Category Archives: What To Wear

When Your Clothes Don’t Fit

 

When Your Clothes Don't Fit

When Your Clothes Don’t Fit

Fourteen years ago, I enrolled in an expensive and in-depth Image Consulting course at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

I had been encouraged to start my own personal wardrobe styling business, but I wanted to know more than others in my field and have more invaluable tips to give to my clients.

At the time my son was still in his early years of having intractable epilepsy, and after a failed brain surgery we were now trying the very strict Ketogenic Diet. It required me to measure every morsel and plan every meal in advance.

The main focus of my life at that time was to help him have fewer seizures and save him from even more brain damage.

It was consuming, depressing, and exhausting. So I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when I put my outfit on for the first day of class and couldn’t even close my pants. 😳

While being so focused on my son and also trying to keep things ‘normal’ for my daughter and husband, I was rarely working out and eating more than I should have.

The bottom line: I wasn’t paying attention to myself and it showed. Actually, it showed on my stomach, hips, thighs, and even my face.

I dramatically changed what I was eating, but never starved myself, and by day 4 of classes my clothes were already fitting better.  I was able to wear the outfits I had pre-planned while using a few of my tricks to disguise any extra wiggle in my middle.

I was miserable when I couldn’t close my pants and had to use a rubber band to wear them, yet I learned a lot from that experience.

1. Don’t assume your clothes will still fit a body that isn’t what it was when you bought them.

2. Just because you are not as thin as you used to be doesn’t mean you can’t have outfits that make you look younger and thinner, along with the best accessory of all – confidence.

3. Making a small tweak in what I was eating allowed me to quickly lose a small amount of weight, which made a big difference in how my clothes fit me and how healthy I felt.

I don’t want you to rubber band your way thru the clothes in your closet and health, and that’s why you should…
REGISTER HERE for a power hour of fun, fashion, and fitness with myself and integrative dietitian Esther Blum.

Whether you’re home-schooling your kids, working on your business via Zoom, or yikes both – what you wear affects how you feel
and the message you’re sending to others.

You owe it to yourself, your family, and work to love what you wear and how you feel. YOU deserve it.

You’ll learn how to lose 3 pounds in just a week plus how to look and feel like you are one or two sizes thinner when you have the right clothes in your closet.

Here’s to you!

Why You Have Nothing To Wear

Why You Have Nothing To Wear

 

Why You Have Nothing To Wear

Full Closet. Nothing To Wear.

Recently a new client asked to work with me because she was fed up with having lots of clothes, yet nothing she loved to wear.

Every time she was getting dressed for either an in-person or remote meeting she would wear the same one or two outfits that she had in a few different colors, but always felt frumpy.

And she couldn’t understand why the clothes she had bought seemed great when she bought them, and not so great when she tried to make an outfit with them.

She hysterically shared that her recent way of accessorizing an outfit was to put a bra on. LOL

Then she confessed that things got worse when she let her 18-year-old daughter give her styling advice. 😳

Hence, her “I can’t take it anymore” ringy -dingy to my cell.

I virtually took a look at her clothes and a few selfies so I could see what was going wrong and how to make it right. And it worked.

I told her, here’s why you have nothing to wear…

Turns out she was buying clothes just because they fit, instead of loving how she looked in them and following the advice of a teenager might have worked if she was 18, but not at over 45.

She had lots of pieces, but very few that could be mix and matched to create lots of new outfits.

During her Zoom with me, I was able to show her which of her clothes were perfect for her and which to get out of her closet. And because she chose my Premium Virtual Styling service, I showed her the clothes and accessories to try and buy because I knew she’d look amazing wearing them.

Yesterday she emailed me a big thank you. She loves all the compliments she’s now getting when on camera, and finally her insecurities are gone. She also stopped buying clothes she didn’t even like to wear.

PS Now she’s giving her daughter styling advice and she’s listening!!  Respect!

ANNOUNCEMENT –  My Virtual Personal Styling fees are increasing on September 14, 2020. When you purchase a virtual styling service prior to 9/14/20, we’ll work together when you’re ready and you get to save money that you can use towards some new clothes.

Basic Virtual Styling service will go from $250 to $325
Premium Virtual Styling service will go from $400 to $475

 

 

 

When Clothes Don't Fit

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour!

 

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour is only days away.

 

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour!

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour!

Sometimes hearing it from someone else is best.

Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and has this story to share with you.


One of the biggest struggles I hear from clients is, “I hate walking into my closet because nothing I have looks good on me!”

Ohhhh how I relate to THAT!

In my twenties when I was working out like crazy and really limiting my calories, I bought a stunning navy pinstripe suit that was a size 4 and made me feel powerful and strong.

I also went to Loehmann’s and invested in a couple of other stunning suits. I felt amazing and so proud of my body.

Trouble was, I got wickedly sick with mercury toxicity and my thyroid completely conked out. I gained 20 pounds in 3 months and all of a sudden nothing I had fit me anymore. No more suits, no more petite me…and definitely nothing else that fit!

I didn’t recognize my body and didn’t know how to dress for my new shape. I cried all the time and Iost all my confidence because I had so much shame about how I looked.

So eventually, I bought some new clothes with the help of a stylist and took ownership over my new shape. I learned the best colors and cuts to wear that made me feel like me…only an upgraded version 🤗.

And this is exactly what I help my clients do–feel good in their skin and rock out where they are while they’re in the process of reaching their goals.

So I’m THRILLED to announce my partnership with Scarlett De Bease for our upcoming Fitness Meets Fashion Live Event!

When: Saturday, September 12th, 10:00-11:00 am EST – Mark your calendar in pen!

Takeaways:

How to breathe new life into the pieces you already own that do fit
How to recreate your wardrobe from scratch
How to shop for YOUR body type and skin tone
Three simple needle movers to lose 10 pounds this month so you can look good in your clothes again

REGISTER HERE for the event and bring your pals!!!

Esther and I are excited to team up for you, so be sure to register for our Fitness and Fashion Power Hour and have your pen and pad ready. It’s going to be great!

What Does Working Virtually Mean?

What Does Working Virtually Mean?

Say what????

Everyone in your meeting sees how you show up.

I’m watching you & am here to help.

Some people told me- “Your business must not be doing well these days.”

I replied – Umm, actually the opposite is true because I’ve been working virtually for years.
No ‘pivot’ was needed.

March wasn’t pretty for anyone.

In mid-March, I was glued to the TV in my bathrobe pretty much all day and night.  However before the month was over I got dressed every morning, put on makeup pretty much every day, and went back to doing what I do best – helping women always know what to wear.
Yes, even during a pandemic.

What you wear even when you rarely leave the house matters. It matters a lot.

Wearing t-shirts and PJ bottoms with beds or kitchens in the background while being on Zoom or Skype doesn’t scream out authority, talent, ability, or confidence. And turning off your camera says either you don’t care enough to show up or worse, you don’t have confidence in yourself.

It isn’t the way to get new and better clients.

It isn’t a way to make more money.

It certainly isn’t the way to improve your mood or waistline. 😬

The way you show up on a Zoom meeting depicts how you show up
to your clients and management.

What Does Working Virtually Mean?

Everyone in your meeting sees how you show up.

The business world rapidly got a lot more competitive and for the women who wanted to grow their business and self-esteem, they had the below to help them succeed.

Here are the ways I’ve been working virtually 100%.

I first offered on-line personal shopping to my existing clients 6 years ago.

About 5 1/2 years ago I added virtual personal styling with or without online shopping.

4 years ago a client urged me to create  Scarlett On Call which is only for the women who’ve already worked with me.

3 years ago I created a great online video course called Dress Without Stress.

I had four sold-out Virtual Styling Workshops.

Executive team leaders hired me to show their teams how to look and feel their best, which I call getting Zoom-a-fied, so they look as professional in a virtual meeting as they previously did in person.

I virtually helped one client pack for a 2-week city and country style trip.

Another client asked me to help her decide which clothes to take with her on her move from one state and lifestyle to another. Why move what you won’t need or wear?

Others wanted what to wear, makeup, lighting, and background tips for looking great on Zoom.

I created a new 4-month program called Clothes The Deal that includes all of the above, but I haven’t made it public yet.

I’m here to help you too.

Pick a time HERE for you to have a 20 minute free Stop Stressing About Dressing call with me, and I’ll help you identify one of the reasons you struggle figuring out what to wear.

Results

“Thank you for helping settle me down. Lots of upheavals, but grounding to know what to wear.”  – Jane Pollak

“Scarlett gave me makeup tips, we put together Zoom ready outfits and she picked the best virtual background along with lighting and other suggestions. It was fun and so helpful.  
Later that day I was in a Zoom meeting and one of the attendees said that I looked great and they loved the virtual background. Since then I’ve received many additional compliments.” – Christina Larson

“I hired Scarlett because I wanted to figure out a style that would work for me – casual yet professional. She met or exceeded my expectations by having a ton of options ready to go when I arrived, tirelessly chasing down different sizes, and frankly nailing combinations that would work for me right from the get-go. My favorite part was how effortless the whole process was – and how good and comfortable I feel in the resulting outfits. I call Scarlett an absolute expert in her field – and overall a miracle worker!”  – Hanah Brooks

“I writing this email to let you know the effects of your presence are long-lasting. Several times this week I have consulted the photo album of different styles you created for me and I have thanked you often… for making my life so easy, in knowing what to wear, and to be able to “dress without the stress”.  It was well worth it, and a very wise investment.  Thank you, again for doing what you do!” – Sandra Sergeant

Pick a time HERE for you to have a 20 minute free Stop Stressing About Dressing call with me, and I’ll help you identify one of the reasons you struggle figuring out what to wear.

 

How You Dress Will Keep You From Feeling Like This Too

How you dress

How you dress changes your business and life.

“I don’t want to look like a Shlump!”

That’s what not 1, or 2, but 3 women have told me in just the last two weeks. After 3 plus months of quarantine, they have gotten a bit too relaxed and see that their laid back personal image is causing their business and psyche to suffer.

Think about it…Nobody wants to work with me if I show up dressed like a “shlump” either on-line or in person. Nobody!

Nobody wants to hire a life or business coach if they’re dressed like a gardener because that won’t convince you they can help grow your life and business.

Nobody wants to hire a financial advisor if they’re wearing outdated or ill-fitting clothes and look like they’re short on cash.

Get my drift? How you dress will either help or hurt you.

So … if you’re ready to take the next leap in your business (but your wardrobe isn’t exactly screaming authority) lets chat and we can get started on a style that matches your talent.

How You Dress

“Scarlett is a brilliant Image Stylist. She understands not only what looks good on her clients but how those clothes interact with daily life and can be an extension of your brand. What she saved me in knowing where to find the great sales (and when to pay full price) covered her fee alone. Even if that wasn’t the case she would be worth every penny. I highly recommend Scarlett!” – Patty Lennon

 

 

 

 

 

YOU are still being seen on-screen if not in person. Maybe only from the waist up, but that doesn’t mean you should only put in 50% effort to look and feel your best.

Do you think you’re ever judged by what you wear?

If your answer is yes, or I don’t know – we need to talk.

I have 6 spots left in July for you to have a
FREE 
Always Know What To Wear call with me.

Go here to pick your time for your FREE 20-minute call. 

If you’re a woman business owner, I’m really looking forward to showing you how to attract more and better clients.

If you’re a woman looking to go from feeling frumpy, aka “shlumpy”, I’m really looking forward to showing you what to wear for the body, life, and dreams you have now.

How You Dress

“I finally committed to investing in myself, as I just wanted to stop feeling stuck or blah about what I was wearing. I was simply tired of feeling like I didn’t have the “right” things to wear. Scarlett helped me get rid of the clothes that were not serving me well and created a closet full of outfits I could wear. It was also really helpful to learn the key pieces that were missing from my wardrobe and how to best use my accessories.” – Nancy Sheed

My 3 Most Watched Videos On YouTube

 

Most Watched Videos On YouTube

The temperature is in the sizzling range for most of the country, so I thought you’d enjoy three of my ‘hottest’ videos on YouTube.

Oh, come on, I mean my most-watched videos on YouTube.

 

 

I have a few times left in July for you to have a FREE
Always Know What To Wear call with me.

Go here to pick your time for your free 20-minute call. 

I’m really looking forward to showing you how to always know what to wear.

 

 

 

Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

Come on, you know you’ve wondered if you held on long enough to something in your closet it will come ‘back in style.’

And many times things do come back in style…kinda. Because nothing comes back exactly as it was before, and often we can’t wear it the way it’s being shown now.

The clothes you may have been holding onto while wondering can clothes come back in style, simply don’t look as great as you imagined for a few reasons. Check out examples A and B for why not.

Example A – Leather Jackets

Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

  1. Unless you’re going to wear high heels, very skinny-legged pants with a shirt tucked in, your old leather jacket will not duplicate this outfit.
    Also, notice how the hem of this jacket is very curved? That great detail not only modernizes a leather jacket but also makes our middles look smaller. Who wouldn’t want that?
    I bet your boxy shaped leather jacket from 20 years ago has square-cornered hems, like this one currently for sale on eBay. Please do not place a bid. 😳Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

Example B -1970’s plaids, bow-tie blouses, tailored jackets, etc.

Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

  1. If you were to put on your 1970’s plaid jacket with a matching skirt with a giant-sized bow on your blouse, how do you think it’ll look?
    Current or OMG?
    So here’s my theory: If we wear something that has been sitting in our closet for 20 plus years and put it on now being 20 plus years older, we’ll simply look like we’re wearing old clothes which then makes us look older and appear stuck in the past. That never makes us look stylish or on-trend.

EXCEPTION
Recently a woman in one of my virtual styling workshops wanted my opinion on some pretty vintage cocktail dresses that belonged to her mother. Often vintage or unique pieces can be worn today with more current pieces and accessories. This is tricky but lots of fun…well to me it is. I gave suggestions as to how to wear them today by not wearing the matching boxy jacket and now she, like the rest of us, is looking forward to a great big party.

Virtual Personal Styling Workshop

                                                            Virtual Styling Workshop Participants

Want my opinion on what you have in your closet?
Need to know how to hide any weight gain?
Love to know what colors to wear with the hair
and skin coloring you have now?
Be able to ask me anything about what YOU should
and shouldn’t wear?
Finally, find out why you struggle with not knowing what to wear or buy and fix it.

       Hurry Up & Click Here to find out how to save YOUR seat. Can Clothes Come Back In Style?

 

 

How to create outfits

An Invitation & Replay Of How To Create Outfits

Hello Gorgeous.

How To Create Outfits

You are cordially invited to a very stylish and gorgeous experience:

A virtual personal wardrobe Styling Workshop.

Join me in a virtual workshop for only up to 4 women who like you are tired of wasting their money on clothes they either don’t wear or like.

For less than the price of a latte a day, you’ll learn how to save a lot of money and aggravation.

…you’ll experience a fun and styling tips filled 2-hour virtual Styling Workshop.

For a limited time, I’m offering this virtual workshop at a special price: $97. That’s it.

So…Will You Play Dress-Up With Me?

NOTE: The 5/19 workshop is SOLD OUT!

Hurry up to get one of the few spots I’m offering right OVER HERE.

PS. Here’s the replay of my presentation: How To Create Outfits Using The Clothes You Own.

Remember that the little changes are what make the BIG difference.

 

 

How To Cover Grey Roots During Coronavirus

How To Cover Grey Roots During Coronavirus

How To Cover Grey Roots During Coronavirus

How To Cover Grey Roots During Coronavirus

How To Cover Grey Roots

How Are Your Roots Doing?

I don’t mean your Ancestory.com results.

I mean the roots on your head.

A few weeks ago, I asked what would you like me to help you with during the quarantine, and the majority of responses were asking for tips on how to handle going grey.

For some women, this is the perfect time to experiment and see if going all grey is right for them and become a member of the Silver Sisters club.

How To Cover Grey Roots During Coronavirus

#SilverSisters

If you do want to go all grey, go for it. If your eyes are blue or green the odds are very, very good that you’ll look stunning in grey hair so really, really go for it.

Keep in mind that as your hair color changes whether going grey, brunette, or black, the colors you wear near your face need to change as well. Your coloring from hair, eyes, to skin-tone, will need different clothing colors to be the most flattering for you.

But, and this is a big but…if you want to NOT bring attention to your grey roots while you wait for your salon appointment, do not wear grey near your face.

If you are all grey or ready to embrace your roots, go ahead and wear grey just like how the majority of the Silver Sisters in the photo above are doing.

For those of you who want to cover up your grey roots until you can go back to your ‘natural’ color, click on the image below to see the products that will keep your secret until you can get back into the salon chair or color your hair at home if you dare.

How To Cover Grey Roots During Coronavirus

How To Cover Grey Roots During Coronavirus

 

 

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.