Thursday, June 21, 2012

Are Maxi Dresses Acceptable Office Wear?

When you think of maxi dresses you might think days out in the park and festival chic, but, with the right accessories, the maxi dress can be a lot more flexible than you think. As well as being a great summer staple, a maxi dress can also add an easy injection of sophisticated style to your work wardrobe without any of the stress of coordinating tops and bottoms or finding the perfect tights. All you need to do is find the right maxi for your work environment and you'll have a reliable dress that's quick and easy to wear, meaning you can have a bit of a lie-in before heading to work. 
Matching your maxi dresses to your job is simple too, just follow a few rules and you'll have a great look that lasts season after season:
  • If you work in an office and smart business wear is a must, choose a block colour jersey maxi and team it with a blazer, pretty but plain pumps and simple accessories in subtle colours to give you an office appropriate outfit that won't look out of place in the boardroom. 

  • If you work in a creative environment and want to make a splash with your clothes, choose a bright and bold maxi in florals, spots or stripes and then add a leather jacket and some biker boots for a look that's simple and stylish. 

  • If your job means you’re on the move and you're travelling from meeting to meeting, layer your maxi with a cardigan or a jacket for a great look that will withstand the Great British weather. 

  • When the sun is out and you want an outfit that looks great at work or on an evening out enjoying the sun, wear a strapless maxi with a round-necked cardigan for a prim and pretty look that will also be cool and casual when the clock hits five. 

  • So there you are, it’s easy to work a maxi dress into your work wardrobe, whatever your career. As well as looking graceful and elegant, a maxi is quick and easy to wear and can be dressed up or down, making it a great day time to evening option. It's the figure-fixing favourite that hides a multitude of sins. All you need to do is slip it on and you're ready to face the nine to five. 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Seconds To Bare

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Ladies, have you ever been in a mad dash fashion haze for an event you nearly left the house in your new frock and hairy legs? It has happen to the best of us and mon petites with the help of these beauty finds  the next time you only have seconds to bare you will be prepared!

We aren't all genetically blessed where we don't have to shave our legs (like the Smizemazon Tyra Banks) so when we are in a rush these are my must haves that will have you ready to strut like your on the catwalk! Here's our 1,2,3 plan on .... thank us later!

1. Prep 
Haute ToolFIRST AID BEAUTY Smooth Shave Cream To Go, $7.50
Beauté Detail: This wallet friendly shave cream is a must! It goes on smooth, little to no mess and conditions your skin all at the same time - it's not called FIRST AID BEAUTY for nothing!

2. Shave
Haute Tool: palmperfect® power! by Clio, $24.99
Beauté Detail: This multi-purpose electric tool shaves unwanted hair and smooths skin to perfection. The convenient, rechargeable shaver will rid you of those pesky unwanted hair in a snip (pun intended)!

3. Moisturize
Haute Tool: Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile Sublime Body Cream, $83
Beauté Detail: Yes even in a dash we are entitled to luxuriate! Acqua Di Parma's Magnolia Nobile Sublime Body Cream is the perfect apres-shave ritual! The uber sweet cream goes on smooth yet light, and leaves a sensual veil on the skin - it's an experience ladies... TRUST!

In-A-Dash Do Remember: It's better to be late then hairy! 


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