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Let’s Get Ready For Fall From Top to Bottom: Undergarments.

I was shopping with a friend the other day and she suggested that I do a blog post on bras. I agree because we all have issues with finding proper fitting undergarments. Sometimes they are so hard to even get on that you feel that you are in a vice.

The first thing I do when I am with a client in a their closet or dressing room is discuss undergarments.

Even more important than the clothes you wear is what you put underneath.

The right bra and body shapers can transform any outfit.

To determine the best fit get measured by a professional bra fitter to ensure that you haven’t gone up, or down in a cup size. I have noticed with some clients, as well as myself that as we age our bra sizes increase. I advise my clients when shopping for undergarments to try on several manufacturer’s styles to see what fits best. After all, a C cup in one brand may be a D in another.
Bra Measurement

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Large breasted women might consider minimizing bras. These undergarments don’t flatten your shape but hold you in, give you support, and a more slimming profile.

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Small breasted women can benefit from the right bra as well. I suggest a demi style which offers shape, form, and lift.
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Bra Tips

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As with bras, not all undies are created equal. Your underwear should hide your flaws and accentuate your features. Your body type, your problem areas, and the clothes you wear all dictate your choice of underwear. Again, the golden rule is fit, be sure that your underwear, no matter the style fits you properly and is flush against your skin. By far a visible panty line is the number one outfit killer.
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Shaping Up:
Shape wear has certainly come a long way from grandma’s girdles.
When selecting shape wear, always choose a size a little larger so it doesn’t dig into your skin and cause extra bulges.
Your grandmother's corset

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Styles vary from one piece shape suits to shape wear that targets specific body parts such as the tummy, hips, and thighs. Most brands even offer varying degrees of control. But, what you choose depends on your outfits. I prefer the smooth, clean lines you get from a one piece garment.

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Body Shaper

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As always I am here as your personal wardrobe and image consultant. Call or email me to get ready for fall!

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.
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-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


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Before and After

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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

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!


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
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Wishing you and yours a wonderful Mother’s Day


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].