Would this not be the cutest with leggings and a big black sweater?
Life-altering espresso fantabulosity and a perfect cup every time? Or indentured servitude to the Nespresso coffee pod monopoly? Also: yay or nay on the frother?
With regards to the coffee, it’s both a) and b). But so worth it. The least expensive (automatic) model is all you need. Skip the frother, although having one is clutch; I got an Aerolatte at a discount on eBay.
I do love the first dress. That skirt might be slightly perilous.
Die-hard Nespresso fan here. Yes, you have to buy the proprietary pods, but cost is about 1/5th to 1/3rd of what you’d pay for the drink at Starbucks. If you frequently drink latte’s of capp’s, get the frother, but I prefer the separate one (not attached to machine) as you can put away off the counter when you’re not using. Pods are recyclable, BTW. Just return to the Nespresso boutique.
That Rag & Bone dress is PERFECT. Sleeves!
YES! SLEEVES!!! Marianne, I am your sleeve soulmate, your dolman doppelganger. More sleeves, please!
Oh my God, that’s hilarious. I’m going to have to issue myself a sleeves challenge.
Oh yes please!! It was impossible to find dresses with sleeves this summer (or rather, dresses with sleeves that come to the knee. And are chic). My thighs…my arms…oh dear. I have serious Michelle Obama arm-envy.
I have the first Nespresso movel ever sold in the USA and that’s at least 15 years ago. I use it every day; love it, but don’t froth milk. Instead, I hand whip a little heavy cream to float on top. Re the outfits; those sarong-style skirts have never looked well on me, but I do think with tights or leggings it could work.
Skirt – if you have to wear it with leggings and a sweater then what is it…a scarf for your backside?
Exactly! Sort of a scarfy-tee!
too funny Jane – just what my rear needs, more visual interest. The skirt is a beautiful pattern…
“More visual interest” … good one!
Rag&Bone…100% polyester…that would make me say “no.”
Love me some Helmut, but the back of the sarong skirt looks…snug (and the weight of the fabric looks light)…so if you wore it with leggings would it hike up and up and up as you walk?
I was thinking the same thing on the hiking issue. It almost seems like you’d want to wear a SLIP to keep it from sticking on the leggings…which obviously wouldn’t work because who wears slips, and where would you get one that shape? I like the skirt but not quite seeing the leggings vision.
I wore a slip just last week! And when I am out and about, I see women who should also be wearing them. I don’t wear one often (and I never wear pantyhose) but sometimes you just need a little extra coverage.
Where do you find slips these days? I have jersey dresses I don’t wear anymore bc even with spanx they just don’t lie well on the back. They have all this lovely gathering on the front to help drape, but the back….not so lovely
JC Penny, sears or target. I often wear slips under dresses to ensure a smooth line. They are actually wonderful!
Also try Nordstrom, herroom.com, and zappos.com.
LJ: I still wear slips too. I agree–sometimes you just need one. But I hardly ever hear about them or see them. Cate: I don’t know where to buy them anymore. Maybe eBay!!
Are you guys talking about half-slips (just the skirt) or full slips? I wear full slips a lot. Half slips not so much, but that’s only because I’m more of a dress-wearer than a skirt-wearer.
Typically I go with Only Hearts or Mary Green. And I have one from Vasarette that I poached from the fashion closet (back when I had a fashion closet to poach from) and it was perfect.
Am I the only one who thinks the rag & bone dress is probably hideous irl? It’s one of those things that seems good in theory but …
You’re not alone. In fact, I think it’s pretty darn ugly in print. Picture it with pumps instead of the booties – looks like something my mother would wear.
We have that Nespresso Pixie in my office and bought the frother too.
It’s changed our lives. That’s all I have to say.
I had one of the pod machines and finally gave it away. Coffee was fine, but took up so much space on my countertop, not to mention a kitchen cabinet shelf was given over to pods. And when you ran out of pods, such a pain to hike to the few outlets that carried them. I eventually gave it away and reverted to my French press. Just as delicious, almost as easy. But then I live in NYC where space is at a premium
The dress: love the idea, but I’m not into those prints. With others, it would be something.
The skirt: good idea, bad execution. The gap shouldn’t be centered and probably shouldn’t be that high, imho. But, one could probably just slide the waistband to the side a bit and solve the entire problem. Then with tights, it might work. But c.w. is right — I think they made it too tight. Why a tight sarong? Either have draping fabric, or don’t.
No opinion on the coffeemaker: I’ve never tried one. But, even just thinking about coffee is nice, so feel free to post more pictures of coffeemakers every so often!! I use a French press and then pour through a paper filter. (Somebody somewhere said there is cholesterol in coffee that you can filter out, but, probably someone will soon decide it is good for you and I will feel stupid.) The grounds go on my plants.
I love love LOVE this frother and it’s going strong over a year into ownership — a deal and the most perfect froth (lower % of fat in the cream the taller the froth):
I have the frother, and although tempermental and tough to clean, it makes for some lovely, frothy milk. I say, “Yes!”
I’m in love with my saeco espresso machine. It grinds the beans and makes a mean espresso/cap/latte. The frothing thing makes great steamed milk. I’ve had it a year and a half and it probably makes about six shots a day. Which is pretty heavy use.
As I write this I’m hiding from my kids and sucking down my third Nespresso cup of the day. I LOVE it and really can’t drink regular coffee anymore, even really good Hawaiian coffee mixed with some Jamaican Blue Mountain made in a french press doesn’t cut it for me now.
The frother on the the other hand, is crap. It’s a flawed design. We’ve had the machine for a year and a half and are on our second frother, sent to us by Nespresso after the first one went caput. Either spring for this model with the steam frother http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-942862/Nespresso-Maestria-Espresso-Machine%2C-Crema– or get a different frother altogether. The one in the comment above looks good.
As for buying the pods, I joined the Nespresso club online and get them in the mail almost overnight.
Love my nespresso, despite my indentured servitude to the company. I have an older model of the frother and I like it – clean up is only a minor hassle and it has worked well for me. Definite life-changer.
No. Yes, and Go For It. With Frother, despite cleanup.
no to the dress, the skirt is only good, not great.
yes to the Nespresso, and the seperate frother, order the pods online with a regular delivery, you’ll never run out of pods.
having tried dozens of espresso makers over the years, i can say with complete confidence that, short of buying some $3,000 Italian model that will take up half your kitchen, Nespresso makes the best! the pods are a physical and intellectual challenge, it’s true. but you avoid a paper cup & sleeve, plus a plastic sippy top, every time you make one at home. don’t get a model with a built-in frother. get the separate one (and clean it immediately after you finish). one caveat: having it be so easy to have excellent espresso can cause over-dosing in the caffeine department if you’re not careful
French press lover here, have considered the Nespresso after I saw that you can buy refillable capsules. Does that make it the best of both worlds?
I love a single large cup of coffee in the morning though. Espresso is great, but you get more caffeine with the the steeped, press coffee and that’s what I’m after.
We love our nespresso machine, pods and all. We usually order the pods online and stock up. We have a separate frother and its fine.
Regarding the nespresso machine; why bother if you live in Manhattan? The espresso from those damned pods is barely passable when you live so close to excellent cafe’s(Grumpy’s, Joe’s, Gimme, etc). Why waste your time and money on an inferior product? Starbucks has been crap for ages so to say it’s better than theirs is not saying much. Quality over quantity.
I say “Nay”.
I have the Nespresso (a previous model) and it’s great. The footprint is really small, and I have a teeny kitchen. My local Sur la Table collects the used pods and returns them to Nespresso for recycling.As another reader said, the pods come overnight most times. Do it!