Finally, I am getting around to post the photos about the Clea Dress and the Biennial Satchel, which I ordered a while ago during one of the promos. The dress is a size 4 in heather charcoal and when I ordered it, I figured it would fit similarly to the Origami Dress I had tried before in a size 2 and about which I blogged here before. I was wrong. The Clea Dress is a much smaller fit, with a higher waist. The fabric is a nice wool and the stitching is beautiful, though. The lining is poly. I didn't find the wool itchy at all, but then I am not that sensitive to it.
The bag is the red Biennial Satchel. As you can see, it's a big one. I am 5'6", if you are wondering about proportions. If you are considering it, keep in mind that you need to distribute the weight inside the bag relatively evenly. I put more things in the middle compartment and I noticed that it started to sag. And just as I was going to take it out in the daylight, I noticed some defective stitching (read hole) along the zipper in an area that would get a lot of wear, so I knew it would be a matter of time before the leather would rip. That was really annoying, because I had to return this as well. All in all, the coat, the dress and the bag were a bust for me. I had also ordered a Sherpa Zip Hoodie size M in warm walnut, and instead I got a Blythe Silk Blouse size 00 in fiesta purple colour. I have read about wrong items shipped to customers before, but this is the first time it happened to me.
Today I made my way to the store with all the returns and managed to check out some of the new items. I will have reviews soon.
Have a good weekend, everyone!