October 27, 2014

Coat Covet

Who says you can't look fabulous while still staying warm? Many people start exchanging looking good for staying warm once the cooler months roll in, but now you don't have to!

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October 23, 2014

Sweater Weather

Sweater weather is finally here! It is time to break out those cardigans again. Heavy wools and deep colors are always on trend for the Fall season. Tip, try out the newest trend by wearing these sweaters with a pencil skirt for a new look! 

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October 13, 2014

Search and Destroy: How To Declutter Your Closet

Your closet is one of your first stops in the morning and may determine your mood for the rest of the day. Does your closet make you feel overwhelmed? Are you having trouble finding clothing in your closet? Do you feel like you don't have anything to wear but you have a closet filled to the brim? Do you have a sentimental attachment to your clothes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should get started immediately. The beginning of each day will start with confidence rather then frustration. 

Step 1
Allow 2-5 hours. Enlist the help of a friend ONLY if she will actually help motivate, and not be a distraction. Otherwise music is another good option for motivation.

Step 2
Review your wardrobe. If you have not worn clothes for 2 years there is probably a reason. Ask yourself if this item was in a store right now would you buy it. Here is some criteria you should consider. It will help make the evaluation period quicker.

Criteria for eliminating clothes from closet:
a. Doesn't fit
b. Sentimental or evokes memories
c. Piled, stained, faded or ripped
d. You hate the way you look in it
e. No longer your style

Step 3
Have your tools accessible.

Tools needed:
-2 large garbage bags
-masking tape
-fashion magazines
-optional rolling rack
-storage bins, containers, etc. for accessories 

Storage is dedicated for different categories of accessories i.e scarves, shoes, handags, belts, jewelry-necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.

Step 4
Remove all the clothes from your closet. Label 2 large trash bags. One label Trash (clothes that are ripped, stained, etc). Label the other one Donate (items you don't wear but are in good condition). Your third pile "Keep", can go on an optional rolling rack or on the bed. 

Step 5
Tackle you accessories- organize by item for easy access and viewing.

Step 6
After reviewing clothes, ask yourself two questions. Is there is anything over 2 years old that has not been worn? Does it fit? Are you keeping something that is sentimental or evokes memories? Is it piled, stained, faded or ripped? Do you hate the way you look in it? Is it no longer your style? 

If you answered yes to any of these question you most likely should get rid of those clothes.

Here is more information about styling your closet http://www.stylingsession.com/p/let-me-style-your-closet.html

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October 6, 2014

Universal Tips for Accessorizing

You can have the best outfit on, but it's all in the details, and if those finishing touches are off nothing will look good. Hope these tips will help getting ready go a little smoother.

TIP 1: Make sure your outfit fits your body well. Your clothes should never be too tight or too loose. Having great fit will become your best accessory! 

TIP 2: Get fitted for a bra by a professional. A good bra changes the look of your outfit. Too many women walk around with a bra that is either too tight or too loose without realizing.

TIP 3: There is a fine line between sexy and trashy. Make sure you do not show too much skin. If you are wearing a deep plunge dress, make sure the length is not too short.

TIP 4: Your eyewear is an accessory so be careful if you're adding other accessories above the bust line.

TIP 5: Add a pop of color with neutral clothing. A handbag, scarf, or a pair of shoes will make a great fashion statement.

TIP 6: Don't forget about the jewelry, it can make the biggest statement. Long chains, cuff bracelet, brooches, big rings and big earrings will add the perfect touch if they are current in style. On the same note, if they are dated it could toss you back into an era that you might not want to be in.

TIP 7: If you are not sure if you are over accessorizing, then you probably are. Try taking off the last accessory you put on. People should admire your style not be blinded by it. Coco Chanel once said "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory."

TIP 8: Last but not least, always look in a full length mirror before you leave the house and don't forget a smile could be your best accessory!