Thursday, April 25, 2013

Denim Jeans....Smart Look


By Elaine Scully Styling

As you all know this week I'm focusing on the wardrobe staple that is the dark wash denim jeans, yesterday I posted some inspiration for a casual look and now here is some styling inspiration for creating a dressier look with your denims...........



Denim Jeans....Smart Look


Dorothy Perkins yellow top
dorothyperkins.com



Denim skinny jeans
nastygal.com



Yellow handbag
target.com



Mango round ring
mango.com




Loving this monochrome look with a pop of colour!!!

Elaine xx

Petite Yummy Mummy.......Communion Look

By Elaine Scully Styling

One of my facebook followers came to me looking for inspiration for an outfit for her sons communion. She is a young mum aged 27, her problem area is her tummy and she wanted to find a nice dress.

This is what I came up with for her..............


Petite Yummy Mummy.......Communion Look


River island
$61 - asos.com


Mango jacket
mango.com


Neon shoes
boohoo.com


Pull Bear pull bear
$30 - pullandbear.com


Topshop
topshop.com




I chose this dress as the A-line skirt will visibly make her tummy appear smaller. the short length is very flattering as she is petite and also most apple shapes have great legs so this dress length will show off her legs. The dress style is young, fun and most importantly wearable again after the communion is over. I choose this jacket to add some colour to the look so even if the sun isn't shining she will be ;-) the collarless jacket left open will also slim her shape. As she is only 27 I decided to have some fun with the accessories choosing pops of this seasons neons.

Elaine xx


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Denim Jeans....Casual Look

By Elaine Scully Styling

This week I'm focusing on the wardrobe staple that is the dark wash denim jeans and here is some styling inspiration for creating a casual look with your denims...........



Denim Jeans....Casual Look


VILA vegan leather jacket
$87 - vila.com


River Island skinny leg jeans
$46 - riverisland.com



River Island zip bag
$53 - asos.com


Vero Moda Top Siraz Yellow
$52 - welikefashion.com





Elaine xx

Monday, April 22, 2013

Building an Everyday Wardrobe - Week 2 - The DENIM JEANS

By Elaine Scully Styling

It's week 2 of my new feature.....Building an Everyday Wardrobe. This week my focus piece is the DENIM JEANS.




I think everyone will agree that finding your perfect pair of denims is one of the hardest shopping tasks!! There are of course certain styles that will suit different body shapes. However styles and cuts vary from shop to shop for instance a mid rise denim in one store may sit lower on your tummy than a mid rise in the next store. So as much as you might hate hearing this, trying on and then trying on some more is the only way to find your perfect fit. And that is why you should only go denim shopping when you have time to spend trying on different pairs. For building a capsule wardrobe the best colour denims to start with are a dark wash as they are timeless and look much smarter than any other colour making them more versatile for different occasions.


The Strawberry Shape
As a strawberry shape your best features are your slim legs so show them off in Skinny jeans.  Once you have added dark denims to your wardrobe you can then build your collection by adding coloured skinnies which will ensure your legs get the attention they deserve!!!

Dark wash Mona skinny jeans, €35, A|Wear


The Pear Shape
As a pear shape you have curvy hips and thighs so go for a bootcut denim to balance your shape making your hips and thighs look slimmer.

Dark wash Cooper Baby Bootleg Jeans, €35, A|Wear


The Straight Shape
As a straight shape you are lacking curves so choose a super skinny denim to showcase your slim legs, the narrow legs of the skinny denim will make your bum look curvier.

Dark wash Amelie superskinny jeans, €35, River Island


The Hourglass Shape
As an hourglass you have a curvy shape and the best shape for you is the bootleg but most of you can also carry off the skinny denim!

Inspire 32in Dark Blue Bootcut Jeans, €14.99, New Look


The Apple Shape
As an apple shape you carry most of your weight around your tummy, the best style of denims is the bootcut but look for a style with built in tummy support like these ones from Next or try a mid rise or a high rise waist.

Lift, slim and shape boot cut jeans, €62, Next



Click here to find out your body shape

Keep a watch out this week for different for more denim tips and inspiration on how to wear and style the denim jeans.

As always any questions you can contact me by mail elainemscully@gmail.com or comment below :)

Elaine xxx

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Navy Blazer - Smart Look

By Elaine Scully Styling

It's almost the weekend...YEAH......if you've plans for dinner, drinks, lunch - or anything that gives you an excuse to dress up a little - below is some styling inspiration to give your Navy blazer a smart look.

The Navy Blazer - Smart Look


Oasis military dress
$69 - oasis-stores.com


Navy jacket
$38 - newlook.com




River Island spike jewelry
$43 - riverisland.com



Elaine xx

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Navy Blazer....Casual Look

By Elaine Scully Styling

This week as you know I'm focusing on the wardrobe staple that is The Navy Blazer. Here is some styling inspiration for creating a casual look with your blazer...........


The Navy Blazer....Casual Look


People Tree tie top
$46 - peopletree.co.uk


Navy blue jacket
$38 - newlook.com


Salsa stretchy jeans
$145 - houseoffraser.co.uk


Ankle tie sandals
modcloth.com


River Island colorblock handbag
$61 - riverisland.com


Dorothy Perkins enamel earrings
dorothyperkins.com


A Wear printed scarve
$18 - awear.com




Elaine xx

Monday, April 15, 2013

Building an Everyday Wardrobe......Week 1

By Elaine Scully Styling


In keeping with my new focus - showing you what you want to see - each week I will pick a staple piece for your wardrobe and I will source different styles for the different body shapes.



For our first week I have chosen the NAVY BLAZER. The blazer is a key staple for your wardrobe perfect for work, rest and play. Navy is a neutral colour that you can team with any colour, it also has the same slimming effect that black has but it is so much more flattering on your complexion than black.


The Apple Shape

The apple shape wants to downplay her tummy. Shoulder pads in a blazer will broaden shoulders slimming the tummy. This blazer is a slighter longer lenght which will draw the eye downwards again slimming your top half. It fastens with one single button under the bust rather than at the waist keeping the attention away from the tummy. You can also leave the blazer open creating a long line also slimming the problem area.

Prim LS Blazer, €39.95, Vero Moda



The Pear Shape

The pear shape wants to downplay her hips and thighs. This blazer (below)  has statement shoulders which will draw attention to the upper half (away from lower half) and also slightly broadens shoulders balancing out your broader hips

Hera gold button tailored blazer, €38, Boohoo.com



The Straight Shape

The straight shape as the name suggests is lacking curves. This blazer defines the waist and creates the illusion of curves with the built in peplum detail just below the waist.

Navy linen blend suit jacket, €64, Debenhams


The Strawberry Shape

The strawberry shape wants to downplay her broad shoulders and/or large boobs. This blazer has soft shoulders (no big shoulders pads) keeping the upper half streamlined. Avoid big lapels and pocket details on the chest area. The pockets placed at the waist and the 3/4 sleeves draw attention to the waist and away from shoulders and chest. 

Navy sweat blazer, WAS €47 NOW €37.60, Debenhams




The Hourglass Shape

The hourglass shape is perfectly in proportion between upper and lower half with a defined waist. This blazer draws all the attention to your feminine waist

Vila Patmos Blazer, €31, Littlewoods Ireland



Click here to find out your body shape


As always any questions just message me.....

Elaine xxx

Saturday, April 13, 2013

What Body Shape are YOU?

By Elaine Scully Styling

I asked my facebook followers what they wanted to see on my facebook page? One of the most common replies was to help them figure out what body shape they are. I have just shared a post on how to determine your body shape and decided to upload it here too :-)

Your size plays no part in this exercise. I want you to forget about focusing on what you dislike about your body or what you think are your problem areas. Stand in your underwear in front of a full length mirror with your legs together, your feet flat on the ground and your arms loosely by your sides. Focus on the proportions of your entire body; compare the width of your shoulders to the widest part of your hips and also paying attention to the width of your waist.

If your shoulders and hips are relatively equal in width and your waist is clearly defined with curves in all the right places you are an Hourglass!

If your shoulders and hips are relatively equal in width without a clearly defined waist you are a Straight body shape!

If your shoulders and hips are relatively equal in width and you are carrying excess weight around your tummy with no waist definition you are an Apple!


If your lower half (hips and thighs) are wider than your upper half, you also tend to have small boobs, you are a Pear!
If your upper half (shoulders and/or boobs) are wider than your lower half and you have slender hips and legs you are a Strawberry!

If you have any problems trying to fit into one of these shapes please do get in touch I'd love to help

Elaine xxx