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Let’s Get Ready For Fall From Top to Bottom – Start with your hair

As a blonde I know how important it is to keep the tone of my hair just right. As a woman over 50, I also love long hair, but when my hair gets too long I tend to feel dragged down. It’s important in the fall if you don’t have a good hairdresser to find one that understands your hair, your personality and your style.

Pam and hair stylist

Pam and her hairstylist Carina Webber – Dawn’s Pizzazz Artistic Group and Spa

-To keep my hair curly, smooth, and frizz free as seasons change I use L’anza’s Smoother Straightening Balm, Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream, and Kerastase Keratin Thermique Cream.

Hair Products

Pam's Haircut
 -Tone down hair with lowlights and highlights to combat the effects of sun exposure and damage to your hair.
highlights and lowlights

Photo From: https://gracetocreate.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/blondes-cool-vs-warm/

 

-Get a good professional conditioning.

-Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner to use daily. My favorites are the Frekkai Essential Shea Conditioner and the Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Radiant Color Deep Conditioner.

Shampoo and conditioner

 

-Consider a new hair style by shaping and eliminating split ends.

-If you are ready for a change from long to short, here are a few ideas:

My friend Deborah at the blog, Fabulous Over 40 shows a great example of a short yet stylish hair cut below.

Short Haircut

http://www.fabulousafter40.com/chic-floral-tunic-leggings-transition-fall/

 

Meredith Viera

Photo From: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/be/e1/31/bee1316c974b3a77849365540b2d45e0.jpg

 

 

Before and After

Photo From: http://www.latest-hairstyles.com/short/women-over-50.html#1

 

As part of your wardrobe consultation we can discuss hair options that can elevate your new look as we transition to the colder months!

 

What Not to wear to work!

And just a reminder of some things that are inappropriate – you should always avoid

  • Flip flops
  • Worn out shoes
  • Wrinkled clothing
  • Dress or skirts too tight or too short
  • Showing clevage
  • Too much skin
  • Some outfits are cute and adorable for a picnic or party, but never meant to be worn to the office.

If you are not sure if it’s suitable for work, then select something else from your closet.

 

Never at the office

 

What do I wear to work?? – Professional Presence

Professional Presence

When creating personal professional presence your visual appearance reflects the image you want to project.   It determines how people will remember you.  These professional outfits can easily go from day into night for client dinners and events.

  • Your appearance speaks volumes about you
  • Dress for the position you want.
  • The right accessories enhance your professional appearance.
  • Keep cosmetics conservative and neutral.
  • Break up a suit to wear as separates.
  • What do you notice in others visual professional appearance?
  • How does your choice of outfits convey what you want people to notice about you?
Pam in professional dress

A simple dress with the right accessories makes a very professional statement.

 

If you need more help click here to learn about my Professional Corporate Image package.

 

 

What do I wear to work? – Business Casual

Summer Business Casual

BUSINESS CASUAL THIS SUMMER!!
When dressing for business even in a casual environment here are a few points to remember

  • Dress like you mean business.
  • Dress for the position you want even in a casual setting
  • Casual means comfort not sloppy
  • Check your whites for stains.
  • Own an Iron
  • Casual jackets or cardigans keep you warm in air conditioning
  • Always be aware of the dress code.

If you need help with your casual business dressing take a look at my Personal Wardrobe Consulting packages.

 

 

Swimsuit Confidence and Cute Coverups      WHAT DO I WEAR??

Are you dreading the thought of buying a swimsuit this summer?. I know it is not just the purchase that gives so many of us the anxiety and torture, it is the process of trying so many on until you finally settle on one.

Here are a few tips to remember when shopping for one. After all I don’t know many women that go through the process without some frustration.

  • Find swimsuits with an hourglass pattern to create you own hourglass figure.
  • If you are full figured, a built in wire cup is flattering and shaping. 
  • Miracle Suits are a perfect choice to pull everything in. 
  • Tankinis are versatile and flatter many body types
  • Camouflage your muffin top with a long waisted tankini
  • Opt for small prints to distract from your stomach 
  • Look for solid bottoms for a slimming effect
  • Don’t look at yourself and mourn the body you used to have
  • Focus on the Positive!

Swimsuits

Bathing suit shopping can be overwhelming when you walk into the department and see lots of bright, wild colors.

Focus on finding one that repeats or compliments your hair, skin, or eye colors. Already you’ll feel more attractive in a bathing suit.

 

Cover me Up

Maxi dresses can be a perfect beach or pool party cover up. They are comfortable with a variety of necklines to compliment your swimsuit.
A lovely Kaftan doubles as a cover up or summer top. Slip on a pair of capris or cropped jeans and you are ready to go to dinner.

All you need to make your poolside entrance is one bold accessory. Consider the wide brimmed floppy hat, a generous lightweight infinity scarf, or a metallic heeled sandal.

 

Pam and Jane in their coverups at the pool.

Pam and Jane in their cover-ups at the pool.

Graduation Parties, and 4th of July parties are fun to look forward to, but WHAT DO I WEAR? is the question. 

Comfort is key in choosing the right outfit.  Depending how you feel about your legs shorts or cropped slacks are a good choice.  Cotton, linen, cold shoulder tops make a statement.  And of course wear red, white or blue for the fourth of July.  When wearing a comfortable pair of jeans choose a great top to finish off your look.  Sandals, wedges  and espadrilles always work for an outdoor party.

Don’t forget the extra accessories!!

  • Bold beautiful  colorful tote bag
  • Earrings, bracelets, or necklaces complete your outfit
  • Make sure all the pieces relate and harmonize with each other
  • Have fun choosing a pair of Sunglasses this summer

 

dressing for july 4th

Graduation party ideas

Sundresses in  beautiful floral prints are always a good choice for a graduation party.  They are comfortable, casual and pretty.

Grad Party

I am invited to a wedding this summer. What should I wear??

  • If the invitation is not specific about dress attire, feel free to wear a dress you love and feel great in.
  • It is always OK to wear a the Perfect Black Dress to an afternoon or evening Wedding.
  • Black Tie optional can be confusing to many of us. Choose a cocktail dress in a color that compliments you, or black.
  • Accessories always finish your look
  • If the wedding is on the grass, consider wearing a wider heel or wedge.

 

Summer Wedding /Black Tie Optional

What are you doing for Mother’s Day?

Mothers Day Message

 

I know what I am doing on Mothers Day; I am celebrating my 70th  Birthday  on May 14th and I feel like I’m forty something!

Over the years I would make family barbeques, and hoped for a beautiful Spring day. It was also a pleasure when invited to friends or family to celebrate the day with them.

Whatever your plans are, here are some ideas for comfortable, casual easy, outfits.

 

STEP ONE:  You can’t go wrong with any length you choose this Spring and Summer.

Lots of Options

STEP TWO:  Here are some tops you can mix and match with casual bottoms.

Lots of Tops

STEP THREE:  Look in your closet, look in your jewelry box and find fun accessories.  Shoe comfort is very important on this special day.

Shoes & Accessories
If you would like guidance selecting your Mother’s Day outfit or would like to give your mom a gift of Style please call or email me to use the special offer below.
 Virtual Session Coupon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Mother’s Day

Pam

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

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