I love shopping in street style fashion stores.
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The deals make it worth it for me to alter it for my petite size, but this is what happens when I ask my husband to take a few photos for me. ⬆️I told him any time he annoys me, I’m sending him that last photo – serves him right!
So there’s a cool street style store I like to go to in Flint called Forman Mills. They’re a lot like Dr Jay’s or online stores like Berrylook. Forman Mills carries kids, teens, mens and ladies wear and my 15 year old skinny-twig son, Trenton, needed some dress pants for Homecoming so we made a tip up there. It’s a store that I can get lost in and I know he hates when I take a long time in a store, so on the way there I told myself, “Don’t get distracted.” I wanted this time to be Trenton’s time.
Sidetracked by the Clearance Racks
We didn’t find the pants, but as we were leaving I spied the $1, $3 and $5 rack. Those get me every time, no matter what store I’m at. I knew if I didn’t go look, those racks would be calling my name for the next week and then I’d have to drive myself back up there just to curb my curiosity — and it’s a 40 minute drive, so I knew I didn’t want to go back on a separate trip.
Before he could get to the door to leave, I was saying, “Just 2 minutes!” over my shoulder and shuffling hurriedly down the aisle. I found a dress on the $1 rack, and four more on the $3 rack, along with a black satin cold shoulder shirt for $2. I didn’t have time to try them all on and I was on quick mode for Trenton’s sake, so I just bought them all.
Sadly only 3 out of the 5 items fit which means I have to take a trip back up there to return them. I would’ve thrown the items that didn’t fit on Poshmark (if you’re new to poshmark, enter “vickgould” when you sign up and get a $5 credit) but one of my dresses still had the security tag on it and I want it, so I have to go do that anyway.
Simple Alterations for Petite Size
This weekend I spent some time altering two of the $3 dresses. One I purchased at a size 6 and I’m a 2, so I took it in – super easy. And the other needed to be hemmed because I’m only 5 foot 2 inches – petite size. Even with the silver heels I tried them on with, they were too long. #shortpeopleproblems
Here’s how they turned out:
What do you think? $3 really can get you some great stuff these days!
Vickie Gould is a fashion and travel blogger. She is a clothes and shoe hoard who sometimes wears mismatched outfits to the store (hoping she doesn’t bump into someone she knows). She loves unique, colorful things and new experiences in town and out of town. Her biggest message is to encourage people to live with no regrets.
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