Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The little black book of style

Lately, I have been addressing the issue of style. I have always been a fashionista, but lately I started sensing I am wearing jeans day in and day out. That is completely uncalled for, I decided, and so I skipped to Amazon and ordered Nina Garcia's Little black book of style, to see how I can revive my old sense of je ne sais qui.
Well, I have to say I was rather disappointed by the book. It has lovely illustrations, and has a great vibe to it, but the actual advice says two main things:
  1. Always wear 4 Inch high heels (the only exception is if you are going to an airport where you may be forced to run to catch a plane).
  2. Never buy the IT bag.
Well, I never wear high heels (I buy them, but never wear them) and I don't usually buy the IT bag or IT anything. Took me well over a year to buy an owl necklace, and even that was by chance and not planned, so there. The last half of the book is filled with boring interviews with people whose advice I could do without (sigh).

I also watched a Trinny and Susannah show, where they showed different body types, and found out I am a cello (woohoo!), which is the chubbier version of an hour glass. So I deiced it's time to take out all of those belts I own and never use, and start accentuating my relatively thin waist.

Wardrobe remix
This is what I wore to work today

I even decided to join wardrobe remix, though I am still to get into the game. I hope to post some cool pics and maybe inspire some nice full figure ladies to dress in anything but a black tent, like many plus size shops (at least, Israeli ones) try to convince us is proper.

On top of that, I added some vintage jewels and accessories to my Etsy shop. They are not my usual type of listings, but I would love to find a good home for these items previously owned by the ladies of my family (obviously, I kept my favorites for myself).

Vintage stylish hatted lady long necklace

Romantic vintage tapestry purse

Here are some sources of inspiration, for all you beautiful women of size, enjoy!


Christie Cottage said...

Well your belt looks fabulous! I love the vintage purse too!

Sharona R. said...

Thank you Jacki :o)

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

You are beautiful Sharon! And I LOVE that vintabe purse!

Valerie's Essentials said...

Ah heck... wear what is comfortable. I love the shirt and belt too. LOVE the pic it's self! Beach. Wow I have never seen Isreal before... Looks soooooo peaceful and beautiful!

Sharona R. said...

Why, ladies you are making me blush!

My friend took that photo with my cell phone camera yesterday evening, we went to watch the sunset at the marina in my home town :o)

juniejo said...

You my friend are a DIVA !!! a STUNNING DIVA !!! the belt suits you perfectly !!! I want to watch the sun set !!

Sharona R. said...

Oh Junie!!!!!!!!

Chen Shapira said...

1. You look good!
2. I spend a lot of time accenuating my waist, here are few tips you may want to try:
* wider belt.
* wear it lower down, resting on the bones just below the waist
* Wrap shirts - they usually have lots of space on top but get tight on the waist.

Sharona R. said...

Thanks Chen! Problem is it's hard to find belts my size, which will sit low on the waist. On top of that, according to what I understood from T&S you should accentuate the thinnest part of your waist, just below the breast (empire waist line, so to speak or a bit lower) so I tried doing that and was quite happy with the results.

You, on the other hand, are much thinner so you can (and should, I think) wear your belt low.

Yael said...

What a great pic! You, the clothes, the setting - just awesome.

Sharona R. said...

Toda raba motek :o)

ayelet(nishale) said...

you look awesome girl!
Hope you fel better

Sharona R. said...

תודה, יפה שלי