TALL WOMEN, PLUS SIZE, BIG FEET: HOW TO DRESS UP!

Howdy folks! How are you, today? Ready for a new adventure?

Recently one of my dear readers asked me to write a post about tall women with a plus size and big feet… And here I am.

Today’s post is dedicated to my dear curvy readers! Real women in real bodies! Not the ones we see on the catwalks. Absolutely not, ladies!

I don’t know what’s in fashion stylists’ mind at all when it comes to choose their models.

It’s like they’re temporarily out of their freaking mind, right?

I mean: for whom are their clothes packaged… Breadsticks?

Whatever! Personally, I think that curves are fine on a woman. Everybody has its flaws… don’t even think for a second that thin women don’t have theirs.

HOW TO DRESS THE RIGHT WAY

So, that said, everything revolves around knowing how to dress properly. Meaning enhance your strengths and camouflage your weaknesses.

Before going on, I need to tell you something that goes against the common sense of fashion: following fashion is not always the choice that fits us perfectly!

As I just said in another post, I’m not a fashion victim at all. I do not let fashion use me, but I use it to exalt my figure to the fullest.

Avoid trend if they are not in line with the raw material you have available: your body! No trend, except for accessories.

You will be trendy and always perfect if you follow the style of your body, not that of the catwalks!

This is the smartest approach to fashion according to my point of view ^_^

First of all, knowing what fits best for you means knowing your body perfectly. If you know this, you will not have any difficulty choosing the right clothing for you.

WHAT SHAPE DOES YOUR BODY HAVE?

Forget to throw on the first tablecloth that comes under fire just to cover yourself. NO! This is not really the winning strategy.

However, do not make the opposite mistake: get dressed in clothes too succinct for you… The catastrophe would be lurking around the corner, either way!

Plus, if it’s true that all of us have defects, it is equally true that we have merits too. Therefore, we focus on the latter… Easy Peasy :D!

Basically, there are five types of body constitution: apple (or circle), pear (or triangle), hourglass, upside down triangle and rectangle.

1) The apple woman (or circle): has lean legs and unmarked waistline, important and straight thorax.
Strength: slender legs
2) The pear woman (or triangle): has small shoulders and breasts, wide hips and marked waist.
Strength: marked waist
3) The hourglass woman: has big breasts, marked waistline and wide hips.
Strength: the narrow waistline and the décolleté.
4) The upside-down triangle woman: has very wide shoulders and breasts, narrow hips and a long-limbed body.
Strength: narrow hips and slender and thrown legs.
5) The rectangle woman: there’s no disproportion and there’s no marked waistline. Practically this is the body we are used to seeing on catwalks, the model body with there’s no shape (little breast, flat butt, no hips and unmarked waist).
Strength: slender.

With this list in mind, do not forget that we are not all the same.

So, it is possible that your body has variations: for example, the upper part of a category and the lower part of another one.

Then, you will not have to do anything else but wear clothing that enhances that part of the body and others that disguise defects.

You have to stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself objectively, because only by identifying the category to which your body belongs, you will be able to dress better.

UNDERWEAR

To build your image of success we start from the basics: underwear.

Wear a bra of the right size that supports you well, both for an aesthetic question, but especially for a health issue. Usually curvy women have abundant breasts and without a suitable bra they can suffer from back pain and we don’t want that.

The same applies to panties… Choose a model that will fit you well. It’s bad to see that a skirt or pants end up between the butt-cheek, as if the butt were eating them… Roly-poly or thin we are!

The shaping underwear can be very useful to lose a few pounds on hips, waist and thighs. Moreover, it will eliminate those annoying little rolls given by the underwear that marks.

HOW TO ACCENTUATE OR HIDE CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BODY

Dark colors hide, while the light ones highlight: If you have a beautiful breast you want to highlight, use tops of light colors. If you want to divert attention from the legs, use dark colors for the lower body

• Combining colors of the same shade, but of different gradation, can create a slimming effect

If you like your waistline, wear a light belt on a dark shirt

• Wear curled or ruffled fabrics where you want to look thinner

Yes to fancy fabrics, but be careful: the big patterns will make you look fatter, while the smaller ones will make you look thinner. Floral patterns and polka dots are OK

The stripes are fine… With cautions! The vertical and diagonal ones streamline the figure, the horizontal ones tend to widen it (if you are a pear woman you may want to highlight your chest with horizontal stripes, just pay attention to the deformed lines effect)

• Jersey is a fabric that tends to highlight the rolls, better silk or cotton that gracefully glide over the shapes. Avoid velvet, especially corduroy and too-rigid denim

• Use the flounces to highlight. For example, if the breast is small, use it to make it look more prosperous. Do not put on the flounces where you want to streamline

• Choose carefully the colors that are best for you, avoid those that turn you off

• To harmonize a too high silhouette, try to visually break the figure. Wear a different color top from the bottom, or a belt, break the lower body with skirt and boots (the height that is good for your leg)

DRESS CODE

Pants can be a double-edged sword, so the model to wear must be chosen carefully to avoid subtracting femininity from the figure. Choose the one that enhances your B side 😉

Leggings are not an ideal choice (highlight the defects on the legs, also applies to skinny women with cellulite), better to opt for skinny pants.

Smart tip: knee lengths are perfect for curvy women. Skirts and dresses are particularly suitable for curvy women because they allow you to hide the extra pounds and enhance the breasts.

So, you can have fun with skirts and empire style dresses.

– Apple woman (or circle): 

The advice is to focus on the breasts and legs and divert attention from the stomach. 

A slimming sheath can help you define the waistline.

The dress is the piece of clothing that enhances your silhouette the most.

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Yes to clothes and shirts with a shape (especially those that enhance the breast), avoid the unique sizes and top without form.

Avoid thin straps or tank tops. They will have to cover the bra straps that could be wide.

Use long or short sleeves, a half size would degrade your figure, but, if you have nice forearms, opt for a three-quarter sleeve.

You can wear a soft top tunic over skinny pants. So far as lower part of the body is well-defined a not

too tight top is fine.

I recommend soft dark shirts that come under the belt, to camouflage the belly.

If you wear the under-button be careful that the size is right on the bust and stomach… If the buttons pull, the size is wrong.

– Pear woman (or up-side down triangle):

Are you pear-shaped? Enhance the breast and the waist.

Skirts and dresses are the garments that enhance this shape of body. Be careful to choose well the models to wear.

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Wear soft, round, triangle and 50’s style skirts.

Avoid straight and balloon dresses. No to pencil skirts and sheath dress.

If you want to opt for trousers or jumpsuit, choose the high waisted palace or flared model.

Go-ahead to showy accessories that highlight the face and décolleté: necklaces, earrings and scarves.

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– Hourglass woman:

The advantage of this form is to be proportioned, big breasts, narrow waist, wide hips and shapely legs.

Always highlight the waist with items that enhance this value. Yes to belts, no to oversize garments that make the silhouette awkward and cumbersome.

To maintain the balance between the upper and lower body, maintain soft tones and weak color contrasts.

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– Triangle woman:

Since this silhouette has a disproportion of the upper body, one must aim at the narrow waistline and the slender legs.

Try to balance the figure by adding volume to the lower body. Avoid discovering the shoulders with boat necks.

Use patterns that catch the eye on the legs and wear garments like flared pants to give movement to the figure.

Absolutely avoid sweaters that highlight the shoulders. Rather, wear cardigans and sweaters with bat wing sleeves.

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– Rectangle woman:

She walks on catwalks, she can wear whatever she please! AAAARGH!

If you wanna read more about trendy plus size dresses you can go visit Yemi at completeoutfitsonline.com. You can also find outfit ideas for every occasion on her blog. I like especially the one about complete white outfit, so… Go check it guys! ^_^

SKIRTS: GOLDEN RULES TO WEAR IT WITH STYLE

Given that the skirt is undoubtedly the garment that enhances the most roundish bodies, I would like to dedicate a few lines to it.

Pencil skirt: is for those women that have big legs and a marked waistline. Choose the midi to camouflage big legs and knees.

If you have thin knees, the hem can rise mid-knee or just above.

Pencil skirt is OK both day and night, for all occasions. It is a very feminine garment, because it is usually a high-waist model and that emphasizes the curves, even if the waist is a little full.

Always remember that shaping underwear should be worn for optimal results ^_^

Smart tip: a gap or a zipper will help you wear it more comfortably!
Long Skirt: it hides defects such as fat pads, knees and big ankles. You can choose the tube skirt or flared skirt.

The long skirts lengthen the figure. It is true that you are already tall, but you will appear more slender… Which does not hurt! Right? You can use different colors for the above and for the bottom to break the general length of the figure.

Smart tip: If you are pear shaped, put the top inside the skirt. If, on the other hand, you’re apple-shaped, leave the top out!
Asymmetrical skirt: long back and short front helps the curvy silhouette to lighten the lower body.

You can lighten your legs, knees and ankles with big black opaque tights. Be careful not to detach with the color of the shoes. If you use shoes of the same color as the stockings, in this case black, the leg is more slender.

Smart tip: the styling works only with the top in the skirt!
Bell skirt: perfect for those with wide hips and a marked waistline.

It camouflages hips and makes the silhouette very feminine.

It is very beautiful even in the dress version.

Smart tip: if you have big knees stretch the hem just below them.
Wallet skirt: thanks to its slight asymmetry on the front, works well on a lower body that is pretty full. Helps to thin the figure. Also in the dress version.

It is very comfortable thanks to the opening and does not tighten… You can wear it at work.

Smart tip: if you have tapered legs, bring it just above the knee, if, instead, you have big knees and turned legs bring it midi.

ACCESSORIES

Here you can really play and have fun with the colors.

A curvy woman can wear big and flashy costume jewelry that would be badly worn by thin women.

Even a big bag is fine, because it makes you look thinner.

The dangling earrings stretch the neck and big bangles exhale the wrist.

earrings by Guess

Belt by Guess

Necklace by Mixit

Large tote by Guess

SHOES

For those with big feet there are tricks to make them look smaller. Here, too, the same applies to clothes: you have to choose the shoe model suitable for this purpose.

Avoid very thin strings because they will make your feet look bigger.

The rule is: the less the foot is discovered, the more it will look small.

For those who have big feet and full body, the chunky heel is a must… it’s also fashionable!

if you do not like heels, espadrilles are perfect for those who want to make their feet look smaller, as well as shoes with rope wedges.

The wedge and the wide band help to “shrink” the foot.

The mules or the open toe sabot are very fashionable and are also very suitable for large feet. As well as sandals with crossed bands on the instep.

Smart tip: showy shoes with precious details will take your eyes off the size of your foot.

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Slingback Platform Wedge Sandal
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Leather Mid-Heel Slingba by Rag & Bone

Platform Sandal by Børn

And now let’s see how to combine shoes with clothing.

In general:

With skirts and dresses that enhance the curvy bodies, pump shoes are perfect.

The shoes with an ankle strap look good under dresses or wide skirts. Pay attention to the sausage effect if you do not have defined ankles you don’t want to draw attention to them.

Décolleté shoes are well combined with a pencil skirt.

Being tall you can afford to wear flat. However, a minimum of 3 or 4 cm of heel is always recommended supporting a woman’s body.

Choose large heels, for the same reason of the costume jewelry … Big accessories will make you look less big! On the contrary small and tiny jewelry will make you look bigger! It’s a matter of proportions.

Smart tip: during the winter combine dark tights with shoes of the same color to look more slender. In the summer, with bare legs, wear the flesh-colored shoes.

In detail:

Simple boots with strings for the apple woman.
Pear woman: to conceal the disproportion between hips and shoulders the heel helps. Décolleté are good, avoid the ankle boots that risk not to stretch your legs. The ace in the sleeve is the knee boots!
Hourglass woman, for you boots up to the knee being careful to choose a model that squeezes the calves.
Triangle woman: the weight is concentrated on the upper part of the body, so a pair of ankle boots are fine, because your legs are thin.
Cuissardes are fine for the rectangle woman, because their legs are long and slender.

THERE IS NO PERFECT BODY, THERE IS THE RIGHT DRESS

As we have amply said, there’s no perfect body, but there’s the right dress that manages to enhance the silhouette highlighting the strengths and camouflaging the weak points.

You have to know to perfection your body to find out which garment looks better on your silhouette.

In the end you have eyes, girls! You know by yourself if some garment fits or not for your body.

Ultimate rule: if you like what you see in the mirror it’s done… You found your style!

Follow the rules, but also use your head… There are exceptions!

If white is your thing even if you’re chubby, then wear white!

I hope I have been helpful with this post. I still thank Marlinda for her suggestion 🙂

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to write me below.

See you next time,

Arianna

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COOL MOM OUTFITS

Hello beauties! Today we talk about moms and how they can look good and appear well-groomed and fashionable thanks to the right tips for cool mom outfits! Becoming a mom changes everything.

The most important thought is for your little one, everything else becomes secondary… As it is supposed to be! You’re a mom, this is cool… You can be a cool mom!

Who says that you have to forget to be a woman as well as a mother? It’s not easy at all because you’re tired, every time you see a sofa, it seems like a godsend and you want to sink into it, maybe in a comfortable pajamas ^_^

Our heel 12 becomes a pale memory, you cannot wear it every day anymore, because it’s uncomfortable and your feet hurt to chase your little devil, especially when you’re out for a walk or at the park!

Something’s different, get used to that! But, you know what? Being a mom is such a wonderful adventure and it does not mean that you have to give up your femininity.

You just have to adjust the shot a little! Comfortable clothing is not necessarily synonymous with unkempt.

Surely you have less time to devote to yourself, but why don’t use that little you have to settle just enough to pull you up even morally! It’s nice to be a mother and a woman. Plus when you dress well and put on some make-up you feel better and if you feel good that’s good for your child too ^_^

First of all arrange your wardrobe by combining clothes directly on the crutch, so you will have your outfits always ready and already combined… How smart is this? 😉

We are in Spring, almost Summer, so you can dare a little with color, which in addition to making you feel better, will also make you look fashionable. I already posted something about the colors in vogue this year, take a look here to find out the most trendy ones!

ACCESSORIES: THE DETAILS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Accessories are another great support to turn an ordinary outfit into an original one. Tip on belts to emphasize the waist, gorgeous earrings (perhaps it is better to avoid earrings if your child is between 0 and 3 years old), bracelets and statement necklaces.

Do not forget sunglasses, which often help to cover the signs of the weariness of sleepless nights on your face.

When magically the necessary has to pop out of the bag just like that of Mary Poppins, you’ll need a bag, a big one.

Although it will be difficult to wear a clutch or a purse, the shoulder strap will be your best ally for a long time and you can find beautiful, comfortable and stylish bags.

Even the bag can be that fashionable detail that makes a sober outfit special.

The scarf is another trump card. Its magical use goes from collecting the hair to covering the juice poured by your little guy on your shirt or covering him to protect him from the wind.

Plus it takes up very little space. I personally use the scarf as a blanket when we walk and there is a bit of breeze or when there is too much sun.

CLOTHES: COOL AND COZY

Now we come to clothing. Shoes: sneakers, period! Do not be horrified. If you’re not used to sneakers, it can be a blow, but you can wear them with ease and elegance.

Lucky for us famous moms wear sneakers too, so they are fashionable… Also available with sequins to be more glamorous!

Sporty Look

If sneakers are not for you, you can also choose the classic ballet shoes or platform shoes… Even a flat shoe with ankle strap can be very sexy!

If you have not yet managed to lose the pounds gained during your pregnancy, choose maxi dress.

Maxi dress

A bit of curves are good on a woman, but there is something sexy in the curves of a new mother, so don’t be bothered, you will have plenty of time to regain your shape by running behind the baby, believe me!

Your clothes look too simple? You can embellish them with a belt or with a statement necklace.

Chic look

With a child around is practically impossible wearing something white. Your white outfit seems to scream to him “I’m a white canvas… paint me using whatever crosses your path!”

That said feel free to wear patterns and prints to hide spots that are always around the corner.

Comfy look

Given I love turquoise and aquamarine colors, I created another outfit with vibrant colors.

I chose comfortable shoes with low heels so it is easier to run after your children. I proposed two colors, purple and orange, because they both go well with pants!

Casual summer look

Now, I want to show you one of my personal spring/summer look 2018. Try to guess which color I wore? ^_^

I’m sure you’ve guessed! Drumroll…

My summer 2018 outfit

Both aquamarine and turquoise! I love it, do you? Let me know which are your favorite colors and why not? Post in the comments below a picture of your spring/summer 2018 outfit! 😀

MAKE UP AND HAIR

About makeup, lipstick is definitely the easiest makeup to put on and easier to remove, so let’s keep one in the bag.

A little blush on the cheeks will give you a colorful and healthier look despite the tiredness and fatigue painted on your face.

I would not neglect the eyes, at least a passage of mascara it takes!

Hair: if it’s long pick it up in a practical chignon, even messy is very fashionable!

If you have little time cut them short, so it will always be in order, but at least once a month it must be cut to keep it in order! Once a month to the salon… It sounds like the pampering time you really need!

GET READY TO BE A FASHIONABLE MOM IN COZY CLOTHES

I hope you found some ideas you can use! Feel free to ask me questions and leave a comment on your personal choice of mom-look… If it works for you it’s worth to share it! Thanks and see you soon :*

Arianna

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HOW TO DRESS UP FOR A JOB INTERVIEW?

Finally, the phone rang… It was the HR of the Company you applied for an interview. Your occasion is here, right in front of you! Don’t panic. I know what you’re thinking: what should I say? What should I not say? But above all: what’s the right look for a job interview?

See, my friends, this is not a dumb question at all. On the contrary: it’s very important, because it’s from your dress that the interviewer will make its first ideas about you.

Chill girls you do not risk to look like vanity if you care for your look on this important occasion. If you show off the right outfit, you will have many more chances of success. I tell you right away why.

We grew up with this phrase that stood out in our mind: “The dress doesn’t count, they have to see the person I am!”. Right? Wrong? Both!

Surely the most important thing during the interview is you and only you: your talent, your skills, what you can offer to the Company with your job, your value added, but don’t forget that before they know you… They watch you!

Your appearance is your business card, that’s it! You like it or not. If you look good, they wanna get to know you.

You’d never enter through an ugly door, but if you see a beautiful door you’ll wander: what the inside’d looks like? Keep in mind that most recruiters make their first impression from your look, so build your strategy and go for it!

PERSONAL CARE

It’s from the care and cleaning of your appearance that they’ll understand you are a precise, reliable person and if you pay attention to details. So, before going for the dress, first things first: personal care!

You have to be as clean as possible. Is important to shower right before going to your appointment. Being fresh and clean will make you feel more comfortable as well as giving a good impression.

Wash your hand right before you enter the room for the interview. The first thing you’ll have to do is to shake the interviewer’s hand, so your hands must be clean and not sweaty.

Nails must be perfectly neat and clean, maybe book a manicure the day before the interview. Remember not to use too bright or aggressive colors glaze. The tones from transparent to pink/light beige will be perfect. I suggest to choose for vegan nail polish such as Zoya, one of the best brand on the market!

Zoya nail polish 100% vegan

Wash your hair because it must be in order, not wet or with too many products. If you can go and do a styling at the salon.

The hairstyle should not be too conspicuous, hair loose or collected will be fine.

Having a good smell is essential, but be careful not to overdo it. You can use some perfume or scented creams provided that the smell is not too intense or intrusive and persistent.

Having a fresh breath is just as important so brush your teeth thoroughly and don’t forget that it is forbidden to chew a mint or chewing gum during the interview… That’s not polite and horrible when you talk!

Turn off your phone and do not show up with bottles of water, thermos etc… You would seem too comfortable and that’s not the impression you want to give.

Now, that said let’s go on with the clothes.

THE SUIT DOESN’T MAKE THE MAN?

Quite the opposite my dears! In this case the dress totally makes the woman. It is in the first seconds, in fact, that the recruiter frames the candidate and makes a first impression, from which it will be very difficult to move away if it is the wrong one.

For this reason it is important to play your cards at best from the beginning: from appearance. We will have time during the interview to also assert our capabilities.

The winning weapon is to wear clothes that we feel comfortable in and respect the dress code of the company for which we are candidates. In addition, did you know that clothes have the power to influence the perception of oneself? It’s called enclothed cognition.

What we wear is able to influence the way in which we perceive ourselves and, consequently, how we stand before others.

At a job interview your first goal is to give a good impression of yourself at first glance and you can nail that by wearing appropriate clothes and showing a well-groomed appearance.

Small details say a lot about you, that’s why it’s so important to take care of them at their best. That’s why paying attention to them has become an essential factor in the world of work.

These details are clues to the order, accuracy and reliability that recruiters seek on the lantern.

To come back to enclothed cognition the dress itself has its own symbolic value. Given that clothes and accessories can be considered an extension of one’s personality, they’re able to reflect the idea that everyone has of himself and influence self-esteem, mood and, consequently, behavior.

Depending on the type of ambient and where the work will take place you will have to choose a suitable look, then more classic and elegant for office positions and, perhaps, slightly more extravagant if it is a creative work, but always sparingly.

First of all, color is an extremely important component for the choice of clothes and accessories. Not exceed wearing bright colors or too extravagant accessories is always good advice.

Orange is considered the worst color to wear for a job interview, followed by red and pink. So save these colors for outings with friends or shopping or parties or whatever but job interview.

I hope there is no need to say that the crumpled and stained clothes are unacceptable at a job interview as well as excessively casual clothing and too much skin on display. Definitely no deep necklines or provocative slits and miniskirts… We are not there to seduce anyone ^_^!

Sticking to these simple basic rules let’s see what outfits we can wear on the day of the interview.

YOUR PRESONAL DRESS CODE FOR A JOB INTERVIEW

The world of work is certainly not an easy one, especially for women. It’s not fair, but it’s a fact and we have to face it at our best, showing how good we are in our job. When you believe in yourself it’s easier to make others believe in you too! Have you ever noticed it? So don’t forget your confidence on your way to your job interview… That’d be always a valid rule!

The job interview is about choosing the discretion not to divert attention from more important things, like your talent. Because we are worth ^_^!

OK, after this injection of trust let’s go on with clothing.

You are free to choose between trousers, skirts or dresses just follow the rules we already talked about. If you choose trousers, then, I suggest opting for a tailored pair, because it draws well the figure making it elegant, also they are so much better than wide trousers or too skinny jeans.

There is really something for everyone. Take a look at the extravagant trousers I found for you: the cut is not classic, it is a bit extravagant, but of great effect and elegance, for those of you that want to be different, but always appropriate 😉

If you are not that brave just opt for what makes you feel comfortable. Remember that to choose the right trousers, think that it must be the equivalent of a perfect suit. Classic cut, timeless, elegant. Or go on the safe wearing a coordinated trouser suit directly!

Complete your outfit with a button up and a jacket that fits you perfectly, so you will feel comfortable and you will not be distracted by things like the dress that pulls you. That’s because you have to be focused on the interview and not be distracted by anything else, by the way, turn off your cell phone so that will not distract your attention from the recruiter, plus it’s a polite move!

You are not really a trousers person? In that case you can also opt for a dress (with a pact that fits you well, is not too tight and in which you feel comfortable) matched with a tailored jacket.

Wanna wear the skirt? Tip on the lengths like a pencil skirt or a longuette or a coordinated skirt suit. That’s because a short skirt is not the right way to make them understand how much you’re worth, how much you have to say and to demonstrate without resorting to these tricks… You’ll have the chance to show more skin in a disco or in a club 😉

As for shoes, a mid-heeled pumps are always good. Avoid killer heels and sandals: it is good to cover your toes on this occasion!

About colors: black is always a safe choice, but not mandatory: there are a lot of colors that are good for a job interview. You could opt for navy blue, gray, beige or powder color and their shades. There’s plenty of time to wear all the brilliant colors you may like, but not at a job interview… Check my post about the most fashionable colors of 2018!

THE DECALOGUE TO AVOID MISTAKES

Now you really know everything about presenting yourself for a job interview. Let’s briefly recap the ten rules to be followed to be impeccable at a job interview:

  1. Make sure the clothes are clean and ironed
  2. Avoid visibly too tight clothes that do not fit your body
  3. Avoid the colors too bright
  4. Avoid accessories and jewels too showy, or perfumes and aftershave too persistent
  5. Wear clean and non-worn shoes. Not to wear excessively high heels and sandals
  6. Be sure to wear a belt that is consistent with the outfit and possibly matched with the color of the shoes
  7. Introduce yourself with hair in order
  8. Make sure you have your hands treated keeping in mind that they are the part of the body most exposed during the interview
  9. Consider that informal talks do not exist. In doubt it is better to “exceed with formality”
  10. Give the best of you being yourself

… Fingers crossed and good luck! I hope this post has been useful to you. If you have questions or want to add something, feel free to leave a comment below. See you next time!

Arianna

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Here’s my personal clothes selection to be perfect on a job interview:

14 WOMEN BASIC WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

Howdy folks! You ever happened to scream in front of the mirror: “What am I gonna wear today?”. I know, it’s common practice, but no worries, because a good guide can get you out of trouble in no time! You just need the right women basic wardrobe essentials… Piece of cake!

There are garments that are a Must Have in your closet. Do you know why? That because a last minute invitation can happen more often than you think. So, you have to be ready for anything.

Moreover, if your closet is well organized with wardrobe essentials, it will never let you down! That way you’ll never panic, on the contrary, you’ll always be satisfied in managing this kind of “last minute alarm”.

An ordered wardrobe is your best allied
Now you know that, let’s take a look at basics clothes. I have identified 14 and here they are:
  1. Little Black Dress
  2. Trench Coat
  3. Black elegant Trousers
  4. White Under-Button
  5. Top
  6. Jeans
  7. Tube Skirt
  8. Dress
  9. Blazer
  10. Sweater
  11. Leggings
  12. Cardigan
  13. Lace Garment
  14. Tweed Coat

1. LITTLE BLACK DRESS (LBD)

Known also as “petite robe noire”, to say it in the Coco Chanel way, this timeless, passe-partout (or skeleton-key, if you prefer) dress makes a woman perfect for any occasion, from the most casual to the most demanding.

Better if at the knee and sleeveless, or with the barely hinted sleeve, in fabric by half weight to make it versatile and ideal for all seasons.

With a little help from accessories you can revolutionize this simple and linear, so feminine and chic dress to be in line with the occasion you are invited to participate.

I’m talking about brooches, rhinestone rings, shoes, clutches, stoles and jewels that allow you to wear it every time as if it were the first one. You can do literally anything with a LBD, your BFF when it comes to woman’s dresses! LBD with its simple and clean lines is a white canvas! Check it out:

Just add a saucy slit detail, killer heels and you go immediately vamp.

Add mesh or lace details and “boom”… It’s glam!

With Swiss-Dot Tights you can turn your look into 40’s flavor.

Add an embellished detachable collar and you go instantly bon-ton!

Wear cow-boy boots! How country style is that?

Match it with a fashionable printed bomber jacket to play down the classic LBD style.

Or accessorize it with a statement necklace, leather ankle boots… Rock style!

Put on animal printed Décolleté shoes… so cool!

Wanna go sophisticated? Simply add a pop of shine with a metal belt!

You can try an under-button underneath it for a school-girl inspired look.

Wear a colorful coat/trench on it to add a witty note.

Combine it with sneakers… Do you think is a too bald move? Well, because it is, but for the most brave ones the result can give life to a delightful contrast!

Have to meet some friends to the dance-floor after work? Just put on a sequin or tailored-jacket, and snap!

Wanna turn your outfit upside down, in a good way? Wear a faux fur on it… A more than successful contrast, cozy and stylish!

Here’s my selection of LBDs for all budgets! From left to right: under $100, under $200 and above $200Click on the images to see the collections and … good shopping! ^_^

2. TRENCH

So in vogue on the latest catwalks, so much to hope that it rains throughout whole spring and summer (frankly “NO, thanks!”).

Did you know that this garment was worn by British military soldiers in the “Trenches” during World War I?

In the years to come they were made famous and timeless by celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich and Humphrey Bogart and has endured as a fashion staple until today. So much so that it has become one of the most durable clothing icons in Britain. Click here to read the whole story ^_^

In the collective imagination the trench coat has become synonymous with power, danger (worn by both detective and gangsters in the movies) and sensuality (where it’s worn by women with high heels). Actually is worn by flashers too, but let’s keep hight the reputation of this great cloth!

Burberry became the first trench manufacturer, transforming and enhancing the properties of this item of clothing. It became much lighter, not constricting, water-proof, breathable in summer and warm in wintertime: the trench coat for all seasons!

The color to dress well remains the original one, camel. It’s perfect for spring and autumn when the temperature is mild, because it’s never too hot or too cold. Elegant and refined for people with a touch of class it also well matches with sporty looks.

Below, left to right, a selection of Trench Coat under $ 100, under $200 and above $200… Have fun gals!

3. ELEGANT BLACK TROUSERS

High-waisted trousers for those who have long legs and want to hide a little belly, hipster pants, good especially for skinny girls.

Depending on the shoes you choose to combine with you can have a comfortable (sneakers) or sophisticated look (heels and fake fur).

Not to mention a very rock style wearing a leather jacket and chains around your neck. This cloth is another skeleton-key, so precious for your wardrobe and a great ally for a successful outfit!

4. WHITE UNDER-BUTTON

A white under-button can’t be missed by your wardrobe! It’s a MUST like the LBD. It’s ok 12 months a years. You can build different outfits all well-chosen around the white under-button.

Pair it with black trousers or a tube skirt to look elegant at your work place or with a pair of jeans to hang out with your friends. In the Summer you can even use it on your bathing suit.

5. TOP

When I talk about “top” I mean T-shirt too, long, short, oversize or tight. You can combine a top with leggings, jeans, skirts. Go crazy with long sleeves, short sleeves, sleeveless, bare shoulders and so on and so forth, depending on whether you want to look romantic, rock, elegant or casual.

6. JEANS

A pair of denim jeans must be in everyone’s wardrobe. They were used as a work wear, but since then they’ve become a piece of clothing suitable for many occasions whether combined with sneakers rather than open toe, boots, ankle boots or heels.

To be honest a pair of classic jeans never set and you can wear them all year long.

That said, there are also so many kinds of jeans that you really can wear ‘em pretty much always: skinny, boyfriend, low rise, high-waisted, hipster, jeggins, boot cut, bell-bottom pants, jeweled.

7. TUBE SKIRT

The seasons follow each other and each of them offers different models of skirt, but the tube skirt remains a classic and never goes out of fashion because of its extreme simplicity.

It can be a classic garment, elegant, but also sensual if worn with an under-button. Just a skirt, a pair of opaque tights, a top to always be feminine and elegant. You can wear it sporty with a sweatshirt and a pair of sneakers or with lace and cardigan for a more bon -on version.

8. DRESS

With the dress we enhance our femininity. There are thousands of different shapes and colors. Choose the model that best enhances your body and your shapes.

It can be combined with opaque and colored tights in autumn/winter or with lighter tights in spring.

When you wear a dress you do not need anything else to be original! Just to never go wrong, I suggest having at least three type of dress: romantic, sexy and cocktail dress.

9. BLAZER

The jacket is an element taken directly from the male wardrobe, but listen closely, do not underestimate this piece of clothing.

Combine the blazer with a knee-length skirt or black trousers and you’ll immediately be elegant. To look more easy, instead, pair it with jeans or a light dress.

It goes beautifully both with heels and sneakers… Powerful!

With the jacket it’s easy to always hit the target.

Even if the blazer is a jacket with a masculine cut, I suggest you to take it with a feminine cut, especially if you are curvy. Our wardrobe, as a friend, must enhance our figure, not to flatten it!

10. SWEATER

Pure wool or cashmere, a nice winter turtleneck sweater is a very useful passe-partout, easy to put on jeans, skirts and trousers.

Also, the sweatshirt is a good choice because, today, they make it really beautiful and elegant, printed and precious that are good even over short or tube skirts, with sneakers or heels.

11. LEGGINGS

Even the leggings are a piece of clothing you must have, because they can be combined with almost everything, depending on the final effect you choose to give.

Faux-leather leggings combined with a cashmere sweater and leather jacket, blazer or bomber for an overall chic look.

You can also pair it with a turtleneck, hoodie and eventually a parka, in winter time, for a cozy look.

Just black leggings, black cashmere sweater and low heel décolleté shoes for a Audrey Hepburn bon-ton, minimal and elegant look.

The strength of leggings lies in being able to combine them with shoes that are so different from each other such as flat ankle boots, sneakers or heels to have a different look each time!

Wanna be cozy and chic? Then wear leggings with a top and a cocoon cardigan.

Choose an athletic look by tying a hoodie around the waist, especially if showing your bottom does not make you feel comfortable.

Oversize sweater and sneakers for a casual look or a button-down shirt on top.

Put on a leather motor jacket and it’s instantly street style look.

Knee boots, flats, boots, low heels, high heels, sneakers… You can really have fun playing to create various looks with shoes, sweaters and accessories.

12. CARDIGAN

The cardigan is another piece of clothing that can save your outfit. You are spoiled for choice.

For a touch of bon-ton choose a cardigan screwed with buttons, very 50’s. It also allows you to dare with colors: cobalt, pink, yellow, green grass, orange, red or purple.

Wanna go sexy showing an hourglass shape? Add a belt at your true waist… Cinch!

Leave it opened for a flattering, soft look.

For a short-over-long play match a short cardigan at the waist with a longer shirt.

Or wear very short shorts under a very long cardigan for a WOW look, check my post about this outfit.

Enhance your bald print dress by adding a solid cardigan to look more sophisticated, or, just the opposite, add a dramatic long patterned cardigan to a basic look and don’t forget to match dramatic accessories as well.

To have a more interesting look wear an open-knit, lacy and crocheted cardigan.

In short, dig it!

13. LACE GARMENT

Lace is romantic and delicate and it can not miss from the female wardrobe!

Whether it’s a top, a dress, a skirt or a jacket it can be bon-ton or very sexy, it depends on the accessories you put on it! Here you can play with shoes (heels, boots, ankle boots, décolleté, open toe), scarfs, jewelry, hats and why not? Gloves… Rita Hayworth’s Gilda style!

14. TWEED COAT

This is another garment to absolutely have, specially in fall and winter time, because it goes very well with all styles and keeps warm. Choose a well-cut model so that it can last over the years. With sneakers or heels, light dresses or jeans, by day or in the evening, closed or leaning behind, you will not leave this coat anymore.

CLOSET: YOUR CLOSEsT FRIEND… HANDLE CAREFULLY!

I said a lot about a woman’s basic wardrobe and what can not be missing. Of course there is much more to talk about, but, gals, one thing at a time 😉

Do you have all you need for your essential wardrobe? If not yet, fix this as soon as possible! Here you can find all it takes to be prepared for any occasion ^_^

Do you want me to tell more about a particular garment? Write it down in the comment box and I’ll be more than glad to help you. If you have any question, please let me know. See you soon my dear fashion gals :*

Arianna

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FASHION COLOR TRENDS: SPRING-SUMMER 2018 GUIDE

Hello! How are you today? It really seems that Spring is finally here. It’s time for the change of season in our closet.

Which are the fashion color trends for Spring-Summer 2018? Let’s find out together. So, we are in front of our closet and it seems that nothing is OK for the new season. Wrong! Apparently nothing new has come out of the catwalks from Milan, Paris, London and New York. It really looks like ideas, good ideas, are over. If once fashion dared, now it seems to be dormant. In fact, we are in a time of crisis and the only trend that appears to be in vogue is to recycle the wardrobe of the 80s and 90s. At least that’s what we saw lately from the most famous fashion designers.

The new rule is “to desecrate” with dissonance: “Put the wrong piece on the right body”! It’s the triumph of do as you like”, go wild and put together different shapes, different patterns, different fashion color trends but, with taste. Fashion, as we have known it in the golden years, still seems to be hibernating. We will make a reason for it, grudgingly. If we have to customize to our liking, better doing it the right way… if there is a right way!

THE FLAGSHIP COLORS OF 2018

Did you know that every year Pantone decrees a trendy color? This year it is Ultra Violet, among other colors obviously. I wanna show you the palette currently in vogue.

 

The pastel colors will still be among us… YEAH: Pink Lavender and Blooming Dahlia, but with nuances that will make them turn towards the fluo… DOUBLE YEAH: Meadowlark and Lime Punch.

We will also have more vibrant colors for the Summer such as Cherry Tomato, between red and orange, Little Boy Blue, Arcadia and Spring Crocus.

The cornerstones to match will be the brown colors of the earth as Chili Oil and Emperador accompanied by the soft color Almost Mauve.

So far as you are a disaster in matching colors, do not worry because there is a way to make up for this lack. There is a magic tool that can tell you how to combine colors in the right way, it’s called the Itten color wheel.

Itten Color Wheel

Take a color and combine it with the diametrically opposite one. Do not never match it with the one on the side. You can also play with different gradations in the same segment. Keep in mind that white, black, gray and beige combine with everything. That said it will come more easily for you to chose the winning color combination.

SEEN ON THE CATWALK

The most quoted piece of clothing on fashion catwalks is definitely the trench, so we can only hope that the next seasons are full of rain (actually NO! Spring and Summer are the stage for sun and heat, they have to be a MUST forever).

We come to the cloth prints: from Prada’s comics to Balenciaga’s bills not to mention Dolce & Gabbana’s playing cards and Donatella Versace’s multicolor pop prints… sadly everything already seen! We’ll get used to that? NO, at least I never will.

Gucci cotton tank top

Lettering and logos become as tattoos on the fabric, take a look at Gucci…

Honestly I think it’s too much. It’s like we are the fashion stylists’ product that is marked with their brand just for advertising.

I don’t wanna be a passive object, I wanna take action on my very own style, that’s why I’m not a fashion victim and I never will.

Animalier, fringes, satin, vinyl, transparencies and glitter will still be accompanying us through these coming seasons.

Turbans and wide hair bands for the head. Vintage scarf elegantly tied to the neck, very bon-ton. Waist bag, backpacks and shoulder bags.

 

 

WHA T TO WEAR THIS SPRING-SUMMER 2018?

How to go through this at best? To be never wrong let’s ask for help from Coco Chanel:

“Badly dressed and they will remember the dress. Impeccably dressed and they will remember the woman!”

Never forget that fashion passes, style remains, just to mention Coco Chanel again!

Some tricks to get out of the anxiety of the “what I put on?” question. Here’s my suggestion: create your own style. Be who you are, because how do we look is how we are. Our clothes tell the world something about us. It’s like our business card. Remember to always feel comfortable about what you’re wearing, because there’s nothing worst then looking at a person who’s not at ease in his/her own clothes. You can tell it for sure!

So far as you find yourself constantly covering that little bundle of flab that comes out of your shirt, use longer shirts! So far as you can’t walk on vertiginous heels, just don’t wear ‘em. Ultra Violet is the last word? Don’t wear it, if you feel like a raisin or a plum with that color on.

Whenever fashion dictates the law, you can choose to be an outlaw! You are your own fashion designer, because no one else but you know exactly what enhances your body and, mostly, what makes you feel comfortable. This is the only rule.

I hope this post helped. So far as you have any questions please let me know, I’ll be more than glad to answer you. Don’t forget to let us know your personal opinion about Spring-Summer 2018 fashion trends. I leave you with some of my Spring-Summer looks, click on the pictures to see all the individual items. See you soon!

Arianna

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Fluo Spring Outfit
Peachy Summer Outfit
Spring Outfit
Sporty Outfit
Shiny Night Outfit
Week End Outfit
This is me in Greenville wearing fluo colors
Punchlime will be the most seen color on the road! Just a joke ^_^

iPhone X COVERS CASES: THE MOST APPEALING I FOUND ON AMAZON!

Apple’s always been synonym for innovation, technology and design. That’s a fact! Thanks to its creator that has always looked to the future and has, in fact, brought the future into our hands through objects not only technologically advanced, but also very elegant and beautiful from an aesthetic point of view.

Fashion and design applied to technology. How much do you like that? Many people all over the world fell in love with the iPhone and many more still fall in love with it, who can blame them? Everybody also knows that whatever comes out from Apple house is expensive. So as zealous customers we have a duty to protect our purchases, especially the most costly ones. If it happens to do that with equally beautiful and fashionable objects even better. Ladies and Gentlemen today’s topic is Amazon iPhone X covers cases!

Nowadays we bring our phone wherever we go, it has become an extension of our body, we’re lost without it. Our whole existence is enclosed in it. That’s so crazy! I still recall living without cell phones… I know, I know… We’re talking about the last century :D, but, believe me, life was possible back then, I can’t tell whether for better or worse, it was just different! We must admit that technology has greatly improved the quality of our lives, but we have to use it in the right way to avoid becoming slaves to it. Brackets closed.

Design comes everywhere to perform its function of beautifying objects and things, especially accessories, which sometimes become fundamental elements for our look and even for that of our phones. However, according to our tastes or needs we might require different cases for different occasions.

The cases primarily are useful to preserve our precious iPhone from falls, scratches, water, dust and shock. Said that, they are also accessories that make the phones more appealing and give them a character in which the one of its owner is reflected.

Have you ever thought about how much you can tell about somebody by taking a glance to their phone case? Me neither, but we can play a game imagining those who are suited to certain cases ^_^… Do you wanna play along? Let’s do this!


LEATHER CASES BY LOHASIC

Let’s start with leather cases for old-fashioned style lovers and professionals who need seriousness in accessories. Leather is good for every occasion. It’s timeless, classy, soft and comfortable to the touch. It gives your phone a decidedly classic and refined appearance, but can also be fun if you chose a bright vibrant color.

I imagine that these kinds of cases are for modern people who wink at a traditional, simple and elegant style. Professionals who work with their phone and who give of themselves an idea of seriousness that is reflected in the details that characterize them. Or people that simply love how leather feels to the touch!

Product details:

• Luxury leather coated

• Ultra slim profile

• Easy access ports

• Comfortable grip

• Soft & flexible body


WALLET CASES BY LUPA

Sometimes we need to go out without too many frills on us. If we go jogging or simply to buy just milk, yet still we need to carry our ID or credit cards with us. On such occasions we may want to use a wallet case so we can have both a phone and a wallet, combined… Very useful!

This is also for the clutch bags lovers. The phone is perfectly embraced by the case that you can not even see it. It’s actually like a little purse. I can see these cases both on pragmatist women and men!

Product details:

• It Holds an iPhone X, from 3 to 4 CC and IDs and up to 4 checks

• Protection on all the four corners

• Durable, eco-friendly, lightweight and rugged

• Faux leather made

• 100% guaranteed product


WOOD CASES BY YFWOOD

Real wood to protect your iPhone is so refined and unique in its design. Plus, it makes us feel immersed in nature. Wanna impress everyone with simplicity and elegance? This is the case for you.

I literally fell in love with such a fine design, classic and modern at the same time. Who do I see with these cases? Self confident people.

Product details:

• Real wood

• Durable and Comfortable non-slip cover and fingerprints free

• Healthy – Chemical Smells free


MARBLE DESIGN CASES BY ZADORN

It’s not real marble, of course, but the marble design still gives an icy, detached elegance typical of the stone. The case seems to state: “Hey I’m here, take a look at me! I’m strong as a rock, nothing can scratch me, so be careful not to mess with me!” LOL… Just kidding! But, hey, maybe not!

I see these cases in the hand of somebody who knows exactly what he wants and go for it! Or some spy that can easily camouflage his phone on the kitchen counter when needed, like a teenager ^_^

Product details:

• Support wireless charging

• TPU: Flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane

• Screen safeguard:

• Light and thin

• IMD: In-Mold Decoration


SLIM CLEAR SOFT CASES BY ESR

So in love with iPhone shape that you’d prefer not to hide any part of it? The clear cases are what you’re looking for. Slim and non-bulky they leave almost unchanged your device’s design.

Or if you want to add a note of color you can choose from various shades. High definition transparency, enhanced protection for the screen and lens, barely noticeable… Feels like a bare iPhone! For the purists of the iPhone.

Product details:

• Light, slim and non-bulky

• Crystal clear

• Soft TPU: Flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane

• Screen and camera protection


GLITTER CASES BY OCYCLONE

Diamonds are a girl’s best friends! Although what we have here is artificial rhinestone diamond, but who cares? Just let it shine!

For all the girls whose life’s filled with glitter to shine always and anyway, befits teen, girls and women. It is very Kim Kardashian style! What else?

Product details:

• Remember to remove the case when use wireless charger because the ring support is made of metal

• The edge of the case is inlaid artificial rhinestone diamond

• The 360 degree rotating ring allows a very comfortable use

• Sparks on the back are inserted inside the case to prevent them from losing their brilliance

• Anti-scratch protection and shockproof air-cushion corners to protect your iPhone


THE ZIZO (Bolt series)

There is a certain I do not know that reminds me of MacGyver in these cases … I love them! The bolt series is for those who take the protection of their phone very seriously or simply adore this super-protective style with a vaguely military flavor.

Not only for “the man who must never ask”, but also for very tough girls with whom you can not joke!

Product details:

• Hight protection for your phone

• Up to 10 different colors available

• Built-in kickstand

• Tempered glass screen protector included

• Compatible with the Zizo Wireless Qi Charger


WHAT IS THE CASE THAT SUITS YOU BEST?

I hope this post has helped you to untangle yourself among the myriad of proposals you can find online. Have you tried one or more of these cases?

Let us know what you think. What types are you? What kind of case have you chosen for your mobile phone? I’m really curious to read your comments and then get into guys!

Arianna

 

LADIES… BROWN ANKLE BOOTS ARE ALWAYS ON THE ROUTE!

Hi there everyone!

Though it’s still fall here in NC, the 70 degrees of the past few days make me think that spring is knocking on door! Lately, I must confess it, I had some issues on how to dress up. Because in the past few weeks temperatures went from 35 degrees early in the morning to 65 and up in full daylight. So how to dress? Maybe it could be a little early for shorts, but surely it’s a great time for boots (personally, I think it’s always a good time for them) especially leather ankle boots… the timeless charm of leather, my dear ladies.

Back to Italy temperature range wasn’t that accentuated. You know exactly what to wear, and it’s OK all day long. Here in NC, even if we are on the same parallel of Rome, my city of birth, still temperatures go a little crazy… Any Italian knows how to properly dress in layer (we say “dressing like an onion”, but without smell!), that way you remove one when needed… just one layer at a time and it’s done! But here we are again: how to dress, then? Take a look at this outfit:

Early Spring look

I matched denim shorts with a long cardigan… this one works as Linus’s blanket, it protects you. Need cover? You fasten the cardigan. Don’t need it? Just leave it open and uncover your legs! Problem solved.

If you are a bit ‘chilly, like me, you can wear tights: flesh-colored pantyhose or very colorful tights according to your taste. Plus if you suffer from cellulite (those who do not raise their hands and kindly leave the class… kidding, but I really envy you :D), you can uncover your legs and hide the defect. Trick!

As you can see leather is the common thread of this early spring outfit: belt, boots and bag (hobo). Probably you may like the same color, but a different shade for the boots and the accessories… and here you are served:

Brown leather ankle boots, belt and bag

This is a day outfit to meet a friend by the coffee bar or walk the dog to the park, that’s why I chose ankle boots without heels, to be comfortable! I matched them with this bag, as big as that of Mary Poppins, because, when girls go out, all they may need have always to fit in their bags!

I hope you liked it. Check all the details of this early Spring outfit.

If you need any help or tried an outfit like this, please share a comment to let us know what you think about it! I’m looking forward to read your personal experience and don’t forget that suggestions on this subject are very welcome.

See you next time,

Arianna