What do I wear?...the sequel

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

  1. PRlady

    PRlady Who gives a fig?

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  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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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?
     
  3. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i want to try on the ungapatz jacket
     
  4. skatesindreams

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    Perfect to describe some figure skating costumes!
     
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Absolutely. It's an awesome word. Will try to remember and use once the season starts. :p
     
  6. madm

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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.
     
  7. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Great idea! :mitchell:
     
  8. cruisin

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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 :)
     
  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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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.
     
  10. PRlady

    PRlady Who gives a fig?

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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. :(
     
  11. PRlady

    PRlady Who gives a fig?

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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.
     
  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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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).
     
  14. PRlady

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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.
     
  15. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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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.
     
  16. skatesindreams

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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!
     
  17. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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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.
     
  18. cruisin

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    I like Mondo' dress, but the hem is weird. It could be a bit longer, and it isn't even.
     
  19. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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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.
     
  20. skatesindreams

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    Please report on the dress after you receive it. Aceon6.
    I'm particularly interested in the fit and workmanship.
     
  21. IceAlisa

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    Huh. I don't see myself as a whimsical dresser. I guess I like being trendy and like the way cropped jackets look on me with form fitting pants or jeans. Picture classically cut form fitting dark cropped jacket a flimsy white shirt and a well-fitting dark wash jeans with either wedge shoes or boots, depending on the occasion. IMO, that's trendy rather than whimsical. So far that cream lace dress is the only Anthro item I own.

    This is whimsical IMO but it ain't me.
     
  22. cruisin

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    I like the Seth Aaron dress. When someone gets something from the collection, please report on the quality. Wonder if all are being manufactured in the same place.
     
  23. skatesindreams

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    I believe Tim said that the suppliers of the fabric were manufacturing the collection.
     
  24. PRlady

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    That's the one I was just looking at, it's totally styled for me. Yum. And I have an L&T account but haven't used it in so long, I am not sure I have the card number....

    I understand, I like dressing that way myself -- tailored-but-trendy, with any luxury in the fabric or design rather than in bling or twee birdies. Still, I find good stuff at Anthro a lot, you just have to winnow through the silly things.
     
  25. skatesindreams

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    I don't know anything about the company; but, JS COLLECTIONS supplied the fabrics and manufactured the dresses.

    Weblink: http://www.jscollections.com/
     
  26. my little pony

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    and ignore the overpriced furniture
     
  27. PRlady

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    Not only is it overpriced, but no-one human can sit in their chairs, which are about two feet off the ground.

    I have some nice kitchen stuff from them, though.
     
  28. cruisin

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    LOL my cousin is the head furniture buyer for Anthro/Urban. It is totally overpriced!
     
  29. Aceon6

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    Should be in Wednesday when I get home from work. I asked around and got confirmation from a friend in NYC that almost everything in the line sold out in size 6 and up so they're doing another production run. Hmmm, wonder if we can get a message to Ven that the 2s and 4s are still in stock while everything else is gone.
     
  30. PRlady

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    Harumph. They have changed the sizing of the Banana dresses again, damn it. I went there to take back one very nice work-conservative dress that was too big in the shoulders and too tight in the belly. I tried on another, really nice purple (YAY) one that should have fit perfectly: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=50129&vid=1&pid=423138.

    This one was very slightly snug across the middle but definitely in range -- and STILL too big in the shoulders, to the point where it sort of rippled into a bubble across the upper back.

    :confused: Either my body is really changing or their sizing is. Phooey.