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In search of the perfect outfit part 3 – Happy ending !!!

Sorry this post has come so late but as you know from my previous post here and here, how I was in search for perfect outfit and I am very happy to tell you that it had a very happy ending.

Once I ordered my lehengha and sari online, I was really excited. It felt so good to find something you really wanted and to wait for it. I was like a little girl a few days before Christmas, waiting for Christmas morning. I was slightly worried as there was not many days left before I left Sydney.

I thought it would be safest for me to get them delivered to work and I was in a waiting game. I began worrying when I had only 3 days left and I still hadn’t heard about or received the package. I was in panic mode and had called and emailed the store twice already.

The next morning I receive an email from one of my colleagues letting me know that there was a package for me at the front desk. I was so relieved and happy that I went running to the front desk. It was the package I was expecting. I also learnt that it had been delivered 2 days ago but they had failed to inform me. I was a bit annoyed but I it was short lived because I was relieved to finally get the lehenga and sari.

I wore all of them during the wedding ceremonies and here are the pics for all of you. Thank you so much for listening to my whinges and supporting me 🙂

lehenga (1) lehenga (2) saree (2) saree

Take care everyone and more update from Nepal very soon :),

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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In search of perfect outfit part 2

This is a continuation of my previous post about the drama for the outfit for AS’s brother’s wedding. The good news first, I got a full refund from ustavfashion so I am very happy. At least now I know they are trustworthy and can consider them for my future purchases.

Also thank you each and every one who offered to help. I feel so grateful to have so many of you coming forward to help me. Even though I haven’t meet most of you, I feel like we are good friends so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

So here is the second part of the story. After going through another million sites (that’s what it feels like anyway) and determine not to feel let down by the result of my first attempt, I found another site, which has some really good stuff, Silk Saree Surat. As I am short in time, I decided to call the store directly as I couldn’t catch their online chat person when they were online.

Before I called I kind of knew what I wanted so it was a good conversation. The person I talked to checked his computer straight away and told me what he can ship in the next few days. He went through all the inventory and gave me all the things that can be shipped right away.

I thanked him and asked him if he can come online so when I have any question I can ask him. I didn’t have heaps of choice but it still took me an hour to narrow down my choices. Again, poor AS was on the receiving end of questions like what do you think? Do you like this better than that one?

From the ready to ship stock, I really liked 2 items. One of them was a sari and the other one was a lehengha. I couldn’t decide between the two. That took another 30 minuts but finally I decided to buy both of them. I know, I know, I meant to buy only one but a sari never goes to waste :). On top of that I also bought one more saree. I had been looking for that design for a while and it was not very expensive one. So AS said I could just take that too (I secretly think he just wanted me to stop looking at more saris 🙂 )and now I am all done with my shopping for the wedding.

As stitching the lehenga would take another 5 days, I got them to send it unstitched. I am planning to get it stitched in Nepal as soon as I get there. The backup plan is a sari just in case no one is ready to stitch it so quickly.

Anyway, I placed the order and hoped for the best. I told the person again that I needed it be in Sydney before a certain date as I will be leaving. He assured me that it would be.

After 2 days of placing the order, he got back to me and told me he has shipped the order. I was really happy.

Now I am impatiently waiting for them to arrive. I really hope it gets here soon as we don’t have many days before we need to board out flight to Kathmandu.

Fingers crossed they look exactly like what I saw on the website. I know that the lighting and beautiful models make lots of difference. I have realistic expectation and hope not to be disappointed.

Wish me luck and I will update as soon I as get them.

Take care everyone ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

In search of the perfect outfit part 1

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.

Dear M,,

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.

Or

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.

Kindly advise.

If you require any further assistance then do let us know. We are looking forward to hear from you soon.

Regards,

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

XOXO

Some help with my SAREE please?

I am currently looking for online reliable shops to buy some sarees. If anyone has used a website that they liked, please let me know. I know there are many websites but I am not sure if they are reliable and not too expensive :).  I am hoping to buy sarees and lengha 🙂

Thanks for help in advanced.

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO