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#1 Lillskuzi

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:48 AM

Hello all

We have been lucky on the South Coast, having had a few days of sunny weather over the last few weeks.
I still find my Raynauds playing up though, and sometimes have felt a bit silly to be wearing sunglasses, sandals and gloves all at the same time!!! I went to Portugal a few weeks ago, and even though it was lovely and warm, it was by the sea and so there was always a sea breeze, and my poor hands really suffered! I few people gave me funny looks, being in the Algarve in May with gloves on, but I tried not to let it bother me!!! I was a bit self conscious, though.

Any one else got any similar experiences?
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:29 AM

Hello Susie

Welcome to the UK forum, I see you've posted on the main one before!

My Raynaud's isn't that bad and cramp is my worst symptom. So far I've not had to wear gloves and sunglasses but who knows, you may have started a trend! :lol:

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#3 Lillskuzi

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:45 AM

Yes, why not be a trendsetter! I hope many follow in my cold footsteps!!
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:01 AM

Hi Susie,

It seems really unfair that we spend our winters longing for a warm summer and when it comes, sigh, we are still wandering around in wooly socks and gloves~

I don't think it really matters how warm and sunny the day is - the minute the breeze comes up, bang! Raynaud's... :angry: Coming inside from the warm, sheltered garden to the cooler house will do it to me too.

Ah well, I live in an area where you'll frequently see people in the winter wearing a fleece pullover, shorts, wooly socks and sandals. I figure that garb is no more strange than me wearing long pants, sleeves, blah, blah and etc. in the summer!

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#5 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:23 AM

Oh No! Not socks and sandals! The worst of the worst!

Very recently I was going to but a pair of sandals and was secretly going to wear them around the house with...socks...yes even I was going to commit that fashoin error of socks and sandals. Of course I did not buy the sandals in the end, couldn't trust myself to keep the socks for indoor use only! :lol:

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:15 AM

....As long as we don't resort to wearing our fuzzy slippers in the midst of summer...that would be the greatest of "faux pas", me thinks!lol

You, Ladies are so cute!

From the 'nother one Susie, Susie (aka Lillskuzi)!
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:20 AM

Hi Susie

I'm on the east coast so get some cold winds and like you I go out in sunglasses and gloves because of my Raynaud's, actually I don't go anywhere now without gloves. I get funny looks but don't care anymore, I just want to stay warm.

Amanda I don't do sandals in this country anymore just wear socks & lighter weight leather shoes, my sandals only get worn when I'm abroad somewhere very warm!


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:15 AM

Hey Jensue

Yeah, we are setting a sunglasses and gloves trend!!
I expect Vogue will cotton on to the stylistic genius of that combination in a few years' time ;-)_

Go us!
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 06:46 PM

The best thing I ever bought last year, was a pair of very soft black leather gloves which come half way up my arm. Very expensive but they certainly helped a lot and I wouldn't go out without them.
I am thinking of buying a light colour to wear during the summer

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:27 AM

Hello Carole

I believe they're called opera gloves. I had quite a few pair of material ones, different colours and lengths for parties and weddings. They look elegeant and serve a very useful purpose mind you I could do with a leather pair myself!

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:54 PM

I am a woman of a certain age who has learned to make my fashion idiosyncrasies into a statement. Who says you can't wear sandals with socks? Since I lost the fat pads on the bottom of my feet, I have been wearing fluffy thick socks. Now summer is here, I have purchased a pair of walking sandals with velcro straps at the toe, across the top of the foot and around the back of the heel. With this level of adjustment, they cushion my feet perfectly and make walking a possibility again. I am going out this morning to pick up my new glasses which I selected from the men's section to get a pair that feel right and give me a good field of vision. I will be wearing my purple socks with my new sandals and feeling great about it. :D
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:43 PM

I think we should all get together and have a fashion show ..... :lol:

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:22 AM

Oh it's a sclero thing! The sandals I was going to buy also had velcro straps over the toe, heel and ankle...and I have purple fluffy socks!

Bring on the catwalk for the show fashion forgot!
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#14 Lillskuzi

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:48 AM

Well for the amount of pairs of gloves I have, I could hold a fashion show in my own right, solely modelling gloves! I have gloves in every colour under the sun, in all sorts of fabrics, to match all outfits. Friends and family always get me gloves when they don't know what to buy me for a present. Definitely better than getting handkerchieves!
Susie