Thursday, 4 April 2013

Online Shopping? Think again

I have always loved shopping online...since I discovered I could buy tomatoes online from in 2006, life became even better.... I also discovered Simply put, I love shopping online, it is hassle free, convenient, fast and sometimes secure.

So it was more convenient for me to buy my wedding dress online! Yes! I also got some amazing Badgley Mischka Shoes online for less than half the original price. It was a UK 9.5...or it was meant to be....Anyway, a few weeks later, DHL delivered my shoes and made-to-order dress and I was less than impressed with the colour and quality. I ordered Champagne but i believe they may have thought it was Marigold or a faint peach. Oh dear!

As for the shoes....they may have mistaken a UK 9.5 for a US 9.5. So I had to do damage control....get another neutral dress for the reception and get some very high nude shoes. I never visualised I would be wearing a long flowing white dress at my wedding. anyway

I am not deterred by online shopping but I believe occasions like weddings shouldn't be gambled with. Luckily, I am having 2 weddings.... I get to have 'my family's wedding' and my own 'getaway' wedding and wear my non-conventional dress. #LuckyMe

All I can say is, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

FAMILY UPDATE: Everyone in my family is running around like headless chickens...while I am calm. I am very calm about everything. I have everything under control.



LadyNgo said...

Yeah, im not too big on online shopping but i'm not totally against it. Very rarely when i buy clothes online does it turn out right so i've been avoiding that for a lil while.

Myne Whitman said...

I shop online these days, but something as important as a wedding, I'd rather see and touch. Lucky you though, all the best!

Ego Du Jour said...

Congrats on staying calm through all the planning.

I shop online a lot for "daily" wear and some special occasions at online stores which I trust but for something like a wedding, as Myne said, I would probably try and go in store.

Mamuje said...

Honestly, it was laziness. Sheer laziness. I only recently returned from my wedding shopping trip. So I had no excuse to buy online. Anyway, I have worn the dress a few times and it doesn't look as bad as I thought originally. (I would let you be the judge when I share the pictures) I am sure everything will be fine...I am VERY calm anyway. Unusual for someone like me ;-)

At least, I have 2 dresses for my getaway wedding, so it isn't bad.

Ema Leecious said...

I'm glad you have another option, and especially glad that you are very calm. Please don't let anything or anyone take that away.

All the best with your wedding. I wish you much happiness.

lucidlilith said...

Stay calm. You will need it. Ah, destination weddings are so awesome!

doll (retired blogger) said...

i bought my dress online and it wasnt a bad experience jare...
YAy that means you plan to share pictures. Cant wait
E ku palemno