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Need To Edit Your Closet?

Hello Beautiful Ladies!! There is something you may not know about your closet…but your clothes need BREATHING room!!! They told me 🙂

No matter the size of your closet, you should be able to see every item without rummaging! Really…you should! A good rule of thumb that I use is: Consider donating or consigning anything you haven’t worn in the past year.

But sometimes, we can be at a loss for what we should keep and what we should toss.  So, I’m going to share the very same tips that I will be using tonight on my closet…Let’s get to work girls!

What to Keep:

  1.  Wardrobe Basics: These include your best winter jacket, favorite blazer and “still in high-quality” staples.
  2. Event Dressing: You should always have a stunning LBD (little black dress) or pantsuit that fits you like a glove.

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3.  On-trend Items: These are the fun pieces that give your wardrobe personality and help bring your basics back to life.

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4. Investment Splurges:  We all have at least one piece we’ve splurged on.  Whether it was an impulse shoe, or the leather jacket that was a must-have,  we all need confidence-boosters in our closet! (See our blog on Why Confidence is always in)

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5.  And lastly, we have the “Sentimentals”:  This might be your first Designer handbag or your grandma’s ring, they’ll always be in style and have a great story to boot.

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Now, we have come to the harder part… what to say goodbye to…

  1.  Get rid of anything that has tags and you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months, odds are you won’t.
  2. You really don’t need multiples of specific items. Unless you regularly use a uniform, you don’t need 5 of the same things in your closet.
  3. Why keep items that just don’t fit right. You will feel better knowing that all the things in your closet are comfortable and actually allow you to breathe. Send the rest to consignment or donation, depending on the condition.
  4. Well loved items can be let go, really! If your favorite tee has seen better days and it makes you look like 90’s grunge, let it go and gain some needed space in your closet. No one needs that style coming back again 🙂

Okay, these are the tips I will be using, hope they help you gain control of your space again and feel like the empowered woman you are!

Enjoy your closet cleanse!

-Rebecca

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5 Tips on How to Look Taller

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1.  Wear the Flare!

Fitted jeans with a distinct flare at the bottom, create the illusion of a longer leg and can be used with a waist length top.  Remember to have the hem of the pants hit the top of the heels that you’re rocking that day!

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2.  More Maxi Skirts Please!

A well-cut maxi skirt can give the appearance of looking taller.  Choose a solid version that skims the length of your body to create a long vertical line. ( keep your top fitted, of course) Have the hemline go as long as you can go, without tripping, and have wedges or heels underneath.

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3.  Low Cut Vamp

Vamp is the portion of the shoe that cuts across your foot at the front or the base of the toes.  Instantly elongate your legs with a low cut vamp, and for the mile-long legs, find a pair of flesh-toned heels.

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4. Wear V-Neck Blouses…

Tops with plunging v-necks give the illusion of a longer, leaner torso. so keep this in mind when shopping for this season’s tops…

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5. Wear all one color…

This is a trick for all body types to look chic and give a long vertical illusion.  When dressing monochromatically, your outfit has one uninterrupted line from head to toe that elongates your silhouette, making you appear slimmer and taller than you actually are.

Have fun and try out these tips when shopping with us girls at Vintage Vogue!  See you soon!

  -Rebecca 🙂

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My Fave Fall Trends !!!

Well Hello There!!

As seasons change, we are all starting to decide what our fall look will be this year….I chose to look at Elle magazine for some inspiration.  At first it was overwhelming but then you have to decipher the crazy runway looks, and everyday life, and you, the real everyday woman…

So to give you a headstart, I tried to narrow down all of their trends to my

Fave Five:

  1.  The Color Redred outfit

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Power it up girls, Red is officially the color for fall 2017, states Elle Magazine.  Add a splash of red, or Head to Toe in red, for the bold sexy look of red!!

2.  70’s Plaid

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Pants, Coats, even formal gowns- Bright Versatile plaid will keep you trendy as you’re out and about this coming season!

3. Retro Hats

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Brimmed, Bucket and all types of textiles…..Retro and Vintage Hats will be a big part of the fall/winter season this year…oh and yeah!! Finally an excuse not to do my hair for the day…Heehee  🙂

4. Vintage Floral Prints

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Just like the fresh plaid, you’re going to love this vintage floral print making a come-back from tops to gowns and personally I’m LOVING it!!

5.  Mid-length Flouncy Skirts

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This trend is so fun and easy, and probably the most versatile!  You have so many different looks depending on the shoe it’s paired with, flats, boots, heels, etc…Oh and did I mention… Flattering for ALL figures !

 

So that’s it ladies my Fave Five for this fall! Want to share which one is your favorite for this fall? Go ahead and let me know, share with us your thoughts. By the way do you have some ideas, certain topics or issues you face when it comes to your fall shopping and you want me to blog about? Go ahead and shoot me an email ..would love to hear about it at rebecca@shopthevogue.com

Rebecca 🙂
See you at the Vogue!!

 

 

 

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The New Transitional You

OK Ladies!!

I’ve been researching different ways to make my closet transitional, (you know getting ready for fall, but still sooo hot) ((Texas weather, right?)) have a new look, and still stay within budget.   🙂

I think that I found some great pointers to share with my girls at the Vogue! Try Getting these 10 must haves and lets see how your closet feels then!!

1.The Transitional Dress     

 

1. The Transitional Dress
Try a transitional dress that will look nice when paired with sandals or tights and boots.

 

2. Classic Hobo 

The Classic Hobo
Sleek and Chic, Stretch your look with a Classic seasonless Boho bag!

 

3. Relaxed Trousers

 

The Relaxed Trouser
Easy Pants that are also a classic. Dress them up or down, flats or booties, Tee or fancy Blouse!

 

4.  Closed Toe Slides

 

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No matter the season, these shoes are happening. Take it from a chic flat to a preppy loafer, refine the whole look.

 

5.  The Statement Earring

 

The Statement Earring
Huge Hoops, Oval Orbs…find those big bold pairs of earrings and they will carry through from a maxi dress to leather jackets!

 

6.  Night Out Blouse

 

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Date Night? No Stress! Pair up some skinny jeans with strappy heels and a fun top, and step out like you mean it!

 

7. A Patterned Watch

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Apple Watch or not…play with prints by switching up your bands or watch faces and go bold!

 

8.  Perfect Shirt

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A Crisp Blouse never looked so good, and in so many different ways!

 

9. Satin Shoes

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Ballet Flats, Block heels, ankle booties, even sneakers, Satin is a year round stunner!

 

10.  The 9-5 Dress

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Easiest Way I know to have a complete outfit in minutes, have some favorites, and look polished in no time!

 

Well I will be working on my key essentials, hope you get yours in order too! Then clean out the extras and bring them to The Vogue for the added satisfaction of CLEAN!

See you soon at the Vogue!

-Rebecca

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Survival Guide to Shopping with your Mother

ImageFor some of us shopping with our mother is a pleasant experience filled with cherished mother-daughter moments. For others though, the experience can be closest compared to a painful bikini wax with irritation that lingers for days.

With vacation days upon us, these shopping trips may become more frequent so below we have provided you with a brief survival guide to cope with mother-daughter shopping season. Happy shopping!

Mother-Daughter Shopping Survival Guide

1. Bring a shopping list. If you are out shopping with the purpose of buying items you need, take a list. Share the items on the list with your mom to speed up the pointless looking around that may occur to either of you. This will save time and frustration for both of you ladies.

2. Be firm, but pleasant. If you are NOT out shopping with the purpose of buying items you need, set a budget. Some wonderful lovingmoms think you look beautiful in everything and somehow make you feel certain purchases are justified when deep down you know the item will most likely hang in your closet until you just decide to consign it at Vintage Vogue. A budget will allow you to keep firm but pleasant because the fact that you didn’t purchase the mom-approved item will be all because of a budget and not that it just wasn’t your taste.

3.  Humor one another and try on items recommended by your mother, even if you know there isn’t enough money in the world they could pay you to wear it. Your mother dressed you for however many years (stop holding it against her!) and still feels she knows what looks good on you and sometimes mother does know best. OR you both might just get a good laugh and your mom will get to know your taste even more. A win-win!

4. Savor the moment. We never know what tomorrow will bring, so if you are blessed enough to have a mother with whom to shop..enjoy it! Find out what tends to frustrate you about the experience and prepare what you might do or say to avoid any unpleasant situations. If you find yourself getting impatient, separate yourself if only for a few moments.

Always remember, compromising and patience usually produces a pleasant experience!

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Ready to make some money this fall?

Getting ready for the fall season…Check out these great tips from How to Consign..

How to Consign

It’s almost time to take your early-fall items in to your favorite shop. Will you make some money this fall?

Whether you anticipate selling, consigning, or donating to your favorite worthy cause, there are simple, easy ways to make more money on gently-used home and wardrobe items. From our HowToConsign site:

Prepare your items for consignment or resale to make more money 

Make your consignment fresh as a daisy to turn your cluttered closets into cashMaking your items look their best gives you a boost in resale value. Why? The better it looks, the better it sells. Here’s how making your things shine can mean more success:

  • Freshly-cleaned and groomed items will appeal to the shopkeeper, which means they will be more likely to be accepted for sale in the shop. Remember, the shopkeeper will not accept items that she or he doesn’t believe will sell. If it’s not immaculate, that’s a big strike against it, no matter how desirable it…

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Kentucky Derby on a Texan Dime

kentucky-derby-fashion-f05b5a7744cd3202The Derby itself, I can’t say has or will ever interest me much, but the sheer femininity of the fashion sported at this occasion is too much not to blog about! It’s all so Southern Belle and very refreshing! Maybe not as everyday fashion of course, but it’s fun to play dress up every now and again and pretend you’re off to meet Mr. Rehtt Butler. Am I right ladies?

Some may choose to have a Kentucky Derby themed party or simply decide to dress up for any special occasion. At any rate the hat is definitely key. Stated directly on the official site are some interesting pointers to achieve a flawless look.

Dress or Hat –  Which Comes First?

You can exhale – there are two answers here!

Some will say that you absolutely get the outfit first. Then you design your hat to go with the outfit. (The argument here is that it’s easier to custom design a hat than to “make” an outfit to go with a hat!)

Then there are those who say that you must definitely purchase, create or design your hat before picking out the outfit.

Most often in this case, matching the dress (or outfit) to your hat involves personal preference, however keep a few things in mind in getting dressed:

* If your hat is having a pattern party, keep the dress design simple. * If the hat is simple and elegant, keep the outfit simple also for a classy look. * If you want a funky outfit, keep it consistent and accent the hat most of all! * If you have long hair, showcase a ponytail slightly to side or keep it down to one side to highlight the color on your face.

Now we did say this was Kentucky Derby on a Texan dime so to keep the outfit under a certain budget you may want to visit your local consignment store to find a hat. It doesn’t need to be flashy because you can always create an elegant hat using materials from around the house and garden. Not to mention make a visit to your local craft shop for your decorating needs.  This will create a buzz with your friends and family, perhaps even win a contest at your local party.

Remember to wear fresh Spring colors and you will be the belle of the ball!