Blue and Green

11 Sep

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When I was growing up wearing blue and green was not the done thing.  I still remember when I first started working at a stockbroking firm (in the mid eighties), wearing something combining the two colors and my boss politely suggesting, “Blue and green should not be seen”.  For years after that I avoided wearing the two together because I thought doing so was committing a fashion faux pas. But just like many of those old-fashioned style rules that notion is now dated.

I think blue and green look great together. What do you think?

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I thought I’d show you a few ways I could wear some blue and green pieces, combined from my own wardrobe, but when I started doing it I realised I only owned one piece of green (I had no idea) - so I was a bit restricted, but despite that, I was still able to come up with a few outfits. 105 908x1024 Blue and Green

 J.Crew jeans, ASOS top, David Lawrence belt and Seed sandals

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 J.Crew jeans, J.Crew blazer, Ralph Lauren shirt and Evado shoes

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 J.Crew jeans, Gap shirt and Steve Madden shoes

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 J.Crew jeans, Saint James top and Country Road sandals

More color combinations for you to try here

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The Impact Eyebrows Have On Your Face

4 Sep

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I know these photos of Pamela Anderson on the cover of this magazine are completely manipulated, but looking beyond that what you can see is the huge impact eyebrows can make to your face

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I think the pictures speak for themselves and I don’t need to say much more about it other than, I over-plucked my eyebrows when I was younger and now in my forties I’m trying to thicken them up and they won’t completely grow back. One of the reasons I want thicker brows is because as I get older I want to wear less makeup and for me less eye makeup looks better with thicker brows.

If you’re young and reading this, take it from me, hold off touching your brows for as long as you can.  If you feel you need to have them shaped, remove hairs very sparingly or get an expert to guide you.

Here’s a great video from one of my favourite make-up artists Lisa Eldridge,  about how to groom your brows and this is another good video about how to recreate eyebrows if you’ve lost them through illness.

*If you follow my Facebook page you would have recently seen photos I posted of Victoria Beckham showing how her brows look today and how they looked several years ago.   If you missed it, you can scroll through the photos to find them here to see the impact different brows have made to Victoria’s look.

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The Secret To Jennifer Aniston’s Style

1 Sep

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When I work with someone new I always ask them if there is anyone’s style they admire. (This just gives me a bit of an idea as to what they like, in the same way I might ask you to tell me what music you listen to or how your home is decorated)

Often if someone is quite classic, non fussy, simple and casual with their style they might mention Jennifer Aniston.

Jennifer’s look often involves a t-shirt or singlet with a pair of jeans, sometimes a blazer and a pair of wedges. It looks very easy to achieve – and it can be – but there’s several reasons why Jennifer or any other celebrities with great style look good in their clothes. It’s because..

  1. More than likely they’re wearing clothes of good quality.
  2. Everything they wear looks fresh and new. They wouldn’t wear anything that was pilled, stained, stretched, scuffed or faded.
  3. They wear clothes that are flattering for their body shape.
  4. They wear clothes that fit them perfectly.

This was highlighted recently when Jennifer Aniston was asked about her style, in particular her love of T-shirts and jeans.

“This is my secret:  The trick to T-shirts is I that I usually tailor them. Which is silly, but it works.”  

“Or you just have to find the perfect one”, she told the site. 

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So while Jennifer’s look may appear effortless, it isn’t exactly.  It’s well thought out.  She doesn’t just wear any old t-shirt, she wears one that is just right.

Having our t-shirts tailored is unrealistic for most of us, but striving to find a great one, is not.

As with all the pieces you wear, it’s the little(ish) things like ensuring you’re wearing the most flattering sleeve, the most flattering neckline, the most flattering length, the most flattering size and the most flattering fabric, that make the big difference to how stylish your overall look is – if that matters to you.

Have you found a t-shirt you love?  If so are you happy to share with us what it is?

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Mom Jeans

29 Aug

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Just when you finally got your head around and embraced the skinny and boyfriend, there’s a new jean in town.

Mom jeans. 

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Yep, they’re very similar to those old high waisted 501′s we (at least Diana and I) were wearing in the early 90′s. In fact I’ve read where people are trawling op shops and vintage stores looking for these old Levi’s to wear in a new 2014 way.   (Hands up who still has a pair in their wardrobes from the 90′s)

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The “mom jean” is worn high on the waist (where the boyfriend jean is worn low on the hips these are worn above the belly button), generally of a faded denim and are relaxed through the leg.

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Given my love of denim I’ll certainly give them a try, but I’ll be very particular about what style I look for.  I’ll be searching for something that is snug across the hips and thighs, narrow through the legs, cropped and with back pockets that are just the right size and in the right position for my backside.

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*TIP  – If you decide to give them a try it’s very important that you pay lots of attention to the back view. Because they are high waisted they can make your butt look very flat, long and wide.

What do you think of the ‘mom jeans” trend?  Would you give them a try? Yay or nay?

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