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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Mar 25, 2020

Brace(let)… Yourself for some Sparkle!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

In case your craving a bit of sparkle today- I thought I’d share a bevy of beautiful and might I add blinged out bracelets courtesy of Chanel 2020. Enjoy!

All images Courtesy of Vogue.com

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Mar 3, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Tuesday’s Tip… A little Spring Cleaning… Tennis shoe style

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Jan 27, 2020

Monochromatic Monday

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,mainly  due to the fact that it’s one of my favorite ways to dress, in addition to styling my clients in head to toe shades of the same color 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 inccorrect. 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.

Here’s a little style inspo to get you into a monochromatic Monday sort of mood!

Enjoy!

Source of image attached to  each photo. Click on image to go directly to original resource.
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Jan 21, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

 

It’s the start of a brand New Year and you know what that means…time to revisit your closet and do a little detox aka closet organizing and yearly clean out!

First, start by going into your closet and reviewing each and every item. Yes,  you are reading that right- I said  I want you to review each and EVERY item.  Here’s a list of quick questions to ask yourself  if you’re on the fence of  whether to keep, toss or donate:

If  any item doesn’t make you feel you’re  BESTditch it ! Same goes for items that are beyond repair,don’t quite fit, or are a bit dated.  I know it’s tough love but you’ll thank me the next time you look into your closet and  every item in there makes you more confident and beautiful. Closet space comes at a premium, and by getting rid of the old,unused or unflattering styles, it allows for the new & improved item(s) to enter  your wardrobe rotation.

Lastly, in order to optimize your closet space to the absolute maximum, all you need do is hang all items back using the same type of hanger. Uniformity is key when you’re looking for extra space, and BONUS…it makes your whole closet look so much more organized.

Zober Non Slip Velvet Hangers (Amazon.com $15.99 -pack of 30)

Zober Premium Velvet Skirt Hangers (Amazon.com $23.99 box 20)

Zober Wood Hangers ( Amazon.com $22.90 pack of 20)

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Dec 5, 2019

Holiday Quick List… The Tuxedo Jacket

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips Uncategorized

The Tuxedo Jacket is a closet staple. It’s oh so chic, sleek and versatile. Trust me when I say that this is one wardrobe piece that you will wear for years to come.  You can dress it up or down and it can be  paired with a multitude of items depending on the occasion and your preference.

If you have a black tie event, than by all means go GLAM and wear the jacket with a slim fitting tuxedo pant. You can also pair your tuxedo jacket with a long or short skirt,  a pair of sleek leather pants or  even your basic jeans (preferably  in black) .

Tuxedo jackets are available at every price point and can be made to look even more expensive  by having it tailored to fit. Pay special attention  before you purchase to jacket details with special consideration on the lining of the jacket. A fully lined tuxedo jacket creates a more steam lined  silhouette and  isn’t that the whole point of wearing a tuxedo jacket -to look as sleek and chic as possible!

 

Dolce &; Gabbana Tuxedo Jacket @ Italist.com $1,821.00 Sale:$1375.75

Ralph Lauren Resort 2019 $1,990.00 Available at Ralph Lauren.com

Zara Tuxedo Jacket $89.90

DKNY Satin Trim Tuxedo Jacket Net-a-porter.com $245.00

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Nov 19, 2019

Tuesday’s Tip…The Red Plaid Pump…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Tuesday’s tip is all about the red plaid pump andddd if I do say so myself … it’s the perfect item to have on hand for the holidays ahead. I know there are oodles of plaid pump options out there but I have sourced the offerings below to give you a range of heel heights and fabrications. I’m also mindful that the first pump  featured is basically  a Winter white pump with  a red stripe in the weave BUT it has a rhinestone detail and in my mind anything with SPARKLE  is a “must have” for the holidays.

Colette Pump (@J.Crew.com $268.00)

Erika Bow Mules (@ Talbot’s.com $139.00 SALE $97.30)

GX By Gwen Stefani Trio (@Lulu’s FINAL SALE $93.00) 5 Star rating

Jessica Simpson Pump ( @Dillards.com $89.00 SALE $53.40)

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Nov 14, 2019

Sized Right!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Fact. Did you know that 89% of  all women are wearing the wrong size bra.  89%?! That’s frightening on so many levels .

Bra’s are the “foundation” of our wardrobe. A well fitted bra can lift you up-LITERALLY and give the appearance of a smoother and more streamlined shape.

The good news is…. that this is a very easy problem to fix.

Major department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s, have a bra specialist in store- trained to measure,fit  and recommend the best bra size for your shape.

In addition, there are a number of  specialty lingerie stores (as in LaPerla &, Soma Intimates) where sales consultants are usually highly trained and can offer personalized experience to insure the absolute best bra fit.

In my opinion..I feel it is highly advisable to spend the money and go to a specialty lingerie shop at the onset to ensure that your fit is perfected and then you can shop as time goes forward with the knowledge you attained from a specialist. The number one reason that celebrities always look flawless is due in large part to the proper undergarments,starting with wearing the right bra.

I hope this little post  lifts your spirits and your appearance.

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