Friday, October 4, 2013

Top 5 Styles of Women's Sandals

Sandals are simple, cool and stylish, whether you are spending the day on the beach or in the city, they’ll look great for all seasons. Before you fill your closet with this footwear read the following tips to help you discover the very best sandal styles.

Top 5 women’s sandal styles:


These hip sandals could be flat or heels and always give you’re a look trendy edge. Inspired by ancient Roman styles, Gladiator Sandals are defined by rows of horizontal straps. Gladiator are popular because they are eye-catching and exclusive. This style looks fantastic with skinny jeans, shorts, skirts and just about something else within in your closet.

Nothing to all tends to make your legs look greater than pair of heels, and sandal styles give you legs a long, slim look with shorts and skirts. Look for strappy designs or cute wedge sandals to wear with almost everything inside your wardrobe. A pair of heeled sandals looks extra good with a sundress and a sleek cocktail dress for warm evenings.

For the woman who wants a pair comfortable shoes for any season, flats will be the answer.Popular designs of flat sandals feature strappy styles,beding and jewels to produce them stand out.this more casual sandals are perfect with jeans, capris and shorts or with cute, casual skirts and dresses.

Ankle Sandals
Bold and edgy, ankle sandals feature a wide ankle strap and an open toe.Some styles of even have a shaft around the ankle like short boot.These fresh, unique sandals are very best worn with skirts or shorts so you can show off the ankle detailing.Wear them to an outdoor concert.

As the quintessential beach shoe, espadrilles are a fantastic choice. Espadrilles are defined by a sole made with jute or rope and a soft cotton upper. Standard espadrilles are flats, but more modern styles feature open toes, wedge heels and cute ankle ties. Espadrilles dress up everything from denim capris to retro sundresses.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Denim Guide for Ladies

Here are some tips for you ladies to remember when shopping the next time...

Classic blue jeans will always remain a yearlong style staple, so it's important to find ones that do your body some good. Since the task of finding this "perfect fit" might seem daunting, I've gone ahead and done some of the legwork for you...literally! Everyone deserves to find their own true love in a pair of jeans, so take a peek at denim guide below and allow me to simplify.

Pear Shaped

A pear shaped body type tends to carry weight in the hips, rear, and legs–the lower half. A mid-rise, balanced style will flatter your shape because it will elongate your legs. Ideally, you should search for pair of moderate skinnies. This streamlined fit creates a sleek look that will flatter your curvy zone. Be sure to stay away from super high -waisted jeans at all costs–they will shorten your legs and create a disproportioning effect.

Apple Shaped

Apple-shaped ladies need their denim to provide a little more "give" in the waistline, because they tend to carry their weight around the middle. Choose a fit that has a straight leg so that it shows off your assets, but without making you look middle-heavy.Steer clear of a super skinny, tight fit and avoid high - waisted trousers–which will draw negative attention to your middle.

Curvy Figure

Girls with curvy body types must be very careful to select a style that will create a slimming effect in all the right places. Show off your curves by picking a pair that hugs your assets and flatters not-so-favorite features.

A lot of denim producing brands has fits that are marked “curvy,” which just means that the jeans are constructed specifically for curvier figures (plus they usually have some stretch to them, which is never a bad thing). A famous denim brand has a great line of jeans called the “Curve ID” collection that basically lets you choose your jeans depending on how curvy you are which is brilliant. If you’re a curvy girl with a small waist you can rock the high-waisted trouser look because the cut will accentuate and flatter your tiny middle area. Lately, be sure to go for dark wash denim versus light to create a slimming effect.


A wide leg fit will help balance out your bust so you don’t appear top-heavy. Choosing a lighter colour wash will also draw the eye downward and away from your chest. Go for low-rise, boot-cut or wide leg trousers to achieve this balancing effect. (And opt for a top that has a pretty neckline or cinches at the waist to play up your best features.)


Petite girls can go for almost any cut, but it’s a good idea to try a pair of jeans that lengthens your legs. A long, super skinny cut will show off your tiny figure and curves, while a pair of high - waisted trousers will create the illusion of height and length, flatter your shape and they appear give your legs a couple extra inches. (Wearing a pair of heeled wedges to make your legs look even longer).Low-rise jeans will also showcase your petite build. Just be sure to avoid anything that is too baggy–you will look like you’re drowning in denim.


If you have the curvy but balanced body type we call "hourglass." This figure can wear almost any cut. but it's important to show off your curves the right way, and skinnies will highlight your curves. A pair of wide-legged trouser jeans will work wonders for enhancing your waist, Also, make sure that you pick a pair that isn't too low rise, or you might be exposing a little too much of your curves every time you sit down...if you know what I mean. If you're dying to try a skinny leg style, choose one that has a contoured waist and is made from a stretchy material so that it will give a little in the hips and rear.


If you're lanky and lean, go ahead and show off those gorgeous games. A low-rise pair will help give your shape proportion, and a high-rise style will make your legs look like they go on for days (which is never, ever a bad thing). You can rock a trouser style, a balanced boot cut, flared, or an ultra skinny fit–just make sure that whatever style you choose emphasizes your best feature.


For girls who have toned, athletic bodies, your best bet is to create curves while evening out your shape at the same time. I would suggest boot cut or flared jeans that are fitted around the thighs and bum, but a little more relaxed around the calves and ankles. It will balance a boyish silhouette while offering the illusion of a curvier figure.



Friday, September 20, 2013

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines

Different necklines look better with certain necklace styles. Here are some tips for you to match your necklaces to the ideal necklines and help you improve your appearance and personality.
Turtle Necks 
Best with longer necklaces. 
Crew Necks
Best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib style.
Scoop Necks
Fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale pendants.
Look great with chokers or short pendants, leaving your lovely decolletage bare.
Square Necks 
Look for pendants with an angular finish to harmonize with the angular neckline.
Asymmetric Necklines  
Look for necklaces that aren’t symmetrical, instead a necklace that has it’s own asymmetry can work, alternatively a long string of different sized and shaped beads can work well.
Halter Necks  
These create a narrow V neck – so look for a narrow pendant with a sharper end.
V Neck 
Ideally a necklace that matches the shape of the V – depending if it’s a wider or narrower V neck.
Collared Shirt (Button Down) 
There isn' t much space for anything too wide, so a choker style works if you have a long neck, if not a slimmer pendant that sits above the last open button.
Boat Neck  
A long string or two of beads is ideal for this neckline.
Cowl Neck  
This neckline is already detailed and has volume, so either a short and small pendant or a pair of feature earrings instead of a necklace.
A curved necklace that has width that will balance the open decolletage of this neckline.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Accessory Tips for Working Women

There are just some things a girl can't do without, but when you are accessorizing in the corporate world, what you choose can project the perfect image or the wrong one. The good news is what's acceptable has become more flexible and a lot more colorful.

The biggest change we have seen with corporate women's accessories is variety and accessibility. Women are not just wearing classic black pumps with a black leather handbag, but they are branching out by adding color.

Corporate style advisors warn that, if used properly accessories can add to your personality or make you stand out for the wrong reasons. That's why it is important to choose carefully and consider what message you are sending.

The six rules of accessorizing
  1. Accessories are a great way to show others that you have a polished complete look. If used correctly they allow one to show individuality while still looking appropriately dressed for the job.
  2. Remember you need to be seen and remembered for your expertise not what you are wearing.
  3. Get the best quality you can buy.
  4. Accessories should be timeless and should not reflect fashion trends – unless you are in the fashion or creative industry.
  5. Accessories should not overpower you but instead add to your professional image.
  6. The accessories you wear to work are not the same ones you wear on a Saturday night.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tips on choosing the best handbags

Handbag is one of most favourite accessories among women. It defines about woman’s personality. It characterizes the class and mood of a woman. Handbags are part of a woman style and a fashion statement that is considered as woman’s necessity. Two of the best benefits we get from using a fashion handbag are; it helps in highlighting our attire and at the same time, holds the important things that a woman used in her everyday life. The more luxurious or popular the handbag we have, the better we feel about our self when we walk down the street, knowing that every single person may be looking at us.
Having the perfect designer handbag is very important to a woman and choosing the best handbag depends, of course, on her own choice. Fashion handbags come in different styles and most of them can easily be found at many stores.
Most women are very fond of purses and handbags. In fact, they often spent lots of money to purses and handbags. Here are some of tips that you have to consider when looking for best handbags.

What handbag styles?
Before choosing the best handbags, the most important thing you have to consider is the style that would best suit your shape and figure. For a largish woman, avoid buying tiny bag as this will not look good for you. For slim and tall women, round and square shaped handbags will look great for your body type. While for average tall women, you can go buying handbags that are bottle – shaped. But if you would like to keep safe, you can purchase medium sized fashion handbags as they perfectly works with any figure.
Another handbag style that is very convenient is those over sized handbags. It would not look good if you stretch your small tote by squeezing all items into it, so you’d better carry with an over – sized handbag when you have to bring lot of items.

What handbag colour?
Choosing the right colour is very important when looking for the best handbags. There are many available colours that can fit your mood and at the same time your fashion sense. Consider buying printed bags as they are always in fashion. In terms of practicality, a plain one- coloured handbag is easier to match with any dress code. If you are wearing a single coloured dress, go for a bright and multi coloured handbag as this will add life to your appearance.

What handbag materials?
Leather handbags are the all-time favourite best handbags to choose. They are sassy and classic. They work out with any outfit at all occasions. However there are several handbags materials in the market that open the doors of options for women. You may try exploring other handbag materials as well.

Finding the best handbag is easy and fun, as long you know the proper way of doing it. Your bag should be stylish and must fit your personality. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tips for Organizing your Wardrobe

Ten Tips for Cleaning Out and Organising your Wardrobe and Keeping it Clutter Free

1.    Start at the Bottom - Dig out everything from the floor and find temporary storage for your shoes until you can buy a shoe organizer  which will keep them all in one place. If you don't have floor space, get a hanging shoe organizer instead of a box system.

2.   Spend 30 minutes a week going through your Wardrobe - Pitch everything you aren't wearing into one of two boxes: one box goes to lifeline and the other into a separate storage space. The goal is that the clothes you wear often should be in the wardrobe and the rest either in storage or to someone who will wear them - Don't worry you won't have to do it forever. Once it's tiny, go to once a month organizing.

3.   Put your "Fat clothes" or "Thin clothes" into separate wardrobes - Admit it, we all have fat and thin clothes - separate them. This is also good for morale. If you must have your fat clothes in sight to stay on track with a diet, pick out the best item and keep it around. 

4.    When you buy something new, throw out something old - Now that you've bought those new suede slippers, so you really need those funky ratty old cloth ones that belonged to your boyfriend before they came to live at your house? 

5.    Put the light on -  One reason people avoid dealing with their wardrobes is that they can't see inside them. Hang up a clip light or a battery operated stick light from the hardware store. When you can see what;s going on in there you'll be more likely to deal with it. 

6.    Where to hang what - Hang the thing you rarely wear towards the back and the ones you wear often near the front. 

7.   Hang all your pants together - All your blouses, jumpers etc to make it easy to find the pieces when you get dressed.

8.   I think I'll wear that tomorrow -  Are those jeans not really dirty but not totally clean ? We all do it. An item that was worn for only a short time and could worn again tomorrow ( Jeans are a classic example) Why do more laundry than we need to. Use a rack or chair to to keep your in between clothes off the floor.

9.     Match your hangers to your clothes - Pants should have pant hangers, skirts must have skirt hangers and if you're the kind who hangs lingerie get hangers that can hold skinny little straps. The right hangers will keep your clothes from slipping off and winding up on the floor. Any op shop is a great place to pick up hangers at bargain prices. 

10.   When you're shopping for clothes, try to buy things that will co ordinate - Try to match up as many of your current clothes as possible. This way you won't find yourself standing in front of your wardrobe with half an outfit on and nothing to match it. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

ECO Friendly Washing and Drying Tips

  • When you have several loads to wash, do them back-to-back so you can use the residual heat in the dryer.
  • Run the washing machine only when you have a full load.
  • Wash with cold water to save 80 to 90 percent of the energy costs of washing.
  • To prevent static cling, add one cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle, using your washing machine’s dispenser. Static cling, by the way, is caused by using synthetic fabrics, so you could also switch to cotton. The vinegar also kills bacteria and prevents the buildup of detergent residue. Remove the laundry before it’s overdried.
  • Clean out the dryer’s lint trap after every load to improve circulation and reduce energy use.
  • Air dry whenever possible using indoor racks or an outdoor line. This conserves energy - and your clothes. They will not wear out or fade as quickly. (You’ll also save about seven hundred pounds of carbon dioxide over six months of warm weather.)
  • Remove clothing from the dryer before the cycle ends and line dry to finish. This conserves energy and increases the life span of the clothing.
  • Avoid using dryer sheets to soften fabrics. They often contain harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin. Soften fabric with baking soda in the wash cycle. Try a commercial green fabric softener like Natural Choices Home Safe Products’ Safe ’n Soft, Ecover’s Natural Fabric Softener, or Sun & Earth’s Ultra Fabric Softener.
The Earth's Resources are scarce. 
So its time we open our eyes and utilize what we have with care.