Shopping is a real art. It combines cognitive decision making and emotional responses while trying to find the right item. For some, shopping can induce anxiety. How do you pick out the right thing? What if you love something, but it’s just a little bit off? And worse, what do you do when you’re shopping alone?
I had a really great idea for a weekly post based on this concept. Dressing Room Confessions will be every Friday, and I’ll give you tips and trick for evaluating clothing.
(Here is a real dressing room confession: I always photograph a garment to see how it will look!)
On my last shopping trip, I found this Free People dress. The mix of prints and summertime feel was irresistible. But there was something a little off. The dress fit perfectly, the textile combination was fantastic, but there was just too much volume in the skirt. My body is a bit curvy, so if a garment is too big all over, it isn’t flattering. The dress would be perfect if the skirt was more fitted!
The dress just needed a slight adjustment. I experimented with draping the extra fabric up around my hip, and was delighted with the results. In fact, the dress was even better now than on the rack. All I needed was a brooch to keep it in place. Now the different prints swirled around in a much more interesting way. Best of all, it complimented by body type instead of looking baggy.
When I got home, I added a vintage brooch that belonged to my grandmother.
And my new favorite pair of shoes!
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