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.
Have fun and experiment with these tips to create a look you want.
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
FROM THIS TO THIS
LONG LINE SWING CARDIGAN
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
1. Turn the garment upside down.
2. Drape around your shoulders and put arms into sleeves. This can be quite a juggling act at first.
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.)
4. This is what it looks like from the back.
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 –
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.
Tomorrow is Jeans for Genes day. Dress up your jeans to wear to work.
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.
RED RIDING HOOD JACKET
I unearthed this asymmetrical red Riding Hood jacket during my wardrobe reorganisation last week. This treasure was purchased 2 years ago and worn only twice. It was hiding away in the spare room wardrobe. ( REMINDER TO SELF AND EVERYONE ELSE – What you can’t see and access easily you won’t wear). Not good cost per wear value . I have worn it twice in the last week and it is now hanging in my wardrobe where I can see it and wear it.
This jacket is not a fitted style and has a lot of volume. When a garment such as a top, jacket, skirt, pants is more voluminous it needs to teamed with a slimmer shaped top or bottom. This follows the Principles of Volume guidelines and results in an outfit that is balanced and does not look too boxy and makes you look larger all over. As you can see from these examples.
Red jacket with my favourite boyfriend jeans looks too boxy.
Red jacket with skinny jeans(left) and teal skinny pants (right) looks more balanced and appealing.
PLEASE NOTE: The images I imported definitely had my head and feet in the picture but they have gone missing in action during the process. Apologies.
In memory of ROSA PIROTTA My first post is dedicated to and in memory of a very special lady Rosa Pirotta. It is two and half years since Rosa died but she lives on in the hearts and memories of her family and all who knew her. Rosa was a beautiful, caring, friendly and talented lady. She had a dream and 8 years ago established a boutique ‘Sun Rose’ in Dickson, Canberra. ‘Sun Rose’ was more than a shop that sold clothing. Rosa created a place of style, fun, laughter and happiness. It was a place where you would always find a wonderful array of brands, styles and sizes as well as genuine, friendly service where you felt part of Rosa’s ‘Sun Rose’ family. After Rosa’s death her wonderful family and ‘Sun Rose’ staff continued operating until the end of February this year when the shop closed. Thank you Rosa for being you and for your wonderful contribution to the many women in Canberra who shopped at ‘Sun Rose’. Not long after Rosa’s death I read these words and thought they had been written especially for her. (more…)