Accessories

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Accessories are the Icing on Your Sartorial Cake

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    In the words of Iris Apfel “I worship at the alter of accessories” Why?  Well they are an incredibly powerful way to change up your outfit without changing clothes.  You don’t need a huge wardrobe. You really can dress an outfit up or down by changing a couple of accessories. Discover how to…

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how to tie a long rectangular scarf

Rectangular Scarf Tie

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  There are heaps of ways to tie long rectangular scarves, many are more suited to winter weight scarves.  These days there are so many huge summer weight rectangular scarves but tying them can prove kind of tricky.  This way of tying works well with a larger scarf that you may find overwhelms your frame…

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5 Quick Tips for Choosing Necklaces

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Have you thought about what your necklaces is communicating and where it’s drawing attention on your body?  Discover my 5 Quick Tips for Choosing Necklaces in this video. Where does the necklace sit?  A choker will shorten your neck.  A long pendant will draw attention to your stomach. Consider the scale of the necklace.  Do…

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How to Flatter Larger Facial Features

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I’m not sure how you feel about your facial features.  I believe everything on your body and face is an asset.  There are no flaws, only assets.  You are gorgeous just as you are. But I know that many people may not feel the same.  They may feel that the wished they had a smaller…

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how to choose jewellery

How to Choose Jewellry aka The Art of Reminisence

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Many years ago (approximately 8 I think) I did some training with the amazing Carla Mathis (author of The Triumph of Individual Style). During that training Carla brought to my attention what I will call “the Art of Reminiscence” which has really helped me understand how to style, what to put with what in so…

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how to choose shoes for your maxi

Which Shoes to Wear with a Maxi Dress or Skirt

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Dress Colour Choose a shoe that relates to one of the colours in the dress, maxi’s are best with sandals rather than heavy shoes as they have a poolside glam feel about them which equates with summer footwear. Alternatively a metallic shoe is an easy option as is a nude/skintone shoe colour if you don’t…

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how to style a brooch

11 Ways to Style Brooches

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I was recently asked by a reader for tips on wearing brooches so here they are: 11 Ways to Style Brooches 1. Wear it up high on your lapel or shoulder.  Often when we put on a brooch we do so from the angle of looking down (kind of how our head and neck works really)…

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Gift Ideas for the Dog Lover

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As many of you will be aware, I’m the owner of a gorgeous if a little crazy whippet called Cleo. She features in the blog header and if you ever come to visit me (or have a consultation) you will likely meet her as she rather likes to spend her time with me! When I…

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Win a White Hot Jewellery $100 Gift Card

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I love jewellery. I’m sure that you’ve noticed this about me. It’s very rare to see me without any sort of jewellery on as I really do feel that it can help to make an outfit. It really is the icing on your sartorial cake. I’ve written countless posts about how to wear jewellery including:…

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grey alfia galimova dress with navy obi and jacket

My Favourite Unique Accessories

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As many of you would be aware, I love accessories. They truly are the icing on your sartorial cake (I even wrote a book about using them which you can find here). I love to find interesting and unique accessories and so Etsy has become one of the best marketplaces to source interesting pieces from. Here are…

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