Choosing Earrings to Suit Your Face

Whatever the shape of your face, you can use particular earring styles to draw attention to or away from your face shape.

When talking about face shapes we refer to the basic shapes of :

    oval – an oval face will have wider cheekbones, which narrow down to the jaw line and chin.  It is considered to be the ideal face shape and has the advantage of being able to wear just about any style of earring.  Keeping your earrings in balance with your body size – petite or large –  is a good idea.
    heart-shaped – also referred to as the ‘triangle shape’ – is broader at the forehead, tapering to a small, narrow chin.  Those with a heart-shaped face will want to wear teardrops, triangular or chandeliers that are wider at the bottom.  Button earrings will also help to balance out, and widen your chin.
    round – those with round faces have a round forehead and chin, and wide, full cheeks – with the added advantage of looking younger than they are!  You don’t want to emphasize the roundness of your face though.  Long drop earrings or rectangular shaped earrings will help elongate your face.  Stay away from button style earrings or hoops.
    square – your face is equally wide at the forehead, cheeks and jawline.  Drop earrings will create a look of length and complement your face.
    long – similar to an oval face, but with high cheekbones and forehead.  Long dangling earrings will elongate your face, so try a smaller, button style earring.

Whatever the shape of your face though, the earrings that you choose will be a reflection of you – stones, pearls or crytals; gold, silver or boho – you must be comfortable with, and love, your choice.

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The Debutante Dress

Traditionally your deb dress will be a white wedding dress -like ball gown, along with gloves.

The most important point to keep in mind, is to buy a dress that suits your body type.

Whatever your figure –  hourglass, athletic, pear shape, round waist or straight  – there is a debutante dress out there for you.

Hourglass figures look fabulous in strapless or halter tops.

Athletic figures look amazing in either a strapless or simple-straps dresses.

For those with a pear shape figure, stick to A-line or empire line dresses.

Girls with round-waisted figures should wear low or sweetheart necklines.

If you have a straight figure, an A-line dress is recommended.

And of course, don’t forget your accessories!!

Tomorrow, I will post a guide on how to pick a set of earrings to best complement your face shape.

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What is a Debutante Ball?

A Debutantethe French word for “female beginner” –  is typically a young woman from a wealthy or well-to-do family.

The debutante ball, or cotillion (a term used in some states in America), is the young lady’s formal presentation, or “debut”, to society.

The ritual of debutante balls was necessitated by the traditional upper-class practice of sending girls away to baording school.  Here they were prohibited from dating, attending parties of mixed company, or socializing with adults.

The young womans presentation at the ball meant that she was now eligible for marriage, and the purpose of the ball was to display her to suitable bachelors and their families, with a view to courtship and marriage.

The modern view of debutante balls has changed considerably from its traditional purpose.

In Australia, the concept of a ‘deb’ ball is alive and well.  It is considered something of a rite of passage for young women, and represents their coming of age.

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My Back Drama Continued

Had the appointment with the neurosurgeon on Monday & Tuesday of last week. 

After an MRI (boy those things are noisy & claustrophobic), the diagnosis was 2 prolapsed discs.  One has a tear and has been leaking fluid.  The other is pressing onto both the left & right nerve bundles, causing loss of reflexes & numbness.

Plan of attack is to try cortisone injections into the affected sites.  That needs to be arranged through my GP, and will be administered by a pain anaethetist.  One, possibly two injections, depending upon how I respond.

In addition to that, I am supposed to swim – in Walcha where it is winter 8 months of the year??!!!  – do abdominal strengthening exercises & try physio again.  I’m opting for weekly massages, treat the whole body -not just the affected area.

So for now it is back to playing the waiting game….

We got to see the Pasha Bulker though, on our way through to Sydney – WOW!!  The captain really needs his butt kicked. 

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My Back Drama

The history…..

When we moved to Walcha, I was unlucky enough to hurt my back.  I now am the proud owner of 2 bulging discs in the L4-L5 and L5-S1 vertabral spaces.  Combined with mild disc degeneration, I’ve had a pretty awful time since December. 

I’ve tried physio, chiro and resorted to massage.  I’m a massage devotee – I’m a believer in healing the whole person, not just the affected area.

Well, today was another check-up with my GP.  He’s gotten me in to see a neuro-surgeon….. on Monday.  I’m scared.  Really scared (read:tears today at lunch when I told my husband about the appointment).  Whichever way the neuro-surgeon decides to treat me, I’m scared.

As a consequence of my back injury though, I’ve re-assessed a lot of things in life.  I delegate – my kids are incredibly capable.  I don’t clean my floors every other day – you see, clean floors are my “thing”.  I’ve learned to ask for help. 

It’s affected how I run my business as well.  This year was meant to be MY YEAR.  I’ve had to change the way I operate.  For the better – stand back and look at everything from a bad back point of view. 

It’s been a good thing, apart from the constant pain.  It’s one of those “appreciate what you have” moments – that’s been going on for 6 months now.

Wish me luck….

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