Monday, July 23, 2012

Being Selective

Dress: TJ Maxx | Shoes: Forever 21 | Belt: Thrifted | Bracelets: Forever 21 and Lily & Lauren

I recently picked up this $20 dress at TJ Maxx the same day I found the lace shorts that debuted here last Friday. I was planning on wearing this outfit to a wedding shower we went to on Saturday, but changed my mind at the last minute. 

This isn't unusual times for me. I will admit to being "that girl" who changes clothes at least 3 times before settling on a final decision. 

You can call it vain. I prefer to call it being "SELECTIVE". 

I thought this might be a little too dressy for an outdoor wedding shower being held smack dab in the middle of a Texas heat wave. I am happy to report that being "selective" has its perks. I would have been slightly over dressed and wouldn't have excelled at the friendly little game of corn hole played that evening. Tossing bean bags in wedges and a shorter than normal dress would not have been a good mix.

So, I will save this new purchase for another day and another time. I am sure I will get my $20 use out of it one day soon.

Tell me that I am not the only "selective" girl out there. Does it look like a hurricane came through your bedroom when you get ready for an event? Or is your room similar to mine and resemble hurricane alley on DAILY basis? If not, can you at least humor me?

Cheers to not settling until it feels right.


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61 comments:

Rachel said...

My closet is ALWAYS looking like a hurricane just came through, but I swear--if it was all cleaned and organized, I wouldn't know where a single thing was! Love this outfit :)

Laura said...

Fabulous dress, I love it!

Stesha said...

you should have worn this for 4th of july! you are a babbbbe! i am loving the pop of color on the lips!

xxS

Sabrina said...

You look adorable!xx

Heather said...

These colors are gorgeous on you! Love those fab finds! I think this dress could totally be dressed up or down - you look gorgeous :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Mrs C said...

BEAUTIFUL DRESS, SHANNA.. TRULY IS AND THAT RED POP IS SUPER!

MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

My closet is usually a hot mess. Love your dress!

Courtney said...

Love the dress! Great find!

Annie said...

Oh my goodness - I change my outfit at least 3-5 times before going out on the weekends! So you're not alone girl. And you look SO pretty in that dress - love the pattern & the red accessories :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Cute dress girl! I recognized that F21 bracelet immediately. I guess I have a shopping problem...

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Montana said...

love this dress!!
and yes, I have a slight problem with picking out something to wear and most days I try on 10 outfits before I am ready. Glad I am not the only one.

♥ Shar said...

Hi, I'm Shar!
Your newest follower from the blog hop!

Cute dress! You look beautiful! :)

xoxo ♥ -Shar
http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

Sheena Rae said...

Super cute dress! I wish my TJ Maxx had it!

Christy said...

I love love love LOVE this dress and wish our TJ Maxx carried clothes this cute. Our store seems to have more home stuff (which isn't a bad thing either) than clothing. Anyways cute dress and I love how you paired it with red. Also I was browsing your outfits (not like a creepy stalker person) to get inspired for my vacation packing and I also adore the Muu Muu dress you posted about. Very cute! I love long dresses and they are super easy to wear and comfy.

Have a great day!

TheTinyHeart said...

I do the same thing with changing my clothes a million times before I can get the right outfit! The dress is adorable and I'm sure you'll find the right event to wear it again soon :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

this happens almost every. single. day. I actually have to lay out a couple outfits the night before when I'm teaching otherwise I'd be late all the time!

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

this happens almost every. single. day. I actually have to lay out a couple outfits the night before when I'm teaching otherwise I'd be late all the time!

The Sweet Life said...

I'm so jealOus of your entire wardrobe. Girl, you've always got it together!!!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I LOVE this dress...and how perfect with the red belt!

pretty little things said...

haha I'm very selective too!
and your dress is adorable! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

that dress is SOO cute and with the belt! I love it!!

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

Oh, I am definitely "selective", and it ALWAYS looks like a hurricane came through my room prior to an event. But you're right - it pays off! On another note, I am in LOVE with that dress! So so so cute. And the $20 pricetag makes it even better!

Ashlee @ Life's Little Lovelies said...

Adorable! TJ Maxx is either hit or miss...I sure LOVE it when it's a hit!! :)

Jamie said...

It's ok, sometimes I change my outfit several times just before work in the morning! haha

Cute dress! :)

Emily said...

I am definitely selective :) You look adorable!
Creamy

emily said...

this outfit is so cute. i cannot believe you scored that dress at tjmaxx, i never see anything that cute there! and i love those wedges! x

Makaila said...

ohmygad, you couldn't have described my room more perfectly- every damn day, a hurricane! Lol

Cheers to not stoppin' till it's 'Just Right'!

Sugarr2518 said...

Cute dress, loving the one shoulder! You're definitely not the only one who changes their clothes a million times before deciding on an outfit, I do the same thing:)

Blue Dog Belle said...

Love a good red white and blue outfit! You look great love!

xoxo, Emily

Always Maylee said...

Oh don't worry, you're not the only one! It takes me forever to pick out outfits, especially for special occasions, and everything is just thrown onto the bed. It's gotten to the point where my husband says to me 'why don't you start thinking about your outfit for tomorrow'.

You look so beautiful in this dress, I just love it on you!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Ashley said...

Wowzers!!! You are one hot mama. Love this dress! And yes, I am very "selective" as well!

still being [molly] said...

okay shanna you are seriously GORGEOUS! wowzers! LOVE this!! and yeah... i'm what you would call SELECTIVE.

Loveleigh Me said...

Love this dress! I hate not feeling "quite right" when I wear something (or the worst is when you go ahead and wear it and all day hating your outfit!) I like to make an impression but not stand out and feel silly! :)

Charity
http://loveleighshopaholicconfessions.blogspot.com

Allison Coomes said...

Your style is adorable! So glad to find a mommy/fashion blogger that I can relate to...found you on the blog hop!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Love this dress!! And, YES, you should see my room getting ready for an event! I have the day after regret, when I have to hang everything back up...

xo everything-pretty.com

Chris said...

You always look so stinkin' cute and put together. Half the time I look like a hot mess!

Tiffany said...

Oh, yes! I'm selective too. Ha, sometimes I even change two or three times before work. lol

I love the colors here! It's very Americana without being too patriotic looking. You're so cute!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I am picky too... but since I know myself, the hurricane usually comes through on Sunday... I pick out all my outfits, then put the rejects back in the closet! You look lovely!
xx
Here&Now

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I am picky too... but since I know myself, the hurricane usually comes through on Sunday... I pick out all my outfits, then put the rejects back in the closet! You look lovely!
xx
Here&Now

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I am picky too... but since I know myself, the hurricane usually comes through on Sunday... I pick out all my outfits, then put the rejects back in the closet! You look lovely!
xx
Here&Now

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

I know I've told you this before, but blue is totally your color, and I love your bright lips! I, too, and "selective" and my husband hates it! I always ask him his opinion and then usually choose whichever one he doesn't pick... not on purpose... but because I think secretly I already have my mind made up. haha Oh well :)

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Selective is a great word! I think that you should host a makeover contest and I should win.

Niki said...

I have to try on 3 or 4 outfits before I leave the house most of the time! You're definitely not the only one! This dress is adorable, I'm sure you will get some great uses out of it!

Kristin said...

You look gorgeous! What a fun, bright outfit :) That lip color is perfect with the outfit too!

prettyanddelectable said...

Love this color combo! The scenery is SO pretty and that's so cute how there are S's on that gate!

Simone Howell said...

Love the dress and Your loip color! GORGE! And our room always looks like a tornado because I have acloset, dresser and armoire spread through out and the mirror is on the other side of the room...it's not laid out well.. So I tend to leave a trail. We're all the same :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

So I guess since you own this here blog you can do what you want. i'll let ya. This looks amazing by the way.

Lindsay said...

I'm back!!!

Please book your flight ASAP and please bring half your wardrobe. K, thanks!

tara said...

girl, that dress is so awesome! i had totally forgotten how amazing tj maxx is. i went this weekend and got a dress and a skirt for $15 each. AND they had essie nail polish for $4! success!!

JKT said...

Um you are super cute! LOVING that dress. TJMaxx is the absolute best. It's my go to for dresses, especially. Want to come to Atlanta and shop for me? K, thanks ;)

Mimi said...

Lovely! Good thing you have a sense about what to wear to these things, I hate feeling over/under dressed! PS I LOVE cornhole:)

Aesthetic Lounge

Head to Toe Chic said...

My room always looks like a hurricane went through it too! This dress is gorgeous on you and I love it paired with the red accents!

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Atalante said...

I'm lucky if I can get away with trying on 8 different outfits on some days. Being "selective" does get pretty annoying sometimes, you have to admit!

I love how you added red accessories to this cute dress! What a great bargain!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I love this dress! Seriously, how do you find all of these great deals??

Sheree said...

You look adorable and yes, my room is a total hurricane on a daily basis! I will clean one day and the next day...disaster (all clothes)!
I feel ya sister!
Sheree x
www.itsnotthatdeep.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Fabulous dress. It's just beautiful on you.

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MacKensie said...

GORGEOUS dress!! I love your blog! I'm a new follower from the GFC hop!

xo

MacKensie
http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Love the touches of red you added! And I am exactly the same way!! I also always save my "good" clothes for important times. It's so dumb because really I'm never going anywhere that important. I love how you call it being selective. I wish I could put on one outfit & be good...instead my room looks like a hurricane haha! Xoxo Kelly

Tara St said...

I have a corner in my room where I throw all the not chosen outfits. Getting ready is like one of those 80's movie fashion montages. I come out in 4 different outfits and twirl around.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Tashia said...

$20 dresses are the best. My room looks like a tornado went through my closet on a pretty regular basis. I have to have a chair in my bedroom for no reason other than throwing clothes that need to be put away in it:)

MissRockwell said...

My closet, room, and all of the above look like several hurricanes have hit on a daily basis. But you best believe that when I step out of the house, I feel like I'm at my best. I'll take care of the mess later! This color combo is to die for-so bright and fun!

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