But then what if there is a piece of clothing, or in my case, shoes, that in my head will be a nice addition to my collection but didn't bother to walk around it at length, realizing after one use that
Talk about epic fail!
(all Soludos by J Crew)
First came the chambray and the mint green ones, both in size 38 which could mean either size 7 or 7 1/2, I find, depending on the brand. I'm a size 7, generally. What was wrong with them? The first time I wore the chambray one, I soon learned that the back kept sliding down, which to me, meant it was a tad on the big side. So what did I do the next time I was in the store? Why get a 3rd pair (the yellow ones), of course, in a size smaller! I had high hopes for the yellow ones, for sure. Oh, but guess what I learned when I wore them? The back still kept sliding down! Gah!!
So after use of 2 pairs out of the 3, I finally admitted to myself that it wasn't the sizing that's the problem, it's the design itself. There are brands I don't wear no matter how comfortable or pretty people claim they are because I know it doesn't suit my type of feet, one with narrow heels, that is. I guess this brand happen to be one of those, I learned after. Talk about smart shopping! (But then I never claimed to be a smart shopper, did I?)
It was weird enough that I bought 2 pairs off the bat without really trying them (but I thought to myself, who put that much thought into an espadrilles anyways, I was wrong). I just had to add a 3rd pair, didn't I? Fortunately, they were inexpensive. And I haven't totally given up on them. I think I can still make it work by adding a heel pad.
And another fortunate thing? I had this other pair, even before I got those 3.
A pair that I love, fits me really well and is really comfortable. Guess I shoulda' stop at 1 pair, shouldn't I?