I was late on the smart phone wagon. I refused for a really long time and it wasn't until the mobile I had for 6 years crapped out on me that I begrudgingly got an iPhone. Luckily, my folk's plan had a deal where they were just 99¢ so that made it easier. Now, I find myself using the camera all the time and it's really helpful, especially while in the dressing room. Being able to take a quick little snap of an article of clothing that I'm trying on gives me a slightly different perspective, that more often than not, becomes the deciding factor of whether it will be coming home with me.
On a recent trip to Old Navy, I was having a difficult time negotiating the sales rack and my handy little phone camera made all the difference. Here are some photos I took from the dressing room of the pieces that got left behind.
Left Behind #1: Pink Tropical Style Dress
This one was just not my style. The color was nice, but I'm not really a fan of bright pink and this type of flower. I felt like it didn't fit my personality, so it stayed at the shop.
Left Behind #2: Paisley Button-Up with Chambray Skirt
These two pieces together looked way too fundamentalist for me, if that makes sense. That being said, I bought this top in a different color. The skirt was from Old Navy Plus and had been returned to the store, so I was excited to see it, but the fit was off. It was also too big, which didn't help, but again, it just didn't work. I am considering ordering the skirt online in the correct size, because I think if it was paired with a simple tank, it would look great.
Left Behind #3: Painterly Stripe Dress
Ugh, this one was tough, as you can probably see by the look of frustration on my face. This is the 3rd time I've been in to try this dress on. This time the dress was marked down to $14, but I still could not commit to it. Sure it fit great, but it just left me feeling 'meh' every time. When I see the photo I like it, but when I'm actually wearing it I'm completely indifferent, which to me answers the question of whether or not I should get it. After quite a bit of thought it was left behind.
I also have to keep in mind that just because it fits doesn't mean I have to buy it. I'm a plus size gal, obviously, but Old Navy's straight sizing is such that I can sometimes wear their dresses depending on how they are cut, but not always. I'd actually say there are far more times that I can't wear them than I can. So, when I come across a dress that fits, I find myself often jumping on the chance to buy it just because it fits. Rebecca over at the Plus Side of Me, did a great post on this very topic that I highly recommend.
Do you ever take photos of yourself in the dressing room to help make decisions about what to purchase? If so does it make a difference in your opinion?