My Nike order arrived. Out of the order placed – Internationalists, Montreals and AirMax – the only that I loved and that are staying are the Air Max. I just found the others too retro and the colors irl were less than appealing. Now for a little bit of a soap box rant – retailers if you allow customers to pay via PayPal online then please provide the ability to refund in store! If Zara and TopShop can do it, as a ‘global tier retailer’ Nike should be able to too, instead of only offering a store credit. To receive your cash back you have to return via mail. I was less than happy to be told this in the Nike store this morning. You may have heard my displeasure if you were in Atlanta.
Being pissed off by any aspect of customer service can put me off a brand for life. I may not be purchasing the swoosh again, but I am totally in love with my red Air Max essentials.
Given that I have returned some Nikes (by mail!), and that I received a 15% off birthday code from Adidas, I have ordered these Adidas Top Tens. They are $115 on Net-a-porter.com but just $90 on Adidas.com – and if you sign up for their email they will send you a 15% discount code. Well worth it. If NAP are selling them then they are obviously ‘the’ sneaker to wear this Fall/Winter!
MM called me Tubbs this morning and I wasn’t sure if he was referring to Miami Vice or TheLeague of Gentlemen (a reference some US readers won’t appreciate – sorry!). I am guessing it was the former given my white ensemble today.
This is a case of poor preparation. I was planning to wear skinny jeans and then remembered I was having a pedicure later so I needed to wear a skirt, shorts or jeans I can roll up. I went with the jeans – but tried to substitute my distressed white skinnies from H&M for shiny white 501s and it really hasn’t worked – the proportions are all wrong. Even after a jacket change I’m still not happy. But after faffing around with photos etc…I didn’t have time to start again. So here I am. When it warms up later I’ll be taking my jacket off, and adding flip flops after the pedicure – a much better ensemble I think – and at least my feet will be looking good. I’m trying to distress these 501s slowly with a razor – I keep shaving threads off a couple of patches, hoping that with some washing they will split, but it’s not happening fast enough so I may just have to resort to the sandpaper trick.
After changing the jacket (White jersey blazer from Zara – old):
A quick note too – as many of you know I churn my closet often and I’ve been selling gently used items that are all in excellent condition here on eBay. Given my ‘power seller’ status and 100% rating I’ve decided to try out my own store front here on the blog. If you click ‘Shop‘ on the menu you will see a couple of items listed. I’ll be adding more here, instead of eBay, to see how it goes. Payment is still easy and secure through Paypal.