Monday, January 21, 2013

[Shopping] Vote, I Need Help!

I'm shamelessly using today's post to get some opinions.

I have $50 left of my monthly shopping budget, and I'm torn on a few things. (There are polls for these at the bottom of this post! Go vote!)

First of all - I ordered this sweater from Target. It was on sale for $10.50, and I had tried on a super large size of this in store a few months back and really liked the sweater just not the fit of the XL. It worked out perfectly because I ordered a pair of shoes and a recipe box for $40 and needed $10 more for free shipping. So, I ordered it in medium, and I'm not sure that I love it. I need opinions - keep it or return it? (Sorry for the bathroom photos but I wanted to get these up quickly!)

I feel like the sweater looks fine here:

But I don't love it here:

The thing that I'm iffy about is the sleeves - I feel like they're a little poofy, and the length combined with the poofiness (is that even a word? haha) seems to add bulk, which is never flattering when you have a big chest. I feel like if I'm questioning it I should just return it, but I really love the pattern and sometimes I look at it and think it looks fine. What do you think?

The other thing I need help with is choosing shoes - do I buy these:

They're $18. I like them because they're different - the cap toe is trendy right now but I think the pattern adds a bit of unexpected fun. Also, I'm not sure if you can tell from this picture, but there is a cobalt piping between the black and the animal print on both sides, which I think also adds extra interest. I hesitated buying them for two reasons - first, I have plenty of pumps (ok, I have plenty of shoes, period). Second, the right shoe has a bit of fray on the toe (you can see the fray in the middle picture above), and a very, very slight stain on the inner edge (I could also check other DSWs for a cleaner pair).

Or do I buy these?

These were $25. I actually have a very similar Steve Madden pair on my wishlist. I loved how fun these were, and the double ankle strap is super cute. I hesitated here because I'm not sure how much wear a pair of sequin heels will get (I already own a pair of black sequin pumps), and I am also not sure this is the best price I can find these for.

So...which of these heels do I get? Or do I not get either of them? I can't do both, because that would wipe out the rest of my clothing budget for January, and I already bought another pair of shoes this month. What do you think?

What should I do with the sweater?


Which shoes should I choose?


  1. It sounds to me like you don't love the sweater, so return it! I voted for the cap toe pumps...they're fun and I think they'd go with more than the sparkly heels.

    The Tiny Heart
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  2. I agree with you about the sleeves on the sweater. I think it would look adorable with cap sleeves or even as a sweater vest. But the current sleeve length isn't doing it for me.

    And I love both pairs of shoes but I bet you'd get more wear out of the cap toe ones.

  3. I think the sweater looks to big for you. I am not crazy about it, sorry! I also not liking the heels ONLY because of the fray. I like the pattern and and color but because you are still paying 18.00 for them, I think you can find either the same pair but better quality or a different pair that wouldn't get worse as you wear them. I am not sure on the other pair only because I don't have a purpose to wear that dressy of a heel BUT if you do and you love them, then I say go for it. They are super cute! Everyone has their own taste and reasoning for things, so my vote for them is to use your own judgement. I am sorry to be giving you such bad news but I am sure you would rather have honesty if you are asking.... right?

    Hope this helps!


    1. I definitely want honesty!! That's exactly why I ask. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know what you think! I did return the sweater, and I picked one of the shoes, which you can see in today's post!


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