The 4-5 piece French wardrobe #10

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  1. dodencebt

    dodencebt Well-Known Member

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    Okay so apparently the pants are sold out in Cph. Bye bye pants, unless I miraculously find a leftover pair on sale on a trip somewhere in June or July.
     
  2. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ Maybe Yoox later on??

    Love the versatility of your dress, betina :flower: Great idea.

    Well, I'm starting to understand why these sandals are so widely available on sale ... :ermm: It seems there is no right size. I think 38 is probably the 'correct' size for me (what I have in silver), but I think they're just poorly designed and don't fit anyone right :( They're beautiful shoes, but somehow deeply unflattering. So both pair are going back.

    While on vacation, I bought this Eileen Fisher sweater at a little boutique with some of my souvenir money ... as I was packing I found that a couple things I wanted to take needed to go to the cleaners, so I was re-wearing some things and felt that another top would be nice. The color is a bit different than my dress, more of a peacock blue. Organic linen/cotton, and very cool and comfortable.

    They had just received a new shipment, and I was only there to see her steaming this because we were chatting about our dogs (Napoleon the toy poodle had wandered over to make friends ;)).

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  3. Betinapple

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    @fashionista-ta: shame with the shoes, but I am sure you will find something else :flower: Lovely colour of the t-shirt (also I love the name of your dog!).

    Boozt had an extra 25% of sale items in the weekend, so I went ahead and ordered a linen skirt I have been keeping an eye on for a while. Fits like a glove and will be perfect for both work and spare time. I can also see it working for both summer with sandals and a tee/strappy top/shirt and for winter with a turtleneck and boots. Mine is red.

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  4. dodencebt

    dodencebt Well-Known Member

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    I wish. The problem with ordering things from luxury resellers - Yoox included - to a third world country is that we pay around 20-35% more taxes (plus an incredible amount of money for shipping - always) than someone who lives in the European Union for example. And you'd think that resellers would deduct the VAT, etc. from the price so you could pay roughly the same as others in the end, but prices are nearly always identical regardless of whether I'm shipping to my home country or someplace else where they don't have these added taxes. So basically I can only order online when I'm travelling to a EU country and I receive the item in my hotel - then you don't have to pay anything extra for items that cost up to 350 euros upon your return home. It's not that complicated a way to make it work, but it involves a lot of planning and I usually miss sale season. :lol:
     
  5. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ Oh ugh ... I can see why you wouldn't want to do that!!

    I like the skirt, betina ... very pretty soft red!

    Napoleon was the boutique owner's dog :lol: Mine are named for sweet things (or still have their original name). Right now I have Cookie and Gracie (nicknamed Pumpkin). All my dogs have been girls ...
     
  6. Betinapple

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    Great dog names as well :lol: And thanks - really digging that colour as well.
     
  7. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    I got my Stitch Fix today ... this was a pretty good one. Here's what I'm keeping ... the brands are Iris and Cosmic Blue Love, both new to me. Cropped pants are generally not my thing, but these black ones fit perfectly and I love the ruching and scalloped hem. The yellow ones come to my ankle when I roll them down.

    There were also a couple tops and a pair of coated black J Brand jeans that were perfect except for the too-low rise and resulting muffin top :(

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  8. floodette

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    Glad there's anyone in the same shoes as me. Hello to you, nice to meet u!
     
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  9. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    Well, guess what I got yesterday! I remember reading that Ganni was coming to the US (last spring, I guess), and now it's going to be in my closet like it's already in some of yours!

    Yesterday I was intending to shop for hair accessories, which I did (got a clip and a barrette), but I also went up to the top floor to look at lingerie. On my way back down, a dress caught my eye and I got off the escalator to look around. It wasn't this dress, but this is what I ended up buying. I've been wanting some animal print, and don't own any for hot weather ... this is a very lightweight cotton/silk voile.

    This is #5 for fall. I am also getting a Stitch Fix tomorrow ;) But I've taken a sneak peak and I can say for sure that the combination floral/geometric print is going back :sick: and very likely the sleeveless item too.

    They're really fun, but I need to put the brakes on my shopping ;) In other news, this season I have spent less than I have in quite some time.

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  10. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    PS Here are the pieces I kept from my Stitch Fix ... two of which I will count (the jeans). This one was the best yet! The tops were a total fail, which is ultimately a good thing ;)

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  11. eizhowa

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    Very pretty leopard print, ta-ta!

    Porselli has extended their estimated delivery time to 11-12 months. So the shoes ordered oct 2018 will first be used may 2020 due to winter and delivery times. A complete joke. When I ordered them, it said april 2019, which was bad enough.
     
  12. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ Thanks!

    Wow, I can't believe it!! Can you plan a vacation to someplace you can buy them in person? Ballet flats are such a basic item ... it really is stunning how difficult it is to find (and in your case, buy ;)) ones you like.

    Fortunately now that I WFH I am barefoot most of the time, so shoes are less of a concern. That doesn't stop me from buying new ones though! My birthday is this month and I was thinking about what I would like to get for my own birthday present ;) I feel this is the very best way to make sure you get at least one great present! I consulted my list of things I need to buy, and nothing seemed too exciting (bowls, skillet, saucepan, that kind of thing). I'd been thinking my new dress would be cute with espadrilles I don't own, such as the ones that molded :eek: I was thinking of red or black, but these are what I ended up getting. I don't know how they'll work with the dress, but I liked them the best (I looked at a variety of places) ... the color is called coral--to me it looks like a pink coral. These will be #2 for next year :unsure: I plan to do a recap of my buys for this year, but first I need to wear them ;) A couple are being altered.

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