Summer Essentials

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Summer in Australia is getting the family together for a road trip down the coast, flying interstate to see family and friends, or traveling somewhere special to party the night away on New Year’s Eve. Whatever your plans are over the Christmas and New Year break, we have your holiday essentials picked for you.

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Packing, preparing and traveling to and from a summer break can be hard work. Sitting all day in uncomfortable clothes in a car or plane can make the trip seem so much longer. Our collection of beautiful t-shirts, shorts and crops are the perfect combination of comfort and style.

Mix and match these pieces to create multiple outfits suitable for anything from walking along the beach, doing some shopping or just reading a book and relaxing.

TIP – Add some simple accessories such as a scarf or necklace to give your outfit that little bit of oomph.

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Once you have unpacked and settled in to your home for the next few days, it’s time to start exploring and checking out what’s on offer.

TIP – These key pieces can be worn over and over by simply adding a bit of colour or changing your accessories.

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Holidays are the perfect time to experiment with different colours and styles. We have some perfect pieces to take you from day to night in a vivid shade of purple.

TIP – If you are looking for something a little bit dressier, team our Beachside range with some metallic accessories for a touch of glam.

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Shine bright this New Year’s Eve in our crisp cool styles. Think bright whites, blues as deep as the ocean and classic shapes. Whatever you have planned for New Year’s Eve, a blue and white colour combination will set you apart from the rest of the crowd.

TIP – Check out our Blue Lagoon range for more New Year’s Eve outfit inspiration!

January catalogue now available in-store and online.

Visit http://www.mysize.com.au/catalogues/january/ to shop the latest looks.

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The holiday season is now upon us, which means lots of running around trying to find the perfect gifts. From animal print scarves to statement necklaces, we have your Christmas all wrapped up! Whether you are looking for something special for your best friend, a thank you gift for the host on Christmas Day or even a Kris Kringle present, our 2015 Christmas Gift Guide has something for everyone.

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1. Gift Card

A gift card is the perfect present if you just can’t decide what to get. Our gift vouchers are available in any amount and can be purchased online or in store.

2. Engraved Heart Necklace $49.95 & I Love You Necklace $39.95

The Engraved Heart Necklace is very feminine with its delicate cut-out detailing and old-world look.

The I Love You Necklace is a classic addition to any lucky woman’s jewellery collection. The simplicity of this necklace means it will complement any outfit it is paired with.

3. Be Round Necklace $39.95

This necklace reminds us of the beach! With shell-like beads and a printed resin disk, the Be Round Necklace is a great gift for a woman who enjoys the outdoors. A perfect addition to a summer BBQ outfit or day at the beach, this is one of our favourites.

4. Embroidery Printed Scarf $39.95

The Embroidery Printed Scarf has a feminine twist on the monochrome trend. Available in black or white with delicate embroidery detailing, this scarf is the perfect gift for that someone special.

5. Taj Necklace $49.95

This Indian inspired necklace is available in black or white and will definitely be a crowd pleaser. We love the intricate silver detailing combined with the plain oval disk.

6. Hammered Heart Necklace $39.95, Blackheart Necklace $59.95

Stuck for gift ideas? Look no further than either of these standout necklaces. Every woman needs a heart necklace in her jewellery collection. Choose between a hammered silver heart or smooth, simple silver heart.

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7. Double Chain Necklace $49.95,  Tassel & Heart Necklace $39.95

We love that these necklaces can be worn together, or by themselves. If you can’t decide which one to get, get them both! Suitable for your sister, niece or mother, everyone will love the Double Chain Necklace and Tassel & Heart Necklace.

8. Grey Agate Necklace $49.95, Circle Heart Necklace $39.95

Looking for a unique gift? These pendant necklaces are the perfect solution! With a combination of delicate silver designs and black beads, these necklaces make a very impressive gift.

 9. Animal Metallic Scarf – Black or White $39.95

This is our favourite scarf of the season! The metallic animal print adds an edge to your outfit without being too bold and is available in black or white. We will be throwing this over everything for months to come.

10. Heavenly Henley $79.95

Our Heavenly Henley is a timeless top you can give to anyone. With 3 buttons down the front and side slits, the Heavenly Henley will make a fabulous addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

11. Perfect Polo $79.95

Back by popular demand just in time for Christmas! We have re-released our Perfect Polo in some fresh new colours for summer. Flattering and versatile, the Perfect Polo is a wardrobe staple.

12. Lime Dangle Necklace $29.95, Lattice Necklace $49.95, Lime Resin Necklace $39.95

All 3 of these necklaces will make great statement pieces this summer. The fresh lime colour and interesting detailing make these necklaces a great addition to a simple outfit.

 13. Soft Twist Scarf $29.95

A great gift at a great price – our Soft Twist Scarf is one of our most popular items. With plenty of colours to choose from, there is a Soft Twist Scarf for everyone.

 14. Flower Power Aloha Shirt $89.95

Flowy and cool, the Flower Power Aloha Shirt is the perfect gift for the woman who has everything. The classic cut and longer back in a fresh summer print will please even the fussiest female.

 

Shopping for plus-size summer clothes can be very daunting, but you can confidently say hello to long hot days and balmy nights in our ultra-flattering summer range.

With the temperature starting to rise, we have put together a guide showing what we will be living in this summer.

Let us show you how to keep cool this summer while still looking stylish in our sizzling summer styles.

We have your summer wardrobe sorted with our range of cool kaftans and cover-ups, breezy dresses, end of year party outfits and great basics.

 

The Marina Range

Drawing inspiration from the nautical trend, our Marina range is perfect for lazy days at the beach, lunch with the girls or a family BBQ. The different shades of blue will make a splash in your summer wardrobe. This range has something for all body shapes and is stylish and super comfortable.

  1. 1. Marina Knot Singlet, Skinny Crop, I Love U Necklace
  2. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-6/
  3. 2. Marina Striped Dress, Taj Necklace
  4. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-1/
  5. 3. Marina Pleated Top, Palm Springs Button Pant, Vertical Stripe Scarf
  6. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-4/
  7. 4. Marina Layered Top, Marina Batik Pant, Drop Necklace
  8. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-5/

 

The Tropicana Range

This is one of our favourite ranges this month. Sultry, colourful and flattering, the Tropicana range will keep you cool with lightweight fabrics, while keeping you covered in all the right places. Pair any of these luscious tops with our Tropicana Pocket Crops that are so versatile in khaki and you will be armed and ready for summer.

What we will be living in, pictured above:

  1. 1. Tropicana Swing Tee, Tropicana Pocket Crop, Leaf Drop Necklace,
  2. Chiffon Lime Tassel Scarf
  3. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-12/
  4. 2. Tropicana Swing Tee, Tropicana Pocket Crop, Flat Collar Necklace
  5. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-8/
  6. 3. Tropicana Tribal Square, Tropicana Pocket Crop
  7. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-13/
  8. 4. Tropicana Print Top, Tropicana Pocket Crop
  9. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-11/

 

The Santorini Range

Feel like you’re sailing around the Aegean Sea in our stunning Santorini range. We are loving the white on white look, soft shades of blue and feminine edge this range offers. The longer hemlines are ultra-flattering and mean you can relax knowing you have that extra bit of coverage.

What we will be living in, pictured above:

  1. 1. Santorini Embroidered Top, Skinny Crop, Ball Drop Necklace
  2. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-17/
  3. 2. Vee Neck Curved Hem Tee, Village Pocket Pant, Broad Vertical Stripe Scarf
  4. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-26/
  5. 3. Santorini Printed Singlet, Bahamas Short, Jade Button Necklace
  6. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-23/

 

The Emme Range

The Emme range is all about attitude not age. It is on trend and provides fashionable options that give you confidence. The designs are stylish and will help you build the perfect summer wardrobe. Get creative with your outfits by adding a standout necklace to complement the look.

What we will be living in, pictured above:

  1. 1. Lime Soda Beaded Top, Lime Soda Skirt, Hammered Heart Necklace
  2. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-32/
  3. 2. Lime Soda Kaftan, Skinny Crop
  4. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-33/
  5. 3. Lime Soda Swing Top, Skinny Crop, Multi Strand & Hoop Necklace
  6. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-28/
  7. 4. Paros Maxi, Talisman Necklace
  8. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-40/

 

The LaLuna by Emme Range

The LaLuna by Emme range is a small collection of romantic outfits, pretty tops and dresses that can be worn for a special occasion. Whether it be your office Christmas party, New Year’s Eve or a day at the races, we have the perfect outfit to fit the occasion. We are all lusting over the Jewelled Kaftan!

What we will be living in, pictured above:

  1. 1. Jewelled Kaftan
  2. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-45/
  3. 2. Lime Soda Swing Tee, Race Fever Skirt, Double Tassel Necklace
  4. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-44/
  5. 3. Race Fever Tipped Square, Race Fever Pinstripe Culotte
  6. Shop the look http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/look-46/

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A classic pair of crop pants is a foolproof spring wardrobe staple for any woman. They can take you from day to night and can easily be used to create multiple outfits.

We show you 6 different ways to wear our Skinny Crop, making it your most versatile clothing item for spring. With an elastic waist, these pants are easy to pull on and super comfortable.

Friday Night after Work Drinks

Finding an outfit to take from you from work to a bar can be tricky. Pair our black Skinny Crop pants with our Sophisticated Lady Leopard Shirt to create a look that is office-appropriate, as well as feminine and funky for after work drinks at a trendy bar.

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Farmer’s Market

It’s Saturday morning and you need something quick and easy to throw on to head down to the local farmer’s market. With the weather warming up, our Sunset Peasant Top is perfect for a balmy morning and works perfectly with a white pair of our Skinny Crops.

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Family BBQ

It can be difficult picking out an outfit for an afternoon BBQ; you need to be ready to prepare food, wash dishes, play games with the kids and still look chic and stylish at the same time! Our Skinny Crops have plenty of stretch in them to allow you to move around. Team these with our Sunset Paisley Shirt for an on-trend, but comfortable outfit.

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Beach Walk

With the days staying lighter for longer, spring is the perfect time to head down to the beach for some fresh air and exercise after dinner. Our Sea Singlet will keep you cool and is a great contrasting look with a white pair of Skinny Crops.

Quick Tip: Take our blue Ombre Scarf with you to keep your shoulders warm when the sun goes down.

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There’s nothing worse than being confined to a chair for hours on end and being in uncomfortable clothes. Our Skinny Crops are the perfect choice when you know you are going to be sitting for a long period of time. Pop on our Sunrise Printed Top which comes in orange or black to complete your look. Black is perfect for blondes, with orange being a great option for brunettes.

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Date Night  

The delicate white embroidery on our Sunrise Embroidered Kaftan really stands out when matched with our white Skinny Crop. Embroidered detailing can make an outfit much more interesting and is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner. The embroidery draws the eye towards these areas, ensuring your partner has their eye on you all night!

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The Skinny Crop is available in black, white, taupe and navy.

Shop all of these looks in just a few clicks using our new Lookbook feature on our website. Just visit http://www.mysize.com.au/lookbook/

We show you how to take your outfit from desk to dinner in just a few easy steps.

For many of us, finding time to meet up with the girls for dinner after work is a luxury we can only dream about. Between staying back at work to meet that deadline, taking the kids to footy training and cleaning the house, we barely have the time, or energy, to do anything else.

We have put together some useful tips on how you can easily take your outfit from desk to dinner.

Monochrome

This season’s key fashion trend is simplistic and timeless, making it the perfect choice for an outfit you can take from desk to dinner. Our elegant Dress Up Layer Layered Top has classic, clean lines with a modern layered hem. Add our Raj Necklace to our Eclipse Half Flower Top and add a bit of sparkle to your outfit as you leave the office.

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Experiment with black and white prints to break up block colours. Pairing our Cold Shoulder Top with our Lady Luck Skirt looks neat and sharp for the office, then pop on some chunky heels and a necklace for a glam night time look.

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Pop of Colour

Don’t be afraid to try out different colours this season. Green looks great on blondes, brunettes and redheads, so it is the perfect colour to introduce into your wardrobe if you are unsure which colour to start with.

Team our Lady Luck Tunic or our Lady Luck Two Face Tee with a basic black pant or skirt for an easy way to add some colour to your outfit. Adding colour to your outfit will create a point of interest and difference to an otherwise plain black ensemble.

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Throw on our Soft Twist Scarf as you head out of the office to add a pop of colour to your outfit. Adding a scarf to your outfit can instantly lift your basic office look to into a textured, more interesting outfit for dinner.

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Accessorise

An easy way to take your outfit from desk to dinner is by adding an accessory before you leave the office. A statement necklace like our Bean Necklace, Multi Strand Necklace or our Moon Stone Necklace will instantly add a touch of glam to your outfit. Choose jewellery that will complement your outfit for a chic look that is easy to achieve.

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Vibrant colours, mixed prints and exotic designs have arrived at My Size this month, as we take you on a journey to the alluring city of Marrakech, the third largest city in Morocco.

Marrakech is one of the hottest holiday destinations in the world right now and it isn’t hard to see why. With its maze of souqs, the markets of Marrakech, you can lose yourself in the endless alleys where you can pretty much buy anything. From spices to colourful babouches, or Moroccan slippers, tagines to kaftans, Marrakech is a shoppers’ delight.

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Plan your summer in Marrakech wardrobe with our collection of embellished kaftans, pops of blue and coral mixed with taupe, finished off with metallic accessories.

After all that shopping, you’ll need a place to relax and unwind. Head north and inspired by Chefchaouen – The most beautiful small town in Morocco situated below the Rif Mountains. It is here that you can wander around the narrow lanes of the blue-washed village, stopping for a bite to eat while exploring the vast history dating back hundreds of years.

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Our Blue Grotto Tunic, Blue Grotto Kaftan, Blue Grotto Pant and Blue Temple Necklace have been created using a mesmerising turquoise blue inspired by the beauty that is the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll fit right in with the locals who often where blue to match the blue-washed walls of the village.

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Feeling adventurous? Take a 2 day tour from Marrakech to Zagora where you can ride camels through the sand dunes and camp under the stars. We have your desert wardrobe sorted with our Coral Island Kaftan, Palm Springs Button Pant, finished off with our Soft Twist Scarf for when the sun goes down.

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To celebrate your last night in Marrakech, make your way to the El Fenn Hotel and take the lift up to the roof terrace. Enjoy a fresh mojito on the luxurious sofas and reflect on your holiday in this magical city. Add a touch of glamour to your outfit with our rose gold Simple Oval Necklace or create a bolder statement with our Textured Heart Necklace.

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See the full range of Moroccan inspired clothes and accessories on our website: www.mysize.com.au

For many of us, we have a go-to look that makes us feel comfortable and confident. You never have to think too hard about what to wear when you have that ‘look’ that always works for you. And generally there are multiple items in your wardrobe in the same easy to wear group. Often it is made up of black, black, and a little more black! But with warm colours gracing the season’s fashion collections, and 70’s inspired colourful prints seen on runways all over the world, it’s never been easier to work some colour into your wardrobe.

Start with strong colours that will work back with your basics.   Coloured prints can provide a great wardrobe story for a more casual feel and always team perfectly with that favoured piece of denim.

Not only will more colour in your wardrobe make you stand out in a crowd, it will make you feel better! So why does a new splash of colour make us feel happier, send a more positive message to those around us and provide us with confidence? Take a look here for the basics of colour psychology http://www.infoplease.com/spot/colors1.html

There is a whole science behind the way colours make us feel, how we react to things around us and how we perceive the world around us. Visit the http://www.colormatters.com/ website to learn more.

So next time you have an important presentation, are attending a special event or need people around you to feel a certain way, think about the colours you wear. At the end of the day, only you can colour your world!

Some of the season’s best bold colours can be found here www.mysize.com.au

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denim-guide_FebAs you gaze longingly, your heart skips a beat and you feel slightly light headed. You know you have to be together or nothing will ever be the same…….

Yes, we’ve all had this moment when we finally lay eyes on the perfect pair of jeans! But for many of us, it takes time to find the right pair. Whether you like slim fit, wide leg or boot cut, low rise, mid-rise or high waisted, indigo, black or faded, sometimes finding the right fit and style can be a veritable minefield.

Denim do’s and don’ts:

Don’t panic – for many of us we know the hunt is worth it but no matter our size or shape, we endure hours of self-scrutiny in the change room. Best plan of attack is to have an idea of what you want in mind. Then select from the rack and take your time in the change room. While trying on different styles, ask yourself where you will wear them, what you’ll wear with them and how many pairs you need.

Shape – nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in a new pair of jeans that seemed perfect in that retail therapy session. Embrace your personal style and wear denim that suits your shape and height as opposed to what the fashion world says is the must have for the season.   For instance if you are pear shape, slim leg jeans are best.

Comfort – so you like the look of slim fit, skinny leg jeans… For many of us it’s the style we wear when we feel best about ourselves. Remember that slim fit does not necessarily mean ‘tight fit’. No matter what, we can all wear slim fit but do make sure to purchase the right size or you’ll be sure to have a ‘never to be worn ‘ pair of jeans wasting space in your wardrobe.

Denim for your world – not everyone can wear denim to work but those who inhabit a low-key work place, denim can be a great go-to for those days when you have no idea what to wear to work. Teamed with heels, a great shirt and good blazer, denim can look the professional part. Make sure your go-to denim is right for your world.

Check out the denim selection at http://www.mysize.com.au

Have you ever criticised your self for making a mistake? Or thought negatively about yourself in anyway? Most of us have experienced this at some point and if we sit and reflect, you probably engage in it far more than you realise.

Well, it’s time to show some self-compassion, research shows that people who are more self-compassionate lead healthier, more productive lives than those who are self-critical.

Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin and has conducted research to support the many benefits of self-compassion. Here are a few reasons why you need to start treating yourself better:

  1. You’ll be happier.

Just like when we help others, when we soothe our own pain and care for ourselves, our body releases oxytocin, which is our natural feel good drug. FYI oxytocin is also known as the hug hormone, cuddle chemical and moral molecule!

  1. You’ll be motivated

You need to see your faults, accept them and then have a go at altering them, it will allow you to move on and become so much better at dealing with bumps in the road, they are inevitable.

  1. Remove stress

Dr Neff’s research highlights that people who practice self-compassion are less anxious and stressed.

  1. It’s good for your health

Self-criticism can trigger the fight or flight response in the body via adrenaline and increased blood pressure. By switching to self-compassion, you will be doing your heart a favour.

  1. You can heal your pain.

It’s a paradox but the more you accept your faults as part of being a human, the faster you can heal and bounce back. Beating yourself up just makes the pain last longer and doesn’t change anything.

Be good to yourself.

Further insights can be found here:

http://www.self-compassion.org

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What do Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni, Emilio Pucci, Alberta Ferreti, Grace Kelly, Cate Blanchet, Christina Hendricks, Elizabeth Taylor, and well a load more extraordinary talent have in common? It’s the humble kaftan.

The kaftan has come a long way since the early days of the Persian Empire (600 BC), when soldiers wore them under chain mail armor. The word itself is Persian and translates to a battle garment wGetty Kaftan picorn by soldiers. Who knew?

Since it’s practical days as a battle garment, it has evolved into a plethora of different shapes, sizes and colours, to become
a fashion icon, one that can adapt to all manner of environments. As we know, kaftans are not just for the beach, at varying lengths and with varying levels of colour, print and detail, this glorious piece can be worn am and pm.

The kaftan trend has re-emerged throughout the history of fashion. It was first introduced into western culture in the 60’s but really made a scene in 1967 when the Beatles made a trip to India and were influenced by their yogi and guru Maharishi Mahesh.  Morocco and its use of the kaftan held great influence over designers and the jet set in the 60’s through to the 70’s with fashion greats such a Diana Vreeland, Yves Saint Laurent and Talitha Getty gliding about in this diaphanous piece. Yes, it works on men too.

FashiMySize Moonshie snake kaftan & flower beaded n'lace (1)onable, comfortable & versatile, of course it is no surprise that it is still donned by people with discerning taste today. It has a unique ability to change with the times, with embellishments and diverse patterns and detail offering a more feminine silhouette. The drapey dress appeals to a diverse audience, from starlets on the red carpet to diplomats at state dinners to music festivals and the streets and beaches of Australia. Viva la kaftan.

The snakeskin print kaftan My Size designed in time for Christmas sold out in seconds but, great news, it will be in store and online on 23 December.

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