Hats seem to be all the rage this winter. And, well, I for one am super stoked about it. Usually, I’m too scared to wear them in fear that I will look silly or like I’m trying to hard. Which, if we’re honest is a possibility. The result of this is that my hat stand seems to wear more hats than I do (except during spring racing season when my hat boxes filled with feathery treasures come out).
Buying a hat? The trick is to find a hat that suits you, fits your head, is comfortable and goes perfectly with the type of outfit you plan to wear it with. Trial and error is the key, just pop into the store and try them all on. Perhaps take a friend with you who’ll give you their honest opinion.
Personally, I encourage you to do this when you’re pretty much wearing what you might plan to wear it with and make up on. It really is hard to gauge how you look in a hat when you’re looking pale and have your gym clothes on (unless you’re buying a baseball cap).
If you’re going to buy online, make sure you know what styles suit you first and that they have a sizing guide (for example, Lack of Colour have a great sizing guide). Finally, if you’re buying a wider brim hat, opt for a contrasting colour to what you traditionally wear so you don’t get completely lost under it.
Oh, and don’t be like me every other year. Be brave. Wear the hat! Just remember your manners and the appropriate occasions to wear it.
Images sourced from web. Pinterest is great resource for finding your #hatspiration.
Amber Mac knows how to make friends online (and in person). Do you?
While you may never meet some of your online friends face-to-face, they still expect you to follow the established norms of friendship: be authentic, reach out, listen. And don’t lie to your friends. These same rules apply online.
Check out Amber Mac’s book, Power Friending to discover how you can expand your online connections into lasting friendships.
What’s more, and what House of Turtle loves about Amber, is that she’s young, hip and H-O-T!
I love her Dexter inspired ‘Texter’ clip which launched Power Friending online. Check it for yourself now:
Amber Mac is in Australia this week as a keynote speaker for the Schmart marketing conference in Melbourne, Monday 4 April and Sydney, Wednesday 6 April. Follow the conversation on Twitter @getschmart #smc11
There is nothing that is not fabulous about Emmy Rossum‘s cover and appearance in Genlux (a luxury magazine created for the affluent Southern Californian woman). She reminds me of one of Alexandre Dumas’ heroines from the 17th century. Beautiful, tragic and wanting.
I also love that she is wearing Australia’s own, Samantha Wills Black Star ring, available now for $259. So stunning that it can be worn for special occasions for years to come!
So excited, one of my fave stores on Malvern Road South Yarra, has branched out beyond the confines of regular retail hours and launched a brand spanking new online store!
If you’re anything like me the urge to shop your favourite stores often hits at random times of the day or evening, like when reading Down Yonder’s fabulous blog in the wee hours of the morning. So, an online store can help feed the addiction, fill up the wardrobe with H-O-T buys and rapidly deplete the bank account.
Even better, if you get your orders in before 23 December, you’ll get them in time for Christmas. Woo hoo! for those of us stuck at work or those far away from Malvern Road.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, Down Yonder are even offering fashion advice for when you’re a little unsure about mixing spots with leopard print – simply email them at firstname.lastname@example.org 😉
PS. Slight delay on getting the link transfer through to the new blog… However, it is live! So the choice is yours. Check out my posts here until the official change over… or if you want to start using the new blog now, check it out at http://houseofturtle.net Would love to know your thoughts.
Neutrals and bold purples seem to be the look of the moment for the races this year if these pics from the Caulfield Racing Carnival are anything to go by… though there also seems to be some sensible dressing to suit the weather conditions on the day. These ladies have taken on the glam look with satin fabrics and tailored draping.
Then look no further than Witchery‘s Gerry chain bag, which is the ‘spitting image’ of Stella McCartney’s Falabella chain trimmed bag. At only $129.95, you’ll be super styling with the likes of Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna before you know it.
It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since The Outnet graced our online presence with fabulous bargains on designer labels. In this time the Net-A-Porter outlet spin-off has allowed us to pick up the likes of Halston, Balmain and Pucci for a fraction of the retail price.
House of Turtle would like to say thanks to The Outnet – you rock our world… and of course, Happy Birthday! Looking forward to many more years ahead. Turtle xox PS. For those who RSVP’d, don’t forget The Outnet $1 sale is on today!