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Getting Dressed is Easy With a Dress

When the weather gets warmer, make dressing easy when you choose to wear a dress. Dresses can be all personality if you choose one in a flashy print, bold color or high tech fabric. Or you can add personality to a simple dress with your choice of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, handbags, and shoes.
Pam in a dress

If you haven’t worn a dress recently, it would be a great idea to try on a variety of styles.
Here are some of the key dress styles of the season. I’ve grouped them with an emphasis on style personality. See if you find a few that sound enticing.

 

Feminine Self

To satisfy your feminine self, try these dress styles.

  1. Dresses with ruffles either at the hemline, the neckline, or the sleeves
  2. Lace dresses in yellow or purple
  3. Dresses with appliques or embroidery

 

Feminine Self

Tomboy Self

To satisfy your natural, tomboy self, try these dresses.

  1. A denim dress
  2. A simple halter style knit dress
  3. A striped wrap dress

 

Tomboy Self

Dramatic Self

To satisfy your dramatic self, try these dresses.

  1. One shoulder dresses
  2. A floral print dress with oversized roses on it
  3. A column dress with a long side slit

 

Dramatic Self

Alluring Self

To satisfy your alluring self, try these dresses.

  1. Dresses in transparent print fabrics
  2. Short knit dresses
  3. Empire dresses

 

 

Alluring Self

 

Comfortable Self

To satisfy your comfortable self try these dresses

  1. Small flower prints
  2. Fuller skirt
  3. Large stripe

 

Comfortable Self

 

Accessorizing your dresses

  1. When wearing a multi-layered dress consider adding a leather belt to the waist to create some definition and a focal point.
  2. Wear a knit column dress with a funky low slung wide hip belt.
  3. Wear a long pendant with an oversized A-line dress.
  4. Wear larger totes or bags with dresses with lots of volume.
  5. Add a wide scarf as a wrap for a sleeveless dress.
  6. To make a dress appear less girly, wear a chunky heeled sandal

A few final dress tips from Pam

  1. If you’re worried about the heat choose a dress without a collar. It’ll be cooler than one with a collar.
  2. On that note, fuller dresses create more natural ventilation.
  3. Wearing a full slip under a dress can keep a dress from clinging.
  4. Choosing to wear a dress in your favorite print can make you feel cheerful all day.
  5. There’s no reason to fret about hem lengths. You’ll find dresses with short hemlines or hemlines at the knee, below the knee, at the calf, or all the way down to your ankles.

Make this the year you express yourself in a dress (or two or three) that brings you delight.

Let me help you select dresses that relate to your personality and flatters your figure. Together we’ll address the dress!  Give me a call at 203.798.0718 or email me at [email protected].

Best,
Pam

Find Your Style Personality With This New Trend

A visit to the department store this season may be a bit overwhelming . It can be hard to dress your personal style. I want you to feel more like “you” this season.

It appears that everything is about the Shoulder. Cold shoulder, off shoulder  made it down the runway in the pretty dresses, evening gowns, jumpsuits and tops.

Give me a cold shoulder

Would you be surprised if I said there’s a style for every personal image. I’ve prepared a guide with focuses on four of the style personalities.

You may find that you resonate with one category or maybe you are a mix of categories. Enjoy reading through them all. There may be style you want to wear when you’re feeling like a tender romantic and then you may want a style for when you like to go preppy chic. Have fun with this guide.

If showing off your shoulder is not your thing, I’m here to help you with all your spring and summer fashion trends, so you can” Have Fun In Your Closet” this Season.

To celebrate Spring I’m offering 20% off my Have Fun in Your Closet Package. Give me a call before April 1, 2017 to take advantage of this offer.

 

“Tender Romantic”

 

Tender Romantic

You take the time to wonder, reflect and appreciate. You’re drawn to beauty. You care deeply, feel passionately, and have a sentimental side. You want a charm bracelet more than designer tennis shoes.

 Others might describe you this way:
Thoughtful and considerate
Loving and nurturing
Feminine
Soft around the edges
Deep and dreamy
Serene and sensual
Cherishes memories

“The Luxury Peasant”

Luxury peasant

There is a sense of wonder, romance and creativity in your soul. You appreciate beauty across the eras and notice refinement. You enjoyed playing “dress up” as a child and are an imaginative adult.

Others might describe you this way:

Imaginative
Exotic and dreamy
Feminine-Goddess
Magical
Romantic-artistic
Fairytale-like
Enchanted

“The Alluring Temptress”

Alluring Temptress

You are a woman who can handle attention. You understand the importance of what is hidden and what is revealed. You have a playful side, but you are a strategic thinker and planner.

Others might describe you this way:
Evocative
Strong
Vivacious
Captivating
Womanly and sensual
Comfortable standing out in a crowd
Theatrical

“The Edgy Sophisticate”

 

Edgy Sophisticate

You live in a town, small or large, but are a New Yorker at heart—even if you’ve never been there. You have understated glamour. Your outfits always have a unique element, but you’re not seeking the center of attention. You are too busy living your own life.

Others  might describe you this way:
Classic but with a twist
Urban connection
Modern, doesn’t linger in the past
Thoughtfully put together
More sleek, less fussy
Has a high fashion IQ with a knowledge of fashion history and its evolution

If you are one of the remaining style personalities like Preppy Chic, Risk Taker or if you are a relaxed personality that enjoys an Organic Flair I am always here to help you pull together an outfit for your personal style.

Remember, you may be a combination of more than one style personality so pick and choose to get it just right. Or, let me help you! I’m happy to help create outfits for your upcoming events. Don’t forget to use your 20% off before April 1, 2017.

I would love to hear your feedback on this new trend.  Email  me at [email protected]

Best,
Pam

February Thoughts!

Have Fun this February!

Everywhere you look in the month of February you see, chocolate, hearts, flowers, and photos of loving couples.

As I meet so many women of different lifestyles, careers, and ages, one thing is certain. WE CARE AND, WE LOVE, our children, grandchildren, parents, lifetime friends, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters.

There are too many women who feel left out on Valentines day because they are single due to many reasons including choice, and circumstances.

Have fun this VALENTINE’S DAY YOUR WAY……

Heart to Heart

February is also American Heart Month!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, get involved with the American Heart Association in February and Love your Heart.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
Watch your weight.
Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
Get active and eat healthy.

PAM’S ADVICE FOR FEBRUARY IS DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.
Here are some ideas:

  • Call a friend and reconnect
  • Relax with a manicure or pedicure
  • Try a dance class
  •  Treat yourself to a massage or facial
  •  What about a new hair style to make you feel really good!!

Call me so I can help you feel good about your wardrobe and shopping.

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Virtual Stylist Session

From the comforts of your home, I can make you feel and look beautiful. Via phone or Facetime.  We review your photos and discuss your lifestyle, fit, body type, & wardrobe. I will develop a plan to address your needs. First consultation – $35.   Give me a call at 203-733-9328 or 203.798.0718 or email me at [email protected].

Wishing you a fabulous heart happy and heart healthy February!

Pam

The Giving Season Has Begun

Christmas card

During this Holiday Season I am thinking about you and all the incredible women I helped look and feel wonderful.  A beautiful home with incredible bones, sometimes just needs a little attention. I know that when women begin to see their own beautiful vision, a new  confidence emerges. A little guidance, new ideas, tricks and tips, help women see what is possible.

After all your Holiday shopping  is done it is time to enjoy a gift from Pam under your tree.
Pam in scarfThis year please accept my gift of 20% off any service or accessory starting March 1, 2017.  Use it Spring 2017 when the flowers are blooming and the snow is gone, and you are ready to shop again for new trends and colors.

May you experience lots of love, laughter and joy this Christmas and beyond and a very Happy New Year too!

Pam

Stepping Up Casual for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is almost here, and you are an invited guest.
Maybe you are the Hostess and have a lot of preparing to do. As the hostess you want to be comfortable, and as a guest you want to look your best.

What do I wear?
Do you ever feel like your casual wardrobe is too plain or dull? Do you envy others who can make a casual outfit look so pulled together? Here are some easy ways to step into a great comfortable and casual outfit for Thanksgiving.

 

Fall Comfort with Style

Get Into a Smart pair of Jeans.   A good looking pair of jeans that fits and flatters you while being current and in style will make casual combinations easy to put together. Darker denim can be dressy as well as casual.

The Art Of Layering pieces together to achieve a dynamic look, is the secret sauce in many of this seasons looks. As you put your outfit together, see if you can create it using color, fabrics, and accessories.
Get Easy To Wear Outerwear. Fur vests can be fun funky as well as casual, long cashmere dusters ads an element of chic elegance. If blazers aren’t your style consider a jeans jacket. All of these outer pieces could look great with skirts, pants or dresses.

Slip Into A Stylish Bootie. There are so many choices in color, heel and design of booties this year. A rich suede color or leather will make your casual outfit dynamic.

Thanksgiving Style

Top it off with Accessories. Layer with necklaces or bracelets. The rule of three bracelets always works.

Sweaters are a perfect choice for Thanksgiving – watching football games, the parade and sitting around the fire.

Lets Get Cozy

Need some help with your casual wardrobe? Lets get you looking great, any Size, any Age, any Time. Give me a call and we’ll put some great outfits together.

 

Have Fun in Your Closet This Fall

Are you one of the many women who struggle with finding the perfect outfit in your closet? Many women go to the same old same old every day, not realizing that there is a better way.

In every closet I am invited into there is always an AH HA moment. I find “HiddenTreasures” and create outfits that my clients always say, “I would have never thought of putting that together”

Meet Gail and Annamarie. They are two of my clients that have enjoyed the process of learning how to “Have Fun in your Closet”.

Gail

Gail and I found a variety of ‘new’ outfits from her existing wardrobe.

Gail is a Ball Room Dancer and an equestrian. She wanted to feel special when she walked out the door or entered a room. By focusing on her favorite colors and items that fit her petite body, we created outfits that were updated and stylish. Gail felt fantastic.

 

AnnaMarie

We mixed and matched some black and white pieces for a professional look.

Annamarie was starting a new job and her clothing needed to reflect her new position.
We paired pieces from her wardrobe for end of summer business trip that would enhance her vibrant personality and new career.
I suggested she discard anything that was in poor condition or just didn’t flatter her.

Tip 1: Clear out the clutter
The only thing that belongs in your closet are clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories. Keeping your outfits together makes it easy to select clothes in the morning.

Organized Closet

Tip 2: If it doesn’t fit you now – put it away
When fit is on your side you will look fabulous no matter your age. Don’t leave clothes in your closet that you are ‘waiting to be able to fit into’. Pack them up or get rid of them.

Annamarie in black dress

Annamarie loved a necklace from my collection. She enjoyed the flexibility of using one accessory with a different looks.

Tip 3: Accessorize
Necklaces, earrings scarfs belts and shoes, finish off an outfit. Look through your stash and start using some of your great pieces. Remember shoes are an accessory, although necessary. Please look down at your feet. Are they getting the attention they deserve? Toss old, worn and uncomfortable shoes.
Tip 4: Make a list of what you need and Go Shopping!!
Create a list of everything you are missing in your wardrobe to make it easy to get ready each day. These should be items that are essential to your lifestyle.

Annamarie and Gail worked on a wardrobe check list with me to complete the process of “Having Fun In Your Closet”. We shopped with all the items in mind and completed their wardrobe for the season.

Gail in Leather Jacket

Accessories always finish an outfit. Gail looked through all her lovely accessories and I suggested which pieces would work with a variety of outfits.

 

Below are some Fall Basics to help you create your fall wardrobe.

Fall Basics

I would love to help you have Fun in Your Closet this fall. Give me a call and together we can help you find the hidden treasures in your closet to make you look and feel fantastic.

You can call me at 203.798.0718 or email me at [email protected]

Dress The Body You Have!

body_types

The Hourglass Figure
You have the figure every woman wants. You can purchase off the rack because your body is balanced. Whether you are a size 2 or 12, hourglass figures always look in proportion. Try a figure flattering sheath dress and a wide belt.

Inverted Triangle

You are larger above the waist, with your upper body larger than bottom. Wear dark color tops and straight leg jeans or trousers. A well fitted bra is a must for you. V-neck tops and wrap tops are great for your body type.

The Triangle

If you have this body type, you are smaller in the bust and larger on the bottom. Broaden the upper body by using a horizontal neck line, and use shoulder pads in tops and dresses. Pay attention to giving the upper and lower body balance and proportion. Draw visual attention to your upper body and use light colors, and wear darker colors on the bottom.

The Rectangle / Slim Straight Line/ Athletic Shape

Create the illusion of an hourglass by adding volume to your bust. Try bras that lift. Use belts to accentuate your waist. A feminine, full-flair skirt or A-line skirt can be flattering for you.

Round Body Shape

You don’t have a well defined waist line. Your weight is located around the tummy with large breasts. Body shapers and well fitted bras will help define your figure. Select monochromatic outfits, flowing fabrics, tunics, long tops, V-necks and accessories that draw attention to your face.

Remember to try great fabrics with shine and texture. Always use accessories to finish your look.

Are you single or back in the dating game?

dating

Do you want to feel attractive to men & still look like a lady?
Are you concerned about dressing age appropriate & confused about “how am I supposed to look”?

First Date at any age can be very stressful. I want to make this experience fun for you.

Here are a few ideas to consider before your date.

1. Decide on the image you want to present

  •     Professional
  •     Elegant, Sexy, or Feminine
  •     Comfortable Casual
  1. Start by Having Fun In Your Closet
  •      Take a little time to put different looks together
  •      Add appropriate accessories.
  •      Make sure all pieces of your outfit are in good condition.

3.  If you are not satisfied with your choices, time to go shopping

4. Dress for the women looking at you in the mirror. You know what is
right for your personality. ” OWN”  her and smile and go have a very wonderful time.

Here are some fashion ideas to get you started.

First Date At Any Age

 

As a Wardrobe & Image Consultant, I can help you find your own personal style & image.
o: 203-798-0718
m: 203-733-9328

 

Sharp, Savvy, Summer Shopping Tips

Summer is here and the SALES ARE INCREDIBLE!!!

Sometimes we tend to think that only the junk is left over in sales-and who has the patience to sift through it?!

Summer Fun 2016

 

This list will help you get the wardrobe you want, save you money, and get a great ready-to-wear Summer wardrobe for 2016 and beyond!

  • Always keep store coupons in your handbag or car.
  • Go shopping when you are relaxed, with no agenda of a particular outfit.
  • If you find a great piece… and it fits well… and you love it… GET IT! If the question is… Do I really need it? The answer is YES… Put it away… you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you can pull it out of your closet for a winter trip or next summer when you are looking for something special – and YOU DID NOT HAVE TO PURCHASE IT AT FULL PRICE.
  • Look for COLOR in your accessories.
  • Find wonderful handbags in a variety of colors. They add PUNCH and STYLE to any outfit.
Summer 2016 Handbags
  • Your handbag does NOT have to match your shoes.
  • A bold, beautiful, colorful necklace and earrings finish an outfit with style.

Statement necklace and earrings

  • Don’t forget the belts in various colors… They really complete your summer look.
  • Camis in a variety of colors is a wardrobe staple.
  • Get extra sandals and shoes on sale.  It takes some time and work, but you will get great value and have shoes for Summer 2017 ready to wear.
  • Do not be afraid to walk into a store you think is beyond your budget, especially when there is a sale.  You will be surprised at the values you will find.
  • The right bra will change the way you feel and look this summer.

Pam and flowers

Have a great summer!  Stop and smell the flowers!

If you are a new client please call me for your free telephone consultation at 203 798.0718.  
If you are already a client and need help with your summer wardrobe, styling for an event or just updating your look give me a call at 203.798.0718.

I look forward to chatting with you.

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