Pattern

25 Jun

I’ve mentioned before that I have a thing for patterned pants (while I generally don’t feel comfortable wearing a print on top)

When I wear patterns one thing I’m conscious of, is choosing a print that’s in scale with my petite size. I tend to favour small gingham, check, stripes and of course, animal prints.

Large florals or big bold geometric prints could be too overwhelming for my little frame. It’s not to say I wouldn’t try a large print, but more than likely I’d end up reverting to something smaller. .

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How To Wear Knee High Boots With Jeans

19 Jun

We know that knee high boots are a big trend at the moment – particularly with skirts and dresses (see here) – but what about with jeans?

Well.. some would suggest the look is passe, but I’m ok with it, in fact I like it and that’s probably because I’m a fan of 70’s and 70’s influenced, fashion. .

The thing to watch though, is that your jeans and boots (heels or flats) look modern – otherwise the look can be a bit daggy and dated. (Think very low rise jeans with mid calf, square toe boots) .

In this pic (above) my boots are actually over a decade old, but they are still a modern (slouchy) style – so I think I can get away with them.

(Note also that I’m wearing my boots with skinny-ish jeans so that they’re clean through the knee (ie not all baggy and bunching) .

If you’re unsure whether your boots are modern or outdated, consider booking in for a Wardrobe Overhaul and I’ll help you. You can find the details here

Here’s a few more photos for inspiration..

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Toe Cleavage

13 Jun

Toe Cleavage

“Toe cleavage is the partial exposure of a woman’s toes in shoes that are cut low enough at the vamp. Low cut shoes reveal toe cleavage similar to how low cut tops reveal breast cleavage”. (Wikipedia)

Yep, it’s a thing!

Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik said, “The secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe; you must only show the first two cracks”

I have clients who would never wear a shoe where you can see the cracks of the toes and others who like it. I’m with Manolo, I don’t mind a subtle hint. .

What do think about toe cleavage? Here’s what I think.

Too much…

Toe Cleavage
Toe Cleavage

Just a hint…

Toe Cleavage
Toe Cleavage
Toe Cleavage
Toe Cleavage

READ: “Weekend Wardrobe Challenge – Shoes” here

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The Sales Can Be Fabulous And They Can Be Disastrous

28 May

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We’re currently in what can be, not quite disastrous, but certainly a dangerous period.   Sales time.

This is the time when costly shopping mistakes are frequently made.

It’s when we can be easily lured into buying something we don’t really love, that isn’t at all flattering and doesn’t one bit represent the style and image we want to portray.

Here’s a scenario to think about…

You’ve been looking for something to wear to a friends wedding and not having much luck. You head out to the shops, thinking I have to get something today. I’m getting desperate.

You walk into a designer shop where they’re having a big sale. You’re thinking, this looks promising. But discover the only thing in your size is this pale pink satin ruched dress (pictured above).  It’s original price was $2072 and it’s on sale for $300.  And it’s Nina Ricci.  OMG you think.  I could never afford a designer dress like this normally.  This is such a huge bargain. You try it on and it fits even though the neckline is too high for you, the length too short, you don’t really like the color (and it’s too pale for you) and you have no idea what underwear you’ll be able to wear to smooth out the lumps and bumps, which the shiny fabric seems to be highlighting.  But it’s designer, it fits, it’s such a bargain and you’re desperate to buy something.  The wedding is only 3 weeks away.

You’re still debating whether or not you should take it or not when the sales person comes over and tells you you look incredible in it and that it’s beautifully made and only a handful of them were created – therefore nobody else will be wearing the same as you on the night.  She gives you some ideas for how to accessorise it and how you could wear your hair and by now you’re starting to think it must look good if she says so.  She works in fashion so she probably knows better than you.  She could be right – the light’s not great in the change room, you don’t have any makeup on and you’re wearing bad undies.

What do you do?   Do you buy it or leave it?

*If you do buy it…do you feel incredible when you wear it or do you feel uncomfortable, unauthentic and wish you’d bought something that was flattering to your shape and reflected your style?

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