Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday 7.27

Sorry for the blurry picture! I could not get it right this morning.

Dress/Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Jessica Simpson, via TJ Maxx
Necklace: Gift from Tricia

A month or so ago, I saw what looked to be an identical dress in purple at the Loft Outlet. Seeing as I love this dress, I eagerly grabbed it and headed to the dressing room. Upon further inspection, I noticed two major things:

(1) No lining. This dress is linen and my original dress has a lining.
(2) No piping detail at the hem and neckline. The piping really gives it a finished look.

So I didn't get the dress and really realized how some of the outlet clothes cheapen their items for the sake of the bargain. Now I've gotten some great items from the outlet mall. However, I'm really starting to notice these details. How about you? Have you ever noticed this at your favorite brand's outlet?


  1. I have noticed that, especially at Ann Taylor and LOFT= and that the outlet prices aren't that much better than the store! That annoys me.

  2. I agree with you and Andie that AT/LOFT outlets make just cheaper versions at too similar of prices. One outlet I ADORE is Banana Republic, I think I like their outlet clothing better than their regular stuff!