May 22, 2017

Fit to a Tee

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Category: Fashion tips

If you haven’t taken note lately of the sudden reemergence of the logo tee  be forewarned it’s BACKKKKKKK and in a BIG way. Logo tee’s are being sported with everything including upscale skirting (think any and all designer brands even Chanel and YES you are reading that right-see exhibit A which would be the first photo posted  below with fringe).

Should you want to get on the logo tee band wagon and really make this look work here are a few tried and true rules for looking stylish.

Your logo tee should fit. Period. End of Story.  Think sleek and chic. Check that the shoulder seams hit your proportion perfectly and please I beg you no baggy tee’s worn to “cover up” a problem area because the problem with THAT idea is it only accentuates the problem. You want to look pulled together not pulled apart.

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Image source unknown via Pinterest

Dress your tee up or dress it down but the preference should be to tuck in the tails and look polished.

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Image Courtesy of wachabuy.com

Two resources with some aaaadorable tee’s to consider are Shopbop.com and my latest fashion find for fashionable tee shirts that are so adorable and affordable is Eugoriashop.com ( most of their tee’s are $22.00 and they also do custom. orders. They run a tad baggy so just go down a size for a slim fit).

Image courtesy of Shopbop.com

Image courtesy of Shopbop.com CHRLDR Fashionista T-Shirt $72.00

Image Courtesy of  Eugoriashop.com

Image Courtesy of Eugoriashop.com

 

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Mar 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted By: Terri

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St. Patrick’s Day-may it bring you luck and a fashionable dose of green!

P.S. FUN FACT: Green is deemed the color of the year by the “color Experts” aka Pantone.

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Mar 15, 2017

In Pursuit of Removing Pesky Pen Marks

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
Favorite method to remove ink stains

My favorite method to remove ink stains

It’s happened to all of us. The dreaded pen marks that land somewhere very conspicuous on our favorite piece of clothing.  Now you know this never happens to an item of clothing that we could care less about but instead it somehow occurs when we are wearing one of our absolute favorite wardrobe staples. Like that pristine white blouse or the perfect fitting pair of tan wool pants that you paid waaaaay to much for but they were the perfect fit and you wear them constantly. I KNOW you know exactly what I’m talking about. Soooo as a public service announcement to all my wonderful readers I thought it might be of great interest to find a solution to removing those pesky pen marks that somehow make their mark where they don’t belong…

First place a clean cloth underneath the stain before applying any solution. This helps prevent any ink from running through to the piece of garment underneath.

  • Chances are it’s gone through to the other side of the fabric, so after cleaning the top of the garment, make sure to work on the back as well before laundering as usual. Some prefer working on the underside first, then the top.
  • You can use a soft toothbrush to “scrub” the spot a bit with the chosen treatment, but make sure you don’t scrub so hard that you permanently damage the garment’s fibers.
  • Be careful with any method you choose, test a small area first to make sure the formula won’t damage the garment.
  • If you’re finding that one method is not giving you the desired results and wish to switch to another, make sure to thoroughly rinse and wash out (by hand) the residue from the first treatment before moving onto the next. Always use cool water, not hot since the heat can set the mark.
  • If it’s carpet you’re working with, these should work too. Just make sure to test first.

Recipe #1 1 TBS Vinegar 1 TBS Milk 1 tsp Borax 1 tsp Lemon Juice

  • Mix together all the ingredients then apply to spot, leave for about 10 minutes. Dampen a sponge with cool water then dab at it until it’s gone.

#2 Hairspray

  • Spray hairspray over it until it’s well saturated. Wait 30 minutes then dab at it with a sponge first soaked in cool water. You may have to soak it in hairspray a couple times.

#3 Fingernail Polish Remover (plain, unscented)

  • Test a small unnoticeable area of the garment first before using. This could discolor some fabrics. The method is the same as above, saturate the area then dab at it with a cool, wet sponge.

#4 Toothpaste (Plain paste, not gel, no bleach)

  • Just like with the white collars trick and the permanent marker tip, toothpaste can help lift ink from fabric too. Apply, let set for a few minutes, then run under cool water while gently rubbing the toothpaste into the fabric. Repeat as necessary.

#5 Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol)

  • Saturate with isopropyl alcohol, leave for 30 minutes, then try lifting it up with a sponge first wet with cool water.

#6 Vinegar (Regular White Household)

  • Pour a teaspoon of vinegar directly on top and allow to rest for about 10 minutes. Then dab a drop or two of liquid dish detergent onto the area. Rub it in gently with your fingers. Leave to rest for about 5 minutes. Rinse under cool water, gently rubbing the soap into the fabric while the water rinses the area.

#7 WD-40

  • Spray over area and after a minute or two, rinse off.

#8 Shaving Cream

  • This needs to be the foaming shaving cream, not the gel. Spray a bit of the foam on top, wait 30 minutes, then run under cool water while gently rubbing with your fingers

#9 Ivory Soap (bar)

  • Run the fabric under cool water so it’s good and wet. Rub the Ivory Soap bar into the area (not too roughly or it will damage the fibers), make sure to rub a good amount of soap into the spot. Leave for 30 minutes. Add a couple drops of liquid dish detergent, rub in with your fingers (gently), then run under cool water.

#10 Buttermilk

  • Let the item soak in Buttermilk for 24 hours, then rinse under cool water with a bit of Ivory soap or liquid hand soap. If that hasn’t gotten rid of it, soak in Buttermilk again and repeat the process.

Success! After you have successfully lifted out the stain, rinse the item very well in cool water to completely wash away all traces of the treatment you used. Then launder the garment as you normally would Stain solutions courtesy of tipnut.com

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Mar 2, 2017

Spring Cleaning

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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March. The final hurrah of Winter and entrance into all things SPRING! Right about now you’re probably reassessing that notion of your New Year’s resolution to unclutter and thinking ahead to Spring cleaning. I know for many the thought of cleaning out anything can be overwhelming especially when it comes to our closets. We become so attached to everything we own and in particular our clothing because we associate a memory with what we were wearing. I am guilty as charged right along with you on all counts and can feel your pain when it comes to parting with a piece of attire that has special significance. I’m not about to give you some major tough love-if you absolutely have to keep that pair of jeans that no longer fit and haven’t for the last (ohhh say 20 years-we’re good) but more times than not we hold on to waaaaaay to much and our closet is more clutter than clothing. Bearing all that in mind I’m going to suggest taking some BABY STEPS on the task of a much needed Spring “closet” cleaning. Let’s start small with your lingerie drawers. This should be easy peasy and a great jump start to getting the rest of the process done.

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Line up your bras light to dark.

Bras: Line up light to dark and for the love of God get rid of any bra that no longer fits, is showing wear and tear or has lost it’s shape. If your bra looks saggy so will you. No can do!

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Tuck bra straps underneath bra to bring a more uniform look to your drawer.

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Drawer Dividers at Bed Bath and Beyond-Just click on pic to go to item.

 Underwear, socks, scarves and bras (without padding) can be folded neatly (again light to dark)Love these  drawer dividers you can purchase at numerous stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, the Container Store  or Target.(Click on the picture above I found the best priced  drawer dividers at Bed Bath and Beyond $15.99 (+)  20% off coupon via their site.

Remember think Baby Steps-Together we will get your spring closet clean up under control and if you still feel overwhelmed stop by the Glamorous Closet Facebook page for discounts on my Closet Organization Services for March.

 https://www.facebook.com/The-Glamorous-Closet-141963845917063/

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Feb 24, 2017

The Great Hoisery Debate

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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Image Courtesy of Pinterest/ Source Unknown

There seems to be a MAJOR discussion as of late concerning (wait for it) hosiery, stockings-whatever name you wish to refer to the aforementioned.  Not only is the topic of wearing nude hosiery a touchy subject on the web between Uber Stylist Rachel Zoe (being in favor of wearing nude hosiery siting Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton as: “A fashion icon that can do no wrong.” and who P.S.  is the entire reason this subject is being debated in the first place due to Kate’s penchant for donning nude hosiery “often” (and by often we mean ALL THE TIME).

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On the other side of the debate is Project Runway’s Tim Gun. When InStyle.com inquired his stance on the topic of wearing nude hosiery he replied: “I think there are few things that look as anachronistic as a sheer stocking“.  ( Soooooo-clearly not a fan) . Bearing in mind that these are two very high profile style savants in the  fashion industry one is compelled to get a third point of view from the general public-or in this case my girlfriends at the gym.

This very group of workout buddies are what the rest of the country would consider to be in very good shape-not for nothing we DO reside in  LA  and it  kind of comes with the territory-instead of the daily bagel and smear you have the daily workout .  As we ventured into a deep discussion about this topic we all seemed to gravitate toward wearing hosiery unless one is opting for a long sundress, below the knee skirt or were blessed with legs rivaling Cindy Crawford’s. Now to be fair we are all over 40 and even though we are all what would be considered FIT there is a certain age that your skin tone and legs just look a whole lot better with a little coverage and by coverage we mean stockings. Sheer stockings not only  give you a smoother silhouette but it gives your skin tone a uniform boost not to mention it can really have less wear and tear on your shoes insoles. One major addendum to this stocking solution would be when the hot Summer temps soar and there is no way you are going to wear anything on your legs except some self tanner. In this situation I beg you- for the love of your backside please have a hemline that covers whatever irregularities that may show up. Translation-watch the hem length and make sure you check the rear view mirror before venturing out.

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Feb 12, 2017

It’s a Crewel World

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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Image Courtesy of Vogue.com

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Image Courtesy of Gucci.com

Have you noticed how many fashion forward items are embellished with embroidery lately? It’s everywhere and on everything from dresses to jeans, shoes and handbags. This isn’t your Grandmother’s crewel work  but instead a more refined elegant look in a multitude of vibrant colors. Maybe it’s a “crewel” world after all.

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Image Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

 

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Feb 9, 2017

Style Solution #1

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

The number on key to looking your best in anything is Fit! It’s all about how well your clothing enhances your shape and nobody but nobody is a perfect size..so when in doubt source a respectable, affordable, skilled tailor and whah lah-your style solution is solved pronto.

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Image Courtesy of Elle.com

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Feb 6, 2017

“Check” this out

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
Image Courtesy of Balmain

Image Courtesy of Balmain

Today’s Style Tip: For major impact when mixing checks of different sizes keep it cohesive and blend different size patterns in the same color palette. Not only will you have a major style statement but since you are working in a monochromatic manner you will appear taller and thinner. Basically a win-win. To look extra svelte: keep in mind that large scale checks make that area appear the same-larger and small check prints make area appear smaller. Note the small check at the wait in a lighter color drawing attention to a widdled middle.

Image Courtesy of Luxury Fashion Journal via Facebook Page

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Jan 17, 2017

Trend Report: Ravishing Ruffles

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Have you noticed that there seem to be a lot of ruffles happening in and on sweaters as of late?  I love a great ruffle-it’s feminine and can add a soft detail to any outfit but when looking to embrace this latest trend keep in mind the size and placement of ruffles to make it work for your particular figure type. Here are a few style solutions to aid in making this latest trend perfect for your figure.

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Voluminous sleeves look best on petite figures. The multiple rows add  extra sleeve width will make you appear larger on top.

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Image courtesy of LOIEL.com

The bell sleeve detail starting below the elbow is a great option for all figure types. It elongates your arm and adds a pop of style at your wrist.

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Image courtesy of Vogue.com Rachel Comey Fall 2016

For those not wanting to accentuate their arms but still want a bit of ruffle detail opt out for this uber slim ruffle option.

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Nov 27, 2016

Style Reminder-Leopard IS a NEUTRAL

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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Image courtesy of Neiman Marcus Dolce & Gabbana Dress

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Image courtesy of myglamwrld tumblr.com

Image courtesy of Fashion-isha

Image courtesy of Fashion-isha

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Here’s a little style reminder that  just may come in handy (especially during the holidays-when time management is at an all time high)-Leopard is a neutral and can be paired up with just about anything  to make an outfit look sleek and stylish.  Sooo when you find yourself dressing at warp speed but you want to look like you actually had oodles of time to put some serious fashion thought into your outfit-just pair it with some form of animal print accent and whah lah-instant style! You need only keep one simple style rule in mind-it’s best to wear only ONE animal print at a time.  Happy styling!

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