Doesn't Make the Cut
Before you start gushing over how beautiful I am in this dress (sarcasm fully intended)...it failed to pass the test required to make it to China, on many counts.
1) Clearly, this dress isn't professional wear, so I couldn't wear it to work.
2) It was a free hand-me-down. I tend to be less emotionally attached to clothes that I didn't pick out for myself.
3) It's made of plastic, or it feels like that anyways. If you've ever lived in the tropics you know that wearing plastic is not ideal.
4) No sleeves. I prefer sleeves--my shoulders are nothing to write home about.
5) The dress is pastel yellow. I have nothing against pastels in general but they aren't the best colors for me. If you notice, the dress very nearly blends into my skin. Apparently, I have pastel skin...which is why I'm not in love with a pastel dress!
All of these factors combine to determine that this dress will not be with me much longer. I will leave it in order to make room for a dress which is a little more well-suited to me, like this one.
The denim capris, on the other hand, are definitely coming with me. It's not easy to find comfy jeans that fit perfectly, and the length makes 90 degree weather quite pleasant indeed.
The decision about the shoes is still up in the air. They were cheap, $4 from the children's section of Target cheap, and they aren't incredibly comfortable, but they are sparkly pink ballet flats, so they have that going for them.
Moving somewhere is one of the best remedies for getting stuff that you like but don't love out of your closet!
p.s. I don't have small feet. I usually wear a size 7, sometimes 7.5. But apparently children's sizes are larger than you would think, because these are a 4. So women with average-sized feet like me might find it completely possible to buy cute and colorful shoes from the children's section for less money. I can also fit children's Chacos, which are about $30 cheaper than Chacos for adults--bonus! Have you ever tried shopping in the kids' shoe section?