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shopafrolic Thu 18-Oct-12 22:09:57

A continuation of style chat for anyone wanting to talk fashion, new purchases etc.....

Hope you find your way back to us Dona!

shopafrolic Wed 02-Jan-13 14:05:44

Successful if not rather dull order from NaP arrived.
This t-shirt is a lovely brick red colour which really works on me
I am debating whether to keep these as I really need some new skinnies but the gold stitching is new for me. The fit is great, much stretchier than my old Roxannes and the mid rise fit is better for me to post DS:
I might just see if there are any other mid rise Roxannes around before committing.
And this sweatshirt
Am also waiting on some tan Ash Spirals in the sale as I can't find any other brown boots I like the look of- they seem very similar to the Jalouse though......

DonaAna Wed 02-Jan-13 17:50:23

Like your NAP order Shop, the sweatshirt is adorable! If the jeans are 'maybe' I'd return them if you already have other pairs that you like. I tend not to wear 'maybe' clothes because there are so many others that I really love. Yoox can be good for 7FAM, they don't list styles there but if you know what you need their prices are often very low at sales time.

I'm looking for a big statement necklace - something longer, opera length perhaps. Ideally, a Marni perspex or horn chain, or perhaps a stainless steel or silver multi-strand affair, but I can't find any that I like. I saw some knockoff Marnis on Via Sistina, maybe I'll need to explore them.

My 40th is coming up. I'm considering a big investment, a strand of multicolor Tahitian pearls, but may have to wait until I get to travel to the US.

Late to the party with new year resolutions. I think I'm reasonably style-aware already, but I will try to put on eye shadow more often - makes a difference.

shopafrolic Wed 02-Jan-13 20:25:06

I think you're right Dona the jeans are going back along with a Zoe Karssen t-shirt which I didn't look at closely enough and is 100% viscose with unfinished seams.......
I'm really pleased with the sweatshirt, it is closer to the neck and shorter than I used to wear but looks great.
An investment piece for your 40th sounds great. My watch wasn't such a significant purchase financially, but definitely emotionally and i'm thrilled to have it.
My New Year's Resolutions so far are minor ones. To read more, to visit a gallery at least every two months (I didn't get to ANY last year), and to learn how to use the iPad app Paper. Have you seen it? Do you use it?
It's really quite stunning.........

MarshaBrady Wed 02-Jan-13 21:30:12

Yes that sounds familiar Shop I think we have been using it on holiday and it's great.

Dona love your necklace ideas.

Emo fabulous yellow dress, will look gorgeous on you.

Holiday nearly over, has been quite long!

DonaAna Thu 03-Jan-13 09:44:31

Great app Shop! I don't use it but have a friend who loves it.

I'll join your decision to visit a gallery/ exhibition/museum (edgy galleries a bit sparse in Rome) - I'll make it monthly, if I manage to do it, I will cover 12 sites in a year (=scratch the surface). I love art, and have visited the big three modern art museums here repeatedly, even for openings, but I need to make an effort with the classics. I love carrying a small sketchbook for quick pencil drawings: sketching really helps you see better. I went to a Vermeer exhibition last weekend, sans DC. I'm so used to taking children along that I automatically spotted all animals and children in the paintings (there were lots). Children love art that they can relate to - my 2-y-o seems to love the Madonna & child theme and cupids. I also noticed the fashion bits - the Santa Claus jacket (red velvet with white fur trim) was all the rage among well-to-do Dutch women circa 1660 - the same jacket showed up in half a dozen paintings!

Another project I'd like to embrace this year is learning more about wine. I live in a wine paradise, and would love to learn more about what is out there. I already love perfume, and assessing wine is not all that different - many notes are shared in fact.

I'm wearing my MJ chambray shirt, pearls, MMM leather pencil skirt, deep, dark red lipstick (Chanel Rouge Orage - the darkest shade I can pull off).

I'm waiting for a dull Yoox order. I'm happy with sales this year - no excessive spending, but managed to fill some gaps in my wardrobe.

DonaAna Thu 03-Jan-13 11:46:56

Update: received the Yoox order. MiH black cords much too short, plus corduroy really isn't my thing, unfortunately. Not sure about a pair of indigo J Brands, but the storm blue Goat Library jacket is a definite keeper, the muted blue is one of my best colors and the shape looks good with my old Esprit black coated skinnies.

FritziGreenEyes Thu 03-Jan-13 15:15:21

A bit late but: Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Stylish New Year! mwah!

Have no New Year resolutions whatsoever other than drink more water, sleep more and read more. Dona, I miss your book recommendations smile.

On my wishlist for this year is a fabulous handbag (neutral colour/crossbody/not too structured), a wraparound bracelet and new sunglasses. I also need to replace wardrobe staples like white skinnies, big scarf and charcoal cardi.

Emo76 Thu 03-Jan-13 15:20:30

just to say that Jcrew have 30% extra off sale items using code style2013!

FritziGreenEyes Thu 03-Jan-13 15:36:37

My best buy last season was this Iro jacket.

Dona, love the colour of your Goat cardigan but think the big buttons would look odd on me.

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 17:18:14

Waves at Fritzi - love the Iro!

AV tees have arrived - thanks for sizing tips - they look good, will try on tomorrow. I am selling some Mulberry items on EBay in an effort to make more room, and to only wear things I truly love. Anyone for a coral (they call it watermelon)tree print Muberry oversized scarf then shout!

DonaAna Thu 03-Jan-13 17:53:04

OohFritzi the Iro jacket is superb. It would be structured enough for me too. Love!

My family is mesmerized with the big buttons of the Goat cardigan. DH calls them satellite dishes and the 2-y-o keeps repeating 'gigantic buttons' (pronouncing the big word is a big task for her). If I get tired of the attention, I'll replace them. Working mostly at home, I need clothes that are a bit dressed up (I never get anything done in pajamas), but a suit jacket would be too much. Jersey/knit jackets are a good compromise.

Shop I love everything watermelon but have started to think that I'm not really a scarf person. I have a full drawer of scarves, but mainly wear two, my smoke blue Missoni and a gray / pink Lily & Lionel that goes with my down jacket. I like clean lines in clothing and most scarves are designed to blur and soften. That said, I saw a very stylish Italian woman today wearing head-to-toe black head, the sole exception being a soft cornflower blue monochromatic wool scarf that softly framed her face.

Fritzi I've been reading a lot, have just not wanted to bore people with it, plus also have started reading more in Italian. Right now I have a superb wine book on my nightstand - Great Wine Made Simple by Andrea Immer Robinson. It's a bare basics book, but I think it's the missing piece for me. I've always drunk wine and I've toured countless vineyards from Mendoza to Moldova (not to mention enjoying wine from Long Island and the most horrific sparkling wines known to man in Southern Brazil), but I've never gone through the basics. About time.

I think a neutral bag is the big thing right now. Amber loves her Rocco; I wear my taupe Miss Dior (you can't get more structured than that) everywhere. Hope you'll find the right one. I think MBMJ have some unstructured soft bigger bags that look good and don't break the bank, but am not an expert.

Need to check the J Crew sale, Emo thanks for the code.

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 19:20:31

Half price Ash Bowie Nappa Wax size 37 or 41 anyone?

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 19:22:55

Or even cheaper prune suede all sizes

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 19:23:40


TheSandstoneCat Thu 03-Jan-13 19:49:49

Quickly delurking to ask advice Dona - your beautiful Goat Library, is it true to size or does it come up big/small <must have>

pickledsiblings Thu 03-Jan-13 20:11:35

Dona, sorry to hear that about the cords, I have some TopShop ones and some J Brands winging there way to me.

Shopafrolic, I got some navy Ash Jalouse in the Anna sale - they arrived today and I love them. I am so tempted by the prune Bowies but as I have them in grey I'd better not. Are you tempted by them?

Off to have a look at the J Crew sale...

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 20:16:43

I think I'm to old for them pickled but they seemed such a bargain and I know people love them....... If I was 10 years younger I'd have snapped them up! I also have size 40 feet - not sure how they look on bigger feet?

AmberNectarine Thu 03-Jan-13 20:28:10

Yes I think dona and I are at opposite end of the bag spectrum. Those Diors are beautiful, but quite prim and structured which is not me at all. I love the Stella Falabella but the fact it is plastic and £700 makes me want to cry.

DonaAna Thu 03-Jan-13 20:36:54

Sandstone the blue Goat Library is true to size or actually even on the big side - very loose fitting. My red Goat jacket is cut narrower and more close-fitting. Goat have a website, worth checking, as they have lots on sale there too.

I decided to keep the J Brands. They are very dark indigo narrow-cut straight legs, and really long - but I realized I can update my wedge desert boots (the grandma version of Bowies grin) with them (they cover the laces - I'm not wild about laces). I still see chunky wedge boots everywhere in fashion pics, and they are so comfy.

Pickled hope your cords will fit better. Mine would have required perfectly matched ankle boots, I don't wear cropped shapes well.

Love the links btw - this is a great time to stock up. But I'm resting my eyes on new season stuff from Matches - the Balenciaga edit icy pastels are pure eye porn.

Shop wedge sneaker is actually a good shape for big feet (mine are 41). Basic trigonometry, the heel shortens your footprint. I wear wedge heels for that reason, don't need the extra height but like the way the enhance my legs and silhouette plus they are comfy for long-distance walking. I saw a stunning tall girl who definitely was a model (surely with 41/42 feet) wearing and all-black outfit and cobalt Ash/Marant sneakers at Rome airport before Christmas - everything else was very pared-down and minimalistic, the sneakers were the focal point, gorgeous look.

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 20:46:00

<heads off to take another look at wedges on Anna website> grin

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 20:52:08

pickled am slowly being sucked into thinking about the Prune Bowies. Is sizing big the same as with Jalouse? I am usually a 7.5 so wear a 40 in the Jalouse........
DH at the cinema tonight - I should never be left alone with my iPad and debit card......

pickledsiblings Thu 03-Jan-13 20:56:00

Dona, thanks for that Balenciaga link, lots of beautiful things there.

shop, those wedges really are incredibly comfy and they're quite slimline, probably as elegant as you can get in a wedge trainer in terms of their silhouette

pickledsiblings Thu 03-Jan-13 20:57:12

x posts - yes to sizing being the same.

DonaAna Thu 03-Jan-13 21:08:22

I really really like the prune Bowies. Go Shop go! <tempted, but you don't want to know how many shoes I own already>

shopafrolic Thu 03-Jan-13 21:09:11

I'm trying!! The website keeps throwing me out! It's a sign???

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