Tuesday, August 30, 2011


It's glitzy, it's glittery, and most of us love it. It's sparkle, and it should be a wardrobe staple. Trouble, most people think they can't pull off sparkle without looking like a showgirl.Well as a avid supporter of sparkly, I can tell you that it has its benefits.Sparkle throws light onto the face. It gives the face a unique glow, and who doesn't want that?
But back to the myth.Anti-sparkle people harbor under the delusion that you can't wear sparkle without looking like you should be in a floor show at a drag club on the Vegas strip. This is untrue.


All those pieces together are bound to give someone a seizure. If you separate the outfit you see that sparkle has a place in every outfit.
Sparkly skirts like this one (and others) are best paired with neutrals, so your outfit isn't competing with itself.

With sparkly tops, you have to be careful. Too tight and it looks like you're auditioning for an adult film. Too loose and you look shapeless. By tucking in the too-loose shirt and covering up the tight top, your outfit looks more unique, as opposed to.......unclean.

See? Sparkle isn't evil. Sparkle is your friend. Treat it right and it will do the same.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

All About COLOR

Have you ever gone to a store and found something cute, really cute, only to try it on and find out it makes you look like a corpse, or worse, Snooki's illegitimate twin? It's called color, and it's VERY important. It has the power to flatter you, and the opposite.

But Fashion Strudel Lady, you ask, how can I find a color that's right for ME?

I'm getting to that. Pushy.

Firstly, you have to determine your tone. Are you warm, or cool? Use this handy-dandy chart.

You look best in these colors:You look best in these colors:
Includes "jewel tones" - blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas, and blue-based reds.Includes "earth tones" - yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens and orange-based reds.
Foundation is pink basedFoundation is yellow based
Looks better in pure white than ivoryLooks better in ivory than pure white
Can easily wear blackLooks washed out with black worn close to the face
My skin is:
Very dark brown with reddish or blue undertones
Brown with pink undertone
True olive (most Asians and Latinos)
Medium with no color in cheeks
Medium with faint pink cheeks
Pale with no color in cheeks
Pale with pink undertones
Ruddy-pinkish red
Brown or bronze when I tan
My skin is:
Very dark brown with golden undertones
Brown with golden undertone
Medium with golden undertones
Pale with peach or gold undertones
Golden brown, when I tan
Notable examples - 
Elizabeth Taylor, Demi Moore, Anne Hathaway, Courtney Cox, Sandra Bullock, Terri Hatcher, Kirstin Davis, America Fererra, Keira Knightley, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, Liv Tyler, Alexis Bledel, Megan Fox, Jennifer Connelly, Shania Twain, Brooke Shields Sophia Bush, Penelope Cruz, Candace Bergen, Sarah Chalke, Hillary Clinton, Heather Locklear, Britney Spears, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christy Brinkley, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeri Ryan, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Pompano
Notable examples -Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reba McIntyre, Julianne Hough, Sarah Ferguson, Marcia Cross, Calista Flockhart, Rebecca Romjin, Tara Reid, Renee Zellweger, Ellen Degeneres, Diane Sawyer, Amy Adams, Jillian Anderson, Amanda Bynes, Becki Newton, Nicole Richie, Kim Raver, Kristen Johnston, Leona Lewis

If you're not sure what skin tone you are, you might have to experiment. Thankfully though, there are four flattering colors that look good on everyone.
Color 1: Eggplant- Eggplant is a deep purple that can look like a brown or a navy, depending on the hue.
Eggplant tops

Color 2:Red- Red, which is already a power color, has many different hues, ranging from an orangey scarlet, to a deep, almost purply cherry.

Women wearing red

Color 3: Teal- If you've ever seen a color wheel, you notice that in the wheel, the reds are opposite the blues. Therefore, teal brings a healthy pink color into the face, as you may notice below.

Indian teal tops

Color 4: Pale Pink- I was skeptical about this color when I first heard about it. But it turns out that pink can create a healthy flush in any skin tone. See?
Women wearing mellow rose

Color is important. There are a variety of books and magazines you can read on the subject, as well as TV shows.
My Suggestions-
The Teen People Celebrity Style Guide
Fashion in Colors
What Not to Wear
How Do I Look?


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Girl's Night Out

Ah, Girl's Night Out. That pivotal night that allows you to find  Mr Right (or Mr. Right Now),or the diner that serves the best late-night pancakes, or that ever-elusive ideal party pic. This blog is dedicated to finding you that ideal outfit for Ladies' Night, without looking like a Lady of the Night. Whatever your style is, your out can convey "I'm ready to party!" See?

                 Boho                              Sexy                              Girly
Ladie's Night

Your Girl's Night Basics:

A good party accessory, like a necklace or bangle that throws some color into the look.
A great pair of earrings is always a wise investment.They elongate the neck and throw some sparkle onto the face. Non-pierced people, don't try to avoid it, they've been making clip-ons for like, 40 years now. So put on your big girl panties and get a pair (of earrings!).

A go-to item of clothing. A cocktail dress, brightly patterned tunic top, that can be dressed up or down is ideal. You can throw it on, add some jewelry,and poof ready to go.


A party-ready attitude. If you don't want to go out, don't. You don't have to go out just because your girlfriends do. Stay home and drink some Chardonnay (if you're not legal and reading this, drink something else! Alcohol is bad........)

It's Question Corner Time, something I just now made up! YAY!
How slutty is too slutty when it comes to girl's night out?
Well, let me put it this way. If you take a look at your outfit, then google "hookers" on your phone/computer ,and you and the hookers look like you shop at the same places, you should probably change. Unless you like looking like a hooker/call girl/prostitute. Which in my opinion, is lame.

Eeeeuuuuuwww! Who even wears that?


It's the balance thing I keep talking about. If you're going to wear low-cut tank, wear a longer skirt, as not to look skanky.
So remember, jewelry, go-to piece, and balance.
Send some suggestions and comment, pretty please with Nutella on top!