Remember the ‘Shopping Mantra’ – 6 C’s CHARACTER, CLOTH, COLOUR, CUT, COST and CORRECT FIT don’t buy if you have to lie – to yourself about any one of these. My Shopping Mantra, which has been very useful and saved women lots of money. See the Capsule Wardrobe tip sheet which goes alongside this. Plan your wardrobe, after a wardrobe session keep the list in your purse of what would actually extend the pieces you already have. Don’t go shopping when trying to cheer yourself up. Don’t buy too many disparate prints in clashing colours that need careful matching. Don’t buy too long, big and baggy unless you are very tall. Don’t buy unless it matches your capsule wardrobe basics (personalise this to your colourways). Don’t buy if the cost, cloth, character, colour, cut and size are incorrect for you – it has to be right in every way or it is a waste of money. Don’t buy on a whim, go think about it and then return, you may realise you have a top exactly like it or that you need another colour – or may need something else. DO: Use special events to purchase something you have always wanted and make sure it becomes your beloved well worn staple, rather than just adding to a diverse difficult to match collection. Decide what other hobby/interest makes you feel good as opposed to shopping to cheer yourself up, trying a new hair style or make-up look, hair accessories or a lovely magazine to give you ideas for revamping or reusing or to help you update your look with a few accessories. Write a list of things that make you feel happy and use them as a means of focusing your shopping trips or afternoons off. Eg:- spend some of your usual shopping time meeting for coffee with friends you rarely see. Try to be more creative with the clothes you already have. Find a good dressmaker to alter previous expensive purchases and update them. DO BUY THOUGHTFULLY AND NOT TOO OFTEN SO THAT YOU DON’T FEEL GUILTY AS THESE ARE THE PURCHASES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD. Remember the ‘Shopping Mantra’ CHARACTER, CLOTH, COLOUR, CUT, COST and CORRECT FIT don’t buy if you have to lie – to yourself about any one of these.
Go see the last straggler – she has a lovely blog which involves a lot of time and effort with stunning examples of unique style, music and art.
I just love her choices https://thelaststraggler.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/bag-lust-nathalie-trad/
See below Erykah Badu: Queen of style: Just so unique so colourful so true to her own feelings and ideas, just love when all the character oozes out of the person through their sense of individuality. Also some great blog posts on Nathalie Trad bags – lovely …. or if she isn’t your cup of tea ( as it were) go more https://mybubblegumblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/key-trends-at-new-york-fashion-week/ bubblegum a totally different approach and a great update on New York Fashion Week.
This is my new book out on Amazon Kindle just published.
This book has an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
Style chapter encourages you to work with your body shape and
love the body you have – dressing it and treating it in the best possible
Don’t you just love Jimmy Choo?
Only in dreams unfortunately but in the meantime there is Lisadore.com who stock ‘Comme Il Faut’ shoes as they should be, the best shoes in the world.
” No woman needs more than one pair of shoes. But when it comes to shoes and women, the word need doesn’t make any sense.” Alicia Muniz Shoe collector, designer and founder of Comme il Faut the house that changed the design concept of women’s shoes for tango and Buenos Aires nightlife.
Where they sell these shoes is also beautiful, the street itself is like a little side street in Paris and is lined with artisan shops. See the images on the home page of their site below. They aren’t just heels but works of art. The attendants come with pile high boxes, overflowing with tissue and bright colours, from a back room they bring what they think you will suit with only a mild indication of colour or size, you wait with baited breath on a zebra print sofa in a little private room, it feels like cinderella waiting to go to the Milonga Ball and Alicia is the Fairy Godmother of Shoes, they have been called the Manolo’s of the Tango world. see the LaMaleva video on their site www.commeilfaut.com.ar/eng/vidos.php
Just saw this and felt good that more women should be feminists. Also many young women have preconception about dress and feminsim which should be removed. More women should be like this and just wear what they want.