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  • Yes you do have a Clothing Personality

    1:38 PM PST, 5/24/2010

    <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Your Clothing Personality is a very important part of your Personal Style. Determined by your body structure and the type of hair style and facial features you have. Some people know instinctively what their style is and feel "at home" in what they wear and truly express who they are. Others can sometimes be influenced by others. Remember when you and Mom would disagree over what you wanted to wear? Or how about your work dictating what you wear.</span></span></p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">There are 6 categories that are quite commonly used in reference to clothing styles. Romantic, Classic, Dramatic, Natural, Ingenue and Gamin.</span></span></p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">In this blog we will explore the Romantic first. </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;"> She is a "sexy lady" born to be curvy and very feminine.  She is charming, enchanting and has a magnetic personality.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Candlelight, music and floral scents enhance her environment.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Facial features attractive soft and rounded and large flirty eyes.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Hairstyle is soft curly layers or featured around the face.  Softness and bounce to any length.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Her clothing has lines that are rounded or curved with lots of draping.  Flowing shapes with a defined waistline and feminine line sometimes intricate or ornate.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Romantics love silks, angora or cashmere and velvet.  Some soft leathers and suedes.  Chiffons and lace are also favorites of hers.  Prints will include over sized florals, polka dots, and feathery shapes.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Accessories include dainty detailed but lavish in effect jewelry.  Diamonds are definitely this gals best friend.  Silk scarves and flowers work well.  Much of the time the garments are finished with accessory details such as lavish buttons, metallic or thread embroidery,even stitched on beading, sequins, pearls and rhinestones.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Here is a picture of what a Romantic style can look like.<img src="" alt="" /></span></span></p>
  • Is there a difference in quality on Brand Names

    11:39 AM PST, 5/15/2010

    15+ years of working with every brand of clothing I have come to a conclusion, that YES there is a difference. This morning as I was getting ready to list this fabulous Ralph Lauren shirt I noticed the extra details in the workmanship from re-enforced button holes to the embroidered Logo on the front.  The feel of the fabric and the fact that this may possibly be a 70's shirt shows very little wear.

    So you may pay a little more but your dollar goes so much further, that is unless you want something new every month and it fits the budget.  Today I think it is all about where we can cut our expenses and make our dollars go further.

    In conclusion, shop wise, shop smart, shop eBay for the very best deals.