"Alternatives, or Original"
10 / 10 / 05
Continuing from my last post, I've come to realise I HATE shopping, whether it's RL or online. I just loathe it.
Anyway, I've found three possible alternatives to the tunic I posted, (that were actually cheaper). Listing them here, with a pro and/or con.
Pro: Cheapest of the lost, ample embellishment, comes in black
Con: not as loose fit as I'd like, material looks a bit stiff, don't care for slit sides
Pro: love the cut/design, hand wash versus dry clean is easier
Con: only comes in one colour--red
Pro: detailed embroidery, comes in black, machine wash
Con: dullest of the 3 in terms of cut/design, prefer full sleeves over the 3/4 sleeves listed
So what am I getting at now? Simple, do I go for the original, or one of these? (And is the latter, which one?)
To answer some questions, Yes, I really want the original, but I can be swayed by logical arugments. I did take into account the dry cleaning, but that's not really much of a hassle for me. (We have a few dry clean only pieces, we just use that dry-el or however it's spelled.) I checked the return policy for the original, and they do allow them. (versus some shops where I wouldn't try to do "all sales final".)
So please, if you've a moment, let me know your thoughts. I'm going to order something by tomorrow evening.
edit: Forgot to mention that I did ask the M-unit, and she was in support of the original to go with my "hedonistic streak" /¬.¬; I thought parents were supposed to turn you away from temptation.
Sorry, spammers forced my hand. Comments reviewed before being published.
Comments: 2 winds
1) I personally love Lane Bryant. They make plus size women's clothing that don't look stupid, fit well, and last a long time. And that's /ridiculously/ cheap for something from Lane Bryant (they're a division of The Limited or something; I don't think I've ever bought anything at LB that wasn't $40+).
2) Well. Red is certainly a very. . . vocal color.
3) It's so pretty! But I find 3/4 sleeves annoying, too.
And it seems like you really, /really/ want the original shirt, so if you want it, then why not get it? If you get one of these that you don't like as much, you might end up obsessing over the original.
its grand how the one that only comes in red...is shown in brown *blinks* i love the style of that one, but red is a hideous color to wore, i think *Hates the fact the her work uniform requires a red shirt* i like the third one better than the first one.... going off the listed prices for the 2nd and third, i'd just as much get the original, as its not that much of a difference and i like it better than all of these as well hope that helps some