Today, we are going undercover to emphasize the importance of wearing the right undergarments. Tis the season for lightweight fabrics and colors that need the proper pairings in order to look their best on you. If you follow me, you know that my dream as a stylist is that women everywhere get dressed with intention everyday. Looking your best and feeling your best for the magical day that lies ahead, will bring you heightened good energy and abundance. Beginning each day with this heightened level of confidence that you deserve, will greatly enhance the abundance that you draw into your life, an abundance of love, happiness, and opportunities for your beautiful life.
Beating the heat can be beautiful when wearing this wonderful undershirt that will keep you cool and confident this season. If you have every worried about sweating or leaving stains on your pretty blouses, worry no more thanks to Nudy Patooty.
-Feel fresh and keep your clothes clean all day
-Super soft bamboo fabric regulates your body temperature, is anti-odor and wicks and absorbs moisture away from your body
-Gentle stretch in the fabric smooth’s your figure
-Reinforcement in the underarm prevents perspiration and antiperspirant from staining clothes
-Reduce the frequency and cost of dry cleaning
When it comes to the color of your undergarments this summer keep it nude. This skin tone color is camouflaged under all of your summer wardrobe choices and makes it much easier to get dressed with confidence. Getting dressed with intention is easy and effortless when you start with the right pieces.
Another favorite of mine are the vanishing edge panties found at Soma Intimates.
These panties stay in place, give you the appropriate coverage for your shape and they virtually disappear under your clothing. Say goodbye to VPL (visible panty lines) forever.
Wearing the right undergarments sets the foundation for your clothing. Good undergarments make your clothes look even better on you. Getting dressed with purpose and intention is easy when you purge what isn’t working and you bring in the pieces that serve you best.
Dress for every moment because every moment matters in your beautiful life.
Yours in style,
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Summer is a season that everyone loves. This is the season of warmth, extended sunshine, and happiness. It’s also a time when your style can go horribly wrong or beautifully right. You need options and there are plenty of new and exciting styles, shapes and products to keep you cool and your look HOT! I found great pieces that are easy to wear, easy to pack and will give you instant fashion and style. This summer, be that girl that everyone is drawn to because you have it all going on. You make looking good, look easy.
This one piece, draped gown feels as comfortable as loungewear and has a very luxurious look. You feel instantly glamorous when you drape one of these pieces over your body. I love it’s versatility wear it poolside as a beach cover up or out to dinner for an evening out on the town. Heads will turn when you arrive in one of these effortless summer dresses.
The Legacy Skirted Legging
This brilliant, one-piece fashion combination is an instant boost of confidence, covering you in all the right places! It looks great with a t-shirt or tank for a casual walk with the dog, or yoga class. I love its versatility because it can also be styled differently throughout your day for all of your activities. Pair it with a blouse, dress up your tee with a scarf, and denim jacket or wear it with a blazer to give it a chic, European flair. You are that woman who is appropriately dressed for your life but takes it up a notch without even trying. Choose the right pieces and show your friends how easy it can be to look fabulous EVERY SINGLE DAY.
The romper has returned from the eighties. I remember wearing these in terrycloth as a kid! Today, they are modern and fun but you definitely do not need to spend a lot of money on a piece that may just be here for a season. Check out FandF Clothing, a British store bringing us their fabulous and on trend looks at affordable prices. The first two stores in Holyoke, Massachusetts and Trumbull, CT with many, more stores to come.
As a stylist who has dressed women for almost 3 decades, I believe that women deserve to look and feel their best everyday and it’s easier than you think. I want you to enhance your look because it will enhance your life!
Dress for every moment because every moment matters.
At your service,
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Remember when you covertly shopped at consignment shops and were embarrassed to tell somewhere where you got your great designer top? Not any more!!! Show off those awesome finds! Brag about that great buy! Consignment shopping is IN!!!! People are now boasting about consignment shopping! Whether it’s just a single piece, an accessory or an entire outfit, where else can you shop for multiple brands & designers for a FRACTION of the original cost under one roof? You can afford name brands & designers!
A few tips – don’t look for something specific – i.e. white jeans, create an entire outfit – we call it Make Your Own Mannequin!, ask for assistance – the store personnel KNOW their inventory!, try on multiple sizes because all designers are not created equal.
Here are a few examples of great items we found. Consignment is COOL!!!!
Dress for every moment because every moment matters!!
Yours In Style,
Style Team Lead, Project Closet
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It’s been quite some time since my last blog and it feels great to be back! I really enjoy connecting with you, sharing stories, tips and information to help you dress for every moment because every moment matters. You deserve to look and feel your best every single day and in order to do this you need a closet of clothes that flatter your shape and your life at this moment. You need pieces you can count on, to grab and go, pieces that are stylish and comfortable. Today’s fashion is defined by what looks good on you and what gives you, that boost of confidence. I am always reminding women that you can feel great wearing your clothes everyday, not just on special occasions. I believe having great style is about making the connection with who you are on the inside so that you can approach each beautiful day, happier and with higher confidence. It only feels appropriate to re-launch my blog with some great tips on how to get control of your closet and to highlight some great new pieces that fit you and your life perfectly!
Here are a few tips on how to build a closet full of clothes you love.
- Spring closet cleanse – clean the clutter and free up space to make room for the new you, the new pieces that accentuate the positive features of your shape and that enhance your eye color and skin tone. This year, approach your closet with an honest and open heart. Evaluate each piece and ask yourself, how do I feel when I wear this item? Feeling the positive emotions from your clothing evokes positive feelings while wearing the garment. If you feel good, you look good and your day is bright. Connect with how your clothes make you feel and purge the items that don’t fit this good vibe. Get rid of the items that no longer serve you and donate or consign them, they may be a better fit for someone else.
- Begin to replace your clothes with new items that you LOVE! When I say LOVE, I mean be choosy, make the choices that flatter your shape and fit your life. By eliminating impulse purchases you avoid clutter, confusion and self-doubt and you can truly begin wearing daily outfits that you LOVE while staying focused on the goals for your wardrobe. It is easier than you think to build a closet full of clothes you really enjoy wearing and it’s ok for it to take some time, your worth it.
- Look in the mirror and smile, rule #3 is one of the most important steps in this process of re-building your closet with you in mind. Smiling at your reflection may take some practice, smile and give yourself a compliment, it’s much more powerful than looking in the mirror focusing on your flaws. You are perfectly imperfect. If you begin transitioning your mindset away from a negative, self-defeating mind into a complimentary, beautiful and healthy perspective a wonderful shift in your life will occur. I have seen this happen time and time again, be kind to yourself and great things will come. Those pesky five pounds will finally come off, you will begin making healthier and more beautiful choices for your life, because it all begins with self-respect and admiration for your unique being.
- Shop EVERYWHERE, don’t limit yourself by becoming a shopper of sameness. Open your closet doors and your mind to finding pieces you love on-line, at consignment and thrift stores as well as your favorite department store.
Here are a few of my favorite shopping sites.
http://www.qvc.com/ – for great values and unique pieces – check out the Legacy brands!
http://www.shopstyle.com/- shop by category – dresses-shoes etc.
http://www.ebay.com/- for your designer favorites.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Yours in style,
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Boots are BIG this season and a must have for every woman’s wardrobe. You can go thigh high or get ankle deep with all of the choices available to you. Be sure that you make an investment in the style that fits your look and your life. Before we begin exploring the many options available to you, it all begins with the tights. My favorite pick this season is the BOOTIGHT! It gives you the look of a tight and the warmth of a sock! Hello, GENIUS! Why can’t I come up with this type of fashion invention? (A question, my husband asks weekly) You can find the bootight on http://www.bareneccessites.com.
The choices this season are as follows:
Sexy = THIGH HIGH!
This is actually a Rachel Zoe pick (surprise,surprise) and a FAV of mine too. It is sexy and appropriate. Michael Kors, Adena Slouch, found on Piperlime.com. Thigh high boots look best with your favorite leggings or skinny jeans. Keep the top flowy with your fitted bottom look.
Day to Evening = Ankle Boots
Love these ankle boots that I found on a fun and inexpensive website called http://www.lightinthebox.com. These boots look great with dresses, skirts and back with long sweaters and skinny jeans. When wearing your long sweater, these boots offset the length of your sweater. This style is currently 50% off and under $30.00. Show off that BOW detail, it adds a soft and feminine accent to the boot.
Daytime or Weekend Casual = The Riding Boot
A great riding boot is ALWAYS in style. I love them with dresses as well as I love them with jeans. Shop Zappos.com for a nice selection of riding boots. Try a pair in cognac, it is a color that works well with jeans, black leggings and dresses. This pair is by Madden Girl and under $80.00.
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Houndstooth, it’s classic, it’s regal and you will find it on everything from frocks to footwear this season. Patterns add an instant POP to your outfit and this one communicates class and sophistication. My favorite spot to find great houndstooth for this season is Nordstrom. I absolutely love these houndstooth pumps, they are on my must have list. Wear them with a purple shift dress to add interest. This black and white classic goes with more than just a black pencil skirt, have FUN with some skinny black jeans and a red, one shoulder top. These shoes should be worn out by the end of this season with their endless possibilities.
Try on a houndstooth topper for this season, it will enhance your dark jeans as easily as it moves into your office.
Other fabulous finds – love these houndstooth tights !!!!
Bag – Anthropologie.
You can also hunt for vintage houndstooth pieces at consignment or thrift stores. Look for great jackets and blouses. A tailor is your best friend in reinventing items and making what was once old, new again. It is a great way to find some new favorite pieces that are unique from anyone else.
Love this classic found on Etsy, $30.00, perfect with a pencil skirt or a pair of high waisted black pants.
Be sure you get CHECKED out this season, I hope Ive inspired you to begin your hunt for the hound.
Yours in Style,
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I always tell my clients that infusing color into your wardrobe can instantly update your look and enhance your wardrobe. When shopping this Fall, purchase some purple and wear it proudly. Wearing this color during the month of October not only creates a look but makes a statement, raising awareness about Domestic Violence. I recently learning that over 50,000 people annually are affected by a form of domestic violence in the State of Connecticut, according to Karen Jarmoc, the Interim Executive Director. The number is staggering and even more shocking is that of the 50,000 a very small percentage actually contact the state for help. The awareness campaign is needed to help the people in Connecticut and hopefully in many other areas to reach out for help. The programs available will and can save lives, offer support and help the victims of this horrible crime
COLOR YOUR COMPANY PURPLE during OCTOBER, ask for $1 donation per employee and wear the color purple on a specific day during the month. Show that you are a company in the community that supports The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and their campaign to stimulate awareness. Domestic violence can cross all levels of income and might currently be effecting someones life right in your own office. Send pictures of your employees wearing purple and lets proudly show our support across the state.
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. ~Author Unknown
This may prompt you to shop for some new purple items this Fall, here are some of my suggestions from http://www. shop. nordstrom.com.
Thank you for being supportive and STYLISH this FALL!
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