Friends. If you don't follow me on Facebook, I invite you to. I post things there that never make it to my blogs. I'm on as Gigi's Gone Shopping. If you like that page, you'll be a fan and I believe I do not see your fb updates.
I'm also on as gigiofca. I post everything that I do on the Gigi's Gone Shopping fb page, but I also post other things like funny videos, inspiring articles and kick ass quotes like this:
On my FB pages I recently shared a link to an article written about items ordered online and received that were scarily and humorously different than the stock pics. I've been looking for the link, including my computer history and can't find it. I really wish I had the link, but I don't.
ETA: My incredibly awesome friend found the link for me: Shopping On the Internet Might End In A Terrible Way
At any rate, all of this leads to a...
Kate Spade Victoria faux fur pullover vs. Choies
Do you recall the $300 meltdown? I knew I couldn't pull it off the Victoria, so I sold it not too long after I reviewed it. I can't say I've thought of it much since then, although I dream of faux fur year round. Ok, slight exaggeration, but I do look forward to cold days where I can wear some form of it.
When I saw the Choies faux fur top my immediate thought was 'rug.' Not in the best way, either. Then I thought of all the necklace I could try with it. The 3/4 sleeves will be a hit or miss, but I like the wide neckline. A possible negative might be overall quality. I will set my expectations low, if I even receive what the stock pic shows. In the meantime, Choies for the win. Just maybe?
Gigi probably did a bad thing.
- The business is called Choies. Just one 'c.' Not two to make Choices. Either there's something I don't know about the name choies, or that's a red flag of some sort.
- All items purchased on sale are non-returnable. Not that I'd want to go thru the 2 wk hassle of trying to return something back to China. This was a pure gamble.
- Noteworthy info from the return page: If you find that the size or color you get is not the same as shown on the website, don’t panic and worry. In order to save time and energy, please put them on first and see how it turns out. If they don't fit you well, you could return them definitely."
rofl! The top I purchased was on sale, so I cannot pass go or collect $200. I will be out $33. At least I got free shipping.
- They have a Byellow Tweety Bird faux fur bomber. Which I saw after I placed my order. What have I done? lol Kudos to the model(s) for trying to make it work.
We'll leave on an up note. The hooded parka coat looks like something from Madewell. I wouldn't risk $60+ on it though.