clothes

fashion and glamour for the anorak about town

Moderator: let it ride

User avatar
stolenwine
Posts: 2071
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 19:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/stolenwine/
Location: giddy london
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by stolenwine » Sat Aug 15, 2009 14:00

this is making me feel all funny in my tummy:

http://dearcreatures.com/
tell me how good it is / to wake from a bad dream / and have someone there and I will tell you / how butterfly wings stay dry in the rain
--
stolen wine social

Sylvie
Posts: 718
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 23:23
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Dixieland
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by Sylvie » Sat Aug 15, 2009 18:54

stolenwine wrote:this is making me feel all funny in my tummy:

http://dearcreatures.com/
Me too! It looks like it's Zooey Deschanel's favourite clothing line too. They don't have stockist information though, sadly.
Just be nice to me.

User avatar
stolenwine
Posts: 2071
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 19:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/stolenwine/
Location: giddy london
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by stolenwine » Sat Aug 15, 2009 19:02

i think modcloth sell their stuff and it looks like they're gonna do an online shop soon. i hope they ship to the uk.

sylvie, i bet you could make stuff like that and i'm sure loads of people would be happy to buy it!
tell me how good it is / to wake from a bad dream / and have someone there and I will tell you / how butterfly wings stay dry in the rain
--
stolen wine social

User avatar
nohnohyeh
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 08:52
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/takeawalk
Location: stockholm

Re: clothes

Post by nohnohyeh » Thu Aug 27, 2009 13:35

i so wish i were a girl right now. or had a dearcreatures girl. maybe i could settle for a doll. smashing!
the fun begins when the lights go out

User avatar
cupcake_love
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/allishollow
Location: oxnard forever
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by cupcake_love » Fri Aug 28, 2009 21:28

there's a 70% sale at edith & ella, not that it makes it *cheap* of course, but still...

http://www.edith-ella.com/shop/specialoffer-ALL-1.html
dont fall in love if you want to die in peace

User avatar
let it ride
Posts: 2651
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 01:05
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/

Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Mon Aug 31, 2009 20:27

Urgh, I'm sorting out my wardrobe (prompted by a Glamour article - yes I am that easy to convince, and yes, my wardrobe was taking up about 70% of the bedroom) and it is a bit depressing.

I'm being really honest with myself as in: Am I too big for this? Will I likely lose weight soon enough to keep it? And the answer is overwhelmingly yes followed by a no. But I'm taking pictures and setting up a Flickr set for my three sisters + mum, so they can see if there is anything they want to have (and it's weirdly nice if it's them, as if I WOULD lose that weight miraculously, I could get it back, hehe). There are tons of nice things, and stuff I've worn once or twice but know doesn't suit me at all/makes me feel uncomfortable. I just keep thinking about how much money I've wasted on stuff I've never even worn. Even things from just two months ago! But I'm being truthful and I always think it is a bad sign if I buy something and don't want to wear it immediately.

I'm being good and throwing stuff out too. Am I likely to wear, er, bikinis from when I was 14? No. Why the hell did I bring that to England to start with?! Oh my wardrobe, it holds mysteries and creatures from Ancient Egypt, I think.

Anyway, the Glamour article rules for sorting out were really good, I thought, and it made me look at things nicely, and in a (ultimately) healthy way:
It's gotta go!

Unsure whether to keep it? If it ticks any of these points, say goodbye

If it's too small
*
If you feel grumpy in it
*
If you haven't worn it in the past year
*
If you have a newer, better version of it
*
If it looks obviously dated
*
If it's beyond repair
*
If it looks "tired". Bobbly jumper, we mean you!
*
Shrunken, faded t-shirts
*
If you only bought it because it was on sale

Maybe that can inspire one or two of you to go through your things too. I find it strangely cathartic, with a side of uplifting an is ("I really DO have a lot of nice pieces!") mixed with a bit of sadness (at money wasted, at things I no longer fit into, what some items I foolishly bought represented in terms of how I really wish I looked).
clear eyes full hearts can't lose

User avatar
cupcake_love
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/allishollow
Location: oxnard forever
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by cupcake_love » Mon Aug 31, 2009 20:53

let it ride wrote:
It's gotta go!
Unsure whether to keep it? If it ticks any of these points, say goodbye
If it looks "tired". Bobbly jumper, we mean you!
aww, that makes me a bit sad, to be quite honest. but i'd also like to think that "all things have lives".

i don't want to throw out my friends :(
dont fall in love if you want to die in peace

User avatar
let it ride
Posts: 2651
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 01:05
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/

Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Mon Aug 31, 2009 21:11

haha, you don't have to!

So far, and i know i can find more, i have sourced about 60 garments, 56 of which have been photographed and are being offered to sisters and mum, and 4 or so being thrown away.
clear eyes full hearts can't lose

User avatar
cupcake_love
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/allishollow
Location: oxnard forever
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by cupcake_love » Mon Aug 31, 2009 21:27

wow, that's a lot. if they decide they don't want it, you should give us anorakers a chance :)
dont fall in love if you want to die in peace

User avatar
let it ride
Posts: 2651
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 01:05
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/

Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Mon Aug 31, 2009 23:57

BUT THAT MEANS THEY ARE NOT CLOSE TO ME IF I CHANGE MY MIND! Panic!

I mean. I've let go. I am not the contents of my wardrobe. I do not need them all. Zen.

And breathe.

I will enjoy not having all the clutter, and the guilt of seeing all the clutter and knowing it is stuff I won't use. It'll feel good. All the exclusively summery things I will just hang to one side of the wardrobe, so I don't have to have it all mixed up with autumnal things.
clear eyes full hearts can't lose

User avatar
Sootyzilla
Posts: 1096
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2007 01:31
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/sootyzilla
Location: lounging about at the edge of the dancefloor

Re: clothes

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Sep 01, 2009 00:15

I bought some boots that are too nice to actually wear. that's stupid isn't it?
As wrong as it was to do,
Those eyes were made to look into.

User avatar
stolenwine
Posts: 2071
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 19:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/stolenwine/
Location: giddy london
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by stolenwine » Tue Sep 01, 2009 00:44

nah, that's not stupid. or at least, i try to tell myself that it isn't.
tell me how good it is / to wake from a bad dream / and have someone there and I will tell you / how butterfly wings stay dry in the rain
--
stolen wine social

User avatar
nanski
Posts: 1072
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: she lives by the castle

Re: clothes

Post by nanski » Tue Sep 01, 2009 06:28

i bought some denim capris while in the US and it must have been a good idea because someone just told me it looked like I lost weight.
big hole! big hole! big hole! big man! big man!

Carys
Posts: 1386
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 20:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/

Re: clothes

Post by Carys » Tue Sep 01, 2009 09:15

I'm just on the verge of a lot of my favourite clothes being too big for me... I got these amazing Laura Ashley dresses for my birthday, and I just don't have the skillz to adjust them to fit.

Frustratingly, I don't have the money to buy an interim wardrobe during my weight loss crusade, so I'm just going to have to make do with what fits until about November.

Or maybe I should just buy a belt?

User avatar
stolenwine
Posts: 2071
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 19:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/stolenwine/
Location: giddy london
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by stolenwine » Mon Sep 21, 2009 22:07

my perfect jeans (now sadly discontinued) are on ebay. i am going to bid and WIN if it's the last thing i ever do, but the description said factory 2nd. does anyone know what that means?
tell me how good it is / to wake from a bad dream / and have someone there and I will tell you / how butterfly wings stay dry in the rain
--
stolen wine social

User avatar
squirrelboutique
Posts: 3590
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 18:05

Re: clothes

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Sep 21, 2009 23:41

Isn't a factory second the same thing as something marked irregular? It just means it didn't pass inspection, but it can be for something that's not at all noticeable like a screwy tag or a seam that doesn't even show or something else that's pretty insignificant. I used to buy tons of clothes from this one secondhand place that were marked irregular and there wasn't anything noticeably wrong or anything that made something fit weird. Also, I was obsessed with some J. Crew corduroy pants one year and wanted every color and bought a couple of pairs on Ebay that were irregular and they fit just fine, too.

Can you email the person on Ebay and ask if he or she knows what the irregularity is/why're the jeans are seconds? It would be best to ask if it's something you can see or something that would affect the fit since you can't try them on first and to maybe see if you can return them.

User avatar
stolenwine
Posts: 2071
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 19:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/stolenwine/
Location: giddy london
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by stolenwine » Mon Sep 21, 2009 23:44

thanks, r! i'll do that then. hopefully it's just a screwy tag or something. i actually bought 3 pairs of those jeans but wore all three out. i kept meaning to stock up just in case, and then when i went to get them the dude was like "oh, we don't make those anymore". they've been replaced with a style that has zips on the sides/bottom part of the legs.
tell me how good it is / to wake from a bad dream / and have someone there and I will tell you / how butterfly wings stay dry in the rain
--
stolen wine social

User avatar
stolenwine
Posts: 2071
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 19:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/stolenwine/
Location: giddy london
Contact:

Re: clothes

Post by stolenwine » Tue Nov 17, 2009 21:41

so, over the knee socks. are these not a good idea for someone who is nearly 32 years old? i actually haven't worn these since i was around 14, but i've been looking at the new issue of bust and there are a couple of girls wearing them and they look great and not teenagerish! i guess maybe they look better on long-legged girls rather than shorties like me? i kind of want some now. actually, i have some but they are thigh high on me. ha!
tell me how good it is / to wake from a bad dream / and have someone there and I will tell you / how butterfly wings stay dry in the rain
--
stolen wine social

User avatar
sleepflower
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 20:19

Re: clothes

Post by sleepflower » Tue Nov 17, 2009 23:30

I really like over the knee socks, they keep your legs nice and warm and look really cute with dresses. They have to be quite tight at the top though, otherwise it's a pain when you have to keep pulling them up! I got some nice grey woolly ones from Topshop and want to invest in more colours and styles...
If you had such a dream, would you get up and do the things you believe in?

User avatar
let it ride
Posts: 2651
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 01:05
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/

Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Tue Nov 17, 2009 23:53

no, they'd be cute on you sandy. you can totally get away with that

i look like a footballer or 1980s preppy when i wear them though, and i've got weirdly long legs (in terms of my proportions) haha, so it's definitely not all about that :)
clear eyes full hearts can't lose

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest