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Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

It’s time for me to give it to you straight and stop avoiding telling you the truth.

If you’re experiencing:

1. Not knowing how to look good and still be comfortable.
2. Not knowing how to dress for your body shape.
3. A closet filled with clothes that don’t really go with each other.

Then you need to work with me because if you don’t, you’re going to experience:

1. Overwhelm, insecurity, frustration, and regret – another year wasted.
2. Feeling stuck and unhappy by continuing to wear and buy the same things over and over.
3. A realization you wasted an opportunity to look great now from the waist up on video and for when it’s time to get out of your house possibly, like me, few pounds heavier.

Invest and believe in yourself now while you have more time because not knowing what to wear is exhausting, frustrating and expensive.

I’ve been virtually showing women what clothes, colors, and styles work and don’t work for their shape, life, age, and budget for years and now it’s your turn.

 

It’s time for you to also stop being tired of stressing about dressing.

Sign up for either a basic or premium virtual styling consultation by April 30, and I’ll add my Dress Without Stress video course with unlimited
Q & A in a private FaceBook group as a bonus during these challenging times.

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

It’s important to shower, get dressed and put on some makeup almost every day so that we protect our minds to make ourselves feel better and stronger.

We might be a bit heavier in weight, but can be lighter in our thoughts by taking the time to learn how to look and feel our best.

With being in quarantine due to Covid-19 it’s way too easy to get lazy and stop caring about how we look, but when we can get out again how we look and present ourselves is going to be very important.

 

How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings

How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings

Here’s How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings
and
Look Great From The Waist Up

Smile, because you really are on candid camera.

Now more than ever you need to be camera-ready pretty much every day.

While living in this new normal we still need and should connect with others, and we’re mostly doing so from the waist up.

You’re either meeting with your clients, team, friends, and even dating via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc. 

Perhaps you can use the extra free time to create those videos you
keep putting off to connect with your peeps.

Watch this video to learn how to look good in virtual meetings and get the tips to get you looking great from the waist up while working, connecting, and dating virtually from your home. 

If you’ve been following me, you know that I love giving tips on how you can look and feel your best. Yet, in this crazy and scary time, it’s not easy to even get out of your pjs…trust me, I know. No really, I KNOW!!!

How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings

Want to learn how you can look great virtually and eventually in person too? Go here to find out how you can finally learn what YOU should wear.

Working Virtually?

Working Virtually? Then You Need To Know How To Dress From The waist Up.

Working Virtually?

Working Virtually? Then You Need To Know How To Dress From The waist Up.

Nobody, nowhere, no way, and no how could have even dreamed up what we and I mean WE are going thru right now.

For many, the ability to continue working is a blessing and a curse as they are regularly exposed to the Coronavirus. But without them, we wouldn’t have food, medical care, medications, pet needs, and our beloved Amazon shipments.

Some lucky people can conduct what is left of their business virtually via Zoom, Skype, etc. and are currently only seen from the waist up.

So, what to wear when working virtually?

First, be sure to wear the color or colors nearest your face that makes your skin tone look healthy. Now more than ever, you need to give the impression of good health and strength when you’re fortunate enough to have it.

Avoid any color that makes your skin look sallow. Instead, wear colors that match your eyes as that is a sure bet to be flattering for you. When unsure, wear blues such as navy, teal, or turquoise.

First, get out of your PJs. Psst, I’m in my robe as I write this, but in my defense it’s Sunday.

As tempting as it may be to throw on a clean t-shirt, instead wear a top you would wear if you were presenting in-person, in-office or attending networking events.

Here’s a simple outfit to put together with what you already have in your closet and in case you’ll be virtual from head to toe, I’ve got you covered. You’ll be and feel attractive, comfortable and ready for being seen on screen.

Put on long loose tops, such as a tunic style top or pullover that’ll cover your tummy & tush in case you need to stand up. You’ll at least be comfortable at a time when most feel anything but.

Tie one on…shame on you, I meant a scarf. It will give instant oomph to your comfy outfit and make even the most basic of tops look like you made an effort.

Throw on boots, flats, fun sneakers or sandals depending upon the weather. If you’ll be staying seated, go ahead and wear your fuzzy slippers. One silver lining is that you can be comfortable and not wear any shoes that will cause you any discomfort.

P.S. I’m wearing my slippers while on a virtual personal styling call in the photo above.

TIP: Be sure to be eye level with your camera so nobody looks up your nose.

MAJOR Tip: Turn your camera and microphone off when you are multi-tasking or using the bathroom. Yup, that really happened and you can look it up if you want to. #PoorJennifer

 

Should You Wear Back and White?

Should You Wear Back and White?

Some things are as clear as black and white.

But, should you wear black and white?

Not always and here’s why.

 

 

P.S. You could learn how to always know what to wear and
easily pick out an age-appropriate and flattering outfit wth my
virtual styling service.

My clients NEVER stress about what to wear and
neither should you.

Use your extra time at home wisely and finally get control of your clothes. When the Coronavirus is behind us, you’re going to want to get out of the house to mix and mingle and you shouldn’t keep wasting precious time and energy figuring
out what to wear.

Working remotely is getting very popular right now. Fortunately, I’ve been doing that for years so I’m inviting you to take advantage of working with me virtually so you’ll get the tips you to finally end your years of Stressing About Dressing.

 

Do You Want Clothes Like These Too?

A friend shared this Facebook post with me because she thought I’d appreciate it.

I sure do and thought you would as well.

I really want to know which of these do you most relate to, not agree with, and do you have any others to add?

Please add yours to the comment box below, and I’ll create a revised list and try to get store’s and designers’ attention.

Together we can make a difference, or at least have some fun.

Here’s a simple tip that will make your neck look younger and not obviously show your or its age.

How you see yourself effects how others see you.
How you feel about yourself effects how others feel about you.

Dress Without Stress Online Video Course

Dress Without Stress is a self-study online video course with tons of my easy to follow, fun, style (and life) changing, thump on the head styling tips you wish you had known years ago.

If you’re wanting to know how to look fabulous and stop wasting money on clothes that don’t look great on you, then the Dress Without Stress video course will be gorgeous on and for you.

All you need is a mirror, sense of humor, and the goal of no longer getting stressed, frustrated and miserable when you try to find something to wear that will make you look great and love who you see in the mirror.

You’ll learn how to use each styling tip for your specific features: the good, the bad and the ones you’re not so thrilled with.

Enrollment Bonus – Personal Styling Tips Consultation

Enroll in Dress Without Stress by 2/20/20 and you’ll get a 1-hour personal styling tips call with me as a bonus where I’ll show you what you should wear and why and then you’ll always know what to wear.

Look Thinner With Clothes

6 Easy Ways To Look Thinner With Clothes

Here’s How to Look Thinner with Clothes

Sometimes, actually pretty much always, it’s the small styling detail that makes a big difference and one of today’s tips is all about corners.

So now that you saw and heard me tell you to avoid squared corners I’m going to slightly contradict myself as you can see here in this before and after of my wonderful client wearing a squared corner jacket in her after photo.

Look Thinner With Clothes

She’s wearing an outfit I created using the clothes she purchased from our shopping trip, where I must say I found some incredible deals and fabulous wardrobe building pieces for her.

And yes, her new jacket has squared corners and here’s why it and everything else she’s wearing is perfect on her and will make all of us look thinner with clothes:

  1. This jacket is meant only to be worn open on her and since it hangs straight down it’s an instant middle minimizer.
  2. The bracelet sleeve length is another secret, shhh, way to minimize the middle and visually lengthen the body.
  3. Full vs ankle-length pants are typically more slimming.
  4. Wearing a top under a jacket untucked.
  5. This neckline is much more flattering on her than the low and wide one in her before outfit.
  6. Wearing the same color from top to bottom is always a slimming and lengthening trick yet this after outfit proves you don’t have to be in only dark colors from head to toe to look slimmer and stylish.

These are all great examples of how small tweaks transform an outfit and when you know what to look for.


About Scarlett: I’m not a Fashionista but am a personal stylist and shopper with a passion for helping you love how you look with the body you have right now.

I work with women of all shapes and sizes both in-person and virtually. I can take you shopping or create a fabulous outfit from what you already own. And we have a whole lot of fun doing it!

The best way to get to know me is to sign-up for my twice-monthly newsletter, Scarlett Says, for fun, practical style tips you can actually use!

When you do, I’ll share with you my fun 5-day video series — End Your Closet Shame. That’s right, we’re going to work together to clean out your closet so you don’t feel overwhelmed, embarrassed, or stressed every morning when it’s time to get dressed. Who wants to start their day that way? I want you smiling as you head out your front door with places to go, people to meet, and things to do. Let’s do this!

Sign me up for Scarlett Says today.

Shop This Sale and SAVE Money

Shop This Sale and SAVE Money

SALE glorious SALE announcement is here…only till 1/21/20

I want you to have nice clothes at great prices, so I’m sharing one of my favorite sales,

You’ll get 40% to 70% off certain sale items at Bloomingdales.com and this is when I shop and save like crazy on every department in the store.

And let me tell you that they don’t play around with their sales, as the prices really will go back up on 1/21. Trust me…I know.

Example: A jacket I looked at yesterday on sale for $118 is an extra 40% off today!! That’s a savings of $47 and I consider that a lot of money to save.

I created this mini-catalog, see below,  with some of my notes for you to see the savings I’m talking about. Seriously you need to get items in your cart quickly before they run out.

Shop This Sale and SAVE money

Shop This Sale and SAVE money

Take a look at some of the savings during this brief sale and do check out the shoes too. Comfort and style are very important to my feet and me, so when you can get a quality shoe for the price of a just-okay shoe, hurry and grab em.

PS: Please do not fear to order online, because you will not have the large inventory to choose from in a store, and you’ll be missing out on some great deals. You’ll get free shipping both ways, so there is no risk other than losing the chance to save lots of money.

 

 

How To Dress in 80's Fashion

How To Dress in 80’s Fashion & Why You Shouldn’t

Here’s my gift for you to start the year with a giggle and a smile.
Ok, you can stop laughing now!!

How To Dress in 80's Fashion

How To Dress in 80’s Fashion

Yes, that’s me and do let me know how long you stared and laughed at this embarrassing yet highly entertaining photo of yours truly.

I’m not sure what’s funnier: the outfit I’m wearing or that my husband and I thought it was worthy of striking a pose for a photograph.

The purpose of my sharing this recently discovered photo is to show and easily prove, that trends are hysterical and that I too once had absolutely NO idea what looked good on me.

Let’s count em…

  1. Black, yes black, tall socks with shorts!!
  2. A mock neck that looks bad on practically EVERYBODY.
  3. Hoop earrings that are way too big for my then little face.
  4. Giant short sleeves that never, nor should, get a hey you look great comment.
  5. A bowl haircut that I must have foolishly paid someone to give me.
  6. Did I mention black socks?????

If you have any respect left for me, please take look at my 2- minute read on Medium about the perils of ordering from clothes in the box services such as Stich Fix. 

If you like it, please click on the clapping hands 👏 cause I could use it after revealing the photo above.  

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AND, join me live in person…When you get to Darien Connecticut on January 15 to hear my presentation showing you how to get control of your closet by learning which of your clothes or accessories need to go or stay and why.

You’ll learn how to have fewer clothes yet have more outfits without spending any money.

You won’t be sorry, so click over to Hayvn’s website and reserve your spot while there are spots left to reserve.

 

Maybe I’ll wear black socks appropriately…or maybe not.

You won’t be sorry, so click over to Hayvn’s website and reserve your spot while there are spots left to reserve.

Maybe I’ll wear black socks appropriately…or maybe not.

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Scarlett’s 2019 Favorite Things Shopping List

 

2019 Favorite ThingsIt’s that time of year again where you struggle figuring out what to buy for others and tell others what you would like for yourself.

Wouldn’t be nice to give or get a gift that won’t be returned?????

Well, struggle no more, because here is a list of my 2019 favorite things that I hope you either gift or get and will totally enjoy.

Artis Makeup brushes – Oprah loves them, so I had to try one and then I got another, and another…I love them!

❄  IT CC plus Cream with 50 SPF – This is a great product to even out your skin color along with incredible SPF protection because we all need to avoid more sun damage. It’s wonderfully light and very natural looking. It’s also a great time to do gift shopping on Sephora’s site.

 Lysse – I love and live in these denim leggings, which I wear with longer tops. My clients love them too because they’re comfy and flattering. Check out their tops too.

  That’s What She Said  – Delightful, inspiring, and filled with educational quotes book.

❄  Allbirds sneakers and flats – These are sooooooo comfortable and come in tons of great colors. Perfect for travel and/or when you have lots of walking to do. They’re also washable!!

❄  MZ Wallace – handbags.  I love their bags and have quite a few of them. Their ability to withstand rain, having tons of pockets and lasting forever make them a great investment.

❄  Nic + Zoe – Her designs are figure-flattering and almost all of my clients look great in this line. The tank tops are fantastic if you want to start with a true basic.

❄  Stop Stressing About Dressing book – by yours truly. It’s filled with easy to follow styling tips and laughs.

❄  Gift Certificate to give or get to work with me either in-person on virtually. Email me to find out how you can give the gift of knowing what to wear.

 

Be sure to shop via Rakuten so you can make money on your purchases.
You won’t be sorry!!

Easy packing. Easy choosing what to wear.

2019 Favorite Things

“Yesterday and today I’m on the road meeting with clients. Before packing I pulled up the photos of all the beautiful outfits you created and it made packing so easy!  Everything coordinated and I felt great.  Many thanks!” Christina Larson – Boston Ma.