Summer 2010, Where Have You Gone?

One of the things I really dislike about work clothes is that, for whatever reason, everything is usually too big and too long. Part of why I wear dresses to work (under blazers and in tights) is because dresses fit a lot better than most work tops and suit skirts. In the pictures below I am wearing an Anne Klein skirt suit in size 0, the smallest size I can find in stores. I also own Anne Klein suits in 0P and they are really not much different.

I haven’t had the energy to get it tailored so it’s being worn as is, which is really not very flattering. Just look at the length of that skirt…

I do like the button down though. I got it years ago and it’s held up supremely well. It’s an Express Stretch in size 2 (I couldn’t find a 0 at the time) and it’s one of very few Express items I own. I have it in a light blue color as well. I have gone back to Express in search of this shirt but have not found anything similar in quality or fit.

And in defiance of the going of summer, my long skirt and tank top combo:

Wearing D&G Bustier Top in 38 (can definitely size up, it is on the cusp of being too tight), Rue21 skirt in size M, Jessica Simpson wedges.

I decided I liked it better with the top tucked in so I wore it that way but in retrospect I think it would have worked untucked as well.

I have no plans for Labor Day (boo…the parents are on vacation and hundreds of thousands of miles away; the bf is visiting his parents back West…bffs are starting school so they are back in their respective states) so my (older) brother and I will commiserate in our lack of plans and grill when Hurricane Earl isn’t wreaking havoc outside (actually, I don’t know if it’ll hit CT at all).

I am a little relieved that I get the next few days off, I can finally go find some things I have been wanting to get. Here’s my list.

Remote for Nikon
AE Skinny Jeans (Both PAG and PLG posted about this sale today, I have to go try some on in stores. I have a pair of semi skinny ones at home and it actually fits me normally. Maybe their sizing has changed?)
AT LOFT – I almost never find ANYTHING in a small size in the store near me but I am so in love with this little black wrap dress that PetiteXXS tried on.
Work appropriate tops similar to this or this or this
I realize that I have a ton of things that I want to buy, let’s hope that most things look unflattering on me or else my wallet would hate me.

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