Aug 9, 2018

White Pant Rules

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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Just about every Glamour Girl knows that wearing head -to- toe basic black can make you “appear” slimmer and taller-hence the reason why we have oodles of black in our closets.

But ….it’s still summer and before we break out all that black for fall there’s still time to wear white- as in your basic white pant because not for noth’n they go with EVERYTHING! That’s the good news. The not so good news is that white pants can make you appear heavier IF you don’t abide by a few simple tried and true style rules:

Numero Uno! #1. Fit is KEY. Make sure your white pants fit you PERFECTLY. There should be no signs of pulling/stretching (aka thigh lines going horizontally) or gaping. Both issues only accentuate one’s figure flaws and I don’t think THAT’s the look that anyone is going for. Bear in mind that nobody and I do mean No BODY has a perfect figure so don’t be hard on yourself. Get a pair of white pants/jeans that fit you in the hips and thighs and if need be have the waist tailored to fit.

2.White has no filter! If you choose to wear white anything-it must be lined or made in a fabrication dense enough to not see -through. No one needs to see your pocket or pantie lines.

3.White can go from chic to shabby in a matter of seconds if you have a spot, splatter or sweat stains on your garment. Proper cleaning and maintenance is key when it comes to wearing white and looking right.

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For additional  GTGG posts on wearing white check out:

http://www.gotoglamourgirl.com/2011/05/17/all-white-now/

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Jul 23, 2018

Drawer Detail….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

I was helping a friend organize her wardrobe today and after we finished the closet portion of the style reboot we went into the “dreaded drawers.” She alerted me ahead of time that they were an absolute disaster-translation “a mess” BUT that has never stopped me from going in and getting things in proper order. I love a challenge and in most cases all you need do is follow a few simple steps and your drawers can be delightfully organized and detailed in no time.

Here are a few quick tips to getting your drawer detail done pronto:

  1. Start by taking EVERYTHING out of your drawers-yes..I do mean everything.
  2. Once everything is out of the drawers- start sorting what you do and  don’t wear. *Rule of thumb- if the item doesn’t look good, doesn’t fit, is damaged or you’ve never worn it( tell tale tags still hanging) -it’s time to discard,donate or give to someone that you know might use it.
  3. Next -fold items neatly into categories: Jeans, Shorts, workout wear,tee shirts, sweaters ,scarves-(I think you get the picture) etc.
  4. Now that all items are folded and into categories, place back into your  drawers with items you use most toward the top of your dresser.

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Mar 19, 2018

Pencil Me In

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Pencil Skirts are a wardrobe must have. You can sport a pretty pencil skirt no matter what size or shape you are bearing in mind only ONE style rule..the pencil has got to fit! Fit is key in every apparel item to look it’s very best but when it comes to wearing a pencil skirt this rule is  the deal breaker between looking chic or cheap. Make sure the number one area that your pencil skirt skims your body to perfection is in the hips and remember you are just one alteration away from taking in the waist to ensure pencil nirvana!

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Mar 6, 2018

Terrific Tassels

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Spring is just around the corner and one accessory item that is trending is the tassel earring. The terrific tassel look is available in a number of styles and price points on oodles of sites but for my money there is one site that really brings you some pretty fun tassel looks at verrrry affordable price points. Check out the offering at Bauble Bar and try on a tassel or two this Spring.

Grecian Tassel Earrings $42.00

Granita Tassel Earrings $38.00

Gabriela Stud Tassel Earring Available in a large assortment of colors. $48.00

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Feb 21, 2018

Tuesday Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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Jan 31, 2018

The Black Opaque..Slimming & Stylish

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Here’s a little style tip to consider when dressing for Winter and wanting to look stylish.  Winter dressing  usually means multiple layers which is anything but figure flattering but in an effort to keep warm and look as svelte as possible might I suggest pairing a dark pair of opaques with a dark heel and by dark I usually mean BLACK. Nothing is going to elongate the leg, and give the appearance of looking slimmer than the above mentioned pairing. Doesn’t matter if  you opt for a pair of low heals, a knee length or over the knee boot or even ankle booties this combo will not only keep you warm but you will look 10 pounds thinner and that’s without giving up your triple espresso foam on top latte. Happy pairing!

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Dec 12, 2017

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

File under “good to know.” With the holidays at hand you may be needing this…

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Nov 28, 2017

Tuesday Tip-Be Heeled.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

O.K,.MAJOR disclaimer. I can’t take one ounce of credit for the following information but when I came across this article that touts determining heel height and COMFORT, I have to share it with you my wonderful readers ASAP. Bearing in mind that all things concerning fashion and style are of utmost importance, what could be more life changing than being able to determine if your high heel purchases are going to be comfortable prior to purchase!

Thanks to the peeps at She Finds.com I  share their 2 second trick to determine if your heels are going to be comfortable . I mean seriously….2 seconds. I’m in and so will you be after reading this: Enjoy!

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Buying new heels is always dicey. Especially if you buy them online or can’t try them on in the store–you have no idea of knowing whether they’ll be the most comfortable shoes in the world or if they’ll be horribly painful and wreak havoc on your feet. Some shoes that you assume would be comfortable, like low heels or wedges, can turn out to be the worst culprits. You just never know! Or–that is, until right now when I’m going to drop the most amazing truth bomb on you: there is a way to tell if heels are uncomfortable just by looking at them. This 2-second trick is a game changer and every shoe lover should know it.

What is it? It’s all about the distance from the sole to the heel. The longer the distance (ideal: 3cm or greater), the more comfortable the shoe will be. As Glamour points out, this is because this distance dictates the pitch (read: incline) of the shoe. The shorter the distance (2.5 cm or less), the higher the pitch and the more weight that’s transferred to your toes. Ouch!

So, when buying new shoes in store, ask the salesperson for a tape measure and actually measure this distance. You will get an immediate read on whether they’re comfortable or not. (Don’t forget to ask if they run true to size, wear them around the store for as long as possible, and order your exact size).

If you’re ordering online and can’t psychically measure the shoe, what you can do is measure your computer screen and compare it to other heels on the same site. The heels with the longer distance from heel to sole will be more comfortable, and the heels with the shorter distance should be avoided.

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Nov 21, 2017

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri

This bears repeating as we go into the holiday season and you just may be purchasing a pair or two (or three) of new shoes.

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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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