stores offer free return shipping!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  14. Such cute sandals so what a bummer! Glad you realized you couldn't deal and returned them. Love, love the stripes!

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  15. I really need to check out those bralettes. I have a feeling I'm going to live in maxi dresses this summer.

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  16. Bummer about the sandals and those tanks. I've been finding a lot of tanks like that to be too flowy and I'm swimming in them even in a size small. But loving that striped maxi and those bralets super cute!

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  17. Ohhh I've been looking for the bralettes! I will have to check these out!

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  18. UGH wish I were allowed (by myself... I am a strict lady, you know) to get another maxi dress because that blue one you linked to is gorgeous AND on sale!

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