September 21, 2008

Revolve's dangerous $$off codes

So I didn't stop the broken ban but I DID stop blogging after my last post. I am unreliable. I have no excuse except that I was trying to distance myself from the guilt of my own shopping binge. I managed to get TWO codes from revolveclothing.com: $100 off $200 and $150 off $300. I ended up buying Frye Paige Riding Boots in dark brown with the $150 off code. Thankfully (and yet unfortunately) my supercalves were not fitting these boots properly. I could only sort of tuck jeans into them.

For $200, the item should be transformative, not so-so. Back they went.

With the other code, I bought a Black Halo Jackie O dress in Amber. It is far more body-conscious a silhouette than I typically wear, but I was persuaded to keep it by some girlfriends. I had it hemmed so that it no longer hits the widest part of the aforementioned supercalves.

I think I should probably only wear this dress with spanx but they are too uncomfortable to actually wear, imo. I'm trying to channel Joan Holloway so I should probably just get a straight up girdle. Since it's been altered, there's no returning. I hope I don't regret it.

I took a bunch of things to the tailor along with the above dress. I can now wear my DVF Bilboa without feeling like I am 2 feet tall. I have wearable J Crew Matchstick cords, and my newly hemmed $7 SFAMK Gabriel Brothers score will soon be dyed darker to remove signs of faux aging from the wash.

I still needed to find boots that fit my epic calves. Although they may appear to be normal sized calves in the outfit photos, part of me believes the vast bookmaking conspiracy. I solved the boot problem... And got a good deal thanks to sales at Nordstrom! Tell you all about it next post! And I promise not to take so long, this time. Happy Halloween!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

omg i've had my eye on this dress for ages it seems! Looks wonderful on you...shows off those sexy curves!

Jesspgh said...

Thank you, Michelle! I worry it's a little more body conscious than I usually wear but that might not be so bad.

Samantha (SAM) said...

What size did you end up getting?

Jesspgh said...

I got a size 8 in the Frye boots (I am usually a 7.5 or an 8) and a L in the Black Halo dress (I am usually an 8 in non-wrap dvfs and mbmj dresses, if that helps as a short hand fit guide). Thanks for reading!

Samantha (SAM) said...

thanks for the quick response, was it hard to get the dress taken in? I'm fairly small (5'2", usually wear a small) ,so I got a size small....do you think I'm in trouble?

Jesspgh said...

I am only an inch taller than you so I think you'll be ok. I'm sure the small is shorter than the large AND I wouldn't have bothered to hem it if I didn't have such large calves. I kind of like the idea of the mid-calf length as a glamorous nod to the 1940s but my calves are not the right shape to pull it off. I had to take it up to the point where they narrow.

Regardless of what you decide, it is a simple job to hem a dress a few inches so it won't be a difficult fix. Good luck with it!

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