Monday, 6 August 2012

When Multiples Go Bad

You know how they say that if a piece of clothing fits you well and flatters your body that it's alright to buy it in multiples. Or am I remembering that wrong? Regardless, it makes sense, doesn't it? Knowing that a piece of clothing flatters your body well, it will surely become a staple therefore more likely to wear out faster so why get just one? In theory, it all sounds good, eh?

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 it they doesn't don't fit me quite well but since it was they were bought on final sale, I'm not able to return it them anymore? What then?

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?

Lesson learned...


  1. i'm in love with this!

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  2. Oh noes!! Well, at least the last pair fits!

  3. Oh no...just as well they're not too expensive.

    1. I know, right? Or I would have been more ticked:p


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