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Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Mon Sep 08, 2008 21:48

san-dy! are we people who give up on these things AND start hatin' what we have just because some stores can be shit? NO WE ARE NOT! you are so damn cute and purdy and beautiful that i want to shake you a little! girl, REALISE! i spent a lot of my life wishing i had your kind of figure. it doesn't mean it can't be hard to find stuff or that you can't feel bad about yourself - we all do - but don't be hatin' on being you!
(she said having spent the day hatin' on being tall)

srsly. we ALL have crap days of shopping. i find it is always a lot worse when you have the cash and you are READY TO SPEND and fall in love with lots of garments and shoes and bags. that's when you find nothing and kind of tell yourself that you want to buy a black top just like all the other ones you have and you ind of want to cry because it isn't great and you feel misshapen and weird and ugly. i do at least. the la senza bikini trying on session will forever me remembered as a day of horror.

but it's important to go past all those feelings! it's just frustration and shops being stupid, not you being freak-eh!
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Re: clothes

Post by stolenwine » Mon Sep 08, 2008 22:00

aw, thanks astrid! you always make me feel better! i think it's just that and the fact that i feel stuck in a rut fashion/clothes/hair/makeup wise. i want a change and nothing great came up when i went shopping and i'm sick of looking at all my clothes! i want inspiration!

and y'know the black top thing you just said? well, that's EXACTLY what i ended up doing. buying a black top like all the others i have, just to get something new, but still not feeling too great in it. i also bought loads of pairs of tights (to feel like i was injecting some newness into my wardrobe)

(i'm sorry if all this sounds lame and shallow to people)
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Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Mon Sep 08, 2008 22:11

it does not sound shallow at all! and PLEASE, anyone who thinks that an interest in make-up or clothes or whatever automatically takes the place of any other type of interest or intellect is an idiot.

what i find the most frustrating is when i want change but know it takes a while, so for example it's not very strange that you feel that way since you decided that you are headin' towards rory-ville hair-wise.

i make a seasonal style list in my little inspiration book. it sounds stupid but it's just so handy because it clarifies what you want. i write down EVERYTHING in little lists, so i'll have like a hair/make-up/look list where i write down all kind of make-up colours, celebrities or general looks i am inspired by, and another one for clothes. it has the most random words on it but it helps clarify to me at least what it is i keep being drawn to that isn't really me, or that i use. for example, i often go for full skirts when in reality i end up not wearing them much because i feel like miss mega hips in them. it's all about figuring out what you like and then making it work. tv shows are some of my favourite places to find inspiration. this page, although a bit unupdated, has a ton of pics:
http://www.celebritystyleguide.com/?op= ... 12&cid=110" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (gilmore girls section)

it is especially in how i pair things up that makes me feel different. when i watch gilmore girls, it sounds more obsessive than normal, it really teaches me sometime about what colours look nice together or what type of shoes or something!

i'd get a notebook if you don't have one, a sturdy a5 maybe (bigger than that tends to be left on the shelf in my experience) so you can keep it in your purse. put in pictures of ANYONE who's look you like and think could work for you. write the lists, just see as an experiment how it feels!

OH! ALSO! magazines tend to do amazingly helpful make-up and hair tutorials in each issue, so it's always worth if you like a look you see in a magazine from a job like that, to see if there is accompanying text on how to do it well, and put that in as well! it has helped me many a time in terms of application.
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Re: clothes

Post by Cedric » Tue Sep 09, 2008 01:57

Are cardigans for men still in?
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Re: clothes

Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Sep 09, 2008 17:55

As far as I'm concerned (who gives a shit what I think, though?), cardigans on men will always be the light that never goes out. They are perfect and sexy and you should stock up in case the stores decide they're not cool for a few years (rem. that happened in the mid-90s? You couldn't get a new, men's cardigan in the States to save your life.)

The dress I bought for the tastyknibbles wedding is too big; like, falling-off big. I was a dumb dumb and didn't try it on right away and I got it via mail so I dunno if I'll get anything else in time. My body is so freakish. It has to be A-line for my giant keister, but petite so the straps or what have you don't have to be altered. POOP. I could wear something I already have, but I haven't been to a fall wedding in a while (w/global warming, the summer dress season lasts 'til Halloween here now!) and don't really have anything appropriate. I have my shoes and a smile at this point.

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Post by Cedric » Thu Sep 11, 2008 01:56

alongwalkhome wrote:As far as I'm concerned (who gives a shit what I think, though?), cardigans on men will always be the light that never goes out. They are perfect and sexy and you should stock up in case the stores decide they're not cool for a few years (rem. that happened in the mid-90s? You couldn't get a new, men's cardigan in the States to save your life.)
I concur. Cardigans are great and I am certainly stocking up on cardigans of the grey or black variety. At the moment everybody over here wants to dress like a indie rock hipster kid so the stores are selling some pretty cool jackets which means I'm buying them all before the stores decide that surfering clothes are hip again.
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Re: clothes

Post by darvé » Thu Sep 11, 2008 09:08

Cedric wrote: I concur. Cardigans are great and I am certainly stocking up on cardigans of the grey or black variety. At the moment everybody over here wants to dress like a indie rock hipster kid so the stores are selling some pretty cool jackets which means I'm buying them all before the stores decide that surfering clothes are hip again.
I concur too, i think i'm up to 7 now, but i need a new black one, and i'd quite like a brown one, and maybe a green one.

Cedric, i bought one of my favourite jackets in Adelaide, i'm sure you wanted to know that.
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Re: clothes

Post by Cedric » Mon Sep 15, 2008 02:14

davo wrote:
Cedric, i bought one of my favourite jackets in Adelaide, i'm sure you wanted to know that.
I did! Which shop did you go to?
How long ago were you in Adelaide?
AND why didn't you visit me?

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Re: clothes

Post by kingofpartick » Mon Sep 15, 2008 04:02

Marks and Spencer have recently re-introduced their classic cardigan for gentlemen after binning it last year.

God Bless the 5 button cardigan and all who sail in her.
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Re: clothes

Post by Cedric » Mon Sep 15, 2008 05:15

Summers coming up if you're to the south of the hemisphere.... Is there such thing as summer indie fashion?
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Re: clothes

Post by Karenbee » Sat Oct 11, 2008 21:33

I'm very tempted to buy this paul and joe sister knit dress. I have it in my shopping basket I just need to hit the "buy now" button. what shall I do!?? shall I get it?
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They have it on my-wardrobe in reverse colours as well.
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If I buy it I have to promise myself I won't go round spending lots when I get paid next.
Ahhhhh!!! what to do??

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Re: clothes

Post by darvé » Sat Oct 11, 2008 23:34

Cedric wrote:
davo wrote:
Cedric, i bought one of my favourite jackets in Adelaide, i'm sure you wanted to know that.
I did! Which shop did you go to?
How long ago were you in Adelaide?
AND why didn't you visit me?

It sure is lonely being the only Anorak in Adelaide.
Sorry, I missed this Cedric!

I can't remember the name of the shop, it was a chain though, nothing special, we were heading up to Alice Springs via The Flinders Ranges so i figured i should buy a coat as we were sleeping out. It was sometime May-June 2005 AND that would be my reason for not popping by for some tea and a pie floater too, as i didn't know you existed then!


Karenbee, i don't know too much (anything) about dresses, so i can't help you there i'm afraid.
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Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Sun Oct 12, 2008 21:46

oh god. i want all of these. really badly.

http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3770006400" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3770005937" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3800001661" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3770006544" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3660010001" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

sigh. dresses are the BEST in winter, i love 'em. i was just reading a blog i like, where the writer was saying how in winter, all she wants to wear is straight up and down dresses, nothing overly fussy, and how much she loved that you just throw one on, add tights, boots/sneakers/flats and you're DONE. and i agree! those are the items i got the most use out of last winter. i want some more though as i don't have quite enough.

"never quite enough", eh?
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Re: clothes

Post by Colin » Mon Oct 13, 2008 17:58

Has anyone got experience of dyeing their clothes at home? I was going to use one of those washing machine dyeing products like Dylon to dye a pair of trousers that have faded quite badly back to their original black. Is it worth it? Will it mess up my washing machine in any way?

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Re: clothes

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Oct 13, 2008 18:07

I've always been too scared to dye anything in the washer, but I've had good experiences using dye in buckets. I used to dye these stupid black skirts I had to wear to work all the time. Try to use some sort of fixant (wrong word maybe) or vinegar to make the dye stick. And I'd wash the pants separately or with other blacks the first couple times you wash them afterwards.

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Re: clothes

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Mon Oct 13, 2008 18:10

Colin wrote:Has anyone got experience of dyeing their clothes at home? I was going to use one of those washing machine dyeing products like Dylon to dye a pair of trousers that have faded quite badly back to their original black. Is it worth it? Will it mess up my washing machine in any way?
I used some dylon to turn a pair of blue jeans black (with some success). I did it with rubber gloves and table salt in a bucket as I was scared of ruining the machine. I put them in the machine with a towel after I'd rinsed them down in the shower (staining the shower a bit), and that didn't seem to leave any dye in the machine.

I guess it is safe for a machine as a washing machine should rinse all the dye out before it has a chance to stck, but I've not tried it...

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Re: clothes

Post by Karenbee » Mon Oct 13, 2008 18:19

let it ride wrote:oh god. i want all of these. really badly.

http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3770006400" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3770005937" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3800001661" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3770006544" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product ... 3660010001" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

sigh. dresses are the BEST in winter, i love 'em. i was just reading a blog i like, where the writer was saying how in winter, all she wants to wear is straight up and down dresses, nothing overly fussy, and how much she loved that you just throw one on, add tights, boots/sneakers/flats and you're DONE. and i agree! those are the items i got the most use out of last winter. i want some more though as i don't have quite enough.

"never quite enough", eh?
I agree, I prefer to wear dress's most of the time especially winter. I find i'm pretty useless at putting an outfit together so the easiest thing for me to do is throw a dress on. I need to stock up!

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Re: clothes

Post by let it ride » Mon Oct 13, 2008 18:41

I used black dye in the washing machine before, and nothing bad happened. My sisters also used it when I lived at home, and it was fine. So, just from personal experience it's fine!
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Re: clothes

Post by Kerrykerry » Tue Oct 14, 2008 09:41

The Dylon Washing machine dye is a lot easier and less messy to use than anything that involves buckets and rubber gloves. The only think you need to check is if you have a standard drum (with lots of holes in). But it's very rare to find solid drums nowadys unless your washing machine is 20 years old, so it should be fine.

Salt is your best bet as a fixer as well. Good Luck.

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Re: clothes

Post by yubo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 04:56

my sisters and I used to dye clothes in the washing machine all the time. good luck with it.

I'm not sure if this belongs in the clothes thread, maybe it belongs in the over 38 year old thread, but I've been visiting my hometown and have realized that people dress a lot more conservatively here. And it's been making me reconsider my hemlines and think that I should start dressing more age-appropriately. I guess because I work on a university campus and not in a conventional office type job like most people my age that I still dress like I'm 19. But I'm 34. Anyway, I'm starting to feel a little bit ridiculous. You know those old people who dress like too young people and look kind of bad? I'm scared that's me. Maybe it'll pass when I'm back in New York and away from all my mother friends.

I dunno. When do you think people should stop wearing mini skirts and start buying pleated pants?
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