- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
Okay so I am all excited when the mailman brings me not one but TWO packages. Actually UPS brought one, but regardless…
Mywedding shoes came from Shoebuy.com. Very very pretty. I didn’t realize, though, that they have such a skinny heel. I thought for some reason they had something chunkier/wider. And, they are too small.
Now, I am a bit of a know-it-all so i totally ignored the reviews and suggestions for these shoes to buy a half size smaller. Pfffft! I wear a 10 and I rarely ever fit into a 9.5 unless it’s a wide. Furthermore I have had 9.5 Ws fit me nicely but never have I had a 10 be TOO BIG.
Well, they are too big.
And it’s not a matter of just giving me some more toe room, they look funny because they’re too big. Darnit! I am glad they have free shipping both ways at least. But I’m still kind of bummed. I hope they have the 9.5 now!
Second; y’all may remember me saying I was going to chance it and buy this cutom bolero/jacket, which is a knockoff of an Aire Barcelona one. I bought it from an ebay seller with good feedback. I had my measurements taken exactly as specified and TRIPLE checked them. Here is the pic:
Well, it came today and I’m not happy. It is ridiculously small in the arms. I managed (barely) to get my arms in it but it would not come “flush” with my armpits at all. The arms are also too short, and it is too tight across the top/shoulder, painfully tight, and it causes the top edge to curl under. Then, my Fiance had to help me in it (didn’t want her to see it but had to) because it zips in back but not all the way, in other words it remains attached at the top, doesn’t zip into two separate pieces… and she said it was curling under along the back bottom edge. It’s a little big there.
I emailed the seller beforehand to ask if it’s made of a stretchy lace and they aid yes.. and well, it IS, but that is lined with non-stretchy tulle. So the stretch factor is moot.
Is it just me or does it appear, in the pic, to come right past the elbow?? On me it was a good 2 inches above!
Looks-wise, if it FIT properly, it’s okay. The fabric looks the same as the pic. It does have little faux pearls on all the flowers (in the center) which I couldn’t see in the pic and don’t like, but I can deal/remove them. I can’t fix the fit though.
I was worried because the measurements they required seemed to not have much to do with the garment I wanted… they were just standard, they even asked for my neck measurement!! And my shoulders, across the top, like for a suit coat, not for an off the shoulder item. But I figured if it was stretchy it wouldn’t matter much. 🙁 And I asked twice if that was what they needed considering this was a different item, not a dress (their primary business seems to be weddign dresses) and they told me three times to use their measurement chart with the standard stuff so I did. I don’t know why they were not wanting a measurement of my shoulders and arms AROUND where the jacket lies, but they did not and I figured they knew what they were doing!
So now I need to decide if I want to try and have them re-do it, or just ask for a refund and have one made here locally at a higher price. I paid $42 for this with free shipping.
The biggest problem seems to be communication; the seller’s English was really not so good… so I’m worried about getting my point across for a re-do. Also, they state in the auction that the buyer pays return shipping, but shouldn’t that NOT be the case here since it was clearly not made as specified? I used to sell on ebay, I never made a buyer pay return shipping if I screwed up.
Just bummed all around.