$130 – harrods.com
$21 – withchic.com
$125 – harrods.com
$200 – topshop.com
Got a yukata from Uniqlo today. It is not as nice as the silk one I got years ago but it is still very pretty.
Perfect for vacuuming and other housework:)
Today we are headed for the annual Brick Fest in Oaks PA, Greater Expo Center with the kids. Honestly it was a letdown – kids were not allowed to touch anything, it was overcrowded and poorly organized but Alejandro was still happy because hegot his R2D2 figurine.
I worn some Lemaire x Uniqlo pieces. The milano rib sweater is perfect for today’s weather over top of the cashmere blend tank in teal. I am also loving my wide leg tappered Lemaire pants. Too bad my size is sold out since those are perfect for the outings with the kids
Just got my last Lemaire x Uniqlo order in and I swear I am done and there will be no more. Now I have to decide on what I am keeping and what goes back
The truth is all pieces are beautiful and I do want to keep them all but my rule is no more than 2 pieces from each collaboration (Ines de la Fressange, Carine Roitfeld, Lemaire). This year I only got one piece from IDLF – an olive tank, then 3 pieces from CR – ruffle skirt in black and silk tank, and later added a ruffle skirt in camouflage (it went on sale and I could not resist), and so far, no matter how hard I tried, I am only down to 5 pieces from Lemaire – the beautiful olive long sleeve dress, deep V sweater in mustard yellow, navy square sweater from last collection (surprisingly soft and versatile), and 2 flared skirts, one in teal and another in black. I had trouble choosing between the two so I kept them both.
With a heavy heart I am taking back white mesh sweater with black trim (so chic!) but I won’t make much use of it plus it can snag easily, and red flared skirt (it is not as elegant as its black and teal counterparts. It is a little sporty so could look good with some white sneakers but I do not own any:)).
Everytime Ines de la Fressang collaboration rolls around I tend to go all out buying tons of stuff even though I suspect most will not work for me in the account of being too baggy when it comes to certain toos and too low cut when it comes to pants.
So this year I’ve decided to limit my collaboration purchases to 2-3 pieces not to end up with lots of pieces I never wear. When IDLF 2016 just came out, I picked out the pants with wider leg – they seemed to be a lot higher waisted then IDLF usually are, tank top, in olive and white, t-shirt in coffee color, linen jacket, and a slub dress in khaki. The pants disappointed me – were too see through, to the point you could clearly see the pockets and also they made my hips look heavy. The t-shirt was less coffeemore dirty khaki, and linen jacket was unlined and looked unkempt and cheap. I ended up getting an olive tank and a slub dress.
The dress in S looked a bit like a trench coat on so I had to exchange it for XS which fir nicely.
Here is the S:
I am also thinking of getting one of the baker caps – I love my navy one from last year’s collaboration!
As far as Carine Roitfeld collaboration goes, I picked the Carine cotton jacket – very fitted and flattering. It turned out to be more casual then I originally thought – with its zippered sleeves and elbow patches but I thought it could spice up some jeans outfits and decided to keep it.
Another CR item is the ruffled skirt in black. I got it in size 4 and it fit perfectly
I usually do not get a lot of polyester stuff but I really liked this skirt