Often impulsive purchases do not work out well. So it surprised me that it did worked out for me a few weeks ago. Do you recognize this, you sit on the couch in the evening, a blanket over you, a cup of coffee with chocolates in reach. And the telephone in one hand for shopping online. Just to browse all your favorite stores and throw everything you like into the shopping basket and then select what you like best and for the best price of course. Hey, I’m Dutch, I want everything for the best price.
A good impulsive buy for a change
But sometimes I get tired at a certain point and you should actually put the phone away then, and see if you still like the items the next day and then order them. But I was too greedy again and so ordered this dress thinking it was a black dress. That’s how impulsive purchases are made.So it turned out to be a navy dress. And I had bought quite a few navy items lately. But when I put on the dress, I actually really liked it. Fits great, does not draw very much and has a great length! What a surprise. I like the gold colored zipper, that always is a good detail for me, gold stuff.
Sometimes impulsive purchases turn out quite good
As you may know I really like monochrome looks so this cardigan, which I once bought at Primark, looks perfect on the dress. Can you believe it is several years old? I mean Primark? I love these lightweight long cardigans. And then for the casual feel I wear cream platform sneakers underneath! For accessories I wear huge loops and a navy statement ring. And a lovely necklace with navy and all other colors, which looks pretty good on a monochrome outfit. Sometimes an impulsive purchase works out well!
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Love this dress! I also try to wait a day or so to make sure I really want something, but sometimes impulse purchases are the best!
Sometimes! Not often with me , lol. But this one did! Thanks Katie!
You look gorgeous Nancy. Great you ordert it. Perfekt match with the cardigan!
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Thank you very much Tina!
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It is indeed unusual to be happy with an impulse purchase – my worst buys are when I get something on the spur of the moment and then find it doesn’t work with my wardrobe, so I hardly ever wear it. This dress is a good buy, it’s the type you can dress up or down, and looks good on you.
I had that last week on someones elses blog too! Have no idea what it is, I could link another post, it was just one post that didn’t work. have you tried other posts?
That is a great knit dress on you – definitely a good impulse buy! And I like the monochrome matching of the navy cardigan with it, and the fun little touch of colour with the necklace 🙂
Hope that you are having a nice week 🙂
Thanks Mica, enjoy your weekend!
I’m very guilty of this behaviour too Nancy. This purchase worked out very well for you xx
Thank you very much Laurie!
I know exactly what you mean about those impulse buys but this dress was a good one for sure! The long cardigan looks like it was made for it – such a surprise that it is old. Thanks for the link up and have a wonderful weekend, Nancy!
Yes it really is a surprise as I wear it quite often and it was so cheap! Still looks very good! Thanks Kellyann!
Tell me about it – I have bought far too many items online usually sale items but nevertheless this has got to stop once the beauticians and hairdressers open on Monday! My clothes buying will return to charity shop shopping!
Love the dress, Nancy, looks good on you 🙂
Have a lovely weekend x
I can’t wait to shop in a real shop again. Would love to shop in Lewes in the second hand stores there!
This dress looks absolutely great! And that cardigan goes so well with it.
What a great dress, Nancy! It looks amazing on you. I love it paired with trainers and the monochromatic navy is so good. That is a wonderful impulsive purchase! I hope you have a fabulous weekend, my friend.
I love the mix of new and old pieces with this look Nancy! The cardigan looks like it was made for the dress. The necklace is the perfect accessory! Thanks for the link up.
The navy knit looks so good on you Nancy. Glad your impulse buy worked out well , so often mine are a disaster.
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Sometimes, we all take a chance with an impulse buy and it feels good. This dress was a terrific find. It looks great and you are going to get loads of wear from it!
What a great impulse buy and really loving the navy color on you! I’m styling an impulse buy on my blog today as well, but wasn’t as happy about it!
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This is really true and great advice. I absolutely love your style here. It is such the perfect style 🙂
It’s a cute dress, Nancy! The gold zip detail makes it look quite sporty so it looks fab with your white trainers!
What a brilliant impulse buy Nancy. It looks super with your longline cardigan. It looks like you have some nice weather there in The Netherlands xxx
You are so right about impulsive purchases, Nancy! 1)when they work out, it’s great, and 2) it’s a good idea to wait a day and see if you still really want the piece! Lol! It’s just like you said: sitting on the sofa with a cup of coffee and shopping away! Love your dress and sweater, Nancy. Your impulsive shopping paid off!
Thank you very much Darlene!
This dress turned out to be a really good impulse buy-glad it worked out well for you! It looks great and will be so versatile. I love your styling with the trainers and long cardigan. Thanks for the link up and have a nice weekend!
Thanks Di. I love to wear sneakers under dresses! had to get used to it for a while, but now I am loving it!
I actually love that dress on you, and might even prefer that rich dark blue over black!
You’ll probably be surprised, but there was a time when I wore black almost exclusively. It was in the days before Internet existed, and when I was out shopping in a poorly lit shop, I once or twice made the mistake of buying dark blue garments instead of the black I was after 😉
Anyway, I’m glad to hear your impulse purchase was a good one after all. The necklace is fabulous too! xxx
I can’t imagine you in all black, however… yes I think I can. You like New Wave too don’t you?
I love those impulse purchases that work out! And your navy dress looks great on you.
Thank you very much Michelle!
This impulse purchase is amazing if you ask me!!
Thank you very much Lucy!
I love that dress and I think that it was a great impulse buy! Have a great weekend!
Thanks Caroline, have a great weekend!
Your outfit is lovely, the colour is perfect on you. I know exactly how you feel and do the same in the evening – normally in bed. Thanks for hosting today too. Jacqui x
Haha, the bed is for other activities Jacqui! Lol.
I really like that dress too! Sometimes impulse buys are the best.
I agree! Thanks Joanne!
You just never know, do you?? And this dress is fabulous and how fabulous that it is navy instead of black!!
I like navy but I want this dress in black too! But it’s only in navy, well can’t have it all right?
I agree, some of my best buys ever have been impulse purchases. I think we have to listen to our inner lizard brain—it knows what it wants 😉
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Indeed! Thanks Cheryl!
That cardigan and dress were made for each other! They look great together! I think this was one impulsive purchase that definitely worked out!
Indeed! One of the few times! Thanks Laura!
I love it when impulse purchases work out – this dress and cardigan look fabulous together! Such a great outfit, Nancy, and I’m betting you’ll wear these pieces quite a bit this year.
I hope you are having a great week so far!
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Thanks Amber, yes I love dresses like that! Now I still need a black one!
Excellent impulse purchase! I’m getting better at allowing things to sit in the cart for a bit before I buy…lol. The cardigan & sneakers are so good with the dress too!
Yes we do learn don’t we! Thanks Debbie!
Great knitted dress! I am guilty of impulse buying sometimes too – my husband gets annoyed when the parcels arrive though!
Haha, mine said yesterday when I wanted to order some shoes: Oh I get it already, you don’t have black ones with that heel! Haha, he is learning good!
I do the same thing. I try to wait but sometimes just pull the trigger and buy it. Your dress is fabulous and looks beautiful on you!
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Thank you very much Jill!
I sometimes impulse buy when I’m out shopping, but I so rarely shop online, that I don’t have that issue. Oh, not true – sometime I buy Fluevogs online! But they are special, right?
Thank you so much for the link-up Nancy!
Yes and you know exactly what size you need of them! Shopping in real stores is to tiring for me.
Gosh that cardigan is perfect with the dress. I thought they came together as a set. I like the slits in the cardi that add movement to it. Very flirty. And I like that the dress is blue and not black. I really wear little black. So harsh!! Prefer colors to black.
I can absolutely relate to your shopping online routine. Have a gingham blouse in my basket at JCrew Factory online, a jacket at Loft online, and probably a dozen things in my Old Navy basket. Need to go back and revisit everything to see what makes the cut!!
haha, and perhaps it is reduced by now!