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

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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.

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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.

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Image: Kitten heels courtesy of Sole Society

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Aug 28, 2018

They’re Baaack-The Belt Bag

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Back in the day (think around 1980)they were called “fanny packs.”  But today the same fashion item is baaack and has a much more elevated namesake-it’s called the belt bag. The new name is spot on in describing what it is-clever huh?! The  updated belt bag looks sleeker than the fanny pack of long ago and is super stylish.  Here are a few styling options to consider for the season ahead.

Styling option(s)

Wearing the belt bag at the waist

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Cross body in the front….

Or…wear it cross body in the back..

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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:


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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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