On the reader survey, a few of you asked for more “date night” outfits. I’ve been including some on Instagram, here’s another recent one:
Although I joke that we don’t do date night (seems like something people with kids do…), we just do “dinner.”
Anyway, we were out Sunday night for dinner during the “golden hour” (the perfect time to take photographs) and walking to get gelato, and I asked my husband to take a quick outfit photo for me. I NEVER do this. And here’s why:
First, he joked, sort of, and asked if I was going to change first. Haha. (I’ve mentioned before here that my husband doesn’t like anything I wear. ANYTHING)
Then, it’s like pulling teeth to get him to use my iPhone (he dislikes Apple products), and finally, most of the photos end up with my making frustrated faces trying to get him to take the right angle, etc. But thankfully I ended up with a couple of good ones.
Ah well. I didn’t marry him to be my photographer 🙂
On to the outfit – you’ll see I got my Miranda Bennett skirt back after sending it to them to “fix” the problem I had with the elastic in the waistband twisting and folding. Their initial thought was that they accidentally sent me one of their first run pieces that hadn’t been perfected yet, but it turns out that wasn’t the case. They offered to stitch the waistband down in a couple of places anyway, to secure it better, and sent the skirt back.
I can see that the waistband has been lightly stitched down at another location, but the elastic inside still folds and twists. It’s not as disruptive as before, though, and I can always get it back flat, which is good, but it still doesn’t feel like a permanent fix. I’ll give it time though, and will perhaps take it to my tailor and see what she can do. Ultimately, it’s better than it was at first, and I’m glad to have the skirt back so I can wear it, and I appreciate that Miranda Bennett tried to make it right for me.
That is both the benefit and the cost of ordering from smaller designers online only : you get wonderful personal service if you have a problem (hopefully), but you also risk not getting exactly what you want, or a perfect fit, as a result of buying online without being able to try it on first in person.
I’m willing to take the risk though, to support smaller designers, but I do wish there was more information/feedback online about a wider range of designers. I try to do my part as much as I can, buying and reviewing items from smaller designers, but I’m only just one person…just another reason to try and get that message board/forum up I guess 🙂