fashion tips, Shop News

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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Consignment Info, Uncategorized

Don’t just shop…shop resale/consignment..

Who is not trying to tighthen their belts? Financially that is…well maybe in your middriff too, wouldn’t hurt (but that’s another post).  Like many others, my hubby and I are watching our cash flow. One way to do this and I have done so for many years is shopping resale recommended by many financial experts. Well that’s why I decided to open a resale/consignment boutique, there were none that I enjoyed in the area (again thats a story for another post).  Early this week we had the bad news that clothing prices were going way up. That hurts! So now is the time to learn how to buy resale/consignment. Now why do I say “learn” how to buy resale/consignment? Well it’s because it’s a whole other way of shopping…you don’t just go in and find a particular shoe and ask the clerk the size you want and maybe the color you want, nope you can’t do that here. Here are some savvy tips that will help you like:

  1. Map out a route of the resale shops you want to visit.
  2. Shop frequently. The more often you visit, the better buys you’ll find.
  3. Look for the unlikely.
  4. Canvass every corner, poke through all sizes, explore all departments.
  5. When you see something that calls out to you, grab it! Chances are it won’t be there the next time you visit.

Now I don’t want all of you to start shopping resale/consignment all… but all the time…we still need for some of you to buy retail, so that we can purchase your clothes.  Here is a link on some other ways to save money on your clothes from MSN: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.moneycentral.msn.com%2FInvesting%2FDispatch%2Fvideo.aspx%3Fcp-documentid%3D4213ec44-b6f4-4d57-8d93-6b241bf0c7e9%26from%3Dcp%255Eiv2_en-us_money_blogs-ss-MoneyTalks%26fg%3DMSNmoney-blogs&h=9489c

Don’t just shop resale, shop Vintage Vogue!
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