When it’s the wrong size but you order anyway…

Leopard print coat

animal print coat
Chanel red WOC
Topshop leopard print coat

Leopard coat: Topshop.  Try Chicnova, River Island (on sale).  Dotty shirt: Second hand/thrift.  Biker skinnies + boots: Zara.  I think my boots are a version of the Jill Sanders.  Try boots from Vince or Stella McCartney (both badass and on sale) or Sam Edelman.  Bag: Chanel. Try Rebecca Minkoff Mini Affair or their ‘Love‘ bags. 
…. and you cross your fingers until it delivers.

This was the last leopard coat on Topshop’s website and it was in their largest size – a US 12.  I called the Topshop store first on Broadway and spoke to an assistant who said that she knew the coat after I explained it to her: “Oh yea we sold out of that a while back.  Oh the size?  Well if you are normally a US 6 then the US 12 will be WAAYYYYY too big. I’d get the 8 at the MOST.  The 12 will fall off of you.”  

So I hung up and promptly ordered the US 12 anyway and crossed my fingers and guess what? It fit.   Because of this I don’t always take an assistant’s word for it (which makes me question why I made the call).  Am I alone on this in taking the opposite opinion? 

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