Choosing a handbag on a budget

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I don’t believe you have to spend a lot of money on a great handbag or clutch, you just have to be smart about choosing the right one!

The biggest telltale sign of an inexpensive bag is cheap hardware!

Trust me, nothing cheapens a bag faster than shiny buckles, flimsy studs and zips plastered all over it.

Hardware is something you cant fake, so if you’re purchasing a bag on a budget, simply choose a one with either less hardware or make sure the finer details that look high quality.

One of the best signs of quality is how the zipper opens and closes. The zipper should glide smoothly!

 

How to layer for Melbourne’s 4 seasons in one day

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Yep…. Its getting to that trans-seasonal time of year again when we have no clue what to expect one hour from the next & If you live in Melbourne you MUST know how to nail the art of layering to combat our 4 seasons in one day….

I do promise it isn’t actually as hard as you think! Just follow these simple rules to make life that wee bit easier!

  • Your base pieces need to look great as a stand alone piece
  • Make most layers light in weight
  • Layer from thin to thick
  • Keep thick knits, coats or jackets as the very outer layer
  • Add a pattern or texture for interest
  • Don’t forget your head, neck, feet & hands

Are you focusing on what you like or what you don’t like?

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I’m sure by now we have all heard that what we focus on is what we get, yeah?

So think about this ladies, when shopping for clothes are you focused on what you love about your body & highlighting those areas, or are you too busy focusing on hiding the areas you don’t love?

When we are trying to dress to hide all the bits we don’t like, we fail to dress for all the bits we do like & this leaves us feeling frumpy and less than amazing in the clothes we wear!

This week I want you to look for more of what you like about your body and start to dress for those attributes.

If it’s your legs wear a skirt or even skinny or patterned pants to highlight them. If it’s your arms or shoulders makes sure they are on show (while the weather is still warm). Even if it’s your eyes make sure you are wearing colours that bring them to life and make them shine!

For some, especially us woman we may sometimes struggle to see our own beauty in the mirror, so please ask someone you know & trust to point out your attributes if you’re not sure what they are..

Trust me, once you know what they are you will begin to shift your focus and that’s where all the magic happens x

#wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #dresswithconfidence #focusonthepositives #personalstylist

Maternity Style

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I’ve lost count how many times we’ve shopped together now, but this session was super special! We were getting her wardrobe ready for her growing bump!

Being pregnant does not mean you have to loose your style & it can easily be done on a budget👌🏻 All you need are the right staple pieces to pull a styled bump together!

#ducubastyle #maternitystyle #stylethebump #shoppingsession #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood @decjubaofficial

How do you want your clothing to make you feel?

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Following every fashion rule, may not equal a style that feels like you…

You see, there are plenty of rules around how to dress for your body, however a lot of these rules can be broken for each individual, plus they don’t account for your personality, individuality or how you want to be perceived..

Clothing can have the power to make you feel a certain way, which is why I focus on what’s important on the inside to convey the right message on the outside

I want my clothing to make me feel fresh, confident, stylish, empowered but approachable with a dash of fun! How do you want your clothing to make you feel?

#wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #rulebreaker #mystyle

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