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HOC winter thread. The cool and clear chat continues. Part 4.

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QueenCardigan Sun 03-Aug-14 20:03:35

Following on from part 3.

If you're a winter then come and join us for chat and links about clothes/bags/make up/hair....

ThePerfectNegroni Sun 03-Aug-14 20:11:09

Marking my place! Can't believe we have steamed ahead into part 4. Either there are more winters than other shades or we are all shopping too much!

Queen What shade was the nail polish in M&S? It just takes you to an overview of all the shades. And you bought another cardigan? Shock horror, I don't believe it! How many crew neck cardies do you own?

SorrelForbes Sun 03-Aug-14 20:42:04

I like that first Next link. On my list.

pinkflaming0 Sun 03-Aug-14 20:56:35

I fancy this green perfect shirt from Next. I have it in white and black and, for me, it is the perfect fit.

The shell top looks good too.

ThePerfectNegroni Sun 03-Aug-14 21:09:38

That shirt is lovely *Pink Flamingo*- how does it fit over the bust? I'm a 32E- would it gape?

carrie74 Sun 03-Aug-14 21:14:29

Love the look of the perfect shirt PF, may look into that. My perfect white shirt is at least 10 years old from Thomas Pink (I had a friend who used to work there and she got H and I some fab discounts). It really needs replacing. I really like the trousers it's pictured with too (but not the polyester content...).

QueenCardigan Sun 03-Aug-14 21:47:23

perfect it's royal purple. And yes, I own a few crew neck cardis grin. In my defence they are worn everyday as I don't tend to wear jumpers so they all get worn.

The green in next really did look perfect. It's so rare to see emerald. There were also some pointy flats that I tried on but points just do not suit me at all.

pinkflaming0 Sun 03-Aug-14 21:52:37

perfect I'm a 30DD and a size 10 is just right on me. Fitted at the waist too which is good as I often find waist too big and/or too high in fitted clothes.

IsItFridayYetPlease Sun 03-Aug-14 22:02:23

Hi fooogle another gamine here. I've found these gamine pinterest pages useful as a starting point:

Plus Polyvore

GingerLemonTea Sun 03-Aug-14 23:18:21

Like the look of the Berrylisious shade of polish on that range.

fooogle Mon 04-Aug-14 07:28:59

Thanks fri, being lazy what does gamine kind of translate to? Masculine? French? Neat?
I'm only self diagnosing by the way so could be a faux gamine grin

IsItFridayYetPlease Mon 04-Aug-14 08:14:14

I look at gamine as boyish (but ladylike if that makes sense), French influence, neat and fitted. I found this definition although I'm not 100% convinced on some of her outfit choices.

ItHasANiceRingWhenYouLaugh Mon 04-Aug-14 08:56:43

Marking place. Currently en vacances in Paris so will see if I can find any examples of gamine here. grin

QueenCardigan Mon 04-Aug-14 10:36:51

You're likely to be a combination of gamine plus something else. travelincolour is pure gamine so if you follow the summer thread see what styles she picks.

fooogle Mon 04-Aug-14 12:18:29

Yes, def not sure I am total gamine. Find it Gard to think that clothes ever just sit in one camp and wouldn't look god on all manner of folk. I'm interested in the scale thing though in terms of the style day and what proportions suit people. You ever looked at the Imogen something or other blog? Quite interesting in parts (will find link, am on phone)!

fooogle Mon 04-Aug-14 12:19:17

Find it Gard?! shock = hard!

pinkflaming0 Mon 04-Aug-14 18:57:19

What do we think of this bag - is it wintery?

pinkflaming0 Mon 04-Aug-14 19:34:50

Did the style quiz linked to in part 3 and came out as a Dramatic Classic. I'd always shied away from Dramatic (sounds too Cher!) and Classic (sounds too traditional) but having googled Dramatic Classic it's definitely me - very impressed.

Explains why however hard I try I really can't 'do' the biker jacket thing. Sounds good, looks good on other people but, on me - meh.

I really struggle with casual jackets - am wearing my grey jersey blazer to death and wish I could find similar in navy, black or other winter colours.

fooogle Mon 04-Aug-14 19:40:11 think biker jackets still in this winter?
This one annoyingly was brassy zip etc...
Quite a few other winter things in gap I saw today.
Quite like that bag pink though I'd fill it with too much!
Just had a pretty gaminey bob I think. Not sure I love it but it was at Vidal Sassoon training place so you kinda get what you're given!
Resisted 'mac red' lippy purchase. Anyone have that one?

fooogle Mon 04-Aug-14 19:42:09

Funny you posted about a biker as I did! I'm not sure I can pull off biker, is that the classic bit of you?

fooogle Mon 04-Aug-14 19:43:18

the blog I mentioned earlier

GingerLemonTea Mon 04-Aug-14 20:08:24

Can someone link the style quiz again please?

MrPop Mon 04-Aug-14 21:14:02

pink I like that M and S bag, it is actually on my list of things to buy this AW (once they have a 20% off day). I have seen it in the flesh and think it is nice, definitely winter I would say, it is a dark purple / aubergine colour.

When I looked at the categories posted on a link in the last thread (not sure if that was the quiz or not) I identified with romantic and natural. Not sure what look that would translate to IRL though!

Fooogle I think biker jackets are a classic now. Which colour are you interested in? I think either the light one or the lack one would work better than the mid grey one.

My hush fuchsia maxi arrived and has gone back. It was too small, though a nice dress. The pink was lighter than I expected, I didn't compare it to our swatches though. Hush now has v low sale prices though a lot is sold out.

Lovely emerald green links.

ThePerfectNegroni Mon 04-Aug-14 21:17:37

MrPop- I am a natural romantic, I'll PM you the style notes.

MrPop Mon 04-Aug-14 21:26:56

Thanks Perfect. Do you have a pin board too? I looked at the notes and wonder if I do have it right as I think I am less 'girly' than natural romantic sounds.

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