Category Archives: Image and Style

Where's Scarlett?

Where’s Scarlett?

March is the sneak peek at Spring. Days get longer and daffodils start to pop up.

And, speaking of popping up, here are all the places I’ll be popping up in, and you’re
invited to pop in with me.

Where noted you’ll be able to attend, and I hope you do but only if you love tips on what to wear, why it matters, and how to minimize and maximize body parts and features.

Where’s Scarlett?

Where's Scarlett

March 4, 2021, 4 pm ET – Styling Tips for Coaches and Speakers on ClubHouse.
Every Thursday at 4 pm ET I’ll be answering your what to wear questions. If you’re a member of ClubHouse, Join in HERE.

March 5, 2021, 12 pm ET- Empowering Women in Midlife – I’ll be a guest on a FaceBook
live by the creator of this great group, Hélène Tragos Stelian.
Join her free group to have access to this live interview HERE and be sure to bring your questions.

March 10, 2021, 12 pm ET-  Women’s Leadership Development Series at Villanova
I will be on a panel with these amazing women in Creating a Smart Network Webinar.
Register for free here.

March 17, 2021, 12 pm ET –  Get Into College Seniors!!
This event is a bit unusual for me. I was asked by Amy Haskell, founder of Total Writing Enrichment, to share some what-to-wear tips for HS students for their college application interviews. The earlier you start learning what and not to wear, the easier it’ll get years later.
HS students and/or parents join in HERE.

March 23, 2021The VA Connection – Confidence Is Your Best Accessory For Virtual Assistants. Members Only.

March 26, 2021NAWBO – National Association Of Women Business Owners. Private event.

Every Friday, with a few exceptions, tune into my Scarlett Says Facebook Live.
Join in for live Q & A, guests, and more. Sign up for notifications and join in HERE.

Can’t wait to see you!!

Galentine’s Day

Don’t Say I Didn’t Tell You

Galentine’s Day

Many and I mean many years ago, I was at a conference in California while working for a major cosmetic company.

After 2 days of non-stop presentations and lectures, we were all gifted a spa treatment to help us wind down.

I booked my first ever massage. This was an indulgence I never gave myself before, so I was really looking forward to it.

I had about 1 1/2 hours before my appointment, so I treated myself to a poolside burger with fries.

Bliss…right?

Then I hear my name being called, and into the massage cabana by the pool I go.

After a few polite exchanges, and as I was getting onto the table, the masseuse asked me: “how far along are you? Do you know what you’re having?”

I replied with the first thing that came into my mortified mind…”I’m having a burger and fries”.

I was startled and embarrassed. I knew my stomach got bloated after eating certain foods, but never thought much about it…until then.

What we eat can have all kinds of bad side effects, including making us blame our bodies about how clothes look on us.

And, now after almost a full year of Covid stress and being home a lot, your body, wardrobe, and mind might not be where you want them to be.

We’ve got you covered, because Integrative Dietitian Esther Blum and I are hosting a FREE, yes a free Galentine’s Day live event of fitness and fashion!

It’s is all about empowering you to become your best self and I don’t want you to ever say I didn’t tell you about it!

REGISTER HERE, tell a friend, mark your calendar, and be ready to take lots of notes! We can’t wait to spend time with you.

 

 

 

 

Zoom What to Wear Dating Tips

Zoom What To Wear Dating Tips

Zoom What to Wear Dating Tips

Check out my Zoom what to wear dating tips for my Dating Success episode on Sandy Weiner’s Last First Date podcast. I share tips to help women get the confidence to be seen when dating on Zoom, but my what to wear tips for dating apply to any woman who wants to make her first impression a great one. In this episode, you’ll hear…

Why Scarlett became an image stylist – How a woman’s clothes affect her mindset and confidence in dating – Tips for a woman to rock her first date outfit – How to ace a Zoom date by looking and feeling your best.

Watch or Listen to get my Zoom what to wear dating tips.

Want to know how to stop stressing about dressing?

If your answer is yes, then you need to be in my next Always Know What To Wear Workshop.

Reserve one of the last few seats before they’re gone.

Five –  3 seats left for the 2/6/21 Know What To Wear Workshop.

Four   1 seat left for the 2/19/21 Know What To Wear Workshop.

Reserve Your Seat

 

How To Clean Out Your Closet Fast

How To Clean Out Your Closet Fast – Tip #1

This is the perfect time of year to start tackling your over-loaded and messy closet.

My apologies if your closet isn’t messy.  You could either be a client, a professional organizer, or a very neat person. But even if you are all or any of those things, you might have some
of the _______________ I share in the video below.

Use my tips to get them out in just minutes. You might have heard these tips before, but if your closet is not looking the way you want it to, watch my short video from last week’s Facebook Live and you’ll be so much closer to a less cluttered closet.

How To Clean Out Your Closet Fast – Tip #1

 

Psst: Take a look at your calendar to see if you’re free on February 6 at 1 pm ET or February 19  at 10 am ET, in 2021…
I’ll be telling you why in a few days.

 

 

 

Buying More Clothes Isn't What You Need

Buying More Clothes Isn’t What You Need

Jennifer Klepper, the author of Unbroken Threads, has a great 10-minute  WIPMondays Instagram show.

WIP stands for work in progress. Aren’t we all WIPers?

She asked me to be a guest a little over a month ago, and even I was amazed at how much can be shared in just a few minutes.

I gave a few tips and thoughts about what you already have in your closet and that buying more clothes isn’t what you need to get your closet to serve you well.

Why Buying More Clothes Isn't What You NeedHere’s what Jennifer wrote after my spot on her Monday 10-Minute Instagram show:

Full truth: My closet includes two embarrassingly large stacks of pants and skirts that don’t fit me anymore. I used to be thinner. So there. I’m going to take Scarlett’s advice: box them up and get them out of the closet. I know what looks good on me. Why keep the stuff that doesn’t?

After you watch my 10-minute spot, reply back with what you did, or plan on doing with some of the clothes in your closet. I love hearing from you.

Oh, and please ignore my Casper 👻 like appearance. I have no idea why my iPad did that.


New year note:

Here we are at the end of a year we can’t wait to leave behind and to get started on a new year filled with much needed fresh starts….but are you ready for 2021?
If you’ve been hiding behind the excuse of “nobody sees me”, yet remain uncomfortable with what YOU see in the mirror after you get dressed, you are so not taking your career and well-being as seriously as you should.

YOU need to address how you dress so you’ll feel better about yourself, which will get you more comfortable to do virtual speaking, networking, and help you make more money.

Speaking of money, you can save some before my prices increase. Choose one of my virtual styling services or my online course Dress Without Stress, at my 2020 prices for you to use anytime after February 15 when my calendar opens up a bit, in 2021. The sooner you choose the service right for you, the earlier you can work with me, and the faster you’ll be feeling and looking put-together and successful in your career.

I Think I Said Too Much

I Think I Said Too Much

Ever start talking and what you planned to say is not what came out of your mouth?

Well, it happened to me a few days ago. I intended on discussing a common complaint that I hear from women, and then…I think I said too much

It’s really scary to share a personal story, and I managed to do it live on Facebook.
I simply got caught up in excuse-a-mania.

____________________________

 

Look no more for the perfect gift to give and receive.
Give or ask 😉 for a gift certificate towards any of my virtual personal styling services starting at $100.

I Think I Said Too Much

Hit reply or call 914-441-0756 and a gift certificate will be in yours, hers, or his in-box just in time for Christmas.

Merry Christmas and A Very Happy YOU Year.

 

 

 

Celebrate You

Here’s How To Celebrate YOU

Celebrate You

Tis The Season to Celebrate YOU.

 

The two most common problems women tell me they have in the relationship with their clothes are:

1. “I need help on putting new outfits together.”
2. “I have so many clothes and need help figuring out which to keep.”

For those who haven’t worked with me or another personal stylist…why are you still saying that?

 

Do you know what happens when you don’t solve your problems?
THEY’LL NEVER GO AWAY.

When the new year starts I will be rolling out a new version of my virtual styling – Celebrate You.

But for 4 smart women, who want to get ahead of the game and leap into 2021 with a head of steam, I’m making
Celebrate You available at a rate you will never see again.

Choose either:
Celebrate You – New Outfits 
or
Celebrate You – Declutter My Closet 

You’ll receive photos of new outfits I create using your clothes and accessories or my comments and suggestions guiding you to know which of your clothes are no longer right for you now.

P.S. Celebrate You or any of my other services make fantastic Holiday gifts for yourself and those you love.

Any questions? Give me a call at 914 4410756

NOTE: My prices will be going up in 2021, so now is the time to snag any of my services at 2020 prices for you to use in 2021.

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person are here for 2020 and beyond.

Whether for Zoom, aka remote, meetings, presentations, speaking, selling, dating, connecting, or anything else you can think of, you’ve turned your camera on more than ever before and I bet sometimes you wish you didn’t have to.

You’re being seen and heard in ways never imagined before, but have no fear because the tips I gave in the below Tips On Looking Good On Zoom presentation to the New Canaan Ct. Library, will help you turn that camera on with confidence and, dare I say, glee.

Note: Each what to wear tip will help you get out of your wardrobe rut for on-camera and in-person meetings.

Click on the remote control and enjoy the show.

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

NOTE: In this presentation, I offered a few free Know What To Wear calls with me.
I no longer have time left for any calls in December, but since I mention this opportunity in the video, here’s the link to book your call with me, but…

Please only book a free call with me if you are seriously tired of the problem of not knowing what to wear and want help to fix it.

Dressed For Success

Are You Dressed For Success?

 

Dressed For Success

Being an image consultant during a pandemic has not kept me less busy.

Surprised?

Many women have chosen to stay in PJs, leggings, or sweatpants for the last 8 months. In a way, they’ve given up on themselves, and I don’t need to tell you how bad that is for one’s self-esteem and confidence.

The women who after the first month of self-quarantine, started taking regular showers and throwing on clothes that made them feel and look somewhat normal in not normal times, started noticing that their business, minds, and lives started to look and feel viable and attractive.

Those women have kept me very busy working virtually. They got the whole dressed for success thing.

Here’s an excerpt from the NYT’s article about the German designer Jill Sander that really caught my eye about how women are dressing these days:

She may, in fact, have the answer to the question that has been bedeviling not just fashion but all of us who have had to pull ourselves out of bed and the slough of despond to negotiate life since lockdown began: How do we dress, not necessarily for the world that comes next, but to face the world we are in?
The first thing to know: It does not involve sweatpants.
“I think that radical down-dressing is a drainer.” 

To me, this is nothing new, as I’ve held the belief that dressing well doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable since I’ve started styling women 14 years ago.

You might not be going out as much as usual, but thanks to Zoom,
you are being seen more than ever.

What if I told you that you’re losing money and self-esteem by not showing up as your best self, even if it’s only for yourself?

Waiting – is costing you one of the most valuable assets a successful businesswoman can have, self-confidence.

If you find yourself saying…

“I want to wait till I lose weight before I dress better.”
“I want to wait, till I fix this…  I want to wait till I get this done.”
“I want to wait till I look better.”

What are you really waiting for? What are you possibly avoiding?

Don’t let the waiting get in the way of your life and business!

Come on! What if you never get it fixed and you’re still waiting and all you’ve wasted is time?”

You know what? If you can’t fix it, I know how to cover it up.

There’s nothing that you are telling yourself now, that you weren’t already saying pre-Covid.

If you were unsure about what you should wear before, there’s no way you’ll know after the craziness we’ve been living in for the last 8 months.

I invite you to get one of the 3 spots left this month for your free Always Know What To Wear call, valued at $100. Let me help you stop being afraid of being seen.

Remember, I know how to accent the positive and hide the negative with clothes & accessories, and some of us have a bit more to hide lately. 😳

Get your Know What To Wear call here.

 

 

 

 

 

Gayle King

Gayle King Look At These Styling Tweaks

Please, Gayle King, Give Me A Chance!

Some people have a bucket list of places to go or things to do.

I have a few places I’d love to travel to but that rarely crosses my mind, but I do have one item on my work bucket list that still hasn’t been checked off.

I want to create outfits for Gayle King using her clothes and accessories. She loves bright colors and occasionally overdoes it.  Often she makes fun of herself and outfits on Instagram.

Gayle King

I’ve often been encouraged to find a way to make my dream come true.

Maybe one day it will, but meanwhile, let me show you how I would change her very
colorful with stripes gone wild outfit as shown below.

Gayle King

Here is why this top or dress is not as good as it could be for Gayle King.

  1. The stripes go across from arm to arm, which makes her look wider than she is.
  2. The stripes go right across her chest, which might cause her to say: “eyes up here please!”
  3. The neckline is too low for her proportions.
  4. There simply is too much pattern here and is very distracting. This isn’t a good thing as she’s reporting the news.
  5. The position of the stripes is making her shoulders look very narrow and small which makes her middle appear wider.
  6. All of the above takes away from her incredible talent as a journalist and distracts the viewer.
  7. I’d suggest different glasses as there is way too much going on here.

I tried to use my iPad to show how she could still wear her beloved colors but in a bit more of a subdued and flattering way. I don’t have fancy computer programs, so, please be kind to me.

Gayle King

  1. I removed the stripes from her arms, and she now looks thinner.
  2. I removed the stripes across her chest, which also make her look thinner.
  3. I made her neckline higher and solid, which also makes her look thinner.
  4. I removed most of the stripes, which makes her look a bit more serious.
  5. By making her shoulders in a solid color, notice how her shoulders look broader. Guess what that does? Yup, makes her waist appear smaller so she looks thinner.
  6. She still is showing her love of colors and whimsy, but now is wearing the top instead of it wearing her.
  7. I played around with her glasses for fun, but if I were to create outfits for her she’d love to wear, I’d add colorful glasses with solids, not stripes.

Small tweaks make a huge difference towards looking thinner, younger, stylish, and more professional. They also are what make an outfit go from meh to marvelous.

I have time for five, now only two Free calls ($100 value) in October to help you Clothes The Deal to grow your business and personal life. You’ll show existing and potential clients that you are the one to hire when you look and feel like the talented expert you are.

Looking and feeling put-together is more important now than ever before. 

Once these spots are gone, they’re gone.

I’ll show you the 2 top reasons you don’t know what to wear or buy, so get your call on the calendar: Call with Scarlett. 

PS. Who can put in a good word about me with Gayle King???

Note: The above article first appeared in The Three Tomatoes, a great on-line newsletter for women.