Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
We ladies all have different holiday dress personalities - some of us like to be the centre of attention while others prefer to have a more subtle party presence.
The 10 lovely dresses I've listed below cater to both personality types and are well below $100! Budget-friendly and stylish options because you've all been great girls this year - you deserve it ;)
2b Velvet Drape Dress
Price: UK£38.00 (US$59.00)
Ivory Tower Cream Dress
Sleeveless Sequin Ballerina Dress
All Over Lace Pleated Bust Tube Dress
Price: UK£34.50 (US$53.57)
Ruffle Shoulder Dress
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I know I promised some Rome Street Style in the next post, so think of this as like a commercial break post.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to plug (it's not shameful if it's on my own blog right?) my new fashion illustration blog, Danielle Shepherd Fashion Illustration.
I've posted some of my illustrations on this blog before but I thought it was time to create a new one dedicated solely to my work. I would really appreciate it if you'd check it out, and if you like, leave a comment or two. Thanks a lot!
Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Up until a week ago, I had only travelled to two countries in my life - Trinidad and England. I'm happy to say that I can now add Italy to that list. Rome, to be exact. I had been thinking about taking a trip for a long time but going to Rome was a fairly last minute decision.
I only stayed for 5 nights but that was more than enough time to fall totally in love with the Eternal City. Whether it was sightseeing at the Colosseum or strolling along Via del Corso, it was easy to see that this amazing city was thoroughly abundant with beauty, history, style and elegance.
My hotel was located in Central Rome and was in fairly close proximity to most of the major sites so therefore my main mode of transportation was walking. I don't know about you but if I'm doing a lot of walking I like to be comfortable, which means relaxed clothing and flat shoes.
I have to say, most of the shopping on the high street was a little out of my budget range but ever the bargain hunter, I did manage to find out about a popular Sunday market in the area of Porta Portese. It was a longer trek than most of the other places I'd been to - 30 minute walk from my hotel - plus the rain was pelting, but it was all worth it. After rummaging through a number of stalls, I scored these two great pieces below.
Have you travelled to any exciting places recently?
Will post some Rome Street Style in the next post - paparrazzo style!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
If you're feeling the blue leopard print as much as I am, check out the gorgeous, stylish pieces below.
Leopard Print Scarf
Price: UK£12.00 (US$18.74)
Gianni Bini "Honey" Pump
Price: UK£34.00 (US$53.00)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
'Cloverfield' actress Odette Yustman attended the GQ Men of the Year party in Los Angeles on November 18 and she did so in fine style.
Odette brought some sparkle to the black carpet in her gorgeous Alice + Olivia Aubrey Sequin Skirt Bustier Dress, which she combined with a black blazer and black booties.
If you're a fan of Odette's party look, here's how to get it for less.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Looking at the photos above, I realize that I don't have nearly enough yellow in my life. All the shades on the yellow spectrum, whether buttery, lemon-y or mustard-y, are absolutely fantabulous in my book.
Yellow tends to be a colour associated with summer as it best reflects the warmth and cheerful mood of that season. In colder seasons dominated by the darkest, most dreary colours, a bit of yellow is always a surprising yet most welcome addition.
Drawstring Pencil Skirt
Etienne Aigner Tuscon Tote
See by Chloé Cropped Cotton-blend Pants
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Runways, magazines and even the majority of blogs are inundated with images of impossibly thin women in the miniest of minis or second-skin trousers, looking effortlessly stylish, and as much as we love what she's wearing, it can be difficult to imagine it on ourselves. I can't tell you how to get her body (I assume you're happy with yours anyway!) but I can help you figure out how to get a plus-size version of her style.
First, you need to know that not every outfit can be successfully translated into plus-size but there quite a few that can and it just takes a bit of careful analysis to figure out which. In order to know if an outfit can work for your body, you need to first understand what your body shape is. Here is a very informative visual guide that can help you figure out exactly what shape you are.
Once you know what your shape is, the next thing you need to do is examine the silhouette of the outfit. Particularly for larger-sized bodies, it's important to have balance when it comes to clothing. If you have wide hips, wearing a spaghetti strap top with a harem trousers is only going to make them look wider. Similarly, if you have a large bust, wearing a frilly high-neck top with pencil skirt will definitely place more emphasis on that area. And while those baggy, shapeless tops definitely cover those mid-section lumps and bumps, they often make us look equally baggy and shapeless.
When analyzing an outfit, ask yourself questions such as:
Which areas are being downplayed and which are being highlighted?
Does it nip in at the waist to create a more balanced, hourglass silhouette?
How does colour/pattern work to attract or detract from certain areas?
PLUS SIZE VERSION
Black Shrunken Rolled-Sleeve Blazer
PLUS SIZE VERSION
Frill Neck Dress