Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tailor Made!

It's all about the fit. How to get the most out of your clothing. Very few people get a perfect fit right off the rack. If you are one of the blessed ones, I hope you are getting paid for it. It you're not a fit model here's what to do. Know your size. I work with so many people that are simply wearing the wrong size. Sizes haves changed over the last 30 years. What use to be an 8 or 10 is now a 4 or 6. Let's face it women like smaller numbers when it comes to a dress size. My stylish mother Carolyn for years was a size 8. Then they took that 8 and made it a 4. What happened? My mother was buying the wrong size. Even though she was now a size 4 she thought once and 8 always an 8. Because her weight never changed. I know, we hate her. It was hard for her to shake that old number 8. It took a little work and convincing but I did it!

A good tailor can be your best friend. You know your size. You tried it on and looked in the mirror from every angle. But you still need a little tweaking. Do it. Spend the money and make it fit right all over. We all have our favorite suit, dress, blazer, pant or skirt. And why do we love it so much? Because it fits us PERFECT!!!

If you are in LA Crown Cleaners does a great job. And they don't break the bank. I had 8 blazer's I was not wearing because I did not like the fit. I Took them to Crown Cleaners on Fairfax and I can't wait to wear them!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Who Has Good Jeans?

We all have our favorite pair. But it's not always easy finding them. When we do, we live in them. Now a days jeans come in every shape, color and style. For me the fit is key. We all look at our butt first. If that is working we're off to a good start. Then there's the rise. Low, super low, high, too high and somewhere just right. Truly find what is right for you. You don't want it too low. When you sit and you can see 3 inches of crack, to quote Miss Houston that's "wack". Please don't do the mom jeans. No pant should have a 9 inch zipper. Have fun with different shapes and styles. It took me a few years but I finally got on board with skinny jeans. I didn't like the way they looked on people. Saggy in the butt. Worn too low. Too skinny in the leg making the body look deformed. Get them with a little stretch and they with hug you in all your good parts. I love my Levi 511's. I have them in black, white, and grey. Amazing fit and great price. Just around $54.00. You always need a dark blue on hand. Girbaud sent me a pair that I just love! They have a little stretch in them and the fit is perfect. If you are old enough to remember Girboud's from the 80's, guess what their back. Minus the acid wash.
If you have an hour glass figure a wide leg can elongate your leg. And narrow you hip. Have fun with color but keep the embellishments simple. Stay away from pig pockets and studs. That will only add bulk and weight to places you don't want. And will be out dated much faster. Keeping it simple and classic is much better. And when you find a pair that fits you like a glove buy more then one pair! One more thing. Try things on. And force yourself to look in the mirror. See if you can sit and move normally . Before you buy.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Always a good time to weed!

Are you having a hard time finding what you want to wear in your closet? Do you say to yourself I have nothing to wear. You are not alone. It's time to weed out your closet. I know it can be hard to let go of your favorite things. But those favorite things are getting in the way. Blocking and hiding the treasures you are really trying to find. You have gold in your closet that you can't see because it's behind your old prom dress. That business suit that could be wardrobe from Designing Women! Don't feel bad I have seen this situation a hundred times. Here's what you do. Have a drink. If you don't drink, start. Kidding. Have a friend over that is loving but has no filter. And let the weeding begin.

It's easy. If it still has tags and more dust on it then a mail box on a dirt road, get rid of it. You don't remember ever having it? It's gone. Your friend says it's perfect for a clown. What do you think? It was your favorite outfit in 1979. Do I need to say more? When you let go of all these "wonderful" items you will be left with apparel you never knew you had. And the best part is you have made room for new things.

With your new organized closet you will have no problem finding what you want. Getting ready will never be so easy. And just think of all the people you helped get ready for Halloween with what you got rid of. I suggest you go through your closets seasonly. If you are on the fence about something try it on. There is no better way. Good luck! Keep me posted on your closet journey.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Time To Organize! Organization

Quick tip: The best way to stay organized is to keep organized. You will save more time by not letting things get out of control. How many times have you been late because you couldn't find your keys in all the mess? Keep organized. Have one place you keep your keys and other items you need to get out the door. Mine is in my hall at the top of the stairs. All neatly tucked away in a antique box.

What's hot for fall! Fashion

It's all about color. So have fun! Jewel tones. Tomato red, mustard, and pale pink. Here's how to do it. For the more daring gal's find a tomato red coat and bundle up. A mustard dress will be show stopping. And pale pink is not just for spring anymore. How about a pale pink blouse with a chocolate trouser? Finish the look off with a crock belt some gold bangles and a heel of your choice. I like at least 5 inches. Well, at least for evening.
If you are afraid of going so bold with this color trend no problem. Use the season's colors in your accessories. A jewel toned clutch. Tomato red shoes. Mustard scarf. You get the picture.
You can still rock your grey's, brown's, and camel's. But spice them up with this fall's hottest trend. Color!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trend Alert! Fashion

Think lace is for old ladies and tablecloths? Think again. Lace in every color and weight is here. You can go all the way with a lace fitted sheath dress. Or if you feel a little lace goes a long way. Try a lace pump or clutch. It truly is a beautiful and timeless look for any age.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Feeling Blue? Do! Fashion

A rich cobalt blue or more muted tone works for all occasions. Fancy holiday party or night at the opera? Try a rich cobalt blue full length dress. I'm not "gowning" around. Keep it tone on tone. Shoes, bag, gloves if necessary. A gold cuff and you are ready for one show stopping evening.
Want to this bold move for work or lunch with the ladies? Your friends will be blue with envy when you show up wearing a cobalt blue trouser with a saffron blouse. Gold accessories. Thin crock belt with matching shoe. Why not?