For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bar III clothing, I suggest you get acquainted with it immediately! Bar III is a brand exclusive to Macy’s, and first hit the retailer’s shelves in March of 2011. Their collection has something to satisfy everyone’s fashion palette, with pieces that range from edgy to feminine. The brand offers all the latest trends, but does it in a way that the pieces will still be stylish years from now. That’s what immediately drew me to this structured mint dress. Peplum has been having a major moment for the past year and a half, and I love the simple peplum detail on this dress. The peplum accent doesn’t overwhelm the dress, so I could easily wear this even after the peplum trend is long gone!
The best part is the reasonable price point. You could pick up a few items in one shopping trip without breaking the bank! I have quite a few Bar III pieces, and the quality is amazing for the affordable price you’re paying.
Side story: In the summer of 2009 while I was home from college, I worked at Macy’s as a fitting room attendant. Being the naive 19-year-old that I was, I thought this would be a glamorous job of being surrounded by clothes all day. While I was surrounded by clothes all day, it was far from glamorous! Since I was a newbie, I worked ten hour shifts Thursday-Sunday. Instead of going out on the weekends that summer, I was calling my mom at 10 p.m. on my drive home asking her to prepare a hot bath with epsom salts. I officially felt like an old lady. Not only did my feet hurt, but I grew to hate clothes and shopping. I convinced myself my shopping days were over after being surrounded by mounds and mounds of clothes day after day. Luckily (or unluckily for my bank account) after months of steering clear of the mall, I was able to overcome my hard feelings and reintroduce myself to my love for fashion.