We might not even be halfway through Winter but we are already seeing what’s ahead for Spring/Summer. Neon and pastel are big trends for the warmer months – but more on that later. This week we’re looking at some more wearable bights.
The colour. The cut. Just spectacular. Of course this Witchery frock can be worn now with your blacks and winter browns but I cannot wait to see it in Summer with nude wedges and gold/bronze accessories. Oh and its on sale.
Tangerine is the colour of 2012 and this cute Portmans number nails it. The single button and shorter length blazer is good on petite ladies or those with a short waist. Please don’t just bare it with black – think camels, navy, denim and grey – and dare I say Breton stripes? I just did.
This fun and colourful Asos clutch is an easy way to brighten an outfit and at $15 its a no-brainer.
Wearing: Veronika Maine and jacket, Kmart belt, Sportsgirl sunglasses and stockings, Inniu heels.
Many people whinge about black and grey in winter – that it’s so predictable and boring. I don’t mind a bit of predictable – but I won’t accept boring. Keep things interesting with different textures and shades.
Wearing: Witchery dress, Countryroad shirt, Portmans belt, Veronika Maine coat,
Wittner shoes, Witchery bag, Diva ring, Colette earrings.
Layering is sometimes the only way to stay warm in Winter. Today was one of those days. Layering can be a little more tricky if you are busty and/or short (story of my life) – my tip is thin warm layers (I’ve got a wool knit hiding under that shirt) to avoid being too bulky. And be sure to highlight your waist.
Do you like to layer? What are your tips?
Some mid-week officewear inspiration – the blazer:
Hope you’re having a great week!
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While I may get carried away from time to time with posts of me in my outfits and celebrating all the great things to spend your cash on – this blog is first and foremost about helping women dress their best. It’s about knowing how to dress and celebrate who you are. In Muppet terms it’s a ‘Me –party’.
Everyone has some part of themselves worth celebrating. E-v-e-r-y-o-n-e. Big boobs? Get yourself a great supportive bra and into some flattering V-neck tops and dresses. Small ankles? Show them off in cuffed pants and pretty shoes. Tiny waist – belt it. Clear skin? Draw attention to your face with dangly earrings and sumptuous scarves.
Life is much too short to wear ugly clothes. And spread negative body vibes. Yes you may have bigger hips than others – so what. I bet you look amazing in an A-line skirt and can probably carry a bib necklace like no other. Focusing on the negative will not create a positive – only more glum. Enough!!
An important part of this self-love and appreciation is learning to accept compliments. This seems to be hard for many ladies to do. It only takes one word. Thankyou. No more no less but once you receive and accept that compliment on how fab you are rocking that dress, or how brilliant that colour suits your deep blue eyes, your me-party will be in full swing. It really feels good to be told you look good. Of course it’s not about dressing for others but if they want to send some nice words your way – why not take it. The more you reject a compliment – the less likely you are to get another.
So let’s get this celebration going. Focus on the good and enjoy you.
I’m sure you’ve noticed peplums everywhere in the shops at the moment. Other than I love saying the word peplum (sounds like a funny body part to me – ie – she really damaged her peplum) it’s also a very flattering shape on us ladies.
I’ve been drooling over this Cue number for ages – waiting for it to go on sale. This aubergine colour loves hanging out up with all your black, grey, camel and even navy bottoms. The ¾ sleeves are also so right. Why not throw a chunky gold necklace on top?
Well, well ,well. You had me at stripes, but add this soft cotton peplum shape and I’m sold. This cute one at Forever new is a cheaper way to get in on the trend. The only thing I will say about people buying them is it is best to try them on beforehand as some will sit too high or too low on your torso. Aim for your natural waist. As for belts – while the peplum already shows off your waist (how thoughtful) I do like to add a belt – a cherry red would be fab on this one.
Skirts are also hoping on the peplum express (as are and dresses and jackets) and this ASOS one is so pretty with its black lace. It’s a simple pencil skirt with a fun twist. You don’t need me to tell you how to wear it. I will note that this shape is not so kind on those who carry their weight on the bottom half as the peplum detail adds bulk where you don’t want it.
Trench it! The easiest way to smarten up an outfit and perfect for the office. Let’s take on Tuesday in style.
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It’s there anything better than the feeling of a Friday afternoon before a long weekend?!!
With the end of season sales in full swing – there’s no excuse not to shop!
Spots are really popular at the moment and this Jacquie frock is a steal- down from $130 to $40! Great for hourglasses. Toughen up the spots with a leather jacket and ankle boots or play up the retro sexy vibe with red accessories.
Love the colour of this Saba jacket. Love the cropped shape. Love with grey, navy, black, camel. Worn open or done up. Love that it covers a multitude of sins and many macaroons
Peplum is a trend that looks set to continue into Summer and this dress from Cue so clever. The belt nips in right where you want it to, the seams fall in the right places and it is very flattering on the bust. It’s a very sexy dress.
Happy shopping and happy Friday!
Wearing: Veronika Maine top, Jcrew belt, Cue skirt, Portmans jacket, Witchery bag, Colette ring and earrings.
Sometime when its grey outside you just gotta wear bring some colour to your day.
Also – here is how I wore this blouse back in summer.
The weekend may be over but the (arm) party can still continue – some inspiration:
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