Feb 24, 2017

The Great Hoisery Debate

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nov 19, 2016

Winter White done Right!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Winter White is soooo beautiful BUT  it has to be done right. To keep your look sleek and stylish follow these simple rules:

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#1. Wearing white head to toe needn’t be tricky. If you don’t have a full out ensemble already in your closet you can mix different textures of white and whah- lah “major style statement. ” Bear in mind that when wearing all white make sure your shoes and accessories have some sort od detailing or interest to keep the eye engaged. (Note the gold platform on her shoe below? Of course you did -See it adds interest -point taken).

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#2. Don’t be afraid to add a POP of color when wearing all white. To make a statement opt for only  ONE POP OF COLOR.

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#3. We all know that white goes with everything but remember lighter colors can make an area appear larger and that’s not just in your rear view mirror. If you’re looking to appear slimmer and taller opt for darker colors on the bottom and keep the lighter winter white hues  closer to your face. If however you are very slim on the lower part of your body and want to make that area appear larger than by all means wear white on the bottom half and know that most of us are jealous-but in a good way!

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Finally…. Winter white is beautiful (we’ve established that) but always remember these two most fundamental style rules when it comes to wearing white- no matter what  the Season : Never ever under any circumstances wear white to a wedding UNLESS the bride has instructed you to do so or you are the Bride and it’s your wedding.  winter-white-wedding Last but not least always and I DO mean Always make sure when sporting white pants, skirts, shorts, dresses, (you get the picture) that the item is made well  enough or in a fabrication thick enough that it is not transparent enabling one to see what’s going on underneath aka visible  panty lines ….when it doubt have item lined.

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Nov 9, 2016

Fashion Fix

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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Nov 2, 2016

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Tuesday’s tip…”Nailed it!

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Oct 13, 2016

Bling goes with EVERYTHING!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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I admit I have a major penchant for SPARKLE. Throughout the years I have come to “embrace” the notion that every outfit could benefit from a little bit of bling. BLING..is not just for dress up anymore but for your daily dose of “pretty. ” Pair a little bit of shine with a tee or denim or really ANYTHING for that matter.  However you decide to adorn yourself -when it comes to bling… I have two bits of wisdom to impart:

1. Make it a STATEMENT piece.

2.Bear in mind that if the bling you are wearing is on the rather large side (i.e. the shine alone  from said bling could bring in small planes) one only need wear ONE major bit of bling at a time.

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