Accompanying this outfit post today are 2 side rants. You’re in for a treat!
1) How Delias.com lost my business
I’ve ordered from Delia’s several years ago and this was before I discovered ASOS 2 years back. I recently checked in to see what they had, saw that there was free shipping for orders over USD75 and frivolously picked a bunch of SALE items to send to T’s home address because I’ll be there in 2 weeks for a holiday anyway. For some reason they wouldn’t take my VERIFIED Paypal because it is an overseas account, so I used my credit card. Then 2 days ago, I made another frivolous purchase of a bunch of other things that I don’t need but thought they were cheap and cute. This morning at about 1am, T received a call from Delia’s looking for me. He gave them my Singapore number but I guess he gave them the wrong number and I suspected it might be one of my online shopping deliveries. So anyway, at about 4am, he told me to email them but said I need to send a photo ID and a scan of the front and back of my card because I have an international card. And again at about 7am (Singapore time), I got another email from them to call their Order Management Services Department no later than 13th May 2013 or else my order will be cancelled.
So I did what any person in my position would do – read it as a sign that I should stop buying frivolous things I don’t need online and wrote them a polite email to apologize for the inconvenience and feel free to cancel my order. Note that the 30 April 2013 order came through fine and apparently it has been shipped. My card wasn’t declined either. Also I have just recently made some Forever21 and Urban Outfitters orders with no problems at all. So… there you go. Sorry Delia’s. I won’t go through all that trouble to buy a bunch of stuff that I can get in other places for similar prices and less hassle.
Delia’s should review their verification processes as there are more orthodox methods than asking people to scan and email images of their cards. It is troublesome and unsafe.
2) An older woman of 60 gave up her seat for me today
That’s exactly what happened. Some older lady thought I was pregnant and gave up her seat on a crowded bus for me. When a guy tried to take the seat before I could get to it, she shushed him and pointed to me. People made way for me to get to the seat. *koffkoff* So in order not to embarrass her, I did the cursory pat on the belly to tell her my (non-existant) baby thanks her for the seat. But in all seriousness, I think it’s time to do something about this distended belly. Apparently the rest of me is not fat enough for people to realise I’m just fat.
And now that is over, let’s get down to…
What I’m wearing today:
Dress: Beige floral print dress from ESPRIT
Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE
Footwear: Black ASHIKA SCOOPED BALLET flats from ROCKPORT
My hair is starting to look like crap and I’m resisting the urge to cut it. Watch this space and see if I do anything to it in the next few days!