6 Simple Rules About Jewellery

Image 1.  Black, white and grey is best worn with silver.

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 2.  Creams and browns go best with gold.

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  3.  Silver accessories look best with cool colours.

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  4.  Gold accessories look best with warm colours.

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 5.  Bright, vibrant clothing looks great with shiny gemstones.

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 6.  Muted, toned down clothing looks best with less vibrant gemstones.

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When you get your ‘colours’ done, you will learn how to build a wardrobe full of clothing that looks great on you and just as importantly will mix and match with ease. A colour swatch will show you your best colours and slips easily into your handbag.

Stop wasting money on clothes that you are not able to wear or combine.

Say hello to a world full of possibilities.

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Funky to Frumpy

Getting Your Groove Back

Losing your sense of style can be a slow process that goes unnoticed for years.  Once upon a time you were probably excited at the prospect of getting dressed up and going out.  Now the thought is almost nauseating.

“What will I wear?”, is the first thought that jumps into your mind.  After a quick and disheartening scan of your wardrobe you decide that you like nothing and everything is just plain boring.  Some women choose not to attend events because the idea of dressing up is too daunting for them.

Discover how this happened.

How did you lose your sense of style?

Generally speaking, as women move through different phases of their lives (motherhood), their priorities shift.  After things slow down they can then refocus on themselves but they discover;

  • their body has changed
  • fashion has changed
  • they are older
  • what used to look good on them is old and outdated
  • they are confused with shopping and give up
  • the don’t know what their ‘style’ is
  • they are stuck in the easy-dressing and downright boring rut

So let’s start fresh. Forget what you used to look like. Stop beating yourself up.  Embrace the person you are now and put in a little effort when dressing because when you do, you will feel GREAT!

Rachel

 

 

What you wear affects how you perceive yourself.

A Look at Today’s Health Headlines
Could Wearing a Lab Coat Make You Smarter?
Northwestern University researchers say that our clothes affect our psychological processes. In a study, subjects who wore a lab coat they were told belonged to a doctor were more attentive than people who wore the same coat but who’d been told it belonged to a painter.
By Ian Landau, Senior Editor
THURSDAY, April 5, 2012 — Your choice in clothes says a lot about you. Your goth outfits in high school projected to the world your disdain for authority and your inner teenage pain. Later, power ties or sharp suits and heels projected your sense of business savvy and self-confidence. But in addition to influencing how others perceive you, as well as shaping your self-perception, could your choice in clothes actually change your psychology?

That’s what professor Adam Galinsky of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University wondered after being inspired by one of America’s most fertile ground’s for topics of academic research: The Simpsons. Galinsky’s interest was piqued by an episode in which Springfield’s schoolkids are forced to wear boring, gray school uniforms. The kids are dejected until a rainstorm comes, soaking the uniforms and turning them into vibrant tie-dyed outfits, which makes the kids happy again. Could the clothes we wear effect our actions and thoughts that much?

To examine this question, Galinsky and his Kellogg colleague Hajo Adam conducted three relatively simple experiments. First, 58 students were given a test to measure their selective attention, in which they had to identify the color of a word that’s spelled out using a different color (for example, the word “blue” may appear in red letters). Some students wore street clothes for the test while others were randomly assigned to wear a white lab coat. Those wearing the lab coat made about half as many mistakes.

In a second experiment, subjects viewed two nearly identical pictures that had minor differences and had to identify what wasn’t the same as fast as they could. This time around some subjects wore a white coat they were told was a doctor’s coat; others were given the exact same white coat, but told it was a painter’s coat; and some wore no coat at all, but a white coat they were told was a doctor’s coat was visible in the room as they took the test. On this test, those wearing the supposed doctor’s coat found more differences in the pictures compared to the other two groups.

Lastly, subjects were again broken into three groups: some wearing the “doctor’s coat,” some in the “painter’s coat,” and some who merely had a doctor’s coat draped on a desk in front of them. This time subjects were asked to write an essay about the coat they were wearing or observing, and then they were given the picture test again. For the third time, people in the doctor’s coats outperformed the other groups.

So, what’s going on here? Galinsky and Adam say in their study, which was recently published by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, that the results show our psychological processes are shaped by the symbolic meaning we attach to the clothes we wear. They call this process “enclothed cognition,” which they describe as “the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer’s psychological processes.” Doctors are attentive, focused people, thus when someone in the study put on a doctor’s lab coat he or she unwittingly adopted those qualities as well.

Of course, if you think doctors are arrogant and insensitive, wearing a lab coat probably won’t increase your ability to focus, and instead might make you act like a jerk. But that’s for another study.