Flirty Fashion Tips By: Beth Roy

What is flirty?  What do you think of when you hear the word?  When we say, “Find your inner flirt”, we don’t mean go out and throw yourself at the mailman, or wear leopard pumps to the playground.  Your inner flirt is the you that feels confident and content; the you that feels like a million bucks.  You’re comfortable, you’re polished, and best of all, you’re happy.  You’re flirty!

The simple fact is that most women staying at home, either with kids or with a computer, often don’t feel very flirty.  We’re busy doing everything for everyone else and we dedicate very little time to ourselves.  When we do, we feel guilty, but that’s a whole other blog.

I don’t know who said, “When you look good, you feel good”, but truer words were never spoken.  We’ve all had the feeling of an outfit that looks great on us.  It just works, and when it does, you feel like you can take on the world.  The thing is, it’s really not all that hard to achieve and it certainly doesn’t have to make you slash your Starbucks budget or forgo college for the kids to get there. [Read more…]

Thursday Fashion Tips from: Beth Roy

The Great White Shirt

I love statement jewelry in all the gorgeous spring colors, but the question is – what to wear so the accessories look fresh, chic and sophisticated.  The answer?  The perfect white shirt.

You need two white shirts:

  1. A basic white t-shirt in a great cut with a v or scoop neck – whichever you prefer.
    I like this one from Banana Republic because it is opaque and thicker than most and at $22 you can grab a few. It comes in vneck or crew.

 

  1. Every wardrobe also needs the perfect white button-down shirt. It has to be fitted, and it must be crisp!  It used to be that white shirts would be worn once and then linger for weeks in the ironing pile. (Does anyone iron anymore?)  Thankfully, non-iron technology is here and leave it to Banana Republic to make it affordable.

*Extra tip:  Don’t wear a white bra under a white shirt…instead try to match your bra to your skin tone with a nude color.

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Now, head on over to FlirtyFinds  and check out the Flirty Trios we’ve put together for you and add one to your white shirt ~ voila!   flit

Flirty Trio in Navy and Green on sale now check them out Flirty Finds
Go ahead…Find your inner flirt.

 

 

 

 

This weeks Fashion Tips from: Beth Roy

Fashion Tips: Beth Roy

Spring is here (thank God) and with it comes occasions requiring the perfect dress.  I for one have a somewhat-significant, large-number (i.e.old), College Reunion this June.  Unlike prior reunions (that were marked by throwback fraternity parties in dark bar rooms), this one includes a sophisticated cocktail party.    Most of us get this type of invite and go on a mad-dash, stress-ridden shopping trip.  Let’s be honest, we all know good decisions rarely result under pressure.   My advice is instead to be proactive.   When you are shopping  (and not under pressure to buy) and see a dress you love; a dress that “speaks to you” – BUY IT.

 

Which leads me to the next point: style.  The best dresses are the ones that never go out of style.  Sorry if I sound l like your mom, but she was right on this one.  Leave the ultra trendy styles and embellishments to items like fun tops or accessories.  The perfect dress really never goes out of style.  Think back to the dresses of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy.  You get the point.

 

The next consideration that we women just love to hash out is body type.  We often get caught up in the “what’s the best deal I can get” or “it has to be black, pink, green or _____(pick your color)” – rather than taking the time to figure out what kind of dress silhouette actually looks the best you.

 

Here are some of the most popular (and classic) styles of dresses along with tips on the best body type for each.  You can find shopping links for each dress here:  http://www.polyvore.com/dress_styles_body_type/collection?id=2434904

 

 

1.  Shift Dress – Hangs from the shoulder down in a straight line with no waistline accentuation. This style is ideal for ladies who want to hide their belly region. This is also a very comfortable style to wear as it glides over your body.pic1

2.  Sheath Dress – One of the most popular cuts for a dress. Features a figure-hugging silhouette with a slightly defined waist creating and body skimming effect. Any body type can pull off a cut like this, it’s just finding your perfect size and making sure it fits all of your beautiful body curves.pic2

3.  Drop Waist Dress:  Disguise a thick waist by raising, lowering or eliminating the waistline. This dress works by hiding the waist with a drop waist.pic3

4.  Dresses with Open Necklines:  Balance a top-heavy figure by opting for a flattering neckline for the full bust like V-neck, square neck or scoop neck. Look for fabrics that skim (jersey is good), but aren’t too clingy or too stiff.pic4

5.  Halter Dress: Have great arms and shoulders?  I think nothing isore flattering that a great halter dress.  If you are self-conscious of your hips or bottom, go with a fuller skirt and draw attention to your fabulously sculpted arms.pic5

6.  Wrap Dress – Front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other that ties wrap around the waist. Perfect for creating an effect of a smaller stomach. A classic staple!pic6