I'm gonna admit that my "I'm gonna open my packages slowly so I have something to look forward to because I'm not shopping for eons" plan didn't go so well. I opened all the ones I had and low and behold, I found things I LOVE (big plus) and things I want to love but just don't fit.
Grrr. First, what doesn't fit is a smashing pair of Tory Burch horsebit pumps in a size 6. These heels are sleek, sexy and very Mod, would go with everything and seem to be quite comfy as well. Problem is, the size is just too big, no matter how many tip toes, heel grips or insoles I stick in there. The problem of course with adding insoles is that your foot is more likely to slip out of the shoe since the insole makes the fit more shallow - plus I have bigger than average heels so I'm already starting off rocky with any shoe.
Anyhoo, the pumps didn't fit, but the good news there is that the Tory Burch Reva flats in a ponyskin leopard print DO fit, just enough anyway. They were sort of a two-for-one deal from one of my favourite eBay sellers. I am allowed to return the pumps though, which is great, and exchange it for a cool robin's egg blue cargo blazer by Da-Nang:
Similarly, a package came in from Bluefly today and again, I was faced with the same dilemma. A pair of agate earrings looked fab, though the Marc Jacob knit jacket I scored (70% off) is a little confusing (is it a cardigan? A sweater? A jacket?). But what really irks me is I got this beautiful Kenneth Jay Lane gold-plated bamboo bracelet/cuff studded with swarovski crystals for $20 or so and it's TOO BIG.
Which is strange, since I have large bones and thus have large forearms AND larger than normal wrists. My hands aren't that tiny either. Regardless, the gorgeous bracelet slides right off my wrist. If I stand up and let me arms hang loose, WHOOOOOSH goes the bracelet on to the ground.
Not sure what to do. It was too much of a bargain to make getting it altered (if that's even possible) worth it. I can't return it since it was on super sale.
Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how I can wear this? (save from me giving it away to someone, which I may end up having to do).
While you are all pondering the size of your wrists and experimenting (I hope - anyway - cuz I really want to wear this bracelet without it flying off and hitting my boss in the face when I wave my hands over the latest marketing fiasco), I'll go onto what else DID work....
Gorgeous distressed baby pink leather bag by Kenzie which I scored second-hand (but in perfect condition) from an eBayer in Edmonton. Has studs, chains and tassels and the most complimenting shade ever - perfect for spring and just a little bit tough (and I must admit, I needed a smaller bag).
Skull-embroidered pinstripe peasant dress by Laura Lees. I've been buying/eyeing so much of her stuff lately, she's one of my favourites at the moment. This dress is slightly on the big side (it's a medium) but the waist tie pulls it all in - loving it.
The lightly embroidered Aristoc tights - not exactly new, but so lightweight and comfy (which is grand considering all tights to me are a one-way ticket to Itch Town).
Studded watch by Forever 21 - I didn't own a watch before this. 'Nuff said.
Ah, the coupe de resistance. A pair of high wedges I can actually walk in. Marc Jacobs, velvet and suede wedges (note it's actually Marc Jacobs and not Marc by Marc Jacobs). The price tag on the bottoms say $610 (which is ridic) but I'm proud to say I got them for under $100 - brand new and everything.
I even wore these shoes out to the bank and doing my shopping at Safeway, and I didn't fall over, or twist my ankle or stumble or do anything that I normally do when I am poised inches above my safety zone. The fact that these are quite comfy and extremely lightweight probably helps too.
And I'm not one to pair tights with sandals (cuz isn't that bordering on the German tourist "socks with sandals" thing?) but I did it anyway. And you know what? I liked it! and I think a lot of people in Safeway did too.