Final Decision: They are staying.
I tried them on a couple of times over Memorial Day Weekend - with and without a plastic bag :) Janice of Couture and Crayons (check her out, she's a hot mama with fab style and a cute as a button princess), shared that she had the same problem and was able to get just the ankle area stretched - which is what I would need. However, after a few times I already noticed them breaking in a bit. It's a tough call because it's summer and the last thing on my mind is boots, but I think come Fall I'll be really excited I have them. If they still are a pain, I'll see if I can invest in boot spray and/or have them professionally stretched by Neiman's contracted cobbler.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment. I made a list of how many of you were Pro vs. No and it was almost split (a few of you couldn't decide either!).
The AnthroAddicts are aware that there was a pretty big round of mark downs on Wednesday. One of them being the Clinging Blossoms Cardigan.
OK! I know... another grey cardigan. I know I swore I wouldn't buy any more, but like my jean excuse hear me out.
It was between this and the marked down Cartography Cardigan I've been loving so much on Amy at kelinda.KELINDA. I figured, the Clinging Blossoms would be more versatile and I could get away wearing it more often and pairing it with more tops, then the more memorable Cartography Cardi.
No Harm No Foul, if I don't love it or decide it's not needed. I should also note my light grey v-neck Gap Cardigan will be tossed after summer is over (its light cotton, so I'll make sure it lives a long slooow death, but poor thing is croaking). Because of that, the Clinging Blossoms will be its successor.
So, after I ordered the sweater online in the morning, I decided to head to the store over lunch. I finally tried on the Flowering Pastures Blouse.
Love readers. Love.
It's flowy, yet somewhat fitted or tailored at the same time (as in, doesn't hang like a sack). It's airy and light and the color is just so cheery. The online reviews said that it was much lighters than the stock photo, but I don't think its lighter considering the fabric.
At this point, I would say I'm cutting myself off, but I have a vacation coming up and one of the Anthro SAs was wearing the cutest Urban dress that would be fab for wine tasting....
Expect some more Paper Doll Polyvore sets in the near future!