I can honestly say it’s my new favourite online shopping location! 80% of their stock I would like to have in my wardrobe and most importantly, the sale prices are easy on my bank balance! I spent most of my Friday evening planning out outfits from their range in an attempt to narrow down the items in my shopping cart…Do you do that when shopping online? Buy groups of items based on how well they form an outfit? Or is it just me?
It’s safe to say that I have been doing a little too much shoe shopping online over the last few weeks. I thought it was about time to share my successes ( and failures) and some of the lessons I have learned:
2. Sizes can differ depending on the brand
On the flip side I have these Yellow Cap Toe Canvas Ballet Flats that I posted about back in February I agonized over whether or not to get them as the international postage was INSANE. Turns out they are actually a touch too big which means they rub on my heel and give me blisters whenever I wear them. It was disappointing, inserts didn’t help me either, but love is about compromise. I wear them all the time, along with many, many bandaids….
Lesson Learned: If available, always cross check your measurements with those listed on your size. Brands can differ in their sizing, do not assume that because you have purchased your ‘normal size’ it will fit!
3. You can’t test for comfort
Online shopping is so hit and miss, I’m really impressed with my success rate so far, especially for items as difficult to shop for as shoes. Do you shop online for shoes? How do you find a pair that fits just right?
You may remember a while ago I shared The SartorialTwist, a totally addictive website in which remixes parts of photos from the Sartorialist in the style of those old flipbooks you had as a kid where you could change the head, torso or legs to make funny characters. Inspired by both of these things I have started putting together outfit ideas from pieces I spot in street stye photos. The silver glittery boots above are probably one of my favourite picks. I think they would go together brilliantly with this belted yellow dress and some skinny jeans. I’m totally on the look out for similar items to make this outfit a reality!