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Nymphaea, how are you liking the uniqlo jackets? I am considering buying one because I am a grown up and I buy sensible and practical clothes now.

(They will work great with ballet flats in januar I mean)

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They are nice, comfy and easy. I use one indoors when I'm feeling cold and the other one under my semi-transparent bomber when it's not that warm outside.

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Hi you guys! I'm going to be participating in a teaching program in fall next september and need some help! I come from Puerto Rico and I have never lived much else. I need some advice as to what to pack. I will be going to the Paris region from September all the way till May, planning on traveling to Belgium/Holland during Christmas break. I have already bought about three jeans and have some tops, but I need help with the shoes. What kind of boots do you guys recommend I take a look at? I was really interested in some Chelsea/leather boots but am worried if they will be enough, or should I look for some waterproof boots? Also, as for the coats, do I need a very thick northface-style jacket, or will a recular wool peacoat do?

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^ What an exciting opportunity!

I would recommend that you wait till you get there to do a lot of your shopping and just save up for that now. Not only will you be close to Paris, fashion capital of the world, but I would wait and see how your body adjusts to the weather. Since you're used to warm weather, you might be colder than the locals are, and therefore need different gear than they do. I would pack a reasonable amount of luggage with the pieces you have that you think will be useful. I live in a warm climate that also has a short winter, and I wear some of my warm weather clothes as layering pieces during the winter--you should be able to do that too. So I would take all of those, and then make plans to buy more (a limited number of the most useful pieces) when you get there. A long-sleeved black cardigan would be useful, and if you can be comfortable in tropical-weight wool slacks (perhaps with a silk layer underneath), you can wear those when you get back home. I think your best best will be to layer with lighter-weight pieces ... that will give you the best chance of buying things that will be useful when you return.

I don't think the Paris winter is all that different from mine, and I haven't owned a pair of boots in many years now.

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I live in Western Europe and I think the advice fashionista-ta gave is great. The winters here are usually pretty mild, but what kind of warm weather clothes you need mostly depends on your own resistance to the cold/wind . I'd say bring the clothes you are sure you're going to wear and buy the rest during your stay. Leather boots should be fine by the way!

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Ta-tas advice re. dressing according to how cold-resistant you are is very good, I agree. I find sneakers in december too warm so there is definitely something to that piece of advice...

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The Acne chinos are in, and they are green!
As in much greener than I anticipated based on the picture.. The fabric is really nice, a bit stiff though and it's a slightly wider than regular straight leg. The jeans I ordered are going back, because the're slim fit and I was looking for regular fitted jeans (the quality of the images and item descriptions on yoox is horrible). The scarf is amazing, I can't wait for fall to wear it.


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^ What an exciting opportunity!

I would recommend that you wait till you get there to do a lot of your shopping and just save up for that now. Not only will you be close to Paris, fashion capital of the world, but I would wait and see how your body adjusts to the weather. Since you're used to warm weather, you might be colder than the locals are, and therefore need different gear than they do. I would pack a reasonable amount of luggage with the pieces you have that you think will be useful. I live in a warm climate that also has a short winter, and I wear some of my warm weather clothes as layering pieces during the winter--you should be able to do that too. So I would take all of those, and then make plans to buy more (a limited number of the most useful pieces) when you get there. A long-sleeved black cardigan would be useful, and if you can be comfortable in tropical-weight wool slacks (perhaps with a silk layer underneath), you can wear those when you get back home. I think your best best will be to layer with lighter-weight pieces ... that will give you the best chance of buying things that will be useful when you return.

I don't think the Paris winter is all that different from mine, and I haven't owned a pair of boots in many years now.

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Thank you sooo much!! I'm glad to hear about the shoes, I will take some of my sneakers and if it gets too much, I'll buy some boots. I definitely need some scarfs but this made me more relaxed because I have some light sweaters I can take with me and like you said- layer them up! And definitely shop when I arrive, idk if Paris has many vintage/second hand stores, but I wanted to look them up as well since we don't have many here. Thank you again

Ah one more thing; I have thought only of jeans as to how to stay the warmest but will chino-like pants work as well? maybe with some tights underneath? I like the jeans I bought but, tbh, I have always liked more tailored looking pieces but didn't buy much because they didn't seem too warm


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^ You're welcome

Yes, Paris does have a lot of vintage shopping, at the flea markets and more. We have a Paris shopping thread in Shopping by city. Since you'll be there for awhile, you'll have plenty of opportunity to explore. There are multiple Paris shopping guides ... you might want to take a look at a large bookstore and see which one best describes vintage shopping.

For straight-up protection from the cold, wool is best. But since that isn't going to be useful for you long-term, I think lighter layers are the way to go. I find them to be a really good option myself. I would think chinos would be as good as jeans. And you're right, tights are a great layering option under everything.

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They are really green, you can't deny it! A bit too much indeed. Lovely scarf Fewormany.

The advice given by everyone is very sound imo. Have a great time in Paris xoxoadore.

Tried the Balenciaga booties. The lower version looked a bit not chic, not flattering and the fit wasn't that nice also. The higher version was nice, with a good fit, but the overall quality isn't top notch especially compared to the price. I also think that the shape isn't going to hold up very well (the leather isn't that sturdy) and the pointy toe will be damaged very easily when you're wearing them often. So a no go for me.
I'm hoping to catch some Juun J stuff soon like the trenchcoat and (leather) pants. Also can't wait to see the Chanel cruise jacket irl, it looks lovely in the pic.

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A bit ot, but I would really like that shade of GREEN in a study or something when I buy a house in the future. Well, the shade of green I can see on my monitor Who knows what you guys are seeing! The scarf looks great. I wouldn't mind a monochrome scarf with some type of pattern myself.

Which balenciaga boots, Nymphaea? If you already mentioned it, I must have missed it.

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^On my Pinterest shoes board first row. That's the lower version.

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I agree with you about yoox, Fewormany ... though I have found the color to be pretty accurate in my items. Everything else, especially the fit (no doubt due to their not always having the model's actual size), is up for grabs.

The green I see in the pic looks fine ... but it sounds like IRL is different. Do you think it's a bad picture, or actually a different green? How do they look on?

One yoox tip I have is to read that list of descriptors ... often I will find something I hadn't noticed, and then I blow up the pic to try to find it. Like to figure out where the 'logo' is. Usually the 'non-textile elements of animal origin' are buttons

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^ The green is fine, but brighter than expected. I think the difference is caused by the lighting of the photo. But I actually like it (I'm not afraid of some actual color ) , my main concern is more they will be looking too preppy rather than too green. The fit is very nice, a comfortable flattering cut and the fabric feels nice and sturdy (and slightly stiff because of that, but I expect that to become better with wear).

The jeans are going back, and I ordered two by the same brand on Asos, they name the exact model so this time I know what I'll be getting.

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^ Yeah, the stiffness is probably the sizing? That will go away through cleaning ...

The black jeans I'm on my second pair of have this weird sizing/other treatment that attracts lint (great feature, right?). But it goes away after a few trips to the cleaners.

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