Why does size NOT matter // AT ALL!


Before I start this blog post I'd like to point out that I am the same as all you ladies who are reading this; a girl who's keeping a close eye on the scale so I totally understand the head space of a girl who's worried about their dress size! QuoteImage6

Now, what made me write this little not: Last year I've lost a fair bit of weight due to a rough start and was overly happy to see my dress size shrinking with the kilos that were coming off me. After pulling myself back together and feeling great again I wanted to make sure the kilos stay off so I've been keeping my training routine (sort of), been watching my calorie intake however I make sure that while my diet is controlled I'm not starving myself or ordering salad when all my friends are eating pizza at the Italian! Life is good and we shall enjoy it, right?

The best part of my weight loss was seeing the dress size on the labels.. :) While this may be most of our main measure of what slim or chubby is; it is also the most ridicilous out of all! I'm not saying that I was crying when I bought my first size 8 dress last year (or that skirt that is extra small!) but I should have been a bit suspicious because my size was - for years - size 10 or 12.

Let me get this straight: I'm 178cm (5'11") tall and 65kg. That is anything but skinny or extra small. If I would all of a sudden need to buy extra small clothes that would sure make me cry! There would be a problem.

The bubble burst a couple of weeks ago when I've got some pants from the UK and while all of them were size 10 (UK) only 1 of them fit me. Go figure. I ordered a dress online in size UK 10 (which I have always assumed the same as AU 10) and I had to send it back because it was too small.

When I've received 2 items ordered from the same website and cut the labels out it all came clear to me: while brand 1 is showing that UK 10 is EU 36 the other says it's EU 38... Oh, and when I ordered a medium size dress from the US and it had to be taken in almost 2 sizes? That was my best skinny moment! Again: go figure. And how could I forget shopping in Asian countries where everything is designed for the shorter, smaller ladies?

Different brands seem to have different sizing measures and we should all be aware of this - instead of worrining about the number on the label!

My conclusion from this is that SIZE DOES NOT MATTER! Clearly; no one can tell you what size you are exactly!

Ladies, enjoy who you are, embrace it, show off what you are proud of and forget those stupid labels in the back of your dresses! At the end of the day; what makes the dress fabulous is not the dress but who's wearing it! Hold your pretty head up high and smile at the World because you are gorgeous just the way you are!

Stay Beautiful!


Dress to impress

post2As you can see from my previous post I'm in no way a fashion expert and I'm not afraid to say it. It does not mean that I'm completely off with the current trends but I'm not a fashionista either. And this is the exact reason why I decided to call for help of a personal stylist - because after all I'm creating a brand and the market I'm targeting is  the sophisticated, fashion savvy, professional women - I must look like one too! Sounds fancy and superficial? Read along and you'll see it isn't really. :)

A few days ago I had a personal styling session with Jennifer from Fashion Partè. She came for no other reason but to brutally pull my wardrobe apart, examine each and every piece in it, throw out whatever she finds unsuitable for my body shape and revamp it altogether. There's no need to say that it was a little nerve wrecking because let's be honest: a wardrobe is a rather intimate part of a woman's life.

You think this until you meet Jennifer... - and here comes the fun part:

  • I never knew how many pairs of shoes I own.. Jennifer found the one I actually forgot about and matched it with a lot of sets. *Note to self: I shouldn't keep shoes in places where I never look for them. 
  • I was surprised how many of my accessories she picked up which I bought because I loved the look of them but ended up never really know what to match them with.
  • She created so many different outfit sets from my OWN wardrobe that I won't have to worry about what to wear for the different occasions for a long time! She took pictures so I can look at them anytime I need a reminder or inspiration.

This is a brilliant service that was for long only available to the upper class, celebrities, models... It shocked me to see how affordable it is! Not to mention those pieces of clothing I got rid of after the session, they cost me more than the consultation - I wish I knew about this option before and spent the money they cost me on Jennifer's services instead and avoid buying things that don't actually suit my body type.

In summary; it's crazy not to do it!!! I would recommend this to all women who wants to make the most out of their wardrobe or need direction on what's best to wear to reflect their profession or unsure about what style suit them best.

If you'd like to know more about this service you can visit Jennifer's website here. 

Stay beautiful! And remember:

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