As many of my regular blog readers know, I’ve been on a Walmart purse kick these past few months. I now own three Walmart purses.
To be honest though, one is falling apart already. Fast fashion will never hold up. 😔
However, since I was surprised to have found a few hidden Walmart purse gems, I decided to revisit their Faded Glory clothing line.
I use to love their George line, but it has been discontinued for years. At least in my neck of the woods. It was made well though.
So the other day I stumbled across these comfy pull over tunics. They had a regular price of $7.97ea, but were reduced to $5 each.
I grabbed three of them.
Where else could you get three tops for $15.
Well, a thrift store of course! But these were new and on clearance so I decided to give them a whirl. I bought a gray, green, and pink one.
I didn’t notice a smell at the time, but I’m not in the habit of sniffing my purchases.
I came home, took the tags off, and set them on the dresser.
The following day I wore the pink one.
I loved the true to size fit, and complimenting sleeves and neckline.
I felt good in it. It was also a nice longer length that covered the bum area. Something my modest self always appreciates.
About an hour after wearing the new top, I broke out in an arm and chest rash.
I assumed it was from a new perfume I tried out earlier in the day, so just went about my business.
It was itchy, but not over bearing enough to take a benedryl.
That night I tossed in it in the laundry pile.
The next day I put on the gray one, and I didn’t have any perfume on at all,but sure enough… arm and chest rash started in.
It was a bit more itchy then the previous day.
But again, I went about the day, showered that night..
About thirty minutes after getting my PJ’s on, the rash went away. So I didn’t give it another thought.
This takes me to today, I woke up and noticed a chemically smell in the bedroom.
I got dressed, placing the green tunic on, and within moments I realized that the smell was the top I was wearing.
I went and picked up the other two tops to see if they had the smell, and although it wasn’t as pungent as the green one, they did have a strange chemical odor.
My daughter walked over to me and gave me a hug, then she asked what that odd smell was. And by that time my arms were breaking out with the rash.
I quickly showered and changed, and then decided to Google Walmart clothing to see if anyone else in the world was having these issues. And sure enough… I had my reading cut out for me.
People all over were saying that they have had rashes, and that certain Walmart clothing items stink. Specifically their denim jeggings.
Many claimed that after you wash the garments, they smell even worst.
Some people have claimed that it’s all the insecticides used in the wear houses, while others claim it’s the cheap dyes that are used when processing.
I have not tried washing them yet, but plan to later tonight. I am going to add a bit of vinegar to the wash. Some folks have said they have tried everything to get the stench out, but vinegar was one of the only things that worked. Sort of.
So, I guess I’m back to only buying ‘new to me’ clothing. I’m very big on recycling, and I’d much rather purchase high-end gently worn clothing that’s made well, then cheap clothing that are filled with irritants.
Perhaps it’s only people with sensitive skin though, such as myself. Who knows, but I’m not willing to go through this again.
Let me know what f anyone else has ever had this happened to them. 😐