My 5 Fall Must Haves and win $250!

I know I’ve already covered my Fall Must Haves so I wanted to show you some of the stuff that I got!  I finally found the perfect pair of colored pants and I absolutely love them!  The color and fit is perfection.  I got lots of questions about ASOS sizing from my sale post, so for these I ordered a size 2 (for reference, I usually wear a 0 or size 25 in pants.)  When I spotted this dotted bow blouse, I had to have it, it’s the perfect blouse to wear on it’s own and looks fantastic underneath a blazer as well.  Size wise, the XS is a bit baggy all over but I think it might still work tucked in.  I couldn’t resist another striped sweater but I loved the cozy and relaxed feel of this one which pairs really well with the purple trousers!

I needed a new trench coat and was looking for something that had a bit of a thicker fabric.  This one fit the bill and fits nicely, although a bit long on me, but I think will look fine when wearing heels.  (I got a size 2 in the trench.) And last but certainly not least are black booties which are always a staple of mine.  These are a perfect height!  The only thing is that the top of the bootie hits me at a weird part of my foot so I’m trying to decide if I should keep them.

I’ve really enjoyed reading your biggest online shopping mistakes.  I can relate to a lot of your stories and it makes me feel better that I’m not the only one that’s made those same
mistakes.  I think if anything though, all those experiences have helped
all of us become a lot smarter and more cautious about what we buy
online.  I ordered all the above items online and had no problems with them but it helps that I’ve shopped at all of those stores many times before and was familiar with their shipping and return policies which from your stories seems to have been a big problem for a lot of you.  Having a good return policy is very important for me, especially when ordering shoes online.  I never know if they’ll fit right and sometimes I even order 2 sizes and return one.  One thing that I do a lot now when I’m out shopping is that when I find something that I’m thinking about buying, I’ll whip my phone out and check to see if my favorite online site has it for a better price or at least a discount code, which quite often it does!  Even for other “boring” stuff, I still check it!  The other day hubs and I were at Target and he wanted to buy these Rain-X wiper blades for our car (they are the best if you live in a rainy city like Seattle!) and I had to take my phone out to use my Amazon app to compare the prices (the app has a very handy thing where you just scan the UPC code and it instantly pops up to tell you how much it is.) and it was several dollars cheaper so we just went home and ordered them online instead.  It’s kind of funny but it’s something that I’m so used to doing now whereas before I started shopping online, I rarely comparison shopped at all.

Thank you for those of you all who have already entered to win the $250 giftcard, I’m opening it up for another week so if you haven’t yet shared your biggest online shopping mistake or if you have another story you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments here or tweet me (just remember to @styleish in your tweet so I’ll see it!) or post on my Facebook page!

Once you’ve done that you will be entered to win $250 worth of giftcards through American Express Membership Rewards. Your choices are giftcards from:

  • Saks Fifth Avenue: (denominations: $50, $100, $250)
  • (denominations: $50, $100, $250)
  • Neiman Marcus: (denominations: $50, $100, $250)

may choose just one store to get your $250 gift card from or if you
prefer to have a combination between the stores, it’s up to you!  Next week I’ll choose a few stories to tell and announce the winner!

Entries will close on Wednesday 10/26 at 8PM PST.

*Disclosure: Compensation in the form of merchandise was provided by American Express via Ogilivy PR. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of American Express or Ogilivy PR.

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  • Lisa - respect the shoes
    October 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for this generous contest! I'm not sure if this is necessarily my biggest online mistake or just my most recent, haha, but a pair of expensive shoes I have no business wearing finally hit sale and I had to snag them. A few days later before I received my order, the retailer offered an additional discount on sale items, so I figured I could just order the same shoes again to get the discount and just return the first pair. I totally forgot about their "final sale" (i.e., no returns on sale items) policy so now I have two pairs of the same shoes – worst yet, the shoes don't look super-awesome on me, so I haven't even worn them yet! Ugh for expensive mistakes!

  • Erica
    October 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I actually find that I order 2 sizes in bottoms so I can really find which fits me best & send the other one back for a return. I honestly cant remember the last time I really shopped at a mall…online shopping is just so convenient!


  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    October 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Ooh I am looking at ASOS tonight! I love your pants! I was just thinking about a Rebecca Taylor dress that was too big and I was too lazy to return. At least slightly larger clOthing can be altered!

  • AdamAlexMommy
    October 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I really want to get those trousers. The color is fantastic… such a perfect pop of color. I am a huge booties fan, and those look very versatile.

    I have to definitely enter your contest. (After folding the laundry!) 🙂


  • Rachel
    October 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    My biggest mistake was buying shoes for my daughter that ended up coming apart after her wearing them only 3 times and it was within 30 days when I contacted the retailer and they would not allow me to exchange or return them because I threw away the box by mistake yet I had receipts and online confirmations…couldn't believe it!

  • Chantel
    October 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    My biggest mistake was buying 3 bandage dresses a size too big!

  • Chantel
    October 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    My biggest mistake was buying 3 bandage dresses a size too big!

  • 1smileygirl
    October 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I had to think long and hard about my biggest online mistake. I don't shop online as much as I use to. If anything, I try to scope out the doors first for what I want and then I might pull the trigger for the online purchase (of course the deal has to be much better online versus in store). Okay I just remembered … I had an item in my account that was on wait list and I totally forgot about it and then the company sends me an email telling me the item I wanted to purchase has been cancelled. Aaahhh!!! The reason was because I waited so long that by the time the item came in, the expiration date on my credit card had expired and I never updated it. I was so sad and mad at myself. Plus the item was to complete a set of collectivize. Bool!!!

  • Leticia
    October 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    My biggest shopping mistake was ordering too many pairs of jeans that I was unsure of the fit. I received 4 pairs of jeans that didn't fit me. 🙁

  • MK
    October 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Great question! I started shopping online in the early days of ebay, and was looking for some cheap wall art for my college apartment. I came across some colorful Henry Matisse prints that were framed and matted. The seller didn't have much of a history, and I was naive, so I bid on his items anyway. Several weeks and emails later, he continued to make excuses as to why the items hadn't shipped.

    After using the resolution center, he finally was able to ship the items to me. They came wrapped in masking tape and newspaper (that's it!), and needless to say- were not salvageable. Lesson learned! Always check seller feedback and bid with caution!

  • MJJ
    October 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    My biggest online shopping mistake actually tends to be the same one over and over again- I find great deals on clothes I love, but then delay and drag my heels… I'm afraid it'll go on sale right after I buy it (which has happened way too many times for my liking), and then it ends up going out of stock! And then I end up not having those amazing pants/shoes/shirts at all. Sad.

  • Elizabeth
    October 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    After reading some of you blog postings and other peoples comments, I would say my biggest mistake is not ever using Ebates for any of my extensive online purchasing. I probably have an account but just have never used it. I need to get on that.

    I would say the thing that most people I know have a problem with is crappy electronics bought from online sources they don't know anything about. Half the time they never work. I've fallen in the trap once, even after all the lecturing I gave my husband about it. The seller had great reviews but when I received the phone battery it would only hold power for a few mins. Cheap prices often means cheap products that don't work.

  • Grace - Stripes and Sequins
    October 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Love those trousers. I have a similar pair from J.Crew and adore them! The color is perfection.

  • tiffyama
    October 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Great picks fall picks!! 😀 The color of the crop pant is gorgeous! I want a pair now…heh

    Oh! Awesome giveaway! I actually have a fail shopping moment that happened just this morning. -sigh- Sephora's F&F 20% off online sale started yesterday. I was super excited to pick up one or a few items since sales on regular items there never go on sale. The site ended up being very laggy while trying to browse, and by the time I was able to smoothly look at what I wanted to add to my cart, a lot of the popular items were already sold out! Sad and disappointed, opted to adding three items to my cart. They were items that I still wanted, but I was really hoping to get one big item and be done with it. So, upon waiting for a friend's reply in telling me if she wanted to order anything with me, I found out that one of the items that I really wanted was back in stock! Hooray!! So I clicked and clicked and soon my order was placed. But wait a minute, I didn't apply my 20% off coupon!!!! After all that, I ended up being charged full price. MAJOR FAIL. I guess I can go and make another purchase of some of the other things I wanted, but yeah. Learning from experience now…always have coupon codes ready AT HAND!

  • bevy
    October 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I cannot really recall an online shopping mishap. Most of the time even if an item doesn't fit well, I still hold on to it and either give it as a gift or hope I lose a couple more inches to fit into it. I'm just kinda lazy when it comes to returns, haha.

    Those booties are so cute and I like the polka dot blouse. I've been wanting a dotted blouse in navy. Any leads for something like that?

  • Katie
    October 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    My biggest mistake is not clicking through something like MyPoints to basically get money back from online shopping. I remember most of the time, but sometimes I get too excited and skip it. So pointless when one of the best parts of online shopping is getting great deals AND getting money back!

  • nenshi
    October 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    My biggest mistake is buying stuff especially clothes that I won't wear. I think, "Oh, it's so pretty or chic…" and then either purchase them online or in stores. These clothes end up sitting in my closet for months or years. I guess the one good thing in the end is that they get donated to a good cause like the Women's Center… although my wallet would be fatter had it not been for such purchases.

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures
    October 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    My biggest mistake was buying a dress for a NYE ball that didn't fit and thinking I could lose the weight in time, which I didn't of course. On NYE I had to drink myself silly to feel comfortable in the dress the whole night!!!

  • simplyvonne
    October 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    omgosh i love that slim pants! i simply love that colors and havent seen anywhere that has it. Going to check ASOS now.

    I think my biggest mistake was buying a pair of Loubies on ebay without doing much research, got it and disappointed that it wasnt brand like stated..heck it might even be fake! glad I was able to return them

  • Wendy
    October 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    My biggest shopping mistake lately has been forgetting to use my Ebates account!! I hate it when I make a large purchase and forget to earn my cash back 🙁 Clothing wise, my biggest shopping mistake was buying a gorgeous BCBG cocktail dress for NYE using their measurements in the size chart, but then realized when I got it it was way too big! I had purchased it on sale, so I couldn't return or exchange it and had to have it tailored down to fit me. It fits amazing now, but I couldn't get it done in time to wear for NYE!

  • Alex
    October 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Biggest online mistake is not reading the care label for clothing. I think something is cheap and great deal but sometimes its hand wash or dry clean which doesn't work for me.

  • Lisa
    October 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I have a few shopping mistakes, but one of my biggest is not checking out sizing charts for certain stores when I go to buy things online. There are a few stores where I know my standard size, but for others I always end up guessing and half the time returning things…which is another big mistake of mine – not finding out return policies for online purchases.

  • vbgems
    October 22, 2011 at 12:28 am

    biggest mistake is buying something i love a size two big, thinking i will have it tailored and i never do.

    vbgems at gmail dot com

  • Calily
    October 22, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Can't say it's my "biggest" online shopping mistake, but it's been kind of annoying to manage the past few months: Shoedazzle.

    I don't really like any of the shoes and they're kind of expensive ($40) for the quality. AND if I don't remember to SKIP that month, it charges to my card (credits my account).

  • mybeadifullife
    October 22, 2011 at 1:54 am

    My biggest mistake was definitely when i bought 8 eyeshadows online that when they arrived in person were all very similar colors!! and the blush i bought was an unflattering and unblendable bright orange. lol. such a waste, they were also final sale. not going to fall for that again!!

    better to buy in person, or make sure its returnable!!

  • Bonnie
    October 22, 2011 at 2:09 am

    I love those booties!!! I have about 23493432 pairs, but I could always use one more.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • swanprincess
    October 22, 2011 at 2:37 am

    I think the mistakes I did a lot regarding buying things online was that I read bloggers review on clothing and shoes and raving about items that they purchased, than I would get excited and follow in their footsteps, thinking if the items looks good on them, then the items might work out for me too. But not always, some items would be either tight/big or weird on me. Than end up making a drive to the mall to return the items. Sigh….I know I should learned from my mistakes, but sometimes I got tempted by all the petites bloggers buying all nice stuff. Couldn't resist when stores having sale 😀

  • SassyUptownChic
    October 22, 2011 at 3:46 am

    I love your purple pants, dotted blouse, trench and those booties! You and your sis have excellent taste. And good for you for comparison shopping!!! I'm finding that I'm doing more and more of that. Have a great weekend! 😀

  • Aney Mei
    October 22, 2011 at 4:08 am

    These are some great fall must haves! I'm especially lusting over that trench coat + cute booties (I find black to work best for the fall season!)

    This is such a generous giveaway! My biggest online mistake would have to be my first online shopping experience. I spotted an Alexander Wang dress online at Bluefly on sale for approx. $250 (online from $460) so of course I was tempted – sales always gets me!! Little did I know about custom/duties back when I was 18. Did I mention that I used my mom's credit card? haha So I placed my order online and everything was fine and dandy until it landed on my front door steps. A heaping $50 charge at the door. I suppose it was my fault for not knowing about the charges that will be applied after the purchase – but, the dress didn't even fit so I had to get it altered to the right size which cost some more. I guess that's the risk we have to take when it comes to making purchases online. The additional charges and not being able to try on the clothes prior to purchasing. Regardless, I feel blessed for online shopping – there's no need to tackle one another at the malls on Boxing Day anymore haha. All we need to do is beat others to buying the products online before your size is sold out!

    Thanks for listening to my online shopping experience Tiffany!

  • Katrina
    October 22, 2011 at 6:47 am

    (Bad spelling in the first comment.)

    A monokini… I bought it in the hopes of wearing it in Maui this past September. I guess I was in a small state of denial, considering I am barely 5'0 tall and have no cleavage to speak of. My husband took one look at it and said "Really?" He is usually blase about my fashion choices but this one threw him for a loop. Oh and because I was smart enough to make my purchase late in the evening, I had failed to notice the giant sequin hearts on top of where the breasts were supposed to be. 🙂

  • redlipsticklove
    October 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I am not sure if these two stories would fit the criteria of the contest. But I think they are both worth sharing. 🙂 I ordered a pair of Stuart Weitzman's shoes at Nordstrom. It was the last pair on that color and size. The SA said that the shoes were still available. So we placed the order. Few days later the sales associate called saying that the order was cancelled or cannot be fulfilled. I was fine with that. Few days later I received a package from Nordstrom(although I was not expecting any). So I opened the box. There was this one pc of SW shoe in the shoe box. I called the sales associate right away to inform her that I received the SW and will be returning it when I get a chance. Also, I wanted to make sure that my card did not get charged for that cancelled order. 🙂 She apologized for that incident. She can't believe that the mailroom did not notice that the other pair was missing. My second and last story happened during the most recent Nordstrom anniversary sale. I ordered a top from tbd. When I received the package it feels kinda heavy. So I unpacked the package and saw three hangers. I was so happy to see the Hinge top. Unfortunately, they missed something. There were two items that belonged to a lady from Mill Valley in CA. 🙁 Without any hesitation I called Nordstrom to advise them that I have two extra garment in my package. I did that in a heartbeat b/c that person might be pissed or anxious looking for her lost items or that could have happened to me. I gave the costumer service the client's phone number to let her know that her items are in good hands. She paid for those cute clothes and I would be unhappy if that same incident happened to me. I a believer of KARMA. I returned the clothes ASAP. Customer Service thanked me for what I did. 🙂 I am an online shopper too and I would be upset if my package would get lost. Thanks for reading I hope I did not bore you. I love Nordstrom nonetheless!

  • Leigh
    October 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Oh boy. My biggest mistake involves a Diane Von Furstenberg chevron striped dress that I saw on a popular blogger (Atlantic Pacific) and fell in loooove with instantly. I searched and searched for the dress online and found it on EBay in what I thought was my size. I don't have many "designer" clothes, but had tried on a DVF dress before and had to size down. I convinced myself and my husband that I needed this DVF dress, so I bit the bullet and hit "Buy it Now" on eBay. I thought it was my lucky day – til the darn dress arrived. It is probably two sizes too small, so I look like a chevron striped stuffed sausage. It's sadly hanging in my closet taunting me. Beautiful dress though! And great motivation for bootcamp 🙂 Anyone want to buy A size 6 DVF dress?

  • Bunny B
    October 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    My biggest mistake is forgetting to find discount codes! I could save a lot on those and I get frustrated when I've just confirmed the order!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

  • Tracy
    October 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I think my biggest online shopping mistake happened when I made my first order from Asos. Usually when I shop online I've visited the store before so I have a grasp on sizing. Well, it never occurred to me that Asos sizes have a more European fit. So I ordered about 4 dresses from the site (because they were just so cute!). I also placed this order right about the time all the crazy weather closed down half the airports in Europe (about a year and a half ago), so my package was delayed. Oh yeah, did I mention I was ordering dresses for a sorority function three weeks away?? The dresses came in days before the event, I tried them all on and only one fit. BARELY. I had even measured but apparently European women do not have curves. I ended up wearing the dress but to send back the others was a HUGE pain (I also hadn't considered an international return when I ordered them). So needless to say one of the dresses worked out but I have yet to order anything else online from an international company.

  • yvonne
    October 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    What an awesme contest! My biggest shopping mistake came a few years ago in the form of the wonderful site Ideeli. I found this Gustto handbag that was coming up on an upcoming sale and I stalked it! I found pics of celebrities with the handbag, kept my phone with me at all times so I could get the email message that it was going on sale, and generally swooned over it forever! Well, it popped up, I instantly bought it, and anxioulsy waited on it to arrive. And when it arrived, I was sooo disappointed. The bag was HUGE! Much to overwhelming for my petite frame. The bag I'd been stalking that Halle Berry was carrying was a much smaller version. So I wasted $500 on a purse that could not be returned. It sat in the trunk of my car for literally 2+ years until I finally handed it over to my sister to carry. Note to self…check dimensions before purchasing!!!

  • Jeannee
    October 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Does an almost mistake count?!

    I had a little money so okay I was on Amazon, where I have a wish list … I started putting all these books I wanted to have, in the "cart" … get to the checkout and – wait a minute! The books are $15 – but the shipping is $79?!!! There is literally an Amazon warehouse down the block from me, so when I do order from them it's usually fairly cheap. Went back and checked, figuring that I had made a mistake … well it turns out that Amazon is really pushing Kindle type readers and GOD FORBID if you want regular old books, they kill you on the shipping! I deleted my order. And actually I was not very happy with Amazon, as they did start out as a BOOKSELLER, hello, and now they're contributing to the demise of bookstores, publishers, et al!

  • Jules
    October 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Hmm, I have so many online shopping mistakes to choose from. I know which one is the worst though… A few years ago I had to have dental surgery (to remove impacted wisdom teeth) so I came home and slept off the anesthesia. I woke up at 2 am in horrible pain and took my painkillers…very strong ones! So there I am, the meds kicked in, and I'm bored. I go online…just looking around… Cut to a week later… UPS is at my door with boxes…LOTS of boxes! Apparently in my drugged out haze I went shopping. I bought over $500 worth of clothing and shoes! I had NO memory of doing so! Thankfully I was able to return it all, because I could definitely NOT afford it! After that, I stuck with tylenol for the pain, and ditched the meds! It was the craziest thing ever!

  • Tamara Nicole
    October 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Loving those purple pants, I so want some colored pants.

    Hmmm biggest online shopping mistake: not reading details:-) I OBSESSED over a pair of adorable heels. fell inlove, blog posts about them, everything. So with a $$$ tip from one of my brides I ordered them. Was soooo pumped until they came. Tried them on . . . holy crap they were like 6 inches tall! I'm already 5'9" . . . so that put me at 6'3". I was SO sad but didn't want to look like an Amazon freak. So I contemplated keeping them just to have them b/c they were the perfect heel. BUT I returned them. I was event taller than my 6'3" husband: never cool. I still get sad when I think about those heels. 🙁 Lol

  • Mary T
    October 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    My biggest shopping mistake happened when I was brand new to online shopping and very excited to own my first credit card. I ordered clothes from a foreign website (I don't even remember which one now) and didn't bother to properly check the measurements, even though obviously a size small varies greatly among countries, brands, etc. I also didn't check the return policy, and found out later that it cost more to return than for the clothes to get shipped to me. I was then stuck with random clothes that didn't look good on me, so I just ended up donating most of them. Even though I've learned from that mistake, I still get disappointed when I order things online and they don't look as good as they do on the internet!

  • Dianna
    October 23, 2011 at 4:01 am

    LOVE your picks!! the trench coat and booties are so sleek and versatile. quick question, how do you prefer to tie your trench coat belt?

    also my worst online mistake is buying final sale based purely on customer reviews. clothes and shoes are so unique to the individual that buying without trying on first is 99.9% of the time a bad idea. i have definitely learned my lesson!

  • jhong
    October 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

    My biggest shopping mistake was double-clicking the "submit order" button and getting the order charged TWICE on my credit card. Needless to say that it was a pain in the patootie to get the 2nd charge off my card! 🙁

  • J.
    October 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I love the purple pants! I have some purple denim but trousers would be so fun!!

    I admit that I'm an instant gratitude person, I love to touch and feel and try on. My mistake was buying for other people on line! I purchased a pair of Frye boots (Expensive!) for my sister about a week before Xmas and the company that I purchased them from first did a "hold" to be sure I had the money in my account and then charged me for them which apparently looks like 2 purchases to my account and doesn't let me access the "held" amount for a couple days after the purchase. This was exactly what I needed right before the holiday's! And after all was said and done, the boots didn't even fit! Never again!

  • goals shmoals
    October 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    My Biggest Shopping Mistake occurred while shopping for bridesmaid dresses online. I was searching for a blue dress that would look cute on all the girls but wouldn't break our budget. I finally found the perfect dress only when the dresses arrived they were GREEN! My computer coloring made the dress look blue. The dresses were still cute and we made it work, but next time, for a big purchase, I will check what the dress looks like on multiple computers before purchasing!

  • Nina
    October 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    My Biggest shopping mistake online occured when I purchased a bag from Anthropologie on major sale and the strap broke the first time i used it. I ended up donating it to good will. I'm more careful with quality now.

  • aicandecorate
    October 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    My biggest shopping mistake is buying a memory card from eBay. It was in the days when memory cards were really expensive and when I won it the guy was like "California is really far away" from whatever east coast state he was from. Alas, I never received the item and it still burns 10 yrs later! I was too young and stupid to go through eBay and get my money back. Now that I'm more wise, I make sure that the seller is reputable before I buy anything.

  • blondieesquire
    October 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Ugh I'm still dealing with mine. I fell in love with a Kate Spade dress after seeing a few different tweets about it. It was on super sale and there was only one size left; aigger size than I normally wear but I've never bought any clothes from Kate Spade before so I didn't know what to expect. Then I got a coupon in the mail, so I felt compelled to buy the dress. Being my first Kate Spade purchase, i didn't realize the short return window. I had out of town guests two weeks in a row and didn't try on the dress until after the period expired. It's a little too big and the colors are not quite right, and now I'm stuck! Still pondering taking it to my tailor because it is a beautiful dress! Lesson learned, now I open my boxes asap!

  • ChewyJ
    October 23, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    My biggest online shopping mistake was purchasing a dress from an eBay store, knowing that the return policy only included store credit. Unfortunately, this incident occurred over 2 years ago and I still haven't used my store credit because I can't find anything I actually like from that eBay store.

  • jp303
    October 24, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I'm not a big fan of online shopping because I'm the type of shopper that I need to try the item on first and see if I really really like it. But I saw this lovely designer flats that is on clearance. I couldn't stop thinking about it because it was the last piece so I decided to buy it. To my dismay, shoes is a little snug when I tried it on even if it was on my size and ofcourse clearance is final sale and could not be returned ;( Lesson learned!

  • Truc
    October 24, 2011 at 5:49 am

    My biggest online shopping mistake was not buying shipping insurance for a high ticket ebay item. I won an auction for an expensive pan at more than half off the retail price. When it came time to check out, i opted not to pay the shipping insurance because I never had any troubles with items getting sent to me before AND i come from a frugal Asian family who never believes in paying insurance for any purchases. Apparently there was a thief either at the post office or at my apartment complex because items that i had purchased online never showed up on my doorstop despite tracking saying that it had arrived, including my ebay purchase. I tried to get my money back from paypal but they said that since i had not opted to pay for shipping insurance, the fault was mine. So i lost money … but was more pissed off about the pan because i had been eyeing it forever.

  • Elle Sees
    October 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Chipped cups from eBay and a one size fits all tank that would fit my pup!

  • Jane
    October 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    A lot of the times, I wait until there is a sale or coupon code but later find out that everything in my size is gone 🙁

  • CT Cupcake
    October 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    oh too many final sale purchases that just don't quite work for some reason or another! my worst mistake was falling in love with a gorgeous pink + white Milly dress from a past season, that I saw on a tv show. after much googling, I found the dress on ebay and immediately snatched it up, for a pretty penny too. I was unfamiliar with Milly bottoms and the lining of the dress is too tight and I feel like sausage-not attractive and certainly not worth the price I paid! The dress is so pretty though, I can't bear to get rid of it!

  • Kelly (Stiletto hardware)
    October 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    hmm, my biggest mistake was when i purchased a huge order from ann taylor. I moved recently, so i updated my address on the website, but somehow it doesn't make your newly entered address your "default" address. So, my new order was shipped to my old address and I had to call ann taylor the credit card company, my old housemates to try to locate the package and return. it was a lot of time and hassle! So I'm going to be extra careful next time!!

  • tanya
    October 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I bought a gold Botkier bag from for the sole reason that it was about 200 dollars cheaper on sale and I just couldn't resist. Complete impulse buy.
    This was about 5 years ago–to this day, I still haven't worn it. Time is a tickin' though…the older I get, the less I feel I can actually incorporate it into my outfit! Sometimes I'll just take it out and stare at it, shaking my head..why? Why? WHY?!?! Alas, I just can't get myself to part with it.

  • sjaneJDR
    October 25, 2011 at 2:41 am

    My worst ever was when I was on a mad hunt for a pair of Tory Burch Sophie wedges in suede. They are the best work shoes and I was DYING for a pair. I had a friend tell me that she had seen them at the outlet store and did I know that Tory had an online outlet? I went to the site and it seemed too good to be true, but since she said that she had seen them at the Orlando Outlet and told me I could get them online I was sure I was ok. The site had good reviews (of course) but when my shoes arrived in a fake box and were 100% knock offs I was devistated. I spent over $250 on 2 pair of knock off shoes. My friend felt so awful that she called every TB outlet until she found my size. Note to self…If something is too good to be true…chance are it's FAKE. #onlinefashionfail.

  • Nicole
    October 25, 2011 at 4:41 am

    My biggest online shopping mistake was from Steve Madden. I am usually a 7 1/2 to 8. I found a pair of casual heels that were on major sale (SCORE, I THOUGHT) and ordered in my usual 7 1/2 size. When the arrived they were SO SMALL my toes didn't even fit. A few days later I found a pair of SM boots I wanted and remembering my small sandals.. ordered a size 8. The boots arrived and were SO HUGE. My feet sloshed back and forth so bad they were again unwearable! My lesson: don't buy final sale from SM even though the deals are good because the sizing is crazy. I guess I need a size 7 3/4 as a happy medium! 🙂

  • Nellie
    October 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    My biggest shopping mistake is when I have to pull out my credit card! If I don't have the money to buy it, I shouldn't, but I love shopping so much!

  • Mallory
    October 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    My biggest shopping mistake was accidentally ordering several bathing suits on my work credit card instead of my personal…whoops!

  • Mami2jcn
    October 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    My biggest online shopping mistake was using my debit card to make a Paypal purchase. My Paypal account was hacked into and my checking account was raided. Credit cards are protected, but unfortunately checking accounts are not.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Ray
    October 26, 2011 at 1:48 am

    A year ago, I was searching online for a dress to wear to my engagement party. I stumbled upon this beautiful petaled design on ASOS. It was priced on the higher end for ASOS. Without checking out the sizing chart for that particular designer, I ordered my usual size for dresses. The dress arrived and it was even more gorgeous in person. I tucked it away until the big day. About two weeks before the party, I finally tried it on. Oh no! I could get it on but boy was it tight. Oops! I quickly went online to see if it was still available. It was but because ASOS is based in the UK, I didn't have enough time to order another one. I decided to take the dress to a seamstress to have it taken out. The fee was going to be $100 because of the intricate petals. I decided to let my Mom take a seam ripper to it and gently let the sides out once I flew into my hometown. Well, we got busy buying wine for the party and trying on wedding dresses, that we completely forgot about the dress until the day of my engagement party! She rushed to let out the seams and I ran upstairs to get dressed. I put the dress on and heard a loud rip! The dress literally came apart at the seams. In a complete panic, I yelled for my mother. She literally had to sew me into the dress! It was so tight that I couldn't sit down the entire party from fear that I would bust another seam open. I received dozens of compliments on my dress as I blushed inside with embarassment as I thought, "if you only knew!" This could have all been avoided if I had (a) ordered up a size because it is easier to take something like that in than letting it out, or (b) referred to the sizing chart!

  • Adrianna H
    October 26, 2011 at 2:56 am

    My biggest mistake was accidentally signing up for one of those online coupon sites. Oops.

  • Ann
    October 26, 2011 at 9:45 am

    My biggest mistake was ordering flowers online. I was so embarassed by the quality of flowers that was received.

  • Anonymous
    October 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Love the booties! I have a pair of Via Spiga "Ethos" booties from last year I bought on sale at Nordstrom. (I think mine are similar to yours, except my toes are the narrow, square pointy toes.) At first, the booties were rather uncomforatble, but after a few wears, they're really comfortable.


  • Ria
    October 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    My sister bought those same boots. They look so nice and simple. I tried them on but they hit right below my ankle bone and every time I would walk they rubbed up against it. Not fun. But they are lovely.