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LookMatchMaking Project

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in LookMatchMaking Project, Matching Yourself, Shopping, Styling tips | 0 comments

Look #1

LookMatchMaking Project

 

Ingrid, a very socially active recently promoted manager  at one of the major banks, needed a casual outfit for weekends with friends. She wanted a look that would be comfortable, practical and at the same time would take her up from her usual way too relaxed too much student like go-to outfits.

To satisfy her needs I offered her blue jeans, that are not too distressed, no holes or embroideries (leave these adornments to Ingrid’s subordinates) and a silk tunic. I think that simple pieces that are at the same time made of good quality materials and show superior craftsmanship are key in creating casual outfits that would show your status without being too pretentious.  So silk tunic and high quality jeans serve this purpose very well.

For the silhouette, I chose skinny  jeans and loose fitting top because Ingrid is a representative of a straight body type with slim long legs, no defined waist and  with a tendency for extra weight to gather around waistline. Therefore the line that draws no attention to the waist and accentuates legs is perfect in this case.

Beautiful cornflower blue will look amazing on a blue-eyed blonde with very active and emotional personality. Accessories that I chose will also add some playfulness and fun to the outfit.

I supplied the outfit with 2 pairs of shoes so it can be adjusted to a number of social occasions. The outfit is versatile (again, due to high quality materials)  that can be either dressed up (with heels) or down (with flats).

I also recommend light make up – brown mascara and sheer lip gloss for a day.

 

Got inspired by Ingrid’s look? Think it will work for you, too. Below you can shop for similar items

 

 

If you’d like to take part in our LOOK MATCH MAKING project,please

a) submit at least 2 pictures of yourself, one portrait and another full body along with a little text about yourself, your occupation, lifestyle and what you want to achieve with your new look at info@matchyourself.ca

b) like our facebook page

с) share any post from our blog on your wall

That’s it!

 

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Pantone Fashion Colors Spring/Summer 2013. What colors are for you and What to Wear this Spring

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Shopping, Styling tips, What to Wear | 0 comments

Oh, these last winter days that seem to drag on forever! You feel like you have already had enough of cold and snow, but still need to survive a couple of months until it is really gorgeous and enjoyable outside. During these dull and gloomy days we are completely color deprived seeing only white, black and grey almost exclusively. To make up for the deficit of color let’s look at the shades that Pantone told us we will be seeing in stores this spring. Let’s try to summon the Spring by updating our wardrobe – it will see that we are ready and come sooner :)

pantone fashion colors 2013

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How to look slimmer with zero effort. Body Shapers Guide to choosing the right one for you

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

To look slimmer is easy!

how to choose the right body shaper

Are you familiar with a feeling of disappointment when you had to put a beautiful dress back on the rack because after trying it on you thought you were not in a shape good enough for it? You remember how appalled you were to see in the mirror all your dear bumps and bulges exaggerated and your tummy being utterly honest about how many kids it bore. To not let that happen ever again you committed to a strict diet and exercising 3 times a week, but never actually found time in your busy agenda to bring these plans to life. Consequently, you developed a fitting room phobia and and are now living with a deeply-rooted belief that beautiful clothes is not for you any more. All these could not have happened if you knew about a secret every woman should know – Body Shapers. As simple as that. Read on to find out how to avoid disappointment in the fitting room and which shapewear is the right for you.

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Links A La Mode

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This week my post on Peplum Tops was chosen as one of the best posts of the week by IFB (International Fashion Bloggers) – the biggest community of fashion bloggers on the Net. Another 19 posts have joined me which you can check if continue reading. Below is the post as it appeared on IFB.

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Trends to be carried over to Fall. Peplum Tops. How to wear them

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Blog, Pairing up, Shopping, Styling tips | 38 comments

This spring peplums made a significant come back and are now enjoying their moment. This at first sight weird silhouette  that we saw flooding the runways this spring has become the hottest and most wearable trend of SS2012. And what’s more – it is here to stay, for at  least a couple more seasons, the fall 2012 runway images below are to prove that. So if you have been debating if a peplum top will make a worthy addition to your wardrobe, the answer is a definite “yes”. Before you hit the stores though, read on to find out which peplum top to choose to flatter you body type and how to create stylish ensembles  featuring this fashionable item.

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Which Type of Hangers to Use

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Blog, Clothing maintenance, Shopping | 0 comments

After you had one of these lucky moments in the store where you found, say, a dress that fitted you perfectly, matched you body type , was consistent with your dominant line  and magically made you look and feel fabulous; you definitely want to give this dress a good treatment that will ensure its special powers don’t get exhausted very soon. In other words you really want this dress to look exactly as  it looked on the day your love relationship started for as long as possible. And your first step to achieve this goal would be giving this dress the right hanger.

In this post I’m going to talk about different types of hangers which work the best with different types of garments.

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Body Types. Ectomorph. Mesomorph. Endomorph

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Blog, Matching Yourself, Shopping, Styling tips | 14 comments

Continuing my MatchYourSelf series started with this post where I talked about how it is important to factor your body characteristics into your ideal wardrobe building, I decided to dedicate this post to Somatype. Somatype, in other words your body type, plays important part in determining your ideal clothing. It resonates a lot with the line in face and body system and I believe might be easier for some people to understand and apply.

Continue reading and you’ll find out three major body types.

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