Oct 24, 2021

Monochromatic Monday “Let’s review”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Today I want to share one of my absolute favorite styling secrets to looking taller, slimmer and chic. It’s called monochromatic dressing.  I’ve  know… I’ve blogged about this on more than one occasion (because truth be told,  it’s one of my favorite ways to dress). In addition, full disclosure I have been known to style my clients  in shades of the same hue to help them look and feel fabulous!

If per chance you think this look could hedge on borrrring or perhaps consider that you have to make every item matchy-matchy-(translation-that they have to be the exact same shade for the monochromatic look to work) that would be incorrect. Monochromatic dressing is  anything but boring and you can mix textures within the same color to have a look that appears chic, expensive and well thought out.

If you need a little inspiration to get you moving in a monochromatic mood here you go:

Mixing Textures 

 

Casual Chic in Shades of Grey (Courtesy of Giorgio Armani)

 

If you need just a smidge more clarification that monochromatic dressing is a style staple ..celebrity stylists dress their clients monochromatically so often it’s hard to keep count…

Cate Blanchett

Megan Markle

Bebe Rexa

Blake Lively in Michael Kors

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Jun 24, 2021

The” White” Commandments for Summer Pants…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Just about every Glamour Girl  I know embraces the well known fact that wearing basic black can make you “appear” slimmer and taller-hence the reason why we have oodles of black in our closets.

But it’s SUMMER (double Yah!) and it’s time to starting wearing all that wonderful white that’s been pushed to the back of your closet for waaaaaay to long-and I’m specifically talking about your basic white pant because not for noth’in 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: P.S. or as I refer to them as ….

The White Commandments:

  • Thou shalt wear white pants that are made in a fabrication that gives ample coverage: translation-if you can see through your white pants and notice any panty lines, pocket lines and/or bikini lines… get in line and buy a new pair that you can’t see thru.
  • Thou shalt wear only white pants that FIT Properly! 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.
  • Thou Shalt keep our whites a bright white through proper care & cleaning. White can go from chic to shabby in a matter of seconds if you have a spot, splatter or sweat stains on your garment or if per chance your white has taken on a yellow tinge (from being in your closet past it’s expiration date .(This usually happens with age or dry cleaning any item one too many times). Proper cleaning and maintenance is key when keeping your whites. a beautiful bright WHITE!  

 

Jackie O wearing the most perfect white pant Image Source: Harpers Bazaar Circa 19968

 

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Jun 8, 2021

Tuesday’s Tip-POP of Color to Perk you UP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

If you’re looking for a surefire way to perk UP your look -it’ can be as simple as putting on something  with a major POP of color in a pretty print for Summer 2021. . .

                         Here are a few examples and moments of style inspiration to inspire you to :

                                  “Embrace a POP of PRINT in beautiful colorful shades for Summer . “

 

Image Courtesy Vogue.com Dolce & Gabbana

Image Courtesy of Versace

Image Courtesy of Vogue.com Dolce & Gabbana

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Apr 10, 2021

Let’s get a JUMP(suit) on the weekend.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips

Helloooo Weekend. It’s been  quite a week and I apologize for being MIA…but we’re back and happy to share this post on jumpsuits for Spring and Summer. Below is a sampling of a few of my favorite styles that look good on just about everyone.

Jumpsuits are super comfy and CAN be so flattering!

Here are a few tips to make sure you look your best no matter what style you choose to wear:

  1. Fit is absolute key.
  2. Check pant length in the event you want to pair with heels. Best to go a little longer and roll the hem up when you wear with sneakers or flats. Options are important!
  3. Most denim jumpsuits ae 100% cotton. If you’re going to machine wash -I highly recommend washing alone in a delicate cycle on cold to insure that the color stays vibrant and the jumpsuit doesn’t shrink in size.
  4. Sleeves, no sleeves? I recommend a 3/4 to long sleeve-you can always roll the sleeves up on warmer days.
  5. A cinched in waist will also make you look like you have an hourglass figure.
  6. Dark denim will always make you appear thinner.

Paige Mayslie Jumpsuit ($269.00 @ Shopbop.com)

Citizens of Humanity Marta Jumpsuit $388.00 @ Revolve.com)

DL1961 Better By DL Daniella Jumpsuit (On Sale $223.20 @ Shopbop.com)

 

Blue Jean Baby Jumpsuit ($295.00 @ Stoned Immaculate)

 

OPTIONS (other than Dark Denim)

Pistola Grover Jumpsuit ($139.00 @ Revolve.com)

Retrofete Shirelle Jumpsuit ($675.00 @Shopbop.com)

Acler Hambury Poplin Belted Jumpsuit $470@Intermix.xom

 

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Mar 20, 2021

Hello First Day of Spring & Scarf Styling….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Hello Spring…We thought you’d never get here! When you live in a colder climate, the first day of Spring is not only something you long for but something that doesn’t seem to come fast enough as the Winter months seem to linger on and on and on.

One this first day of Spring it is OFFICAL (as far as the calendar is concerned), and although  the weather temperature outside hasn’t got the memo from the calendar that it is actually SPRING it allows us to anticipate that YES in fact  the onset of warmer, sunnier and longer hours of daylight are ahead! Triple YAY!

Just to get you in the mood for Spring and inspire you that brighter days along with a mroe vibrant color palette are ahead…I thought you might enjoy a selection of brightly colored outfits (inspired by the tulip colors above) with some major scarf styling.

Drape it over your Coat for a SPLASH of color!

Scarves. Yes, you heard me, the scarf never goes out of style and gives you a plethora of way to wear it!

A bold pop of color when draped Over one shoulder…..

Drape softly around your neck

Drape and cinch it  in with a belt at the waist…

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Feb 15, 2021

Suiting UP…Vintage Style

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips

Hello Monday, andddd Happy Presidents Day. As many of us are still working from home and in no need to SUIT UP for the work day I thought a little style inspiration  to give you a much needed style lift…might be in order.

Here’s a look back at some lovely Vintage suiting courtesy of Lilli Ann (an upscale shop that offered women a bevy of beautiful clothing-back in the day).and some style tips to keep you motivated going forward.

When all is said and done I think we can all agree that what we choose to wear each day can absolutely  affect how we feel. A mood boost is sometimes as simple as dressing up or at the very least looking at some beautiful style inspiration. Enjoy!

Jean Patchett in Norma Norell *Photo by John Rawlings for Vogue February 1, 1951

Style Notes:

  • Great tailoring
  • Cinched in waist to define figure,
  • V-Neckline
  • Tapered skirting (Elongates the body  and makes one appear taller and slimmer).

 

“Good taste” stands the test of time.

Dorian Leigh Photo by Roger Prigent Harpers Bazaar January 1955

Enjoy and Happy Monday.

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Nov 10, 2020

Tuesday’s Tips

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Give your Mood a BOOST

Tuesday is tip day on the blog and bearing in mind that we have collectively been through the ringer between Covid, the Election and .. oh let’s just say it- a number of other things that have disrupted our daily rhythm- I thought a collection of timely tips might be of help to make you feel better and at the very least give you a smidge of knowledge that  may help in getting you back on track.

DIET

To quell that notorious Covid 15: Rumor has it  that some people have gained weight due to stress, anxiety and gyms being shut down.  Sooo let’s start with a little metabolism booster.

Foods for relieving stress

Exercise (Without the GYM)

 

And last but certainly not least…If you’re having trouble getting your Zzzzzz’s. 

 

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Oct 19, 2020

Let’s talk about …The Leopard Print Pencil Skirt

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Happy Monday. My day started out with a wonderful style question:

What does one pair with a leopard print pencil skirt?

First off-I L.O.V.E. animal print and have a few basic style rules that should help you navigate on how to wear this print to your best advantage:

1. Wear only ONE animal print at a time. Translation. The only time  different animal prints should be paired together is at the Zoo and even then it can get dicey.(Translation) I don’t recommend pairing a leopard print with a zebra print. Choose one print and stick to  that as being your statement piece.

Only wear ONE animal print at a time.

2. Leopard is a neutral.. Feel free to pair your animal print item with just about anything and everything but use restraint. Leopard can be paired with solid colors from black to vibrant hues, stripes, plaids and denim. However, it’s best to choose ONE and make your outfit cohesive.

Plush pairing: Plaid & Animal Print

3. Fit is Key  This rule is the number one mantra for looking chic! Like anything and everything you wear fit is the absolute deal maker or breaker when it comes to looking your best.

4. Faux is the ONLY way to go! I am a major animal advocate so I must say that FAUX is the only way to go when it comes to purchasing animal print anything. Faux animal prints have gotten so high tech they look like the real thing and nobody gets hurt

Top it OFF: A basic white blouse or tee, a beautiful red sweater or blouse, basic black crew, sweater or jacket  or opt out for a tan plan.

Jacket options to layer over animal print skirts  are endless:  Go bright to black, denim and motorcycle styles. All work well just make sure you check proportion for your body type. 

Image Courtesy of Stylish Petite

Footwear: Depending on your look -(sporty, casual, dressy) pair your animal print skirt with  a bevy of beautiful footwear options from sandals to sneakers, flats, pumps and boots .

Image courtesy of Stylish Petite

Image Courtesy of The Savvy Camel

Image courtesy of Ginger Baker

  • For a look of sophistication and elegance: Add a solid color sweater/blouse and coordinating Blazer/Jacket to elevate your look. You could also add pumps to match. However I do love the basic black strappy pointed toe pump.
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Aug 4, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip (Steal of a Deal)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Today’s Tuesday’s Tip is  all about affordable finds courtesy of  Ann Taylor. Today and today ONLY- “Ann has a plan” to put a new dress or jumpsuit- in your Summer rotation. On the site today Ann Taylor is  offering a select set of  styles and marked them down to $50.00. Am I reading that right?!   Yes.

Soooo go buy  yourself a little pick me up and add a dose of happy to your day.

Here are 4  of my favorites …

#1. Madras Plaid Belted Halter (Originally $159.00 SALE $50.00) TODAY ONLY 8/4/2020

#2. Jersey Belted Halter in Night Sky                                                          (Originally $169.00 TODAY ONLY $50.00)

#3. Ruffled Sleeve Belted Maxi in Wild Poppy ($149.00 TODAY $50.00)

#4. Double Ruffle Sheath dress ($129.00 TODAY ONLY $50.00)            “Because a girl can never have to many LBD’s”

 

Style Tip(s)

To make the looks above a bit more designer..add a great belt to options 2 and 3 for interest and contrast

Braided Belt perfect for #3

Braided Belt (Banana Republic) $68.00

And a fabulous pair of pumps to #4.-my personal choice is leopard.

Sam Edelman.com (great selection at affordable price points) ***Check out my favorite on the site the JAINA D’ORSAY PUMP-Orig: $150.00 SALE $59.95)

 

ASOS Design Porto Pointed High Heel ($40.00 Sale $24.45)

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Apr 6, 2020

Fabulous Face Masks for Charity

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

What did you do this weekend? Welllll, I got busy and thought to myself-what can I do to help this whole Corona virus debacle, (as we are now required to wear face masks in the greater LA area).After about a nano second, I thought best to insert some  STYLE into the face mask situation. Fast forward and a number of hours later-I drafted a pattern, cut cotton fabrications and top stitched every detail for extra measure  and whah lah-Stylish face masks were ready for the masses.  To sweeten the deal and also do some good in the world, I have decided to donate a portion of each  and every sale to one wonderful and worthy cause –Baby2Baby.

Check out additional styles on  my Go To Glamour Girl and Terri Turco Facebook  Page.

Here’s a sweet sampling of my offerings below:

FABULOUS FACE MASKS. OR WHAT I DID THIS WEEKEND….

Designer quality, fully lined, contoured face masks in 100% washable cotton.
Part of every sale will be donated to Baby2Baby charity.
Lots of selection.
$35 free shipping .Please feel free to share!
Contact terriiturco@gmail.com

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