A shopping crush on the new Joe Fresh store, that is. (Don't tell my boyfriend!) Ever since it opened, it's been far too easy to pop in during lunch breaks or after work and I always manage to leave with something. Take this sweater dress for instance. I met my good friend and gorgeous blogger Carolina for a quick lunchtime jaunt to Joe's and vowed not to buy anything. But that resolve weakened at the sight of this lambswool sweater dress with gold accent zippers on the shoulders and all-over gold beading. It's casual yet dressy enough for evenings, a quality that I'm seeking more and more in the clothes I buy these days. The adorable gold owl and wood Toodlebunny earrings from LYNNsteven play up the "casual but dressy" element even more.
Speaking of Joe Fresh, a minor tragedy happened to the camel pullover sweater from this post last week. It was sitting in the laundry sink under a drippy faucet along with some dark wash jeans, waiting to be handwashed. Now there are dark blue splotches on the sleeves that won't come out. I've only worn it once. Once! I hate it when I ruin things out of carelessness. The sweater is inexpensive like most (well, all) Joe stuff is, but it still seems like such a waste. The damage isn't too bad; I still can't decide whether I should replace the sweater. Or maybe I can bring it to the drycleaners and see if they can do something with it.
Misery loves company, so let's commiserate in the comments. Have you ever ruined something in an Unfortunate Laundry Incident, something brand new, irreplaceable, and/or expensive?