6 beauty items every woman should have in their cosmetic bag this December.

Beauty has become a priority and every woman wants to look their absolute best. It’s called make up because, it is there to enhance your beauty and not make you look like  a totally new person. You always have to … Continue reading

Fashion Dos and don’ts of things you should take note of if you are attending a wedding this Spring

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A lot of brides and grooms are tying the knot this spring. A number of us have already planned the outfits that we will wear, where as some are yet to buy the outfits that are going to wear to the weddings. Weddings have since become a class affair in Zimbabwe and they are there to inspire the single people out there to tie the knot someday.
Dos
 Make sure you look your absolute best so that the couple has good memories of their big day
 Wear comfortable shoes
 Match your accessories, gold accessories with orange, green, red and white and cobalt blue and purple with silver accessories.
 Make an effort to buy a gift for the newly weds
 Try and incorporate at least one of the wedding colours
 Make in time for the ceremony, it the most special part of the wedding
 Respect the wishes of the bride and groom, if they ask you to wear a certain colour, please oblige, you owe them that much
 Wear something appropriate and stylish.
 Observe the wedding etiquette
Don’ts
 Do not wear black, it is too sad.
 Do not wear white, we want the bride to shine, don’t we now ladies.
 Do not wear all the wedding colours if you are not part of the bridal team because you will .look like an extension of the décor.

 No ‘’selfies’’ when the bride is walking down the aisle or during the ceremony.
 No crazy outfits, be they dramatic or tiny ones and ruin the wedding photos.
 Casual is inappropriate, weddings are formal.
 Go out of your way to upstage the bride, it is her day.
 Fight for the bouquet

Go forth and enjoy the weddings that will be invited to
Xoxo Imelda the Fashionista.

DENIM-LICIOUS

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Like diamonds and shoes, denim is also a girl’s best friend. Ripped, acid washed, stone washed, faded, embellished, denim is ‘licious”. Denim is a staple piece in every one’s wardrobe. It is a versatile and timeless piece of fashion and can be dressed either up or down. Denim has been there since the 1920s and it was a trend that was first popular with the cowboys. Denim is available in pants, dresses, shorts, play-suits, jackets and even in the form of accessories from cuffs to clutch bags, earrings, Alice bands, necklaces and even shoes.

Though denim cannot be worn to black tie events, one can still wear them to smart casual parties. The good thing about denim is that one can wear it with any shoes, any color, prints, whether stripes, polka dots or animal prints, or metallic, basically anything that suits you and as an individual and complements your style and personality. The bonus point is that denim comes in different cuts so as to cater for every body shape that is pear, hour glass, curvy and athletic.
Levis has a range whose designs guarantee that that you will get the jeans that fit your body like a glove.

The Levis Curve ID range has four IDs, the slight curve, the Demi curve the Bold curve and the Supreme curve. The slight curve is designed to celebrate athletic figures .Whereas; the Demi curve and the bold curve are designed to hug the waist, without gaping or pulling. The supreme curve is designed for particularly for “bootylicious” women. Women who fall into this category have a narrow waist and a generous booty and usually suffer extreme gaping at the back of the waist and jeans that ride very low when they sit down revealing more than they want to.

Other cuts available are the high waist denim be it a skirt or pants, can be paired with a shirt and heels to pull over the DIVA look .Skinny jeans can be worn with a flowing top whereas the wide leg or flared denim can be paired with a tight tops .The amazing aspect about denim is that can complement any look for any occasion.

The best jeans for your body
HOUR GLASS– Bootlegs flatter this shape. It has clean lines and minimizes bumps and lumps and this cut creates good proportions for your natural curves and most importantly helps balance your hips.
PEAR –Bootlegs flatters this shape because it’s all about flare on the bottom. Skinnies can also work but with only a long top.
APPLE- Try low or mid-rise cuts that do not get close and personal in the mid-section. Skinnies emphasize a slender bottom half and a classic style always wins if it fits perfectly and you add a slightly longer top.
ATHLETIC– Your killer long legs should be the center of attention in structured trouser style. A slight boyfriend cut gives you a cute shape and straight jeans, not too skinny though.

TIPS FOR OCCASIONS
1. To bring out that sailor in you, team your skinny jeans with a stripped navy blue or red top with nautical wedges.
2. For a night out with the girls, throw a sequined jacket with your sky scrapper heels and a clutch bag.
3. For a date, surprise your date with the outfit most guys love the most, jeans and a white T-shirt.
4. For a smart casual party, opt for a formal top and a blazer and eye catching wedges as you might be on our feet the whole time and do not forget your glamorous clutch bag

TIPS WHEN BUYING YOUR DENIMS
1. Before you head to the checkout counter, ask yourself this important question, “can I touch my toes?
2. Also when trying jeans in a store, do the squat test. If your butt peeks out when you sit, then they are not the jeans for you!
3. Keep in mind that jeans stretch after a few wears, so buy a pair that fits you like a glove, the tighter the better.

4. Denim is timeless, no matter how much it costs, it is worth the investment.
5. When you are buying denims the darker ones look fabulous with bright colors, the light and faded ones look fabulous with darker colors and create balance.
*Do not be afraid to pair denim with denim, but if you are wearing a darker denim skirt, pair it with a faded shirt or crop top.

Wash your denims inside out so that they do not fade out

Go forth and look fabulous in your sassy denims.

Xoxo Imelda the Fashionista.

Closet crisis ….let me solve it for you.

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Most women have a closet crisis week in week out year after year.Its time to break that bad bad to habit.The truth is waking up not knowing what you will wear to school or work can be very stressful,frustrating and nerve wreking.This is another reason why some people are always late for work,school,dates and appointments.It is quite obvious that they will not tell their boss or the person they were supposed to meet that they had a closet crisis,but trust me, they will definitely come up with an excuse.
Here are some tips to help you solve your ‘closet crisis’ .
1.First of all pick out six outfits for the week.The five outfits will take you through from Monday to Friday and the sixth outfit is an emergency or just in case the weather cases or if you change your mind in the morning.
In these outfits make sure that they are diverse and are appropriate for the events,that will be taking place on that day.Pick out a shift dress,a pencil skirt,a pair of slacks,maybe a suit,a mid skirt and matching shirts or tops that will go with the slacks and the skirts and most importantly blazers and cardigans so that you do not catch a cold.Make sure you pick out different colors so that dressing up in the morning will not be dreadful.
2.Pick out 6 pairs of shoes that will match with your outfits.pick a kitten heel,a wedge,a chunky court shoe,a pointy pencil heel,pumps and a sling back heel.Pick shoes that are comfy and that will go with the events that you will be having on that day.if you are to have a board meaning don’t pick the pump but a pointy pencil heel,it will not only make you look great but make you feel powerful that you can conquer the world.
3.pick out your accessories.You have to pick up you earrings,bracelets,belts,wallets.Make sure these accessories do not clash with your outfit but they complement them.The should bring that whimsical charm to you outfit.
4.Pick out at least three handbags that will complement you outfits.The handbag is the cherry on top of your outfit.Pick bags that you will be able to fit all your stuff and not a tiny bag that will make you have to carry a plastic bag{so not appealing} if you are a working woman.A tip is to have cosmetic bag that will contain your makeup kit,wipes,gloss and tissues,that you will just remove from one bag to another and your wallet so that you do not forget anything if you are changing your bags.Also it is always an advantage to switch your bags the night before so that you make sure you packed everything.
5.Also decide on the type of hairstyle that you will want to do the next day,if it’s a pony tail make sure you know where your scrunches are,if you are going to tong or blow dry your hair,know where the dryer and the tong are.
Enjoy a stress free week with no ‘’closet crisis’’ and you are guaranteed that you will be early for work this week.
Xoxo Imelda The fashionista…