Since spring is officially here (shut up, I know we got flurries yesterday, stupid face weather) we can start acting like it. Well, we can start shopping like it even if we do have to keep sporting boots and coats until Mother Nature gets the memo.
A couple of weeks ago I found myself shopping at Charlotte Rouse. Yep, that Charlotte Rouse. The one I frequented in high school.
I figured I’d never step foot in one again after buying my first car with more than 4 doors, giving birth three times, and celebrating 3 decades on the planet, but as I walked passed one in the mall recently (yes, I still hang out at the mall sometimes) I found myself skidding to a stop at the entrance.
Okay, so skidding isn’t really in my movement repertoire, but I certainly slowed my roll to gaze longingly at the spring colors in the window. Everything was so pastel-y, and sparkly, and soft, and cute.
After passing back and forth in front of the door a couple times assessing my creepiness factor for a) lurking outside of the store while gazing at the size 0 clientele crawling all over the place and b) really wanting to shop there, I finally decided it was enter the store or go to jail.
I tried on a least 5 dresses and a tube dress skirt top thingy just for kicks (there is no photographic evidence of that tube number ever having been on my body so don’t even ask).
I actually found a bunch of stuff I loved!
But, I went ahead and only scooped up one thing. And then I went to Macy’s and Payless and went home not even having to hide my bags from Dumb Dad because I spent under $50 ($45 to be exact) on this entire outfit…
Check out my Charlotte Russe for less board and here are some more fly under $50 looks for you to try (dresses NOT found at Charlotte Russe)…