Category Archives: Image and Style

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.

 

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.

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.

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Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?

Fear not…relax and listen instead.

Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?

 

Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?


Recently I was asked to be a guest on the wonderful Amy Schmid’s podcast Fearlessly Facing Fifty. She asked me to share styling tips on how to shop and dress for our ever-changing bodies and mindset.


Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?

 

So take a listen and please tell me which you liked the best or what tip you’d like me to give you in the near future.


Easy packing. Easy choosing what to wear.
Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?

“Yesterday and today I’m on the road meeting with clients and estate attorneys. 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!”



PS. My next newsletter will be my annual My Favorite Things list where I share the products I love for myself and you.

 

 

What To Wear As Mother Of The Bride Or Groom

What To Wear As Mother Of The Bride Or Groom

When one of my clients has the joy of her son or daughter getting married, she calls me for ideas on what to wear as the mother of the Bride or Groom, and the first thing I tell them is not to wear black.

Ok, I know what you’re thinking…but Scarlett wore black.

Okay, I confess I did and that I’m somewhat ashamed, but please hear me out before you shake your finger at me or roll your eyes.

When you read to the end, you’ll find out the true reason I wore black.

I tried on at least 15 dresses in two different stores and in all sorts of colors and shapes. None fit me in a flattering way that also didn’t require weight loss or undergarments that I couldn’t get into without a team and likely some sort of pulley system.

Now when I take a client shopping, typically one of the first 3 if not the first dress is the winner for her, but that did not happen for me.

But when I put this dress on from a store called Elephants Trunk in Mt. Kisco NY, I knew I found ‘the one’ for me.

Still, I knew I wanted to make some changes so as to make the dress my own and have the look and style I wanted for myself.

The Elephants Trunk allowed me to customize the dress and along with their very talented seamstress, here is what I requested:

Bye, bye, frumpy sleeves!

I didn’t want the sleeves to be the same fabric as the main part of the dress as to me that looked frumpy.

As per my request, I wanted them to be made out of the lacey and slightly sparkly fabric.

What To Wear As Mother Of The Bride Or Groom

But that wasn’t enough for me! I wanted a flowing back and the seamstress and salespeople on the floor looked at me like I was nuts!

To be honest, when I was in weeks before, the owner thought my idea was great.

Below is the back before the requested flowing fabric was added.

What To Wear As Mother Of The Bride Or Groom

Below is the dress with the fabric pinned onto the back and once they saw my idea actually on, they loved my idea.

If you know me, you know I love clothes that have movement.

What To Wear As Mother Of The Bride Or Groom

And here I am with my son on the day of my daughter’s wedding, and let me tell you it was a GREAT day and night.

What To Wear As Mother Of The Bride Or Groom

PS. The dress did come in other colors, but because this dress was made from two different fabrics the colors did not totally match and that is
the only reason why I ended up wearing black.

Take a look at the video below with a few of my tips to help you select a dress for the
special events in your life.

Watch to get ideas on What To Wear As Mother Of The Bride Or Groom so you’ll be comfortable, confident and certain nothing will pop!

Push Your Sleeves Up

How To Push Your Sleeves Up!

Push Your Sleeves Up

For all the women who have worked with me and/or attended my presentations, you know how much I say… “don’t forget to push your sleeves up.”

Why?

Because an outfit looks much, much better when you push your sleeves up.

Before I was known as the stylist who helps women stop stressing about dressing, I wanted to be known as the Push Your Sleeves Up Stylist…that’s how much I love the look of sleeves pushed up.

But sleeves don’t always cooperate, so check out this sleeve saving gadget.

It’s called CuffedUp, and it has me pumped up!

No more sleeves falling down, getting in your food or making short arms look even shorter.

AND you can use it on pants hem too!!!

Men will love CuffedUp too.

When your sleeves are pushed up, your outfit will look considerably more stylish and polished.

Plus it makes you look thinner and taller.

Don’t believe me? Just go in front of a mirror and push one sleeve up and you’ll
see exactly what I mean.

The video below shows how the CuffedUp works.

Use code crew10 for an extra 10% off.

 

If you think pushing your sleeves up is a great tip,
you’re going to love the ones you’ll get in
Dress Without Stress.

How many more years will you waste not knowing what to wear?

 

 

Wearing The Wrong Outfit

Wearing The Wrong Outfit Changed My Life

 Wearing The Wrong Outfit Changed My Life so…

Get ready for learning about my most embarrassing moment.

Have you ever wondered if I always knew what to wear?

The answer is NO!

When you listen to this interview by Sandy Weiner of The Woman Of Value podcast, you’ll hear one of my most humiliating life experiences, and it started with not knowing what to wear.

It took me over 20 years to share this embarrassing story.

So grab a cup of coffee, facial mask, or put on your makeup while you listen and learn.

 

Here’s the link to my virtual personal styling where for just $250.00 I show you how to finally stop wasting money on clothes you end up not wearing or even liking.

Yes, YOU can stop getting stressed and putting yourself down, because you’ll finally know how to dress your current body shape for the life you live on the budget you have.

How many more years will you waste?

Top 20 Questions Women Ask About What To Wear

Top 20 Questions Women Ask About What To Wear

If you ever, ever feel alone when you’re feeling stressed about what to wear, you might feel a whole lot better if you read the top 20 questions women have asked me about what to wear.

Warning: You’re soooo NOT alone in those thoughts of yours. 🙂

I thought I’d share the Top 20 Questions Women Ask Me About What To Wear and I’m wondering do you relate to any of these too?

1. Does this make my butt look fat?

2. How can I dress to look younger but not like I’m trying too hard?

3. Should I keep the clothes that no longer fits, just in case one day, they’ll fit again?

4. Should I keep the clothes that are old and out of style just in case they come back in style again?

5. Can you help me find clothes that fit since I’ve gained weight?

6. I’m tired of buying whatever fits me, and then hating them when it gets home. Can you help me?

7. How can I hide my belly, aka muffin top?

8. I’m short, so where can I find clothes that fit me?

9. Where can I find clothes that look good on me on a budget?

10. What can I wear to look thinner?

11. How can I look professional AND be comfortable?

12. Am I too old to wear this?

13. Where can I find clothes I really want to wear?

14. How do I dress age-appropriate?

15. How should I dress in my 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s?

16. What clothes should I wear for my body type?

17. How can I find clothes if I hate shopping?

18. Why should I buy clothes now if I want to lose weight?

19. Why do I keep buying the same boring things, over and over?

20. What should I wear to look in style and not frumpy?

PS. If any of the above ring true to you, please let me know in the comment box below and I’ll create a newsletter with tips and solutions to your most popular “what should I wear” questions.

Fashion Styling Tips No One Tells You and More

I thought it would be fun for you to not have to read or watch anything, and instead sit back and listen while you have your morning
coffee, apply makeup, or cook a meal.
I was a recent guest on a brand new podcast called Magnificent Aging podcast hosted by professional organizer Deirdre Dolan Nesline.
In this podcast you’re going to not feel so alone and learn a few tips you won’t get in a magazine or on TV.

Here are a few things you’ll learn from this interview:

  • How to figure out what’s right for your dressing style
  • The process of letting go and keeping what looks incredible on you
  • Scarlett helps people create great outfits and get rid of items that no longer work for you.
  • Her BIG secret to shopping and releasing emotion regarding what to wear as we age
  • Who are you dressing for?
  • Are color charts still relevant?
  • Trends-why be part of a pack?
  • Lots and lots of ideas including money-saving tips.
So sit back, and get ready to see your clothes in a whole new way.
I take that back…get ready to see your clothes in a bunch of whole new ways.

PS The End Your Closet Shame is over but you can still get my help to show you how to always know what to wear when you click here.