I’ll Have One In Every Color

20 Apr

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I’m mad about these down puffers.

I can see that by the end of winter I’ll have one in several colors.  (I already have one in black but am considering the red and bright blue)

I wear mine to the football, to the supermarket, to dinner…

If I had an upcoming holiday, this would be the first thing to be thrown into the case.  It’s as light as a feather and comes in it’s own little bag.

Unlike other puffers which can make you look…well…puffy, these are surprisingly flattering.

Currently $20 off, from Uniqlo here

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How To Add Wow To Your Outfit

15 Apr

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You’ve been invited to a special occasion (drinks with some old girlfriends you haven’t seen for a long time, dinner with your husbands colleagues  or to a friends opening art exhibition)  and you have absolutely no idea what to wear.

You don’t have a lot of time to go searching and/or you don’t want to spend a lot of money on something new.

Here’s an idea..

Use a single strong piece to make a statement and create an interesting outfit.

Pull out some of the basics you have in your wardrobe, lay them on your bed and see what you have to work with.

Then once you’ve decided what your canvas will be (it might be a great pair of black pants and a pair of black heels, a black pencil skirt and a crisp white shirt or your favourite jeans and a blazer) pull out all the fancy things you have in your wardrobe and consider what can be used to jazz up the basics and have an impact.

This is where you need to experiment.  Try mixing things together that you might not have considered before.  A pair of  black pants, a knit,  a sexy heel and a sequined clutch or a brocade skirt you wore to a wedding with a classic white shirt.

You can see in all the images below there is one feature in particular that is the focal point of the outfit (whether it’s a shoe, a bag, a coat, a jacket, a belt, a pair of gloves, a nail color, scarf, a hairstyle or a lip color)  The rest of the outfit is made up of relatively neutral basics.

*Of course, the key here is to ensure your wardrobe has some essential basics to create outfits from and also has some fancy pieces to add the “wow” when needed.

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This lady demonstrates the concept beautifully.  (An amazing earring, a fabulous shoe or a great jacket…often added to a simple black pants/jeans and black top combo)

 

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When Pants Do This, They Don’t Fit

15 Apr

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When a pair of pants pull across the hips and pocket like this…they don’t fit.

Notice the lines being created – because the pants are too tight across the hips – from the top of the zip to the pocket. …and then, as a result,  how the pocket is pulling away from the body.

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Because the pants are ill-fitting across the hips it’s drawing attention to the area …..and it looks messy!

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I understand for Kim and for those who have similar shapes to her, that finding pants that fit well can prove to be difficult.

My advice is to keep shopping til you find a pair that work for you.  Don’t just settle for “These will have to do”.  I know it can be very frustrating, but you need to be prepared to try lots of different styles til you find a pair that are just right.  In Kim’s case a different fabric or a style without pockets might have worked better for her.

And secondly, consider buying up a size and having them tailored to fit you.  (Or alternatively, have a pair made)

Remember recently I wrote about how a pencil skirt shouldn’t pull across the hips here.   Same thing…

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The Wrap Top

13 Apr

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Those who have worked with me will know I’m a big fan of anything that wraps.

Knits, dresses, tops and jackets.

They’re universally flattering.  (It’s just a matter of finding one that has features that work for your shape. For example, you might prefer something with a less deep v-neck)

I like how they have the ability to open up the chest and shoulders, lengthen through the neck and torso,  give the bust shape and definition, disguise a tummy, accentuates a waist and in the case with this style – highlight the delicate wrists.

What’s not to like?

But they’re not always easy to find and sometimes you have to go searching.  As I did to discover this particular style.

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*As with all clothes, but particularly stretchy garments, it’s all about what you wear underneath.

**This is not a sponsored post. I came across these tops online while I was doing some research for a client, liked the look of them and thought I’d share.

 

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