Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 38

I have an obsession with Mad Men. Not only is the show excellent, but the costuming outstanding.  The show would not come to life like it does, without the wardrobe styling true to the late 50s, early 60s. I find the silhouettes of the women's clothing to be incredibly inspiring. So many women these days hide behind their clothes, in either an attempt to hide their body or follow some crazy fashion trend. You can never go wrong with clothing that fits you correctly. While I understand bold patterns are not for everyone, the silhouette on the dress I'm wearing in the picture below is a universally flattering style. 

Fashion Tip of the Day: Women need to stop expecting clothing to fit perfectly when they walk into a store. If it happens, great, but most likely it will be too tight or too lose in certain areas of the garment. A tailor is a gal's best friend. Whether it is taking in the waist of an otherwise great fitting pair of pants or shortening the hem on a dress to update it, tailoring clothing to fit your body correctly will make all the difference in how you feel while wearing the garment. Go through your closet and pull out anything that you have been avoiding wearing because it doesn't fit properly. If it is something that is too small, get rid of it. If it is something that seems out-dated assess if it can be tailored to update the look. Tailoring is a relatively inexpensive way to lengthen the life of your clothing. 

Day 36

Fashion Tip of the Day: Although skinny jeans have been all the rage over the last few years, wider legged jeans are all the rage this season.  If you are more curvy on the bottom, opt for a pair that are lose fitting through the thigh and gradually flare out. If you are more straight up and down, invest in a pair that are fitted through the thigh. Pair the jeans with a fitted blazer and heels and it becomes an office appropriate alternative to dress pants.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 30

No, I have not fallen off the wagon, I promise! I have been so busy I have had no time to even miss shopping, for the most part. After attending a St. Patrick's Day festival last weekend, I have decided to use the money I am saving from not shopping and use it to start Irish dancing again. For those of you who have know me most of my life, you know that I cannot sit still (total understatement). Irish dance provided an outlet for most of my energy through the years and I have not had the funds to take lessons in the past year or so. I am thrilled to be dancing again and I know it will definitely take my mind off of shopping.

Fashion Tip of the Day: When you are out shopping and find something that catches your eye, make sure you are able to visualize it with other pieces in your wardrobe.  Make sure you can create at least 3 different outfits with that particular piece.  Before you head out shopping peruse your closet and make a mental note of what you already have. When you spy that fabulous coral cardigan, you know exactly what you have to go with it!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 16

I apologize to all of my faithful readers, if there are any, for neglecting my blog over the last week.  I could make up a bunch of excuses as to why I didn't have time to write, but I will save you all from the bore.

I am happy to report, that while I wasn't writing, I was also not shopping. Frankly, I did not have time to miss shopping. Last weekend the weather was so beautiful all I wanted to do was be outside. I'm actually looking forward to later on this year when I have to start really getting creative with my outfit selections. I promise to blog more and also catch up on all the pictures I have failed to upload.

Fashion tip of the day: Find colors that work best with your complexion and hair color, and stick with them! Women make the mistake of trying to wear a rainbow of colors that don't work for them. I'm not saying to be boring with your wardrobe, but some colors just aren't going to work for you. Coral is one of the few colors that looks good on everyone. Invest in something coral, it's a safe bet.