Thursday, November 20, 2014

Free Similcast: Leslie Ludy on True Purity and True Beauty

I'm delighted to announce a FREE SIMILCAST with bestselling author Leslie Ludy on 21 November 2014, 6-9pm MST. (That's Saturday, 2-5pm NZ time.)

Here's a sneak peek at what Leslie will be sharing.

SESSION ONE: true purity

In a generation of Christian young women who grew up with promise rings and abstinence pledges, why do purity commitments so often fail? In this powerful and inspiring session, Leslie will explore three key principles that mark the difference between true purity and counterfeit purity. You’ll gain a beautiful and practical vision for being set-apart in romance and relationships, experience restoration from past mistakes, and develop a Christ-enabled lifestyle of honor, faithfulness, and true purity.

SESSION TWO: true beauty

In today’s world, it’s all too easy to give lip-service to Christ while still living a self-centered existence. In this session, Leslie explores the difference between fitting Christ into your life and truly building your life around Him. You’ll discover the beauty, life, joy, and loveliness of Christ-centered femininity and learn what it means to be consecrated to Him in every aspect of your daily life.

Click here to tune in, and for more information about Set Apart Girl: http://setapartgirl.com/fridaynightspecial

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Style Transformation: how to simplify your life using the ten-item wardrobe

One of the very strange side effects of having too many clothes is that we still have nothing to wear!

We are operating under the misconception that the more clothes you have the easier it is to get ready in the morning, when actually the opposite is true. The less clothes you have, the less choice you have, the more thought and organization you put behind your wardrobe, the easier it is to get ready in the morning.

So how simple can you get?

Jennifer discovered the ten-item wardrobe concept while living in Paris with Madame Chic and her family. In this 13-minute TED talk she shares her endearing story, tips on how you can make a ten-item wardrobe work for you, and why living with fewer clothes can not only improve your style, but change your life.



Jennifer L. Scott is the internationally bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic (Simon & Schuster) and creator of the blog The Daily Connoisseur. She is a contributing writer for Huffington Post Style and has been featured on CNN, BBC, and CBS News, and in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Daily Mail. She lives with her family in Santa Monica, California. To learn more, visit www.jenniferlscott.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Modest Clothing: try on and buy at NZ event


The following modest clothing and footwear items are available for sale in New Zealand.

SHOPPING LIST
  • Autumn Glow silk shantung long dress, size 12, & separate hand-beaded & embroidered oriental tie belt
  • Garden Party floral print navy polyester long shirt-dress with matching nylon chemise, size 10
  • Safari Gold knit t-shirt with woven collar, embroidery, and modesty panel, size 10
  • Exclusive model designer Crushable Picture Hat in Timeless Wedgewood, 57cm interior band
  • 3 pairs sparkling, suede-soled dance shoes, sizes 38 and 39
  • 1 pair Diana Ferrari white leather loafer shoes with tan sole/heel, size 7 (38)

If you care to try them on, I (Narelle Worboys) will have them with me at the English Country Dance at the Reformed Church in Palmerston North on Saturday evening, 11th October. Come find me or my mother in the dressing room.

Below are more details about these items.
AUTUMN GLOW SILK SHANTUNG DRESS, size 12

Understated style featuring crisp, top-stitched pleats, this lightweight, luscious dress can be worn to regular events such as church or a family dinner date, or fancied up for a more formal occasion.

Demonstrating careful attention to detail, this hand-made dress is lined and the pleats have been permanently pressed.

The sleeves come unadorned. You may wish to retain the simplicity of the dress without accents, or add a little more detail and shape, for which purpose I’ve included a complimentary set of buttons (black with gold rim), separately packed. The photos demonstrate two ways you could use them on the sleeves.

Note: See belt details below. Other accessories not for sale.

HAND-BEADED & EMBROIDERED ORIENTAL CINCH BELT

This fabulous tie belt (or obi) was hand-made in India. Densely worked in gold thread and studded with faux-amethyst beads in a pattern of flowers and leaves that form a rich oriental tapestry, the belt is capped at each end with a dual-toned fringed cord so you can tie it at your waist. Perfect for turning a simple gown into a stunning outfit.

GARDEN PARTY NAVY PRINT DRESS, size 10 

While much of the fashion world is devoting itself to a flurry of super-short dresses, it's hard to find an ankle-length anything that also covers up top. We certainly give you the long option here.

This floral print polyester shirtdress is so easy to wear. With lots of dainty buttons all the way down the front preventing the placket gaping, back ties giving you the perfect fit, and a matching nylon chemise for modesty, you can wear this summery dress every day or add accessories and you’ve got an outfit suitable for a garden party.

It''s a classic that allows you the leeway to express yourself in modern or vintage styling.

SAFARI GOLD COLLARED TEE, size 10

Take the adventurous route with a cheery, stylish twist on the sporty collared tee, perfect for action and practical comfort.

Need a sporty tee that’s classier than a t-shirt? This short-sleeved top has stand-out style in an understated way. Get the comfort of cotton knit with the smartness of a collar, a practical inset panel to ensure there’s no cleavage-flashing when you lean forward, add some fancy top-stitching on the front panels, and you’ve got a simple but smart modest tee you’ll love wearing. No camisole required! Easy care, easy wear, with a touch of flare.

length from shoulder seam: 580mm


CRUSHABLE PICTURE HAT  in TIMELESS WEDGEWOOD

I’ve been reluctant to put this lovely hat up for sale, but I just don't have occasion to wear it any longer. It was fabulous during the wedding season of my life when friends and family were marrying off left, right, and center, and often outdoors.

This exclusive model Crushable Picture Hat is a wide-brim sun hat made of rayon jacquard, textured in a floral design with a hint of koru, featuring double-cord trim at crown. In a glowing wedgewood blue reminiscent of southern summer skies, lined with fern-leaf rayon jacquard, it’s a showcase of Kiwi elegance and natural beauty.

Size: Interior band 570mm | Crown depth: 84mm | Brim width: 138mm | Accessories included

The hat is comfortable, stylish, adaptable, and unique, a Boutique Narelle original designer creation. The crushable brim is wired, meaning you can shape it to get the look you want. Wear the organza Nella Flower in your hair, pin it to the hat, or weave the contrasting organza scarf in and out of the double-cord trim.

I wonder who will be the lady blessed to enjoy its company from now on...?

PST! There's still a length* of Timeless Wedgewood fabric for sale if you'd like to create a whole outfit.
*100% rayon jacquard with fern leaf print, 2.84meters (1390mm wide) of uncut fabric.


Left to right: SNAKESKIN SANDAL, COFEE SANDAL, GOLD GLITTER WITH BOW PUMP.
View more details about these stunning evening shoes in No More Sore of Silly Feet: How I Turned My Shoe Blues in Happy Feet.


STYLISH ‘SUPERSOFT’ WHITE LEATHER LOAFER, size 7 (38)

Diana Ferrari ‘supersoft’ ladies white leather loafer shoes with a trans-seasonal silhouette

100% leather upper | heel elevation 20mm | pre-loved, lightly worn
tub of white Tana Weather Guard included

Diana Ferrari is an iconic Australian brand for women who like to be stylish, contemporary, and feminine.

For instructions on how to figure out your shoe size, see No More Sore of Silly Feet: How I Turned My Shoe Blues in HappyFeet.

Friday, September 26, 2014

NO MORE SORE OR SILLY FEET! How I Turned My Shoe Blues into Happy Feet



Have you ever been invited to dance but declined because you didn't have suitable shoes? Or maybe you accepted but felt awkward because your shoes fell off, hurt your feet, or just didn't look right with your outfit? I know how this feels, and I'm happy to tell you I've found a solution.

COULD THIS MEAN HAPPY FEET FOR YOU?
The next English Country Dance in Palmerston North (NZ) is on Saturday, 11th October, and in preparation for this, I'm offering 3 ladies the chance to make your feet happy and fabulous so you can trip the light fantastic with no regrets.

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THESE PRETTY SHOES?
  • They're lined with leather or leatherette, meaning your feet can breathe, and they quickly mould to the shape of your foot.
  • They're soled with suede for slide without slipping.
  • They're so lightweight you'll hardly notice you're wearing them.
  • The narrow ankle strap provides elegant instep support.
  • The magic buckle allows speedy fastening and release of shoe straps.
  • They're remarkably cheap.


HOW TO ORDER
If you have size 39 feet (see shoe size chart), you have 2 styles to choose from. If you have size 38 feet, check out the snakeskin pair.  There are more photos and details below. You can order them now by emailing me and I'll mail them to you so you get a chance to wear them in before the dance. Or, if they haven't sold by Oct 11th, you can try them on before the dance and pay me for them there.

MY HAPPY FEET STORY

My feet are difficult to fit. They are narrow, have irregular length toes (second toe longer than big toe), and require arch support and good inner sole padding. I've tried so many types of shoes, but none have been quite right. I even researched custom-made shoes (expensive and unachievable for me).

For the last English Country Dance I was so desperate I tried tying my white leather pumps on with wide satin ribbon, mode a la ballet shoe. (That trick may work for some, but not those shoes.)

Then a fashion tip from a friend led me to an overseas online store that was offering everything I wanted in a shoe, including custom heel height, for an incredibly affordable price. The only thing I couldn't do was try on the shoes. How would I know if they were right for my complicated feet? Simple solution: order multiple sizes and styles, and sell off what doesn't work for my feet.

I ordered six pairs. One of those fits my feet. 1:6 is a unusually low ratio for me. I hope it's easier for you to find shoes that fit!
GOLDEN SLIPPERS

I wore my golden slippers around the house for an hour. Result: red dents and pain where my feet bent. Oh dear. I bolstered my courage and wore them again for an hour while teaching girls to waltz. But that time, no marks, no pain!

On the night of our bridal parade fundraiser, I wore them all evening (which included a waltz) and didn't think of my feet once. Except when people from old ladies to little girls exclaimed, "I LOVE your shoes!" When I got home after the show, I realized that I still had happy feet. That is the best dress shoe experience I've ever had!!!

And that's why I'm so excited about these shoes, why I'm delighted to give you the opportunity to have happy feet yourself. There are three styles and colours to choose from. First in, first served.

If you want them, email me now [ KyriellePublishing(at)xtra.co.nz ], or message me on Facebook.

With my best wishes for your own Happy Feet story!
Narelle

SHOE SALE SPECIFICS


GOLD GLITTER WITH BOW
Size 39 (see shoe size guide below), Heel Height 3.5cm, Upper Materials: Sparkling Glitter, Lining Materials: Leatherette, Outsole Materials: Real Leather.
Price: NZ$25 + $7 shipping (NZ only)


COFFEE
Size 39 (see shoe size guide below), Heel Height 5cm, real leather lining and outsole
Price: NZ$49 + $7 shipping (NZ only)

SNAKESKIN
Size 38 (see shoe size guide below)
The heel and heel cup feature a bold snakeskin print in dark gold and black. The three main toe straps and the ankle strap are a burnt sienna, or coppery chocolate.
Heel Height 3.3cm, Upper & Lining Materials: Leatherette, Outsole Material: Real Leather
Price: NZ$59 + $7 shipping (NZ only)



Buy now. Email Narelle at KyriellePublishing(at)xtra.co.nz, or message me on Facebook.

SHOE SIZE GUIDE

A size 39 shoe is
USA 8
UK 6
AUS 7.5
JAP 24.5
The foot length is
9.5-9.6 inches or 24.1-24.5cm
The foot girth (around the widest part of the foot between pinky toe and joint of big toe) is
8.8-8.9 inches or 22.1-22.4 cm

A size 38 shoe is
USA 7.5
UK 5.5
AUS 7
JAP 24
The foot length is
9.3-9.4 inches or 23.6-24 cm
The foot girth (around the widest part of the foot between pinky toe and join of big toe) is
8.6-8.7 inches or 21.7-22 cm

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FEET
You will need a sheet of paper, pencil, ruler, and measuring tape.

Step 1
Put a sheet of paper on the floor and place your bare foot flat on the paper. Hold the pencil upright against your foot and trace the outline of your foot. It is more accurate to measure while wearing the socks or stockings you will wear with the new shoes.

Step 2
Draw a straight line (parallel to the foot outline) at the back of the heel and again at the longest toe, and measure the distance between the two lines with your ruler. This is the length of your foot.

Step 3
To measure the girth of your foot, run your measuring tape around the widest part of your foot between the pinky toe and the joint of the big toe. Make sure your foot is flat on the paper.

Measure both feet, and select a shoe size that fits the longer, wider foot.


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