Project Makeover Winner of the Year 2017 The Pictures you won’t see in Tucson LifeStyle Magazine!

Each year one lucky lady is selected to get a Grand Makeover that will change her life!!!

The Makeover Prize includes:

Ten Outfits Style Evaluation,  Ten Outfits Closet Evaluation,  Ten Outfits Personal Shopping + $700.00 to spend, Bra and foundations to take home with custom fitting , Makeup by artist at Dillard’s , Hair cut and style at Gadabout , Professional photo shoot by Tom Spitz, and an appearance on the  Morning Blend  TV Segment.

Blanca was the winner!!!

Selected as one of the three finalists her winning answer to why she needed this makeover was:

I need help to improve myself and I’m tired.  I don’t have the energy to do it alone.

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So let the Project begin!!!

Style Evaluation and Closet Evaluation:

Basically it should be called the “discovery”.  Why?  Because Blanca as well as all my other clients who have braved the Closet Evaluation  discover things about themselves they never have before.022 Blanca saw in her closet who she was many years ago, her current life (mom),  with very boring (mom) clothes, and  the forecast of who she wanted to be !

She forecasted a  mother who was well put together, who had style but still comfortable.  She realized the time she was spending on herself was next to nothing and it showed.

She realized holding on to garments that didn’t  work for her was a disservice to her.030

She also learned the best clothes that compliment her body type (apple).  She learned her assets being her gorgeous legs, skin tone, arms, beautiful face and smile.  She learned  how to accentuate those areas as much as possible and taking the eye away from her challenging areas being her midsection area.037

As we edited her closet , half was tossed because the item was dated, stained and old, did not fit,  and was in the wrong color for her.  Her color palette lends to vibrant rich colors so all pastels and muted tops, sweaters and jackets left the building!022

We also placed her full length mirror in a strategic place so she could actually see herself from head to toe!

By the end of our 2.5 hours she was energized and the transformation had begun! We had created a shopping list of new items that would achieve her style goal of looking like a cool mom and being comfortable at the same time!

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Fear Factor shopping! Comments I get before diving into the racks of clothes are ” I’m overwhelmed,  We won’t find anything, nothing will look good on me”.  As insecurities are surfacing I know with all my years of experience successes are on the way!

We found beautiful pieces at Dillards with the $700.00 prize money. 072

Since Blanca is a stay at home mom, and property manager we were looking for casual, fun well fitting clothes. Basically her ” uniform ” to be was a great pair of jeans and leggings for the season and beautiful tops that were steps up from her boring tees.

Here are some outfits we found at Dillard’s

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041She was in need of the little black dress! This dress by Theory  is simple and drapes beautifully to conceal her tummy area, along with the turquoise necklaces to draw attention upward around her face.  The  hem length shows off her legs and highlights  her shoes.  These shoes are very Prada-esque!!! Without the prada price

You don’t have to be skinny to wear skinny jeans! You just have to know how to wear them!  In her case the leopard top fits perfectly, skimming the body and concealing her tummy.   The blouse has a v shape at her neckline, which is also flattering.  045

She also needed some new shoes for the wow factor !

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As we were shopping for shoes Blanca went right to the 5 inch platforms.  Very impressive!! That doesn’t happen to often with my clients, due to the consistent need to wear flat comfortable shoes.  Taking the elevator up with a high heel is an added plus for petite frame!036

Makeup

Samantha Ruiz was the talented makeup artist who applied Armani makeup that took Blanca from ordinary to extraordinary!006

Makeup was applied using Artis Brushes, resulting in a flawless natural finish.  Brows filled in,  eye shadows applied, kohl eyeliner to bring out her eyes bronzer to contour her cheeks.  Rosy brown lipstick to show off Blanca’s full luscious lips.

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Professional Photo Shoot Day! (The photos that are in  Feb Issue of Tucson LifeStyle Magazine for the story)

To create a beautiful photo many people are involved!  The Executive Editor of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Scott Barker, Tom Spitz, Photographer

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Artistic Director of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Matthew Kaufman

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Joseph Boldt, Assistant to Tom Spitz

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and myself the Stylist is what is needed to make a great photo. We all collaborate to make it work.  It is a very fun process.  I love it!!

Before the photo shoot, I also need to mention Blanca went to Dillard’s for makeup. Samantha from Dillard’s Armani Cosmetic counter did her magic again, and Gadabout for her hair to be done  prior to  the photo shoot! Megan was the wonderful Hair Stylist from Gadabout.

Blanca had not had her haircut in a year and a half.  She also had a stressful year which resulted in hair loss, and lost the luster too.

Megan gave her a rich conditioning treatment, trimmed, shaped her hair around her face and styled it for the photoshoot !  Blanca was enjoying every minute of it and her hair looked gorgeous in the end!

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The location of the shoot was at Highland Park near her house.  This was of great convenience because her entire family was going to be involved with a photo , along with us running back and forth  to her house for wardrobe outfits.

Shot 1:  Being treated like a queen from her family was the first shot!  How fun as they showered her with treats and love! Dillard’s provided the awesome couch that Ted Baker provided Dillard’s  for his clothing line.  I provided the rest of the props.

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Blanca is wearing a coral shell  which adds a punch of color. The vest although we can’t see it in the picture adds structure.  It  slims her waistline along with adding a layered look without the bulk because they are both sleeveless.  A cardigan or jacket could be added for continued layering, but the vest is the detail a lot of us would not think to do!

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Shot 2    Wow!!!  Blanca is so beautiful here, nothing else needs to be said.

The blouse is so colorful and  extremely flattering on her.  The cognac booties hit perfectly in proportion to where the jean hem ends.  Simple outfit formula: blouse with interesting elements+ great fitting jeans+ cool current shoes+ jewelry = Fabulous Outfit!!!!

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This is my cruiser bike that was a prop in the photo shoot and it was a hit, because Tucson Lifestyle used it on the cover of the magazine!  Blanca was having so much fun and she seemed like a natural at modeling!

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Want to lose 10 pounds visually?  Vertical dressing!!!  Wearing the same color on the top on bottom, as Blanca is doing here. Add an interesting cardigan, great pair of shoes and jewelry and you’ve got yourself a great outfit!

Me and my bicycle!!!  I was goofing off in between the shots taken.

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Blancas transformation was a total success!  Her desire to be open to new ideas, wanting to learn and the willingness to make daily changes are the ingredients needed. She committed to making an investment on herself.    She was absolutely delightful to work with and I think for both of us it was a rich fulfilling experience.

And I am already looking forward to next year for another remarkable transformation!!!

If you are in need of a Makeover and want to improve your image please contact Monica at Monica@Tenoutfits.com.

Project Makeover Winner of the Year 2017 The Pictures you won’t see in Tucson LifeStyle Magazine!

Each year one lucky lady is selected to get a Grand Makeover that will change her life!!!

The Makeover Prize includes:

Ten Outfits Style Evaluation,  Ten Outfits Closet Evaluation,  Ten Outfits Personal Shopping + $700.00 to spend, Bra and foundations to take home with custom fitting , Makeup by artist at Dillard’s , Hair cut and style at Gadabout , Professional photo shoot by Tom Spitz, and an appearance on the  Morning Blend  TV Segment.

Blanca was the winner!!!

Selected as one of the three finalists her winning answer to why she needed this makeover was:

I need help to improve myself and I’m tired.  I don’t have the energy to do it alone.

dill1

So let the Project begin!!!

Style Evaluation and Closet Evaluation:

Basically it should be called the “discovery”.  Why?  Because Blanca as well as all my other clients who have braved the Closet Evaluation  discover things about themselves they never have before.022 Blanca saw in her closet who she was many years ago, her current life (mom),  with very boring (mom) clothes, and  the forecast of who she wanted to be !

She forecasted a  mother who was well put together, who had style but still comfortable.  She realized the time she was spending on herself was next to nothing and it showed.

She realized holding on to garments that didn’t  work for her was a disservice to her.030

She also learned the best clothes that compliment her body type (apple).  She learned her assets being her gorgeous legs, skin tone, arms, beautiful face and smile.  She learned  how to accentuate those areas as much as possible and taking the eye away from her challenging areas being her midsection area.037

As we edited her closet , half was tossed because the item was dated, stained and old, did not fit,  and was in the wrong color for her.  Her color palette lends to vibrant rich colors so all pastels and muted tops, sweaters and jackets left the building!022

We also placed her full length mirror in a strategic place so she could actually see herself from head to toe!

By the end of our 2.5 hours she was energized and the transformation had begun! We had created a shopping list of new items that would achieve her style goal of looking like a cool mom and being comfortable at the same time!

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Fear Factor shopping! Comments I get before diving into the racks of clothes are ” I’m overwhelmed,  We won’t find anything, nothing will look good on me”.  As insecurities are surfacing I know with all my years of experience successes are on the way!

We found beautiful pieces at Dillards with the $700.00 prize money. 072

Since Blanca is a stay at home mom, and property manager we were looking for casual, fun well fitting clothes. Basically her ” uniform ” to be was a great pair of jeans and leggings for the season and beautiful tops that were steps up from her boring tees.

Here are some outfits we found at Dillard’s

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016

030

041She was in need of the little black dress! This dress by Theory  is simple and drapes beautifully to conceal her tummy area, along with the turquoise necklaces to draw attention upward around her face.  The  hem length shows off her legs and highlights  her shoes.  These shoes are very Prada-esque!!! Without the prada price

You don’t have to be skinny to wear skinny jeans! You just have to know how to wear them!  In her case the leopard top fits perfectly, skimming the body and concealing her tummy.   The blouse has a v shape at her neckline, which is also flattering.  045

She also needed some new shoes for the wow factor !

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As we were shopping for shoes Blanca went right to the 5 inch platforms.  Very impressive!! That doesn’t happen to often with my clients, due to the consistent need to wear flat comfortable shoes.  Taking the elevator up with a high heel is an added plus for petite frame!036

Makeup

Samantha Ruiz was the talented makeup artist who applied Armani makeup that took Blanca from ordinary to extraordinary!006

Makeup was applied using Artis Brushes, resulting in a flawless natural finish.  Brows filled in,  eye shadows applied, kohl eyeliner to bring out her eyes bronzer to contour her cheeks.  Rosy brown lipstick to show off Blanca’s full luscious lips.

004

Professional Photo Shoot Day! (The photos that are in  Feb Issue of Tucson LifeStyle Magazine for the story)

To create a beautiful photo many people are involved!  The Executive Editor of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Scott Barker, Tom Spitz, Photographer

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Artistic Director of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Matthew Kaufman

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Joseph Boldt, Assistant to Tom Spitz

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and myself the Stylist is what is needed to make a great photo. We all collaborate to make it work.  It is a very fun process.  I love it!!

Before the photo shoot, I also need to mention Blanca went to Dillard’s for makeup. Samantha from Dillard’s Armani Cosmetic counter did her magic again, and Gadabout for her hair to be done  prior to  the photo shoot! Megan was the wonderful Hair Stylist from Gadabout.

Blanca had not had her haircut in a year and a half.  She also had a stressful year which resulted in hair loss, and lost the luster too.

Megan gave her a rich conditioning treatment, trimmed, shaped her hair around her face and styled it for the photoshoot !  Blanca was enjoying every minute of it and her hair looked gorgeous in the end!

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023

The location of the shoot was at Highland Park near her house.  This was of great convenience because her entire family was going to be involved with a photo , along with us running back and forth  to her house for wardrobe outfits.

Shot 1:  Being treated like a queen from her family was the first shot!  How fun as they showered her with treats and love! Dillard’s provided the awesome couch that Ted Baker provided Dillard’s  for his clothing line.  I provided the rest of the props.

037

028

Blanca is wearing a coral shell  which adds a punch of color. The vest although we can’t see it in the picture adds structure.  It  slims her waistline along with adding a layered look without the bulk because they are both sleeveless.  A cardigan or jacket could be added for continued layering, but the vest is the detail a lot of us would not think to do!

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Shot 2    Wow!!!  Blanca is so beautiful here, nothing else needs to be said.

The blouse is so colorful and  extremely flattering on her.  The cognac booties hit perfectly in proportion to where the jean hem ends.  Simple outfit formula: blouse with interesting elements+ great fitting jeans+ cool current shoes+ jewelry = Fabulous Outfit!!!!

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Shot 3

This is my cruiser bike that was a prop in the photo shoot and it was a hit, because Tucson Lifestyle used it on the cover of the magazine!  Blanca was having so much fun and she seemed like a natural at modeling!

044

Want to lose 10 pounds visually?  Vertical dressing!!!  Wearing the same color on the top on bottom, as Blanca is doing here. Add an interesting cardigan, great pair of shoes and jewelry and you’ve got yourself a great outfit!

Me and my bicycle!!!  I was goofing off in between the shots taken.

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Blancas transformation was a total success!  Her desire to be open to new ideas, wanting to learn and the willingness to make daily changes are the ingredients needed. She committed to making an investment on herself.    She was absolutely delightful to work with and I think for both of us it was a rich fulfilling experience.

And I am already looking forward to next year for another remarkable transformation!!!

If you are in need of a Makeover and want to improve your image please contact Monica at Monica@Tenoutfits.com.

Behind the Scenes of a Tucson Lifestyle Photo Shoot

Being part of a Photo shoot is very exciting!   And being the Stylist for a Tucson Lifestyle Photo shoot is even more exhilarating!!  March 2016 Issue was just that.  There is so much prep work that is involved prior to the big day I thought I would fill you in on a little of the behind scenes and what it takes to have a great success the day of!

The Wardrobe:

In order to achieve “the look” of what you are forecasting for the shoot you must hunt and gather for the clothes. Two Words: TIME CONSUMING!!!  This task was challenging for me because I was first asked to shop local designers which was few and not particularly “the look” I had conjured up in my mind.  Whats a Stylist to do?  Move to Plan B!!!  Shop Local Boutiques  and add a few of your own personal items as well!!!  Now things were coming into place.  As I worked this process I did enjoy meeting so many interesting people. Laura Tanzer who I had met before gladly provided us with her amazing Palazzo pants, Laura-Tanzer-red-lotus-chiffon-with-high-waist-cotton-striped-pantMoni, Creator  of Cry Baby Couture greeted me at the door with her standard poodle who also greeted me enthusiastically on two legs and two paws on my shoulders!  Moni designed the amazing feather dress!!!IMG_0749

FullSizeRenderShahida Parides provided gorgeous exotic printed jumpsuits and tunics.FullSizeRender (1)  Avenue Boutique also helped out with providing some cute bralettes to go with palazzo pants and cute tops.

The Jewelry:

Roni, creator of Bella Sonoma Jewelry  fascinated me with her beautiful home, art and Limoge collection.FullSizeRender (4)  We are both from the Bay Area  and  seemed to hit if off instantly not to mention shared interests with the love of antiques and art!   I listened and  learned  about her mother who came from nothing in the Mid West  and built a Retail empire.    Her portrait hung above a beautiful antique table as I hand picked jewelry for the shoot. FullSizeRender (3)

There was also an  exquisite chandelier I was drooling over !!!FullSizeRender (5)

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Charlene of Bowman and Hock was just what I needed one morning, I just didn’t know it till I met her .  We met in the parking lot of Chase Bank and the trunk of her car opened up as I excitedly was shown her collection that had a Dolci and Gabbana over the top feel. This transaction felt slightly illegal as pieces were pulled out of baggies and displayed on my neck. The mirror was the reflection in the  car window.  I felt somewhat calm and in control until she pulled out the GUN!!    I had to purchase it, because I was in a Gun token mood that morning!    Charlene was vibrant,  funny, enthusiastic and I loved her  jewelry designs. The necklace is the most mind blowing piece I  own. IMG_0902 Your collection really isn’t complete without a  F*** Gun around your neck!  I never get ahead!!! I wasn’t suppose to buy anything for myself.

The Location

Merci Gallery was the  stage to which all beautiful pictures came to life the day of.

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The Editor and myself discovered it one day as we were  casually walking down 9th Avenue.  As the small little Merci words popped out on an Industrial building, naturally we were intrigued since after all its TUCSON!!!  Thalissa as we later would build a relationship opened the door and it was a vision of wonderfulness. A wall of green plants, cool furniture,  champagne bottles and art on old brick walls.  This place was COOL!   This was the spot for the Shoot!!!024

The Players

In order to pull off something amazing a lot of talented people need to be in the line up!!! Let’s start with Tom Spitz the photographer. 019 This man has so much positive energy and enthusiasm I look at him in awe and learn. He is so easy to work with not to mention his amazing talent behind the camera.  I was surprised when he asked me my opinion on how things should be set up , looks ect… Okay!!!!!!!

Scott Barker: Executive Editor of Tucson Lifestyle. IMG_0750 Another  very cool guy to work with.  Very laid back and goes with the flow.  Present at the photo shoot  he is a believer in the people that surround him will do what they do best and he trusts them to do just that.  He is the diplomat needed at every shoot and  to keep the flow going and the work at the highest level.  He succeeds!  After the pictures have been selected for the magazine  he will write the story  that goes along with them.

Matthew Kauffman: Art Director of Tucson LifeStyle. A quiet player but very supportive and enthusiastic.  He is very much a part of the success of the end result because he is editing all the pictures and setting it up in the magazine._MG_0884

Studio 110 ( Hair and Makeup)

Vanessa Baird is the girl wonder who is beauty, brains , and overall awesome person!! 004I can thank my web designer Brittney Christie for introducing me to Vanessa when I was asking about Hair Stylists who would come on board for my Makeover of the Year Project 2015.  She is responsible for Jodis hair! ( Posted  Feb 2015)038  Vanessa and I pow wowed prior to the shoot with “looks” where both hair, makeup and wardrobe would come together making each model look amazing.FullSizeRender (7) I was trying on the clothes, texting her and she would respond back with what do you think of this hairstyle to go with….  When she texted me with “What do you think of a Turban”?  I gasped with excitement—- YES!!!!!!!  The turban ended up making the cover!!!006

015So not only did Vanessa and her team create amazing looks that day but Goddess Vanessa also was a model for the shoot!!! I am glad to say I know her now before she becomes famous!032

The Models

Models are scary and intimidating! Or we think they are! Why??? Isn’t it obvious??? They are tall, thin, young, thin, beautful, thin.  Get the picture.  Well the models selected for the day were just what I described above  but also  so nice and approachable.  I got to know each of them, Amber 009and Lauren 031And Thalissa 044Not only were they great to work with but extremely professional!

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This was a very long day!!!!   I started loading up my car at 6am,IMG_0747 and picking up last minute wardrobe items from Avenue Boutique as well as ending my day returning those items  at 6pm .  Patience is required because there is a lot of waiting around in between shots while hair and makeup is being done.   My duties for the day consisted of dressing the models, selecting the accessories, working with Tom, Scott, and Matthew on the vision of the poses and exact location of the shot.   Lunch needed to be ordered  and picked up also!  Ultimately I felt the need to  make sure everyone  involved was comfortable and  relaxed. 027 I also needed to jump in during the shot to make sure bra straps weren’t exposed, collars were in place, hemlines pulled down, jewelry behaving ect…  No dozing!!!! Be alert at all times.

The shoot was a total success in my opinion.  The entire team was in sync and we all worked together with out big egos getting in the way. I have heard it doesn’t go down like this all the time. I guess I got lucky!!

Below is the edited final pictures in the Magazine.  Stay tuned we are heading for Bisbee next for a Road Fashion Trip!!!

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Chic Style with Slides

Slides can look Chic and Stylish!!  I just proved it to myself with my wardrobe and I had my doubts.  It is all about balance and proportion.   After selecting the clothes for these slides my conclusion was slides dictate a Sporty, Classical and Simple look.

Below are a few examples from the slides I blogged about previously and now have the outfits to go with them.

002Sam Edelman Leapord Birkies with J Crew Black Shorts and Zara Black Sweater.  3 Black Resin Bangles, Chanel Black Shades

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Cole Haan Brown Cork Heeled Slides with Cynthia Rowley Pink Cotton  Skirt, (Marshalls) So White Sleeveless Blouse

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Born “Bottega Veneta” Wedge Slides with Ann Taylor Brown Jacket  and Blue Label Saks Fifth Avenue Black Pants

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Adidas Poolside Slides with BCBG Blue Cotton Dress and Airport Shades (12.99!) Delayed flights can get you in trouble at the gift shop!

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Stuart Weitzman Tortoise Wedge Slide with J Crew Graphic Tee and Just Living Khaki Pants (Marshalls)

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Clarks Black Patent Slides with Trouve White Sheer Duster and J Jill Black Tank, Black leggings

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Stay tuned for next blog as a Shoe with a Historic Past is finally due for retirement!

Slide in and Get Comfortable Part 1

Slides are a huge trend this Spring/Summer.

Marc Jacobs.   Looking very Dr. Scholls

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Sporty, Comfortable and Stylish??? That is the question.  When paired with the right clothes you can pull these shoes off without looking frumpy, but I admit it is tricky fashion.  Ultimately the taller you are the easier this shoe is to look “good”.   This blog is an example of Slides.  Part 2,  I will pair them with clothes that  will compliment  and achieve a cool stylish look for summer.

The  Almighty Birkenstock has returned with Designer labels and price tags on them.BIRCKIES 2

I thought I would check out my own inventory and see if I had any?  Just so happens I do indeed.

Stuart Weitzman:  My favorite shoe designer hands down!  This is my second pair of this exact shoe.  Tortoise Wedge and Black Leather top.

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I felt a little surge of relief with this trend because as much as I love my collection of unpractical gorgeous uncomfortable shoes I must admit I do need and want some “comfortable shoes” that I can walk and talk in without showing facial expressions of PAIN!slidesClarks:  These Slides are so sublime!  I think they are quite stylish too!  I am pairing them with A-Line skirts and simple tees.  It works!

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Sam Edelman:  Leopard speaks to me always and these Birks copies are really quite fab!  Wait till you see what I do with them next week.

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Cole Haan:  Purchased these at Last Chance Nordstroms in Phoenix.  Quite a find and love the rich cognac color.  They will go with everything and so trendy right now!

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Adidas:  My Adidas Run DMC – fun song , great documentary on Adidas and the relationship with Run DMC.  Aside from that I have always been a fan of Adidas with my Stan Smiths on the Tennis Court to these Pool Side Slides.  I think they are so hip now I want to incorporate them with my wardrobe.  Lets see what I come up!

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Born:  Am I crazy or do these look like something Bottega Veneta would design? Sleek, the classic Basket Weave, two colors that combine beautifully.Perfect wedge, height, and  comfort. Purchased at Dillards.

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These are the examples I wanted to share on slides, the “it” shoe of the season.  Stay tuned for my next posting while I stylize these slides  and make them  look Uber cool!

Fringe Attack for Spring

The Fringe Trend started in the Fall 2014, and continues to dominate the runway for Spring 2015 and I forecast it will stay for Fall 2015.

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Lanvin FRinge Dress

I  give  the Fringe Trend two thumbs up as long as it still holds a Sophisticated look and remains Stylish, not country, cowgirl or costumy.

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Fringe adds texture, movement and fun, and all those components definitely work for me.  I encourage you to invest in a little fringe this season if you haven’t already.

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ARmani Fringe

Below are examples from the Runway and my closet!  Yes I have been investing wisely and will happily fringe myself silly this season!  Remember Fashion should be Fun!!

Shoes

Michael Kors Fringe Heels– I want these!!!!  Neutral with just a hint of Fringe

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Giuseppe Zanotti Red Suede Fringe Heeled Sandal — Crazy fun

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Vintage Stuart Weitzman  Tassel  Silver Loafers (my closet) purchased on Ebay $25.00

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Handbags

Target Black Fringe Bag $36.00  (my closet)

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Valentino Fringe Bag

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Target Brown Fringe Bag $29.99 (my closet)

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Jewelry

J Crew Tassel Earrings $55.00 and $38.00 (my closet).  These earrings have been so fun and I have received so many compliments whenever I wear them.

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Michael Kors Gold Fringe Cuff

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Zara Leather Fringe and Feathers  Necklace $49.90 (my closet)

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Skirts

Michael Kors Camel Fringe Skirt

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Michael Kors Fringe Skirt  I love this look with the chunky pullover sweater

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Jackets

BCBG White Fringe Jacket $246.00

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Zara Fringe Long Vest  $99.00

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Dresses/Tunics

Sienna Miller wearing a White “Flapper” Fringe Dress

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The Row Silk Tunic  $3690

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Kate Spade Black Flapper Fringe Dress $350.00 ( my closet)  I wore this 2014 New Years Eve and Danced my A**** off!

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Black Crochet Fringe Dress purchased at Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas $18.00 ( My Closet)  Cant wait to wear this!  Slip Underneath

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Anthropologie Crochet Tunic/ Mini Dress $69.00 (My Closet)  Worn by the lovely model “Cash” during a photo shoot at my home.  Photo by Brittney Christie

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Tops

DKNY Fringe top $228.00

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Michael Kors $228.00

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Belts/ Scarves

Zara Pom Pom Belt $39.90 (My Closet)  I am excited to incorporate this belt with dresses and tunics for Spring and Summer

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The Limited Silk Scarf Circa 80’s  WOW!  Cant remember what I paid- my guess $19.99 ( my closet)

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Crochet Fringe Scarf.  Casual but elevates her outfit

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With all these visuals I hope one of them inspired you.

Part 7 Make Over of the Year: Dillard’s Shopping Spree

The fun continues as I take Jodi to Dillard’s Tucson Mall for the remainder of her $250.00 Shopping Spree provided by Dillard’s.  Cheryl Prendergast is awaiting our arrival as we need to fill in the holes of Jodis wardrobe and make sure she goes home with a Black Jacket. Cheryl is the wonderful, talented, professional team mate I am fortunate to work with when I bring Clients in to shop at Dillard’s.006 Our goal of both shopping trips both at Buffalo Exchange and Dillard’s were to beef up Jodi’s casual professional wardrobe.

Same strategy as Buffalo Exchange, Shop the entire floor first then try everything on. This saves time and you only  are in the dressing room once.  Good thinking! Oh we had a little fun on the way and Jodi had a litlle sticker shock!028

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I like a challenge, bring it on!!  So lets go downstairs to the Junior dept!!!! Jodi stay focused, no faux beast today, I believe she said Yak! 029 This strategy worked in regards to pants AKA leggings that are not your ordinary leggings.  I am working with a dancer who happens to love sparkle, flash and fringe!069  I approved of her gold foiled print leggings as long as she calmed them down with a Conservative fitted Jacket. Balance is the key. Oh and the price??  You can’t beat it.081

I never have total control with a shopping spree.  I like my client to have input and pull things they like – the truth unravels in the dressing room whether it is right or wrong.032

The Black Jacket:Gianni Bini, Great fit will need to be altered in the sleeves

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The $11.00 pants:  “Missoni wanna be’s” and they seem to be doing a pretty good job.  A major game changer for Jodi was going from a wide leg pant to a tight pant, or leggings.  The tight pant gives the illusion of longer legs, and we found out just how great her legs were with this change.  No more wide pants!

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The Fantasy Purchase:Fur Theory Ensemble.  Upon arriving at the store, Jody suggested she would pick out one ensemble that was over the top and expensive.  Result was Theory’s $345.00 Rabbit Fur Bandeau x 2. Voila!

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The Shoes: We were lucky to stumble upon a 65% Sale off Shoes.  Jodi walked away with 4 pairs of edgy gorgeous shoes averaging $31.00 each.  Score!

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The Loot:  Pretty Woman!  Jodi only had to spend an extra $31.00 for her shopping spree on Clothes and $116.00 for her shoe purchases.  Excellent Value which includes 3 Black Jackets, 2 pairs of pants, 2 cardigans, and 3 tops

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The Bond:  We are having so much fun together and not only is Jodi growing and learning but I am also.  Surprises and Lessons always come into play when you surrender your self, and allow for things to just happen.

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We have now completed our MakeOver of the Year to do List.  Next up is a Fun Fashion Photo Shoot highlighting all the work and celebrating the New Jodi!!! I will be taking the photos and I am thankful for Stephanie Lew and Brittney Christie who were both my teachers in teaching me how to  take a good shot!  They both are amazing photographers.

Stay Tuned and Watch us on the Morning Blend -KGun Wednesday February 25th at 11am.