Blog, Retail Therapy

Retail Review Episode 25 – Ruby Olive

Thursday, December 13, 2018 /

Are you looking for fun, vibrant, bold accessories to add that ‘WOW’ factor to your outfit?

Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift.

Ruby Olive creates gorgeous affordable accessories that make people smile (that’s their mission).

Is Ruby Olive right for you?

Style Personality >> Creative | Dramatic | Elegant

Colour Palette >> ALL

Body Shape >> ALL

Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Business | Cocktail

Size >> It’s all about scale ladies

Have you joined our Facebook Group 35+ Where to Shop yet?  It’s an awesome community of women all helping each other find the perfect pieces to complete their wardrobes. We’ve helped ladies find the perfect evening dress, a tulle skirt and event the perfect white tee. Jump on in and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for too. Click here to join.

Blog, Retail Therapy

Retail Review Episode 24 – Oxford Shop

Thursday, December 6, 2018 /

Not just a menswear label, Oxford Shop has been creating beautifully tailored clothing since 1978.

This week I share some of my favourites including how to wear a paper bag waist (it’s all about the tuck – 3 types in fact)

Style Personality >> Elegant | Feminine | Sultry
Colour Palette >> ALL
Body Shape >> ALL
Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Business | Cocktail

Have you joined our Facebook Group 35+ Where to Shop yet?  It’s an awesome community of women all helping each other find the perfect pieces to complete their wardrobes. We’ve helped ladies find the perfect evening dress, a tuille skirt and event the perfect white tee. Jump on in and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for too. Click here to join.

 

Blog, Colour

Six reasons why you should have your colours ‘done’.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 /

Copy of What a difference colour can make! What a difference colour can make! Fiona

Having your colours ‘done’ will not only enlighten you as to which colours suit you best. You’ll be clued-up in no time and confident in choosing whether those colours should be cool or warm (temperature); dark or light (depth); clear or muted (intensity); and how you should mix those colours for your best combinations (contrast levels).

There are so many reasons why knowing your best colour temperature, depth, intensity and contrast levels could change your life. I speak from stark experience, as referenced in these photos of Fiona and I pre-colour intervention (28ish yrs) versus post-colour intervention (40ish yrs). What a difference colour can make!

For those who need more evidence (although I can’t imagine why), knowing and buying garments in your personal colours and contrast levels means:

  1. Everything in your wardrobe will mix and match: no more garment ‘orphans’ which require you to buy something new just so you can wear it;
  2. Saving cash: discovering the colours that flatter you will mean you avoid forking out for garment mistakes that end up languishing in your wardrobe, unloved and unworn, with the constant reminder of an attached price tag;
  3. Saving time: imagine walking into a store and being able to scan it in seconds to establish whether they have anything for you?;
  4. You can create great capsule wardrobes: mixing and matching means no more laboring over what to wear to work or what to take away on holidays;
  5. You will project to the world a truer impression of you: colour psychology (i.e. the impact of colour on your own and other’s mood and perceptions) is well researched and hence, big companies spend a lot of money working on their branding – including what colours to use. The colours we wear can have just as much impact on how people perceive you; and last, but not least
  6. You’ll look fabulous: wearing the wrong or right colours can be the difference between looking like you need a sick day or like you’ve just returned from Tahiti.

But we don’t expect you to take our word for it. Here’s a little ditty from our wonderful client, Angela O:

 “The Style Liberation colour session was a lot of fun and very relaxing. As somebody who loves to shop for clothes (and bargains!) I’ve never really thought about the role that colour plays in making me look ‘alive’ or a little ‘frumpy’. I could immediately see the impact that the wrong colour or shade had on my complexion…best of all I don’t need to remember a complicated palette of colours as the take-home swatches are small and simple; I’ll keep them in my handbag when shopping always!”

If you’d like to reap these and other benefits, book your Style Liberation Colour Analysis. You can book an individual session here or book a spot at one of our upcoming group sessions in Canberra (4th March 2018) or Brisbane (4th March 2018). Go on! It will be fun. We promise!

In the meantime download your free copy of 35+ Where to Shop. It’s a free guide, that classifies over 80 retailers by style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code. We’ll find the perfect stores for you. Download it here.

Blog, Retail Therapy

The Best Leather Jackets This Season

Friday, May 26, 2017 /

A leather jacket is a sound investment. Timeless and great for transitioning between seasons it’s the perfect piece to sharpen any look. We’ve tried and tested quite a few this season and these are the pick of the bunch. Click on the picture to see all the details.
Leather Jackets 1
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Leather Jackets 4

Need some more shopping inspiration? Find shopping tricky? We’ve got the guide for you! 

Download your free copy of 35+ Where to Shop. It’s a free guide, that classifies over 80 retailers by style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code. We’ll find the perfect stores for you. Download it here.