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What is Perfume

What is Perfume

What is perfume? Perfume is made from either natural ingredients like the essential oils of plants or the musk of animals, spices and man made chemicals. The mixture of these ingredients are blended with an sd alcohol (which is a very pure form of alcohol) or oil.

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Shopping tip 101 Shopping tip One of the best ways to stay focused while shopping is to take a picture with you out of one of your favorite magazines. If you take an image with you, not only will it help you and a sales staff to pull together the look you want, but it will also help you stay focused on what you came to the store for in the first place as well as save money.
Source your magazines-meaning pull out the information that inspires you, put it in a binder and recycle the rest. I started doing this when I was in college and it has been a lot of fun. It also saves time and space.


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I love womens shoes. I have no idea why I love them as much as I do. It is a true obsession.

All the girls in my family seemed to be afflicted with it, thought some have it more then others.

I thought for the longest it was some weird little oddity that only my family had.

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Pants Fashion Tips How to Fit Fashion History How to Measure

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Pants can be challenging for many women to find. An intelligent person would think, of the many thousands  produced one could easily find a great pair that fit.

Not on your life. Finding the perfect pair of trousers is like finding a needle in a haystack, darn near impossible. When you finally do, the manufacturer either changes their size structure, doesn't make that particular one anymore or has gone out of business.

So let's get some perspective and a tape measure.

How To Measure

We are all essentially the same: a waist, belly, hips, thighs and legs. The easiest way to measure for slacks is to put on a pair of your favorite slacks, then measure the following:

Rise, the seam of the crotch to the waistband. The rise is too high if it goes up beyond your natural waistline and pulls out or away. Even high waist pants should not pull away from your body.

Waist, or waistband: where you want the pants to sit.
Hips, measure the widest part.

Inseam is the least of my concern because hemming is the easiest of alterations.


The only time length becomes and issue is when you happen to be petite and you’re looking for slacks with a bell at the end, or when there is intricate detail down the leg.

Keep in mind that if you don't like them to bind around the thighs, don't necessarily go up a size, look for a style where the pant legs are cut looser at the thigh.

If you're a size 8 and you put on 2 different style slacks in the same brand, one a slim leg and one a straight leg.

The slim leg will feel smaller then the straight leg. Why, because patterns are cut for the leg starting at the thigh line down.

Pockets are the focal point of your backside, so remember where there is detail your eyes will automatically go, so think carefully about what is on the pockets and where the pockets land.


 Some of us live in them. In some ways they represent our independence as women.

Although women have worn trousers for industrial jobs in the late 1800s and later during the Second World War; it was not generally acceptable for women to wear them.

Movie stars of the golden era Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn were photographed wearing trousers, which helped, make them an acceptable garment for women.

It seems hard to believe that girls weren’t allowed to wear them in school until title IX of the

Education Amendment of 1972 was passed. It made public educators treat males and females the same.

Trousers are an essential part of most women's wardrobes.
For many women, they have replaced dresses and skirts altogether

Fashion Tips

Something you should know. It is difficult to gage, but usually slacks with 3% or more Elastine, Lycra and Spandex will stretch out in about 1 hour of wear. They can stretch up to full size larger. These fibers can make clothing more comfortable and less restricting but they can also make it challenging to choose the right size.

Fashion Tips

When trying on pants with stretch in them, choose ones that are snug as apposed to just right. And yes you may have some whiskers, but they should go away after about an hour of wear.

Choose nude colored lingerie under white clothing. Wearing white lingerie shows through. Slacks should fit comfortably at the waist, hips and rise. You shouldn't see any whiskers at the crotch, though there are a few exceptions. The exceptions are women’s slacks that contain more then 2% stretch.

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How To Fit Pants for your body type

Rectangular Body Types

If you’re rectangular look for some that have interesting pockets for both the front and back or an interesting waistband. Also a leg that have curve such as a boot cut or bell-bottom’s will give the appearance of curves.

Bottom Heavy Body Types

Bottom heavy women will want to offset their hips by wearing straight legged of slightly flared slacks. The composition of a straight or flair or leg will give the appearance of a smaller derrière.

There should be little to no details on the hips. Wear a simple waistband and consider having no pockets.

Top-heavy Body Types

Top-heavy women should look for flared or wider leg trousers to give the appearance of symmetry of their top and bottom half. Details on the hips of the slacks are good unless you have a bit of a tummy.

Curvy Body Types

Curvy women should consider clean simple lines.  Look for ones that fit just below the natural waistline for a better fit. Most women in this category have a very difficult time finding slacks that fit because of their waist to hip ratio.

fashion history

Fashion History

Ancient Persians are credited for introducing this garment. Originally Iranian Scythians and Achaemenid Persians were the first to wear them.

Trousers were around as early as the 15th century.Men in Hungary wore them for undergarments and a dolman was worn over them.

Trousers started catching on in Western Europe in the 16th century and were named Pantaloon (Italian for trousers)

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