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Chasing Cait is a fun, informative blog aimed at everyone who likes to look and feel good! I offer tips and tricks on dressing for your everyday life in a fun, fashionable way. I poke fun at myself (and The Boy…. he makes an appearance every now and then on the blog).
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Every now and then a movie comes along that seems to jump off the cinema screen and into our wardrobes. Breakfast at Tiffany’s gave us the Little Black Dress, Carrie Bradshaw made it ok to wear tutus, and black bras under white tops (ok it’s a TV show but you know what I mean) and queen bi-atch Miranda Priestly told Anne Hathaway’s character Andy (and the rest of us) how a select few choose what the rest of us wear in The Devil Wears Prada (not to mention those knee high Chanel boots – dreamy!)
The lastest style-defining film hit our screens when Baz Lurman’s The Great Gatsby opened last week. One word. DAZZLING! I LOVED it! It was every bit as sparkling, intense and thought-provoking as I expected – there were even a few cool cameos from some famous faces!
But I digress – the fashion….. *sigh* it was divine – set in the glitz and glamour of 1920′s Long Island, the frocks had more dazzle than Channing Tatum’s smile and the suits, oh the suits! Sharper than Rosie O’Donnell’s tounge (and waaaaaay classier for that matter).
So the GOOD NEWS for us, is that we can all get a little bit of the Gatsby fashion in our own wardrobes too.
I’m not normally a fan of ’fashion rules’ – I think professional advice should be taken as just that, advice, that can be acted on, or not. Most fashion ‘rules’ can – and should’ be broken! BUT I do thing there are THREE fundamental rules of style that every woman should know, and adhere to.
Here they are:
I’ve just written another post on this point (read it here). A girlfriend of mine called to ask if there was a stylish way to wear UGGS – the answer, my friends, is NO.
If you take ONE piece of advice from me this winter, this should be it – get yourself a pair of ponte (pon-tee) pants. They are AMAZING! Don’t like skinny jeans? Get some ponte pants. Like wearing pants that are comfortable and fashionable? Get some ponte pants. Don’t want to wear leggings as pants? Get some ponte pants.
So what are ponte pants? They are a cross between a legging and a skinny jean. They are made from ponte – a thick, double-knit fabric with two-way stretch. Two way stretch is important because it moulds to your body-shape and holds you in at the same time – genius.
So now we know what they are, here is why you need them:
How does an unlimited wardrobe sound? THAT got your attention right!? (I know!) well one smart cookie in Auckland is making that a possibility with a new store called Swap My Clothes.
I’ve been lucky enough to do a little work with Swap My Clothes and I love the idea so much I wanted to share it with you guys too!
Swap My Clothes is an amazing new concept boutique in Parnell, Auckland, that is changing the way we shop (shopping karma is a term a few of us have been using – cute hey!).
It’s like a clothing swap – but it’s permanent. It’s like a recycle boutique – but you don’t have to rely on them to sell your clothes. Basically you don’t shop – you swap!
Here’s how it works:
Yep – hard-hitting journalism here ladies! But seriously. For those of you not in NZ, let me update you quickly. It was COLD yesterday. Like 17 layers of wool, winds at 100 kph, I can’t feel my fingers, it’s hailing in the middle of the city COLD.
When it’s that cold, you instinct is to just dress as warmly as you can, so when a darling friend and client of mine called me last night to ask is it ok to wear UGG boots outside on a day like today, it’s totally understandable (my answer was still a resounding NO just for the record – controversial I know, but if you want to look like you have a little bit of style, UGGS do not go outside)