Yesterday I tried on a bunch of clothes I’d ordered over the internet and decided that I was going to send them all back, with one exception.
The first was a pair of fake leather leggings in “berry” that I’d ordered from Next.
They weren’t terrible and in fact would look okay as long as I wore a longish tunic to cover my crotch. However, they rustled when I walked and that would drive me crackers. Plus the care label said that I couldn’t wear them near any light coloured surfaces and I got visions of me staining someone’s expensive light coloured car interior. No, No, No! They have to go back. I’ll pop into a Next either today or next week and return them then.
The next was the Sissel dress that I had ordered from Gudrun Sjoden, who are Scandinavian and who I read about in India Knight‘s book “In Your Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier”. It wasn’t awful but it didn’t suit me very well. When I tried it on, I started doing that thing where I kept posing and adjusting to try to make it suit me – when I realised that was what I was doing, I knew it needed to go back.
After that was the Barbro top, which I just plain didn’t like. So that is going back too.
Now, one thing I hadn’t realised was that Gudrun Sjoden have quite a weird (to me) returns policy. They supply a UPS label and you have to ring UPS to arrange for them to pick up the parcel. When they receive the parcel, they refund you BUT deduct £10. I must admit that I had to read that a few times – perhaps I have been spoiled by Boden (who people bitch about but do have an amazing returns policy).
So, I did as they suggested and rang UPS, who said that they would pick up the parcel between 9am and 7pm on Monday. Then I came to my senses – I can’t possibly wait in ALL BLOODY DAY on Monday – and rang them back and cancelled the collection. I’ll ring the London store and see whether I can just bring the stuff in to be returned – if not then I’ll pay at the post office.
One thing I am going to keep are these Gunnel jersey pants which I like a lot – nice shape, nice fit, nice colour.