Thursday, February 28, 2013

Style Tips for Holiday Packing

Find packing for your holiday a chore, and end up taking half your summer wardrobe and only wear half of it? 
Here are some top tips on what to pack in your suitcase.

2 pairs of trousers including 1 pair of jeans
2 pairs of shorts(one for day and one for evening)
2 skirts(short and long)
2 fancy tops
2 dresses(one for day and one for evening)
1 cardigan & camisole
1 white t-shirt
2 bikinis(or bathing suit)
1 sarong(to match)
1 beach towel

2 pairs of flip flops
2 pairs of walking shoes(including sneakers)
1 pair of high heels
1 beach bag
1 sun hat
1 long necklace
1 evening bag
1 day bag
1 pair of day earrings
1 pair of evening earrings

Have a question? Please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion stylist at Roxie&Loulou

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Plus size fashion tips

When it comes to plus size dressing, it can be a challenge. Not to fear, these tips will help you.

1. Choose tailored plus size fashion items. Baggy, loose fitting plus size clothing makes you look sloppy and bigger than you are. Tailored means women's clothing that is well-fitting, not too tight. If you feel self-conscious at first, ease your way into it with a well-fitted jacket or pant, and mix and match with your existing pieces. You will soon love the look and compliments, and will want more fitted pieces.

2. Match color pieces and layer. When layering plus size fashion separates, make sure to have 2 out of 3 of the pieces match. Or try different shade variations of the same color. Matching color pieces gives a longer, leaner look.

3. Wear bright colors. This will draw the eye up and move attention away from anything you think is a figure flaw.

4. Think vertical. When choosing accessories, try a scarf tucked in flat into an open collar, not tied around the neck. Choose earrings that are rectangular or oblong. Long necklaces or pendants should stop a few inches above your bust. Pick 1 or 2 pieces instead of many smaller ones.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Roxie&Loulou Vintage Fashion Accessories

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tips for dressing slim

Hello fashionistas!

1. Avoid soft, silky fabrics. You may think you're hiding a multitude of sins, but floaty fabrics will show every lump and bump. Wear thicker fabrics in tailored shapes that will smooth and narrow your silhouette.

2. Wear clothes that fit. Many people who worry about their size try to disguise their shape under baggy items, which only make them look larger. It's always preferable to wear fitted clothes. Start with a smaller size that you would normally wear and work upwards. The bigger size may look alright, but the smaller one may look better.

3. Choose the right colors. You may think they're feminine, but pale colors can make you look larger. However, you don't have to only wear black. Dark colors like navy, burgundy or brown can be just as slimming.

4. Pick your patterns. Bold patterns tend to make the area they're worn on look bigger. Try to use plain colors worn with smaller prints on the areas you are most worried about.

5. Don't wait until you've lost weight to buy nice clothes. Frumpy clothes can make you look and feel bigger than you really are. Experiment with shapes and colors. Enlist the help of a friend or stylist. And, don't be scared to show off your curves!