Monday, April 25, 2011

OOTD: Lace on Lace

I am not a lace type of girl. I never owned anything lace until you girls rocked into my world. Here I am wearing not one, but two pieces of lace in the same outfit. CRAZY! The skirt was washed according to the instruction on tag, but when I took it out of the washer, it was ruined beyond recognition! I almost burst into tears. I took the deformed skirt to my tailor (a.k.a Dad) and asked him if he could fix it, before I throw it out. I can't bear the thought of it. He spent a week working on it. It's not perfect, but it's almost back to its original form. I would never put it in water again. Note to myself: H&M quality = BAD. (Not that I didn't know it before, just reminding myself.)



Outfit details:
AT factory shell (xsp)
Nordstrom Rack lace vest (s)
Theory short-sleeve shrug (xs)
H&M lace skirt (sz 4)
Ann Taylor bow front pumps (sz 6)
Swarovski necklace
Chanel WOC

18 comments:

  1. Was this skirt machine washable or just hand washed? Man, can't believe you followed the directions and the skirt got ruined! You should complain....was this the first time you washed it though?

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  2. your dad did wonders, because it looks great!

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

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  3. Machine wash cold. I put it in the machine in hand wash setting, the same way I wash wool/silk/cashmere. None of my wool/silk/cashmere items came out like this. It was the first time I washed it. Oh well. Lesson learned.

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  4. I am glad that your Dad was able to fix the skirt for you. It looks great! Just like you, I am loving anything lace and ruffles this season :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry the washer ate up your skirt :( How bad did the skirt turn out? Uneven/scalloped-looking hems like Elle's? It looks pretty good now from these pictures. Thank goodness for your dad working his magic.

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  6. mine was a bit deform too.

    how do you wash your wool/silk/cashmere?

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  7. oh no! i hate when that happens. Glad your dad could fix it though, it's really pretty on you!

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  8. Thank you, Tiffany. I am glad too. :)

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  9. I wash them in "hand wash" cycle in my washer. I put the really delicate ones (or items with loose stuff hanging around it) to a clothing net. Use Woollite. That's it. I take them out when they are done, and line dry.

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  10. Pretty bad, Cee. The problem was the fact that the lace layer didn't shrink while the lining shrank big time. To make things worse, they stitched the sides together so it was really hard to fix.

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  11. Ruffles too! I wasn't a ruffles fan either until now. :)

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  12. Glad you were able to salvage the skirt :) This is such a cute outfit!

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  13. Oh no! Elle's skirt did the same thing except her's ended up in the dryer. =0( It looks like your dad fixed it up pretty nicely though. I'm really digging the swing cut of your cardigan with the soft tiers of the ruffles and lace. Your Chanel makes another appearance! So gorgeous.

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  14. I am happy to hear that your dad is able to salvage and minimize the damage...how devastating. Mine has sort of slowly returned to its original condition, I hang it and stretch it from time to time. Maybe one of these days it'll be wearable again.

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  15. Oh no Vicky...my heart dropped when I read about your skirt but good thing you have a talented dad!!!

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  16. that's some fancy washer you got. Do you think I can replace "hand wash" cycle with "delicate" cycle? i forgot about those clothing nets bloggers talk about. MUST GET!! and this works for silk too?

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  17. I have a front loader which is easier on clothes than top load machines. I wouldn't recommend putting silk in a top loader. Just hand wash since silk is so light and easy to handle.

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