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How To Look Thinner and Make Your Neck Look Longer

How To Look Thinner and Make Your Neck Look Longer

How To Look Thinner and Make Your Neck Look Longer

Ever wish your body was different?

Yup, me too.

Sometimes, like almost always, we can’t change what we were born with. Well, at least not without surgery.

Or can we?

Below is a replay of my tip to show you how to make your neck look longer, which will then make you look longer and leaner.

Learning how to dress the body you have, is how you can minimize the parts of your body you’re less than thrilled with and stop wasting your time and energy with negative self-talk.

Here’s how I show women what to wear.

How To Look Thinner and Make Your Neck Look Longer

How To Wear A Necklace

How To Wear A Necklace

How To Wear A Necklace

If you know me, you know I love necklaces and how they can make any outfit look 100% more stylish and interesting.

For those who really know me because we’ve worked together, you know how I care about where a necklace lays (or is it lies?) on you and your clothes.

You also know how I love to use accessories in new ways and combinations.

Anyway, I digress…

Clearly, I’m not happy with the length of my necklace in the top photo.  I don’t like how my skin is showing thru and it’s a bit too short for my proportions. It simply is not as good as it can be. So, I adjusted the length, and voila.

How To Wear A Necklace

How To Wear A Necklace A Better Way.

This is a great example of how a small change makes a big improvement in a very subtle way.

See how my necklace almost looks like it’s part of the neckline in my dress? That’s what you should go for whenever possible, especially with shorter necklaces.

Q.  Wondering about your clothes and accessories and how they could be tweaked to look better?

A.  Join me for FREE, my gift to you, on Ask Scarlett on July 9, 2021, at 12 noon ET.

Bring your questions or actual clothes and accessories to get my answers and suggestions on how to make you and your outfits look and feel better and more beautiful.

Register Here to reserve your seat as availability is limited.

Note: Camera shy? Just turn off your camera, and if you have a question I’ll be ready to answer.


Learn How To Dress Better

How To Dress Better In Minutes

Ever wish you knew how to dress better instead of having another day of putting on a plain top, looking into the mirror, and thinking-feeling frumpy and really bored with your outfit?

The solution is yours by simply using accessories to turn a basic and somewhat boring outfit into a pulled-together ready-to-be-seen one.

Start with your eyes by using your ears.

Huh? What? Ok, hear me out.

Your eyes are a built-in accessory, but you need to bring them out with what you wear.
One of the best and easiest ways to do so, other than wearing tops in your best colors, is by wearing earrings that either match the color of your eyes or are in your best colors.

The first thing I do for every virtual and in-person client is to show her the best colors to wear plus, and this is very important, which to avoid. The wrong colors can make you look sick and older. The right colors take years off and give you a healthy glow, so be sure to add them to your accessories as well as your clothes.

Learn How To Dress Better

A Gorgeous Splurge

I love these earrings by Emily Kuvin, a jewelry designer I ‘met’ on the social media platform Clubhouse. Her pieces are a splurge, but also a great example of wearing color to flatter your facial features to make a simple outfit a wow outfit.
I hope to treat myself to this pair of earrings one day.



The very affordable Kate Spade earrings, see below, are available in a very pretty blue and a great way to bring out your eyes and dress up a blah outfit. Do not get the black ones as they won’t be as impactful as those in blues or greens.

Think of necklaces and/or scarves in the same way. Ask yourself if the colors compliment your eyes, skin tone, etc. When they do, any of your same ole outfits will instantly look better and frumpy will not be the first thing you see in the mirror.

And then she said:

“For the first time in my whole life, I have clothes that go with each other and outfits to wear everywhere. And my closet is less than half of what it has ever been.”



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.

What Shoe Shapes Are Out Of Style?

What Shoe Shapes Are Out Of Style?

Ever wonder what shoe shapes are out of style?

Every time I review a client’s closet’s contents, try saying that 3 times fast… she asks:

“Are these shoes out of style?”

And lately, my answer is almost always…”NO.”

Why no you ask?

Because these days almost all toe shapes, pointy, round or Square are ‘in’.

Same for heels. Kitten, stiletto, wedge, block, or chunky are all fine to wear but do wear the ones best for your feet and lifestyle.

Pssst. I’m not a huge fan of most square-toed shoes as they tend to make feet and outfits harsher looking.

You can see this is true by looking at the recent style feature in a magazine.

What Shoe Shapes Are Out Of Style?

The only real toe shape exception would be the ones that are so pointy, they could be used as a weapon by a sexy villain in a James Bond movie.


Want to know what is going out of style? PAIN!

Shoe designers are creating more and more styles meant to get us where we’re going with style while helping to maintain our sanity.

Women are now choosing comfort for healthy feet and minds, over agony for the sake of looking good.

Note: If your shoes are worn out beyond help, then those are indeed ‘out of style’ and it’s time to say goodbye to the shoes and boots that will make you cringe if you bumped into someone and they looked down at your feet.

Pssst…Overheard In The Dressing Room

I once had a client who used to always wear some sort of Spanx like undergarment.
When I took her shopping she was in her Spanx trying on clothes and I found her a very flattering dress for work, speaking, and networking, but it was a size too small.
While she was looking at her reflection in the 3 -way mirror outside of her dressing room, and I was about to get it for her in one size up, another store customer passed by and without either of us asking for her opinion, proclaimed quite loudly:

“Oh just put on a pair of Spanx, and it’ll look great!”

Thud. Ouch. And, who asked you??? It was so hard for me to smile and say nothing as protecting my client’s feelings was all I cared about.

Have you ever gotten unsolicited and hurtful advice from a stranger in a dressing room?

This Spring Color Will Brighten Up Your Outfit

I’m keeping it simple as I want you to have more time to go out and bring some of the Spring colors from the outside into your home and onto your body.

Spring colors, as in nature, will brighten up your mood
as well as basic outfits.

This Spring Color Will Brighten Up Your Outfit

This bright, cheery, light and VERY affordable bag by A New Day, is made for  Target Stores at only $39.95.

You just can’t go wrong at that price.

This happy, and we sure can use some happy, green color looks great with black, navy, grey and white. Actually, it will work with almost every color and turn a yawn-inducing outfit into a “thank you” for the compliment outfit.

Also, the joy of a handbag is that it will fit you no matter what you ate the night before.

Not that I know anything about that…I wish.

PS. the red necklace in the background is fantastic too, but only if the color is right for you.

Psssst.  Do you have closet shame?
I’ll be giving some breakup advice soon..for free. No not for your love life, but for your closet. I want to help you end any bad relationships you may have hiding in your closet.

It’s ok..I’m here for you.


This Spring Color Will Brighten Up Your Outfit

“Working with Scarlett is a revelation!  As I transitioned from a full time Corporate gig into my Entrepreneurial pursuits, it became more important than ever to not only look good and feel good in my clothes during the work week, but every day of the week!  We don’t just create our future as Entrepreneurs on specific days – we create our future every day of the week.  The revelation is that we need to look and feel our best every single day – no more leaving my best self at the office!  Want to know the real secret?  I should have always been bringing my best self with me but somehow I left that best self hanging in the closet with those business clothes.

Now, with the help of Scarlett to find my happy place with the right image and an amazing closet redo, I am comfortable and confident in my clothes every day – even when I am out shopping with the kids.  Scarlett works with you to make you feel good inside and look good outside.  True successful living really does come from a balance of both.  You have to invite Scarlett into your life and see for yourself the amazing transformation that she creates!”

Cheryl Marks Young

How To Make Wearing Heels Hurt Less

How To Make Wearing Heels Hurt Less

How To Make Wearing Heels Hurt Less

How To Make Wearing Heels Hurt Less

Please tell me how to make wearing heels hurt less.

I keep hearing this plea, over and over again…in my own head and of course, from my clients all the time.

And, if you know me, you know I am always giving and looking for answers.

So when I saw an ad for an insert to help relieve the pain of wearing heels, cause sometimes I just want to wear 2 to 3 inch heels, but without discomfort, I bought  inserts made by Vivian Lou.

They shift the pitch and position of my feet without making the shoes feel tighter, which is an issue with the many cushiony inserts that never worked for me.

Give them a try if you also want relief, and take a look at the below advice Vivian Lou gave in a recent blog post. It’s so good, that I asked for permission to share their tips with you so you have some more ideas on how to make wearing heels hurt less.

A study conducted by The College of Podiatry revealed that it takes an average of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 48 seconds for high heel wearers to start feeling foot pain.

And one in five women (20%) say they start feeling pain within just 10 minutes.

That’s crazy!

High heels are beautiful, inspiring, confidence-building, outfit-making, and a must-have for any fashionable woman.

But wearing them for 10 minutes or even 1 hour before the pain sets in is just awful.

So what are women to do?

:: Strengthen and stretch feet. 
One of the best ways to prevent high heel pain is to strengthen and stretch the more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles located in our feet and toes. Here are a few simple exercises to help prevent high heel pain.

:: Regularly measure feet.
According to a study conducted by the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, 88% of women routinely wear shoes that are too small.

:: Find an ideal heel height.
Some women are most comfortable in kitten heels or low wedges, while others feel right at home in 4 inch heels. But why? Dr. Emma Supple, a London podiatrist, says it’s all in the structure and flexibility of your foot. When relaxed, the foot has a natural incline. This is the position in which the foot feels most comfortable.  It is also your ideal heel height according to Dr. Supple. Learn more here.

:: Soak sore feet.
After a long day in heels, a quick foot soak is a great way to soothe overworked feet. You can try a variety of soaks, including those with cayenne peppertonic water, or essential oils.


How To Make Wearing Heels Hurt LessDon’t forget to request to join my private Stop Stressing About Dressing FaceBook group and get direct access to my tips, challenges and first dibs for any special offers.



How To Make Your Rings and Earrings Fit…Just Right

How To Make Your Rings and Earrings Fit

How To Make Your Rings and Earrings Fit

Sometimes a product finds me, before I find it.

I recently attended a business woman’s event called Savor The Success, and in my really nice swag bag, was a product I needed, yet didn’t know it existed.

BlingGuard, offers one solution for heavy earrings, and another for rings that don’t sit right on your finger. Now, I know how to make your rings and earrings fit, and stay put.

Here are the videos that explain each product.

And for those rings that become too loose or are not quite the right size, the BlingWrap is a lifesaver!

I have a ring that had never sat well on my hand, and although I love it, I couldn’t wear it as it drove me nuts. I used the BlingWrap, and voila, it fit and didn’t turn around on my finger anymore.

Have you requested to join my private FaceBook group, Stop Stressing About Dressing?

How To Make Your Rings and Earrings Fit

Pearls Necklace

How To Choose The Right Necklace

Most women will wear a strand of traditional pearls with a classic dress, and that’s okay.

But why be just okay?

I selected this dress for a high level executive client, but chose this beautiful costume and interesting pearl necklace instead of your mother’s pearls.

Here’s the trick:

See how the shape of the necklace mimics the neckline?

If you pair a round necklace with a v-neck, you will lose the opportunity to make an outfit special, instead of ordinary and predictable.

I don’t want you to be ordinary.

You shouldn’t want that either.


P.S. This dress is not so great looking when on a hanger, but when on a real body…WOW!

It really pays to try things on.

Want To Change The Shape Of Your Face?


Change The Shape Of Your Face

I’ve had clients stop thinking they needed surgery on their chins, when I showed them how a certain neckline and/or necklace dramatically reduces the double chin.

Or how the shape & color of her earrings accentuates cheekbones and eyes.


Play around with necklines, scarves, and jewelry and take notice of the subtle changes that truly transform facial features and shapes.
You’ll see that you actually can change the shape of your face.
It is an illusion, but very effective.

The clothes I select and the outfits I create for my clients are always chosen with care, and if you want to know how to do the same for yourself you could read my book, work with me virtually, personally or attend my workshop in Ridgefield CT. on September 16.

YOU Don’t Have To
Take Your Clothes Off!!!


Have you seen the buzz on FaceBook about the unique styling event I created for up to only 10 women who are tired of never knowing what to wear?


change the shape of your face


change the shape of your face


change the shape of your face


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