Friday, November 19, 2010

The Big P

November 19, 2010

Dress: Ricki's
Cardigan: J Crew
Shoes: Naturalizer

Faithful readers to my blog know that I am a big fan of online shopping. I really dislike going to real-life stores, especially when looking for clothing. There's something about dressing rooms that bugs me. Online shopping sites are somewhat limited in Canada so that's why I often where the same "brand".

I was excited a few months ago when I found out Ricki's, the Canadian clothing store, has online shopping. However, I didn't place an order until last week as I find that their shipping to be a little pricey. Really, any shipping that isn't free is pricey to me. Hey, I'm frugal.

Last week, however, Ricki's had a great sale; 50% off the lowest price AND 99 cent shipping. I loaded up my cart and hit buy. My package arrived fairly quick and I was really impressed with the contents, which includes this dress. The clothes are pretty good quality for the price (this dress was $25). There's a lot of polyester blends, but it is so hard to avoid the big P (polyester that is).

My verdict; I'll be shopping at Ricki's as long as the shipping costs stay low.

On a related note, a lot of my co-workers were amazed at how my cardigan matched my dress. The dress came with matching flower pins that I removed to put on my cardi. It confounded many.


  1. Seriously? Your co-workers I mean...LOL. Great outfit and thanks for sharing about Ricki's. I'm like you, free ship is the only way to go. Love your outfit.

  2. LOL - cracks me up!

    Great dress!

  3. yes, I assumed it came with the cardi and that it was too matchy... ironic. You made it match too well.

  4. I have that dress! I love it and got a ton of compliments when I wore it. I'm pretty boring, I wore it with a charcoal cardigan! ;) I really like it with the yellow.

    I love Ricki's, sure there's stuff I wouldn't touch but they have great skirts and excellent customer service.

    They often feature shipping deals and sales. Today it's 20% off online and in store.

  5. I just noticed you paid only $25 for the dress! I paid $50 on sale and thought I got a good deal! Score for you!

  6. Urban Blonde, you have good taste!

    There was a couple of items I ordered that weren't so nice when they got here, but there's so many stores around, its super easy to return. There will probably be more Ricki's items in my post tomorrow.