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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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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My Fave Fall Trends !!!

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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¬† ūüôā

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

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See you at the Vogue!!

 

 

 

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Party Rocking at Your Best

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It’s happened to us all before.¬†You have an important party or event to attend and you simply don’t feel like going because you don’t feel you look your best. This usually is an issue when you’re meeting with people that haven’t seen you in some time or meeting someone where landing a good first impression is crucial. The experience itself can make any one selfconcious but add a bad haircut,¬†an extra five pounds, or¬†a lack of a stylish ensemble,¬†and you have a recipe for a party pooper.

But there’s no need to avoid the party all together. We’ve¬†come up with some great tips to turn¬†around any¬†to-be¬†sour party moments.

1. Draw attention to your best features.

While you may be completely focused on¬†your¬†“bad” haircut, make others notice your beautiful statement earrings or smoky eye make up. Pin up shorter layers to help those features steal the show.

2. Wear comfortable clothes that fit your shape.

Yes,¬†ideally we would¬†¬†have lost those extra five pounds by the party date, but unfortunately it’s not always possible. Instead of squeezing into a tight dress that might make others realize you’ve put on a little weight and make you feel self conscious all night, wear something that fits to the point where you feel comfortable and able to breathe. Usually comfort can turn in to confidence and confidence translates to beauty in others’ eyes.

3. Accesorize, accesorize, accesorize!

Didn’t have time to run to the store for this season’s latest trend? Don’t stress. Run to your closet and find a classic look for the event your attending (something that you can’t pinpoint to a certain year). Now think of accesories that will help make the ensemble look more modern. If you don’t currently own any, run to favorite jewelry store already dressed and ask for a store associate to help you find something that will “pop”. As we all know, it’s much easier and quicker to shop for accesories than it is for a new outfit and being already dressed will help you see the “whole” picture.

We hope this blog has you soon feeling like a million bucks. Put these suggestions in to play and you’ll be ready to party in no time!

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Minty Fresh

Why is mint so hot for summer 2012? This frosty shade is a lovely mix between blue and green and gives off a light, airy vibe. Mint pairs well with many colors, but we especially love how it looks with yellow, pink and teal. Mix and match a mint-colored item with one of those shades for a gorgeous and spring-appropriate look.

 

 

Don’t think you can pull off a full on minty look? Try easing in to it with mint accesories and you’ll soon see the appeal of this seemingly unusual color trend. Have you tried this look as of yet? What kind of feedback did you get from your friends? Let us know below with a comment!

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Color Woes

Have you ever looked in your closet and seen so much black overpowering your wardrobe and thought, “Ozzy Osborne would be proud.” ? This happens to great number of us I think, myself included. And it seems as much of a conscientious effort I make to purchase clothes of a different shade, I’m drawn to black or it’s nearest sibling, gray.

So a question many of us ask is: How can I make my wardrobe less gloomy?

First off, we need to quit justifying our gray-scale purchases saying things like “This is truly a wardrobe staple I can wear anytime of the year.” However true that may be, you must remember, you have said that the last several times you’ve gone shopping and one can only have so many black staples.

Second of all, dress for the season. If it’s spring you’ll feel much more fashion forward and alive wearing fresh vibrant colors and people will instantly view you as someone who is happier and ready for whatever the world throws at them. Even if it’s a baby step such as mixing a spring colored blouse with some black pants or throwing on a neon color blouse under that black blazer. Every little bit counts and makes a huge difference.

And last but not least, however flattering black may be, colors that truly bring out the best in your skin or eye color will draw attention AWAY from any problems areas you think you have and give you a truly polished look.

Think of these three things next time you are out shopping and write them on your hand or stick a post it with these reminders on to your credit card next time you are tempted to purchase something black, when your closet would honestly be better without it.

Have you personally dealt with your color woes? How did you accomplish breaking the habit? Tell us in your comments!