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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Don't solve the problem, when danger is bitter..

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Dress: New Look
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Cardigan: New Look
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Can Can Court Shoes: Irregular Choice
Not feeling very inspired on Monday, I chose a pair of Irregular Choice shoes I'd not got around to yet in the course of the challenge, and then tried to find a dress which would go with them. I ended up choosing this one.

Last time I wore it, I remember thinking how short it was and how I should probably get rid soon. I didn't have any such problems with it, this time though, so now I'm not sure. I know I've changed size since I first purchased it, but I think I can get around that by tying the waist tie a little tighter, so I guess I'll hang onto it for a little while longer.

Do you let the label on a piece of clothing define whether or not you'll wear it? Or do you pay no attention to the numbers and just style things up in your own way? I'd be interested to know. Does anyone else end up giving things one last chance and then change their mind about sending them off to the charity shop?

12 comments:

  1. I do that aaaallll the time... I've a pile of stuff in the spare room that's supposed to be getting donated, but I keep going back and rescuing stuff from it! Love the dress- I remember looking at it when it came out: such a pretty print!

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    1. I almost feel as though I should donate it as sooon as I decide to get rid, at least then I would have actually cleared it out. It's like I almost feel sorry for it and return it to my wardrobe instead.

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  2. Those shoes are so amazing, I love the bow on the back and the dress looks great. Admittedly I'm bothered by sizes - my failsafe leather jacket is a couple of sizes bigger than I usually wear, for layering etc, and the size label always bugs me even if I've deliberately bought a bigger/smaller size than usual. Also, yes for giving things one last chance. I SERIOUSLY need to set up a blog sale so I actually make inroads into downsizing my wardrobe xxx

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    1. Size labels do bug me if they're bigger than I feel as though I "should" be. I know that this is mad as I know the differences between sizing of different shops.

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  3. So much love for this dress Char! I own stuff size 6 to 14 but I couldn't give a sh*t what the size says; if I want to wear it then I'll make it work for me. x

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    1. I wish I was more comfortable with my size and shape so that I could have an outlook like this.

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  4. Oh no, I wear anything of any size. My friend Ellie recently sent me a parcel of clothes including size 14 trousers and I've worn 2 pairs of them- they've obviously shrunk over time so they fit fine!x
    Pretty, pretty outfit! And yes, I do give things another chance and change my mind x

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  5. It looks fantastic on you, so you've definitely made it work even though it's a bit big now. I used to be one of those girls who would never buy something if I had to get the next size up (the idea was horrifying to me!), but now I try not to worry about the size on the label; I just think about the fit. If I'm in love with something and they haven't got my size, I will sometimes try the next size up and use a belt to cinch it in if needs be. If I can make a smaller size work for me, too, then I will. It usually depends on how much I've fallen in love with something! xx

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    1. I think I'm the same, the thought of having to go up a size in the shops horrifies me. I know that is kind of ridiculous, but it's such a lack of self-confidence in my shape and size, I guess.

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  6. I constantly take things in and out of my charity bags, I'm so indecisive. I don't worry about the size on labels, I have clothes of 5 different sizes in my wardrobe, as long as I think they look OK and I feel good in them I don't worry about it.

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    1. Me too about charity bags, I always have one on the go, but things do make it back out again. I should be more ruthless!

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