What do I wear?...the sequel

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PRlady, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    It's either sparkles or ruffles. The style these days is High Baroque Ungapatche. Ick.

    However, I had a great experience yesterday. You know when you have an item of clothing you really like and you can't give it up and you shove it in the back of the closet in case it ever comes back into style?

    I was wearing a black dress to a party last night and was about to put on my old dress coat that I hate and that is slated for replacement in the after Xmas sales. There in the back of the coat closet was a big fuzzy black angora cardigan with sparkly buttons and a fake fur collar. Put it on, it looked fabulous with my black velvet (but practical! they're Isotoner!) gloves.

    I think I bought it in 1998. I was definitely still dating now-ex-husband. It's back in style! :cheer2:
  2. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I bet you looked fabulous!
    Hooray for "recycled style".
  3. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    It's going to Croatia with me. I plan on standing next to Tarasova and giving her a run for the money. :lol:
  4. skatesindreams

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  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I have a confession to make: been reading Choupette Lagerfeld's Twitter feed and liking it...

    For those who don't know, Choupette is Karl Lagerfeld's cat who, besides having two personal maids, has a Twitter account, sort of. :cat:
  6. myhoneyhoney

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    I'm late here but cruisin, the dress and shoes are GORGEOUS!!!!! BTW, if you buy from zappos and the shoes aren't perfect, they have very easy and free returns.
  7. cruisin

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    Thanks, but did you see the right dress. The site has changed and it's now #33 style #6860. I'm going to start looking for shoes again soon. I have the ones from Saks, just in case. I'm hoping I'll find more navy options with the spring lines coming in. The problem is I need a very dark navy, a dress shoe, and a heel no higher than 2.5" for the dress. Most of what I've seen is either too royal, has a stacked heel, or the heel is too high. I was hoping I could wear a pair of platinum shoes I already have. but, I tried them with the dress and it was :scream: - NO!
  8. myhoneyhoney

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    Yes, I kept scrolling until I found the dress # and when I saw it, I remember you posting about it before. It's stunning. As for shoes, I wish I could be more helpful, I'm just not that fashionable... I'm all about jeans or my gym clothes :lol: Well, I remember the all the rave about nude pumps... how about pretty nude formal pumps with med. heels?
  9. cruisin

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    Nude would be fine with a short navy dress. But, long needs something darker. FWIW, I'm a jeans person too. I am definitely a fashion person, but jeans are my world :lol:.
  10. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    The good news is that I discovered a comfortable, supportive minimizing bra on sale for $23. A Bali, forty dollars less than a comparable Wacoal.

    The bad news is that I'm replacing all my bras because I am unquestionably now a 36DDD. And when I see the doctor on January 16 I am praying that I will qualify for surgery. My stepsister showed me her "results" yesterday and after three years she has barely any scarring -- and she was a particularly tough case having already had her chest cracked for bypass surgery.

    In other words, I have really had it. :(
  11. cruisin

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    If you have back, neck pains and shoulder problems, you can usually get insurance to pay for reduction.
  12. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    A darker pewter color should work.
  13. cruisin

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    Absolutely. The only problem with pewter, is that all of the ones I've seen have really high heels. They tend to be more fashion forward. So far, the navy ones I ordered are the best, and I really do like them. I just would rather not pay so much for a pair of navy satin shoes. If they were a neutral leather, I wouldn't mind, because I'd get more use out of them. I'm hoping that navy, pewter, or another good darker color will appear in spring lines with a 2 1/2" heel, for less $$. The dress won't allow for a higher heel.
  14. *Jen*

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    I feel your pain :(

    If you want to reduce the pain until the surgery, you should try shopping on UK websites and going for a totally different size. IIRC, you were in a 34 band and a 36 is likely to be miles too loose. The tighter the band, the more pressure it takes off your shoulders. The looser the band, the more the straps dig in and your shoulders kill. Measure yourself around your rib cage - your band size should be the same as your rib measurement. I didn't know that before moving to the UK where 28 and 30 bands are readily available and the alphabet goes beyond a D. Australia is just like the US in terms of what's available, and it just means that nearly everyone is wearing the wrong size and going through unnecessary pain because lingerie companies have changes how they make bras, but not told anyone :wall:
  15. cruisin

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    PRLady, I was at the mall today. Stopped to visit a young lady who works at Neiman Marcus. She knows my daughter and she is also getting married. There was a lady she was helping who joined in our conversation about my daughter's and Julie's wedding plans. We were discussing how hard it is for Moms to find a dress. And she said she is just not an ungapatche kind of person. I was so excited that I knew what it meant :lol:!
  16. PRlady

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    FSU: Disseminating multi-cultural knowledge for ten years. :cheer2:

    I tried a 34 in several styles and companies -- too tight. This is definitely the right size, I am much more comfortable with the added D. Except psychologically.
  17. cruisin

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    :cheer2::cheer2: Absolutely! Feel free to use gavone any time. Though gavone is not very complimentary :D

    Are you comfortable physically? I hate my saggy boobs, but they really are not causing much pain. I do have trenches in my shoulders. But that's because the bands of bras never fit right. So, the straps have to be really tight. If you have back or neck pain, you should do it.
  18. skatesindreams

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    I'm pleased to report that my niece found her "perfect" wedding gown!

    It was a different silhouette than she believed she would choose, though.
    The slender "fit and flare" that was her initial preference was not flattering. She has a good figure; but, over-developed hips and thighs from many years of competitive soccer.
    The 10 dresses she tried at shop #1 left her depressed and wondering if she would find anything.

    Shop #2 was completely different. More high-quality choices, with no "mass-market" designs. She had many more options, a good idea of what wouldn't work for her; and most important, the ideal consultant to assist. It took several more tries before finding "the one" that made her glow from within, the moment she put it on:

    Candlelight ivory duchesse satin. A full skirt with natural waistline, small crystal-embellished buttons going all the way down the back, ending in a chapel-length train.
    A lace bodice with a square neckline. and cap sleeves. A medallion at the right side of the waist provides just enough "bling".
    She chose a fingertip-length veil, with the same crystal embellishment as on the buttons.

    Tammy looked stunning! It's a truly "regal" gown.
    She said that she "felt like a bride"; yet completely comfortable. The longer she wore it, the more obvious it was that this was "her dress".
    I'll share pictures, after the minor alterations are complete.

    It was a pleasure to be asked to participate; and share the occasion with her mother.
    I'm still debating over what I'll wear!
  19. cruisin

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    Yay! I'm thrilled for your niece. Is there a website photo for the designer? Can't wait to see!
  20. skatesindreams

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    I'll see if I can locate one.
  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    You all need to see this. Someone please change his diaper!
  22. cruisin

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    Somebody please tell him he looks like an idiot.
  23. skatesindreams

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  24. cruisin

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    WEDDING UPDATE!

    My dress came in today. I ordered it in navy and it's beautiful! It will need some alteration, even though they ordered it to my measurements (which are not normal :lol:). First time in my life I ever put a dress on that was too long! It will need to be shortened a bit. And the lining needs to be taken in, it's buckling under the lace. But, I'm very happy! I decided to keep the Stuart Weitzman shoes. They are beyond comfortable and I am over the cost now :lol:. My daughter's dress comes in in June and then it's full steam ahead. We have the date, the place, daughter's dress, my dress, bridesmaids dresses, photographer, band, the venue has an in house florist and makes the cake (so that's set), engagement photos were taken and the save the dates went out. Hotel has been blocked. Shower is scheduled for June. Now they have to register, been on them to do that for months now - Grrrr :lol:! Flower girl should be going for a dress in April. Guys will go for tuxes soon. Need to do the formal invitations. Need to find a hair person. Our stylist doesn't do weddings. Everyone doing their own make-up. Hate when brides look like someone else, with tons of unnatural make-up.
  25. skatesindreams

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    I'm leaving for my niece's wedding at about Noon, tomorrow.
    Pre-wedding celebration tomorrow night.

    Wedding and reception Saturday, here:
    http://www.digclub.org/services.html

    Home, Sunday,
    Looking forward to being there, and celebrating with Tammy!
  26. cruisin

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    It looks lovely! Have a wonderful time. Lots of good wishes for Tammy and her groom. May they have a life filled with love, health, & happiness.
  27. *Jen*

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    I need shoe help! And who better to ask?

    I am going to buy some ankle boots to wear with jeans and see me through the warm summer months. Ha! English summer, so...cool summer months ;) The question is....suede or leather? AND...black or tan?

    Such decisions :drama:
  28. cruisin

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    My opinion: Suede is more wintery, and it is harder to keep clean. You can spray them, but water can still spot them, and the spray can darken the suede. If you don't have black booties already, I would go for black - they are a staple. Tan is nice, if you already have black. But black is seasonless and goes with everything.
  29. skatesindreams

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    My thinking, as well.
    There are such a variety of "booties" available now.
    You'll have many options.
  30. *Jen*

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    There's actually no variety where I am. I'm looking through an online sale of last season's stuff...stores are well into their summer collections here now!
  31. IceAlisa

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    I always think of shoes this way: do they elongate the line of my leg? If your jeans flare from the knee, it doesn't really matter as your booties will hidden from view most of the time. But if the jeans are skinny, think of it this way: a dark wash calls for black boots, a lighter wash--tan.
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  32. PrincessLeppard

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    In London, I would definitely go with leather. I never wore my suede shoes in London.
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    i am hard on shoes and cant keep anything suede like decent looking for more than 10 minutes
  34. myhoneyhoney

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    Where to find booties in the "off season"? Zappos.com! Yes, I ♥ zappos, can't you guys tell?
  35. *Jen*

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    I wore black suede wedges to work nearly every day last summer. But I know what you mean :shuffle:

    I'm horrifically hard on shoes too...I think leather is winning!

    Sadly, not such a great site for me. International shipping is a nightmare!
  36. cruisin

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    I think that answers your question about color. Black seems to be a got to for you. I would go with the black leather.
  37. *Jen*

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    Not necessarily. That was for work. I can guarantee that the boots I'm looking at would never be worn to work anyway :lol:

    Everyone here is saying black leather. All my other friends are saying tan suede. Is the universe suggesting I get both?
  38. skatesindreams

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    If you can find shoes that you want, at a price you want to pay, certainly!
  39. cruisin

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    :lol: You are asking the wrong person (in me). I would get black, dark brown, and tan. But, I shy away from suede. It will show marks and it stretches out more than leather. Show us the boots you're looking at, please :).
  40. PRlady

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