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Breaking the Petite Style Rules

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Just because you’re petite doesn’t mean you can break your style rules.  You just have to do it in a knowledgeable way.  You can read up lots of rules (which are of course just guidelines) here on the blog.  Some of the petite style rules that I find matter the most are: Scale – don’t…

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what's your happy colour?

My Style: My Happy Colour

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I have a happy colour. I don’t wear it all the time, but it’s a colour that never fails to make me feel happy. Now I know that you see me wearing blue lots and lots, and I do love blue, it’s a favourite colour for me (and a great eye enhancer too), but for…

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how to style shorts so you don't look shorter

How to Style Shorts

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It’s summer here in Australia and I’m seeing lots of shorts when I’m out and about. I’m wearing them myself too! Now shorts can be a tricky garment to wear and feel that they flatter you. Sure I’ve got shorts that I wear to go running and shorts that I wear to do gardening, but…

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how do your clothes make you feel psychologically

How Do Your Clothes Make You Feel?

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Have you ever thought about how your clothes make you feel?  Not just are they comfortable, itchy or have a scratchy tag, or you like the feel of velvet, or buttery soft leather, but inside your head? Do they give you energy or sap you? When you put on that garment does it make you…

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Summer style ideas

15 Summer Style Outfit Ideas to Steal

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We are having a lovely summer in Melbourne this year. Last year was not a good summer, we had two hot days and then it seemed to go directly from summer to winter, missing autumn completely (and autumn is usually my favourite season in Melbourne, cool crisp mornings with mild sunny days, sadly, not in…

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leather look leggings - how to style

How to Style Leather Look Leggings Over 40

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Leather look leggings are a great staple for your wardrobe whether you’re under or over 40. They create a more edgy look and a dressier feel than a plain knit legging. You can find them with a plain front, or with some pattern like these, which I thinks makes for a more interesting garment. How…

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