You probably don’t know that clumsy is my middle name (it’s not, but it might as well be). I walk into tables, trip on carpet, and bump into things several times a day, all of which often result in intense pain.
That I didn’t research tops with elbow patches sooner is a serious oversight. In my younger years I regarded elbow patches with skepticism, associating them with tweed blazers one teacher used to wear (with his seasonless bowtie).
I was initially leery when I ordered this sweater. The moment I slipped it on, with a bit of struggle as my head is somewhat oversized, the world made sense to me. My bony elbows, a constant source of consternation, no longer fear coming in contact with hard surfaces.
Sometimes clothes, in spite of their supposed frivolity, can be life-changing.
|c/o Choies Pencil Skirt in Quilted Dogtooth (also in gray)| Zara Sweater with Faux Leather Elbow Patches (also in white; similar) | Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Caviar | Zara Vamp Shoes (similar)|
I don’t intend to write a separate post about Choies as a part of Asian Fashion Adventures but will quickly recap my shopping experience for those of you who are considering an order.
The shipping timeline is as follows: my order was placed on 7/16, shipped on 7/22, and arrived on 7/26. Choies’s dispatch center is located in Hong Kong.
I received was decent quality and it’s helpful that Choies works with bloggers of varying styles who supply
The return policy
is also a notch above other “Asian” retailers; consumers have up to 60
days to return or exchange their orders for a full refund.
A few other houndstooth skirt options to consider:
|Forever 21 | Alice + Olivia | Lisa Perry | Fred Perry | Loudmouth|