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How can I look stylish in simple clothing? 5 Tips

Before jumping into the answer, let me begin with the benefit of having simple clothing in the first place. Perhaps you are reading this because you value ethical and sustainable practices and are purchasing your clothes mindfully. There is an ethos for simplicity in eco-friendly brands, for several reasons. While that is not the topic of this post, let’s nod to that reality before moving on. Let’s just bear in mind that slow fashion means emphasizing classic styles that will not be yesterday’s trend destined for the landfill tomorrow.   So, let’s talk about rocking it! The point of view is for you, the short woman who is an ethical fashion shopper. Tip #1: Make sure it fits! This is...

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Part 2 Jewelry Tips: Best Rings for Petites

Chances are if you are reading this, you are also short. I’ll focus on tips that are especially relevant to you. You likely have small hands. Maybe you have thicker short fingers, maybe you have dainty slender digits. Either way, the focus is for petites. Keep in mind that these are guidelines. Go ahead and break the rules when you want to. However, knowing what is safe is a good place to start. Secondly, knowing that you are veering off from ideal helps you know that you may need to balance that somehow to pull it off. But lastly, don’t be afraid of supposedly getting it wrong—please yourself first and foremost. Ultimately, what you wear with confidence will look the...

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Part 1 Jewelry Tips: How to shop rings

Rings can create so much style. That is how my obsession started. I was not wearing any rings for years, and then about a year ago I started noticing rings on other people, especially artsy women. My mother always taught us that you can dress up or dress down the same outfit by simply changing up your accessories and make-up. Additionally, now I’ve observed how much personal style jewelry can give you. Tips on how to get started...

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So how do we pull off wearing a wide belt?

Can us shorty's wear a big bold belt? Heck yeah! You may have heard that petites should not wear a wide belt, as it supposedly cuts our figure in half and shortens us. Oh pshaw! Nonsense. You just need to know how to pull it off. Here are tips and tricks: Wear a belt with shape. Curves, asymmetry and hanging ties all keep the eye moving, so as to not slice you visually. The Demetria Belt is sickle shaped and creates a nice curve on your waist. 2/5 to 3/5 balance OK, so don't literally cut yourself in half. At any height, that just isn't pleasingly balanced. Wear the belt over a dress or blouse in which the amount of...

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Wrap-up of Event at Chowgirls Lounge during Art-A-Whirl®

It was a fun and lively event! I had a great time, and so glad to get to meet some new folks out there. The space was packed for the whole time, despite the heavy, unrelenting rain. When you put together music, food, drinks, art and open studios along with makers of wearables and use-ables, well, I guess you can draw a happy crowd. I had fun talking to many people. One of the fantastic things about getting to do events is all the connecting with other vendors and learning about what they have to offer. There are some pretty darn cool businesses and artists around here. It was so busy that I did not have a lot of opportunity...

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