Online shopping’s my coping mechanism for not loving shopping in stores where my sizes don’t live but I actually have very little patience when it comes to buying things online. For someone who relies on delayed gratification in so many parts of life, you’d think I’d have a thoroughly Zen outlook on this now.
Instead, I survive slow shipping times by pretending I didn’t order anything and then slowly forgetting that an order even exists at all. Then when packages arrive, fun surprise! The whole thing is a bit mad, really, but it works.
This post is, therefore, flouting my whole coping mechanism. But what the hey, wild side, and all that, right?
From Jcrew.com: a purple (!) blazer I couldn’t get an image for [Petite 2] and two trousers [Petite 00]. Getting adventurous with color here. Total: $309
Funny story, when I went back to get a photo of the pants, I couldn’t remember why I picked the Cafe trousers in the first place. That bodes well for liking them …. :/
From Banana Republic, a grey blazer and a blouse that might go with any of the blazers I bought and currently have. Total: $137.00
From NY and Company, two pairs of the same trousers in two different colors: black and cherry. I didn’t even know they carried petite sizes but with free shipping and no minimums, it’s worth giving them a try to see what quality they’ve got. I’m looking to replace a specific lack of black and other professional trousers in the closet. Total: $50.
No huge surprise that J.Crew is the most expensive of the group, even after 25% off and free shipping.
The challenge will come when all the boxes finally arrive and I have to start a) trying things on, b) figuring out what actually fits, and c) making the call on which to take to the tailor and which to return. Emphasis on the two choices here because nothing will fit off the rack.