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How to Dress a Long Defined Waist

Longer Body, Short Legs

 

 

A long waist means that your upper body is longer than your lower half. You have a longer body and shorter legs. When dressing you are aiming to create an illusion of a shorter upper body. Let’s look at ways to dress  to achieve a balanced look.

  • Tuck your tops in and wear medium to high waisted skirts or pants.
  • Wear a medium to wide belt  as this will define your waist. If you wear a skinny belt your upper body will look even longer.
  • Jackets / cardigans need to end no longer than your high hip. This length will make your legs appear longer.
  • Wearing colour, patterns  and accessories on your upper body will draw the eye upwards.
  • Wearing shoes that tone with your skin, pants or tights will also lengthen your legs and create balance.
  • Pushing your long sleeve top up your arm will create the appearance of lengthening the lower body.

Have fun and experiment with these tips to create a look you want.

What Do You Believe In?

What Do You Believe In?

 

The words above came from a magazine and have been stuck on my study wall for at least 8 years (source unknown). When I read them again this week I realised how much had changed in my life since I tore the words out of a magazine. These words inspired me to take control of my thoughts, beliefs & actions and live the life I wanted for myself.
What you believe in can set directions for your life. Our beliefs influence our thoughts, actions and reactions. The beliefs we hold can be self limiting or set us free. The can also change with our life experiences and dreams.

NEVER GIVE UP ON SOMETHING YOU BELIEVE IN.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO BELIEVE IN IS YOURSELF.

Just before I sat down to write this post I read this powerful story of inspiration from a 12 year old and had to share it with you.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?

How to Style Your Cardigan Upside Down

How to Style Your Cardigan Upside Down

HOW TO STYLE YOUR CARDIGAN UPSIDE DOWN

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LONG LINE SWING CARDIGAN

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CARDIGAN WORN UPSIDE DOWN

       

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF STYLING YOUR STRETCH CARDIGANS / JACKETS UPSIDE DOWN?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS & HAVE SOME FUN STLING YOUR CARDIGAN UPSIDE DOWN

 

 

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     1. Turn the garment upside down.

 

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2. Drape around your shoulders and put arms into sleeves. This can be quite a juggling act at first.

 

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3. When you have the garment on pull the back down. A longer cardigan will sit about waist height. If the garment has any seams make sure they are lining up. In this garment I lined up the seams coming across my body ( where my fingers are pointing.)

 

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4. This is what it looks like from the back.

Friday Thoughts

Friday Thoughts

 

Last week I had the opportunity to stay with a long time friend and visited her mother of 86 whom I had not seen for at least 15 years. Margaret is now in a retirement village and it was obvious she was very happy. I commented on how happy she seemed and her response astounded me. It went like this –

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Friday Thoughts

Friday thoughts

This is the first post (with many more to come I hope) in my Friday Thoughts series. The idea for this series beamed into my head on awaking at 6 this morning. It has resulted from my reflections on my actions over the last two weeks.

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Be Stylish in Spring

Be Stylish in Spring

 

What are You Wearing to Work tomorrow?

Tomorrow is Jeans for Genes day. Dress up your jeans to wear to work.

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Thought I would share what I am wearing tomorrow. I am teaming a navy dress (only navy item besides jeans in my wardrobe) with my favourite scarf, a belt and my skinny jeans so my jeans don’t look too casual. When wearing jeans to work it is important to make sure that your look is appropriate and professional for your work place.   Dress up your jeans by teaming them with a jacket (not denim), scarf and jewellery, boots, heels or ballet flats / loafers.

If anyone out there knows why my feet and head are disappearing when I import them I would really appreciate hearing from you.

 

 

 

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