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Why I hate trying on clothes in the changing room

I do 98% of my shopping online. Online shopping is convenient for me and it suits my current lifestyle as I hardly ever go anywhere. I rather pay a delivery charge and try the clothes in the comfort of my home, than head off to a shopping mall. However there are times when I have to go into a store to shop. I prefer buying shoes and jeans in store because I need to make sure they fit. The only time I shop for these online is when I know for a fact that they would suit because I have bought similar pieces/pairs before from the same store. So what happens when I have to go into a mall to shop and use the changing rooms? I just do it and get it over it quickly.

I am sure I am not the only one that hates trying on clothes in the changing room. I have had a few people tell me they rather try on clothes at home and return them if they don’t fit than use the changing rooms. It is strange that many of us feel that way about the changing room. So what is the deal with the changing rooms?

 

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Why I hate trying on clothes in the changing room

These are the reasons why I rather over trying on clothes in changing rooms –

 

I feel exposed

There is little privacy in changing rooms. I find the curtains don’t do a good job and I feel exposed when trying on clothes. I also have this weird feeling that someone could mistakenly/deliberately open the curtains.

 

They are always too small

As a twin mummy, I am usually out and about with the kids. Trying on clothes in small changing rooms with 2 very active toddlers is not ideal. The rooms are usually even too small for just one person, not to mention going in with kids.

 

Waiting for a free room

I am not the most patient person. My entire patience is used up with the twins so I have little or non left for anything else. Hanging around waiting for a free room to try on clothes feels like a waste of valuable time.

 

 

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Changing rooms are useful

Despite my reservations, I know how useful changing rooms can be. They are great for when you need to ensure that stunning dress fits great or that new brand has the jeans you have your eye on in your size. But I still avoid them when I can. I rather just try my finds at home and buy from trusted brands I know.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you avoid the changing rooms like I do?

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How to Shop for the Right Shirt

Shirts are wardrobe essentials for both men and women. And for this reason, many of us own quite a few shirts in various styles and colours. There is a wide variety of shirts to choose from in different stores. So it cam be tricky to shop for the right shirt. Here is how I go about it –

 

Shop for the right shirt by focusing on the material

 

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Shirts come in a variety of styles and fabrics. And it can be confusing when deciding on which shirts to shop.

Style Tip – Opt for shirts with fabrics that are stretchy so you don’t lose it in the wash. But not too stretchy, or they will hug the lumps and bumps, you rather hide. It can be tricky to get this balance right. The only way you can be 100% of the fabric before you buy is to try it in the stores, so online shopping is a gamble when it comes to shopping for shirts.

 

Have a classic white shirt

 

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A classic white shirt is a wardrobe essential, and everyone should have at least one in their wardrobe.  It can be worn to the office and dressed down with jeans for other occasions.

Style Tip – When shopping for the right shirt, it is best to go for good quality cotton for crispness. Anything less won’t cut it.

 

Opt for fashion shirts

 

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Fashion shirts are still in vogue and I like them. I have a few in my wardrobe, and plan on adding some more to my collection. They are great for taking you from AM to PM with ease and style. Fashion shirts can be teamed up with skirts or trousers, to add some softness to a tailored look.

Style Tip – When shopping for fashion shirts, go for pieces that are lined to avoid see through issues.

 

I hope you find these style tips useful when next out to shop for the right shirt. Please share any style tips that may have worked for you in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

Summer Designer Dresses I Want

We are currently baking in the sunshine, thanks to the crazy heatwave! The weather has been painfully warm for a few days now, and it looks like the sunshine is going to hang around for a bit longer.

With the weather being so warm, it feels like summer is here already, which is fab for dress lovers like me. When the weather gets dead warm, all I want to have on is a dress. Wearing anything else usually does my head in. Wearing a dress keeps me comfy and stylish, so it is a win-win in the summer months.

I have been doing some online shopping for some dresses to add to my wardrobe this summer. I recently stumbled upon OD’s Designer Clothing website, and I am loving some of the fancy designer dresses they have in stock. If you know me well enough, you would know how much I like my designer labels, so this post should come as no surprise.

Here are a few of the summer dresses that caught my eye  –

 

Frieda Red W Ted Baker Dress

 

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I love this striped Ted Baker dress. I think it is so stylish. It would be a great dress to wear to a wedding or any glam event. It would be easy to style as well. I would style this with a pair of black or navy blue shoes and clutch bag. I could also pop on a fascinator for a WOW effect.
W Love Moschino Dress
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This is one lovely looking dress. Moschino slayed it with this beautiful piece. It is bang on trend and super stylish. It can be dressed up or down, which makes it an excellent choice for those with a capsule wardrobe. I love this dress.
Rebecca Rhoades ‘Ivy’ Mini Dress

 

 

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What is summer without a little black dress to party in? I can never say no to a little black dress, so this piece naturally caught my eye. I adore this little black Ivy mini dress by Rebecca Rhoades. I love the style and cut of the dress. it would look amazing with a pair of heels and some simple jewellery. It can also be dressed up or down, which makes it even better.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania ‘Ash’ Dress

 

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It would be a dream to have this Vivienne Westwood piece in my wardrobe. It is a great piece to have this summer. I like the design of the dress, espeecially the ruffled scoop neckline.
 Ted Baker ‘Eleese’ Skater Dress
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So I saved the best for last with this stunning piece here! This orange Ted Baker ‘Eleese’ Skater Dress is definitely my favourite summer dress here. I love skater dresses because they suit my bodyshape. I have quite a number of skater dresses already, but I want this too! I love the colour of the dress and the fitted waist.
What do you think of these summer dresses? Which is your favourite?

Do drop a comment in the comments section below. Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting. Have a good one.

 

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