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HOW TO STYLE FISHNET HOSIERY

By | Fashion, How To..., Wardrobe Savvy | 4 Comments

Fishnet stockings or hosiery have long held a somewhat controversial place in fashion history and trends. Stereotyped as a ‘sexy’, fishnet hosiery has the potential to be seen as provocative. However, the negative connotations of fishnet hosiery betrays its iconic place in fashion history as well as it’s real potential to be part of a chic or even elegant look. First of…

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HOW TO STYLE CAPRI AND CROPPED PANTS

By | Figure Flattery, How To..., Wardrobe Savvy | 9 Comments

There’s a variety of names for them. From clam diggers, three-quarter pants, cropped trousers, cigarette pants, pedal pushers, Capris, and culottes, cropped pants (aka pants that end above the ankle) may go by many names but one thing is for sure, every summer we love to wear them. Historically women started wearing pants on mass during WWII as they worked on…

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10 Things Your Dry Cleaner wants you to know

10 THINGS YOUR DRY CLEANER WANTS YOU TO KNOW

By | Wardrobe Savvy | 2 Comments

If you love quality clothing, then dry cleaning is a necessary evil that will ensure your clothes last and maintain their beauty.  Recently, I chatted with John Murphy, joint owner of Penguin Dry Cleaners which has been family owned for 69 years and is renown for the care they take and the minor miracles they achieve. As the saying goes,…

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PERFECT PANTS

By | Wardrobe Savvy, Wearing Classics | 4 Comments

Comfortable and highly practical, pants are worn by almost all women. Within most corporate environments tailored pants are now accepted business wear for women and we owe it all to Amelia Bloomer. In 1850, this outspoken and brave feminist encouraged women to follow her lead and abandon their horsehair crinolines and voluminous skirts in favor of more practical knee-length trousers. As expected,…

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FABULOUS FLATS

By | Accessorizing, Wardrobe Savvy | 4 Comments

Can I have a collective cheer? Flats have finally entered the world of high fashion, in fact, runways the world over have been alight with stylish flats worn in a number of ways. So, now that flats have become trendy, and possibly even the “it” shoe of the season, there’s lots of style inspiration out there for you to take…

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MINDFUL DRESSING: how to with purpose

By | How To..., Personal Style, Wardrobe Savvy, What to Wear | 6 Comments

Have you ever thought about the type of image you want to project? It’s easy to think that this would only be something professionals need to think about but that’s not true. No matter what your lifestyle, professional or age your appearance tells others about you before you even open your mouth. How you present yourself will either attract or repel…

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HOW TO STORE YOUR CLOTHES

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In Melbourne Australia, autumn has well and truly arrived and it’s time to do a closet switcheroo – out with Summer clothes and in with Winter’s.  For you, it may be the other way round. I both love and hate this task. I love the fact that I’m changing my closet as I’m usually sick of my present wardrobe, but I…

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CLOSET CLEANSING

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Every season it’s a good idea to perform a closet cleanout.  Even if this job is a little distressing it is an important step in the process of reorganization. In every woman’s wardrobe there are clothes with invisible guilty tags attached to them.  They lie in wait to remind you of how much money you paid for them and how few…

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A STRIPED AFFAIR

By | Coordination, Line and Design, Understanding Prints & Patterns, Wardrobe Savvy | 13 Comments

This week I’m changing up my feature up a bit by focusing on a pattern – stripes to be precise. They are almost as wearable as solid colors and a must-have in any woman’s wardrobe. Their versatility allows multiple ways to coordinate them with your favorite garments and depending which stripe you use you can easily create either a relaxed…

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