sábado, 27 de julho de 2013

How to wash delicates by hand

Do you have a delicate piece you wish you could wear more often but can't? Is it because it's hand-wash only? Fear not! Turns out washing clothes by hand is not that hard and it keeps clothes better for longer. So grab your delicates and let's go! You can wash all of them in one sitting!

Use your best judgement when it comes to rolling your clothes in a towel. 
Delicate lace tops may do fine but underwired bras aren't as much of a good idea. And don't forget to keep sweaters in their original position as they dry because they stretch very easily.

Last but not least, wash the light colored items first, as not to tint the detergent water with fabric dyes. 
While washing by hand preserves the color of your delicate garments, they'll bleed in the wash for longer. Take it from me, washing a nude bra right after a hunter green top isn't a good idea!

sábado, 20 de julho de 2013

Packing light: Beach weekend

Do you see yourself going on a spur of the moment glamorous roadtrip with nothing more than a big purse as your luggage? Well, at the least the packing light part you can make come true! No matter your plans, you can make sure you carry your own bag with no problems!

The diagram above makes weekend packing pretty clear: take a big purse and a smaller clutch/wallet with your essentials in it. Make sure you wear the bulkier shoes on the trip, as well as other stuff that won't pack well, like a hat. 

On the bag, put a bikini (or two) and a couple of clothing pieces you can mix and match.
For a weekend, two tops and one bottom should suffice. If you need a different outfit for fancy dinners pack another dress but only one (it makes two with the one worn on the trip). Change up your look with statement jewelry or scarves.

Make sure you pack often forgot items like a pajama, extra underwear and gadjet chargers.

Last but not least, pack a Ladies' Dopp Kit (below) and you're ready for the road!

What about you? How do you pack fast and effectively for a trip?

sábado, 6 de julho de 2013

Fashion Challange: Dress well in the heat

Now that it's hot we can't easily rely on layering and warm accessories to improve a simple outfit. But there's no need for hot weather outfits to be plain and boring. Even shorts and a t-shirt can look great with a couple of fashionable details!

Next time you're wearing a less than stellar outfit, implement a couple of these tips to make it less simple and more sizzling!

Make sure to limit yourself to one or two, though. This list has potential to turn you into a walking Christmas tree if you wear too many things at once! Except for the scarf and outerwear (reserve them for chilly nights), everything else can be worn in scorching heat so there is no excuse to look bland all summer thinking there is such a thing as being "too hot to be well dressed".

What about you? Do you have any tricks to stay fashionable when the mercury rises?