How To: Choose The Perfect Shades For Your Face

How to find the right shades for YOUR face...

It’s sunny season and if your anything like me I love to protect my eyes in style. Sunglasses are not only a necessity but also a fashion accessory. Many ladies don’t know what shades are best for their face. Let me help you a bit with some of the hottest shapes on some of our favorite celebs.

1st you need to figure out your face shape. Below are 4 common face shapes

To help you figure out your face shape pull your hair back and look in the mirror. You should see a clear indication of your face shape. If you’re still having a hard time use a handheld mirror and a lipstick. Make a dotted trace on the mirror around your face. You should be able to look at the outline on the mirror and figure out what shape your face is.
Now that you know what your face shape is let’s figure out what styles work best for you.

If you have a square shaped face you share a face shape with singer, actress, fashion designer Jessica Simpson. The shades that work best for you are cat eye, wayfarer, oversized and aviator. Shapes you should avoid are heavy brow frames, oval and boxy frames. 

If you have a round face you share a face shape with American Idol princess Kelly Clarkson. The shades that look best on you are rectangle, square, wayfarer, cat eye, and aviator. You should avoid round and oversized shades.

If you have a heart shaped face you are in good company with Ms. Olivia Pope aka Kerry Washington. The shades that look best on you are rectangle, round, oval, aviator, square and wayfarer. Shapes you should avoid are top-heavy frames, embellished frames and wide top shades.

If you have an oval face you share a face shape with Queen Bee. The shades that look best on you are rectangle, round, square, cat eye and aviator. You should avoid oversized shades. 


thrift 101: Is $2 too much?

Is $2 too much?

Thrifting is becoming all the rage and everyone wants a piece of the action. I love to thrift and sometimes I see $4 and they're having 50% off and I halfway look at the garment it goes straight in my basket with no thought. But is $2 too much?  I say YES especially if it's not needed or you will never wear it.  How many people have a closet full of clothes but only wear a 1/4 of the closet? BTW I can help you out with that problem check out our Stylist Services ;)   I am so guilty of this. I think most of the joy of thrifting is being able to say I bought this entire outfit and I paid under $20.  The best way to get value out of your thrifted goods is to shop how you would shop for regular clothes.

1. Go in with a plan- thrifting is no different than grocery shopping. When you go in with a list you tend to discipline yourself, without a list you leave with cookies, chips and some battery operated sponge to clean your dishes (not needed)

2. Stick to the plan- your plan has to be general ie. dress for friends wedding, new fall clothes, sweaters etc.  with thrifting you never know what your going to find so a general idea is needed.

3. Ask yourself Love it, Need it, Want it...thanks to Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche I often ask myself these three questions when shopping. I haven't come across a thrift store that takes returns so a decision has to be made because all sales are final.

4. Check the fabric and quality. Yes it's $2 but will it cost you $20 to fix it? Is it fixable? These are questions you must ask yourself.  Can I throw this in the washer machine? Does it have to go to the dry cleaners?  All of these questions are important because it adds to the cost of the item.

Remember the point of thrifting is to find quality clothes, accessories, furniture etc. at affordable prices while helping the carbon footprint by reducing landfill. Your also giving back to your community being most thrift stores are tied to a local charity. I'm sure you didn't know you was doing all that by purchasing a $2 sweater but before you go filling your carts make sure you ask yourself is $2 too much? Styling on a dime is a common concept I'm just showing you how to do it the Wright way.


#28DaysofVintage Day 25

Journal Entry Day 25: #28DaysOfVintage
Goal: To show the world that Vintage is wearable in everyday life
Activities:  Shooting for the new website and business evening tonight.  

                           The Sun will come out Tomorrow...Annie

OOTD (Outfit of the day): 

Dress: #Vintage floral day dress that I transformed into knickers.  This is my favorite thing to do...my own
Blazer: Marc by Marc Jacobs corduroy blazer...my own
Shoes:  Nine West suede & leather boots...my own