New Ways To Wear Old Things

14 May

Not every time you go to an event, should you need to buy a new outfit.

If you’ve been building a wardrobe of well thought out versatile pieces, you’ll be able to come up with something using what you’ve got.

I went to a (fancy) birthday party a couple of weeks ago and I did just that.

It was a special occasion so I did think about buying something new to wear, but then decided I’d wear something I already had in the wardrobe.

So the day before the dinner I spent half an hour playing around with some looks to see what I could come up with.

My intention was that I wanted to come up with an outfit I’d never worn so that it felt fresh and new – even though the individual pieces were old.

I’ve worn the tuxedo blazer to the races (with trousers), to a wedding (with a tight fitting pencil skirt) and occasionally I wear it with my jeans.  I’d never, however, worn it with this pleated satin skirt with a belt around the waist and with velvet platform shoes.  Although the jacket’s several years old, what I wore (and the way I wore it) felt new.

I also wore..

Sparkly vintage earrings  (Which were my Nan’s)

Burgundy velvet shoes (From Yoox.com)

And I carried a small embroidered (vintage) clutch. (From the Mill Market in Geelong)

If you often feel like you have nothing to wear, despite having plenty of clothes in your wardrobe, could it be that you’re not wearing the pieces in different ways – and therefore feeling bored with what you do have?

Rather than adding and adding and adding new things to your wardrobe when you may not need to, be creative! Spend some time in your wardrobe playing around with new looks, or get me over to help you come up with some different outfit combinations.

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How Great Jeans Should Look

10 May

The second photo is how a great pair of jeans should look.

In the first image the pockets are all wrong, the fabric isn’t good (ie there’s no support), the jeans are too big, the color of the denim is ho-hum…and they’re not sitting in the right place on the waist.

Basically unflattering!

..and aging!

Which do your jeans look like?  The before image or the after image?

Thank you to my lovely model . To think that bum was hidden under those daggy jeans. Doesn’t she look great!  Ten years younger. 🙂

See more images of how my client looked in her new jeans here

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Style Tips

30 Apr

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I have a new “Style Tips” Pinterest board.

You can find tips like…

  • How to dress taller
  • How not to wear white jeans in winter
  • How to know when your bra doesn’t fit
  • How to wear a blazer casually
  • How to wear the classic white shirt…..and more.

You can find it here

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How To Stop Your Zip From Falling Down

24 Apr

 

I assumed that this was common knowledge, but recently when I mentioned it to a client, discovered that’s not necessarily the case..

Did you know that most zips on jeans (at least good quality brands) have little locks to keep them from falling down?

After you’ve pulled the zip up, push the little handle in as close as possible to the teeth so that it locks in. You then won’t be able to pull the zip down without lifting the handle up. 

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