Thank you Saturday Night Live, or for us cool kids SNL, for making a hilarious video about how some women play it safe when shopping for clothes.
I tell all who’ll listen to me, that your immediate reaction is the one that counts, and if you agree you’ll love what happens in this video within 30 seconds of trying to talk yourself into buying something.
I thought you’d enjoy seeing how I gave this wonderful and funny audience volunteer some of my what colors to wear tips when I presented to NAPO, The National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals.
She was so much fun to have up on the stage with me, but I was taken aback when she told me what she was once told by a color consultant a few years earlier.
Hmmm, does my below Virtual Wardrobe Styling client look familiar?
“I was tired of looking in my closet and seeing clothes that I had spent money on but would never wear. I hate to think about how much money I have wasted buying clothes only to donate them never worn.
In the past, I thought that if I buy more expensive, but fewer clothes, I would have more I’d like to wear. But really, regardless of spending $5 or $100 on something, it still looked lousy on me so I didn’t wear it. Cheap versus expensive was not the issue; it was not knowing what worked for me.
Hiring Scarlett, as my personal Image Curator, I love saying that, gave me the guidance to know what to wear, buy, where to find it, and she is amazing at finding deals on quality items!
I am continuing to learn as I try more things and see ‘wow, I really see what she means, this style does NOT work on me!’
The truth is, that I feel better when I am wearing my ‘Scarlett’ outfits.”
Christine Daves ThinkOrganized.com
Gohere to see how YOU can change your struggles choosing what to wear.
Introducing An Exclusive Scarlett Image Styling Event.
You’ve stood in front of a mirror multiple times & hated how you looked in the clothes you were wearing?
You’re tired of not knowing what to wear when you have events to attend?
You’ve tried changing your body and clothes many times…yet you’re still frustrated and … Continue reading 4/26 Styling Event
I was asked to contribute to an online newsletter for women, about my picks for the top and not so top Oscar Styling Do’s & Dont’s, and I thought you’d like to see my thoughts and explanations.
Personal Opinion Note: No matter how beautiful a woman looks, if she needs help walking to get her Oscar because of her dress or shoes, then her outfit is not a winner.
And The Top 3 Oscar Winners Are:
Helen Mirren – She seems to get the Best dressed Oscar EVERY year. Elegant, figure flattering, arm covering, and full of gorgeous oomph when she walked or turned around.
I would love a dress like this, with naturally a hint of red in the underskirt, for me to wear to my daughter’s wedding.
Regina King – Oh, how I love a shirred waist, as it creates and/or accentuates a hour glass figure. The beauty of this dress is its simplicity, and it can easily be altered to show less leg and no train, for those of us who are a bit less daring.
Melisa McCarthy – She’s got the 3 P’s!! Power, Personality and great Pants. Proof that you don’t have too be a size 4 to look amazing! The waist inset is perfect for her and the cape not only adds drama, but also helps make her middle look narrower.
NOTE: On my FaceBook page, I got a few negative reviews on Melissa’s outfit, but I disgree. Rather than wear a tent likedress, she is showing off her curves and fabulous personality and I love that.
My 3 Least Favorites Are:
Tessa Thompson – Just because this dress is designed by Chanel, doesn’t mean Cocoa would be pleased. It looks like it was trimmed with recycled Christmas tree garland and the binding accentuates her hips which makes them look bigger and out of proportion with the rest of her great shape.
Sandy Powell – I almost have no words except: Q. What’s black and white and red all over? A. Sandy Powell on the red carpet.
I actually love this jacket, and with narrower legged pants it could be fantastic but not for the Oscar’s Red Carpet.
Its a tie between Linda Cardellini and Kasey Musgraves. It’s never good to look like your wearing one of Barbie’s gowns.
I’m a strong believer that a woman looks best when she wears a dress that flatters her instead of overpowering her. And if a dress resembles a little girls pink bedroom, I say pass.
Pssst…Overheard In The Dressing Room
A hairdresser compliments his client by telling her he loves her outfit. Her reply was telling him she had to change 5 times before settling on the outfit he liked. His repsonse was “that’s why you look good!”
I love that story, and it was told to me by one of my recent new Virtual Styling clients. Now after getting my tips, she’ll likely not try on 5 different outfits to find the one she’ll leave the house in.
Here is her testimonial.
“Scarlett, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the Virtual Consultation! Your professional review & advice was very easy to follow. Your study of my wardrobe photos I sent to you including my colors, shapes & accessories helped me follow your advice. My “do’s” & my “don’ts” helped me see how to re-purpose & re-style my clothes, jewelry, scarves, shapes, colors, shoes, boots, handbags into new re-fashioned outfits right out of my own closet. Plus valuable suggestions for items I want to add to my new wardrobe. AWESOME VALUE & TIME YOU SPENT WITH ME . . . & IT WAS LOTS OF FUN! MY NEW CALIFORNIA “STYLIN! LOVE IT!” Dianne Moralez – Santa Rosa California
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?
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.
It’s so freeing and yes, fun to have an organized home.
Especially your clothing closets and drawers.
To be clear, I’m a wardrobe stylist and not an organizer, but when you’re closet is only filled with clothes that fit well and look great on you, you’ll find it easy to get rid of the pieces that “don’t bring you joy” and the outcome is always a better looking and more organized closet.
I especially like her tip on how to fold clothes and scarves in drawers. You can see her method in the post I wrote here, right after I had read her book.
In order to get out the clothes that are unflattering, you need to know what to look for and to avoid, and that’s why last year I created a free closet clean out challenge called End Your Closet Shame and an on-line Course Dress Without Stress. NOTE: The course is sold out now and will re-open in late spring.
Take a look at her book and Netflix show to get
you inspired to toss and tidy up.
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.
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.
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!
Lost 5 lbs, and that’s just enough for me to have one less roll in my baker’s dozen.