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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.

Ready To Breakup & End Your Closet Shame?

 

end your Closet Shame

Now that you got to see me fall in love with being in a closet full of clothes, I want to help you fall in love with yours…but first, you may have to start a break up to End Your Closet Shame.

Haven’t you occasionally wondered why it’s so hard for you to say it’s over to the clothes that haven’t treated you right?

  • Do you have pants that are doing you wrong; yet you can’t say goodbye?

  • How about that jacket that hasn’t given you a loving feeling in years?

  • Hanging onto shoes that are holding you too tight, yet you can’t seem to get rid of that heel?

I’ll show you how to let go of the clothes you shouldn’t be holding onto so you’ll see that breaking up won’t be hard or messy to do.

The 5 Day Spring Cleaning Closet Plan starts on May 20, 2019, and it’s Free! 

 

Everybody loves FREE and every woman wants to love what’s in her closet.

 You’ll get a tip per day for 5 days.

 

Enter your email below to End Your Closet Shame In 5 Days:

Your first break up tip to end your closet shame will be in your inbox on May 20.

And don’t forget… I’m here for you.

 

Does This Looks Good On Me?

Instead of my giving you a styling tip I’m asking for

YOUR opinion on something I’ve added to my
online closet…well actually my website.

I’ve worked with many women virtually but found, by simply asking, that many more didn’t even know that I offer virtual wardrobe styling.

That’s my mistake, and I’m here to fix it, so…

I’ve made a few changes to my website, but most importantly I finally added an actual page describing my Virtual Wardrobe Styling service and I would love to know how you think it looks on me. Okay, I mean on my website.

Would you please take a look and let me know if:

It’s easy to understand?
Sounds enticing?
Have any suggestions?
Makes my butt look fat?  I’m just checking to see how far down you read.

Any questions or comments?
Please make a comment below, give me a ringy dingy at 914 441 0756,
or send an email.
Your feedback is very important to me.

virtual wardrobe styling

 

 

Happy New Year

No Blahs… Only Bravos Allowed For 2018

Let’s not remember our failures over our successes.

 

Today I’m not going to give you any styling or shopping advice. Instead, please allow me to share my personal BRAVOS, and not tell you ANY of my 2018 BLAHS.

 

  1. I applied for the first time and was accepted to speak at the  NAPO, National Association of Productivity Professionals, conference in Chicago this year. It’s a big deal to be chosen and was one of my career goals.
  2. Forgot my iPad Pro in the security bin at the Milan Italy airport, and didn’t realize it until I was home the next day. My bravo is that even after 1 week of emailing, calling, and checking their online lost & found, I did not stop trying to get it back. After 1 1/2 weeks it showed up on their website, and it’s back in my hands. Never give up!
  3. Lost 5 lbs, and that’s just enough for me to have one less roll in my baker’s dozen.
  4. Had a very successful re-launch of my online course.
  5. Our daughter got engaged to a GREAT guy! Whew.
  6. Our son was a candidate for and received, via tough surgeries, a sci-fi RNS device to attempt to reduce his uncontrolled seizures. I’m only doing the bravo part of this story here…
  7. I had the privilege of working with 10 new clients in person and 15 more virtually. Their joy lifts me up.
  8. Met wonderful women via networking, many of whom are in the wonderful and intimate group  Entrepreneurial Woman’s Club.
  9. I have YOU as one of my readers and I thank you for that.

We ALL could use a bit of self-boosting, as we, myself included, tend to remember our failures over our successes.

So what are some of your 2018 BRAVOS? Please share in the comments space below, and let’s celebrate together.

Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?

Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?

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Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?

 

I miss being inspired by fashion magazines, which makes me ask:  
Are fashion magazines dying out for women over 40?

I remember as a teenager, being so excited when my mother’s monthly issues of  Harpers Bazaar and Vogue arrived in the mail.

Oh, those gorgeous women, perfect makeup, hair, and clothes. Classy, stylish, and oh so inspiring.

When it was time for me to grow and dress up, I couldn’t afford those clothes, yet I was inspired to create outfits using clothes that were in my budget.

Fast forward to today and being easily inspired is not so easy, and it’s no wonder woman, especially those who follow and/or hire me, are searching for flattering and wearable fashion for women over 40.

So listen, I’m not trying to further depress you, and maybe I’m pointing out the obvious, but unless you’re totally into expensive labels and outfits that will turn heads 360 degrees, you can no longer strictly rely on fashion magazines to get your wardrobe styling creative juices flowing.

Note: Often high fashion outfits are now styled to be artistic but that does nothing for those of us who have to figure out what to wear to have dinner with friends, meet a client or give a presentation.

Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?

Oh, and don’t get me started on how some store windows. The one above can make you want to run in the other direction.

All of this doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel, and keep wearing the same things or stop trying to step up your wardrobe and self-confidence. It just means you need to look elsewhere for ideas.

One suggestion is to take a look at the store and online clothing catalogs for more wearable and practical outfit ideas.

It’s always a good idea to try different labels and sizes to see how they fit your current shape and size.

Listen, the labels I wore in my 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, etc. don’t fit me as well as they used to. One of us has changed, and I think it was me. Experience has taught me that I’m not the only one.

Below are a few of my favorite catalogs for you to look at for relatable and realistic styling inspiration and real-life outfit ideas and you can buy similar looks on any budget at different stores,

Soft Surroundings 

Garnet Hill

Neiman Marcus

Pssst…Overheard In The Dressing Room

“I just don’t want to look like a school teacher”.

That’s what a new client told me during our first phone call.
That funny line told me so much about what she wanted and needed from her styling consultation with me.

How would you tell me what you needed and wanted to stop your stressing about dressing?
Let me know your answer via email.

 

 

Dress Without Stress

Are You Staring Into Your Closet With Dread?

Only 24 Hours To Go – AKA Only One Day Left

Dress Without Stress

When it’s time to get out of your ‘comfy’ clothes, you know the ones that you hope you’ll never bump into anyone you know…

  • Do you find yourself staring into your closet debating whether or not to even bother opening its doors?
  • Do you find yourself wasting lots of time plus making a mess in your bedroom when you try to find clothes to put on that fit, look good in and are comfortable?
  • Do you have frustration and guilt about the money you’ve wasted on clothes you bought and don’t even wear?
  • Does it feel like it’s getting harder and harder for you to put together an outfit you want to actually be seen in?

If the thought of getting dressed is stressing you out, then I have a solution for you, DRESS WITHOUT STRESS – 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.

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.

Only 24 Hours To Go – AKA Only One Day Left to get the secrets and tips that will get you from feeling frumpy to faaaabulous & stop wasting your energy and money on clothing mistakes.

All good things must come to an end, but it doesn’t have to end for you as long as you enroll by midnight on July 31, 2018.

This course will not be available again until July 2019. Do you really want another year to go by with feeling frustrated and discouraged when you put on clothes?

Get ALL the details here and know that with my tips and feedback, you will no longer get stressed when getting dressed.

1 Day Of Free Styling Tips To Get Your Own What Not To Wear Experience

Ready to Get Your Own What Not To Wear Day?

I love giving styling tips.

I love Q & A.

I love great advice.

So, when a brilliant businesswoman suggested I combine all of the above and offer a day of free tips to all, I said YES!!!

I hereby proclaim Thursday, July 26, 2018,
to be
Free Styling Tips Day.

 

All you have to do is post your question on my Scarlett Image FaceBook page with or without a photo and you’ll get my suggestions and recommendations to help solve whatever your what to wear issue may be.

Throw on one of your Go-To outfits, share a photo, and get a suggestion from me as to how to make your outfit go from okay to oh my.

Or

Ask Me A Question

Here are just a few of the questions you may have on your mind:

How can I wear this ____________?

Should I wear this_______________?

What can I wear to make my ____________ look smaller?

What can I wear to make my _____________ look bigger?

Should I keep, consign, or donate this ________________?

What style of shoes should I wear with _______________?

What shoes are out there that won’t hurt my feet?

What, Why, When, Where ____________________________?

Now it’s your chance to get the answers that are swirling in your head each time you wonder what to wear or how to wear it.

Get Your Own What Not To Wear Get Your Own What Not To Wear

Trust me, Tim Gunn, Clinton Kelly, or Stacy London aren’t offering you their advice for free, however, I am but for only 1 day…so hurry on over to my Scarlett Image FaceBook page and get em while they’re hot!!

And please do tell your friends and family about my Free Styling Tips Day, simply because you’re the kind of person who shares once in a lifetime opportunities. 🙂

 

Note: Dress Without Stress enrollment ends July 31 st. In other words, time is running out for you to get my tips and feedback to help you be able to quickly and easily know what to wear when you look at your clothes. No more stressing about dressing for you!!

Fill In The Blanks To Know How To Dress Without Stress

 

 Dress Without Stress

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to look at a simple piece of paper and see before you all the specific clothing style details you and only you should wear, as well as the ones you need to run far, far away from?

I mean like how great would it be if you could just fill in the blanks and voila, you have your own reference sheet to use when choosing what to wear and buy?

I know, I know pretty darn cool and dreamy, and now also totally possible because I created one for you to print out and use right away and you’ll find it below, but…

Ahhh…imagine how perfect it would be knowing, not guessing what you should be filling those blanks in with.

And that is why you really should check out Dress Without Stress, my online video course, because 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.

You’ll be able to watch and learn from the videos I created for you anytime and place you want, and in less than four hours you’ll end years, yes years, of frustration, self-doubt, wasted money, missing parties, business opportunities and less than ideal self-esteem.

Oh and this is a big one, you have the option of getting a one-hour virtual personal styling session with me to answer all your questions and get my styling advice and…

Oh, wait there’s more… you’ll get my feedback and support in a private FaceBook group I created for participants.

Your cheat sheet is ready for you to download and print out here.

Now you have to decide to keep it blank or filled out with what you learned in Dress Without Stress.

Note: Enrollment closes on July 31.

Bet you’re wondering what does goat yoga have to do with Dress Without Stress?

Well, you too can feel this happy and silly when you’re not struggling and frustrated every time you get that blank stare looking at the clothes in your closet.

FYI: Goat yoga is a bit messy, just use your imagination, but after Dress Without Stress, your closet and mind won’t be.

 

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Mary, Not Her Real Name, Wasn’t Happy

Mary passed the mirror in her hallway and was startled when she caught a glimpse of her reflection…OMG.

What happened to her body?
How did her middle get so much bigger?
When did her body parts shift?
Why do her clothes no longer fit the way they used to?
Where are the clothes she needs to hide her lumps and bumps?
Why can’t she find anything in the stores that look good on her?

She wondered if she should just take that mirror down, but instead decided to immediately go on a diet and lose those pounds that sneaked up on her when she wasn’t looking. Problem solved?

Then 3, 4, 5…20  years later she now weighed more and had developed a great fondness for leggings and an all-black wardrobe.

The trouble was, that really didn’t work for when she had to attend a networking event, accept invitations to events, speak, or meet a potential client.

Panic would set at the moment she needed to leave her home office, and she often found herself turning down invitations that required her to get out from behind the computer.

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Speaking of her computer, she now had developed a very unhealthy relationship with it and was finding it hard to step away from. Although unlike herself, it never judged how she was dressed, looked and felt.

Mary had some thinking to do.

She has her own business and started to realize that how she looked and felt about her very own bottom, was hurting her bottom line, and taking a serious toll on her dwindling self-confidence.

She had no idea how to dress her body or what to wear to make her look as successful and capable as she had been working so hard to be. Finally and with great relief, Mary decided she was ready to accept the body she has and finally get the help she needs to find out how to dress it.

She was ready to wear clothes with zippers and buttons, get out of the house, reduce her I’ll just stay in my legging days, and look at her reflection with confidence and a smile.

UPDATE: She turned quite a few heads the next time she went out and all her lumps and bumps were quite stylishly hidden, all because she found out how to Dress Without Stress. 

Now It’s YOUR Turn !!!

Are you ready to get out of your leggings, wear some color, look and feel stylish, and learn what will look good on you?

Enroll in Dress Without Stress, to get the tools you need to be able to choose an outfit without getting frustrated or stressed out and get my personalized feedback. You won’t have to do this alone.

I would love to help you Dress Without Stress..it’s totally possible
&
you deserve it.

If You Enroll by July 1st, you’ll get a 1-Hour Personal styling call with me for free.

Get all the details on Dress Without Stress & sign up right here.

It all begins on July 16…

and then You’ll also be saying…

“Oh, my goodness. That was fun. I feel like I just lost 20 pounds.It’s like I was given permission to let go of past things that just didn’t work. Past ideas and even goals that literally just don’t fit me anymore. Thank you so much for your help. So much I never knew or even thought about!!!”  Lisa Tancredi

“I discovered Scarlett through a mutual friend whose ensemble was stunning. I had to ask “who” she was wearing. She passed me Scarlett’s name, and what I got from our engagement was so much more than a few beautiful dress recommendations. She empowered me with the knowledge of the right colors and silhouettes for my coloring and shape. I’ve received piles of compliments on the items we both chose using her guidance. She gave me a tool I will have for the rest of my life. Working with Scarlett is an investment not only in your closet but your confidence as well!” Lea Pica

“Thanks to your course I learned how to NOT draw the wrong attention to my backside, and for teaching me soooo much that I never knew about dressing.” Dr. Pamela Hoffman

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Take A Look At This Makeover’s Before & After

It’s always fun to see a makeover in magazines and on TV, so wouldn’t it be nice to know the details that make the after so much better than the before?

Of course, it would!

So let’s take a look at my client’s makeover before & after and how my tiny tweaks made big improvements in how she looks.

 Makeover's Before & After

Before Don’ts

  1. The yellow color is not flattering and caused her skin tone to look unhealthy and red.
  2. This low v-neckline is not right for her and made her face look too small for her body.
  3. The neckline is also too wide for her which made her shoulders disappear.
  4. Having a print over a wider part of the body is causing her to look larger, which is pretty much not the goal for most of us.
  5. This top is also making her look even shorter than she already is, and wants to be.
  6. Her top is a bit too long for her and makes her hips look wide and her legs look short.
 Makeover's Before & After

After Do’s

  1. This blue is perfect for her and brings out her pretty eyes and is making her complexion appear creamy and even-toned.
  2. This neckline is perfectly proportioned for her and visually adds some width to her shoulders, while minimizing her bustline.
  3. Wearing this solid color on her upper body is slimming her down and making her look taller.
  4. A jacket in the same color as her pants is visually elongating and slimming her body.
  5. Pushing up sleeves is an instant waistline maker and makes you look a bit taller too.
  6. This top is a perfect length for her as it minimizes her hips and makes her legs look longer.

You better believe there’s more, but this is a blog post, not a style tips guide, and that’s why… I created Dress Without Stress– a self-study online video course filled 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.

 

You’ll learn how to use each styling tip for your specific features: the good, the bad and the ones you’re not that thrilled with. And yes, we each have a few of those. 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.

 

And if you enroll by July 1st you’ll receive a 1-Hour Personal styling call with me for Free.

 

Get ALL the details HERE.

 

Just think about how much you’d love being an AFTER instead of a BEFORE. Just saying.

 

Dress Without Stress Starts July 16, 2018, so you can spend the lazy hazy days of summer getting yourself ready to sizzle with style.