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Monday, November 28, 2011

White In Winter

"No white after Labor Day" is as recent of a rule in fashion as "women shall not bare ankles."
Forget the rule ladies (mothers), you can! Although ecru, eggshell or off white are the recommended shades for winter, white denim should not be put in the corner till Spring! "nobody puts white denim in the corner" [my ode to Dirty Dancing].
DO pair the white denim with heavy luscious sweaters, DO wear tall boots with that sweater, and DO mix with shades of cream. DO NOT mix with light cotton blouses and DO NOT pair with open toed shoes.
Pairing white denim with fabrics that are Winter compatible like tweed, wools and angora will shout out to the world, "I know how to wear white after Labor Day and I look good doing it!" [followed by a crossing of the arms and shifting weight to one leg].

Friday, November 25, 2011

Gifts for the Good Girl

I suppose I won't be getting these then. I am loving the DVF earphones and the Alaia coffee table book for my fashionable friends. At the small price tag of just $25 each, and wrapped in the oh so cute Net-A-Porter packaging, it's my go to for Christmas.
Both found at www.netaporter.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit

Most of the Cooler months don't allow for my upper thighs to come out and play (any months for that matter). While I've loved this look for 3 seasons now, I have to alter it a bit. If you find yourself with "thicker thighs" pop on a pair of textured, solid black or fishnet hose with those over the knee socks. If your legs are shorter, slide those socks down two inches so they hit right above your knee. Don't assume you can't (or can) wear this trend, just make a few changes. The shorter and thicker you are, the worse this trend looks.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Conversion Conundrum

It would be so much easier if all of the shoe designers all over the world got together and had one universal sizing chart.....but, that meeting never happened. While hiking with girlfriends who forced me to work harder than I wanted, the topic of European shoe size conversion came up. [I might have said this hike would be easier in high heels, and it escalated from there]. Anyway, the conversion is simple, and it goes a little something like this:

Check the bottom of the shoe to see where it's made [Italy, France, US]. If your shoe size is 8, then your French conversion is 39, while your Italian conversions 38.

Italian made simpler: add a "3" to the front for your Italian size up until the size 10, then it's a "4".
ie: 5(35), 6(36), 7(37), 8(38), 8.5(38.5), 9(39), 10(40)

French made simpler: go up one whole size, THEN add the "3" in front until the size 9 then it's a "4".
ie: 5(36), 6(37), 7(38), 8(39), 8.5(39.5), 9(40), 10(41)

If you are confused as to why you are a 38 in Jimmy Choos, while being a 39 in Loub's, now ya know. [insert fairly large grin].

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mirror Mirror- Color Tips

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