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The 4-5 piece French wardrobe #6
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R&N, I pinned another pair of snow boots for you that I saw in a catalog tonite ... I think they're supercute!

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With the continuation post, this will be three in a row from me ... ah well Someone please join me in the new thread If this is number 5 part 4, is this actually part 8?

Just came back to mention that I've decided I need a down jacket. I've found one with a hood in a pretty color for a reasonable price that I'll probably order ... it also has a recycled polyester shell. I've done without a jacket for several years now, but lately I've been taking long walks outside, and this weekend it will be too cold to do that for the first time just wearing a denim jacket, heavy sweater, warm vest, etc. It seems a bit ridiculous to wear one of my long coats when I'm walking trails, so I'm looking at a jacket ... and the hoodie will kill two birds, since I don't really have a hat. (Well, I have one I don't like.) I don't need one unless I'm going to be outside for an extended period of time. I'll need something to keep the wind from whistling through my ears ...

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With the continuation post, this will be three in a row from me ... ah well Someone please join me in the new thread If this is number 5 part 4, is this actually part 8?

Just came back to mention that I've decided I need a down jacket. I've found one with a hood in a pretty color for a reasonable price that I'll probably order ... it also has a recycled polyester shell. I've done without a jacket for several years now, but lately I've been taking long walks outside, and this weekend it will be too cold to do that for the first time just wearing a denim jacket, heavy sweater, warm vest, etc. It seems a bit ridiculous to wear one of my long coats when I'm walking trails, so I'm looking at a jacket ... and the hoodie will kill two birds, since I don't really have a hat. (Well, I have one I don't like.) I don't need one unless I'm going to be outside for an extended period of time. I'll need something to keep the wind from whistling through my ears ...
I really love the colour of the jacket. It will be perfect with the colours already in your wardrobe - and clever about the hood! Let us know what you think, if you end up buying it

 
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Thank you for the recommendation, Tata! I've also found some Sorel boots. Similar style like the ones you pinned. What do you think?

http://www.mytheresa.com/de-ch/joan-...ber-boots.html

Anyway, I'll wait until december. I might even wait for the sales... They are probably going to start very soon.

 
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Thanks, betina I realized I will also need some different gloves ... the opera length leather ones aren't really going to work I have had good experiences with Patagonia in the past ... I really like the company, and the quality has always been good.

I like those too, R&N. I liked the contrasting light leather trim & rubber band colored laces of the pair I pinned For some reason I really love that color of red, nothing I can really explain I have bows for Christmas presents in that color, they make me happy! Sadly I do not need snow boots ...

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Red: I really like the Sorel ones as well - again, would be perfect with your parkacoat.

Ta-ta: I did not realize that the coat was from Patagonia. I have heard great things about them in regards of both quality, sustainability and social responsibility for both the workers and the animals used in the prodction.

 
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^ Yes, it's a great company. They also take back their clothes for recycling. I just asked them whether I could still return a garment for recycling if I have cut it up into rags, as long as I wash them first. (There's a reason I asked this question ) Answer: Yes. Me: Impressed.

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Hello everyone, long time no see Happy to see some new faces here as well as those of you that I remember from a few years ago! I'm trying to catch up, currently on page 16 of edition #5 of the thread.

Jinadaze, ooh, nice to meet another Olympus Pen owner! I've been using an E-PL3 for a year and a half now, my first "proper" camera.

ta-ta, thank you for the Patagonia tip, they might just have the warm winter outerlayer I've been looking for.. I'll have to check if any store sells them here!

So, the last time I posted was almost 2 years ago... after that I started going through some personal and health issues, and stopped paying much attention to my wardrobe. Well, this year I decided I needed to really prioritize my health and how I treat my body (I'm not so young anymore that I can do anything and have the body bounce back unharmed..), started eating healthier, getting more sleep and reducing stressors. Which led to losing weight, feeling better in general, and wanting to dress nicely again. And because I'd been ignoring my wardrobe for so long, a lot of essentials needed replacing either because they were worn out or no longer fit well.

So I've been buying quite a bit this autumn, but I'm glad to say everything I've bought has also been getting worn a lot, except for a coat and a pair of boots that are still waiting for colder weather to arrive (looks to be any day now). And I'm finally in a position where I can afford nicer, better quality things than I used to. I'm also better at analyzing my wardrobe and style needs, so I'm really happy with everything I bought and how it fits together. I've also narrowed down my colours and managed to stick to them.

There are still a few things on my winter list, but nothing urgent anymore:
  • a pair of wool/cashmere gloves/mittens (Eric Bompard maybe)
  • merino underlayers
  • a couple of wool sweaters
  • a dressier pair of warm boots
  • a down coat/puffer, if I manage to find a good one I like (if not, I think I can make do with layering)

 
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This is my wishlist

- Black skinny
- Navy wool cardigan
- Leather knee boots black
- Black leather ballerinas
- Cashmere wool coat
- Cashmere grey sweater bought
- Breton shirt bought
- French cami
- Day bag leather (Marc Jacobs tote too hot to handle)
- Black day dress wool
- Black skirt
- Cashmere scarf

 
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This is my wishlist

- Black skinny
- Navy wool cardigan
- Leather knee boots black
- Black leather ballerinas
- Cashmere wool coat
- Cashmere grey sweater bought
- Breton shirt bought
- French cami
- Day bag leather (Marc Jacobs tote too hot to handle)
- Black day dress wool
- Black skirt
- Cashmere scarf
You have a lot of great classic items here I just wanted to point out a few things.

Cashmere wool coats are really expensive. If you are going to go all out, make sure it is a coat that will suit your lifestyle now, and will be wearable later in your professional life as well. There are a lot of things I have bought I know won't be part of my day to day uniform when I am finished studying. A carefree student can dress very differently from a soliciter

Secondly, have you considered what will be your color scheme? Example, mine is primarily grey, black, rust and I intend to incorporate some burgundy in my FW wardrobe. These are colors I feel good in, and that suit my coplexion. I think you prefere Black, navy, camel and grey, is that correct? Those are very neutral colors. Have you considered if there are any colors you would later like to add to complement your wardrobe? That might affect what you choose to buy for your basics. Just a thought.

A good idea might also be to divide your list into FW and SS. Ballet flats, for an example, might not need to be so high on your list. Some FW items might even not be needed until next year. This way, it might not seem like so much

Welcome back, elle s'ennuie!

 
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You have a lot of great classic items here I just wanted to point out a few things.

Cashmere wool coats are really expensive. If you are going to go all out, make sure it is a coat that will suit your lifestyle now, and will be wearable later in your professional life as well. There are a lot of things I have bought I know won't be part of my day to day uniform when I am finished studying. A carefree student can dress very differently from a soliciter

Secondly, have you considered what will be your color scheme? Example, mine is primarily grey, black, rust and I intend to incorporate some burgundy in my FW wardrobe. These are colors I feel good in, and that suit my coplexion. I think you prefere Black, navy, camel and grey, is that correct? Those are very neutral colors. Have you considered if there are any colors you would later like to add to complement your wardrobe? That might affect what you choose to buy for your basics. Just a thought.

A good idea might also be to divide your list into FW and SS. Ballet flats, for an example, might not need to be so high on your list. Some FW items might even not be needed until next year. This way, it might not seem like so much

Welcome back, elle s'ennuie!
That's absolutely correct. It's true that wool cashmere coats are expensive but I found one on Massimo Dutti which is wool cashmere and I think that I can wear this one on casual days and professionally. It's 250 euros which is expensive but affordable.

And the colours that I add are burgundy and dark emarald green. Dark emarald green is my favourite colour.



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I thought I might summarize what I have bought since September, and what I intend to get before the FW season ends. I was hoping to get <10 items, but that will depend on how the sales go I have quite a few pieces I want to try to get during the january sales.

Items already purchased:

  1. Noa Noa corduroy skirt
  2. N. Peal cashmere sweater
  3. Wool coat from J. crew
  4. Lambswool scarf

noanoa/theoutnet/ebay/acnestores




Still on my wishlist (a lot of burgundy stuff)
  • - Porselli flats (These are a priority!)
  • - Small leather Baggu
  • - Corduroy blazer from Toast
  • - Theory Ambril wool cardigan
  • - Tall boots for everydaywear


I might not need two burgundy jackets. We'll see

apc/baggu/toast/theoutnet/shoes


Trenchcoat: I love the idea of dark emerald with that coat

 
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I finally got some shoes! They were a little expensive - but definitely worth it IMO. Leather, made in Portugal - and incredibly comfortable. I love ALDO shoes.


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I also ordered a couple of basic button up shirts and a grey cashmere cardigan... and I found a red skirt I loved on eBay. Also I realized I need yet another pair of trousers. That will be all for this season.

 
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Hello everyone, long time no see Happy to see some new faces here as well as those of you that I remember from a few years ago! I'm trying to catch up, currently on page 16 of edition #5 of the thread.

Jinadaze, ooh, nice to meet another Olympus Pen owner! I've been using an E-PL3 for a year and a half now, my first "proper" camera.

ta-ta, thank you for the Patagonia tip, they might just have the warm winter outerlayer I've been looking for.. I'll have to check if any store sells them here!

So, the last time I posted was almost 2 years ago... after that I started going through some personal and health issues, and stopped paying much attention to my wardrobe. Well, this year I decided I needed to really prioritize my health and how I treat my body (I'm not so young anymore that I can do anything and have the body bounce back unharmed..), started eating healthier, getting more sleep and reducing stressors. Which led to losing weight, feeling better in general, and wanting to dress nicely again. And because I'd been ignoring my wardrobe for so long, a lot of essentials needed replacing either because they were worn out or no longer fit well.

So I've been buying quite a bit this autumn, but I'm glad to say everything I've bought has also been getting worn a lot, except for a coat and a pair of boots that are still waiting for colder weather to arrive (looks to be any day now). And I'm finally in a position where I can afford nicer, better quality things than I used to. I'm also better at analyzing my wardrobe and style needs, so I'm really happy with everything I bought and how it fits together. I've also narrowed down my colours and managed to stick to them.

There are still a few things on my winter list, but nothing urgent anymore:
  • a pair of wool/cashmere gloves/mittens (Eric Bompard maybe)
  • merino underlayers
  • a couple of wool sweaters
  • a dressier pair of warm boots
  • a down coat/puffer, if I manage to find a good one I like (if not, I think I can make do with layering)
Glad to hear things are coming together for you, elle

Not sure of the charges, but I remember checking awhile back for R&N, and Patagonia's website does ship to Europe. Their prices I think are quite reasonable & some of the styles are quite nice. I haven't tried the down outerwear yet, but all my experience with the brand points to its being something that would last more than a season. (For anything but a white T, I consider a single season a fail ... but even my white Ts have been lasting 2-3 years lately before I demote them! I think a loose fit really helps.)

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