SheIn -Your Online Fashion Black&White Dress

Basics: The Smoothing Top 

Last week I introduced you to Intimo’s convertible black dress that is now pretty much all sold out (except in the Medium size, so let me know ASAP if you’d like to order!). But don’t worry if you missed out this time – there’ll be another drop of these in July. This week it’s all about the Smoothing Top ($95). Ladies, kiss goodbye to any lumps and bumps you might have – the double layering of fabric in the front panel of this top smooths them all away! I love this top as a layering piece, especially in the cooler months of the year. It’s perfect for wearing underneath vests, cardigans, jackets, blazers… As with every Intimo product, this top is of the highest quality. Not only will it last forever, but you’ll be able to wear it to work, play – everywhere. Plus, it’s always available in lots of different colours – black, white, chestnut, desert rose, silver lake blue, orchid pink and eggshell blue. Need to make one of these tops yours? You can place your order with me by emailing me at: lily.thestylishteacher@gmail.com with your phone number so we can arrange a time to have a chat. Lily...

THE Black Dress

• Edit: the dress below has been HUGELY popular and is now sold out in size Small. It is, however, still available in sizes M (10-12), L (14-16) and XL. You can order this dress from me (with a 5% discount!) but only if you’re quick! • And now, back to regular programming… I’m having a mid-term slump. You know how I can tell? Not only am I tired and a bit (OK, a lot) grumpy, but I’m getting lazy with my dressing. At the moment I don’t have the patience for fluffing around with separate pieces, layering, accessorising etc etc. Don’t worry, it’s a passing phase that I come in and out of fairly regularly with the busyness of life. The answer? Simple dressing. Because I still want (and need) to look polished for work, and let’s face it – we all feel better when we look better. The one piece I always fall back on when I don’t want to think about what to wear? The black dress of course! But there’s an exciting new player in the black dress game – The Convertible Dress from Intimo! The convertible nature of this dress means you can wear it in heaps of different ways: Off the shoulders (as pictured above) One shouldered (think toga style) Strapless and tied at the waist (perfect for showing off or creating a waist) Strapless with the sleeves tucked in (creating faux pockets; perfect for disguising ample thighs) Halter style by tying the sleeves behind the neck (this shortens the length of the dress; perfect for showing off those pins) But the best part...

Adding another string to my bow…

Here’s my wardrobe philosophy: start with your basics, then add, add, add. Spend as much as you can afford to get the best quality basics you can and they’ll last for years. Then add, add, add seasonal, less expensive pieces to have a look that is always on trend. Ok, so let’s talk about these basics. How to get them right and where to get them from. I’ve fallen. Fallen hard. For a brand you’ve probably heard me mention before, but perhaps not one you’re likely to immediately associate with basics like tops, pants and dresses. It’s Intimo, and I’ve just registered as an Intimo stylist! Meaning you can now contact me (lily.thestylishteacher@gmail.com) for all things Intimo! If you’ve already experienced Intimo, you won’t need me to tell you all about the quality and the altogether amazing-ness that is finding your feel good fit (but I will if you want me to – that’s why I signed up!). However, you may be unaware (as I was) of the different ways to get your hands on Intimo pieces. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A PARTY! Is that music to your ears? Does it take the pressure off? As a personal stylist, I’m used to working one on one with a client. As an Intimo stylist I’m excited about continuing to work one on one with clients to provide a really personal experience. YOU CAN HAVE A PARTY! Want to invite the girls over for bubbles and fashion? Bring it! KNOW YOUR SIZE ALREADY? You can email or call me with your order. So, so easy. But, back to these basics....