The 4-5 piece French wardrobe #10

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  1. floodette

    floodette Member

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    @eizhowa never knew vincci has presence there. i thought it is more asian brand! i learn something new everyday!
     
  2. Betinapple

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    @eizhowa that christmas party outfit sounds gorgeous.

    When was the porsellis supposed to arrive? Sounds rather crazy.

    The uniqlo shirts looks really good (I loathe ironing and the feeling of crisp cotton shirts). Checking those out at the CPH Uniqlo next time I'm nearby. Jeans looks rather perfect too.

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    I hit the jackpot when thrifting with my boyfriend this weekend. We were actually looking for a lamp when I spotted a Stine Goya dress from a previous season, which I had been scouring second hand websites for. It cost me less than a new H&M dress.

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  3. eizhowa

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    In Norway, Vincci is a store that sells luxury brands like Dior and other brands that does not have their own stores in our market. I am not sure if Vincci is international, or if many store brands have the same names.
     
  4. eizhowa

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    Great dress! Do you live in exclusively dresses now? ;)

    The porsellis should arrive may/june. After I ordered them they mentioned june/july... Zero updates from Porselli since the order was placed.

    I find that the Uniqlo linen shirts are great, as long as I remember to dry them on a hanger. I. do. not. iron. :lol: I already have one shirt that I bought last summer.
     
  5. Betinapple

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    Does leggings count as pants? Thesis writing, you know jokes aside, I have one pair of pants, lightwash levis. I wore them last on moving day almost 2 months ago. I will wear a skirt occasionally tho.

    Porsellis must be good since they can stay in business despite that kind of customer"service".

    Sounds good re the shirt. I really dislike ironing as well.
     
  6. floodette

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    So Ebays Global Shipping Programme has lost two of my items in a row now. How is that even possible. I has five items on the way. Can't wait for them to lose the next three as well...
     
  8. Betinapple

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    :blink:

    I hope you at least have gotten a refund?

    I almost bought a Ganni sweater from ebay earlier this week - hearing about your recent experience, I'm glad I didn't.
     
  9. eizhowa

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    I opened a case on the Isabel Marant blazer that went missing. Ebay gave me a full refund of both the cost and all the pre-paid duty/taxes.

    ....And then the post office sends me a hand written text and informs me that they have recieved a package. Turned out to be the blazer!

    So my luck just turned upside down.

    The other package I will most likely get a refund for (seeing as GSP was at fault), and I can just re-order it. It was returned to the original sender.
     
  10. Betinapple

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    Sounds like a happy ending, especially since I suppose the IM blazer would have been hard to replace :flower:
     
  11. eizhowa

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    IM blazer looks great, just needs to be taken in in the shoulders :)

    Two of the sweaters have arrived - one camel colored and one a cool oatmeal colored. Both are really soft. The camel one is a tad too big, but will look good tucked into jeans/trousers. It is very flattering over the shoulders and bust.
     
  12. fashionista-ta

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    Sounds like lots of online shopping drama going on here ;)

    I have been very focused on my vacation, which is two weeks away, and haven't bought anything in quite awhile ... but last night I wandered into Yoox and saw that this sweater in my dream box was 35% off ... such a deal! (Luxe for Less is still on for 2 days if you want to check it out ;)) So I ordered it ... I believe the edging is just like my scarf.

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  13. Betinapple

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    Nice colour ;) sounds lovely with your vacation, where are you going?

    I have been able to cross a few items of my wishlist recently;

    - Sandals (I had to return the pair I bought last year - hope these will go the distance).
    - A Stine Goya dress from the AW16 season (I believe), that I finally found 2nd hand.
    - Brown polka dot skirt. Been wanting something in that colour combo since last year.

    Pics via boozt.com and mango.com

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    Thank you--and I notice it pretty much matches the background color of your dress ;)

    I remember my mother had a brown and ivory polka dot wrap (probably faux wrap) dress that I liked ... early exposure to polka dots :)

    I am going to North Carolina ... Asheville, Biltmore, and Oconaluftee Indian Village, which is like the Cherokee Williamsburg. Everything is ca 1760s. I'm also going to visit the artisan who made my dough bowl (I think I posted a picture in the interiors thread), and hopefully get another one. He's one of 20 people who make them by hand--and AFAIK the best :)
     
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    Ordered some shoes last night even though it was the last thing I intended to do :lol: It all started when I was thinking how it would be nice while I'm on vacation to have shoes that are both Birkenstocks and blingy evening shoes all at the same time (for those restaurants that don't have dress codes outlawing such things). So I started poking around to see what's out there, and I ended up ordering these (40% off) ... I seem to recall commenting these marcasite buckles were the best of the grunge redux collection ;)

    If these work, they'll be #2 for Fall.

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    PS Received the sweater & it's a keeper. Love the color--a bit different than anything else I have.
     
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    The good news is, my shoes arrived in time for my vacation, and I like them. The bad news is, they're way too big and I have to send them back. I even called and talked to them (customer service) about the size ... a key piece of missing info is, this style is not actually a Birkenstock collab, a different style is ... so that's why my usual size doesn't fit.

    I also found out after ordering these that these were also made in a silver suede (but this isn't on sale). Not sure if I would prefer that ... but I do like how this color matches--or blends with--the cork. (Rick Owens does the sides in black leather to match the upper for some of his styles.)

    So ... returns to do when I get back.

    They came in a super cute plaid shoe bag ... special one for the grunge collection :)
     
  17. lucy92

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    I also bought one of the MJ redux items at 40% off - bought the short pear dress.
    Wanted the longer length pear dress but it's a hundred dollars more expensive.
     
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    ^ Now we have our little piece of fashion history ;)

    The marcasite buckles really are beautiful ... I am bummed I cannot wear these to the Dining Room at the Biltmore ;)
     
  19. dodencebt

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    Okay, so when I was in Berlin a month ago I tried on these gorgeous organic cotton pants from COS and nearly fell in love.

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    However, I was obviously spending money on the trip and figured I didn't need one more pair of pants - the price isn't exactly something I can casually justify for pants, living in a third world country - but now I regret that decision badly because I need a good pair of light, black pants for summer and there is nothing here! Also I've been going to the gym regularly for the past five months in the hope of getting a more toned body and obviously my weight is fluctuating, so the elastic band is a great idea and will help me wear the pants for as long as they look good without worrying whether they are too tight or too loose.

    Anyway, I got a coworker of mine who is currently in Copenhagen to check whether they have them in my size at the boutique - I think I tried on a size S in Berlin and they seemed to fit nicely. The pants are sold out online in both Denmark and Germany (where I have friends I can ship items to), so fingers crossed that an S can be found in the CPH store.

    On another note, I bought the following two pairs from the JW Anderson x Uniqlo collection a few months ago and finally got to wear them this week. They are both extremely comfortable and I love them.
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    Now I'm a little sad that I didn't get the same ones in beige because they also looked great and that would've been a nice addition to my closet in terms of color.

    One last pant purchase I made late this spring were these light cotton striped pyjama pants from COS (in gray) that I can totally pull off as part of a work outfit due to the super casual nature of my job. :lol:

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  20. Betinapple

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    Well seen ;)

    I was actually looking for a brown polka dot dress, but I haven't managed to found one that I liked. I am really happy about the skirt though - very versatile. I have already worn it at the office with heeled boots and a blazer, at the library (thesis writing...) with a sweater and sneakers and for a christening with the leopard heels, white t-shirt and my leather jacket.

    Hope you are enjoying your vacation - very jealous! Shame about the sandals - the buckles looked so beautiful. Did you manage to get them in the right size?

    @dodencebt: nice pants! Wish I had a job where I could wear pajama like pants ;)

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    I rarely by occasionwear - I usually pull something from my closet, but this I am attending three weddings this Summer and a bunch of other celebrations, so I have bought myself a pink dress. It is cotton, so I am thinking I can wear it with black block heel sandals and my YSL mail clutch or the Cult Gaia bag for parties, and with flat sandals for casual summer wear.

    Pic via blaire.dk

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