Category Archives: What To 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.

Scarlett's 2019 Favorite Things Shopping List

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.

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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?