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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tip #104: The Chunky Cardigan

The Chunky Cardigan.... the Jacket Alternative...

The CHUNKY Cardigan is NOT meant to be belted - or slimming.  When deciding, choose a more relaxed fit.

Proportion is the key if you don't want the sweater to wear you.  Keep your bottom half slender, and be wary of going too long.  If the sweater falls below mid-thigh, it can look draggy.

These Cardigans are especially cute with winter accessories. Try one with a long scarf, leather gloves, and booties.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tip #103: How to Spruce Up Last Years Coat...

Don't want to buy a new coat?  


Play around with widths and colors, in either the same shade as your coat or a different hue.

For a monochromatic look, coordinate the belt to match the coat. A skinny belt looks well on petite frames.

Consider other elements on the coat.  Different colored buttons? Try matching the belt to the buttons. Is the coat a masculine cut (i.e. double-breasted)?  Try a buckle.

An extra-wide belt on a contrasting color makes the biggest statement.  It's perfect on taller types with long torsos.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tip #102: What to buy in October....

Swim suits are on sale now! 

I know, I know.... the tan has faded and those lights in the dressing rooms are not flattering.  

But, October is when bathing suits are at the cheapest.

Don't forget the kids!!!  This children's bathing suit is on sale at Target for $4.54!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tip #101: Why you can wear different sizes...

Why are you a Size 6 in some brands and a 10 in others?

Most companies who mass-market start with a Size 8 production pattern, which gets shifted larger or smaller depending on their clientele.  So, a high-fashion 8 isn't typically as big as a mass-market brand's 8."

Even in Europe, where measurements are standardized by law, there can be some variation because a designer may decide to fix a garment's waistline above (or below) a woman's natural waist.  The best way to ensure a good fit is to try everything on - and trust the mirror instead of the digit on the label.