I know the title of my post says part 1 because I know there will be more drama in regards to my search for the perfect outfit.
As you may have read on my posts before, I want to find something to wear on my brother in law’s wedding. I am already thinking about it because we have only a week before the wedding starts after we land in Kathmandu and there will be so many things to be done. I am thinking that if I can choose an outfit for the wedding now then I will be less stressed. Thus began my journey in search of the perfect outfit.
I know lots of you have been through the experience so I wrote a blog post to find out about good online stores. Thanks heaps to everyone who replied to my post. I feel like I have so many friends who were lending me their support to help me out with my first world problem.
Anyway, after going through what looks like 100’s of different websites and 1000’s of different sarees and lehengas, I decided that I will be using utsavfashion.com as my final stop. Two reasons for my decision
- One they have 24/7 operator online support
- They have heaps of stuffs on ready to ship category.
Of course, on the website, alone I liked many outfits but the decision came down on how soon they can ship the stuff. So after eating AS’s brain for two full day and asking how different lehengas and sarees look, over the weekend we finally ordered a lehenga . It was almost what I was looking for. After talking to the online representative I found out that it would be shipped 5 days later, after stitching the top and skirt to my specification. I was happy so I went online and paid for it. It was a big relief that it would be in Sydney before I leave and now I had one less thing to worry about.
AS was super pleased as well as I was going to stop annoying him about my outfit question. He even was nice enough to help me take measurements so the top and bottom would fit me perfectly.
But as usual how can things go so smoothly for me.
I came to work on Monday morning and while checking the email, I got the following email from ustavfashion.
With reference to your order for item lehenga, we wish to inform you that due to as shown design pattern we can provide you lehenga length 40 inch long., not any shorter.
We regret for the inconvenience caused.
It will be appropriate as per your height if you wear the same with 3-3.5 inch heels.
If you are not comfortable, then we request you to kindly choose any other item from the below link instead of cancelling your order:
We request you to check the item description by clicking on the read more options so that you can see the details of the item such as size and lehenga length.
If you require any further assistance then do let us know. We are looking forward to hear from you soon.
I was really annoyed because I had asked the online rep. about it and he had said, “you just chose your length and all will be fine.” There was nothing in the description on the limit. I didn’t want a length 4 inch longer than what it should be and wearing the lehenga that high up on the waist was a no no. I wanted something that would look good on me so this option was no go zone for sure now.
After going through their website again, and the pain of spending so much time again, I didn’t find anything I could order so finally decided to cancel the order. I told the online person as well as sent an email to cancel the order and refund the money.
They really wanted me to pick something else but I didn’t want to compromise so finally they emailed to say that they are going to refund the money. I am waiting for that to happen.
In the mean time now, I am without choice and back to square one again. So it is definitely the part 1 for my search and hope to keep you update on what happens next.
I have got a few nice website suggestions from you and I hope to find something soon.
Take care everyone ,
M from nepaliaustralian