When I get bored with the shopping scene in Lexington, I drive to Cincinnati to visit the Rockwood Commons & Pavillion to shop at the Nordstrom Rack and the Cincinnati Premium Outlets where I frequent the BR Factory Store, BCBG Outlet, J. Crew Outlet, and the Michael Kors Outlet.
Last Saturday, I drove to the Premium Outlets in Cincinnati. And, guess what? I left empty-handed. I get excited by the hunt for affordable treasures, but I am never afraid to return empty-handed, and actually do so on most of my shopping trips.
I usually only share the things that I am buying with you, but I will start checking in from time to time with non-hauls showcasing items that I decide not to buy. So, here’s my first non-haul.
Banana Republic Factory Store
1. This dress would look wonderful at any summer soirée. Unfortunately, it hugged my hips so closely that I probably couldn’t sit in it. Sizing up made the top too large. The price was also not low enough for me to even consider having it altered.
2. Black and white are such a wonderful combination. This dress, however, presented similar problems to the one above. In addition to issues with the fit, the dress was quite sheer, so I kept wondering, “what underwear would I wear with this?”
3. The striking color and cut on this next dress instantly attracted me. Since it flared on the bottom, I figured I could wear my usual size 4. Not quite. The size 4 made my mid-section look bigger than I would like it to (FYI: I am sucking it in for the pic). I am confident, though, that sizing up would have worked, but I was too tired to try on another dress at that point. I never buy anything without trying it on first.
4. This next dress is the only one that I experienced slight regret over not purchasing. It was on sale for an unbelievable $29. It has a bold graphic of print, three-quarter length sleeves, and a how-low-can-you-go plunging v-neckline. Admittedly, I was overwhelmed by the print and the neckline. When I have doubts, I usually pass on purchasing an item. I have thought about this dress a few times since returning home though.
So, what have you NOT been buying?