Grey

Hello all and welcome back to another outfit of the day post, hope you are all well over, or at least trying to get over the huge, epically hyped about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. I think I am, I think. So as we all know for at least a month before the release and at least a week after the sudden ‘grey’ colour in fashion seemed to have outweighed rest of the colours all together.

So hey I thought id play my part in it too, I didn’t go as excessive; just a little number for me was enough.

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Long duster coat – Primark White blouse – Asos Grey zip detail skirt – H&M Black suede boots – M&S

Black Suede detail bag – Primark Watch – Newlook

 

 

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I just came from the office

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So this is what I would call my ‘trying to look professional’ outfit, wouldn’t you? The lace shorts were actually a sale buy, gone down to £15 I wasn’t too sure about them as I’ve never been a fan of long line shorts but you could say they’ve grown on me. I love buying clothes just like any female but I also have that annoying thing where I forget exactly what I have in my wardrobe, deep inside the darker parts of my wardrobe I managed to pull out this shirt and this pair of shoes! I completely forgot I had both, the shirt is at least a few years old and I think the shoes are from last year.

I love that feeling when you find what you forgot you had, it’s like buying them all over again! So on another note, I’m trying out something new and something that requires a little courage from me. Hopefully I can share the news with you soon.

Until then..

Sophia xx

Trench’ing Along

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I am a massive hoarder of coats and jackets, anytime there is a sale in January, I always stock up for the year to come. You ask why? So like I said I’m a coat fanatic and I’m always buying different ones throughout the year. (This can get a tad expensive). That’s why I’ll always pick out at least 2 or 3 during the sales.

I happen to actually forget I had this baby! How could I, I know! That’s what happens when you have so many, you forget what you have (face palm). Browsing through my wardrobe I found it again whilst producing a high-pitched squeal of surprise and recognition at the same time. There and then I decided this would be my new go to coat for the next few weeks.

I love how this trench can just completely transform an outfit. I could literally walk out in converse and jeans and still look somewhat sophisticated and smart (It also makes me feel like an undercover spy!). Want to know the best bit? I picked it up in the sale for £30!

– Sophia –

 

 

Eternity

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Considering we live in one of the most weather challenged countries in the world, it’s always a nice surprise when finally we are graced with a few weeks of the summer sun.

The trends this summer aren’t as daring as the past few summers, now that the designers have caught up on the reality behind the British summer, and how abruptly our weather can change during the day. Go out looking like a Greek goddess, come back looking like a windswept, haggard nightmare!

Not saying this summer, its still not about the strappy dresses, denim shorts and kimonos, because it is, however it’s supplied with a good dosage of lightweight outerwear, to help aid us during the day.

During the day I’m all for denim shorts and strappy tops, but in the evening with the cool breeze and the fading sun, I prefer something a little warmer. Pairing these printed trousers alongside a simple print t-shirt and brocade like lightweight jacket, leaves me feeling cool enough for the warm evening.

 

TROUSERS – H&M  TSHIRT-PRIMARK  BROCADE JACKET-PRIMARK SHOES-BOOHOO SUNGLASSES-PRIMARK WATCH-MISS SELFRIGE RINGS-TOPSHOP/H&M/PRIMARK

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Fall in line

Well hello there and may I say a happy 2014! Aah another new year is upon us, is it just me that remembers January 2013 like it was yesterday??! Time is going way too fast for my liking; we need to slow things down a little. Anyway my dears, I do hope you all had good new years and are ready to get on with your start to the year.

We had and are still having a pretty bad winter, like that’s a major surprise from all the previous years of harsh winters we’ve endured, and I clearly don’t point out the obvious (Sorry).

Coats. Coats. Coats. I am in love with coats. I need to have a new one every year and where do I find a new one every year? In the sale people, that’s where. This has become like a tradition for me now, purchasing a new coat for the following year in the xmas sales, I mean it makes sense right? Why buy a coat that’s £125 when I know I can get it for £40?!

This is the new baby I bought; I like my coats to be simple, dark and most of all warm. Comfort comes first for me, well in the winter anyway! Coat was £100 and went down to £40, from Topshop. The  black and white stole is also in the sale from river island, was £20 and went down to £12.

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The Apple..

Helllooooooo everyone! Firstly I’d like to say ‘Happy Pancake day!!’ I love the fact that is just a whole day dedicated to pancakes, a great reason just to stuff yourself!  Ok back to you guys now, how are you all???Wow it’s been a long time since my last post, sorry about the delay guys. So today’s post will be the last post on body shapes and the final one left is the apple. So apple shapes are generally seen as having more weight and volume around the stomach and waist area of the body. This doesn’t always mean your fat, it just means you don’t have a defined waist and your shoulders are generally wider. Now I know gaining weight is easy, too easy in fact! It doesn’t help that with apple body shapes, when you do gain weight it’s all stored around the stomach and waist region! (boooooo!)

HOWEVER!! It is all about proportions, get your proportion right and that little extra bit of weight or problem area won’t even be visible! Dress to your advantage show everyone your best assets and don’t ever be afraid to show of what you have and be daring enough to try the latest trends, it’ll only leave you not just looking better but feeling better too! 🙂

Ok now let’s have a look at some of the key bits of information you should bear in mind when dressing the apple shape!

So there are the key things to remember, now a lot more can be done than just the above few it’s all about experimenting and equalising the upper heavy half of the body with the bottom half. Below are a few more pieces that will be best suited for the apple body shape.

This dress has detail around the waist; the material is gathered in around the waist area which instantly creates the defined waist, which you should then finish off with a black belt just to make it a little more obvious. Whilst the rest of the material skims over the biggest part of the body and falls neatly. This definitely elongates the body also eliminates the signs of the bigger upper body. Experiment with colour but try and avoid prints on the upper body.

Tops such as this will cinch into the waist and for better effect wear with a thick black belt around the waist to define it and the rest of the shirt will then fall away from the waist again hiding the bigger stomach area. The v-Neck buttons, creating a deeper v to show off the smallest part of your body as well elongating the entire body.

Vertical stripes are definitely your friend! Just the simple fact that they instantly elongate the body and the dramatic black stripes almost hide away any signs of a bigger upper body!

Now the goal is to create more attention to the bottom half of the body, to proportion it out to the top half. This printed waterfall skirt adds volume and draws attention. Always experiment with the bottom half, whether it be with trousers/shorts or skirts. Remember whatever you wear on the bottom make sure the top is the opposite, for example a light beige/caramel/light pink should be worn with this skirt as to draw even more attention to the bottom.

Pencil skirts with printed patterns such as this are again sure winners; with Flower/Aztec prints constantly around you can’t go wrong, stays on trend as well eliminating the problem areas.

Wide leg trousers elongate the body as well as adding more volume to the bottom half of the body; these can be worn in bold colours or even with prints. Makes sure to add a wide belt on top just to define the waist!

Below are a number of celebrities that also have the apple shape, let’s have a look at how they dress for their shape:

Jenniffer Hudson wears a dress that defines the waist and creates a subtle belt with the various stripe details. The skirt is tiered and adds more volume to the lower part of her body.

Liz Hurley wears a dress that sits just on the chest with some additional detail on the shoulder which adds more definition, whilst the frills line the bottom of the dress which adds more emphasis on the lower body.

Catherine Zeta Jones is seen here wearing a navy blue dress with a wide black belt she wears to emphasise her waist. She then covers up with a bright straight style coat that will just sit against the hips.

 

Here are the 5 top tips to dress the apple:

1. Emphasise the shoulders

2. Always add more volume to the lower half of the body

3. Add a belt for more waist definition

4. Wear vertical stripes to elongate the body

5. Wear V-Necks tops/dresses to show of the cleavage/smallest part of the body.

 

Here are the 5 things to avoid:

1. Avoid wearing garish prints on the upper part of the body

2. Do not wear dresses that are too fitted.

3. Double breasted coats

4.  Boxy tops/baggy tops

5. Too many layers on the upper body!

 

Ok ladies that’s all I have right now for the body shapes special. If anyone does require me to go into any more detail for any of them, don’t hesitate to ask, at the end of the day I am only here to make all of you look and feel better! 🙂

Until next time girlies!!

Much Love

S.xxx

The Pear..

As you know I said I would be going through and explaining in detail the four different types of body shapes, the straight, hourglass, pear and apple, now I’m on to the 3rd body shape, the pear. The pear is basically a point up triangle, the bigger part of the body being the lower body; with the wider hips and bigger thighs dominating. Let’s have a look in a little more detail:

The pear shape is another one of the most common body shapes and the goal is to elongate the figure as all the attention is originally on the lower part of the body, you need to elongate the body so you look less bottom heavy and more in proportion, ideally creating the hourglass figure.

Now to be honest it’s not all that hard dressing for the pear shape, honestly you have more various choices in what to wear and experiment with! Just always remember to balance out your hips to your shoulders, add more structure to the shoulders, and play around with jackets and coats. Not forgetting the creation of curves, so whilst you balance out the shoulders to the hips remember to also add a thin belt around the waist to show off your tiny waist!

The main goal is to accentuate the upper body, so adding more structure to the shoulders creating definition around the neckline this can be done by clothing, scarf’s or even jewellery, basically taking the focus off the bottom half of your body and showing them all you have an upper body too 😉 Wear darker colours on the bottom, slimming flared jeans or A-Line skirts, always avoid prints!

 

 

 

Ok so above are some of the key tips in how to dress the Pear body shape. Below are a few more examples on the types of clothing to wear and types of clothing to avoid!

 

 

Ok so something like this is great as the detail on the shoulders adds more depth and creates structured shoulders balancing out the hips, the bright colour also helps. What I would have done also to define the waist more is a black thin belt.

This dress creates more movement on the upper body, with the ruffle detail as well as the black lace detail on the straps; the neckline is also dipped slightly elongating the figure. The material is loose and flowing which will flow over the hips and sit just above the knees showing of the slimmer part of your legs.

 

Ok so yes I did say avoid prints on the bottom half of the body, but then this is an exception, this contrast dress has the print on the top part with just a single line on the bottom part whilst the rest of the dress which covers the hips and thighs are all black which instantly slims the bottom half of the dress. The singular line creates the illusion of elongating the figure.

 

Shirts/tops and blouses such as this, with the deep v-neck shows of the slimmer part of the body with the structured shoulder balancing out the hips and with the additional detail of the bow which will only add more depth to the upper part of the body. I would wear this shirt tucked into either black flared jeans or trousers.

This blazer instantly adds the illusion of a taller figure which will take the attention away from bigger part of the body. The V-neck shows of the neckline and slim bust and waist. Create more attention by adding a slim silk scarf.

 

 

Your perfect partner! These black fitted flared jeans are great as they flare out at the bottom which create more movement and balance out the hips too. Any kinds of tops could be worn with jeans such as these, anything that will create attention!

As your trying to elongate the figure, what better way to that than to wear heels! These beauties are trending right now and with the added platform making it all that much easier to walk in. The contrast colours showing off your personality and allowing you to experiment with you jewellery and accessories too!

Below are some of the celebrities that are known for their famous pear body shape, just to give you an idea of how they dress.

 


Beyonce infamously famous for her curves! Here is a woman that definitely embraces her body and knows how to dress for it, leaving her looking amazing! Here she is pictured wearing an emerald green dress that is figure hugging, with a low scooped neckline showing off her slim upper body and sleeves that sit just on the shoulder creating the illusion of bigger shoulder perfect to balance out the hips.

Here us another picture of Beyonce, this time wearing dark straight jeans with a structured jacket, the jacket is definitely emphasises on the shoulder with the addition of shoulder pads as well as extra detail on the shoulders and neckline balancing out her hips and if anything making her lower body seem smaller!

Finally here is Christina Aguilera seen wearing a flared black skirt which instantly hides her big hips and thighs, pulled in by a black belt which sits just on the waist. She then wears an animal print blouse with a deep V-neck which instantly creates attention on her upper body!

 

Here are the top 5 tips to dress the pear:

1. Always go for flared/A-Line skirts

2. Opt for structured shoulders

3. Create more attention on the upper half of the body

4. Wear darker or bolder colours on the bottom half of the body

5. Go for deeper neckline and always wear heels!

 

Here are the 5 things to avoid:

1. Avoid wearing prints on the bottom half of the body

2. Avoid wearing flats as they will just make the bottom half of the body look bigger.

3. Avoid wearing tops that sit on the hips

4. Avoid tapered trousers as they will only make you look bigger

5. Avoid all over printed dresses!

 

Well that’s all I have for now! I hoped it helped and gives you just a little more information on how to dress for the pear shape! 🙂 Finally soon I will be covering the apple body shape.

Much Love

S.xx