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Sunday, December 05, 2010

{ One requited love }

I'm sure some of you are probably over the whole scalloped shorts trend by now, but not I! I've been searching high and low for the perfect inspired version of the darling Chloe scalloped shorts from the S/S 2009 collection since the first time I laid eyes on them.

I've seen quite a few interpretations of the Chloe shorts, including a camel pair by Queen's Wardrobe, a lemon yellow pair by Lucca Couture, and a highly elusive (and quite expensive) pair by Bracewell. But none had the same charm as they were either only scalloped at the bottom or were missing the all-important, waist-cinching sash. Then a few days ago I heard that Forever New were selling a look-alike style in both cream and pale pink for only $50.00.

Chloe S/S 2009 scalloped shorts, Forever New scalloped shorts
Images courtesy of net-a-porter.com, style.com, ebay.com.au & unknown sources.

Of course I went instore quick smart and found the cream ones still in stock. I originally tried on the size I usually am and was not convinced; they didn't sit on the waist, which gave them a drab up and down shape, and the back rode up unflatteringly. So I then tried on another pair, two sizes larger, and they were perfect! The large waist could be cinched in by the belt, and the extra roomy-ness meant they could be worn on the waist and produce a nice hourglass shape.

Technically they are a Christmas present though so they'll be wrapped up under the Christmas tree until later this month... So! To conclude my unusually long ramblings, the moral of the story is: good things come to those that wait. And the tip of the day: don't be scared to try other clothing sizes besides the one you usually are.

25 comments | One requited love

Eva M said...
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"don't be scared to try other clothing sizes besides the one you usually are"
Completely agreed. I've experienced that myself. I'd never try anything bigger or smaller than my size, because that would make me feel too fat or too skinny lol. But I learned that the size means nothing.
Those shorts are drop dead gorgeous. *-*

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Amie said...
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haha that photo of the forever new shorts is from my ebay listing! they're so cute and i wish they suited me! i'm sure they'll look fantastic on you
x

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ottavia said...
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I always do the same.
when there is something I like I did not resign until I found the item at the right price and almost always get what I want, with a little calm :)


(ps: your blog is beautiful<3)

ottavia
http://eightbiscuits.blogspot.com/

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Sushi said...
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Eva M - Haha exactly! I do wish clothing sizes were more consistent, it would make it much easier to shop online x Sushi

Amie - Oh is that where I found that photo! Thanks hon, I can't wait to wear them this summer :)

ottavia - Thank you x Sushi

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soph (owl vs. dove) said...
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I must make a note to stop by Forever New and check out those shorts. They are too lovely!

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auxpaysdesmerveilles said...
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Gorgeous shorts, I'm curious to see how you'd wear them!

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rouli said...
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cool post here!

kisssssssss

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Closet Fashionista said...
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Oooh, that sounds (and looks) like a really cute pair!! I can't wait to see you in them!! :D :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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vogueish said...
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oh thats just lovely...i saw the shorts in the store....but didn't have my size and didn't even bother to try the other sizes....gosh...thanks for the info though.....:)

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Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...
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I know what you mean, sometimes things a size smaller or bigger are better fitting than the one you are. Loving those white shorts! <3

xo
Sophie

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My name is Renée. said...
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Shorts are so cute, but in Belgium it's too cold for wearing them..

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Georgie said...
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Such lovely shorts! Wish I could wear shorts at the moment but its far too cold!
xx

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J'Adore Fashion said...
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Love the short, wish I could get my hand on one! lovely site! xoxo


www.jadore-fashion.com

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Malicious Mallory said...
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Oh, I still love scalloped shorts! I could use a pair too...but I'm trying to save (hahaha) :p

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Rose said...
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Brilliant advice! Since sizing so often is ridiculously inconsistent (Um, Hello, Target? I'm pretty sure I'm actually NOT a 0, thanks!), it really pays to haul a few different sizes into the fitting room. Also, sometimes things just work better in another size; I like to buy my sweaters big, so I can drape and wrap and belt them to my heart's content, but jackets I almost always buy a size too small, because I prefer a slender silhouette.

Those shorts are utterly charming, and really suit your style...I can't wait to see what you do with them!

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mashi said...
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Good on you for getting them. I tried them on and it didn't suit me well. Could have been the sizing, I'm going to try them again, in a larger size. Thanks for the tip x

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Pauline said...
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wowowow
I want them too where are forewer new shops???? or online?

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Hannah said...
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owhh, this is whats terrible about blogs; theres always something new that you want! I may just have to pop down to the city and buy some ! haha

And yes, I am from Mount Barker! I graduated in 08 from Cornerstone College, where did you go? And yeah, I used to work in Coles so I actually think I saw your sister a few times.. the first time she was wearing one of the skirts you made so thats why it clicked! Its a shame you've moved or we might have bumped into each other !!
xxx

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Misha said...
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Sushi dear, I just found you. And I heart you. Say hi to your pet pandas from me :)

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The Velvet Bow said...
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The Forever New ones are brilliant aren't they? Unfortunately as they run quite small my usual size just looked tight on me, but it sounds like you have the right idea by getting some a little bigger. Can't wait to see them in an outfit post after Christmas!

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Original Sophie said...
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Over shmover! I love them- the are simple and classy and ultimately timeless! Congrats on finding a fab affordable version!
Sophie x

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Friend in Fashion said...
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These ARE gorgeous! Thank goodness for Forever New :)

Luv,
Friend in Fashion

P.S. be sure to check out my fashion giveaway www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
x

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...
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Those look so cute--can't wait to see you wear them. I definitely dislike buying things a size up! Even if it does look better.

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paperwhales said...
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I love anything with scallops!

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Anonymous said...
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Your blog is beautiful and I love these shorts. I like the bow tie as well. I noticed you eBay a lot, you may like these big bow front shorts as well http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150532555326&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

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