I’m not going to lie, I love me some online shopping! Perhaps too much at times. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually a mall girl too, but I just love seeing whats new as soon as possible! Maybe I’m just part of the instant gratification era, but I’m also sensible enough to know that it’s not always the best course of action.
Take this dress from LOFT for example. Gorgeous isn’t it? It was love at first sight for me. I was posting it on Instagram, showing it to friends, and literally stalking my email just waiting for a sale. Why a sale? Well, I did just graduate college. Anyway, I had it all planned out. My new black and white dress, normal size, and we’d live happily ever after! Finally a sale roles around that happens to be both online and instore. Call the instant gratification again, but I had to check it out in stores.
To my surprise the dress wasn’t actually black and white. Rather, it was a blueish gray, and almost navy black. No matter! It was still beautiful!
So, I grabbed my normal size, and headed to the fitting room to get more aquatinted with my new love. To my surprise my normal size was much too big. At least a full size too big. So, I sized down, and came out with a different color than intended, but I’m still a very very happy camper!
What I really love about this dress is the beautiful pleating right on the hips. It’s so flattering and such a sweet, feminine detail.
So, even though I love online shopping, buying this dress online wasn’t the right choice for me here. I would have bought the wrong size, and it would have just set me back from being united with this lovely little number.
So, what do you think? Online shopping… friend or foe?