I find it helpful to read about everyone's shopping adventures so I thought I'd share my recent order from Nordstrom Rack. I have a hard time finding petite clothes in stores so even though I don't have very good luck with online shopping I placed a large-ish order. Most is going back and my online ventures remain mostly unsuccessful.

I am a cardigan girl, they are essential for my work wardrobe as the third piece. I do wear jackets too but tend to reach for the sweaters much more often. I ordered some pullovers, none of which fit well, and some cardigans which I liked better. Also two pairs of boots because, well, boots!

I really liked the first and second cardigan. They are roomy without being too big (kind of a cocoon shape) and feel good on. But I ordered two different colors and think I will only keep one - too similar and would overlap wears. I also liked the plaid sweater jacket but I think it would be too warm and the colors, while they go with some jeans I have, just weren't exciting. I think they don't have enough contrast. It also seems a bit too long even though a petite. Another teal cardigan was just too small. Love the color though.

I liked both of the boots. The red are fun and different without being too bright. I usually order boots a half size large so I have wiggle room and these may be too large. And I'm not sure I like them enough to reorder in my normal size. They are very lightweight and comfortable though. The brown boots are really comfortable and my first instinct was to keep. But the color wasn't what I expected (I thought they would be a slightly metallic brown and they are more just a dusty brown) and don't go with anything in my closet. Of course they are neutral but I'm weird about even neutrals needing to go with something else I am wearing.

All in all not a very successful order. Not sure why I keep trying the online route because I usually return way more than I keep. Is that normal for you who are successful online shoppers?

Anyway, if you made it through my novel, any advice is welcome or if any of you have questions about these items, ask away.

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