Work Outfits & Dortitos & Talbots?!

I haven’t posted that many work outfits lately because I have been uber boring lately. These days I roll out of bed, grab what’s still hanging on the hanger (read: CLEAN), and put it on…resulting in slightly more reserved but mega standard outfits.

The Rampage dress I got from TJMaxx is getting a lot of wear since it’s a nice boring charcoal color, my favorite go-to shade when I wake up slightly colorblind in the morning. And, in my continuous effort to incorporate rarely-worn items into my daily outfits, I added this little glittery jacket I got from Nordstrom’s junior department. I wore this a lot when still in college but have since retired it to the Siberia of my closet.

And this outfit from yesterday is repeated at least once every week, sometimes I’ll swap out the skirts and blazers but since they are all the same color no one can really tell the difference. In this particular outfit I was wearing my favorite Express button-down, a surprisingly small Victoria Secret skirt (this 0 is much smaller than any 0 I have ever gotten from them), and the Pippa blazer that I got from Bloomies a few weeks ago.

And in the interest of consolidating posts, I thought I’d do a review of a new flavor of Doritos that I found in a Walgreens in the Bronx…I was on my way to the airport and stopped to grab some snacks. I love trying new flavors of snacks (unless they are vegetable-flavored chips, then I refrain) but was disappointed by this one.

These Doritos 2nd Degree Burn Fiery Buffalo (long name, right?!) chips are nothing special. It’s like someone at the Doritos R&D department decided to throw in a bunch of different flavors that sort of taste like artificial hot buffalo wings on some tortilla chips and advertised it in a bright orange bag…I don’t think this flavor will make it to the 12oz bags. Spicy, but not the good kind of spicy, has heat in aftertaste which I don’t like. It’s also a little sour, I don’t know why…may just be my taste buds being confused. I won’t be picking up this flavor again. If you like Doritos’ other “spicy” chips you might enjoy these…I prefer my chips slightly sweet whenever possible.

And I just read Bianca’s post on Talbot’s promotion – 20% off and $5 flat rate shipping. The code that Bianca had posted was 900400673 (expires 10/11/10). She linked to a printable version so go to her post.

There has been some discussion of Talbots petite on AN’s forum and I keep meaning to go to the mall and try on some new designs but I can’t seem to locate the store in the mall by my house anymore. I remember walking past it in total disregard because I thought it would be a few dozen years before I would need to shop at Talbots but now that I am actually actively looking for it I can’t find it. In any case, I might order some items online this weekend since I was so impressed by Bianca’s picks! Their newer designs are reminiscent of Ann Taylor but I have heard good things about their quality so I am really excited. Talbots also allows in store returns according to HM63 so that’s a better policy than about 90% of the stores out there. Furthermore, Talbots makes clothes for both petites sizing and “woman” petites sizing (I don’t know how I feel about this distinction just yet) which I applaud. I feel that far too often in an effort to expand into petite markets retailers will make clothes for about 70% of petites but then there are those on the extreme ends of petite sizing who often get sized out.

I am looking at these:

Talbots, Talbots, Talbots, Talbots, Talbots

Casual Jackets by Talbots
Day Dresses by Talbots


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