Friday, 4 January 2013

The enduring appeal of internet shopping deliveries

I am quite an impatient creature. The only snag with internet shopping is the delay between decision / click / delivery and the all important trying on / 'keepage' stage. I exist in a semi-suspended state until the goods are here and I know whether they will be suitable or not.

This is almost compensated for, however, by the excitement of parcels arriving and being unwrapped. Who needs Christmas when you have a sale and a laptop?  Goodies can arrive all year long :-)



Today was one such day with a couple of arrivals.

One was from net-a-porter - my Elle Macpherson undies. They are keepers I'm happy to report, and this is rare in the case of online bra orders I find - especially a brand you are unfamiliar with. Elle Macpherson seems to be true to size, should anyone else be wondering.

The other arrival was some wedge boots from River Island, of all places.

I can't quite remember why I went to the RI website, ( it may have been to see if the Molly coated jeggings had been reduced - they were not as far as I recall...) but it certainly wasn't to look for boots. I can't ever remember seeing, or certainly ever inspecting closely, a shoe section there. These boots caught my eye though - reduced form £45 to £15. It would have been rude not to take a punt.

NB they are described as 'silver' on the RI website, but are certainly not silver - more of a pewter / bronze shade I'd say. I am happy about this though, as I was doubtful about silver - worried about looking like some kind of bizarre Barbarella wannabe. I've had a look on the website for a link, but they seem to have disappeared so maybe have sold out. (If anyone is interested let me know and i'll supply the product code, there may be some available in stores.)

What do you think readers...? 2nd opinions needed
The other part of my net-a-porter order was some Falke leg warmers. I'd fancied a pair for a while to - er.. well - warm my legs really, when wearing skirts especially.

I wore them with an old pair of Topshop short biker boots from a couple of years ago which are still going strong. I like how the leg warmers bridge the gap between boots which can sometimes feel a difficult length - neither short nor long (on me at any rate).  Hopefully a wise buy and will enable me to wear the boots more!



Finally, one more acquisition which (on reflection) could maybe have been left in favour of daywear, but hey-ho. It's (a) pretty and (b) warm - White Company long sleeved empire lace detail nightdress. 30% off. 





19 comments:

  1. I love Elle Macpherson lingerie. Great buys.

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  2. I loved Elle Macpherson lingerie when I had just had Ben - I was determined not to give in to horrible looking breastfeeding bras and I went for the Elle bras to give myself some much needed glamour. I've not bought much since and I have to admit, I'm pretty plain and boring these days. I have to say, I also prefer the wedge trainers in "pewter" rather than silver - what are you planning to wear them with? I find I only like mine with black skinnies tucked in and that's all I wear mine with currently.

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    1. Sue, I was wearing grey skinny odds when I tried the wedges on which looked ok I thought, will get around to posting a pic, but agree they would lift a black outfit well. x

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  3. Gorgeous undies! Love the pewter wedges - keep for sure ! x

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  4. Pewter wedges definitely a keeper ... And what a bargain for £15!

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  5. Lovely selection there - I love seeing what other people have bought in the sales! I'm also in the 'keep the wedges' camp - love the colour and they are a nice neat wedge and not too high. Looking forward to seeing you wearing them. Happy New Year my dear, Avxx

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  6. Love love love the pewter wedges, they are an absolute steal and a definite keeper!

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  7. What a fab bargain from River Island! I love waiting for parcels and hate it when I see a delivery van go down the road and it's not coming here!

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