Tuesday, March 8, 2011

#16 - Buying online

I don't like having to iron clothes, and I try to avoid it at all costs, but sometimes it just can't be avoided. After sitting down and having my breakfast this morning, my skirt was just as creased as before I ironed it, but at least I tried! Today's outfit was not particularly interesting, but I guess it felt more like a 'pastel' day today. I usually would have worn cream shoes with this, but I'm trying to be a bit more adventurous for the shoe challenge.
Today's shoes are from Nina. I bought them online, as I do with about 90% of my shoes these days, but it doesn't always work out as planned. I bought them because I was looking for some baby blue shoes, but they actually turned out to be duck-egg blue. It might not seem like a huge difference, but I bought them specifically to match a baby blue cardigan, which, of course, they don't match. So now I don't wear these shoes or my cardigan very often.
I'll probably be in court for the next few days, so there may not be any more pretty outfits this week, but I'll see what I can come up with!


  1. What do you do, when shoes bought online don't fit or are not exactly what you expected?

  2. I find it's difficult to do anything about it when you're ordering from overseas. It would cost a lot to return shoes with international shipping, so I've never done it.

    I try to research sizing for the brand before I buy, and if in doubt I try to order shoes that are likely to be too big rather than too small, because with heel grips & insoles they can usually still be worn. I've actually only bought 1 pair of shoes online that are unwearable, and I'll either sell them on ebay or give them away.

  3. Thanks for your answer and suggestions. I've never bought a pair online but I'm considering it.