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!

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Sep 5, 2019

Thursday-Trend Report

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Fall 2019 is almost upon us and I’m here to give you fair warning that you’re going to be seeing allot and I do mean allot of Python Prints.This snake print has taken over for Fall and it is everywhere, dresses, coats, bags, skirts pants…you get the drift.

Like most every year since I can remember, the fashion forecasters deem that animal print will be BIG for the fall season ahead. Hellllllo. Animal print never goes out of style-I mean…EVER. It’s like saying that basic black is back. I ask you: When did it ever leave?

Animal print is back and it is here to stay. This season the python seems to be the “print of preference” when it comes to all the fashion ads I’ve been viewing. .

When it comes to wearing animal print, I have a few “suggestions” to bear in mind so you can look chic and sleek and still on trend:

  1. Rule#One: Only wear one animal print at a time. Please remember that any type of animal print is an accent and the only place there should be more than one animal print together is at the Zoo.
  2. Speaking of any animal prints including python-Faux is the only way to go. Please spare our beautiful wildlife (yes, even slithery snakes) no one will know the difference.
  3. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and streamlined (translation-go for solids and keep all other accessories simple)-it will give you an elevated and elegant look when adding that pop of animal print.
  4. Below are a few of my favorite items for Fall 2019..especially love the Marc Fisher boots at Macy’s- affordable and comfy!
Alice & Olivia Pre Fall 2019
Boston Proper Python Print Cross Body $79.50
Marc Fisher Retire Booties @ Macy’s $129.00 LOVING!
Image Courtesy of Zoe Report
The Attico@ Matchesfashion.com (Python-print Belted Leather Coat)
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May 29, 2019

Wonderful White Suiting

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Once upon a time (long,long ago) wearing a white suit was only deemed as “appropriate” between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Anytime thereafter, it was considered an absolute fashion fax paus to wear a white suit. Well, that was wayyy back then and this is now. We seem to have loosened our style rules and women are wearing and pairing white year round. This “loosening of the dress code” for wearing white suiting brings about a few tips that will ensure that your white (suiting) looks right whatever time of year you decide to wear it! Here are a few favorites:

Burberry
  1. Fit is KEY to making making you look your best. You can buy a less expensive suit but make it look Designer quality with the aid of an expert tailor.

2. Mindful Monochromatic Dressing: Nothing will make you look taller and thinner than wearing all one color and this is especially true when it comes to wearing white. You can add a POP of color when it comes to your accessories. It will complete your look and keep the slim line of your silhouette intact.

Michael Kors Collection White Suit @ Net a Porter $2,195.00

3. Style Staple: A good white suite can last for years so “buy well buy once.”

4. A white suit looks best and skims your body better when it’s lined.

BCBG Max Azria Upas Cape Jacket $228.00
BCBG Max Azria Lloyd Layered Jacket $228.00
BCBG Max Azria Abrielle Sleeveless Peplum Top $178.00
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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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Image Source Unknown/Pinterest

#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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Image courtesy of Sassy.com via Pinterest

#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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Image courtesy of 9 to 5 Chic.com

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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Oct 21, 2009

Some Quick Fashion Tips!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips

Lindsay Lohan-When you dress in all one color aka Momchromatic it makes you appearer taller and slimmer. But this rule of thumb only pertain to apparel..it DOES NOT mean that your skin tone, hair color and clothing should be all the same shade. Especially when you are speaking of pale colors..then you just look like your ready for Rehab!

Lindsay Lohan-When you dress in all one color aka Monochromatic it makes you appearer taller and slimmer. But this rule of thumb only pertains to apparel..it DOES NOT mean that your skin tone, hair color and clothing should be all the same shade. Especially when you are speaking of pale colors..then you just look like your ready for Rehab!

Julianne Moore-Sometimes less is more. This dress looks like a bag..perhaps a dart or two or maybe even cinch in your waist with a fabulous belt and you could have went from drab to fab!
Julianne Moore-Sometimes less is less. This dress looks like a bag..perhaps a dart or two or maybe even a belt to cinch in your waist. Why look drab when you could look fab.
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