Teal Tales

It’s no secret that teal is another one of my favorite colors this season.  By the way, did you catch All of My Purple Life, a post that revealed my fondness for purple?  Apparently, I like teal too.

Recent outfits with teal pieces.

I’ve noticed, too, that I keep getting drawn to the same teal dress.  Remember when I bought the Akiko back-out dress in TJ Maxx?  I returned it because I didn’t think I would get to wear it a lot.

Why then did I just buy a Catherine Malandrino dress that is quite similar to the Akiko one?

Catherine Malandrino dress via TJ Maxx

Sometimes I get enticed by the savings.  This dress retails for about $375.  The original TJ Maxx price was $149.99.  I purchased it on clearance for $44.  Still, though, let’s just say, this dress hasn’t earned a permanent spot in my wardrobe yet.

Catherine Malandrino dress next to Akiko dress to show the similarities.

I’m not the only one thinking so deeply about every purchase am I?  Notice how I make my somewhat erratic behaviour seem sophisticated? Lol!

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  1. December 16, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    It's one of my favorite colors to wear as well.

  2. December 18, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    I too am very fond of purple! Its my favorite color. I love this dress on you. And the teal looks great on your skin! I think you should keep it!


    P.S. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment on my blog.

  3. December 18, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    You look amazing in teal, you should wear it as much as you can. Love the first 4 outfits!

    I like the older dress you had better than the new one. The draped neckline and fit is more flattering on you than the new one with the drape down the center. That one splits you in half, if that makes sense.

  4. December 19, 2011 / 2:25 am

    Teal looks hawtttt on you… LOL @ returning and buying similar dresses!


  5. December 20, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    @Sing: I can totally see you in teal!

    @Mrs. T. Mac: LOL. All about the framing.

    @Like Mousse Au Chocolat: Ha. Those shoes have gotten some serious wear. They were a good and cheap buy in Marshalls.

    @Cherrie J: Hey there fellow purple lover! I can't get enough purple things. Thanks for the feedback on the dress!

    @Kristen: Thanks Kristen! Good point…I wouldn't have noticed that. Thanks!

    @Sincerely Mally: Thanks. And, girl…I am the queen of returns. I have no problem returning something that doesn't work.