No New Clothes November: Week 12 (Nov. 15 – 21)

This week I got two new items that was not on my November “to buy” list but were going to be on my to buy list for December… a dress for our engagement pictures and a little black dress!

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: we’re doing engagement pictures now? P and I got engaged almost 3 months ago now and are getting married in just over a month and we’re still getting engagement pictures taken. In fact, we’re getting them taken 4 days before the wedding. I know that’s not how most people do it but our photographer includes an engagement session in her wedding packages. Originally we were thinking we would try and get them taken Thanksgiving weekend (since he was going to try and come home and Thanksgiving this year also marks our 2 years of going out) but the Navy happened and he wasn’t able to come home 😦 So, we’re taking what we can get! They’ll be engagement/pre-wedding/I’m-so-happy-to-see-you-for-the-first-time-in-four-months pictures.

Back to the dress. I went shopping with one of my friends last weekend after picking up my wedding dress from final alterations (that’s right, my wedding dress is HOME! I’m so excited!!!) I wasn’t really expecting to find anything, at least with in my budget, and have been prepared to spend at least $40 on a dress for engagement pictures and the holiday season for awhile now. I also knew I wanted a burgundy color. I already have a burgundy dress, but it’s VERY revealing and I really only ever wear it for dates with P or I suppose going out with my girl friends. But it’s very short and needs tights and if it’s cold enough to need tights under a dress, I usually just wear jeans.

So I was REALLY excited when I found this dress at H&M which is much comfier and not nearly as short as the other dress… I’m 5’10” and it still goes an inch or two past my finger tips. It’s a very comfortable dress, very versatile, perfect for casual wear and for date nights and at $17.95, it really can’t be beat!


Texture-patterned Dress (H&M. $17.95)

I wasn’t expecting to find a little black dress/LBD for a long time just because I’m getting pickier when it comes to dresses and I wanted something that was short enough that it was sexy but long enough that I can still wear it to more formal events. This dress from Target caught my eye today while I was running errands and when I tried it on, it fit like a glove ❤


Mossimo Women’s Ponte Fit and Flare Dress (Target. $29.99)

I showed it to P as well and he LOVED it! The zippers at the waist draw attention to it as well which I love since I love to accentuate my waist (still my favorite thing about my wedding dress… and veil… but pictures of that will come in due time 🙂 ) It will be easy to dress up and down, but especially dress up I hope because I love getting dressed up for special nights out with P. So hopefully this dress gets to go out a lot 😉 I especially love the back of the dress with the lace detail at the shoulders! It almost makes me want to grow my hair long again just so I can put it up in a ponytail again!


Isn’t the back to die for??? I’m glad I got these dresses so soon so I can enjoy them for the holidays.

I can’t believe next Friday is Black Friday already! We shall see how not shopping goes 🙂



2 thoughts on “No New Clothes November: Week 12 (Nov. 15 – 21)

  1. Love the dresses! I’ve been shopping from H&M a lot lately (they just put one in <2 miles from where I live…I'm screwed), but mostly online. Also, the lace back is really elegant on your LBD! I need a LBD. I'm getting rid of the only black dress I own because I just don't like the design anymore. I need something more versatile.

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