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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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!


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Mar 27, 2019

Suiting UP

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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Suits for women have come a long way from the very basic (and maybe a little boring) navy or black, single breasted, 2 button down jacket with matching A- line skirt and a pair of pants. . Thank goodness! Suits for Spring 2019 seem to have a bit more edge and style and are much more flattering.

If you happen to be looking for a few quick and easy tips to UP your “Spring Suit Style” here are a few that should do the trick:

  • First and foremost FIT is key! Your suit should fit you to perfection. You can take a moderately priced suit and have it appear to be Couture with the right tailor.
  • If you’re opting for a color PINK IS BIG this season. Very Big. I’m featuring a soft pink from Veronica Beard in today’s blog but you can find suits in a wide array of colors and styles.
Image Courtesy of Talking Shop with Victoria Latu
  • Heels. Yes, I said it heels. Please “elevate” your style and add a heel instead of flats. You don’t have to teeter on 5 inch stilettos but please promise me you’ll at least try. Heels give you a polished put together look and you’ll appear taller and thinner. (Your basic win-win)!
  • Accessories are the perfect finishing touch. Add a great handbag in addition to opting in and adding earrings/ a sleek statement necklace/ bracelet or ring. You don’t have to do all 4 jewelry options-but add one great piece and it will pull your whole look together and amp up your style another notch or 3!
Zoie Pinstrip by Safiyaa (Image courtesy of Modaoperandi.com)
Veronica Beard Fogg Dickey Jacket Image Courtesy of Shopbop.com

Dior Bella Black Cut Out Suit
Express Suit Image Courtesy of Viva Luxury.com
Image Courtesy of Victoria Latu Talking Shop
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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:


#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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#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.


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!


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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