Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Okay, I didn't bring all of them back.
There's a running joke in our house that I manage to do all of my clothes shopping with the same tenner but never have anything to wear. You see, I'm a terror for buying things and only realising that they're hideous/badly made/don't suit me when I get them home and see them In Real Life. If something fails the IRL test, then it goes straight back to the shop for an exchange or refund; I don't have the space or the funds to keep things that I'm not going to wear.
Still, I think the jumper and leopard print flats are probably safe from my merciless bring back-ing: stripes and leopard print and bling are my outfit staples and these replace similar worn-out items in my wardrobe.
The teal heels have already been returned and I'm wondering if the (unopened) tights can be brought back, too: the colour's great but I meant to pick up 80 denier. D'oh.
The coat is decidedly more Dalmation than leopard print, which is actually quite nice, but it's double-breasted, which I don't think suits me. That, coupled with the faux fur, makes for a bulky silhouette and I immediately think of the Michelin Man when I try it on (albeit a very chic, metrosexual Michelin Man. The Michelin Man by Marc Jacobs, maybe.)
In addition, the buttons are crappy, thin, cheap looking, plastic affairs and would need replacing, which is pretty outrageous given the price of the coat.
I think I'll keep the receipt safe for the next month. Just incase.