|Theory Rikae dress in grey/ivory (style no. C111609R), sz 0|
J.Crew faux pearls (similar here and here)
I went to the outlets with my friend and her brother on Saturday and found this classic sheath dress at Theory. It was our first stop on our shopping trip and we looked around and tried on a few things but decided to walk out empty handed. I told her that we should both step away to make sure that we weren't buying something just because it's Theory but because we love it. In my opinion, their clothing drapes very well and it's easy to fall in love with the polished look. I fell in love with a silk white blouse with black piping but it was a hefty $189 so that was an easy decision despite how flattering it was.
Before we left for the day, she found that she was still thinking about the navy rain/trench coat so we went back to show her brother for a second opinion. They let us combine both of our items together to get the 15% off discount in the coupon book. My dress was $210 but with the discount it came down to $178 and change (the original retail price was $300). I know it's still pricey but I wear all of my Theory pieces for years and they are classic pieces that have stood the test of time.
As much as I love Theory I could never in good conscience pay full price for it especially after discovering the outlet location. I used to live closer to the outlets and my love for Theory was very bad for my wallet. I was definitely out of control during one of my previous visits. Now I only go to the outlets a few times a year.
|Size 0 measures approximately 16" in the bust, 14" in the waist, 16" in the hips|
(Measurements taken with the garment laying flat)
|Love that it has pockets|
|Paired with: Zara combination jacket with zips (reviewed here also seen here)|