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What glamorak item can you not stop buying more of?

Dresses
4
21%
Skirts
0
No votes
Socks and stockings
2
11%
Underwear
0
No votes
Bags
4
21%
Jewelry
1
5%
Scarves
1
5%
Trousers
0
No votes
Shoes
5
26%
Suits
0
No votes
T-shirts and tops
1
5%
Things for the house
0
No votes
Other accessories
0
No votes
Jackets
1
5%
I only buy things to replace items that are worn out, so I have no favourites.
0
No votes
 
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Post by let it ride » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:24 pm

For me, the following categories apply: Shoes. Bags. Scarves. Earrings. Dresses.

These are my addictions, in a glamorak sense of the word. It's what I somehow almost always come home with, my safe cards where I know what I like so much that I can quite quickly decide what it is I like, and feel good about it.

Sometimes they are a by-product of needing to buy something horrible, say jeans, and when not finding any, I just happen to see a cute pair of earrings... or shoes... or a scarf... or dresses...

I'm not sure what I think one more scarf will do to my wardrobe or life but I am sort of ok with my glamorak addictions.

What do you somehow always buy more of, even though you it's overrepresented in your wardrobe?
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Post by cuppie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:06 pm

i have a problem with patterns. fruity floral patterns especially. i have tops, accessories and lots of really adorable bags that are a pain because they only match two or maybe three things i own. the exception being my isabella fiore floral print bag, which i don't know how but manages to match everything i own.

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Post by let it ride » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:09 pm

I did vote for shoes, I think they only rival bags otherwise.

I just accumulate them, as if by magic (and er, wallet emptying...)

I just counted and I have 29 pairs that are in use. Out of those though, five are indoor-only "nice event" type shoes.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:58 pm

Oh shoes! I love shoes. I've never been that big on handbags or anything, and I don't often wear scarves or things like that, but omfgshoes! I keep buying lots of little flat ones because they're so cheap, and before you know it £50 has gone on shoes. It's so easy. They should ration them.

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Post by let it ride » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:19 pm

I know! I never quite got the whole idea of buying one pair of Manolos or Choos for £385. I don't mind paying a little bit more for shoes (I think about £60 is the most I could EVER pay for a pair of shoes, and they better be good ones then) but those kinds of amounts are just crazy. I want to be able to live in my clothes and shoes etc.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:16 pm

Update: It turns out Miss What Light has 32 shoe-couplings. That is more pairs than there are days in a month.

Glamoraks, Is this amount of shoes:

A: Unconscionable?
B: Gratuitous?
C: Unfathomable?

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Post by hayleygerms » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:23 pm

32 pairs of shoes still isn't enough. I'd even go so far to say it's amateurish.
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Post by cuppie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:31 pm

i think if you live in a part of the world that gets all kinds of weather then you nearly have to have 32 pairs of shoes. also you need different weather shoes for different occasion shoes, ie summer formal and winter casual and winter formal and summer casual, and rain shoes. and you have to have some different color schemes and shoes for exercising and for hiking and tight rope walking. it's very complicated, being a girl and all.

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Post by let it ride » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:45 pm

YA!

There are CATEGORIES for which the shoes fit into. And at least five pairs are winter-only shoes, and at least seven are summer-only. And then I need ones for inbetween crazy hot and crazy cold.

Peep-toe flats are my favourite things EVER. I always feel a bit skanky in flip-flops in the city (on the beach it's fine) but flats are too warm, so it's just enough air-conditioning AND coverage.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:47 pm

But we live in Hull, we get either lots of rain, or slightly less rain.

Clearly galoshes are always the order of the day.

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Post by mutantchoux » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:37 pm

snorkachu wrote: I've had my eye on a gorgeous dress for months - it has skulls and red roses all over it (it's nicer than I made it sound, I promise), and is the perfect shape for me, but it's £75. £75! For a dress! Erk. I've been dropping hints to 'choux for ages, but he hasn't caught the bait yet.

You mean apart from that time I surprised you in town and you got to choose between the dress, those massively swanky boots and the iRiver as your birthday present, and you chose the iRiver?


Also: mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm jackets. I do still need the inbetweeny summery/bit rainy/less casual than the leather/more casual than the velvet/warm but not too warm one I've been looking for ALL MY LIFE.

I also need several others. And a bigger wardrobe.

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Post by Sylvie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:55 pm

mutantchoux wrote:Also: mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm jackets. I do still need the inbetweeny summery/bit rainy/less casual than the leather/more casual than the velvet/warm but not too warm one I've been looking for ALL MY LIFE.
Did you just turn into a woman for a moment there?

I think my weakness is dresses. I probably do have more shoes, but I'm always looking for a new dress. Always. I'll think about six months in advance for certain events. I can't decide whether this counts though, as a lot of my dresses are made by me.

Astrid mentioned paying £60 for shoes was probably the maximum. I have to admit paying £80 for a pair of canvas pumps a few years ago. My only defence is they're still going strong and are made by the lovely Eley Kishimoto. The same for my £80 Antoni & Alison handbag *cough*....

I guess my true weakness is eBay, but better not go into that.
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Post by mutantchoux » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:31 pm

I shop like a girl, you shop like a bloke. I'm better at shopping than you. Get over it.

I'm a big, butch, manly woman. A bit like Mrs. Roger Taylor of Queen.

If anyone sees that jacket, let me know. There's a quid in it for you.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:32 pm

I think the iRiver was a fine choice.

I actually need to replace/upgrade/add to all my work clothes... some of them are rather shabby. I could do with new shoes, another suit, myriad shirts. I might even plum for more ties.

There's no point just doing some of it, this is an all or nothing deal. And that's what stops me.

There is no way I am willing to spend that much at the moment on clothes I don't even want to wear.

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Post by mutantchoux » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:38 pm

jayen_aitch wrote:I think the iRiver was a fine choice.

I actually need to replace/upgrade/add to all my work clothes... some of them are rather shabby. I could do with new shoes, another suit, myriad shirts. I might even plum for more ties.

There's no point just doing some of it, this is an all or nothing deal. And that's what stops me.

There is no way I am willing to spend that much at the moment on clothes I don't even want to wear.

Ooh, I just did that. House of Fraser had some frankly bargaintastic work-type shirts. ELEVEN QUID. I bought three. They fit so magnificently I might buy three more before they return to their senses at put the prices back up and/or run out of 15". I now have three suits of varying loveliness and ties (not literally) coming out of my ears. Shoes of enough different colours that I can wear them with any of my new trousers.

Spend enough on the right worky things, and you discover an urge to wear them all the time.

I need to calm down with clothes. And buy a bigger wardrobe.

The iRiver was a fine choice. I ogle it sometimes when Hayley isn't looking.

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Post by Sylvie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:50 pm

mutantchoux wrote:I'm a big, butch, manly woman. A bit like Mrs. Roger Taylor of Queen.
You have a poodle perm? They're 'in' this season, apparently. In theory, I could make a jacket, but in reality it would go horribly wrong.
jayen_aitch wrote:I actually need to replace/upgrade/add to all my work clothes... some of them are rather shabby.
I'm about two dress sizes smaller since I was last in work, so I'll have to get some new stuff. I resent having to wear (and buy!) boring clothes for 8 hours a day, so I think I might make myself some '60s style pinafore dresses and wear polonecks underneath. The black trousers and brightly coloured top uniform is horrible.
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Post by let it ride » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:52 pm

I am convinced that once I enter the workforce I can get away with pretty informal stuff. But the work I am hoping for is a rather casual business.

I'm just one of those people who cannot look like a proper grown-up in a suit. I look like someone who tried on their mum's suit or something.

Edited to add: By the "rather casual business" I am referring to the tv and film industry, rather than, er, anything else it could be misinterpreted as.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:06 am

mutantchoux wrote: Ooh, I just did that. House of Fraser had some frankly bargaintastic work-type shirts...
Hmm, overall was it an expensive business?

We have one of those shops... I don't think I've ever been in it. Have I?

I think it's a bit easier for girls to buy work-ware which is also useful for wearing outside of work.

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Post by Woodbine » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:11 am

what light wrote: I'm just one of those people who cannot look like a proper grown-up in a suit. I look like someone who tried on their mum's suit or something.
I'm the same. Thankfully, being employed by a pretty liberal, wooly organisation, I can wear pretty much anything I want for work, which is good. Well, I can wear what I want within reason, obviously - there'd probably be a few raised eyebrows if I walked in wearing an ALL MEN ARE B*STARDS t-shirt or something. Although personally I can't see that there's anything wrong with saying that all men are large terrestrial birds mainly associated with dry open country and steppes in the Old World. (According to Wikipedia.) I do tend to be reasonably smart but it's through choice because I don't really do trousers or jeans. Most people wear jeans and things though. Also, with my job, I never quite know when I'm going to end up lugging a load of stuff about or crawling around on the floor, so it's nice to be able to be versatile.

Oh, and my fashion vice? Dresses, definitely. And sunglasses, for some reason. Well actually, there is a reason, I squint so much when it's sunny that I look like Michael Winner puzzling over a particularly hard mathematical equation. Which isn't very attractive. So, sunglasses it is. And they range from sassy fifties-style things to those Paris Hilton type ones that make me look like a massive fly.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:44 am

jayen_aitch wrote: I think it's a bit easier for girls to buy work-ware which is also useful for wearing outside of work.
The solution to that inequality is to start wearing smarter clothes on a day-to-day basis. Gav quite regularly wears a shirt and tie under a jumper or cardigan when he goes to work, even though he works in a record shop and he doesn't have to wear a tie or anything like that. I think he looks lovely, and it doesn't look overly smart at all. You should try it!

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