Jun 3, 2019

Wrist “Watch”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your outfit and at the same time actually wear all those colorful scarves you’ve collected (but fail to wear),here’s a sweet Summertime solution.

Image courtesy of Second Street. ru/blog

It’s as easy as tying a colorful scarf and knotting it ever so nicely at your wrist. Feel free to get one of those beautiful scarves out of your drawer or check out this lovely site that I just came across called Silk Philosophy.com The site is filled with oodles of beautiful scarves and some major scarf inspiration.

I hope this motivates you to add a pop of interest to your outfit and be on wrist watch!

Scarf from Silk Philosophy.com (great site for beautiful silk scarves)
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May 29, 2019

Wonderful White Suiting

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Once upon a time (long,long ago) wearing a white suit was only deemed as “appropriate” between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Anytime thereafter, it was considered an absolute fashion fax paus to wear a white suit. Well, that was wayyy back then and this is now. We seem to have loosened our style rules and women are wearing and pairing white year round. This “loosening of the dress code” for wearing white suiting brings about a few tips that will ensure that your white (suiting) looks right whatever time of year you decide to wear it! Here are a few favorites:

Burberry
  1. Fit is KEY to making making you look your best. You can buy a less expensive suit but make it look Designer quality with the aid of an expert tailor.

2. Mindful Monochromatic Dressing: Nothing will make you look taller and thinner than wearing all one color and this is especially true when it comes to wearing white. You can add a POP of color when it comes to your accessories. It will complete your look and keep the slim line of your silhouette intact.

Michael Kors Collection White Suit @ Net a Porter $2,195.00

3. Style Staple: A good white suite can last for years so “buy well buy once.”

4. A white suit looks best and skims your body better when it’s lined.

BCBG Max Azria Upas Cape Jacket $228.00
BCBG Max Azria Lloyd Layered Jacket $228.00
BCBG Max Azria Abrielle Sleeveless Peplum Top $178.00
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May 8, 2019

Sale Site(s) Spotlight

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
Sites to source when shopping online..here’s the SHORT list…..Enjoy

If your Inbox is deluged with offers from online sale sites and you just don’t have enough hours in the day to suss out the good from the bad..I’m here to help. Below you will find a list of some of my absolute favorite online sale sites. I hope you will quell your sale craving and help you find that perfect product for whatever you ‘re sourcing.

For quick access to site-Click on site name before the tag (click on this link)

Gilt

Specializing in luxury apparel and accessories. Gilt wants to do it all in the luxury segment. The site boasts everything from fashion and home goods to fine food and travel.

More about Gilt (click on this link) Owned by the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt is considered the grande dame of flash sales. These days Gilt has pivoted from just flash sales, offering full-price merchandise and (nonflash) discounted items, in addition to daily deals.

HauteLook

Specializing in fashion for the whole family. Women, men and kids’ apparel — HauteLook has it all, as well as beauty, shoes and home decor.

More about HauteLook(click on this link) : This site is Nordstrom’s foray into the world of flash sale sites. The CEO has called HauteLook a “West Coast­­–casual” company, so expect the products, like sophisticated floral dresses and organic skincare products, to reflect that aesthetic. With new events launching every day at 8 a.m. PST, something new is sure to catch your eye.

Rue La La

Specializing in home decor, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. This invitation-only online boutique marketplace is curated daily with the best of the best in women’s, men’s, and kids’ fashion, home decor, travel experiences and more.

More about Rue La La(click on this link): Shopping on Rue La La is an adrenaline rush: There’s a countdown clock that shows how long a boutique is open, and then another countdown clock once you put something in your cart (so there’s no squatting on that TUMI carry-on). If you love the thrill of a good deal, bookmark Rue La La.

Joss & Main

Specializing in home design. Find the highest-quality houseware, furniture, decorative accents, lifestyle accessories and gifts.

More about Joss & Main(click on this link): If home design is your jam, you’re likely familiar with Joss & Main. Featuring vintage wall art, mid-century modern furniture and traditional accents, the site’s inventory is carefully curated. Your living room won’t look like your neighbor’s—it’ll look better!

11. One Kings Lane

Specializing in discounted home goods, decor, furniture, rugs and lighting. Offering eclectic goods from top-notch brands, One Kings Lane also has vintage pieces for a truly one-of-a-kind buy.

More about One Kings Lane(click on this link): This is definitely the site our designer friends mention when we tell them we’re looking to spruce up our house without going broke. One Kings Lane groups items by style (Modern Ease, Coastal Charm, Parisian Chic, etc.) so it’s easy to find goods that match the vibe of your home. If you still need a little help, you can consult with a designer for free!

Shop It to Me

Specializing in sale fashion and accessories for men and women. A daily shopping email—it’s called Salemail—with items handpicked just for you.

More about Shop It to Me(click on this link): Too busy to spend hours online seeking out the biggest bargains? Well, let this site do the work for you. Tell Shop It to Me your favorite designers and your clothing size, and you’ll be alerted when those items go on sale and more. Easy-peasy.

Sassy Steals

Specializing in fashion and accessories for men, women and children. Sassy Steals allows dealers and artisans to offer their unique items.

More about Sassy Steals(click on this link): From tutu dresses to makeup-brush cleaners to wireless earbuds, you’ll find an exciting variety of products on Sassy Steals. A quick scan of the homepage shows great price points, with many items under $20.

Lot18

Specializing in wine. Count on Lot18 to find the wines that offer more bang for your buck. Experts, mainly former sommeliers, curate high-quality wines for you to buy at the best-possible prices.

More about Lot18(click on this link): Each wine is offered for a limited time, or until all available quantity has been purchased by customers. Lot18 also has a monthly wine club (wine to your doorstep? Sign me up!) and fun collections you can buy—like the perfect pairings for your “Bachelor” viewing parties.

8. Jetsetter

Specializing in travel deals. Warning: Wanderlust is inevitable.

More about Jetsetter(click on this link): Owned by TripAdvisor, this travel search engine was founded to give you insider access, expert knowledge and exclusive experiences. Score hotel rooms or travel deals at a discount, and get those cherished nuggets of practical advice from travel writers who’ve been all over the world.

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Mar 27, 2019

Suiting UP

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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Suits for women have come a long way from the very basic (and maybe a little boring) navy or black, single breasted, 2 button down jacket with matching A- line skirt and a pair of pants. . Thank goodness! Suits for Spring 2019 seem to have a bit more edge and style and are much more flattering.

If you happen to be looking for a few quick and easy tips to UP your “Spring Suit Style” here are a few that should do the trick:

  • First and foremost FIT is key! Your suit should fit you to perfection. You can take a moderately priced suit and have it appear to be Couture with the right tailor.
  • If you’re opting for a color PINK IS BIG this season. Very Big. I’m featuring a soft pink from Veronica Beard in today’s blog but you can find suits in a wide array of colors and styles.
Image Courtesy of Talking Shop with Victoria Latu
  • Heels. Yes, I said it heels. Please “elevate” your style and add a heel instead of flats. You don’t have to teeter on 5 inch stilettos but please promise me you’ll at least try. Heels give you a polished put together look and you’ll appear taller and thinner. (Your basic win-win)!
  • Accessories are the perfect finishing touch. Add a great handbag in addition to opting in and adding earrings/ a sleek statement necklace/ bracelet or ring. You don’t have to do all 4 jewelry options-but add one great piece and it will pull your whole look together and amp up your style another notch or 3!
Zoie Pinstrip by Safiyaa (Image courtesy of Modaoperandi.com
Veronica Beard Fogg Dickey Jacket Image Courtesy of Shopbop.com

Dior Bella Black Cut Out Suit
Express Suit Image Courtesy of Viva Luxury.com
Image Courtesy of Victoria Latu Talking Shop
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Mar 6, 2019

Collars UP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

I’ve been giving allot of thought to the neck lately (more specifically hiding the neck-as the skin is so delicate in this area and seems to show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body).

Hence all the high collar details found in today’s post. If you’re looking to detract a little attention from your neck and don’t want to be wrapping scarves around this area on a daily basis why not consider taking your collar UP a notch or two. White collars aren’t a crime and they have a way of turning back time when raised up!

Image Courtesy of Elle.com (Chanel)
Ralph Lauren image courtesy of Pridcilla Mae et al
Image Courtesy of Instagram Yvonne Victoria
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Feb 8, 2019

Bring on the Bling

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Happy Friday, Glamour Girl. There’s been something on my mind lately and it is style related hence- I feel compelled to share it with you. Am I alone on this one or do you agree that we all need a little bit of bling in your day? Lately, I’ve noticed a major gravitational pull toward the perusing of sparkly items. Glitter is always on my radar but as of this week it seems stronger than ever. I can’t quite explain it and yet I sit here pondering the following: could this unceasing penchant for sparkle be caused by: 1) the holidays being O.V.E.R. and longing for something festive 2.) the dark days of Winter with gloomy days abounding are starting to wear on us and we need a bit of sun SHINE in our day or 3.) we just like something sparkly and pretty? How about: All of the above! In keeping with my quest of putting a little bit of bling back in your day and not suggesting you go over the top and look like you’re ready to wear so much glitter that you could bring in an oncoming plane, might I recommend a major “on- trend” item that is spotted everywhere as of late..the rhinestone belt. Now this is NOT the rhinestone cowboy belt of days gone bye but instead a really chic and sleek belt that you can wear with, skirts, pants, everyday dresses and jeans. Yes, you heard me JEANS. In fact,jeans are my number one preference in putting a little bling back into your wardrobe rotation.

Image Courtesy of www.whowhatwear.com
Rhinestones Belts Updated….
Farah Rhinestone Belt by Free Peopele $158.00
Farah Rhinestone Belt by Free People $158.00
Express Crystal Gem Belt $59.90
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Oct 25, 2018

Two Cute…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

It’s been  a busy day BUT that doesn’t mean I didn’t take a nano second to peruse a few emails and come across a fashion tidbit on not one but two pretty jackets/blazers that are so stylish and uber affordable.

Ann Taylor Fringe Moto $179.00

I must admit, no one was more surprised than me (and maybe you will be too) to find these Chanel inspired  jackets available at (wait for it…Ann Taylor)! I knowwww. Now, take a deep breath and collect yourself enough to click on the links embedded on the images provided  and feel free to order away.

Ann Taylor Tweed Military Jacket $179.00

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Oct 23, 2018

Jewelry Organization Tips and Tricks

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

When one of your dearest friends on the planet tells you she has just dropped the contents of her jewelry box on the floor and is in need of some jewelry organization tips, one does not hesitate for even a nano second to oblige.

My friend Mary, is a major and I do mean MAJOR… Glamour Girl. She is a  classic beauty and surrounds herself with the most gorgeous pieces. (Read into that ….Mary has a very elevated taste level aka great taste)! When she mentioned that the jewelry box  had fallen on the floor I wanted to fly right out and bend down and pick up every bit of bling because when it comes to Mary, you just know every piece is Estate worthy and who doesn’t love an afternoon admiring some pretty substantial sparkly!

As time was of the essence, I wanted to respond and give Mary some easy  organizing tips that require a few simple steps:

There are basically two basic components of jewelry organization:

  1. Group like items together
  2. Make sure you can see EVERYTHING. (If you don’t see it you won’t use it or…. even remember you have it). i.e. Don’t even think of throwing everything in a drawer without any dividers because when it comes to jewelry we are talking major tangling and possibly damaging your beautiful bling (and that is so NOT happening on my watch).

If you have the drawer space I suggest:

A. Drawer organizers (available at The Container Store and Michael’s) 

B. If you lack drawer space opt for displaying your items in pretty trays and decorative  items on  top of your dresser. (see above photo)

C. If you have oodles of wall space, might I suggest a decorative hanging of your most beautiful items for easy access and major display options. 

P.S. Miss you Mary-Wish I was there to help organize your fabulous jewelry drawers.

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Sep 28, 2018

Wonderful Wine

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Image courtesy of ladyzest.com

Image Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli F/W 2018

Is it me or have you noticed that everyone seems to be craving wine lately?.

I know many of you love a glass of wine however  that is not the wine I am referencing in this blog post. Instead, I’m talking about the Fall hue of the SEASON-Wine!

The color wine,burgundy…whatever you want to call it is a rich,bold, beautiful color that looks good on everyone and you are going to be seeing oodles of it  this season. Here are a few images that I hope will inspire.

Image Courtesy of Katie Stern Collection

Image Source unavailable Pinterest.com

Image courtesy of Joanna Ortiz Collection

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Sep 27, 2018

Get to the POINT

Posted By: Terri

Here’s your style scoop for the day:

A pointed toe shoe elongates the leg, and aids in making you look taller and thinner (and I ask-who doesn’t want that)?! It doesn’t matter what the heel height is: 5 inch,kitten heel or flats-pointed toe is the way to go to look chic and sleek. You’re welcome.

Image courtesy of Stylemepretty.com

Image: Kitten heels courtesy of Sole Society

Image courtesy of Victoria’s Secret.com

 

 

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