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.
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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
To look slimmer is easy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.