Showing posts with label tips to hide tummies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tips to hide tummies. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Black and White Geo Print

If you find a print or pattern in my wardrobe, it will be a stripe, high contrast geo print (geometric pattern) or aabstract one in bold jewel colors.

My new favorite cascading vest from Covered Perfectly is the perfect print for me. This high contrast black and white with abstract spots is one of the new items introduced last month.

When I travel, I always take one of these vests with me. They take up no space in your luggage, and you can wear them in many ways to change the look of basics.

I am wearing the vest here over the white simple comfort top. If you wear tank tops, it wears beautifully over those on a hot day to give you a little coverage. I hate showing off my middle in clinging tops, but I don't mind showing my arms.

When I strolled out to greet Mr. Mickey wearing this, he said: "That is one of the best looks you've worn in a while." He loves this combo!

This video shows you some of the ways I wear the cascading vests and shares some tips for traveling light.

A few of my favorite online places to shop, graciously allow me the option of offering you a discount. Covered Perfectly generously offers Fifty, not Frumpy followers a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code FNF20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. There are several great new styles to choose from, and the discount will apply on up to two items, or you can take advantage of the buy two get one FREE special! 
Only one of these offers will work per order.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Black and White for Spring

A classic spring color combination is black and white.

Leave it to me to take that cue and turn it into a rocker chic look. It all started with the shoes I wanted to wear for the first time. My goal was to put together a look that both worked with my body proportions and complemented their edgy style.

The Vince Camuto shoes had me at hello. 
The stud details are gold so for this look, I wanted to complement that detail but not compete with it in my choices for other items. I decided on this old jacket with cream faux leather trim and fun gold zipper details. I found the jacket on the sale rack at Stein Mart last year. The pull on slim fitting dressy pants are old from Chico's as is the tank.

The long tank with sheer details at the neckline and the hem allow the waistline to disappear beneath the jacket. The wide waistband pants with no other details allowed for a smooth foundation to build upon. The placement and angles of the faux leather trim and zippers on the jacket are very feminine and figure flattering.

I wore this look to dinner with friends on Wednesday date night. The evening temperatures are still a bit cool here which allows me the opportunity to still wear that third layer I feel so comfortable in. 

As the weather heats up during the summer, I will show you how I use sheer details in jackets and cardigans to add my much loved third layer without becoming too hot.

I kept my accessories very minimal. Sunglasses and two bold blingy rings, the end. I use accessories to complete a look, never to compete with it. A bag didn't work with this, so Mr. Mickey was the keeper of the lip color for the evening.

I am often asked how I decide which accessories to add to the look. Accessories are like makeup, they should accentuate, not camouflage. With this in mind, I look at the style of the outfit and the style of the accessories; they should all come from the same tribe. Think about a linen tunic over a pair of jeans with sandals. A bold, earthy necklace would work well to fill in the neckline whereas a gold and pearl choker might not relate to the material or the attitude of the look nearly as well.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Thick Waistline?

Even when I was young and thin I had a thick waistline. Dieting and exercise can not change your body's basic shape, but it certainly can make you look your best.

In addition to being in your best physical shape, you can use fashion to look more balanced. One of the magical things about fashion and being aware of your body is that you can camouflage or obscure the bits you aren't particularly happy with.

The pale aqua poncho above is by J.Jill. This one is light and airy so it can be worn even in summer. Wear it with a slim fitting pair of slacks and a pretty pair of wedge sandals.

A low slung belt worn below the natural waistline can also elongate and disguise a thick waistline.

One of the reasons I love Covered Perfectly so much is that a multitude of tummy hiding very comfortable tops and cascading vests are offered in the line.

The simple comfort tunic from Covered Perfectly looks fabulous alone or with a jacket or vest. The black vest below is old from Chico's. Wear an animal print belt a little below your natural waistline and it will appear you have an hourglass shape.

Tunics have always been one of my favorite items of clothing. A high-low hemline makes me really happy.

Loose fitting cotton tanks such as this one from J.Jill worn with a long duster from Chico's last year along with slim fitting pants and a long necklace make a great combination. 

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