what to wear: valentine’s date for the oval figure

Happy Valentine’s Day! What are your plans tonight? If they involve a hot date to somewhere a little on the upscale side, like perhaps dinner at a four star restaurant or a musical, then this outfit would work great for that type of date and your oval body type. The goal is to make yourself [...]

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what to wear: valentine’s date for the rectangle figure

If your shoulders, waist and hips are closely aligned, then your body type is rectangle. You look really great in shift dresses, which is exactly what you should wear for Valentine’s day in a hot pink color. This dress hangs great on you and the pockets give it some added interest to the hip area. [...]

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what to wear: valentine’s date for the triangle figure

Love is all around! What do you have planned for your Valentine’s date? This dress by BCBG is very versatile and will fit your body like a glove. If your shoulders are more narrow than your hips then you have a triangle shaped body. The key is to add emphasis on the top half in [...]

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what to wear: valentine’s date for the hourglass figure

We all know V-day is romance, chocolate, flowers, love and other mushy things, but one important thing we can’t leave out is our sweetheart. What are you going to wear to make heads turn? If you’re an hourglass body type, which means your shoulders and hips are aligned and your waist is defined, you can [...]

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what to wear: valentine’s date for the inverted triangle figure

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and there could only be one or two questions on your mind. 1. Do you have a Valentine’s date? 2. What are you going to wear?  You should dress to impress your Valentine! In the following few posts throughout the week we will be giving you tips on [...]

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work your wardrobe: #4 – set the financial investment

This financial strategy is appropriate for the Canada and United States economies. The suggested annual clothing investment for all clothing items (including inner wear, outerwear, and accessories) is 5 – 10% of the gross annual salary, or 5 – 10% of the desired gross annual salary. If your lifestyle is predominantly: Your investment would be: [...]

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work your wordrobe: #3 – organize the closet

Create Efficient Space Whether your closet is walk-in or reach-in, make use of every inch:  from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall.  Ensure you have sufficient hanging rods, shelves, hooks, etc.  If your closet was not built-in, you can use hanging canvas shelves, hanging pockets, portable clear organizing drawers, baskets, sturdy wardrobe boxes, [...]

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work your wardrobe: #2 – develop modules

Create maximum efficiency in your wardrobe, and have something for every occasion. After your closet inventory and purge, it’s time to organize your clothing into modules.  To facilitate this, create module charts like the following.  Notice that the ratio of 3rd layer to bottoms to tops is 1 – 2 – 3.  This is the real [...]

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work your wardrobe: #1 – take inventory

Auditing your wardrobe is the first action to a more efficient, effective, and workable wardrobe. To start, set up five ‘stations’ – these are areas to place clothing into categories.  You can place a sign at each station to indicate the category.  You will probably need the following stations: Keep Alter Charity Sell Trash / [...]

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Crisp Piping

We know it’s only January, but spring is right around the corner! You’re not quite ready to give up your sweaters and jackets but you want to add a punch of color to your outfit. Our solution is finding pieces with fun piping details! You can still be seasonally appropriate but it’s a nice way [...]

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