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30-05-2013
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Betina, the dress you are intending to sell (the blue one), did you post a picture of it in a "how do I wear this" thread or something like that? I feel like I have seen it before. Shame it doesn't fit, it is a very good cut and color for a wedding imo.

I also have lots of things I want to sell, but I am putting it off untill I have more. I'd rather do one big job, than many small ones (I have zero patience sometimes)

Ta-ta: To add to the confusion, in french "douche" means shower, so "douche colors" mean "shower colors"?

 
 
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Betina, the dress you are intending to sell (the blue one), did you post a picture of it in a "how do I wear this" thread or something like that? I feel like I have seen it before. Shame it doesn't fit, it is a very good cut and color for a wedding imo.

I also have lots of things I want to sell, but I am putting it off untill I have more. I'd rather do one big job, than many small ones (I have zero patience sometimes)

Ta-ta: To add to the confusion, in french "douche" means shower, so "douche colors" mean "shower colors"?
I thought douSche meant shower? I am confused.

I think I posted it in that thread, yes. I love it but it is just not working.

I just feel like the money I get from selling my clothes does in no way make up for the work I have to put into it. Maybe I will just give it to a friend.

 
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I've read the whole "douche colors" thing, so funny! Now I've learnt a new thing. For the wedding code, here in Argentina it's very common to wear black to weddings. I don't find that very appealing, all the young and old ladies in black, like a funeral. Probably when I marry I will forbit black.

As for my purchases, today I received my sweater, it's amazing! The wool is sooooo soft, and the color is perfect - a little darker than the picture I've uploaded. Now I have all the "expensive" items I needed to buy for this winter. The light in the room isn't very good, maybe I'll take a better photo later.
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I've read the whole "douche colors" thing, so funny! Now I've learnt a new thing. For the wedding code, here in Argentina it's very common to wear black to weddings. I don't find that very appealing, all the young and old ladies in black, like a funeral. Probably when I marry I will forbit black.

As for my purchases, today I received my sweater, it's amazing! The wool is sooooo soft, and the color is perfect - a little darker than the picture I've uploaded. Now I have all the "expensive" items I needed to buy for this winter. The light in the room isn't very good, maybe I'll take a better photo later.
Funny how it can be so different. In Denmark black for a wedding is still considered a faux pas.

So great about your sweater! It looks really nice.

 
30-05-2013
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Douche in French does mean shower...

Black isn't seen as much appropriate for weddings in Portugal either, but it's seen from time to time.

And I ordered the leopard dress Should be getting it in a week or so.

 
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^Yay on getting the dress, Barbaraa. I find I have become so impatient when ordering. When I order express shipping on NAP or the outnet it can take like two days and DHL are on my door. Waiting a whole week suddenly feels like a lifetime...

Great to hear you loved your sweater in person, Carolina. A sweater can look great and feel terrible... That would have been such a disappointment.

I think it is so interesting that black is completely acceptable somewhere and a complete faux pas somewhere else. Just goes to show that it is not based on logic at all

 
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Betina, I saw the pink dress on Pinterest, and I just have to tell you that I Love love love drop-waisted dresses! I had an obsession with Chicago (the movie) and now it is in my dna i think Drop waists are not as flattering as certain other cuts, but much much chicer imo. I like the idea of wearing it with boots later. Do you have the chance of trying it on?

(I would suggest wearing it with black tights and riding boots at winter, but I know you haven't found a pair yet and I don't want to make your wish-list longer:p)

 
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@Jina: I do not think the hosts would mind if I wore black and I would not have any kind of oppinion about it if anyone else did, but the things is, that I am very old fashioned. Therefore I would never wear black to a wedding. Generelly I will not wear black to formal parties (weddings, confirmations, big birthdays) that starts before dinner time. I do not really know why and it is kind of weird since I constantly wear black for everyday occasions. I think I read in a danish etiquette book and then it just stuck since, well, I am old fashioned :p

The LBD I am looking for is something I will be able to use for every day and informal parties. For a wedding I will need something more dressy. The idea was really good though!

I really know it sounds like I am just looking for an excuse but I was really happy about having found dresses for all three weddings this year in my own closet. I just do not feel comfortable in the one I picked out for this one.

And congrats on the job! With good news like that OT is mandatory. What kind of design do you do?
I completely understand your view, thanks for explaination.

I am a graphic designer, photographer and also dealing with drawing (illustration).

Twistelette, you are so right. I actually thought I would have completely different feelings completing something as big and so wanted, but when you come to an end is not half as exciting as you expected to be, more like a tone of mixed feelings.
Being a student definitely has many positive aspects (material wise (that could be discussed futher on ...) and related to responsibility and indpendency).
Sometimes I almost wish I would be able to apply for PhD degree here (and have a man that would financially support me when doing it , to be kinda independent not living at home with my parents), since I always strive to learn new things regarding my field (and wider), but we don't have a program for my course yet.
I must sound a little nuts right now (at least I am to myself).

Barbaraaa, congrats on getting the dress and have fingers crossed it will fit you perfectly. I hope you get those basic tops too, the black one especially has a perfect cut, very form flattering.

Barolinab, love this type of sweaters, it's very similar to American Apparel's Fisherman one. You may want to check them, I am very pleased with my navy one I got last December.

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^ I was going to get the black top today too, but I realized it has a small logo on the back. So I'm going to order this one, instead - it looks the exact same (the Mango one has the low back too)... only it has a little less stretch, which I can definitely live with and appreciate - it's also a little cheaper.


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Maybe it IS spelled douSche when talking about colours. I always get them mixed up. Hm. I feel like a giant nutcase ATM

@Eizhowa:
My though excactly! I think it is so chic and I would really like not to go for a full skirted dress since I have a ton of them. Also I like how the style is a bit more mature than what I am used to. I generally really like it.

And yes it would look good with riding boots :p But I think I will not be getting a pair of those. Still not over my problem with long boots. It would look nice with the ASH boots as well, though

I will go see if I can try it on tuesday. Else I will try ordering it online I guess. It is a danish webshop so not that big a deal if I will have to send it back.

 
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Congrats everyone on your super cool acquisitions

The lanvin flats situation was sorted out by UPS, I don't know how they did it but they manage to retrieve them and send them to me. They did not fit anyway so I had a full refund (mytheresa did not even deduce the normal 10£ shipping cost)

Since you were talking about wedding dress code I must say that I am joining you in the "what to wear dilemma". I pinned a bunch of dresses (very formal as 5/6 are very very formal - yes 6 ) as I had to give up my "separates" idea (it would only work for 1 "low key" wedding and I would still need to find evening gowns anyway) . I too can't wear anything black or in a dark colour btw (one of the bride even banned dark blue on top of the usual black and white !)

Jina, congrats on your new job opportunity !!

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^I don't mind the bride banning colors. It is her day, after all. I think it is good to be clear about your expectations as far as dress code goes. It can be so confusing otherwise...

I'd like to know exactly how they got your shoes back... That woman did seem rather uncooperative...

 
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I think the two of you starting a complaining business is a great idea, btw I would love to hire someone to b!tch for me ... really. I can do it, and perhaps none better when I give it my full attention and ingenuity (she says oh so modestly) ... but I find it exhausting. I don't mean to encourage you to waste your fancy degrees and everything, but ...

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Thank you, EvaH!

What do you ladies think of this dress? I am looking for a similar one a long time, to replace my worn out grey gathered Zara dress that it was my favourite for years.
But the one I have is a bit oversized, or lets say - more shifted, it falls down beautifully and it's not stretchy at all.
This one from COS is listed as Side gathered jersey dress, so I have some doubts ... I would definitely not want to be fitted or even bodycon (I hate those, too revealing and uncofortable for a daywear).



COS

I can't decide even if I should order it now when they have no shipping (which is 9 €) or wait a month or so and order it when/if it goes on sale.
The black skirt I ordered in March got discounted in the mid-season sale just a couple of week after I got it.

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^I really wish COS had some pictures of it being worn by a model. So difficult to tell how it will fit.

I do like the color. And I really like shift dresses. I find them so chic (and very anti-Kardashian-ish) They do not agree with my height and body shape, though. I'll just live through you, if you don't mind, Jinadaze In my fantasy they are also sleeveless, but I guess you know what sleeve-length suits you best

Ta-ta: In a few years you can hire me to sue them if you'd like


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