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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Falling For It

The countdown begins. I know what your thinking, it's too dang hot to think about Fall, but it's lurking. Stop buying Spring/Summer clothes now and pre shop for Fall/Winter.

Trend: Leather.

Invest in a good pair of leather pants or a leather skirt. I have a pair of Burgundy leather pants that I still wear every Winter, and I bought them in college. Pair them with a white tee or ultra feminine, sheer blouse, and you are instantly cool. Keep in mind that when you do wear leather bottoms, DO NOT pair them with a leather jacket. Try a knit wrap or wool jacket. Another thing to keep in mind is that leather pants will stretch one full size after a couple of wears, so buy them a little tighter than you usually would.

If you chose to purchase the skirt, don't wear them with boots, or booties. The skirt and the boots combo can make the average person look bottom heavy. Opt for a heel (ultra high), and a little more feminine. Again, combine this with a white tee, black tee or ultra feminine blouse, tucked in.

Places to shop for this look: Wilson's leather always has the best selection of leather pants and are really affordable. You should also try upscale resale shops and vintage boutiques. For the tee and feminine blouse options, Zara has more than enough options, and at all price ranges.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Lengthy Conversation

The length of the bottoms you wear can make all the difference in flattery, especially if you are short. Not wanting to show legs doesn't mean you wear the "Capri Pant" all summer long. In fact, ask my mother, I am Anti-Capri on anyone unless you are 5'7" and taller. So your short and you hate your thighs? First off, take a number, then go get yourself a pair of walking shorts. If they hit you right below your knee where your leg is it's skinniest, its going to make you look your skinniest. The key is to always have your pants, skirts, shorts, hit you at the smaller parts of your leg. If you do decide on a shorter pant, have them hit you at your ankle, NOT your calf. Never, never, never buy a skirt or dress that hits you at the calf! Now for some of you, including myself, this might mean you have to get things altered to hit you at the appropriate spot! Its worth the money, and typically no more than $20 to hem a length. Learning to do this yourself could save you money too! The cherry on the sundae for looking your tallest and leanest: the highest heels you can find! (As suggested at the end of every blog).