What do I wear?...the sequel

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

  1. IceAlisa

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  2. PRlady

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    :rofl: That's a specialty store for women with the problem you said you didn't have upthread. You don't need to spend the money for that.

    And Banana often has in stores what it doesn't have online, and I know for sure there's one in Union Square. :)
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  4. IceAlisa

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    Thanks, I like the idea of silk. I do have to pick up a pair of pants that were altered at Nordstrom, may be I will stop by BR. :)
  5. cruisin

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    He used to cut less curvy, years ago. But, I don't come in at the waist and don't go out at the hips. So, what fits my waist is too big in the hips and what fits my hips, I can't close at the waist. I can wear Elie Tahari tops, jackets, and dresses. But not pants or skirts.

    Thanks! I tried it on in a print, today http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/...y?ID=631499&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results , for size. And it fits really well. I don't love the print though, it takes away from the detail in the ruching. And it's not as classic. I think I will wind up ordering it, now that I know what size to get.

    I am going to go for the obsidian. obsidian, to me, is black (as in the igneous rock with the same name :)). The dress, in obsidian looked more eggplant colored, on line. So, I called DVF and asked them what color the obsidian actually is. It is eggplant, which I do like better than the maroon. I just didn't want another black dress. So, obsidian it is!


    Yes, we want photos! :)


    It's not quite as long as it appears. It came to about 1" below my knee. What I really like about it, is that it makes me look like I have some curves (namely a butt! :lol:)

    These are a little pricey, but Theory makes really nice shirts:

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Theor...ements%3D&eItemId=prod149280115&cmCat=product http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/theory-...tegoryid=0&fashionColor=WHITE&resultback=1043
  6. PRlady

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    Yeah, there was a Theory sleeveless shirt, that was on sale. Really nice, but I can't find it now :(. The reason I went to Theory was because IceAlisa said fitted with some stretch. But, they are crazy expensive for a sleeveless shirt, have to find them on sale. Your selections are great.
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  8. skatesindreams

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    I like all of PRlady's options.
  9. IceAlisa

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    Thanks, PRLady. I like the first choice with the lace insets. I might get it.
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    Do you have them on speed dial? :lol:

    For fitted shirts with a little stretch, I kid you not - Express. Some of their shirts are near dupes for Theory, at a small fraction of the price.
  11. IceAlisa

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    Why not Express? After all it's only cotton with some stretchy fabric. Thanks, will check it out, BB.
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    No, but I do have DVF bookmarked. :lol:

    I am sure that Express shirts are great, but I refuse to go into the store. I had a really awful experience there several years ago. I got hurt pretty badly with a theft sensor pin, that had pierced the inside. I got a really bad gash on my leg. The sales person and the store manager totally blew me off and were beyond rude. I wasn't even making a big deal about my leg bleeding all over the place. I just thought they should remove the sensor before someone else got hurt. It was so unpleasant that I called Express to complain, they were just as rude. So, I vowed never to give them a penny, ever again. I know it seems silly, but, I just can't go there.
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    cruisin - I'd boycott them, too, if I had that experience. Even without such an incident, though, their customer service is lousy. It was better when they were part of Limited.
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    Neiman got the Obsidian dress, in the store. I went, today, to try it on. I don't know what they did with this dress! DVF is always very good with showing the dress exactly as it is. But this one :confused:. It is about 6" shorter than the photo suggests. The sleeves are an inch above my wrists. The fabric is soooooo thin that it shows hair follicles :lol:. It is extremely tight in the waist and hips (and being hipless, nothing is too tight on my hips!), and way too big in the shoulders. Just fit horribly! Even the saleswoman was :confused:. However, the printed one looked incredible on and fit like the photo showed. Go figure. So, I got the print one at Bloomingdales - 15% off and used my Bloomies points. So, the $425 dress cost me $110. I'd say that was a win/win deal!
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    I'm sorry that the "Obsidian" DVF disappointed; but, I'm happy that the other one worked for you.
    A great deal, as well!

    One never knows who/where the dresses are actually sewn.
    That may explain the fit issues with the one you thought would be "perfect".
  16. cruisin

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    Thanks! :)

    Thing is DVF is usually pretty consistent with fit. The sizing is not always the same, sometimes I need a 2, sometimes I need a 6. But the proportion is usually spot on. But, this dress is just completely off from what they are showing. The odd thing is that the print one, which is a cotton knit, is cut like the photo. the other strange thing is that the print one is cotton and the obisdian one is wool (both knits), but the cotton one has more body and a better hand than the wool.

    You're right, though, you never know!

    The obsidian one, just might work for IceAlissa. She loved it and thought it would be too long for her. It would probably be perfect for her.
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    Well, I'm also sad to report I think I have to take the Tahari jacket back to Saks. :(

    It's too big in the shoulders and if I get the medium it will be too small in the boobs. Story of my life.

    Also, and my bratty but accurate daughter just had to point this out, on a young woman, it's cool and chic. On me it's sort of grandmotherly, almost too ungapatz for me to get much use out of it.

    And I need the money anyway.
  18. cruisin

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    Tell your lovely and wonderful daughter, that while she may be brilliant, on this point she is incorrect :). That jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and a white tee shirt, or really dark wider legged, high waisted jeans with a solid blouse - stunning, not grannyish at all. Of course I'd wear that with 4.5" heels!

    But, fit is a whole other thing. Maybe she just said that to make you feel better about not keeping it.
  19. skatesindreams

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    Sorry that the jacket didn't work out, PRlady.
    There is likely a better - and cheaper - alternative; waiting for you to find it!
  20. IceAlisa

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    What's ungapatz?
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  22. IceAlisa

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    They did, they did. My grandparents spoke Yiddish when they didn't want me to understand. It worked. :shuffle:


    Thanks, what a great word. Which syllable is accented?
  23. my little pony

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    i want to try on the ungapatz jacket
  24. skatesindreams

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    Perfect to describe some figure skating costumes!
  25. IceAlisa

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    Absolutely. It's an awesome word. Will try to remember and use once the season starts. :p
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    I guess the closet thing in English with the same meaning is "gaudy". I like the Yiddish word better! Let's get it in Webster's next year.
  27. IceAlisa

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    Great idea! :mitchell:
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    IceAlisa, did you see my post about the DVF dress? It may be perfect for you! Shorter than pictured and would look much better on your younger body :)
  29. IceAlisa

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    Yes, thanks cruisin! It's beautiful but I have so many dresses that there is no excuse for buying this one.
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    The first one. UNgahpatchka.

    My daughter learned that word early...In our house it was used as follows:

    "That's too ungahpatchka to wear around here. I'll save it for when we go to Margate (Jersey shore.)"

    Most infamously used for the sequined tank top that ended up with Southpaw. :rofl:

    Well, unless you find a small, don't bother. As I said, the large was too big on me everywhere but the boobs.

    Which reminds me of a dire complaint. I wanted to get another low-cut bra and ordered one on sale from Bare Necessities. PRkid pointed out it was actually too small in the cups, they were overflowing. So at her insistence I ordered another one, from my go-to company Wacoal this time, in a 36DDD.

    It fits perfectly.

    I am a topheavy freak. :(
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    NAh, Wacoal runs a bit smaller in the cup. And I wear a 32DD. I look smaller than a DD, because my rib cage is so small. But, I have trenches in my shoulders.
  33. IceAlisa

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    PRLady, thanks for the Yiddish lesson and the Anthro link. I could certainly use a cropped jacket, hopefully in black or navy. I am into power colors again now that summer is almost over (or never really arrived here).
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    I see you as more of an Anthro type than mlp, although you're about the same size and age. You're more whimsical than she is, I think if someone tried to put "whimsical" on her she would shoot it.

    And yes, I know Wacoal runs small because my 36DD Olgas and Balis are too big or fit properly.
  35. Aceon6

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    Jumped on L&T this morning to see the Project Runway stuff, specifically Gordana's, Mondo's and Korto's. I thought I'd prefer Mondo's, but I didn't like the back. I ordered Korto's with a double dip L&T promotion code that will be displayed if you have an L&T account. Fingers crossed that it fits.
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    I'd order Korto's dress, if I thought it would fit me.
    I'm small on top and slightly larger on the bottom.
    Dresses usually don't flatter me.

    That one looks as though it would be difficult to alter.
    Hoping it fits you, Aceon6!
  37. Aceon6

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    It seems that the waistline is high enough, so I'm taking a chance. I'm smaller on top, too, but not that far off a straight size.
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    I like Mondo' dress, but the hem is weird. It could be a bit longer, and it isn't even.
  39. Aceon6

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    Looks like the first run of the PR collection is sold out in many sizes. The website now says that they can't guarantee shipping in 5 days. One of my co-workers was ordering for the same party I'm going to. Luckily, she chose Gordana's.
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    Please report on the dress after you receive it. Aceon6.
    I'm particularly interested in the fit and workmanship.