Don’t Judge a Dress on it’s Hanger

May 31st, 2017

dress

 

Add a Pop of Color

March 1st, 2017

Guys,

A great way to add pop and an extra touch to your suit coat or sport jackets with ease try Prefolded Pocket Squares

 

Pre-Folded Pocket Squares

Pre-Folded Pocket Squares

 

Time to Refit your Bra

November 9th, 2016

 

One question I always ask my women clientele is “when was the last time you were fitted for a bra”? Their answers are all over the board. Believe me this is one of my least favorite things to do in life and the experts say to do it yearly. You can buy a cheap bra anywhere but the idea is to be properly fitted by a professional bra fitter so your back doesn’t hurt, the bra straps aren’t digging into your body and everything is put into it’s proper place. You may think it’s not important but compare the before and after in the picture. Being fitted by an expert can make you feel 10 times more comfortable, stand straighter, look taller and more slender and make your clothes look great on you. There are great places to fitted by an expert.   Contact and schedule a fitting with any of the expert fitters in Austin.

-Michie Reid will come to your home for a bra fitting www.myessentialbodywear.com/michellereid

Stores Available for fittings in Austin:

-Petticoat Fair:  www.petticoatfair.com

-Nordstrom:  www.nordstrom.com

-Dillards:  www.dillards.com

Before-and-after-bra-fitting

 

 

Guy’s…..Tie One On in Tokyo, Japan

October 19th, 2016

 

                  Necktie of Mt. Fuji in Japan

 

My husband Salvatore & I recently visited Japan and we wanted to bring back something memorable.

We ran across Taya, a men’s clothing store in the Ginza area of Tokyo selling beautiful 100% silk jacquard neckties. The ties are designed and produced in Yonezawa,Yamagata, Japan. My husband purchased a “Mt. Fuji” necktie with subtle colors (pictured) so it can go with a multitude of different colored shirts and suits.

According to their business card, “Taya was founded in 1905 as a store importing

Western-goods and clothing at the time when “kimono” was a dominant fashion in Japan.”  The original necktie brand have been supported by more than three generations of visitors.

If you’re visiting Japan or if you are here in the states, check out their website for a beautiful gift for yourself or someone else.

Taya 4-6-17 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

http://www.ginza.jp/en/shop/960

 

 

 

Get paid for cleaning your closet!

March 2nd, 2016

As I’m organizing women’s closets they recognize they are no longer using their expensive handbags yet save them because they won’t get the price they paid nor close to the price they paid when they re-sell them.  Therefore I’m thrilled to announce my partnership with Rebagg, a company that purchases pre-owned designer handbags.

The benefits of selling with Rebagg.com are that they:

  • Generate upfront price quotes
  • Purchase bags outright (no consignment hassles)
  • Pay via check or bank transfer in 2-3 business days

Rebagg offers free pick up and shipping. Please contact me if you have a bag you would like to sell!  Rebagg Sell Your Bag Now

 

Louis Vuitton Handbag

 

Dolce Gabbana Handbag

Gucci Handbag

 

 

Button Up Men & Women

May 6th, 2015

 

Whether it be reassessing your current wardrobe or shopping for a new wardrobe you may not be able to put your finger on why you are not completely drawn to an outfit.

One reason may be as simple as replacing the buttons on the article of clothing.  It may seem insignificant but it can make a huge difference that can make an outfit rise to the occasion.

How can you accomplish this feat if you’re unable to envision the all-over look or sewing is not your “thing”?

Give me a call and I can give you a recommendation or even head to the fabric store and select buttons specific to the look you are going for and apply the buttons for you.

Men’s Buttoned Shirt

 

 

 

2015 Color of the Year

February 11th, 2015

 

Pantone the company used in printing and manufacturing is known for its color complimenting technique chooses a top color each year to be used in fashion, beauty or home décor. This year the color is MARSALA   like the Italian red wine.  What color is Marsala you ask?  It’s a deep red-brown hue.  You can add a dash of color wherever you feel appropriate; rather than dressing head-to-toe on your hair, lipstick, blush and eye color.  Then you would STICK OUT in a crowd.  A dash makes more of a statement that can go a long way.

Guys you can add a necktie or pocket scarf with Marsala or if you’re feeling really confident go with a Marsala shirt and/or socks in this color.    “Less is more” which too is my motto.

If you’re not into this color on your body add a pillow or towel with this color in your home. Let the color speak to you rather than let anyone tell you that is what you have to wear.  You don’t have to like it or wear it because people tell you it’s in this season, wear it because you feel good in this color.

 

Junkyard Jewelry

December 3rd, 2014

 

“Imogene” Earrings

You read correctly!   Yes jewelry from vintage cars and trucks.  It’s a magnificent idea for using old vehicles.  I’m always about using what you have rather than waste so I love the idea.   My earrings and bracelet are from a 1960’s ford truck.  I was hoping to get a year and vehicle and name that had significance.  Rather it had none,  just beautiful unique pieces of artwork you can’t find anywhere.   I came upon this jewelry artist at the Austin Art Fair in April of 2014.    You Got Mojo Jewelry

 

“LAVONNE” bracelet

 

 

 

Sizes 8 to 28 Clothing & Shoes

July 23rd, 2014

 

 

Simply Be is a wonderful website for affordable clothing and footwear (for hard-to-fit feet). Simply Be Clothing & Shoes

 

Rent the Runway Adds Plus-Size Rental Designer Clothing

July 9th, 2014

Matthew Williamson Designer Dress Retail: $1165 RTR Rental: $88

 

Rent the Runway now offers rental designer clothing for up to a size 22  They have exclusive collections that you can’t rent for a fraction of the cost.  You’re able to reserve a date for the rentals you choose.    You can rent jewelry, handbags,  clothing and purchase. Shapewear and intimates are for sale on RTR website. Rent The Runway

 

 

 

 

 
 

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