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This came up on IRC this evening, and I decided to make it into a style exercise (not least because I want something I can point people to, going forward).

Imagine that your family, friends, etc, have asked for suggestions on what gifts to give you for Christmas/birthday/etc. But they (or you, or both) think that explicit wishlists are tacky. Describe the items that would be on your wishlist, without enumerating specific items.

Feel free to post your own style wishlist on this comm at any time, or do it in comments, or do it in your own journal and comment with the link, as you prefer. I'm going to do it in my own journal and link it in comments when I'm done.

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Date: 2010-01-30 04:49 am (UTC)
maco: pink sakura (Default)
From: [personal profile] maco
Any handbag incapable of holding at minimum:
- cell phone
- mp3 player
- camera
- wallet
is too small. Ideally, a 13" laptop and a paperback book should fit comfortably.

Other rules:
1. Skirts > trousers
2. Skirts with pockets ++
3. Knees should stay hidden (just above the knee ok on dressy stuff, but normal clothing, below the knee)
4. I have plenty of jewelery
5. I'm tall enough without heels, thanks
6. I don't wear makeup, and I have plenty of nail polish
7. Enough Bath & Body Works stuff has come to me over the last decade to last me another 2
8. NO LEATHER!
9. NO FUR!
10. Sexual innuendo on shirts == bad

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Date: 2010-01-30 03:46 pm (UTC)
tajasel: photo of me with a rainbow hat and big scarf on (Default)
From: [personal profile] tajasel
Top half: I prefer fitted clothes, as I'm very curvy and whilst I run out of self-confidence now and again and feel the need to hide them, I do also have phases where I rather like them and want to flaunt them. This means stretchy girly fit shirts and fitted shirts/jackets/hoodies. I've a big bust and small (by comparison) waist, though, so finding clothes that fit both is difficult; Bravissimo's clothes are a lifesaver on that front, but often too expensive. I've treated myself to one of their dresses and a coat in the past, though, and they fit perfectly.
I usually go for t-shirts with slogans on - political and geeky ones, mostly or just other fun designs. Plain shirts can be either black or brightly coloured, but only ever t-shirts; I never wear white shirts or polonecks.
This really only deals with casual stuff, though; on the smart-casual front, I like big baggy shirts (which are still slightly fitted) that I can wear with big belts to emphasise my waistline, and smart trousers or non-scruffy jeans. Pinstripes are awesome.
I like hoodies for hiding in; both thin ones for wearing under jackets and thick ones for wearing as a warm layer.
Oh, and last but not least: corsets are wonderful, but I appear to have a weirdly short torso, so finding ones that I both like and which fit me can be difficult.

Bottom half: Trousers must have pockets, and deep ones, maybe even with fastenings, at that; I prefer dark colours and love combats, but often find them a little too casual so tend to go for combat-style jeans instead, which at least look a little smarter.
I do tend to wear trousers most, but I have a thing for skirts as well; usually knee-length and dark-coloured.

Other: Along with skirts, I like dresses - generally fitted around the top half, and prefer mid-cut necklines - too low-cut and it will show my bra (which kind of has to be a full cup, given my bust size), but I don't like the style of particularly high-cut necklines.

Footwear: Boots. Boots boots boots :-) ankle height only, generally, as my legs are kinda chunky. I love ballet flats and other similar shoes for wearing with dresses and skirts when it's too warm to do the tights and boots thing. Also, fun (stripey, spotty, brightly coloured, &c.) knee-high socks and tights.

Accessories: jangly bangles! Black eyeliner! Long belts for wearing with jeans, and wide belts for baggy shirts.

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Date: 2010-01-30 06:51 pm (UTC)
badgerbag: (Default)
From: [personal profile] badgerbag
* Pants not "girl style" but magically fitting my butt anyway.
* Pockets.
* Probably it should be black or a dark/deep/saturated color. No pastel!
* Accessory things that are fuzzy, striped, or flowered are good if they contain irony.
* Imagine that I have a "study" with giant dark wood bookshelves and dark red persian rugs and fantastic old books and a globe and dictionary on a stand. Now give me something to furnish this room.


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Date: 2010-01-30 08:07 pm (UTC)
anatsuno: a women reads, skeptically (drawing by Kate Beaton) (Default)
From: [personal profile] anatsuno
Imagine that I have a "study" with giant dark wood bookshelves and dark red persian rugs and fantastic old books and a globe and dictionary on a stand. Now give me something to furnish this room.

this is an amazingly clever way to describe a whole class of desired items omg. *adopts immediately*

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