Ahh, these mules. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know the whole story. If not – I’ll give you the quick run down. I purchased them originally (online) from Macy’s. They shipped from a store in Massachusetts, and arrived used on the soles… and not only used, the person who previously owned them ripped off one of the beads and stuck it in the top sole of one of the mules. They were shipped to me exactly this way. In a box without tissue paper or stuffing, so you could blatantly see the damage. I was mad of course, but honestly just had to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. It’s a dark day in customer service friends.
I think the worst part of it all was that no one cared. I called Macy’s 1-800 customer service line right away and explained the issue with the girl there… after listening to me, she goes “so, you want to return the shoes”? 🙄
She processed the return right away, but that was it. They have a “texting” customer service line, so I did send them pictures. They seemed slightly more concerned and at least apologized. They forwarded my information onto the manager at the Massachusetts store, whom did call me and leave a message while I was at work. I tried calling her back twice, but it was a huge roundabout and couldn’t get a hold of her. I gave up at that point. Not worth my time.
I did re-order the shoes (on my own dime) and they did come perfectly the second time thankfully. From a store in Miami no doubt!
So after all that, I ended up loving the mules thankfully! And as much as I don’t want to link money to Macy’s right now, these mules are on a great sale (maybe I should return mine for a better price 😝. jk!) If you use code ‘EVENT’ they are only $30! (originally $70). They also make a non-beaded version (not on sale).
This post was supposed to be centered around this beautiful thermal top above, not the mules LOL! It comes in a bajillion colors and it’s one that I think you can get away, with or without a bralette (or strapless bra). I’m actually wearing my normal beige (demi) bra underneath, but I adjusted the straps out a little farther. It works for me and is more comfortable then strapless. I think I’ve posted before – if I want to wear a bralette out and about (versus just hanging out at home), I would wear my regular bra and put the bralette over top. It’s about the same comfort level as a camisole for me.
I did go down one size on the top. I normally take an XS in Free People clothing and that’s what I’m wearing here (I’m normally a size small in most brands).
The top has somewhat of an elastic band at the bottom. I have it pulled down here in the photo to show length, but it could easily be tucked in front or allowed to roll up underneath itself which I actually would probably do most often.
SHOP THIS LOOK:
mules: Steve Madden (non-beaded version here)
top: Free People (also here)
bag (really old – remember these bags?! I still love mine!): newest version, option, love this one