Month: September 2011

Five great fashion investments

Looking good does not have to break the bank or deplete your savings. It is a known fact that you can look fantastic and save a lot of money. Yet it is also important to keep in mind that there are some fashion items that require you to invest your money for them. Although these items may cost more in the beginning, they are worth it in the end and allow you to get earn some great savings over time. 1.) A good leather purse. One of the best fashion investments you can make is purchasing a quality leather purse. A leather purse is a fashion accessory that is worth saving for to get the best one. There is nothing quite as bad as having a purse that is torn or can easily break with the wrong move. When you invest in a leather purse you are investing into your future and you will have little worry about it breaking down on you. Also, you won’t have to be concerned with spending your hard-earned savings on another one. 2.) A great suit. Another great fashion investment is a great suit. Everyone needs a great suit in their closet. This suit should be one that speaks for you when you walk into a room. This means it should command the interviewer’s and other people’s attention. This fashion investment shouldn’t cost...

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How to detox your closet and get organized (part two)

Choosing an outfit from a messy closet isn’t easy, especially when you’re in a rush. Who has time to dig through piles of sweaters to find something cute to go with your new skirt? Sigh. Better to grab the black one on the top…again. Luckily, with a few tweaks and some handy organizing accessories, you can get your closet ship-shape in no time, making it easy to see what you have, no digging required. Consider installing a double rod in your closet, which allows you hang two rows of clothes, one above the other. This is great if you wear mostly separates. If you have lots of long dresses in your closet, you can choose a hanging double rod for one half of the closet and leave the other half open for longer items. Clear shoe boxes let you see each pair without opening every box. Put the boxes with everyday shoes (flats, kitten heels) on the floor where they’re easy to reach. High heels and out-of-season shoes like flip-flops or boots can go on the top shelf. Those over-the-door multi-pocket organizers are perfect for stashing scarves, clutch purses, and other small items. You can also find over-the-door racks with hooks to hang robes, handbags, and scarves. If you have shelves for your folded items, like sweaters, make sure to space the shelves so you’re stacking only four or...

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How to detox your closet and get organized (part one)

Have you ever looked into your closet and thought, “I have nothing to wear”, even though it was packed so tightly with clothes you could barely shut the door? Then it’s time for a closet detox. You probably have plenty of things to wear, but they’re buried from view! Start by taking everything out. Anything that’s too dirty or torn for repair should be tossed out. Try on everything that’s left, then make two piles: clothes that fit and clothes that don’t. Unless you’re losing or gaining weight and know your size will fluctuate over the next year (say, after a new baby), put the clothes that don’t fit into a box. They can be donated to a local thrift store. Now sort the remaining clothes into three piles: one for the clothes you love and wear often, one for dressy pieces you rarely wear, and one for clothes you haven’t worn in a full year. Clothes you wear often, like favorite jeans or blouses, should be hung at the front of the closet. Pieces you love but don’t wear for everyday occasions can go to the back. Organize items by type (pants, tops, skirts) and then by color for easy selection. If you haven’t worn an item for a full year, ask yourself why you keep it. Do you think you’ll need it? Is there a sentimental attachment...

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Six fall fashion trends you can wear to the office

Every new season brings with it a plethora of OMG-inducing new styles. But when you’re stuck in an office or a classroom, where dress codes or common comfort may dictate the bulk of your wardrobe, working in new trends can be difficult. Here are a few ideas to try this fall plus four trends to skip altogether. 1. Sheer tops. Lace separates and sheer tops may rock the runways, but at the office? Not so much. Layer them over opaque pieces to stay office-appropriate. Go for a colored or patterened piece for punch, or stick to a blush-nude cami. 2. Bold color. Too much can look out of place, so stick to a punchy accessory like a bright clutch to enjoy a feel-good hue without losing your professional vibe. 3. Feather jewelry. Feathered earrings may give off too much of an earth-child aura, so stick to a cast metal feather bracelet or ring instead. 4. Ladylike menswear. Keep the “lady” part and avoid any overly slouchy pieces. Instead try a blazer over a dress, or tuck a silk tank into slim trousers. 5. Patterns. Plaid looks best on flats, handbags, or other ladylike accessories, to avoid a lumberjack vibe. And polka dots should be worn carefully; think a muted print on a blouse, or a day dress minus any girly ruffles. 6. Volume. Maxiskirts and chunky sweaters become more...

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Labor Day Sale Alert: eDressMe.com

Whether you need an outfit for the last beach party of the year or one for an autumn occasion, celebrate the final days before fall weather with eDressMe.com’s fun styles that will take you from summer to fall and spruce up your closet. eDressMe.com is currently offering 25% off site wide until September 8, 2011, in celebration of Labor Day. Customers can visit the eDressMe website http://www.edressme.com and enter coupon code: “Labor25″ at checkout. Sale excludes Aidan Mattox, Blush, Dave & Johnny, Faviana, Jasz Couture, Jovani, La Femme, Mignon, Scala, Sherri Hill, Terani, Theia, Tony Bowls and Sale...

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