Thursday, March 19, 2009

Marshall's, Marshall's, Marshall's

If you've been reading Polka Dots & Protein Bars for any length of time it shouldn't surprise you to hear that I'm a Marshall's fanatic. I feel like Marshall's is a discount boutique, because I very rarely see other people decked out in my finds. I hate spending my money on clothing and then seeing every Jane, Sue and Sally in my outfits.

Yesterday Little alerted me that our favorite Marshall's in the Queen City was loaded with Lilly and Vineyard Vines. Of course I made a beeline there immediately after work yesterday with my Little Mama by my side. Unfortunately, none of my favorite prints were available, and I couldn't justify spending $50 - $60 on something I wasn't oodles in love with just because it was Lilly or Vineyard Vines. Does that make sense?

Undeterred, however, I scoured the dress racks further and discovered an absolutely perfect dress that just screamed my name. I took it to the dressing room and fell even further in love (and lust) with it. I think it's the perfect June Cleaver meets Reese Witherspoon outfit(and yes, I do mean that in the best way possible for all of those who attack me for my anti-feminist ways): A-line, fabulous clean color palette, big chunky belt to cinch the waist and the piece de resistance - ruffles!

I couldn't wait to wear it, so of course I have it on today, and I've already received multitudes of compliments. Don't days just turn out better when you know you look cute? I'm a firm believer, anyway. Below is a picture of my $40 score taken with my phone (because my camera is broken beyond repair), hence the poor quality, but hopefully you can see all the qualities that won my heart.

Happy Thursday!

8 comments:

Lis said...

I LOVE Marshalls!! And that dress is super cute!!

Elizabeth said...

Soo cute!

Pink Bliss said...

Cute!! Wonder if my Marshall's has it.. hmmm

kels said...

soooooo cute! I love the June Cleaver meets Reese Witherspoon look!! :)

CTB said...

Love it! I just might have to make a stop by my Marshall's this afternoon.

Jaded Jill said...

Cute! I received my belt early this week - LOVE it! thanks :)

Kappa Prep said...

LOVE it! They had this at my Marshall's too, but my size was gone, gone, gone! I am glad you bought it for us all!

QueenBeeSwain said...

totally know what you mean about buying stuff- it has to fit you and be flattering before you buy, regardless of the label.

being cute is just such a great "I have control" way to own your life! one of my friends at school was Miss MN (later was Miss Congeniality at Miss USA!) and she would always dress up on the dates we had tests on becaues she felt more in control- if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for us!

kHm