What Dress Fits You Best?

What Dress Fits You Best?

When it comes to wearing a dress, there’s a lot of things we like to consider about our choices. Whether our body shape is right for the look, whether the dress is long or short enough for our tastes, and whether the colour is right for our skin tone. These are just a few of the questions that pop into our minds when it comes to not clashing in our style journey, but sometimes, it sounds a little bit like overthinking! So you want to wear a dress but isn’t sure it’s for you? Here’s some tips on finding the right kind of garment for your taste.

There is No Right or Wrong Answer

It needs to be said first of all: If you want to wear a dress, then the easiest thing to do is wear it! Look in the mirror as you do so and think, ‘this is great for me!’ Faking some confidence until you actually feel the real thing is what makes us a lot of the time, so start yourself on that path now.

Of course, everyone’s taste is different, and so people on the streets or at work might think something about you, or they might not. Being preoccupied on this thought is what stops us from branching out with what we want, so try to keep a lid on your self esteem! Finding something that fits you perfectly, and hugs you in all the right places is akin to finding the holy grail in the fashion world, so hold onto a dress if you’ve found one that does all that for you.

If You’re Curvy

Curvy figures can range from hourglasses to pear shaped bodies to any kind of body shape, depending on what juts out and what doesn’t. However, if you have great hips and thighs, then break them out with your dress shape. Wrap dresses are good at clinging to these assets and still leaving a lot of breathing room to freely move about in; you’re always going to look good when you have a bit of leg on show!

When it comes to wearing designer dresses, you have a lot of pick to choose from. Anyone can wear a designer dress; that doesn’t have to be an exclusive club. But make sure it’s something you like and know you would wear. No point forking out otherwise!

For a Triangle Shape

The shoulder to waist ratio of someone with this body type always looks good in something like stripes and checks. Patterns have a good optical illusion about them that can make certain parts of our body look bigger or smaller depending on their alignment.

If you’re insecure about your hip or shoulder size, you can maximise and minimise with these kind of patterns. Short dresses that show off the legs also work well with this kind of body shape, as there’s a lot to show off!

There’s a lot of dresses out there to choose from, so take a look!

This post was a collaborative post. However all opinions are my own.

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5 Reasons Spain is great for learning Spanish

Spain is great for learning Spanish

As I begin my second year in Spain, I often find myself reflecting on everything I love about this country. One year ago, I had no idea how well my time here would turn out. I had no idea how many wonderful people I would meet and how much Spanish I would speak on a daily basis.

If you are wanting to learn Spanish or better the Spanish that you already speak, I would recommend living in Spain if you can. Of course I’m sure many parts of South America would also be wonderful places to learn as well. However except for Nicaragua, I have not traveled in South America. One day I hope to get to Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica and basically everywhere else in that part of the world. However right now I’m in Spain and I love it here.

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Women around the World: Nancy’s Fashion Style

Nancy's fashion style

Welcome to another Women around the World. This week, we are jumping over the Netherlands to talk with Nancy from Nancy’s Fashion Style. Nancy is a fashion blogger that I have been following for some time now. She hosts a weekly link-up on Fridays. She’s also just a very supportive person. I always say that I love all the supportive women I’ve met through blogging. While I’ve been fortunate to meet some in real life, there are many I just know through a computer screen. They are super nice and supportive of each other. I love that mentality over that of competition any day. So enjoy my chat with Nancy!

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Exploring Czech Paradise

exploring Czech Paradise

This summer, I spent several months in the Czech Republic. The intention was to spend some time in a different culture and travel from time to time in a new part of Europe. Several times throughout my two months in the country, I found myself exploring Czech Paradise. I always had my camera and phone ready. So I thought I would share a little bit about that part of the Czech Republic.

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The beaches of Almeria

beaches of Almeria

Last weekend, I spent a day exploring the beaches of Almeria here in the Andalucia region of Spain. My English teaching program is an adventure sometimes. Last year was the first year both myself and Amy taught English in Spain. We both got placed in tiny pubelos. However I got lucky as two teachers from my school commuted from Granada and they gave me the option to live in Granada. I of course took it and had a fabulous year living in Granada. Like what? I got to live in one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. It was like a dream all year last year.

Amy, however, got placed to work in a pueblo of Almeria called Albox. She did not have the option to commute from a larger city like I did, so she lived in the town. However from all her stories, it sounded like she had a good year. The teachers from her school were always going out and getting together, so she made some good Spanish friends that way. And when you’re in a pueblo, you’re really forced to speak Spanish as less people speak English.

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Women around the world: Andrea the digital nomad

This week, we are featuring our first digital nomad. Meet Andrea, someone I found through this Facebook group called Girls Love Travel. They have an Instagram account as well and let different women take over their stories each day. She took it over one day and I was intrigued by her life, so I decided to follow her. I had heard the term “digital nomad” before and was intrigued by the idea. As someone who loves to travel, I’ve considered the digital nomad life from time to time.

The thing I love about Andrea is how honest she is. All her photos tell a real story and many are not perfect (since no one is perfect). I’ve definitely learned a lot from following her and watching her stories. And she has influenced me to try to be more “real” when I post to Instagram. So thank you for that Andrea! Hence I figured she would be a very interesting woman to add to this little Wednesday series! Enjoy!

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Women around the World: Danielle from Atlanta

Danielle from Atanta

This week, we are featuring Danielle from Sparkling Southerner. She is a fashion blogger living in Atlanta. She is someone who I have been following on Instagram for a few years now, so naturally I reached out to her for this Q&A series. She always seems to find the most colorful walls to take photos in front of. In fact when I think of her blog, I think of lots of colors.

Her style is southern with a twist. Enjoy the Q&A!

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Fall in Granada

fall in Granada

Every single year, the coming of fall has signified a change. As a child, it meant that I was one grade older. New classmates, a new teacher, new school supplies and new clothing. In university, it meant the same thing in addition to a new place to live. Perhaps new roommates and a new class schedule. Getting settled into my dorm or apartment was always an exciting process.

For many of us, these changes stopped when we entered the working world. After all, most careers do not necessarily follow this same schedule of a renewed fall. I imagine that for most, the fall just feels the same. You might notice the leaves falling and the fact that Starbucks now serves a Pumpkin Spice latte. However my life from age 22-30 has looked a tad different than someone who perhaps found a 9-5 job and worked it for the next 5-10 years. It has always seemed that the fall continues to mean change. It was during August/September that I had to return home from Nicaragua to be with my mother in the hospital (you can read that post here). It was also around this time last year that I moved from the United States to Spain.

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5 perfect fall dresses

perfect fall dresses

Fall is just around the corner and I cannot wait. I love when the weather gets a tad more chilly and I can begin to bust out some warmer clothing. As someone who wears dresses all year round, I love fall dresses. Gamiss, an international online retailer I just discovered, has lots of perfect fall dresses. These are the dresses that are on my wish list for the fall.

1. The plaid dress

According to Elle.com, plaid is super in this year. However it’s not the grungy plaid that we typically think of. Instead this is the bright plaid that has been inspired by the 1970’s. Here are just a few plaid dresses that I love.

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Women around the World: Lindsey in Argentina

Lindsey in Argentina

Welcome to another Women around the World Wednesday. This week, we feature another lady living the expat life. I suppose since I myself am an expat, I find the stories of other expats to be very interesting. Not everyone just decides to move to a different country for a period of time. So I’m always fascinated to find others who have done similar things to me.

Lindsey is the blogger behind Have Clothes Will Travel. She’s an American who lives in Rosario, Argentina. While I have never been to Argentina, I have always been fascinated with the culture. I’m not going to lie … the thought of looking into English teaching jobs down there at some point has crossed my mind. After all, I already speak fluent Spanish having lived in Spain and worked a bilingual job in the US. So I was curious as to what the expat live down there is like.

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