Little Fashion Problems For Little Fashionable Ladies

Shorter ladies are cuter ladies. There’s no denying there are plenty of benefits to being on the more petite side. However, there are also the drawbacks. Top shelves are an issue. But more of a problem is looking trendy without looking like you’re half your age. Getting asked for ID only remains flattering for so long. So, what do you do to solve the problem and look like the full-grown woman you are?

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Celebrate your shape

You’re a grown woman, so why not show it off a little? This doesn’t mean you have to always go for the more exposing option, but fitting your clothing to your figure can immediately make you look a lot more womanly. As Live About shows, there are plenty of different body shapes even for the smaller woman. A good tip, in general, however, is to always cinch above the waist. Beyond emphasizing some of your feminine aspects, it has the added benefit of adding a little more length to your legs.

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A little class goes a long way

Most women fight to dress in a way that makes them look younger, whereas you might very well have the opposite problem. Nothing shows maturity like a touch of class. For this reason, unless you want to look cute and current, it’s worth avoiding the graphic tee. A great accessory can add a lot of sophistication, too. The right eyewear, in particular, a good pair of shades, can make a big difference. A bold statement with a fragrant perfume that isn’t too saccharine can immediately add the air of a woman who knows what she’s all about, too.

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Shoes make a big, big difference

Opting for the kids’ sizes can definitely help you find clothes that fit you perfectly. While it might sting the pride, it’s an option worth considering. Except when it comes to footwear. Sure, a pair of kids’ size sneakers is fine for when you’re not too fussy about appearing like the classy lady like you are. However, when it comes to more mature flats and the godsend that is the height-adding heel, then it’s worth looking at designers particularly for the more petite lady like Pretty Small Shoes. Otherwise, it can be difficult finding the fancy footwear to complete your look.

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Don’t overdo it

You might want to look more mature to offset your natural tininess, but if that’s all you focus on, you risk over-egging the pudding and coming off as old-fashioned, instead. Again, the fit is the big issue. If you forego tailoring on all your clothes and choose only loose, baggy materials, you risk looking more conservative, and thus much older. Similarly, putting in a little too much work on the face, especially making your eyebrows too thin, can add a severe, aged profile.

Being short comes with its challenges. Some of them can be solved with a footstool. Otherwise, looking like a glamorous, sexy lady should definitely not be one of them. The tips above are going to solve that particular conundrum for you.

 

The Essential Items Every Fashionista Needs In Her Fall/Winter Wardrobe

Fashion might change with the season, but style is forever. Being able to piece together a show-stopping look is an art – one that’s made easier by having a few fashion staples in your wardrobe. The fall/winter season is a great one for fashion, with the chance to play with different accessories to create timeless, enviable looks. To make sure you always step out the door in style, here are some of the essential pieces every fashionista should have in her fall/winter wardrobe.

 

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The over-the-knee boot

The over-the-knee boot (or the thigh-high if you dare), is one of those looks that has stood the test of time, with many cool ways to wear the trend. Perfect with a sweater dress for cozy daytime chic or paired with a sexy black dress for cocktail hour – your over-the-knee boots will make your look. Choose a classic color like black or tan for an item you can pull on time and time again whenever you want an instant style injection.

The leather jacket

You don’t have to be a biker chick to wear a leather jacket well. As one item that will improve as it ages, your leather jacket will continue to look good year after year. Investing in a high-quality leather jacket from retailers like Evans Furs and Leathers will ensure you get a well-made garment and expert advice on care. A cool way to funk-up a pretty dress or complete an off-duty casual style, your leather jacket will be a reliable addition during the fall and winter months.

The perfect chunky knit

As it gets darker and colder outside, you’re likely to want to wrap up warm and be cozy wherever you are. A chunky knit adds instant comfort to your look but is also a major style favorite of fashionistas everywhere. Opt for oversized styles that can be worn alone, with jeans or to lounge around the house in multiple colors to match with your wardrobe. It sometimes pays to search the men’s section for the best styles that achieve the same on-trend look without the price tag that some women’s brands might charge.

A cross-body bag

What’s the one item a fashion blogger can’t live without? The cross-body bag. Perfect for completing an outfit, a cross-body bag or satchel is a timeless classic that is worth the investment you pay for it. If you choose to invest in a designer bag, the cross-body is one of the most versatile styles you can own that you can call on time and time again to create a great look. Worn with your off-duty style or with your favorite party dress, the cross-body is ideal for winter and will keep your hands free for those warming pumpkin-spiced lattes.

 

While every season brings with it a whole new set of trends, there are some things that will never go out of style. Investing in some staple items for your fall/winter wardrobe means you’ll always have reliable pieces that can make trends easier to pull off while keeping your basics looking polished. Build your essential fall/winter wardrobe with these great fashion essentials and get ready for your most stylish season yet.

 

Natural Ways You Can Enjoy Your Favorite Things

We all have simple pleasures that we love to indulge in. Maybe yours is eating chocolate or putting your makeup on in the morning. The problem is, with so many different products around today, it can be hard to tell which ones are good for you. You might enjoy doing something, but perhaps you want to do it in a more natural way. No matter what helps to relax you or sends a zing of pleasure through you, you can find healthier and more eco-friendly ways to do it. Have a look at these tips to change your way of doing things.

 

Pampering Yourself

 

Getting a chance to sit back and relax isn’t something that happens often. When you have a busy life, you have to make time for pampering yourself. If you love soaking in the bath or getting a facial, it’s a fantastic way for you to relax and let go of some stress. But plenty of the products you use for pampering yourself could have unwelcome ingredients. If you want to make sure you’re kind to your skin, as well as your hair and nails, you should look into more natural beauty products. There are lots of ranges that use simple and natural ingredients so you can avoid anything harmful.

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Drinking Juice and Flavored Drinks

 

Many people don’t want to drink water all the time. They want something that tastes good, instead of a drink that doesn’t taste of much at all. So you might enjoy having a soda or a juice when you’re thirsty. But many drinks can be full of sugar and have lots of additives in too. For a more natural approach, the best bottled water is flavored with natural fruit flavorings. So you get the benefit of drinking water without the boring taste. You need to watch out for anything that uses sweeteners instead of sugar because they can use artificial sweeteners. But the best drinks use natural ones for a great taste.

 

Cooking

 

For some people, spending time in the kitchen is a nightmare. However, plenty of people love to cook and use it as a way to relax and have fun. And one of the best things about cooking is that you get to eat what you’ve made afterward. But if you’re thinking of being more health-conscious and taking more of a natural approach to life, you might want to reconsider the way you cook. One thing to think about is the pre-prepared ingredients that you use. Do you know what’s really in them? There are likely some more natural alternatives. You can also think about switching to organic ingredients to help you avoid pesticides and other unwanted things.

 

Wearing Makeup

 

Putting your makeup on can be pretty relaxing too. Even if you don’t find it relaxing to apply, wearing it can make you feel good. However, like with bath products, you can find that you might be putting things on your face that you would prefer not to have on your skin. If you want more natural makeup, perhaps try a range that uses minerals and avoids using ingredients that could be bad for your skin.

 

More natural ways to do things are good for you and good for the environment. There are nearly always options to improve your favorite things.

How To Dress Boho Chic This Fall

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Fall is the perfect season for letting out your inner bohemian. If you’re just getting into boho chic, here are some tips for making this style work for you.

 

Look to the past

 

Boho chic relies heavily on retro trends, particularly from the 60s and 70s. Everything from maxi skirts to flares are in. That said, you probably want to refrain from going full-on hippy. Mix and match vintage clothing with a few new clothing choices that are based on retro ideas. The likes of www.shopthemasonjar.com/ have some great examples of such dresses. You can also consider retro accessories.

 

Dress loose

 

Tight clothing is a no-no when it comes to dressing boho chic. This means no skinny jeans, tight skirts or leggings. Think free-flowing when kitting out your wardrobe. Hanging jewellery such as necklaces and hanging earrings can help add to your overall style. This style is also a great opportunity to let your hair out. You can find guides on how to style your hair boho chic at sites like www.stylesweekly.com/.

 

Accessories are everything

 

Now is the time to try those big and bold accessories that feel inappropriate with other clothing. Consider big belts and quirky hats. When it comes to jewellery, a big pendant or large earrings can also work well. Feel free to mix metals. Meanwhile when it comes to your bag, consider earthy leathers and bags with tassels – you don’t have to opt for a typical hippy tote bag. Some people can go overboard when it comes to the accessories and end up looking like a walking jumble store. Try to keep to a maximum of two statement pieces (e.g. a big hat and a big belt) and keep the rest of your accessories subtle (e.g. thin necklaces and plain bracelets).

 

Choose earthy colours and textures

 

You want to avoid bright neon colours and plastic textures. These may feel too artificial and urban. Natural fabrics such as silks, leathers, denims, cottons and wools will suit this style much better. Keep them to earthy tones such as pastel colours and browny hues. Blacks and whites can work but make sure that they’re blended with browns and greens. For an autumn look, consider oranges and reddish browns. As for jewellery, similarly avoid plastics and aim for woods and metals.

 

Swap out heels for flats

 

Heels don’t match the loose-fitting nature of boho chic. Instead, when choosing shoes, opt for flat footwear. As with the rest of your wardrobe, keep it looking earthy and retro. Leathery and suedey materials are great for this look. Gladiator sandals are often associated with boho chic, but fall may be getting a little cold for this type of footwear. Instead consider moccasins and low-heel ankle boots (you may even be able to find some handcrafted ones on www.etsy.com). Furry boots are likely to be more suitable for winter, but there’s nothing to stop you wearing them on a cold fall day.  

 

How to Choose Clothes for a Holiday

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Going away on vacation is easily one of the greatest experiences to be had. Seeing beautiful new places, meeting interesting new people, trying delicious new food, getting away from work, and of course, trying on cute new outfits.

What could be better!

The only issue is… how do you decide which clothes to take with you on the trip?

Here are a few simple questions to help you decide.

 

What’s your “style template” for the trip?

 

Do you have a “style” you’d like to embody on your trip? Elegant city explorer and socialite? Wilderness adventurer and lady-Indiana-Jones? If you don’t, you probably should!

One of the easiest and most fun ways of deciding what to pack for a trip is imagining yourself as a character in a movie or book, and coordinating all your outfits accordingly. This can also a be a great excuse for some last-minute shopping, whether it be a pair of new hiking boots from ShoeFinale, or an elegant new dress from Simply Dresses. It’s all about feeling good on your trip.

Take some time to think of who you’d like to be for your vacation and brainstorm how that person would dress. This is also a great way of removing yourself from the normal stresses and preoccupations of day-to-day life.

 

Do you want to stand out or blend in?


The next question to ask yourself is simply, “do you want to blend in or stand out?” There’s an interesting dimension to this question, because one of the ways to work out your style template for the trip is to investigate the style and fashion of the area you’ll be visiting, and to pay homage to that with your own outfit.

This, of course, is also a great excuse to visit the local shops and markets and get yourself some authentic and exotic new accessories.

On the flipside, you could dress yourself up specifically to stand out.

Like being the center of attention? Then wearing that bold dress you’ve been keeping in your wardrobe all year might be just what the doctor ordered.

 

What’s the weather going to be like?

 

Here’s an obvious point; you’ll want to pack clothes which are appropriate for the climate of the place you’ll be visiting. It wouldn’t be a great idea to go on a seaside visit to the south of France in mid-summer, with a suitcase full of heavy sweaters, thick jackets, and jeans.

Likewise, you wouldn’t want to visit Alaska in the winter and have nothing but crop tops and shorts in your luggage.

Those are some pretty over-the-top examples, but it really does pay to spend a while Googling what the weather’s likely to be like at your target destination, during your visit. You might be surprised to learn that Sweden can be pretty cold in summer, or that snow seldom ever falls during an English winter.

 

What kind of activities will you get up to?

Following on the theme of practicality, there’s just no way to get around the fact that you need to take appropriate clothes for the kinds of activities you’ll be getting up to. This means that you’ll have to spend some time thinking about just what kind of activities you’re likely to get up to in the first place.

Will you spend all your time enjoying espressos and art galleries in Florence? Or are you more likely to disappear into the mountains on long hikes every day?

Of course, there’s no reason you can’t do both – and it’s probably good to pack at least one “active” and one “formal” outfit anyway, just in case.

But it sure helps to know whether to bring seven evening gowns with or not.

 

SHOPBOP BIG SALE

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The SHOPBOP end of September sale! Yes, I can’t believe it’s the end of September either! But let’s be real, Fall is my favorite time to shop for clothes! 20% off your entire order of under $500 with code: EOTS17 (If you feel like splurging, an over $500 purchase will get you 25% off!) And this INCLUDES sale Items!

The Sale ENDS 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME
 
SHOW ME WHAT YOU BOUGHT! I treated myself to a new pair of shoes I can’t wait to show all of you!
 
 
Happy Fall! & Happy Shopping!


The Secrets to Looking a Million Dollars (When You Don’t Have a Million Dollars)

OK, here’s a secret: those people that you see walking the streets, dressed impeccably, those with an air of affluence about them…they’re very rarely as rich as they appear. You know why? Because looking like a million dollars has very little to do with the size of a person’s bank balance. It’s all about knowing the hacks that’ll make you look inch perfect even if you don’t have the cash to splash on a new wardrobe. Below, we take a look at a few golden rules to ensure it’s the quality of your style that matters, not what’s in your purse.

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Spend Money on the Essentials

 

When you see someone “dressed well,” you’re not looking at their whole outfit. You’re just seeing a one or two items that are catching your eye, that’s all. If you have any money to spend, do so investing in a few “classic” pieces, such as a knockout dress, winter coat, or boots. Of course, there’s no one right piece for you to wear; what that piece is will depend on your taste of style. Once you have a few high-quality pieces in the wardrobe, the rest of the outfit will fall into place.

 

What’s in the Wardrobe?

 

And talking of your wardrobe, when was the last time you went looking through there? Fashions come and go, and what might have looked a bit dated last year might become a go-to piece for this season. Even if you go through your wardrobe and see nothing that you want to keep, don’t throw it away: one person’s rubbish is another person’s gold. Offer it around to your friends in exchange for something else. They might have something in their wardrobe that suits you perfectly!

 

Stellar Beauty Hacks

 

You can, if you so wish, spend a lot of money making sure your hair and makeup are flawless, but it’s much cheaper just to know a few hacks that’ll have you looking like a knockout without having to spend all your money. It’s all about focusing on three areas: your hair, eyes, and lips. For your hair, invest in cost-effective tape in extensions; they’ll ensure your hair always looks great. Beyond that, learn a makeup tutorial that’ll bring out the best in your eyes, and then find that killer shade of lipstick that’ll become your new handbag essential.

 

Shop at the Right Time

 

You won’t be able to get away with spending no money whatsoever. The trick is to spend your money wisely. If you’re shopping for new items the second they hit the stores, then yeah, you’ll need to have a lot of money. However, if instead, you buy second hand (people are always selling their old clothes, even ones they’ve bought just a few weeks before) and toward the end of the season, you’ll be able to pick up some bargains.

 

Finally, remember that looking a million dollars is about feeling a million dollars. There’s no substitute for walking around with bags full of confidence and a winning smile!

 

Who Needs Pockets? 5 Reasons That Designer Handbag Is The Right Choice

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Every woman who is interested in fashion will have noticed the lack of pockets in all their clothes. Coats have pocket outlines, but often the pockets themselves are sewn shut. Jeans often have pocket outlines, but again, the pockets are just for decoration and not for practical use. The fashion industry is extremely smart, as their lack of pocket design means that they get to sell more beautiful handbags and we all know how much we girls love our handbags.

Over the shoulder, across the body, clutch, on the back – you name it, it’s on the shelves. Handbags dominate the accessories portion of the shops, alongside coin purses and functional wallets such as the Bricraft RFID zipper wallet, which not only carries cards and cash but protects you from ID fraud. Women love their accessories and the fashion bigwigs know this and in a way, take advantage of it. No pockets tends to mean that you now have to buy a bag and a purse – oh what a shame that is! Justifying the cost of a new designer handbag may seem like a big deal, but don’t worry. We get it. We understand that there are good reasons for investing so, check out our top five reasons that you should absolutely buy that gorgeous bag!

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  1. It’ll Last. A designer handbag often costs a lot of money and there’s always a good reason. You’re paying for quality material and quality workmanship and you won’t necessarily need to buy another bag for a fairly long time. Unless, you know, you want to.
  2. Sales. Most designer handbags go on sale through the year and let’s be honest, who hasn’t looked at a handbag sale, seen them for half the cost and invested? Yeah, us too.
  3. Impressions. First impressions are important and if you’re buying a designer handbag so that you can replace a shabby looking one, then it’s worth it. Dressing to impress counts for something, especially in the workplace, and if you have a beautifully supple leather handbag on your arm, you’re going to do just that.
  4. Style. Having style is important when you are someone who wants to keep up with current trends. No one wants to look outdated, especially if you’re heading to work with your new bag every day! Updating your appearance is important for some and a handbag can do so much for your look!
  5. Feel-Good Factor. That feeling of buying something beautiful, new and just for yourself can last you some time. There’s something wonderfully uplifting about treating yourself to something new and you can really give your self-esteem a boost.

Browsing the very many designer bags on the shelf could take some time and when you see the price tag, don’t forget all the reasons you’re buying that bag. You haven’t got any pockets, and you’ve got a wallet, a phone and your keys to carry around as well as all the other secrets women carry in their bags. Invest today and you’ll not regret it tomorrow.

 

Tired Of Your Look? Do Something Drastic?

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It’s surprisingly easy to find yourself feeling unhappy with your own personal style, or in some case, your lack of style. After all, human beings are naturally pretty expressive, and if you don’t feel as though you’re saying anything with the way that you’re presenting yourself to the world, then you’re going to end up getting bored pretty easily. Whether you’re into fashion or not, the truth is that there are few ways to show the world who you are and what you’re made of than through your style. So how can you start to make more of your style and use it to express yourself more? Well, why not do something drastic and different with it? Here are just a few examples of how you can start pushing your style in new and creative direction.

 

Hair

 

If you’re feeling like your look is getting kind of old and drab, then your hair may be the perfect place to start. After all, it’s often one of the first things that people notice about you and can be on of the most distinct things about a person. Of course, the most obvious thing that you can change about your hair is the color. Whether you choose a new natural hue or you decide to embrace the rainbow with something wild and colorful, a change of color can have a big impact on how you feel. Of course,Of course, if you don’t feel like doing something so permanent then companies like CelebWigs have a great range of high-quality wigs available. That way you can experiment with new styles without having to fully commit to one for a long period of time.

 

Makeup

 

Some people like makeup, some people don’t, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. After all, not everyone needs to like the same things as everyone else. However, one mistake that a lot of people make is assuming that makeup can only really do one thing. They use it to cover up little imperfections and smooth out their skins when it’s capable of so much more than that. Why not get creative with it? There are plenty of people out there who use their skin as a canvas and use their makeup palette to express how they’re feeling or who they are. Sure, you might not want to suddenly start painting your face all over, but there are plenty of fun and creative things that you can do with makeup that can offer you a whole variety of wonderful ways to express yourself and show the world who you really are and what you’re really made of.

 

Of course, you don’t need to embrace these kinds of things all the time. Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with a simpler, more subdued look. However, being able to go all out and really express yourself from time to time is one of the very best ways that you can be sure that you’re always showing the world around you exactly who you are.

 

Creating A Balanced And Edgy Ear Party

You’ve all heard of the arm party; where you decorate your wrists in lots of bangled, bracelets, a watch, and anything else you want to pile on to create an interesting look with your accessories. Just take a look at Pinterest if by some phenomenon you’ve never heard of an arm party, and you’ll get the idea. It can be a lot of fun to mix and match your favorite accessories to create a cool look. However, the arm party isn’t the be all and end all these days. These days, it’s all about the ear party! The ear party is one of the newest and coolest ways to add interest to a look. However, it must be balanced out right to look amazing. Here’s how you can create your own:

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Your Statement Earring

Your statement earring will ideally be located in the first hole. This could be a large hoop, or something smaller, but it should definitely be a pretty, cool, or noticeable shape. You can buy pearl earrings that fit the bill perfectly if they would suit your style. Once you have your statement earring in the first hole, you can move on to the rest of your ear.

 

Second Holes

If you have your second holes pierced, you need to make sure you have something not too heavy but still cool in this one. Ideally, it’ll be simple but noticeable. It should enhance your statement earring rather than take the attention away from it.

 

Third Holes

In your third hole, it’s a good idea to have something small and graphic, like a star. This shape is perfect, but you can have anything you like.  

 

Fourth Hole

In the fourth hole, you want to go for something understated again. Some people choose a simple stud, for instance. When you carefully spread out your statement pieces and your understated pieces, you create a balanced look that can work on anyone.

 

Making Your Way Up The Ear

As you make your way up the ear, using hoops that hug the ear is a great way to add more texture. You can use as many as you like. Faux hoops are great if you’d rather not get a cartilage piercing, as well as ear cuffs. An ear cuff can simply be clipped on and away you go. You can find them in all sizes to suit whichever kind of look you’re going for that day!  

 

Asymmetry is Key

When you’re creating your ear party, you must remember that asymmetry is key. You should never have both of your ears the same. Ideally, one will have all of the studs and interest and the other will be kept pretty simple. This is the best way to go about creating the perfect ear party.

 

If you need more inspiration for your ear party, Pinterest and Instagram are great places to start. Here, you’ll get a good idea of how to balance out different piercings and clip ons to create the perfect look. Have fun and see what you can come up with!