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Do you feel you have to dress age appropriate?

Do you feel you have to dress age appropriate? Do you feel you have to dress age appropriate? Well, what is that exactly? My grandma always looked the same for as long as I remember, and my mum had me at age 21yrs so she was not always old. She had white hair, wore twin sets and pearls, midi length skirts and elasticated trousers.  I can think back to school age when she was still quite a young woman wearing the same. You are never too old to look good. Do you sometimes feel you cannot be bothered?  Just grab any old thing out of the wardrobe. It could be the jumper you wore yesterday that is still hanging on the chair and an old pair of jeans. No-one is coming to the house today, so it does not matter. BUT what about dressing for you? Yes, I do have days when I feel like that, but I choose to wear something uplifting, particularly if I am feeling down. I have a passion for colour because of the way it makes you look and feel. Sometimes, life gets in the way and the last thing you want to do is put on a full makeup and choose an outfit to dress to impress. But most of the time I do make the effort to put an outfit together but I do not usually wear a full make up. I am a wash n go sort of girl. To me the…

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Do you want to inject some colour into your spring wardrobe?

.Do you want to inject some colour into your spring wardrobe? If you are looking to update your wardrobe it does not mean that you must buy a whole new outfit. You can buy new key piece that you can wear with several items you already have in your wardrobe. Take this new blouse here that I have just bought from FatFace.  A mid-season purchase. Today the weather is back to a cold wind  so this sweatshirt a recent purchase from Marks & Spencer might be a good mid-season item. It is a lightweight fabric which you could layer up with something underneath. I like the ombre look and it comes in some great colours, this lovely orange, pink, blue and green mix. This item will get so much wear with cream jeans, casual trousers, and denim i am pleased with my purchase. Here is it worn with a navy cord skirt, but I am thinking it will look great with some light denim blue jeans, cream jeans, and several of my casual trousers. This is a really versatile piece with all the colours in the fabric to team it up with.  I can wear it open like a jacket or tied at the waist for a more casual look. It is a very light cotton which will be great for layering up too.   When you know your colour swatch it’s easy. When you know your colours, it makes putting outfits together so much easier. Every time you buy a…

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De-clutter your home – De-clutter your life.

De-clutter your home – De-clutter your life. We have all heard of Spring Cleaning and this is that time of year. The weather has been getting me down, so much rain and so many wet walks, I just cannot wait for spring to arrive. I have seen the first signs of spring with the spring flowers and can’t wait for things to warm up. Whilst we are waiting for the warmer weather why not start the spring cleaning. De-clutter your home – De-clutter your life. I have chosen this picture as a memory of time in the sunshine at my friend’s apartment in Spain. De-clutter your home – De-clutter your life. Marie Kondo suggests we start with the clothes, followed by books, documents, and then everything else. I am going to talk about the wardrobe. Before you pack your winter clothes away. First, look at your winter clothes, when you are having trouble closing the drawers or moving your hangers along the rail this is time to let some go. A good way to do this is turn all your hangers around in your wardrobe and every time you take something out to wear, put it back the right way. This way you will see what you are wearing. You cannot do that with your drawers, but you may find the things at the bottom are not worn as much as the ones nearer the top. Before you wash and put away your winter clothes look at what you have,…

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New Year – New You

New Year – New You Firstly, Happy New Year to you. Let’s make 2024 the year you step into the new version of you by injecting some style adding key pieces to your wardrobe. Sound exciting?  Yes, our style evolves over time, think about it, you are not wearing what you wore in your twenties when you are in your fifties or sixties. Your life changes though the years, you may have been in corporate and now own your own business, or perhaps you are retired and have a totally different lifestyle. Your style should reflect who you are as a person now. So how do you know what your style is? It all starts with style personality and the type of clothes that you like to wear. Are you a sporty type and like to be able to move in your clothes or are you more of a classic dresser. Do you like to wear sheer fabrics, reveal a lot of flesh or do you choose fitted close fitting clothes? Do you know how to dress your body shape? When I had my colours and style done many years ago, I was amazed in the difference dressing for your own body shape made. It also made shopping so much easier. I have a column figure and no definition of a waist; therefore, a boxy long line jacket would not suit, in fact I would look lost. However, a fitted jacket gives an illusion of a waist and if you…

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Are Black Friday deals all they are cracked up to be?

Are Black Friday deals all they are cracked up to be? Are Black Friday deals all they are cracked up to be? It is best to view these deals as you do in sale time. There are some great deals out there with so many retailers offering 20/25% off the retail price. This is great if this is something you were already going to buy. However, you need to ask yourself these questions before you buy. Can I afford it? Do I need it? (It’s not a bargain if you do not need) Is it a good price? Do your homework first. Depending on what you are purchasing, if it is an item sold in lots of places check out the prices. One retailer discounted price might be another’s retail price. The important thing is to only purchase what you can afford and need. It is not too early to start your Christmas shopping. I have just returned from a few days in Glastonbury. As we were going to see the carnival we decided to stay just outside the city. We got the bus into the city and walked home after the carnival as we knew that all the roads would be closed. Staying in Street right opposite our hotel was the Clarks Outlet. Well, it would have been rude not to go and look. The outlet was huge with a great choice of shops and there where people walking around with lots of shopping bags, so for sure many…

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How to make your outfits look expensive

How to make your outfits look expensive Not many of us have an unlimited budget to spend on clothes and accessories. Do you need to buy designer clothes to look good and polished. No, I do not believe that you do. You just need to know how to put together your clothes to make the best of you. Use what you have and dress your body shape to bring out the best in you and wear colours that work with your skin tone. Read on to find out how to make your outfits look expensive without spending a fortune. By buying wisely you can create a wardrobe that you love and love wearing. Spend more on the classics. When you are buying the classic items in your wardrobe you need choose items that will stand the test in time. By that I mean invest in these key pieces as they will be in your wardrobe for many years. When you work out the price per wear, they will not seem expensive. If you are buying a jacket for arguments sake, don’t buy a cheap one spend a little more and invest in a classic one that will last you years. I have a red blazer that has been in my wardrobe for over 20 years and comes out every year. A classic blazer goes fantastically with a pair of jeans for a smart casual look, or for a more of a business look with a pair of smart trousers, or…

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Step into spring with my April offer

Step into spring with my April offer Have we finally turned the corner and left the cold weather behind I hope so? I am looking forward to getting my spring clothes out and wearing less layers. Read on to find out my new spring offer. Step into spring with my April offer Spring is a time when I put away all my heavy winter items and bring out my lightweight jumpers, long sleeved tops, and my mid-season items. It is also I time to let go of winter items I have not worn rather than putting them away for next year. Also, when I bring out my spring/ summer items anything that does not bring me joy I let go of those too. I work on the one in one out policy. When I buy something new, I let go of something I am not wearing. This may find you in a position where you have some gaps in your wardrobe. Do you need any help in deciding what to buy going forward? For me the colour is the most important thing as if you get the colour wrong you really can look unwell, tired, and stressed. BUT get it right you will have. Healthier more youthful glow No need for lots of makeup No definition to your face shape Slim body lines Lively look to the face brightening your eyes. Glowing skin Fancy a girly day investing in “me time” for you? This is an excellent offer to those…

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Do you always buy the same colour you always have?

Do you always buy the same colour you always have? Do you always buy the same colour you always have? Just think about this question. You go into a large store and there is a table of jumpers in lots of different colours, are you always drawn to the same colour? Do you always buy the same colour you always have? We are a creature of habit, and we tend to buy the same things from the same shops. We do it without thinking about it. Have you ever got home after having treated yourself to a new jumper or top only to find you have one very similar in your wardrobe already? I have must stop myself sometimes when looking to buy something new, I ask myself these questions. Do I need it, and do I have something similar already. Many of my clients prefer to wear black and that is their go to colour as they think it is slimming. Encouraging them to choose colour is not always easy until they can see the difference wearing colour makes. Why are we drawn to the same colour? I have fallen victim to this repeatedly. It started with the colour Red and every top I bought was red. I knew which red to buy that suited my skin tone. Every time I wore it, I got compliments, so it was a no brainer. I then transitioned to Orange. Both are vibrant colours that gave me the energy I needed to…

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My Colour Journey

My colour journey I first had my colours done many years ago. My husband bought me a gift voucher one Christmas, to have my colours done. It was not something I would have bought myself. My daughter was young at the time and spending quality time on me was not my priority. I share with you how I went from wearing cream and beige, so I did not stand out, to wearing red and orange and a new confident me. My first introduction to colour He bought me a colour and style analysis which also included a make-up lesson. with a Colour me Beautiful Consultant. This really was a treat. as I had not invested in myself like this before. Then I didn’t realise how powerful it was. At the time I was unaware of how powerful colour was.  I had worked in the city for many years and had two skirt suits one black and the other grey was an assortment of blouses I wore underneath. These were conservative as I was working in banking recruitment.  Wearing all grey made me feel grey and at the time I did not know why and now I do. I went from wearing cream & beige to wearing red & orange At this time in my life, I was very shy and was wearing quite muted colours like cream and beige as I didn’t want to stand out. My colour analysis said I was an autumn which fitted in with the base…

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When you look in the mirror do you look tired?

We all live very busy lives and many of us are on the go all the time and our faces we show any stress straight away. When you look in the mirror do you look tired. What can we do about? Here are a few tips on how not to look tired and stressed. When you look in the mirror do you look tired? It could be the colours that you are wearing. A lot of ladies that I meet love to wear black as they think it is slimming but it can be very harsh when it is worn close to your face. It can bring out the lines in your face and drain any colour. In fact, there is only one season that I would say can get away with it and that would be winter. But, even then for the mature lady, I would say it is best to keep black away from the face. Black also is a negative colour and will drain any energy that you have, which will also make you feel tried. Knowing the right colours for you It is important to find the right colours that will work with your skin tone. If you wear the wrong colours  It can make your tired and drawn lose any colour in your face make your lines more prominent Wearing the right colours A healthier more youthful glow without too much need for makeup More definition to face shape and slim body lines Brightening your…

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