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 :smile: 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 :smile:

    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?
     
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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 :smile:

    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

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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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    ^ 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 :wink:
     
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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.
     
  12. fashionista-ta

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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 :wink: 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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  13. fashionista-ta

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    PS I see I've actually placed 33 Yoox orders now :wink:
     
  14. fashionista-ta

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    Just stopped by to mention that from my last order, I decided to keep the black top and return the white one. Also this week Yoox finally marked down this sweater to the price I was willing to pay, and I snapped it up ... this is going to be a very helpful addition, because I need a neutral pullover.

    Anyone else shopping the sales?

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  15. fashionista-ta

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    I feel like I am talking to myself :wink: Anyone else still alive and kicking here?

    Proving once again the danger of 'just looking,' I found a unicorn on Yoox and ordered it this past weekend. I was looking at what I hadn't seen in Brunello Cucinelli when I found this dress. Brunello black.jpg Black is somewhat of a rarity for this line--Brunello himself is not a believer in black. The dress has (and no doubt needs) a slip lining, and I'm not certain how that will fit ... but I'll find out. This is the only dress from this line I've found in my size and wanted to try, so I figured I'd better not wait.

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  16. Nymphaea

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    ^LOL! Still alive and kicking. Hope you guys are all well. I'm busy with searching a house to buy while the number of houses are at a all time low and prices are soaring, not funny. :cry:
    Really nice dress, hopefully just as nice in real life.

    I looked at my list op 2019 and I only bought one clothing item: cheap green shorts. :D
    The rest of my 2019 list:
    - Hermes (H) 2002 wallet
    - Handmade gold earrings
    - H Clic 16 wallet/crossbody bag
    - H belt
    I sewed myself jogging pants in black leather.

    This year so far I bought a pair of high top Rick sneakers:
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    Wishlist:
    - Some H items like a Clic mini card wallet / Kelly to go / Azap large with strap
    - Jil Sander coat
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    - Would like to make a long leather pencil skirt

    Lets see what this year brings. Going to Antwerp/Brussels in 1 week and during Spring I will be visiting Paris again. Hopefully I see something nice. So far my wardrobe is rather perfect and needs only special items and also fashion isn't that exciting and therefore keeps my spending low and I'm totally fine with that. Yay!
     
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    ^ Thank you, and very nice to see you kicking :wink: Houses are lovely ... I hope you find something perfect (actually, I know you will).

    So impressed that you made leather joggers!!! Would love to see pix. Also interested to hear about sourcing the leather.

    I imagine there are Hermes boutiques in both places you're going? LaurieAnn is a big fan, I'm sure you guys would have lots to talk about :smile:

    Please give us a trip report after Antwerp!

    On my wish list ...

    White Ts
    Another 3/4 sleeve top or sweater (don't have enough for in between weather)
    Another pair of Birkenstocks--shearling? Rick Owens?
    Possibly another SS black top, more plain
     
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  18. Fewormany

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    That dress looks really great ta-ta, hopefully it will be just as great in real life.
    And enjoy Antwerp Nymphea, lovely city to visit. I should go there again soon, haven't been there in a few years. Also, I'm very jealous of your ability to make your own clothing!

    In the winter sales I got two pair of pants , one slightly cropped tapered Prince of Wales check, the other is a navy blue wool melange drawstring joggers. I've been getting a lot of wear out of both so far. The joggers turn out to be workplace proof when worn with a white or dark blue shirt tucked in.
    I also got two heavy knit (preloved) sweaters, one cream waffle/cable knit and one tan with a shawl collar. Haven't been able to wear them much because of the extremely mild winter, climate change is real. :judge:
     
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    Thanks guys! :flower:
    I guess I'm a bit or a lot spoiled with visiting Paris every year so Antwerp/Brussels was a bit of a let down, but enjoyed it. Yes, also visited Hermes, but nothing interesting there. Their inventory was pretty low especially Antwerp + I'm very picky! I could easily supply them with a wishlist to produce lol.

    The joggers are made of horse leather from a store that sells mainly orthopedic leathers. There are a few other leather stores, but the quality isn't that good. I wanted a leather that was a bit sturdy but not too much. Lambskin was rather light and elastic, calf leather too heavy and had much grain. Horse is mostly smooth with a bit of sturdiness. And joggers are so comfy! :D
     
  20. fashionista-ta

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    ^ Gracious, horse leather ... well, I have shoes that are kangaroo :innocent: And talk about stretchy ...
    Sorry to hear that about Antwerp! Back to Paris then! :magic:

    Thanks, fewormany :smile: The dress arrived ... the sequinned knit is basically identical to my purple sweater. The weight of the metal trim does a nice job making sure everything falls as it should and stays straight. I really like the back detail at the neck, the length, comfort, etc. I'm not sure how flattering the pooling above the hips is, but I decided that I would accept that since the dress doesn't actively call attention to my flaws :ninja:

    Stitch Fix has a new shopping feature where they suggest items to go with what you've kept previously. I've ordered a couple things. So far the polka dot blouse arrived, and I sent it back for a different size. This is fairly similar to the (Dolce & Gabbana) polka dot silk blouse I loved that wore out (this is rayon). I've also been needing a white T and wanting some eyelet, so this should tick both boxes. I'm trying to focus on casual flats to work with my current lifestyle--probably just one pair a year. These look pretty good and I think should work with my high arch. So we'll see what works ...

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