Nov 9, 2017

Handle It!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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If you happen to have a bevy of beautiful scarves tucked away in your drawer doing absolutely nothing here’s a style suggestion. Why not take them out of hiding and tie them on your handbag. Not only does this solution get that beautiful scarf out of storage but it adds a much needed pop of color to your outfit.

There are so many easy ways to adorn your handbag with a scarf and here are just a few easy suggestions that anyone can handle!

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Nov 7, 2017

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri

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Sweater weather is here! Bearing in mind that we have a multitude of sweater options available to keep us warm  the standard turtleneck  stands the test of time as a style staple. Turtlenecks can not only keep us warm but elevate an outfit to “uber  chic” in a matter of seconds. The key to  making sure that your turtleneck compliments your shape  is found in following these style rules:

  1. First and foremost: Wear a well fitted bra-preferably an underwire to give your shape proportion. The last  thing (and I do mean the very last thing you should do) is go without the proper undergarment. Don’t even think of going bra less. End of story.
  2. Fit is KEY. If your turtleneck skims your body make sure it is not pulling at the bust,shoulders or waist.

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3.   If you opt for a more bulky turtleneck make sure you pair it with a slimmer fitting bottom. You don’t want to look bulky on top and bottom.

 

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Oct 24, 2017

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Sad but true-80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Whaaat? I know it seems unlikely that many of us are walking around wearing a bra that’s either too big or to small but facts are facts and the solution to this problem is sooo doable. Many department stores (Nordstrom / Macy’s/Bloomies/Saks and Neimans have some pretty knowledgeable associates in lingerie) not to mention the shops that specialize in beautiful lingerie (usually the best place to go)-all there and readily available to help you find the perfect fitting bra.

Truth be told a bra that gives you a lift (literally) both in shape and proportion can make you look younger and slimmer. A win win on all fronts…

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Oct 9, 2017

Leopard LOVE

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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Don’t you just LOVE animal prints?! Me too,guilty as charged! For my money there is nothing and I do mean nothing that really elevates your outfit up a style notch faster than  adding a pop of animal print to your outfit. Now I just want to mention before going any further that being the animal lover that I am …when it comes to any type of animal print faux is the ONLY way to go but  the good news is that faux looks fabulous. Here are a few style ideas to inspire and always remember that leopard is a neutral so  you can pair it with anything,denim, plaids, prints “other” neutrals-the animal print is truly a style staple.

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Sep 25, 2017

Trending-The White Ankle Boot

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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Remember that old style rule that said: “No white after Labor Day.”Wellllll, it seems that the style savants didn’t get THAT memo and suddenly white ankle boots are everywhere for Fall 2017. Now just between you and I white boots are “O.K.” if you want to call some major attention to your feet or pant line but as a whole, if you aren’t one that’s been blessed with the thinnest thighs on the planet perhaps this trend might be one to delete from your Pinterest board. However, if you find yourself longing to wear this trend and you don’t have the thighs of a supermodel might I suggest flare leg pants and an attitude of utter confidence. At the end of the day I’m all about you being you and if you must wear white (even after Labor Day) why not check out these super affordable boots from Zara. They’re under $50.00 ($39.90 to be exact) have a very walkable kitten heel and won’t break the bank which is really a good thing because trends come and go and I have a feeling this trend won’t be on repeat.

 

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Aug 22, 2017

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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Who knew??? Now you do!

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Aug 3, 2017

Kimono Craving(s)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Lately I seem to be OBSESSED with the kimono.  To be clear this current craving does not harken for the kimono of yesterday (which was characteristically made of a very heavy and ornate satin fabric and tied with an Obie belt) but instead today’s version is constructed from  fabrications that flow and can be found in  a bevy of pretty prints and solids. The updated kimono is often paired with jeans and/or a cropped pant but looks equally “chic’ over a summer dress or short combo.

There are a few rules of the road to make today’s kimono glamour worthy and of course to aid in achieving a look that gives you the slimmest silhouette…(which truth be told is probably the main goal with every outfit).

When selecting the perfect kimono for your body type keep in mind the following style guidelines:

1. FABRICATION  Opt for fabrics with a beautiful drape aka one that flowwwws.  It makes the whole look more fluid and relaxed yet polished.

2 .VOLUME   Keep the volume of a kimono in check. Translation: this is an unconstructed look that is not meant to be tailored BUT  that doesn’t mean you want to wear a kimono so voluminous that it hides YOU! One size fits ALL is a fashion myth.

3. LENGTH   Think proportion when it comes to length. A long(ish) flowing kimono is elongating to your silhouette however keep in mind if you are shorter or heavier choose a style that hits above the ankle and go for a smaller print or darker solids.

4. PRINTS VS SOLIDS   Rule of thumb: Smaller prints and darker colors are always more slimming but if you prefer brighter colors for Summer look for a kimono with side panels insets. (Additional style note: Monochromatic dressing aids greatly in making you look your most svelte). In the end the best way to make a kimono uber flattering is add a heel. Heels always raise the style quotient not to mention the additional height gives you a long lean look.

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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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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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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).

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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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