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Should You Buy Ivanka Trump's Brand?

Should You Buy Ivanka Trump’s Brand?

Should You Buy Ivanka Trump's Brand?

Should You Buy Ivanka Trump’s Brand?

Now That Nordstrom Dropped the Ivanka Trump Line, and a few more retailers are joining the migration, many of her fans are wondering what is going on and where will they be able to get her merchandise.

So, should you buy Ivanka Trump’s brand? To be very honest with you, I was never a fan of her line. I found the fit was not flattering for most body types and the quality was poor.

Years ago I bought a pair of her shoes because they looked so good, but after wearing them for one night and losing all feeling in my feet as they hurt so much, I realized my feet were not meant for her shoes, no matter how cute they looked.

When a line of clothes or accessories gets bad reviews and the quality is not that great, people stop buying it.

It happens to be very common for retailers to drop lines from their stores, and Ivanka Trump isn’t the first and definitely will not be the last.

I got Should You Buy Ivanka Trump's Brand?the following stats from International Business Times website.

“Citing internal Nordstrom data, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that sales of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line dropped by about 32 percent last fiscal year. Sales of Ivanka’s footwear and apparel fell more than 70 percent lower in the second, third and fourth weeks of October 2016 compared with the same time the year before.”

But, if you loved how her line fits you and the feeling it evokes when you wear it, have no fear as many stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Zappos still carry Ivanka Trump products.

If her sales keep slipping, it won’t be long till more retailers go from having Trumps products go from available for sale, to on sale, to no longer available for sale.

That’s business, not politics.

There are many lines out there that offer style, comfort, flattering fit and high quality. I tell my clients about them all the time.

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Does My Butt Look Fat?

Your stylist gives jean shopping tips that will make you want to run out to try on a pair of these jeans.

I worked very hard with my research and development department, AKA me, to find you a pair of jeans that are comfortable, flattering, and stylish.

These pull-on, yes I actually am recommending button and zipper-free jeans, are now my favorite, skinny leg jeans.

stylist gives jean shopping tips

Does my butt look fat?

stylist gives jean shopping tips

Stylist gives jean shopping tips

They look like regular jeans, have real pockets and go on like a legging, and only you have to know. Shhh.

I get the look of a skinny jean, without the struggle of getting them past my hips. 

Besides every day, I plan on wearing these for my upcoming flight to California. I like to be able to move easily when traveling, and not look like I am wearing PJ’s on my Red Eye flight when returning home. Yeah, I’ve seen women wearing outfits on planes that are only lacking a teddy bear to snuggle with.

You can purchase these Levis pull on, tummy slimming, skinny/legging jeans at Kohls or Macy’s. I’m wearing the dark wash jeans, as I personally like how dark colors make things, my tummy and butt, somewhat recede.

Kohls Reg. $54.00
‘Special’ $39.99

Macy’s Reg. $54.00
Was $44.99
Sale $39.99

Use your coupons for either store, as paying less is always best.

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Holiday Shopping Tips

holiday shopping tips

Holiday Shopping Tips

 

Shopping does not have to be stressful, painful or expensive during the holiday season or any other time of year.

Here are my tips to save you money, time and your sanity.

 

1. Enroll in Ebates and shop thru the their website. Each retailer offers a percentage of your purchase to be sent back to you via Ebates. So far, I have earned over $500 in Cash Back, which I would not have earned if I shopped directly at a store’s website.

2. Shop early in the day. Many stores open as early as 8am after Thanksgiving. Macy’s is opening at 7am on Saturday November 29. It is heaven to shop for yourself and others on your list, when most shoppers won’t show up till 10am. The merchandise is neat and the salespeople are still friendly and calm.

Bonus: As you are leaving totally delighted with your peaceful shopping experience, you get to see the faces of harried and hurried shoppers looking miserable and Scrooge-like.

3. Keep your list on your phone and on paper. Better safe than sorry, so be modern and traditional.

4. Keep receipts to get price adjustment if within two weeks from purchase date. I believe that we should NEVER lose the opportunity to save money, so keep your receipts on you and be ready to show them to the sales person, in the event you see the price of what you bought has been lowered.

5. Take advantage of all the sales to fill some gaps in your own wardrobe. Perhaps a new pair of boots, dress, jacket, etc. No longer do you have to wait till after Christmas Day to get a bargain.

Shop Small

This year, Shop Small Saturday is November 29. Truthfully we should really shop small businesses every day of the year. Consider supporting your local business and independent stores.

Gift Certificates

FYI, just so happens that I too am a small business and often provide Gift Certificates for a variety of my wardrobe styling services for some very much loved women. Husbands, and wives, love requests to receive my services as gifts, because they are  so tired of hearing their wives complain about having nothing to wear. Sound familiar?

holiday shopping tips“I absolutely LOVED my Skype consultation with Scarlett! My previous photoshoot was a disaster and I didn’t like my pictures. This time I was determined to give it my best. I hired Scarlett to help me choose the right clothes and accessories. I was tired of having closet full of stuff that looked great in the store, but not so much on me. Scarlett came to the call prepared. She reviewed the pictures I sent her and had incredibly helpful tips for me on how to dress, what colors and styles suit me well. She even created a WishList on an online store to show me what types of clothing might look good at me. Scarlett transformed my life. She not only helped me feel like a superstar during my photoshoot, but gave me confidence to walk away from clothes that don’t compliment me and focus on styles and colors that will make me look and feel great. Thank you Scarlett for turning my photoshoot into a success and teaching me how to be a confident shopper! I highly recommend Scarlett as a personal stylist for any professional woman who is looking to dress for success and look stunning at all times.” Silvia Pencak

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5 Ways To Shop Sales and Save Money

5 Ways To Shop Sales and Save MoneyBeware of fake sales!!!

SALE

50% OFF

EVERYTHING MUST GO

ONE DAY SALE

CLEARANCE

UP TO 70% OFF

 

There are real sales, great sales, and fake sales. Personally, I love the really great sales and, as all my clients know, there isn’t a sales rack out there that I haven’t scoured to find a great deal.

Avoid falling for the sneaky trap that some retailers offer. Usually, a sign on top of the rack showing the original price and then what their ‘special’ sale prices are for that day, is merchandise that was bought and priced to be sold at the lower price, so you are not getting a deal at all, trust me on this.

So what are the best ways to shop sales? Here are 5 Ways To Shop Sales and Save Money:

1. Browse the stores you like before they have a sale, so you know what you like and the original price the items sold at before they get marked down.

2. Don’t get overwhelmed at the multiple racks of deals. Focus on what styles, labels, and colors look best on you. Do Not focus on the price! A bargain is
no bargain when it is not right for you, no matter how inexpensive it may now be.

3. Keep your receipts, and if the items you purchased get marked down within two weeks of being purchased, most stores will credit you the difference.

4. Ask stores like Bloomingdales, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor if they have any coupons for you to use towards your purchases. Often the salespeople are very
generous with what they have hidden in their drawers.

5. The days after Christmas are a bargain hunter’s delight. That sweater that was not right for one woman, is perfect for you and truly now is 30 to 50% off
Always get a price check on an item at this time of year, as often the sales people are too busy to place the reduced price on the ticket, and you might miss
out on a deal if you don’t ask for them to scan the tag. Take advantage of the After Christmas Sales!!

5 Ways To Shop Sales and Save Money

Scarlett’s insight & knowledge of color choices, jewelry shapes and neckline styles has helped me create a successful system for my wardrobe. Her approachability & understanding of my concerns was key for my choosing her to be my stylist. From conference rooms & classes to client consultations, I now have more confidence & “curb appeal!” Thank you Scarlett!
—Margaret Ann Innis – Decorate To Sell

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Guess How Much?

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It is no secret to my clients, friends and family that I love a deal. I don’t just love saving money, I also can find a way to save money for clothes and accessories that make even the seasoned sales people gasp with envy and admiration.

I can’t stop myself, as it is in my genes. My mother was a master at stretching a dollar, and I learned not just how to save money but also get higher value merchandise for lower prices.

Since I started paying for my own clothes at the age of 16, I have had plenty of time and experience to hone my money saving skills and I love doing the same for my clients when I take them shopping.

No matter what my client’ s budget may be, I feel there is no need to pay more than necessary so I hit the sales racks first and look for style and quality as opposed to the name on the label.

Recently I was hired by a loving and generous gentleman, for me to to create an outfit for a very important job interview for his sister. He thought perhaps I could find a few other pieces to give her some other options. He gave me a budget to work with and here is what she left the store with:

3 bras
1 leather handbag
2 pairs jeans
1 pair black pants
1 jacket
8 tops

Based on the budget I was working with, I took her to Macy’s and had their coupons in hand.

So guess how much the total was?

A. $500

B. $400

C. $300

D. $200

Place your guess in the comment’s box below, be sure to select Notify me of follow-up comments by email so you will see what the total  dollars spent really was when I post the answer in the comments box after 48 hours of sending out this post.

 

“I highly recommend hiring Scarlett! She helped me purge the out-of-date and unattractive clothes from my closet, showed me new ways to wear my existing clothes & accessories to highlight my face and figure, and emailed me almost 50 pictures that evening of all of the outfits she put together. In addition, Scarlett made a list of the items I needed to purchase and can be hired to shop with me to make sure I make the best decisions. No more wasting time and money buying the wrong clothing items. She was a pleasure to work with and I had a great time in the process.” —Denise Baliotti The Finished Room

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