So here I go. I noticed yesterday that the back side of my engagement, where the band touches my palm area, had a small crack in it. I rubbed my hand through the top part of the metal and can feel the crack where the crack happened. Freaked out, I hopped on over to the Neiman Marcus that's close to my work where they have the one and only Cartier store in the whole state of Washington. No one was there so I was able to get help right away. Except they weren't much help. When Chris bought the ring, he bought it in the Seattle store, which was a true Cartier store. Since then, the actual store closed down and opened up a stand area in the Neiman Marcus. That means, their whole system is different and they can't look up any information. They told me to bring in the receipt then they'll make a copy of it and send the ring off to Cartier. From there, Cartier will evaluate the damage and decide whether the repair will need additional cost from me. When I heard COST, my face started to burn. I tried to stay calm and told them that I had the ring resized, and the crack looks like damages from that. Of course, they had to give me the schpill that they can only present the paperwork and the rest is up to the jewelers back in NYC. They also advised that I wait until after my wedding next month, just in case it takes longer than a month to repair. I don't know what to do, girls! I will probably end up waiting, meanwhile being really careful with the ring, even might not wear it for a little bit. But I just couldn't believe this happened! I was told that Cartier's warranty is only 30 days after the date of purchase, which is THE MOST stupidest thing I've ever heard. Even Anthro has better policies than that! I just assumed that such a high end store would care about a customer's satisfaction more than your average store. But apparently, they just want to take your money and run! I will keep everyone updated on the progress, in the meantime, if anyone you know is interested in purchasing anything from Cartier, please pass along this experience with them.
OK, enough of that! On to my Friday Preview special!
First up, the Billowed Bow Tank:
I saw the color of this blouse and grabbed it only for that reason. I think it's a pretty nice piece, but my feelings for it are just "meh". The pouffed up fabric around the neck is cute, but it goes all the way around, which made me feel like I had a lei on. I'd definitely consider this on sale though and can't blow out $58 for it now.
Also, I tried on the Mimetic skirt again. Can you tell I totally love it???
I'm a little confused about this skirt. While I thought it fit well for me, I felt the contrasting fabric combination was a little off. Most of the skirt itself is linen, but that extra droopy fabric up front is a silk wanna be synthetic material. While wearing it, I kept looking at it, but something about it bugged me. I kept wanting to pull at the silk-like fabric. I also was afraid this might attract too many eyes towards my crotch-elle area. So, it's definitely a no for me. Sad, because the fit was great!
Botanical Strolls Dress:
I know this is an old item and a lot of people have already reviewed it, so this is purely fun for me to try this dress on. I thought the fit was great and I loved the sweetheart neckline. But darn, those cats!!! I love cats, they're adorable...but wearing FOUR of them? I just don't know. Then I noticed one of them, the orange one on my left thigh kept smiling at me!!! It was like taunting me or something! Saying, "AHA! You can't get me off. I'm a print and will be on this dress FOREVER!" I loved the feel of it, but the taunting cat, Mr. Bojangles as Chris would call him, told me not to buy it.
I finally saw this dress hanging in our sale section and grabbed a size that was a little big for me (8). It fit well after tying the tie in the back, but that's just it, the tie. I'd like to wear this strapless dress with a cardigan, but the knot in the back will pouf up the back of the cardigan too much. So sad, because the color and the style is darling! I can see this on someone slender, tall, and lives in a warmer climate than Seattle. And also, someone that don't have a tanline to hide. :)
This also is an older item that I never got to try on. This dress is pretty similar to the Breakfasting Dress I purchased earlier this week because it's also white and has a black tie. But the fabric is a nice cotton, which I favor more. The Medium that I have on is a little big on me, so I'd buy the Small. I really loved this dress and if it were on sale, I'd choose this over the Breakfasting. It's an older item, like I said, so maybe it'll go on sale soon and I can trade the Breakfasting for it. :) Lets hope shall we?
That's all girls, I leave you with a doggie I saw at the University Anthro. It was super hot that day, so its tongue was hanging out, which is so cute. I love Anthro and places that allow dogs in their stores!
Have a WONDERFUL Friday, everyone!