Thursday, March 31, 2011

Today's Tip: Fragrance

Ladies and gents, part of looking good is also smelling good. Find the fragrance that is right for you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Today's Tip: POLO Anyone?

Ladies and gents, the polo top/shirt is great for spring and summer? Cotton, with a variety of colors, some with designs. Ralph Lauren does it best! Polo anyone?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today's Tip: Pull Down the Shades

Ladies and gents it that time of year to get ready for the sunshine. Get your shades ready! Protect your eyes and make a fashion statement while doing it!! Let the sun shine!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Today's Tip: Tidy Whities

Ladies and gents, your whites should be white. Wash seperately in cold, use bleach, pre-spot stains. Use woolite for fine washables, hang items to dry that shrink. Dingy whites are not the move.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today's Tip: Suspenders

Ladies and gents, suspenders can be worn all year long. Dress them up or down. Suspenders a wardrobe must!!! Affordable and versatile. Add a touch of class & sophistication!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today's Tip: Matchy Matchy

Ladies and gents, I am from the old school where we were taught everything had to match. Times have changed, not so anymore. Go with it!!! If you feel good in it wear it. The old school will simply have to adjust with the times.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today's Tip: Do the Polka

Ladies and gents polka dots that is. Consider wearing a touch of polka dots this spring/summer. Dress them up or dress them down.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today's Tip: The Vest

Ladies and gents, a vest is a wardrobe must. The vest can be worn all year long. Vests are available in all types of fabrics, as well as several different syles. It can go from the corporate look, to the dressy look, and to the casual look. A great addition to your wardrobe. Consider wearing vests.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Today's Tip: Store Credit

Ladies and gents when you shop pay close attention to the store return policy before you make a purchase. Store credit is a rip off for the buyer, great for the seller. When you purchase items from these stores you are exchanging merchadise, often times selecting something you really do not want, when making a return to that same store. When this is the policy be doubly sure you want the item. I do not shop at stores that have a store credit policy. Food for thought the next time you shop.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Today's Tip: Jeans

Jeans use to be a sign of the poor, this industry has certainly come a long way. Everyone should have at least one pair of jeans. They can go from casual to dressy. Jeans do not have to be costly to look good. Fit matters not price.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Today's Tip: The Tunic

Ladies and gents, a great long, airy look for the season is the tunic. Linen or cotton work best for this time of year. First worn by men in ancient Rome and in the middle ages, still fashionable today!!! Can be belted. Great for outdoor occasions such as pool parties, cook-outs, lawn parties, and weddings. Can be worn casual to dressy. Consider wearing a tunic. Comfy and chic!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Today's Tip: Exercise

In some areas of the country we soon get to ditch the coat for a while. That is when some of us realize that we can no longer hide our shape with our winter gear. Ladies and gents, if your clothes do not fit as well as they should perhaps consider exercise, which will take off some inches as well as tone up your body. A better looking you, in better fitting attire. A winning combination!!! 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Today's Tip: Flip Flops

Ladies and gents, remember when flip flops were worn only at the beach or used for the shower? Wow, have they come a long way. Now many high end designers make flip flops. If you have great looking feet consider wearing flip flops this spring/summer. Ladies remember no chipped polish on the toes!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today's Tip: Flower Power

Ladies and gents, floral patterned garments are a great look for the spring/summer. Add a floral touch to your wardrobe.

Today's Tip: Gaping

Ladies and gents, gaping is when you wear a button down shirt and the buttons pull or pop open revealing undergarments or flesh, when buying shirts make sure they are not too tight to avoid this. It may also apply to shoes, some are not made well and gap due to design, or are too wide for your foot.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today's Tip: Hair

For a new look,consider a new hair cut, dye your hair, or wear a wig.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Today's Tip: Pleats

Ladies and gents, pleats are a great look. When shopping consider garments with pleats.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Today's Tip: Yes You Can Wear White!!

Ladies and gents, nothing looks better in the summer than a crisp all white outfit for work and play. It can be cotton, linen or denim. Wear white shoes (gents as well), handbags and accessories. Or ladies, break it with pastel shoes, handbag, and accessories. All white looks stunning!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Today's Tip: Silk

Ladies and gents, silk is a fabulous fabric, looks great on, however it has it's drawbacks. Perspiration stains, odor, and neck soil stays with silk, as well as other stains. Best bet, wear silk from the waist down. Dry cleaning is another drawback, the cleaners rarely removes stains and odor, and is costly, go with washable silk.  Consider another fabric, unless wearing for pj's.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today's Tip: Remember the slip and camisole?

Ladies, spring/summer is approaching. A lot of us choose not to wear a slip, full, long or half, and/or a camisole when wearing see though fabrics. Not classy!!! Wear undergarments, what ever works with the outfit. You are not in the privacy of your home, you are out and about!!! Guys may like it, however look like a classy, poised women. Example: Red bra and panty should not be seen when wearing white linen. Your bra and panty should not be seen period, wear the appropriate undergarments!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today's Tip: Undergarments matter

Ladies, a bra that fits gives a much better look. Panty lines are not the move. Wear a slip when wearing see through fabrics.

Gents, wear an undershirt, especially with tight fitting tops, nipples are unsightly, as well as perspiration ring. Wear underwear that gives snug support.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today's Tip: Shoes too big or too small?

Ladies and gents shoes need to fit. Shoes too big hurt as well as shoes that are too small. If you tape the back of your heels, the shoes rub causing blisters, meaning they do not fit. If you have corns, your shoes do not fit. When your toes hit the ground in open toe shoes they do not fit. The right size matters.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Today's Tip: Linen

Ladies and gents, spring/summer is approaching. Linen is a great airy fabric that can be worn casual or dressy. Some linen is washable. Irish linen is the best. All linen wrinkles, so expect it to.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today's Tip: Leather

When buying leather goods know leather types for quality and the best buy.

Leather types

In general, leather is sold in several forms:
  • Full-grain leather- footwear is made from full-grain leather.
  • Top-grain leather is the second-highest quality and has had the "split" layer separated away, making it thinner and more pliable than full grain.  It is typically less expensive, and has greater resistance to stains than full-grain leather, so long as the finish remains unbroken.
  • Split leather then has an artificial layer applied to the surface of the split and is embossed with a leather grain. Splits are  used to create suede
  • Patent leather is leather that has been given a high-gloss finish. Patent leather usually has a plastic coating.
  • Shagreen is also known as stingray skin/leather.  luggage and handbags. The leather is left untreated and is therefore susceptible to water and stains. Sunlight will cause the natural leather to darken in shade.skins. 
  • Deerskin is used in jackets and overcoatsas well as personal accessories like handbags and wallets.
  • Nubuck is top-grain cattle hide leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside,  producing a velvet-like surface.
  • Napa leather, is chrome-tanned and is soft and supple. It is commonly found in wallets, toiletry kits, and other personal leather goods.
  • Vachetta leather is used in the trimmings of luggage and handbags. The leather is left untreated and is therefore susceptible to water and stains. Sunlight will cause the natural leather to darken in shade
  • Slink is leather made from the skin of unborn calves. It is particularly soft, and is valued for use in making gloves.
  • Corrected grain is typically less expensive, and has greater resistance to stains than full-grain leather, so long as the finish remains unbroken.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Today's Tip: The Outlet Mall

Ladies and gents, the outlet mall is a great place to find designer merchandise for less than retail prices. Check out all the outlet malls in your area for great bargains. Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Today's Tip: A Pressed Look

Gents and ladies, a pressed look is a crisp look. Do not wear wrinkled clothes. Iron your clothes. If you do not know how simply learn, or if necessary have a friend do it for you, or take the garment(s) to the cleaners, which can be costly. An iron, a board and some spray starch, with some initiative can go a long way. Look crisp!!! Look smart!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Today's Tip: Remember the Hanky?

A handkerchief , also called a hanky, typically a hemmed square of thin fabric. The material of a handkerchief can be symbolic of the social-economic class of the user, not only because some materials are more expensive, but because some materials are more absorbent and practical for those who use a handkerchief for more than style. Handkerchiefs can be made of that can be carried in the pocket or purse, and which is intended for personal hygiene purposes such as wiping one's hands or face, or blowing one's nose.  A handkerchief is also sometimes used as a purely decorative accessory in a suit pocket, known as a pocket square. Cotton, cotton-synthetic blend, synthetic fabric, silk, or linen. The material of a handkerchief can be symbolic of the social-economic class of the user, not only because some materials are more expensive, but because some materials are more absorbent and practical for those who use a handkerchief for more than style. Ladies and gents, add a touch class, use a hanky!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today's Tip: Shoe laces matter

Length matters, and leather laces work best.  Shoe laces need to match your shoes!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Today's Tip: Better Organization leads to Better Coordination

Ladies and gents, organization is the key to coordination. Organize all like items together: Slacks/pants, dresses, blouses/shirts/tops, blazers/sport coats, suits, and outerwear, etc... This also goes for your accessories: ties, socks, hose, jewelery, hats, belts, shoes, and handbags, etc... You can even go a step further and organize by color and season. This will make life a whole lot easier when getting dressed. Check the weather, go to the closet and select everything the night before for the next day, including undergarments, and all accessories. The next morning put in on and off you go!!! A coordinated look is a well dressed look. Get organized.