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Guest Contribution : How to choose the right metal jewellery for your big day

 

This bride has a mixed skin tone with chocolate coloured eyes yet creamy, pinkish skin you can see on the collarbone. Silver with a warm-coloured stone flatters both tones and the slightly off-white dress.

This bride has a mixed skin tone with chocolate coloured eyes yet creamy, pinkish skin you can see on the collarbone. Silver with a warm-coloured stone flatters both tones and the slightly off-white dress.

As with any outfit, making sure your accessories, clothing and shoes match is a vital part of the dressing up process. This is even more important on your wedding day. Every bride wants to look their best and a co-ordinated outfit will definitely give you that flawless, beautiful look. When it comes to accessories one of the easiest ways to make sure you’re outfit is well matched is to choose the most flattering metal jewellery.

The most vital aspect to look at is your skin tone. But how to you figure out what yours is? Here are a few tips. I’ve omitted hair colour is it’s often irrelevant as dying hair is so common.

Cool tones:

  •          Have pink undertones if skin colour is light or little undertone or a hint of sallowness if dark (Azealia Banks is a great example of dark cool skin). Skin looks a crisp and almost cool to the touch.
  •          Eye colour is blue, grey or almost black.
  •          Looking at your veins in direct sunlight they appear blue.
  •          You have been told you flatter the colours blue, jewel green, pink, blue-based red, pure black and pure white etc.

Warm tones:

  •          The skin colour is often in the mid-range; if dark or pale the undertones are yellow and make the skin look warm.
  •          Eyes are usually warm tones of brown, green and hazel.
  •          In sunlight your veins look green.
  •          You’ve been told you look good in off-white or cream, brown, orangy reds, wine coloured purples and natural greens. If you look good in khaki you’re probably warm.

Once you’ve got a rough idea what metal you should suit take a look at your dress. There is more than one tone of white! Crisp white dresses with hard lines, simple sleekness or lots of diamante will often look better combined with silver jewellery. If you’re dress is one of the colours listed in the cool section silver is definitely the best choice. If the dress has an invitingly warm hint it’s likely to be an off-white colour, which is far better with gold pieces. Often dresses with ruffles and dresses with a lot of volume look better with gold jewellery as gold can be worn more simply while still looking luxurious. As above, if the dress is cream or any of the listed warm colours gold is definitely the way to go.

The big issue is that most of us are a mix of skin tones. You could look great in a champagne coloured dress but not look good in gold. If this is the case stick to the metal you know looks good on you. To bring colours from the opposite end of the spectrum look for details in the dress’s colour spectrum. If you have a cream dress but are cool choose silver jewellery, look for some with off-white pearls or stones in a warm colour such as amber or ruby. As a cool toned woman myself I’ve used similar silver jewellery with amber to warm up my daily outfits too! This is both a great way to make your jewellery stand out as well as harmonise the wedding outfit colours. To cool down gold diamonds are always a good choice, or look for pure white pearl and stones in jewel colours such as sapphire and emerald.

One last area to consider is the style of your wedding. If you’re wearing a dark blue silky dress you’d think silver jewellery is the answer, but if you’re getting married on a sunny beach gold and its association with the summer holidays would suit the wedding far more (your skin should be getting a nice warm glow from all the sunshine anyway!). A more formal, traditional wedding might mean that silver jewellery flatters you best, while a wedding out in nature might require you to stock up on natural materials like pearl and stones and experiment with both metals for the best affect.

I hope this gives any bride-to -be some ideas for choosing the best metal jewellery for their big day. Having a rough idea of the colours that fit together takes a huge chunk of stress out of matching your dress and your jewellery together. 

 

Bio: Adina is a part-time sci-fi geek and loves to blog through guest posting as a great way to meet people from all over the globe.

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Say What? : 3D Printed Shoes

Hiya Poutlings

Can you remember back to 2010 when 3D-printed shoes started to emerge (EHMERGED) as the young designers began embracing the technology.  If not, these shoes you may have seen online – all over the show, as they are to my knowledge the most pinned pair of shoes, ever. ha ha. Thanx lovely ladies that I follow on Pintrest 😉

Melonia Shoe

Melonia Shoe

This above pair designed by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf and called Melonia shoe, which was nominated for Brit Insurance Design Award of the Year 2011 and was printed using powder nylon. the shoe was made out of a continuous loop, which made for an entirely different look.

3D printing is quickly on the rise and of course, within the fashion industry its being embraced by fashion designers. Its yet to have reached a point of being a widespread alternative to traditionally made shoes.

As the wearability is generally not practical when it comes to designer 3D printed shoes, some designers like Victoria Spruce has used which has generated lots of interest toward the technology still since her shoes don’t look at all like conventional shoes. Here are some rad 3D printed design shoes. hi-tech-fashion-3d-printed-shoes-andreia-chaves-invisible-shoes

Exoskeleton shoe by Janina Alleyne

Exoskeleton shoe by Janina Alleyne

Shoes by Marieka Ratsma

Shoes by Marieka Ratsma

Shoes by Continuum Shoes by Earl Stewart

Shoes by Hoon Chung

Shoes by Hoon Chung

Shoes by Pauline Van Dongen

Shoes by Pauline Van Dongen

Shoes by Rapidform The pros of both approaches is that it can combine classic shoe shapes with intricate printed heels, reduced cost of production as well as minimal to no waste.

I’m all for comfort when it comes to shoes, so if they can make them look funky but also comfortable, then count me in but until they can get this right I’m not going to running to the mall to get me some. What do you think?

x missfitz

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Kate Middleton : The Best Maternity Style Ever?

Hiya Poutlings

Kate Middleton is due to pop out a royal baby in a matter of weeks. She is due to go on maternity leave from the 13th of June.kate middleton1

She attended the service to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation yesterday morning along with Prince William and Harry and a whole bunch of both minor and senior royals at Westminster Abbey.

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Kate wore pale pink Jenny Packham for the event. A beautiful lacy dress with a silver grey ribbon, she paired it with a Jane Taylor pill box hat plus of course, her trusty LK Bennett nude pumps.

The whole outfit comes together when you see the shoes. The outfit speaks of Kate, conservative and demure but while one is pregnant, do you really want to be loud and proud? I think not. She really looks quite lovely.

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I think other pregnant stars, mention no names could learn something from this fine young woman’s dress sense. I believe this is the last royal outing until the baby comes, but she looks positively radiant.

Well done Kate.

x missfitz

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH : LUSHBERRY.CO.ZA

Hiya Poutlings!

Happy Friday <33

Since our busy schedules sometimes never permit to actually going and doing some retail therapy, it can be bad for the soul… however, online shopping will always prevail to lift your spirits! I’ve come across a real gem, a brand new local online store which is completely and utterly swoon worthy!

Say hello to LushBerry : The Online Style Destination

LUSHBERRY : THE ONLINE STYLE DESTINATION

To begin with LushBerry.co.za can boast selling stunning MICHELLE OKAFOR designer African dresses, SITTING PRETTY gorgeous vintage with all locally sourced fabrics for versatile garments, LA PEARLA the ultimate fashion handbags, ANGELS IN LACE soft feminine lingerie, PRINCESS BEACH SWIMWEAR edgy fun bikinis with a difference, LILIKOI designer Brazilian shoes and not to mention the two ranges of beauty products they stock, KLOOVENBURG luxury olive oil beauty products and SULTANS GOLD Moroccan argan oil for hair and skincare.

Impressive brands to start off with, I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Here are some of my absolute favourites…

Punk Rivets Bodycon Dress : R549

Punk Rivets Bodycon Dress : R549

Sitting Pretty Cora Dress : R660

Sitting Pretty Cora Dress : R660

 Loading... Thumbnail 1 Thumbnail 1 Princess Beach Kim Tassel Bikini Yellow : R429


Princess Beach Kim Tassel Bikini Yellow : R429

Sling Back Stiletto Parot Colors : R549

Gorgeous Lilikoi Brazilian flat shoes

Sling Back Stiletto Parot Colours : R549

Italian Suede Brown Ankle Boots : R599

Italian Suede Brown Ankle Boots : R599

Chunky Rose Gold Floral Stretch Ring : R299

Chunky Rose Gold Floral Stretch Ring : R299

Olive Oil body butter : R140

Olive Oil body butter : R140

Sultans Gold Pure Argan Oil 100% organic

Sultans Gold Pure Argan Oil 100% organic

*swoon*

Let me know your favourites?

Be sure to follow LushBerry on Facebook & Pintrest!

UPDATE:

If you sign up to Lushberry’s Newsletter You can ***WIN*** Fashion Hampers to the value of R3,000!!!

sign up to the Lushberry newsletter and win Fashion hampers to the value of R3,000!!

sign up to the Lushberry newsletter and win Fashion hampers to the value of R3,000!!

xo missfitz

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It’s a Girl Thing

 Hi Poutlings

I don’t really have much to say… what a SHOCKER. I thought I’d share some ‘pick-me ups’ from around the web because I currently feel like this… FEELINGS

So here goes nothing…men

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So, smile dammit.

Happy Choose-day! ❤

x missfitz

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