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 Remember way back in November, when I hypothesized that I would obsess over this dress and then finally buy it when it went on sale and then be completely disappointed? That is EXACTLY what happened. I just know myself too damn well. The dress was less black and white and more black and light yellow, which was not a good look. Also, I ordered a size up and the dress was still super body-consciously tight. Result: Returned. (Only available in 0, similar here or here.)
 The Outnet is having a major clearance sale and I snagged a couple pieces at really good prices, including this striped top. I've worn it once already, so it's definitely a keeper. The cotton is thicker than I expected, but it was actually a pleasant surprise as I find that thicker cottons tend to last longer and not get pilly or thinned in the wash. And you know that I never met a stripe I didn't like. Result: Kept. (Sold out, but similar here.)
 This fur scarf was another one of my Outnet purchases (and it's now even further reduced!). Even though I'm dreaming of summer, I couldn't pass up such a good deal on a scarf that will be perfect for next fall and winter. It's long enough to actually keep me warm and I plan on wearing it over both sweaters and coats, just to change up their look a bit. Result: Kept. (Sold out, but similar here.)
 Black denim is one of those things that I've been having a difficult time finding. These jeans looked perfect (and are the same style as another recent favorite pair), so I was cautiously optimistic. They arrived and they were perfect... except they showed up in the wrong size. The waist was 3 times larger than my normal size, so they were pretty much falling off of me. I exchanged them for what will hopefully be my real size, so fingers crossed! Result: Exchanged.
 Bathing suit season! I can't wait to spend my weekends at our pool and am slowly realizing that I need some major upgrades in the bikini department. Most of my tops no longer fit me and my bottoms have seen better days. A solid black bottom is a staple and will go with almost any top. These are a great material and the perfect basic. They were a bit snug on me, so I exchanged for the next size up and think those will be the one. Result: Exchanged.