Great Things Come in Small Packages| Petite Fashion Tips

February 19, 2010 by  
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Shopping can prove to be challenging if you are tall or petite. However, while it is challenging, it is not impossible find clothing that fits you perfectly!
Dressing the Petite Woman: $25.00
Several stores offer clothing that cater to petite women. Some of these retailers are:
                Ann Taylor
               Banana Republic
               J Crew

However, not every retailer considers the petite frame. The chic fashionista offers advise to make shopping easier for a woman shopping for her petite frame. She suggests:

Strong Vertical Prints and Details
Solid Dark Colors
Three Quarter Sleeves
and more!

Check out more tips on dressing the petite frame by visiting her site!

Spring and Summer Fashion Trend: Casual and Comfy|Sweatpants

February 19, 2010 by  
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<h2> Bringing SWEATY back in sweatpants?</h2>

For years we have worn sweatpants to clean the house, jog, lounge or run errands. Well Spring/Summer of 2010 is planning to take sweatpants to a whole new level!
Lately, many designers have dressed models in designer sweatpants on the runway! Could you imagine? Dressing up for partying or hanging out and wear sweats?!
Check out some of the latest designs in designer sweatpants.

Images couresty of Elle and The Fashion Spot.

Finding the Perfect Jeans for Your Curvy Figure!

February 19, 2010 by  
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3 Reasons Why Women With Curves Struggle to Find the Perfect Jeans

By Dawn Goodson

There is no single fashion staple more popular than denim jeans. And believe it or not, jeans were primarily used as work clothes up until the 1950s when denim became a form of casual, everyday dress. Even though they are popular, many people search endlessly for a pair of jeans that fit and flatter, especially curvy women. You might find jeans that fit perfectly in the hips and thighs, but are either too big or too small in the waist. Or those that fit perfect at the waist, but your shapely thighs and bottom are almost swimming in your denim! What are the reasons that women with curves struggle to find the perfect jeans?

Reason #1: You Have No Idea Where To Begin Looking

With so many different brands names, you have no idea where to even begin looking. As a matter of fact, last time you were in Macy’s you tried on ten different pairs of jeans and NONE of them fit! How frustrating! Which brands are designed to fit curvy women’s bodies? The Zafu Jeans Finder is able to point you in the right direction. Simply answer a short profile of questions – and based on their extensive research on women’s bodies and jean fit – you’re given a list of jeans that work with your body type. Here’s a quick tip: If you have a big butt in proportion to your waist, you may want to try PZI Jeans. This relatively new company is getting rave reviews from women with curvy figures shaped just like you!
PZI Lotus Skinny Jeans: $79.00
Reason #2: You Don’t Invest in Jeans
PZI: Lily Boot Jean

How many times has this happened to you? You finally find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly and you buy one pair. You eat, sleep, live and breathe these jeans every chance that you can get. At some point the jeans begin looking worn and you go back to purchase a new pair – only to find that your favorite jeans have been discontinued. The solution here is to change your perspective. You need to invest in great-fitting jeans whenever you can find them. This means buying three to four pairs at a time so that you have extras on reserve. Sound expensive? You can always make this cost effective by stalking the sales and then really stocking up several times per year! Or better yet, order your jeans online directly from the manufacturer. Free shipping makes it as cost-effective as buying from the store… without all the crowds.

Reason #3: You Haven’t Visited Your Local Tailor
 
 

 

Searching for your best-fitting jeans can be exhausting and sometimes good enough is enough. You can take those pair of jeans straight to your nearest tailor. A skilled seamstress should be able to fit your denim jeans to your body’s proportions – and essentially what you have is a pair of custom made jeans – just like the celebrities! Some high-end department stores actually have in-store tailoring services where you can take your jeans to have them perfectly fit to your body.

According to recent surveys, the majority of women struggle with finding jeans that fit and flatter. You don’t have to be one of them! Please visit Jeans for Curvy Women for your guide to finding your best-fitting jeans for curvy figures!

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How to Choose a Signature Fragrance

February 15, 2010 by  
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Have you ever walked in the room and smell someone’s perfume that lingered? Have you ever smelled a fragrance and immediately thought of a friend or your mom? Not only is the sense of smell on of our powerful senses, but it also can remind you of special occasions or people.
MARC JACOBS LOLA by Marc Jacobs

Choosing your signature fragrance is not as hard as it may seem. There are a few factors to consider such as your personality and the types of fragrances that you like.
When you are planning to purchase a new fragrance, it is wise to consider your current fragrance picks. Make note of whether you typically are drawn to floral, oriental, soft or fruity scents.
Once you have identified these scents, create a list to bring along when shopping. It is easy to get sidetracked for forget scents that worked or did not work. Knowing the types of scents you are currently fond of will help narrow down your choices for furture fragrance purchases.
Once you have determined the scents that you like, we should now take a look at your personality. Your fragrance should also somehow reflect your personality. For example, if you are sensual you may opt for a oriental scent. If you are confident, perhaps a vanila fragrance is your match. Floral scents usually match will with overly prissy women.
By no means are the above the gospel or etched in stone, but instead use the references above as a reference if needed. Once you have compared your personality traits to your current list of likes, it should be easy to narrow down your fragrance options.
While you may immediately love your new fragrance, in order to get a true feel for it, wear your new fragrance for a few weeks. While fragrances smell wonderful in the bottle or on the sample card, often they can smell different with body chemistry. Once you have worn the fragrance for several weeks and you are still in love, you have found your signature fragrance!