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How Can I Improve My Wardrobe?

How Can I Improve My Wardrobe?

How Can I Improve My Wardrobe?

I’m not naming names, but recently a woman reached out to me because she was tired of wearing the same looking outfit over and over again year after year.

You probably know the drill…same style pants and top in a few different colors and when feeling adventurous, she’d throw on a necklace or earrings and feel amazingly BORED.

She hired me to improve her wardrobe, get back self-confidence, and get off the style-rut train, as her next stop was Frumpy Town.

Working with me virtually or in-person currently ranges from $350 to $600 but on July 9, 2021, at 12 noon, I’m giving you the opportunity to ask me questions about your clothes or other wardrobe-related questions for FREE in a very special Ask Scarlett webinar.

I absolutely love giving styling tips to women and this is your chance to get a whole bunch of them at no cost to you.

Can you afford to not get free tips to dress and shop better?

REGISTER here to reserve your seat.

Another happy client said:

“Your tips have really resonated with me. Your very helpful advice and insights have steered me in a whole new direction, and I am loving the many compliments I’m now getting.”

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

When Your Clothes Don’t Fit

 

When Your Clothes Don't Fit

When Your Clothes Don’t Fit

Fourteen years ago, I enrolled in an expensive and in-depth Image Consulting course at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

I had been encouraged to start my own personal wardrobe styling business, but I wanted to know more than others in my field and have more invaluable tips to give to my clients.

At the time my son was still in his early years of having intractable epilepsy, and after a failed brain surgery we were now trying the very strict Ketogenic Diet. It required me to measure every morsel and plan every meal in advance.

The main focus of my life at that time was to help him have fewer seizures and save him from even more brain damage.

It was consuming, depressing, and exhausting. So I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when I put my outfit on for the first day of class and couldn’t even close my pants. 😳

While being so focused on my son and also trying to keep things ‘normal’ for my daughter and husband, I was rarely working out and eating more than I should have.

The bottom line: I wasn’t paying attention to myself and it showed. Actually, it showed on my stomach, hips, thighs, and even my face.

I dramatically changed what I was eating, but never starved myself, and by day 4 of classes my clothes were already fitting better.  I was able to wear the outfits I had pre-planned while using a few of my tricks to disguise any extra wiggle in my middle.

I was miserable when I couldn’t close my pants and had to use a rubber band to wear them, yet I learned a lot from that experience.

1. Don’t assume your clothes will still fit a body that isn’t what it was when you bought them.

2. Just because you are not as thin as you used to be doesn’t mean you can’t have outfits that make you look younger and thinner, along with the best accessory of all – confidence.

3. Making a small tweak in what I was eating allowed me to quickly lose a small amount of weight, which made a big difference in how my clothes fit me and how healthy I felt.

I don’t want you to rubber band your way thru the clothes in your closet and health, and that’s why you should…
REGISTER HERE for a power hour of fun, fashion, and fitness with myself and integrative dietitian Esther Blum.

Whether you’re home-schooling your kids, working on your business via Zoom, or yikes both – what you wear affects how you feel
and the message you’re sending to others.

You owe it to yourself, your family, and work to love what you wear and how you feel. YOU deserve it.

You’ll learn how to lose 3 pounds in just a week plus how to look and feel like you are one or two sizes thinner when you have the right clothes in your closet.

Here’s to you!

When Clothes Don't Fit

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour!

 

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour is only days away.

 

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour!

Fitness and Fashion Power Hour!

Sometimes hearing it from someone else is best.

Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and has this story to share with you.


One of the biggest struggles I hear from clients is, “I hate walking into my closet because nothing I have looks good on me!”

Ohhhh how I relate to THAT!

In my twenties when I was working out like crazy and really limiting my calories, I bought a stunning navy pinstripe suit that was a size 4 and made me feel powerful and strong.

I also went to Loehmann’s and invested in a couple of other stunning suits. I felt amazing and so proud of my body.

Trouble was, I got wickedly sick with mercury toxicity and my thyroid completely conked out. I gained 20 pounds in 3 months and all of a sudden nothing I had fit me anymore. No more suits, no more petite me…and definitely nothing else that fit!

I didn’t recognize my body and didn’t know how to dress for my new shape. I cried all the time and Iost all my confidence because I had so much shame about how I looked.

So eventually, I bought some new clothes with the help of a stylist and took ownership over my new shape. I learned the best colors and cuts to wear that made me feel like me…only an upgraded version 🤗.

And this is exactly what I help my clients do–feel good in their skin and rock out where they are while they’re in the process of reaching their goals.

So I’m THRILLED to announce my partnership with Scarlett De Bease for our upcoming Fitness Meets Fashion Live Event!

When: Saturday, September 12th, 10:00-11:00 am EST – Mark your calendar in pen!

Takeaways:

How to breathe new life into the pieces you already own that do fit
How to recreate your wardrobe from scratch
How to shop for YOUR body type and skin tone
Three simple needle movers to lose 10 pounds this month so you can look good in your clothes again

REGISTER HERE for the event and bring your pals!!!

Esther and I are excited to team up for you, so be sure to register for our Fitness and Fashion Power Hour and have your pen and pad ready. It’s going to be great!

Working Virtually?

Working Virtually? Then You Need To Know How To Dress From The waist Up.

Working Virtually?

Working Virtually? Then You Need To Know How To Dress From The waist Up.

Nobody, nowhere, no way, and no how could have even dreamed up what we and I mean WE are going thru right now.

For many, the ability to continue working is a blessing and a curse as they are regularly exposed to the Coronavirus. But without them, we wouldn’t have food, medical care, medications, pet needs, and our beloved Amazon shipments.

Some lucky people can conduct what is left of their business virtually via Zoom, Skype, etc. and are currently only seen from the waist up.

So, what to wear when working virtually?

First, be sure to wear the color or colors nearest your face that makes your skin tone look healthy. Now more than ever, you need to give the impression of good health and strength when you’re fortunate enough to have it.

Avoid any color that makes your skin look sallow. Instead, wear colors that match your eyes as that is a sure bet to be flattering for you. When unsure, wear blues such as navy, teal, or turquoise.

First, get out of your PJs. Psst, I’m in my robe as I write this, but in my defense it’s Sunday.

As tempting as it may be to throw on a clean t-shirt, instead wear a top you would wear if you were presenting in-person, in-office or attending networking events.

Here’s a simple outfit to put together with what you already have in your closet and in case you’ll be virtual from head to toe, I’ve got you covered. You’ll be and feel attractive, comfortable and ready for being seen on screen.

Put on long loose tops, such as a tunic style top or pullover that’ll cover your tummy & tush in case you need to stand up. You’ll at least be comfortable at a time when most feel anything but.

Tie one on…shame on you, I meant a scarf. It will give instant oomph to your comfy outfit and make even the most basic of tops look like you made an effort.

Throw on boots, flats, fun sneakers or sandals depending upon the weather. If you’ll be staying seated, go ahead and wear your fuzzy slippers. One silver lining is that you can be comfortable and not wear any shoes that will cause you any discomfort.

P.S. I’m wearing my slippers while on a virtual personal styling call in the photo above.

TIP: Be sure to be eye level with your camera so nobody looks up your nose.

MAJOR Tip: Turn your camera and microphone off when you are multi-tasking or using the bathroom. Yup, that really happened and you can look it up if you want to. #PoorJennifer

 

How To Dress in 80's Fashion

How To Dress in 80’s Fashion & Why You Shouldn’t

Here’s my gift for you to start the year with a giggle and a smile.
Ok, you can stop laughing now!!

How To Dress in 80's Fashion

How To Dress in 80’s Fashion

Yes, that’s me and do let me know how long you stared and laughed at this embarrassing yet highly entertaining photo of yours truly.

I’m not sure what’s funnier: the outfit I’m wearing or that my husband and I thought it was worthy of striking a pose for a photograph.

The purpose of my sharing this recently discovered photo is to show and easily prove, that trends are hysterical and that I too once had absolutely NO idea what looked good on me.

Let’s count em…

  1. Black, yes black, tall socks with shorts!!
  2. A mock neck that looks bad on practically EVERYBODY.
  3. Hoop earrings that are way too big for my then little face.
  4. Giant short sleeves that never, nor should, get a hey you look great comment.
  5. A bowl haircut that I must have foolishly paid someone to give me.
  6. Did I mention black socks?????

If you have any respect left for me, please take look at my 2- minute read on Medium about the perils of ordering from clothes in the box services such as Stich Fix. 

If you like it, please click on the clapping hands 👏 cause I could use it after revealing the photo above.  

📢 📢 📢 

AND, join me live in person…When you get to Darien Connecticut on January 15 to hear my presentation showing you how to get control of your closet by learning which of your clothes or accessories need to go or stay and why.

You’ll learn how to have fewer clothes yet have more outfits without spending any money.

You won’t be sorry, so click over to Hayvn’s website and reserve your spot while there are spots left to reserve.

 

Maybe I’ll wear black socks appropriately…or maybe not.

You won’t be sorry, so click over to Hayvn’s website and reserve your spot while there are spots left to reserve.

Maybe I’ll wear black socks appropriately…or maybe not.

Ready To Breakup & End Your Closet Shame?

 

end your Closet Shame

Now that you got to see me fall in love with being in a closet full of clothes, I want to help you fall in love with yours…but first, you may have to start a break up to End Your Closet Shame.

Haven’t you occasionally wondered why it’s so hard for you to say it’s over to the clothes that haven’t treated you right?

  • Do you have pants that are doing you wrong; yet you can’t say goodbye?

  • How about that jacket that hasn’t given you a loving feeling in years?

  • Hanging onto shoes that are holding you too tight, yet you can’t seem to get rid of that heel?

I’ll show you how to let go of the clothes you shouldn’t be holding onto so you’ll see that breaking up won’t be hard or messy to do.

The 5 Day Spring Cleaning Closet Plan starts on May 20, 2019, and it’s Free! 

 

Everybody loves FREE and every woman wants to love what’s in her closet.

 You’ll get a tip per day for 5 days.

 

Enter your email below to End Your Closet Shame In 5 Days:

Your first break up tip to end your closet shame will be in your inbox on May 20.

And don’t forget… I’m here for you.

 

Does This Looks Good On Me?

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?
Sounds enticing?
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.

virtual wardrobe styling

 

 

Happy New Year

No Blahs… Only Bravos Allowed For 2018

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.

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Lost 5 lbs, and that’s just enough for me to have one less roll in my baker’s dozen.
  4. Had a very successful re-launch of my online course.
  5. Our daughter got engaged to a GREAT guy! Whew.
  6. Our son was a candidate for and received, via tough surgeries, a sci-fi RNS device to attempt to reduce his uncontrolled seizures. I’m only doing the bravo part of this story here…
  7. I had the privilege of working with 10 new clients in person and 15 more virtually. Their joy lifts me up.
  8. Met wonderful women via networking, many of whom are in the wonderful and intimate group  Entrepreneurial Woman’s Club.
  9. I have YOU as one of my readers and I thank you for that.

We ALL could use a bit of self-boosting, as we, myself included, tend to remember our failures over our successes.

So what are some of your 2018 BRAVOS? Please share in the comments space below, and let’s celebrate together.