Monday, 18 June 2012

Search Words & Phrases That Brought You Here in June 2012

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.
- Anais Nin

Perhaps Anais Nin's words are far too poetic for what I have been doing over the past couple of hours but it seems to hit a note for me. I have been re-reading my posts and have been analyzing the search words that have brought some of you here. For this post, I have taken some of those search statistics, questions and phrases, and will address 5 of the most popular "closet fashion content analysis" search retrievals over the past week. I do want to elaborate on each because I believe that even though Google has brought you here, sometimes you don't always get the information you want. It also gives me opportunity to elaborate. The search keywords are in italics.

1 What time of year do you wear lined linen pants? Most often linen pants are lined with polyester fabrics, which doesn't make any sense at all if you are wearing them for the coolness that linen offers. (Linen, June 1, 2012 & Summer Pants = Linen Pants, June 7, 2012) Hot tropical locations aside, the best time to wear fully lined linen pants is the spring and fall when cooler evenings offer opportunities to tolerate the lining. Lined linen pants are always great for spring and summer wear in office/work spaces that are air-conditioned. Getting to work in the heat is quite another thing!

2 how to follow trends with minimalist wardrobe - the easiest way is with "pops of colour" through accessories. A beige linen skirt, pants, or capris, a black t-shirt and turquoise chandelier earrings or necklace will take you many places in the summer of 2012 and you'll look up-to-date with the addition of only one accessory that can be kept beyond the trend. If you are so inclined, a t-shirt in a colour of the moment will also serve you well through a trend.

3 how many t-shirts should I own - I re-read my post on t-shirts, and it pretty much covers all that I need to say about t-shirts, except brand loyalty. So, when you do find the brand that fits perfectly, and you are not a minimalist, buy it in every colour available or at least in every colour you know you will wear. Those with minimalist wardrobes will stick to white, black, navy, beige, or grey but as you have already read, a t-shirt could also be an easy trendy colour pop. Some are devoted to brands and one ex-pat in France, whom I am aware of, swears by the Japanese-owned and inspired Uniqlo t-shirts. For my friends in the Philippines, a Uniqlo flagship store was just opened on Friday, June 15, 2012 in the SM Mall of Asia. When it comes to t-shirts, I really don't care what the brand is, as long as they fit well and the price is reasonable.

4 office blouses for women - When choosing any blouse or shirt for work, simplicity, discretion and a perfect fit will lead you to the perfect choice. Save the ruffles and bling for evening wear. Although as you see here, I have a shirt with a subtle silver stripe and the tiniest ruffle, which looks great with a black blazer. It's all a matter of degree and discretion.

5 new 2012 summer dresses for grade 12 graduation -  Go shopping physically, as in face to face in a dress shop. When you are there, try dresses on and take note of the company names or design labels of the dresses that you particularly like. With names in hand, you are now ready to search the web with more specific key words, company names, and sizes that will give you better results. Online, you can see what the latest styles are that the company offers and compare prices. And you can do it right there in the store as you are trying dresses on. Here is a conundrum: you try on the dress, you love it, you go home to think about it, do a web search, go back to the store and it's gone. My travel rule might fit here, if you love it, buy it, don't compare and don't look back.

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. 
- Anais Nin


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