Monday, August 31, 2015

Finding The Right Earrings

Happy Monday Fashionistas!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Today, I would like to share with you an illustration showing how to pair your earrings with the shape of your face. Have you ever noticed on yourself or someone else how the earrings don't really fit for some reason. Well, hopefully this guide will help you figure that out once and for all.

Choose earrings that work best with your face shape. | 41 Insanely Helpful Style Charts Every Woman Needs Right Now
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If you have any questions, comment or need any advice, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion stylist

Friday, August 28, 2015

Five Minute Outfit Guide

Happy Friday Fashionistas!

Hope you had a great week! The weekend is here and I wanted to end with this awesome tip for us busy ladies.

Whether you have a last-minute date with a hottie or an outing with the girls, this guide will help you get dressed fast. 

If you have any questions, need help or advice, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion expert


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Best Styles For Your Shape

Happy Wednesday!

When I found this illustration on Pinterest, I had to share with you. It helps you figure out the best styles for your body type. Who doesn't like that? It even shows you each body type. Before this, I was confused. I thought I was a pear-shaped woman. No wonder I found that sometimes clothes didn't flatter me. 

Now, I will flaunt it and be proud of my body. After all, it the only one I'v got.

If you have any questions, comments or need advice, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion expert






Friday, August 21, 2015

Wardrobe Basics

Greetings Fashionistas!

Over the years, I've learned how to have the essentials in my closet. That way, I don't waste money and I always have something to wear. Of course, I always add a piece or two every season in order to be trendy. But, for me, classic pieces go a long way.

So here is a checklist of basics every girl should have in her wardrobe. You can save the list, go through your closet and make yourself a shopping list. That way, you save time and money. Who doesn't love that, right?

Hope this helps you!

If you have any question, comment or need advice, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.



A list of wardrobe basics

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dressing Your Pear Shape Body

Happy Monday Fashionistas!

Today, I present to you an awesome graphic from EZBUY. When I found this on Pinterest, I knew I had to share with you if you are a pear-shaped woman like me.

This graphic is a very helpful guide when it comes to dressing this body type. 

Hope you like it as much as I do.

If you have any questions or need advice, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Finding the right bathing suit!

Happy Friday Fashionistas!

Summer is still here and so are the pool parties, long days at the beach and lounging on the deck. Choosing the perfect bathing suit is not an easy job. There are different types of bodies, different body colors and different preferences. Before you direct yourself to the swimsuit store, there are some things you should consider first.

Know your body type
There are different body types – apple shape, pear shape, hourglass shape, and straight (banana shape). In order to find out which one belongs to you, you should measure your hips, waist, and bust. 
  • If your hips are wider than your waist and bust, then you have a pair shaped body. 
  • If your waist is equal or near as wide to your bust, but wider than your hips, then you have an apple shaped body. 
  • If you have an hourglass shaped body that means your bust and hips are almost the same width, but your waist is smaller. 
  • And if there is no visible difference between your bust, hips and waist, then you must have a straight type of body.

The color
There are different colors, which can highlight your best sides and hide some parts of your body that you don’t like. If you want to highlight a part you like, choose a bright pattern or color. But if you want to hide a part you don’t like, choose a solid color. If your skin is dark, use brighter colors for swimsuits. For pale skin, choose deeper tones, such as navy, dark purple, or black. If you want to highlight your bust, pick a swimsuit with ruffles on its top. The same goes if you want to highlight your hips. But if you want to hide the volume of any part of your body, use ruched or shirred fabric. You can also buy a bikini top and bottom in different colors, depending on which part of your body you’d like to show more.

The right cut
There is one more thing you should consider and it is the cut of your swimsuit. 
  • If you want to hide your waist, choose a one-piece swimsuit in a dark color or with shirred panels over the stomach. 
  • On the other hand, if you want to highlight your waist, use a tankini swimsuit. 
  • If you want to make your legs look longer, choose a high-cut bikini bottoms. 
  • If you have a big bust, but you want your hips to match it, choose boyshorts, regardless of color. Don’t bother if your bust isn’t big enough. You can attract attention on it by wearing triangle or halter top.
And finally, if you find it difficult to choose the right swimsuit by yourself, you can always ask a professional for help

Summer is the season when you have fun and show off, so don’t be ashamed or concerned about your body. Comfort should be the first thing you search for in a swimsuit. If you don’t feel comfortable in your own body, you won’t feel good. Just don’t forget to have fun and have a good time.
If you have any questions or need advice, please let me know.
Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Denim Guide



Happy Wednesday Fashionistas!

Today, I'd like to share with you the Denim Fit Guide. When I found this very helpful illustration, I wanted to spread the good news with you. 

Here, you will find your perfect pair of jeans that will fit your body type. I know how difficult it can be to choose the right pair of denim. I hope this guide will help you.

If you have any questions and need advice or help, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion stylist
Denim Fit Guide - Helping You Find Perfect Jeans Based On Your Body Shape.
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Monday, August 10, 2015

How to Pick your Best Colors!

Hello Fashionistas!

How do you choose your best colors? Already know which colors look best on you? Koodos! It took me a few years to figure that out. Was I in the warm or cool category? Was I an autumn or a spring? It's not easy especially if you want to look your best. 
So today, I share with you this simple guide to help you.

Need help? Please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion expert

What colors look best on you?



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Friday, August 7, 2015

Fashion Friday: Do's and don'ts for plus-size summer wear!

Courtesy: Alight and Pretty Pear Bride


Happy Friday Fashionistas!

When I saw this plus-size guide for summer fashion trends at alight.com, I was so excited. It helps us curvy girls make a fashion statement while looking fabulous.

I'm happy to share with you and I hope you like this guide. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fashion Secret: How to hide your belly!

The darn belly fat! Yep, I admit I have it. When did it creep in on me? I have no idea. Maybe it's all the yummy desserts I baked during the winter...wink wink. The lack of exercise and stress have contributed to my physical transformation...sigh! Pilates twice a week, meditation and no more sweets are helping. In the meantime, while I work on getting my tummy down to a normal size, and fit back into my skinny jeans, I found these 10 most helpful tips to hide my belly and feel better about my physical apparence.

Fat tummy - hide tummy
A nice drape covers a tummy - red dress
A nice drape covers a tummy
1. Avoid all over baggy clothing – If you think a big loose top will hide a big belly, think again. Baggy tops and pants will exaggerate how big your tummy is. Instead, choose clothes that skim over your tummy without being tight. Clothes with a bit of built-in stretch will help you get a better shape.
2. Avoid tops with banded waistbands – They can hit your tummy at all the wrong places and draw you eye to your middle area.
3. Do not tuck in shirts – This will accentuate your belly and is not flattering.  (This does not apply to those who are a pear shape and have a small waist and flat tummy… you are fine to tuck in)
4. Don’t forget that a dress or top that drapes or has ruching is your friend! This red print dresshas draping that disguises a little extra weight in the tummy area and is slimming. Ruching (when the fabric is gathered and sewn down) also works well. Just make sure the ruching is subtle. Too much gathered fabric at your tummy make it look like you are wearing a curtain and add bulk.
5. Try a tunic and leggings –  A long flowing  tunic that covers your bottom worn with leggings and flats or boots is a great way to cover the tummy.
6. Medium rise jeans are the best to avoid the “muffin top” look –  Low rise jeans have been all the rage but for many of us it’s not a good look for us. Thank goodness midrise jeans are back in style. They like having a tummy tuck!
7. Opt for layers with thin long fabrics. – A long Tee under a longer cardigan works well. It will create the illusion that you are taller than you really are.
8. Try a fitted jacket as opposed to a boxier one –  Even if it means taking your jackets to the tailor it will be well worth it. Fit is key in looking slim in your clothing! Make sure your jacket nips in at the waist.
9. Monochromatic colors can help slim down a look –  Stick to one tone from head to toe and then add a jacket or lightweight cover up with a pop of color. Slimming!
10. Shapewear is the new girdle –  Shapewear comes in all styles and weights and can instantly slim your tummy down. If you’ve stayed away because you thought it was heavy and uncomfortable, you need to try some on. You’ll be surprised.

Have a question or need advice? Please let me know with a comment below.
Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Summer Travels

Greetings Fashionistas!

Traveling to Europe this summer? I remember the first time I went to Paris. I had packed way to many clothes. Lesson learned. When I returned ten years later, I had managed to pack everything in one bag. But what happens if the airline company misplaces your luggage? Remember the scene from "Meet the Parents" when Greg(Gaylord) had to wear other people's clothes the whole weekend? Agonnnny!

Here are some tips I find very useful for traveling abroad and put everything in a carry-on. That way, there is no chance in losing your luggage.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!

Happy travels and stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Your personal fashion stylist


For those who overpack.
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