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When A Dress Becomes A Skirt

29 May

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When you’re giving your wardrobe a good edit and clean out, always keep this in mind.

Pieces can be remodeled and reinvented.

A pair of long, wide pants can be slimmed and cropped, a blouse can have the sleeves shortened or removed and just like here, a dress can be made into a skirt.

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All that’s required is a creative eye and a clever sewer/tailor.

This dress is available from H & M.  I’m not sure if you can buy it in Australia but details can be found here.

If you don’t really have a creative eye and would like me to help you go through your wardrobe details of my wardrobe styling sessions can be found here 

READ: “What’s Hiding In Your Wardrobe That Could Be Reinvented?” here 

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7 Feb

When I’m not at a client’s home going through their wardrobe or taking them shopping, one of the things I might be doing – is research.

This could mean online searching, ringing around, calling into stores and chatting to the staff about what’s new and what’s coming in soon… and lots of trying on.

(I try on to see how things fit size wise but also to see how they look on the body – perhaps how the fabric drapes and moves- as well as how they feel.) *Comfort is a very high priority for the majority of my clients – and me!  I’ll also be looking to see how well – or not – the garment is made (despite the cost) and I’ll be sampling new season styles.

Research and preparation is done so that I can put together a suggested itinerary of stores to visit and a list of pieces to try – but also to ensure that our time together is well spent and not wasted.

Here’s me trying on pieces in Zara 🙂

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If There’s One Thing You Do For Your Style This Year, Make It This

1 Feb

If you’re petite (anyone under 5ft 3) you may have similiar issues to me.

Yesterday I tried on this dress in Country Road. It’s new season stock and I like to sample new pieces as they arrive in the stores both for myself and for my clients.

To someone who doesn’t understand what to look for when it comes to fit, you might think it’s ok – but it isn’t.

The neck (front and back) doesn’t fit, the armholes don’t fit and it doesn’t fit through the waist. But, from the hips down, it fits quite well.

As you can see in the photo below, it’s too long through the body for me. It’s been made for someone considerably taller.

It doesn’t fit, this one can’t be altered, it’s not the right piece for me and I just need to walk away.

(Don’t buy anything that doesn’t fit you properly unless you can commit to taking it to the tailor to see if they can alter it for you)

If there’s one thing you do for your style this year, learn about how your clothes should fit. I have had clients with wardrobes full of magnificent designer pieces worth thousands of dollars, and much of them don’t fit. Despite the fact the clothes are beautiful, the person will never look great wearing them because of how they look on the body.

Before you invest in your wardrobe, know how to tell when something fits you just right and when it doesn’t. (And also know what can and can’t be altered)

*If you’d like to learn about how your clothes should fit you (perhaps starting by looking at how the clothes in your wardrobe do – or don’t 🙁 ) send me a message via here and I’ll be in touch

READ: “Just Because It’s Your Size And You Can Get It On, Doesn’t Mean It Fits” here

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The Wrap Dress

7 Aug

If you love color and like wearing patterns and you’re looking for a new dress for spring, this wrap dress is one to try and get your hands on to sample.

It doesn’t look much on the rack but looks great on.  (Providing you wear the right size) It needs to be worn snug – with great undies and bra.

Wear it with a trench and nude pumps for work or sandals and a denim jacket on the weekend.

Was $199, now $39. From here

*Like everything the wrap dress is not for everyone. Some of my clients have said they feel they are too frumpy.  However, I do always suggest that it could just be the wrap dresses they’ve tried (without me) have been the wrong fabric or fit for them. (ie not the right length, not sitting on the waist in the right place, too big, a print that is ageing, etc, etc)

READ: “The Wrap Top” here 

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