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Just in time! It’s undie wardrobe renewal season!

Don’t forget to renew your intimate wardrobe . I usually have an undies renewal just around Valentines: out with the old, dingy, worn and ton, stained and yes… the stuff that no longer fits!

Did you know that ill-fitting bra and panties can make you look 10 lb heavier? Well Of course! if there are”extras” peaking from all sides of your intimates…they will also show through your clothes.

Care to be practical and sexy? Find your size at Fredrick’s collection ther carry from 32A to 44D , and while you are at , get that sexy satin pajamas you always wanted!


Happy Valentines!

    

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Shopping in your own closet! Part 1: Handbags

Shopping  in your own closet is a trend nowadays, not because we can’t afford new clothes but because there is a “feeling” of recession, depression and (dare I say it?) DOOM in the air.

Shoppers are just not spending on high ticket items! Why pay for something we don’t need?

But all this has brought out the best in us: we no longer look for the disposable, 15-minute look but a classic, smart, sharp polished and NO NONSENSE look of the new era, the era of the smart women!

What you will realize is that shopping mindlessly ( sometimes out of boredom)  just filled out closets but did not build us a wardrobe! 

Gorgeous ones UNITE!  and for one day only, LOOK in YOUR OWN CLOSET and edit your wardrobe: donate, sell on e-bay or trade with your friends items that make you feel guilty of consumerism glut of the last years .

Keep only what you love, fits well, is classic, smart and stylist and makes you unique and gorgeous! You will probably see at the end that in deed,  you are missing something: the big mess of clothes just to fill space in the closet! Ready?  here we go,

 

STEP ONE : Handbags

Take a look at your handbags:

How many do you have? 6, 60? Who cares!  let’s lconsider this

do you have a favorite? is there one that is just you? Is the one that is “just right”? Is there more than one?GOOD,  KEEP THEM!!

As for the rest: make a pile or get an ( empty) shopping bag.

Toss in the mass marketed, imitation designer, must have ( now “what was I thinking?”) . Also toss the   “bag of the month” , the one that does not go with any outfit but was on sale, the odd-colored one, the one that could be confused with granny’s and the one that could belong to a 12-year old. 

We bet you found handbags you forgot you had, bags from seasons past that could be your next favorite. We bet you can also find a couple of chuckle moments… wow that neon-green croco bag could have come handy in Halloween! 

Feels good doesn’t it?  

Now, look inside the bags; It;s amazing the forgotten thing we can find!: keys, money, receipts, candy…Remove it all! 

Don’t trash these bags, let your friends pick one if they like, or donate to good charity. Someone can always use a bag in good condition.

 

Does this mean we will NEVER SHOP again?  Oh no, quite the contrary…

What we found is that we did have a favorite bag(s), and that it/they will not last forever.. and this when the good shopping comes in handy. Next time you see something similar on sale: buy it , but please buy only one!

Wondering which ones were our picks? There were many but the bare bones are these

 We all had a tote bag , a small handbag and “crazy bag”…

If you’d like any of our picks, click on their image , Overstock.com has them for less than $100 a piece and $1 shipping

 

 


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Fringe? TRY it in your shoes!

Gorgeous | Shoes,Wardrobe |

Love the fringe trend but don’t want to look costume? Use it in moderation in your clothes and  go wild with your shoes!

Try Steve Madden’s sandals( $69)  and boots ( $109) a definite affordable luxury to update a classic wardrobe . So dare to be different !

Click on images to purchase from Overtock.com with an incredible $1 Shipping SUCH A DEAL!!!!


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Feminine Blouse

Gorgeous | Main,Wardrobe,women |

Gorgeous ones! Times are tough, money is a little tighter and that means it’s time for more smart  wardrobe building tips. Instead of buying waves and waves of disposable clothes, let’s get something that is beautiful and classic so we can ware it for more that one season!

Remember this is an investment, so don’t fret spending a little extra for you dream blouse!

 

LOW: $15 ( it’s on sale!!!!)

City Style White Tie-Front Blouse City Style White Tie-Front Blouse            

Satin blouse with tie at V-neck, 3/4 sleeves and pleated cuffs. Poly/spandex. Machine wash. Imported. Shirt Women’s 20-99 Female blouses womens

 


High: $92

Moschino Jeans Poplin Ruffle Blouse in White Moschino Jeans Poplin Ruffle Blouse in White          

Moschino is a part of the Aeffe fashion group and is well known for its “classico con twist”, classical twist. Originally created in 1983 by the late Francisco Moschino and now headed by Rosella Jardini, the look of Moschino garments is often referred to as classical, whimsical, sexy, and unique with a dash of humour.100% cotton. Button front closure. Ruffle front.

 

 


 

Even higher but adorable! $97

Lover Natalia Blouse in White Lover Natalia Blouse in White            

This Australian fashion label launched in 2001 by designers Susien Chong and Nic Briand. This label has risen to prominence in Australia and internationally, developing a cult of celebrity following. Lover’s collections all draw upon various inspirations from the worlds of art, music, film and pop culture. Lover’s look embodies romance, drama and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll swagger.100% cotton. Hand wash cold. Button front henley. Attached neck tie. Allover light embroidery. Button closure sleeve cuffs.

 

 

 

 


How to Minimize your Hips

Big Butts be gone! is our motto. But how? Simple: we shall use the same tricks as magicians do: distraction!

If you have been blessed with wide, child-bearing hips, you are a perfectly proportionate gal, more guitar shape than hourglass, just like nature intended.  However today’s fashion standards dictate that we tame nature, so here we go:

Light color slim top and light wide legged pants:

French Connection Striped Wide Leg Pants French Connection Striped Wide Leg Pants    Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours Details: A fabulous pair of wide leg pants in a fashion-forward ivory tone, like these ones from French Connection, will take you far. Throw them on with a fitted blazer for work, or top them with a strappy tank and youre ready for an evening out. *Medium weight cotton-blend wide leg pants with thin tan and blue stripes from French Connection *90% cotton, 10% polyester *Inseam approximately 33″ *Waistband with belt loops *Center front zipper with double slide tab closure *Two angled front pant pockets *Wide leg * Care instructions: Machine wash cold inside out with like colors, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron low, do not dry clean *Imported*         

 

wide- legged pants

Thalian Black Wide Leg Cuff Pants Thalian Black Wide Leg Cuff Pants              

Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours Details: Mix and match Thalians basic pieces–and just have fun. These wide leg pants can be dressed up or down, worn with heels or flats, blazer or shirt. The options are endless. *Medium weight black twill wide leg pants from Thalian *63% polyester, 33% rayon, 4% spandex *Made of “Quadri-Stretch” – a unique fabric that stretches in four directions *Inseam measures 31″ *2″ waistband *Center front zipper with double slide tab closure *Wide leg *2″ cuffs * Care instructions: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle, do not bleach, tumble dry, iron on low, for best results dry clean *Imported

 

A-line type skirts, high waisted or regular

High Waisted A-Line Skirt. School Uniforms. High Waisted A-Line Skirt.           

This classy A-Line Skirt would look phenomenal with white button down shirt. Three button enclosure, and mid calf length. *Fabric: 59% Polyester, 38% Rayon, 3% Spandex *Machine Wash Cold *Hang to Dry

 

 

 

 


A-Line Skirt A-Line Skirt             

Crisp polished cotton sateen with a hing of Lycra ® spandex for a comfy fit. Flattering shape. Clean front, back elastic waist. Side zip. Imported. Washable.

 

Flounce skirts and dresses

Bay Studio® Career Black Skirt With Flounce Bay Studio® Career Black Skirt With Flounce            

A great basic black skirt with a “flirty” flutter hem line! Skirt features a relaxed fit, pull-on style, elastic waist, and a solid construction.

and with flattering prints

Floral A-Line Skirt Floral A-Line Skirt         

by JL Studio Georgette A-line skirt in a fun floral print with metallic copper pinstripes. Side zip, seaming and godet insets at the hem. Fully lined. Imported. * A-line silhouette is universally flattering *Metallic pinstripes add a modern touch *Dresses up or down with ease *Polyester; machine wash Womens, 28 long

Need more advice? see: Black Clothes make you slimmer? , Get a Waist!  and the Gorgeous Pant

Wardrobe builder: Shoes, shoes and more shoes!

Gorgeous | Shoes,Styling,Wardrobe |

 

Gorgeous ones…. we love shoes! Sandals, pumps, espadrilles, flats, boots, wedges, all colors, all styles, all shoes all the time. Which one of us can ever resist a shoe sale??? But Careful or you’ll wind up with a ton of shoes and not a pair to wear! Those wild tiger pattern stilettos might come at a bargain price but how many times and in what occasions can you wear them? 

The basic shoe wardrobe should suit us for work and play, have proper professional shoes and shoes for relaxing. Shoes change the look and feel of an outfit with ease . Make sure not to skimp on shoes and only buy good quality ones that will last. ALWAYS have at least one pair of black shoes of the following types: 

  • a pair of flats for work or play Flats are great, kitten heals also work great. they are comfortable and work well if you must wall a lot. have a pair of neutral ( black or tan) and a funky metallic if you can. The combination with your clothing is a MUST if you want to look gorgeous   
    N.Y.L.A. Shoes Jenica - Women's Fashion Sandal N.Y.L.A. Shoes Jenica
    – Women’s Fashion Sandal
                        

    A sophisticated slip-on casual with
    a pleated toe. Fit: True to Size.

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     

  • two pairs of pumps one comfort pair for work and one dressing 
  • Cameo Pump - Black Cameo Pump – Black             

    Make a cameo appearance wearing this cute, comfortable heel
    from Corso Como. Featuring the Corso Como Comfort System
    this shoe also features a lovely black leather upper with
    unique stitching details at the vamp and just above
    the 2 inch covered leather heel.

     


    Attitude - Black Attitude – Black           

    Make a fashion statement in these gorgeous d’orsay pumps
    from Chinese Laundry. Featuring a glossy black patent upper
    , d’orsay design and sexy 3 3/4 in stiletto heel.
    Jeans or a skirt, these shoes are paired great with both!

     


  • a pair of sexy sandals for evening dressing
  • Women's Matisse Leather Wedge Heel Mina Thong Sandal - Black Women’s Matisse Leather Wedge       

    Heel Mina Thong Sandal –

    Black         

    You’ll feel like you were born to dance in this yummy leather thong sandal by Matisse! Seriously significant sparkle and shine is the highlight of this wedge thong with a bright “crystal” ornament as the centerpiece. A glowing silky soft leather upper and brushed footbed brings this women’s shoe delight together. Simple, yet extremely elegant! 1-1/2″ wedge. *Imported. *Whole sizes only, 5-10.


  • a pair of casual sandals  for play and weekend only
  • Gauze Thong Sandal - Black Gauze Thong Sandal – Black                 

    It’s like walking barefoot, only better. Light-as-air gauze whispers against your skin while the women’s sandal’s plushly cushioned flexible “leather” sole softens every step you take. Smooth metallic leather is so comfy between the toes. So easy and comfortable, you’ll want to get this chic women’s flat in more than one hue. Women’s shoes available in teal, black, pistache, coral or white. This shoe is not sold in size 10-1/2. We suggest that size 10-1/2 customers order size 11. *Whole and half sizes, 5.5-10, 11. *Imported.


  • a pair of boots               
    ECCO Women's Bremen Tall Boot ECCO Women’s Bremen        

    Tall Boot        

     

    Reign in great style in these tasteful Ecco Bremen riding boots. Smooth leather or soft suede upper with round toe, delicate center seaming, neatly trimmed 5 1/2 inch diameter collar, 15 inch shaft with full zipper, double contrast stitched center seam on outer boot with gored suede detail at top of shaft and wraparound ankle buckle and stud detail. Smooth fabric and leather lined insole, textured outsole with 2 inch stacked square heel. Gorgeous worn over a pair of jeans or pants.


     

     

  • a pair of rain shoes… these are: shoes that will not be ruined if you are caught in the rain
  • a pair of athletic shoes
  • Helly Hansen Water Moc 2 Street Shoes Women's (Black / White) Helly Hansen Water Moc 2 Street       

    Shoes Women’s (Black / White)        

    The adaptable Watermoc 2 delivers elements of versatility and style to the watersports world. Originally made for all activities on and around the water, the slip-on Watermoc is one of Helly Hansen’s most popular styles for sport or casual wear. It’s designed with a LIFA open mesh upper that quickly dries; an Ultra Storm Grip rubber outsole that holds on wet rocks, decks and streets and midfoot stabilizers for added performance on technical terrain.


  • a pair of comfort shoes to be worn when NO ONE ELSE sees you
  • Adult Black Jester Shoes Adult Black Jester Shoes                 

    Create your own look with our adult black jester shoes. Browse through our other costume accessories to find other items to finish the look. Main Features Black satin jester shoes Curled tipped toes Black vinyl shoe soles Elastic top for comfortable fit Sizing Adult size Small (10 long) Adult size Medium 10 1/2 long) Adult size Large (12 long) Roughly measured from heel to toe Fabric & Care Costume made of 100% polyester Hand wash cool water and line dry

     

     


    Get A Waist!

    What’s the buzz about? I tell you, for the rest of 2008 and 2009 the word in fashion is WAIST!! This fall, feminine shapes make a comeback and are here to stay for a while! So OUT with the flowy and  pouffy, out princess cut dresses, out low hip trousers and IN with the waist.

    Waists are appearing in high waist trousers and skirts; they are showing in jackets and knit sweaters.

    Check out these finds from   

     

    It’s easy to show off your figure if you are the hourglass type .So what is a girl with NO WAIST to do? Hear my advise :FAKE IT! If you are a TINY Girl or have a short top this gorgeous Black knit top from Petite Sophisticate is a must!! SHHHH! Don’t tell anyone it’s less than $25

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    Wardrobe Builder : The Indispensable Sheath Dress

    Gorgeous | Main,Styling,Wardrobe |

    Gorgeous ones, you cannot go another season without a classic black sheath dress!

    It’s the classic of all classics, the key piece of a proper diva’s wardrobe, and there is one for every gorgeous size of us  and one  for every budget! Since most of has does not have a grand to spend of a dress, I attacked my search with $500 limit… and here are the results! Pair with Classic shoes, a clutch, classic jewelry and you are ready for a night in town!

    Think of the dress in  terms of how many times you will wear it,and you will see it makes total sense even if you spend a little bit more!

     

     On the High side:$425

    D & G Sheath Dress With Trim Black D & G Sheath Dress With Trim Black                  

    Sexy and shapely, this is the shift’s answer to a catsuit.
    Featuring a body-hugging fit,
    sleek acetate-blend fabric, and a full zip back,
    it hugs all your curves with the perfect demure allure.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Not so High: $265

    James Perse Cashmere Sheath Dress with Pockets in Black James Perse Cashmere Sheath Dress
    with Pockets in Black
         

    The man who brought the lowly T-shirt to haute artform
    continues to produce the most desirable basics
    on any fashion avenue.85% cotton 15% cashmere.
    Dry clean only. Unlined. Front pockets.
    Shoulder seam to hem measures 39″ in length.

     

     

     


    Low $30

    Sheath Dress Sheath Dress      

    This dress is designed for shape and ease! Imported. * Banded scoop neckline . *Slimming inset waist. *Chest darts for shape. *Back vent for walking ease. *Fully lined. *Polyester/rayon/spandex; machine wash. *23 from waist. *Misses

     

     

     

     


    This fabulous dress with gorgeous pockets  is $40

    Avenue Ponte Sheath Dress Womens Plus Size Avenue Ponte Sheath Dress Womens Plus Size     

    It is easy to achieve elegance when you slip on this ponte sheath dress. Sleeveless. Empire waist. On seam side pockets. Darting at bust. Knit. Stretch. Imported. Cotton/Polyester/Spandex. Machine wash. Approx 41 1/2″ long. Womens 14/16-30/32. Womens Plus Size Fashion Apparel Clothing for Women sizes 14 to 32

     

     

     


     

     

    And if you are a petite, you can look gorgeous for $89

    Petite - Washable Sheath Dress Petite – Washable Sheath Dress            

    Machine wash-and-dry fitted sleeveless sheath dress. Back slit hidden back zip. 25″ from waist (23″ Petite). Polyester/wool with 2-way Lycra stretch for added comfort. Imported.