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Closet Makeover Part 2

Closet Makeover Part 2

In my last blog, I gave you a sneak peek into how I re-organized and beautified my client’s closet in California.

Today, you’ll see more and yes, I know that she is very lucky to have a large closet.

Please know that everything I did in terms of organizing will also work in your own closet, no matter how small or big it may be.


I used the floor shoe rack for sneakers and hiking boots, tucked into a corner instead of where it was before under the window.

Tip 1 – Keep all your shoes in one place. In the photo above you can see she had some on the floor, upper shelves, and more in bins. This is very common, but not a good use of space.
Instead, keep them all together on the floor, or if you are lucky enough to have shelves, store them there. See the above-after photo.

Note: Donate or consign the shoes you no longer can, or will wear again.

Tip 2 – Use all the same hangers for your clothes. No plastic or wire ones…please!

Tip 3 – Use see-thru plastic boxes for shoes. It’s ok to use a regular cardboard box now and then too, or use the clear boxes for larger shoes/booties.

Tip 4 – Use a pretty laundry bin. Here’s the one I found for this closet makeover.

Tip 5 – Hang like with like. Sleeveless with sleeveless, short sleeves with shorts, etc.

Tip 6 – If you are fortunate enough to have room for a rug and chair or bench, then use it! I asked my client if she had an extra chair and rug, and much to my delight, she did!

You can transform your closet with tips 1 to 5 in a matter of hours, and find pieces you forgot you had, and recognize those you need to say goodbye to.

P.S. I redid another of her closets which I’ll share one day as well.


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Tips For Stress-Free Shopping

Tips For Stress-Free Shopping

The photo below is of an actual warehouse sale I went to. 😳

It also is how most of my clients view shopping for clothes.

Overwhelming, confusing, and impossible. But, if you shop knowing what works best on you, then it’s soooo much easier to go through the racks and zero in on what you should try on, versus leaving empty-handed, depressed, and stressed.

Shopping is only stressful when it’s unsuccessful.

Note: I walked out with a pair of $230 Paige jeans for just $25.
That’s all I bought and no stress was involved.

On a completely other note, I dressed up my website, ScarlettImage.com, and would love for you to take a look and let me know what you think.

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Top 5 Styling Tips – 2023

Top 5 Styling Tips – 2023

Top 5 Styling Tips

It’s time to wrap up 2023, but before you do…

Take a look back at my Top 5 styling tips for stylish inspiration and motivation.

Four have helpful styling tips for you, and the other great shopping finds for yourself and the special people in your life.

1. My Favorite Things To Buy 2023
2. How To Make a Good First Impression
3. The Secret to a Flattering Neckline
4. Here Is How To Look Thinner In Photos
5. How You Could Have Your Own Pretty Woman Experience

Wishing you and yours cherished moments to share and love.

You deserve to love seeing your
reflection in the mirror!

I understand that want to finally love the clothes you wear and how you look in them.
Start your year knowing which style of clothes you should be wearing and buying.
Get transformation inside and out, when you Book a complimentary 30-minute Know What to Wear Zoom call with me. You’ll learn how to feel confident, stylish, and excited to get dressed every day!

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Is This Neckline Wrong For YOU Too?

The Secret to a Flattering Neckline

Sometimes the shape and width of a neckline can ruin your outfit.

And you might not even know it.

I love this top, see the above photo, but the neckline was too wide and showed more than it should.

Is This Neckline Wrong For YOU Too?

To solve this problem, I took a pin and slightly gathered the fabric, see photo below; voila, my neckline is no longer too wide for my features and my bra straps are no longer exposed.

Often it’s the little details that can make your clothes right or wrong for you. So when you put something on be a detective and do a little snooping around and pay attention to the details.

If you are looking for style transformation not just information, Book a Zoom call to find out how to work with me in-person or virtually, and finally love the clothes you wear and how you look in them.

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Wardrobe Evaluation Quiz

Answer the Wardrobe Evaluation Quiz below to find out if your closet is your BFF or frenemy. 

 

Do you often find yourself with a closet full of clothes but still feeling like you have nothing to wear?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Sometimes: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Do you dread clothes shopping and find it to be a frustrating or overwhelming experience?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Occasionally: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Do you frequently feel frumpy or unfashionable in your clothing choices?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Sometimes: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Have you ever thought that everyone around you is dressed better than you?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Occasionally: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Do you often buy clothes on impulse and later regret the purchase?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Sometimes: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Is your wardrobe overflowing with items that you rarely or never wear?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Occasionally: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Have you kept clothing items that no longer fit you or haven’t been in style for years?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Sometimes: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Do you struggle to put together outfits that make you feel confident and stylish?

A) Yes: 1 point

B) No: 0 points

C) Occasionally: 1 point

D) All of the above: 2 points

 

Scoring: Time to Evaluate & Elevate Your Wardrobe!

 

0-4 points: Keep up the good work and enjoy looking and feeling stylishly confident. 

 

5-8 points: You need to break free from your wardrobe rut! Stop letting those moments of frustration dictate your days and self-esteem. Get your seat and the *recording of my  Know What To Wear Workshop to learn my tips on how to find and wear clothes that give you style and self-confidence.

 

9-16 points: Enough is enough. You’ve felt this frustration for way too many years, and please know you’re not alone. If you’re tired of the same old battles, longing for a wardrobe that makes you feel confident and ready to be seen, there’s no better time than now to stop the pain! 

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Reserve your seat and get the *recording of my Know What To Wear Workshop to get the tips and tricks to say bye-bye to feeling frumpy and embrace a style that gets positive attention, self-confidence, and excited to get dressed for any occasion.

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Want to make your waist look smaller?

Want to make your waist look smaller?

Raise your hand if you:

Want to make your waist/tummy look smaller?

OMG, that’s a lot of hands up!!!!! 😲😲😲

When you need or want, to distract from a wider middle and/or hips, you need to bring attention to your shoulders.

By bringing the eye up, the middle and bottom will be less noticeable.

Use color blocking, patterns, puffy or flouncy shoulders, scarves, and statement necklaces, not a thin strand of pearls or a small pendant-style piece, to bring the focus up and away from below.

The tops below, are examples of how color blocking and a flouncy sleeve can make small shoulders look broader, waists more defined, and take away attention from anything below you may wish was smaller.

Want more tips like these?

I’ll be conducting a virtual workshop next month, giving the tips to help you choose the right clothes,
and stop wasting money on the wrong ones. To receive notifications when enrollment opens up, please message me on my official Scarlett Image Facebook Page and send the message ‘More Styling Tips Please’ to learn how to Stop Stressing About Dressing.

You can also book a Zoom call with me and find out how I’ll find the perfect clothes for YOU. 

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Beware Pop-Up Ads

Beware Pop-Up Ads

Raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen head over heels for a dress, shirt, or pair of pants while scrolling through your social media feed, or casually browsing online?

Oh, those vibrant colors, perfectly draped fabrics, and models looking like they’ve just stepped out of a fashion fairytale – it’s like a siren’s song luring us into a sea of shopping temptation. 

But here’s the twist: what arrives at your door might resemble what you saw in the ad about as much as flip-flops do to stilettos.

Beware Pop-Up Ads

It’s the classic tale of the bait and switch – the dress that looked like it was spun from dreams turns out to be spun from something that feels like plastic wrap, the color that seemed so alive on your screen is now closer to a distant cousin of its former self, and the fit that was supposed to be tailored perfection ends up making you look more like a makeover before than an after. 

Now, let’s talk about quality – or lack thereof. Remember the promise of a luxurious fabric that caresses your skin like a soft summer breeze? Well, brace yourself for something that might feel more like sandpaper in comparison. 

It’s not uncommon to discover that the “finely crafted” seams are unraveling at the sight of a gentle tug, or that the buttons have decided to take a leap of freedom just when you’re about to head out the door.

Before you get carried away, take a moment to peek behind the curtain – read reviews, and do a little detective work on the brand’s reputation. 

Make sure to share your own stories of successes and letdowns in a review, adding a dash of honesty and clarity to the enchanting mix of online shopping.

If you can hold yourself back, instead of buying from those pop-up ads, try shopping from more traditional retailers and designers. 

I’ve made a few mistakes myself, and don’t want you to do so as well. It was a humbling reminder that not all that glitters online turns out to be gold in reality.

True Story

A  dear friend ordered a wild and wacky outfit for a party and brought his purchase over to my house for me to share his experience with you. HERE it is. 

Note: the reason you can’t see how extreme the blurriness was like we could, is because the iPhone automatically corrected it.

Ladies, it’s time to shop smarter and say goodbye to fashion regrets! Book a Zoom call with me and find out how I’ll find the perfect clothes for YOU. 

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No Barbie for me…

No Barbie for me…

It’s Barbie mania out there!

Ah, those Barbie-less wonder years!

Growing up, I was the envy of all the other girls in the neighborhood because I never had a Barbie doll.

NOT!

Oh, my mother was quite the rebel, marching to the beat of her own drum! While everyone else was swooning over those impossibly proportioned dolls, my mom had a different plan for me. She believed in individuality and uniqueness, and she made it her mission to ensure I never felt pressured to conform to societal norms.

Instead of Barbie, she bought me wholesome Tammy and her sister Pepper.

Did you even know those two existed???

It was tough being the one with the different doll, but also educational.

Why be like everyone else?

My mom encouraged me to explore the world of creativity, adventure, and imagination by not copying others. No disappearing into the crowd for me.

When I wanted white Go-Go boots, she bought me orange ones.

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OK, she took it too far that time, but you get her intention.

Thanks to my mother, I’ve become a personal wardrobe stylist who loves to be unique, and creative.

Looking back, I’m incredibly grateful for my mom’s unconventional approach because it instilled in me a deep appreciation for being different and thinking outside the box.

Speaking of boxes, here I am in a Barbie box at the premier of the Barbie movie at The Prospector Theater where my son works.
Definitely check it out.

Here’s to being different!!!

Note: The Prospector Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing competitive and inclusive employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a first-run movie theater and online popcorn business.

Just like Barbie, we all have our own style magic! 🎀 Now, it’s time to embrace what makes you special. Are you ready to transform your style and love the clothes you wear? Book a Zoom call with me to find out how to work with me in person or virtually so you can finally love the clothes you wear and how you look in them.

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Strangers Could Compliment You Too

Strangers Could Compliment You Too

You know what’s awesome? When you wear an outfit that gets compliments.

Or when you contribute to a conversation, and people thank you for your two cents.

It always makes you smile – inside and out.

Compliments come in many forms, but when someone says, “Hey, you look great!”, it’s like a round of applause for your day!

Let’s be real, those compliments make you feel like you’re on top of the world, kind of like that day you get your hair done feeling.

When we dress in a way that makes us feel confident and gets those compliments rolling in, it’s a transformative experience that impacts you on multiple levels and I might add, is infectious.

You deserve to feel confident, appreciated, and downright fabulous! So please put on an outfit that gives you those feelings, even if your only place to go today is the supermarket.



And then she said…

Much to her delight, and mine, one of my wonderful clients is getting complimented about her outfits so often, she asked me to mail her my business cards for her to pass out.

Another cherished long-time client simply responds with “Thank you, it’s Scarlett” when people compliment her outfits.

Considering how much I strive to assure my clients get compliments not only from themselves but others as well, these experiences are one of my favorite compliments to receive. ❤️🤗❤️🤗

What’s your favorite compliment to get or give?

These are the business cards I mailed to my client, in a note card titled Applause. 🙂

Time for you to be noticed and receive the compliments you deserve, Book a Zoom call to find out how to work with me in-person or virtually and finally love the clothes you wear and how you look in them.

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