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Retail Review Episode 33 – Jacqui E

Thursday, February 14, 2019 /

Jacqui-E is an Australian fashion icon dressing women for the past 50 years. At Jacqui-E you’ll find gorgeous elegant feminine pieces that are timeless. There are quite a few favourites this week as I wanted to give you some styling tips around jackets and shorts. Let me know what you think.

Style Personality >> Elegant | Feminine | Classic

Colour Palette >> Cool

Body Shape >> Triangle heaven

Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Smart Business | Business Formal | Cocktail

Size >> 6 to 18

If you’d like to find more brands that are going to be perfect for you based on your style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code, visitwww.35pluswheretoshop.com and download our FREE guide.

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Retail Review Episode 31 – Zara

Thursday, January 31, 2019 /

If stock standard doesn’t get you excited and you’re constantly on the lookout for something new and different (unique even). If you love colour, texture, sequins, fringing and attention-grabbing print. Then ZARA is the perfect place for you.

Style Personality >> Creative | Dramatic | Rebellious

Colour Palette >> Colour heaven

Body Shape >> All

Dress Code >> Casual | Smart Casual | Cocktail | Formal

Size >> XS to XL

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Retail Review Episode 30 – Midas

Thursday, January 24, 2019 /

Do you love beautifully European crafted soft leather shoes? Shoes with effortless styling and a creative edge?

Then Midas Shoes is perfect for you.

 

Style Personality >> Natural | Creative | Rebellious

 

Colour Palette >> Neutrals with pops of seasonal colour

 

Body Shape >> All

 

Dress Code >> Casual | Smart Casual | Cocktail | Formal

 

Size >> 4.5 (35) to 11.5 (42)

 

If you’d like to find more brands that are going to be perfect for you based on your style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code, visit www.35pluswheretoshop.com and download our FREE guide.

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Retail Review Episode 29 – Camilla

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 /

Do you have an adventurous spirit? Love a kaftan? Keen to embrace a bold print?

Then Camilla is perfect for you?

Style Personality >> Natural | Feminine | Creative

Colour Palette >> Bold, bright and printastic!

Body Shape >> Perfect for Rectangles

Dress Code >> Casual | Smart Casual | Cocktail | Formal

Size >> 8 to 16

 

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Retail Review Episode 28 – French Connection

Thursday, January 10, 2019 /

This week I’m excited to share with you the fun, playful and irreverent French Connection. I love their quirky prints, unexpected details and relaxed vibe. As someone who has a thing for tropical print, it’s a go-to brand.

Is French Connection right for you?
 
Style Personality >> Natural | Creative | Feminine
Colour Palette >> Neutral with pops of seasonal colour
Body Shape >> All
Dress Code >> Casual | Smart Casual | Business Casual
Size >> 6 to 16

 

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Retail Review Episode 27 – The Ark

Thursday, January 3, 2019 /

Happy new year gorgeous ladies! We hope your 2019 is filled with whatever your heart desires. That your wardrobe is full of outfits you love and that you feel awesome in what you wear. That’s our new year wish for you.

To kick things off in 2019 we’re taking a look at The Ark. A Melbourne based, Australian made and ethically accredited brand that offers gorgeous casual to smart casual pieces.

Is The Ark right for you?

Style Personality >> Natural | Classic | Creative

Colour Palette >> Light | Muted

Body Shape >> Rectangle heaven (will still work for everyone else just need to make some adjustments)

Dress Code >> Casual | Smart Casual

Size >> 8 to 18

Here are my favourites………

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Retail Review Episode 26 – Reiss

Thursday, December 20, 2018 /

Where can I buy a suit?
 
I hear it a lot!
 
Although we’re seeing a shift away from the matching suit, for many of you, it’s a must. Plus, it’s easy.
 
At Reiss you’ll find beautiful tailoring, mix and match options perfect for the more formal workplace.
 
Check out their stunning dresses and drool-worthy shoes and bags.
 
Is Reiss right for you?
 
Style Personality >> Elegant | Feminine | Sultry
 
Colour Palette >> Muted
 
Body Shape >> ALL
 
Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Business | Cocktail | Formal
 
Size >> 4 to 16

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.