Kamis, 24 Juni 2010

Caring For Clear-Plastic Accessories

Whether they are made from acrylic to the more expensive Lucite and Perspex, they all deserve the same special care. Here's how to keep them in tip-top condition, so you can wear them a few seasons longer :

  • Remove plastic rings and bangles before taking a shower and doing household cleaning, as soaps and detergents can cause a film to form on them, causing colour dullness.
  • Apply your makeup, ahir spray and perfume first and put on your accessories last as they can become discoloured by the chemicals in your beauty products.
  • An inexpensive and effective way of cleaning acrylic or even Plexiglass is to soak it in clean cold water after each use and dry using a chamois cloth.
  • Don't use toothpaste or bleach to clean your accessories.
  • When not in use, store them separately in soft cloth punches or zip lock bags so they don;t get scratched by your metal jewelery
.Source : Female Magazine

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White Dresses...

Rectangle Shape
A sleeveless dress with details around the shoulders and neckline highlights your slim upper body. Pleats on the chest and embroidery on the bottom half add depth and a touch of fullness to your silhouette. For weekend shopping trips with friends, add a scarf for a relaxed vibe. Carry a laid-back tote across your body and leave your hands free to carry your shopping bags. Don't be afraid to show off your long lean legs in platform heels.

Petite Shape
A just-above-the knee hemline gives the illusion of a slightly taller body. Lightweight fabrics and ruffles add a bit of curve while still keeping the line of your body clean. Your first dinner date? It's important to be confortable, so wear wedges instead of strappy stillettos as they add height minus the pian. A sweet floral bag conveys a sense of romance and adds colour to your outfit.

 Apple Shape
Bring balance to your body and accentuate your killer pins with an A-line dress. Avoid clingy and fancy fabrics, instead, choose one with a nice fall. On casual Fridays, cinch your trapeze dress at the waist with a belt and opt for neutral coloured, pointed-toe heels instead of flats. An oversized clutch in glossy patent finish gives your outfit an instant corporate update. If showing legs is an absolute no-no at your workplace, wear opaque tights.

Source : Female Magazine

Fashion S.O.S : Grown Up Bows

Embrace femininity with this trend while still looking like an adult.

  • A bow-adorned dress has a fun and flirty look, but choose an appropriately sized bow - you don;t want to come off looking like a huge wrapped gift!
  • Skip the frills and keep the rest of your outfit simple, in both colour and pattern.
  • Balance out a bow-detailed blouse with a masculine-looking bottom.
  • If you can't resist a bow headband, wear it only when you're out with friends, not to the office.

Source : Female Magazine

    Your summer work wardrobe

    It is quite a wardrobe challenge keeping it professional and summery for the working woman.  Depending on the nature of your job, finding that balance between professional look and summer coolness can be tricky especially in a high powered corporate job where image is key.  Then there are those who are always required to be camera ready.

    The last few days have been bursting with magical sunshine and heat - perfect beach weather.  But alas not all of us are fortunate enough to be lounging on the beach somewhere.  Keep cool in dresses and skirts in light cottons or linen and ladies ...... great time to shave or wax your legs if you tend to be more on the hairy side as summer does reveal all those ills we have been hiding under coats and tights for months.

    Look camera ready in this wrap dress from La Redoute.  If you just cannot be without a suit for work then lighter colours like beige, cream and white suits will certainly make you instantly trendy as you will be blending in with the nude trend.  A top tip is to always keep a versatile jacket in your office to upgrade your look from casual to formal in an instant.

    Accessorize your work wardrobe with tasteful unusual jewellery in great summer colours like polkadot rings and copper bracelets.

    Don't miss out on the La Redoute sale to add a few key pieces to your capsule wardrobe this summer.

    Senin, 21 Juni 2010

    Summer sales online shopping

    Back from holiday and rearing to go.  Who am I kidding?  I always find it so incredibly hard to get back into the routine of  work once I've been away.  Having to keep on top on what is happening in the world of fashion is no easy feat I can tell you especially when there are so many summer sales about.  I can't think of a better distraction though.  It's one thing to join the buzz of the high steet but I find that I see so much more variety online than I actually find in the stores when I'm physically there.  I mean I passed through Debenhams on the weekend but I didn't see this black print dress perfect for  this great summer weather we have been having lately.  This print dress will absolutely compliment my latest summer leather sandals.

    The thing is I never go through an entire store from department to department and clothes believe it or not are not the only items I shop for online.  Take this leather storage bench for instance  I have been promising myself to get a storage bench for my bedroom for ages.  They are so convenient for putting away those extra blankets and sheets and a must have for putting on your shoes upstairs.  I did have a wooden one in mind but this storage bench is far safer for the children when they are bouncing around in my room - no sharp edges. 

    There are some great online bargains to be had, so leave the car in the driveway put your feet up and let your fingers do the walking.  You will be amazed at the bargains you find online. Online shopping have never been better.