Thursday, October 04, 2007
a little bit disappointed
when i saw this skirt on mociun's website, i knew i had to have it. it was one of the best plaids i had ever seen. so i checked all the shops that usually carry mociun, and bird said that it was shipping soon. i also emailed caitlin mociun, and she described it as more brown than grey and black. that was the first warning signal. then when bird said it was in stock, the salesgirl corrected me when i said it was grey and black. no, she said, it's more like brown. heedless of this second warning, i went ahead and ordered it.
the fabric is a thick, plush wool, like a hudson blanket. the lookbook version appears to be flannel, which is what other mociun dresses have been made from in the past. i don't mind the thickness, it's actually quite cozy. the high waist is something i'm getting used to.
but the plaid isn't exactly what i wanted. i like it, but i admit, i'm disappointed. the original is amazing, really crisp and polished in a seventies collegiate way (yes, i'm in love with ali macgraw from love story. awful movie, great wardrobe). i'm assuming something happened during the production process, but i really wish this skirt was like the one in the lookbook. it's beautiful in its second incarnation, but i keep saying 'but.'
should i keep it?
thanks for your advice!
so, after hemming and hawing for a week, i'm returning it. i wasn't aware that phone orders are considered store purchases (10 day return policy, store credit only); their online store allows 30 day returns, refund or exchange. bird nicely agreed to refund my money. amazingly, i don't want to buy anything at the moment. that's a first for me!