I've gotten hella requests to bring back my "Purchases I've Returned" posts, so here we go! As I said in my first post of this style, I am all about showcasing my shopping WINS, but that's not to say there aren't missteps along the way. Since I started Fork & Frill, the amount of shopping I do IRL has drastically decreased, and my online shopping continues to flourish. It is just so much EASIER to get good deals online. And I don't have to deal with people. Win-win. And as I mentioned in my last post, I live in a really small town that doesn't exactly have the brands I am looking to wear and show to you guys. Online shopping is just better.
Though I definitely do prefer online shopping, there are drawbacks. I would say 75% of what I buy online "works," but that other 25% definitely DOESN'T. That's what this series is all about: what didn't work for me. I have seen each of these items on other people and loved how they looked on them, but at the end of the day, you gotta do you. And if something isn't flattering on you or doesn't make you feel like a total smoke show, get. rid. of. that. shiz. I can't stress this enough. I don't keep clothes I'm not obsessed with, and neither should you.
I am not discouraging you from buying these items yourself; I'm just saying they didn't work for me and why.
I wanted to really love these. As you know, I am on the constant hunt for flattering, comfortable jeans (easier said than done). Well, let's just say these jeans are those. They have plenty of rave reviews on Nordstrom, but I just couldn't get them to work for me. First of all, they were child sized. Like, I would need to go one if not two sizes up in these to get them to fit right. But that's my bad because Topshop does run small. And they were a little too cropped for my taste. They almost went into capri territory, and that's not a place I ever want to be.
If you go up a size and are into a more cropped look, these could work for you. I just wasn't impressed enough to exchange them for a different size.
These, too, were waaaaay too small. And before you ask, yes, I know my size. I wear the same two sizes in 98% of my jeans, so I am well aware, BUT the two pairs of jeans I bought this go round didn't do much for my self esteem or taco addiction. *insert Ashley I's laugh/cry face*
I am so used to Free People items being SUPER oversized, but since these were jeans, I ordered my normal size. Well, let's just say that it was comical how small these dang things were. It was literally like a Honey, I Shrunk The Skinny Jeans situation. Not ideal. It's a shame because they are SO cute, and I actually really liked the material. BUT Y'ALL the sizing was a shock. I am shooketh. My advice would be to order up two full sizes. You've been warned.
This purchase was a little atypical for me, but I was willing to give it a shot because literally everyone and her mother had one. It's admittedly not "my style," but it was so comfortable and cozy that I almost kept it. This is a really easy throw-on-and-go piece that would make sense in most people's closet—just not mine.
It's soooo soft and is great for running errands, but I couldn't justify the price tag for something I couldn't see myself wearing often enough. *kanye shrug*
What do you guys think of this style of post? Was it helpful? Have you purchased any of these items? Let me know!
*All images in this post are via Nordstrom.com.