vendredi 31 janvier 2014

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Even if I'm not buying, I couldn't resist trying out a few new things at COS today. 

And I'm glad I did: after fantasizing over several items on their websites, the changing room session was a most welcome reality check featuring ill fit, so-so, no way, "I should stop eating that M&S berry cheesecake" and "I like it but when/where will I wear it?". 

I left the store empty handed and clear headed. Felt good to get rid of some delusions.

That's (already) a wrap for January 2014!

faux fur coat & scarf : Uniqlo - cashmere sweater: H&M - jeans : Isabel Marant Etoile - sneakers: Jonak - belt: Isabel Marant x H&M

10 commentaires:

  1. what you're wearing looks pretty good already. now tell me more about this berry cheesecake!! ;P

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    1. Oh la la, the berry cheesecake is so delicious: crusty base, gently acidulous red berries and the creamy cheese... The day I tasted it, I knew I was lost! Haha!

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  2. You buy M&S food over there? What about all those lovely pastry places you have in France?

    And yes, it's lovely to have the wakeup call isn't it? I did that the other day when I saw a pink (??) jumper I had to try on in Zara. I looked like a pink marshmallow - infact I looked like a fat pink marshmallow. So I put it back ... you would too eh?

    And personally - I love your own outfit. Such a perfect relaxed outfit but with the right amount of detail.

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    1. Ha but it's all about variety ! :)) It's a bit "exotic" to get scones and muffins at M&S from time to time and still drop by the bakery for good ol' French treats!

      One of the reason why I still have such a hard time shopping online is that nothing beats the fantasy out of you more than trying things on! 90% of the items I spot on Internet and fuss over, leave me cold once I see them in real life.

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  3. I agree about COS. The styles are gorgeous, fabrics are amazing, but the clothes are rarely flattering. Love the fit of those Marant jeans!

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    1. COS is the store where you really have to try on the clothes! Sometimes the bland weird thing on the rack looks amazing worn and other times, it's a catastrophe: nothing works whereas the item looked so good!
      Thanks about the jeans, they were "buried" among other jeans and I recently fell back in love with them.

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  4. That happened to me with a neoprene (what?!) sweatshirt dress with a flounce skirt (double what?!), from Zara. I don't know what possessed me, but I decided in the dressing room that I looked oh so fashion forward and I actually bought it. My husband took one look at me in it and said "Please don't wear that in front of anyone I know." Back to earth!

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    1. Ha ha! You cracked me up! This kind of event happens to a lot of us:)) It's as if we're suffering from split personality the instant we set foot in stores like Zara sometimes, ending up with clothes that are completely out of one's character! Thankfully, they have a rather easy return policy!

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  5. Oh yes, I have the same issue too! "Oh what if I just peek inside H&M?" or "I'm only going to browse the J. Crew website" ... lies! lol. Now to curb the habit I keep my debit card wedged under my mattress and out of my wallet when I'm out of the house and don't need money (aka 95% of the time) in order to help with my own recently imposed shopping ban. I admire your will power to turn away even while in the store!

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    1. Oh the lies we tell ourselves indeed! ha ha! It feels so innocent to "just have a look" huh? Next thing you know you're headed to checkout with something you never intended to buy and certainly don't need...
      I'll put the Visa-under-the-mattress plan in motion as last resort but yes, I'm the first surprised by my will power!

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