The 4-5 piece French wardrobe #10

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  1. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    PS It got here :) The color is gorgeous, and the cashmere is pretty soft, especially considering the price (significantly less than I normally pay on sale). I wore it for a little while, and it was comfortable. The crew neck is nice and stretchy, making it easy to get on & off. Normally I prefer a V or scoop, but purple is somewhat hard to find I think.

    The only downside is the cuffs are huge! What I did was fold the ribbed part under, and the extra thickness keeps them in place pretty well. I was also thinking that if they don't stay tucked (they did while I was wearing it briefly), I could always have the tailor tack them. So I believe it's staying ...
     
  2. twistelette

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    Betina: I'd never think of floral tights, those look really cool. They remind me a little of your Prada sunnies, for some reasong :)

    Ta-ta: glad the sweater arrived and seems to live up to the expectations!

    As for me, yesterday I pulled my big fluffy long Acne cardigan out of my closet, wore it with some old woolen Humanoid leggings, a simple t-shirt, and an old Isabel Marant belt. I got this cardigan in dark brown/aubergine last year, and last spring I found it in black at a thrift store (!!). Really cosy, I expect I'll be wearing some version of this outfit a lot in the coming months... can't wait :heart:
     
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    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ Sounds nice ... I have a couple nice belts I no longer wear, maybe you would like them?
     
  4. twistelette

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    what a generous offer, yes please! I'll DM you.
     
  5. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ I will send you some pix when I get a chance ... just got back from San Diego, still getting unpacked and organized, plus there's everything I need to do before Thanksgiving and my vacation in 2 weeks, both work and my own stuff :)

    Just stopped by to give a Yoox update ... the cashmere sweater I had in my dream box has disappeared ... not shown as sold out, just gone. I've seen this happen before ... the item eventually popped back in. I ended up ordering one black top and one white T that were actually marked down this time ... will see how they fit. The black top has aluminum beading. Shhhhh ... these are from Roberto Cavalli and DSquared :rofl:

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  6. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    PS Ordered one more item pre-Black Friday during 40% off tops ...

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  7. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    Just stopped by to mention that my first order arrived and was something of a bust--dropped the box off at UPS today. I really liked both items, but neither fit well. The T just didn't fit, while the black top was less flattering than I'd like.

    I was excited to see they offer exchanges now, which I think is new (or maybe there's just never been an exchange option for me before??), so I exchanged for a larger size of the black top. I love the deco beading (which is 2-tone), but the fabric has a silky texture and no structure. We'll see how it works in the larger size ... I need some drape and flow!

    Anyone else shopping the sales ... Nymphaea?

    I'm thinking about my wishlist for next year. (Something I likely shouldn't be doing, since I've already bought many of my 2020 pieces. I plan to take a shopping hiatus for about 3 months now, and do a little shopping in the spring.) I've noticed here in the transitional weather that I am short of 3/4 sleeve pieces that don't need layering (I have a couple cardigans)--basically I am down to just one sweater, the coral one. So I'm looking for one or two more 3/4 pieces. These are useful not just in spring and fall, but also on warm winter days. I also am thinking about another pair of Birkenstocks ...

    PS twistelette, I have pix for you of the belts, but for some reason I can't attach them to a PM. If you'll send me your e-mail, I'll forward them ...
     
  8. Betinapple

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    Thank you! And indeed - really loving the lilac colour on your sweater.

    @twistelette: I did not think of that, but I can see what you mean! Maybe a combination for next summer. Your cardigan+belt combo sounds really nice (and warm!)

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    I haven't put much thought into my 2020 wishlist yet - at this point I don't have any obvious gaps or things that need replacing. I still haven't managed to find a pair of shoes for the very brief period between "boot weather" and "sandal weater", maybe next year? I think I am ready for ballet flats again - maybe something slightly pointy.

    Instead I've spent the last months decluttering. I am starting a new job in the new year, and will be moving as well (= less closet space), so I have sold a few items that I probably wont be wearing much in the future, and donated some as well. I did however finally manage to buy a pair of basic black pants. I had pretty much given up on the idea as I hate pant-shopping, but ended up finding a pair at a local store having a clearance sale. Only pair in the store I liked, 70% off and fits like a glove. Works really well with the boots I bought earlier this fall.

    Pics via zalando.dk (shown in green - difficult to see the detailing on the black)

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    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ Check out your shopping karma :bounce:

    I wore my rose gold Converse today ... maybe something like that would be a good transitional shoe for you. A difficult concept to wrap my mind around ... our climates are so different ;)
     
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    Betinapple Well-Known Member

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    Defintely can't complain!

    How are your newest purchases working out?

    I actually have a pair of black hi top converse, but they are not that good for my feet, and I was thinking about something a bit more "dressy" (I can see how the rosegold would help that, though :flower: ), perhaps a ballet flat, a brogue or a pair of mules.
     
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    Well ... :mellow: I have returned all three of my Yoox purchases from last month, and said I wanted to exchange one.

    Supposedly it shipped on the 16th, but I could see from the tracking that it never left, because UPS never received it. I had to contact them about the problem, which they say was a 'shipping error' and my existing order cannot be fixed because they have already 'received it as a return.' So the item is back in their inventory (having I'm sure never left the building) at more than twice the price I paid, and they have both the shirt and my money.

    I called them, and they explained the refund has been issued, I just can't see it yet (including on their own system, where nothing has changed). But of course, the refund is NOT what I asked for.

    To me this is utterly ridiculous. It is 100% their error and they acknowledge that. But they have to get 'higher level' approval to simply make it right, and they were too lazy to do that on their own. I had to explain that as a customer for 7 years who has placed about 20 orders, I deserve better than that. So now I have to wait 24 hours for the results of the escalation.
    What I have to say is they better not screw me over :boxer:

    I'm wearing the coral sweater I ordered last May as I type, and I'm really enjoying that.
     
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    I'm happy to report that it appears they are now seeing things my way and say they will match the price ;) I reordered the black T today, and also added this white one ... will see how these work. (The white T has that overlapping detail effect in the back.)

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    PS I see I've actually placed 33 Yoox orders now ;)
     

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