So I’ve been on the austerity budget. I’m moving this weekend. I’m saving up for our Paris Shopping Trip. And other more boring things I won’t go into here. But the point is, I, and probably you, don’t have endless funds to spend on all the fab things quickly arriving in the stores this time of year. So frustrating.
But some of my favorite fall staples are wearing out, and I either need to repair them or replace them. I bet you do, too.
If you’re asking if your jeans are still in style…No, no they are not.
Dolls, let me share something with you. Most of your clothes are tired, dated or just plain wrong for you. Unless we’ve been in your closet in the past few years. It’s time to clean out your closet. But, we got this. We employ a safely-guarded algorithm and a series of equations to determine when, if and how you replace or add new fall pieces to your fall wardrobe. And neither you or I can afford to mess this up, because once you spend a dollar on something, it needs to go to work for you. So you can retire it when its end comes and celebrate the gifts it gave you, like making you feel pretty, or 5 pounds lighter, or smugly in style. And then happily move on to greener pastures.
Spoiler alert: I have news for you. You need to update your jeans WAY more than you think you do. Denim rinses and washes have a much shorter shelf life than you probably think. It’s probably time to replace your jeans.
But guess what? You don’t have to pay $200, or even $100, for your jeans. Not with us you don’t.
Ok sweaters. Do your sweaters have those fuzzy balls all over them caused by pilling? Don’t toss them! You can de-fuzz them with a sweater shaver.
But sweaters (and knits) do become boxy over time from repeated dry-cleanings. It’s time to toss them when this happens. Also, if you buy acrylic sweaters (for shame!), they pill if you even look at them, so stay away from them and buy natural fibers. ALL natural fibers, including cashmere and merino wool, will pill. The finer cashmere sweaters take longer to pill, but they will pill.
T-shirts and knits in general. They shrink and get boxy. They start out great – all nice and rectangular. Then bit by bit, without your even realizing it, one day your soft and favorite long sleeve winter t-shirts are big squares. Big boxy squares. And guess what you look like when you wear a square? A square. Not an hourglass.
And shoes. Are the tips of the toes scuffed? Are you wearing holes in the soles? Don’t toss them! A cobbler can repair the soles and shine the scuffs so they’re almost as good as new.
But if your shoes have chunky heels, square toes (we don’t like squares), or are generally tired and dated, time to toss.
Trendy jewelry. If you bought a piece of jewelry that was all the rage 5 years ago, or even 2 years ago, I hope for your sake you did not overspend on it because of what I’m about to tell you. You need to toss it. Wearing an outdated trend, whether it be jewelry or anything, is a surefire way to age yourself. This is why we are so adamant about not overspending on certain items.
Now, ask yourself, have you bought the following items in the last five years? If not, it might be time to toss and replace.
These are the Big Ticket Items you need to think about updating this fall if you haven’t in the last 5 years. And when you let us shop for you, not only will you end up with the perfect coat/boot/handbag that you’ll love and use for years to come, but you might
save up to 20% with our exclusive discounts reserved for our clients. Huge.
Don’t delay. Our calendar is filling up and it’s not even September. Fall arrivals are in the stores and we love what we are seeing! Leather skirts! Fabulous suede boots! Cozy plaid flannel! Wait – I’m starting to get into fall trends – that’s coming next week. But now you better email us to get an appointment for your closet and to shop with the pros who know how to get you the best, and how to give you the perfect wardrobe for the way you love to live.
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Summer is almost over. Can you believe it? Yes. Yes, I can.
But wait, it’s still hot down here in the south. We in Nashville are dealing with temps above 100 this week. Ok, so the heat index will be above 100, but that’s basically the same thing. And the humidity? Lordy it’s terrible for the hair. And sweating.
But moving on.
How do you dress for the last dog days of summer when it’s freakin’ hot but you’re drooling over J.Crew’s new fall cashmere and you’d really like to wear it to the first football game?
Well, dolls. First of all don’t wear your summer eyelet sundresses. They’re done til next spring. But don’t wear wool yet either. Duh.
Here’s what to wear:
White jeans with a neutral color t-shirt instead of your sorbet-colored ones.
White jeans with a denim shirt.
You can also swap out your white t-shirts for a grey t-shirt. Grey goes with everything white does, and will feel more like a transitional piece without feeling so hot.
Swap out your white jeans for faded jeans. To ease you into the transition. It’s still too hot for dark rinse.
Ok if you do wear a sundress, forget the bright florals a la Lilly Pulitzer and go with one in navy or even white, but pair it with brown wedges and fall-looking jewelry like wooden beads instead of shell jewelry and beach-themed accessories.
Speaking of accessories. Pull out your leopard print heels and flats and put them back in the rotation. Instead of your rope and cork wedges.
Labor Day is this weekend if you hadn’t realized that quite yet. aka The Official End of Summer. You’re welcome. Hey, we pride ourselves in being truth-tellers. But here’s some good news. We have loads and loads of exciting new fall content for the blog, and we’ll be rolling out some very special announcements, too. So stay tuned, and share with a friend! We’re just trying to make the world a better place for you.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out all our wardrobe services at www.tinaadamsconsulting.com/services and email us at email@example.com.
I just got a facelift. No anesthesia. No pain. No bruising. No down time. I know, right!
Ok, ok, here’s the skinny. It’s almost Fall, which is a great time to make some personal updates. Soooo, I had my brows done by the Brow Whisperer, Brett Freedman, at Private Edition in Nashville last week. He calls it Brow Wow. And he’s done brows for the likes of Reba, Katy Perry, Amy Poehler, Katherine Zeta-Jones, Jane Fonda, Erin Andrews and me (ha).
So here’s me in process : (sorry, my photo editor had the day off)
And here’s the finished product. Disclaimer: I have on ZERO makeup, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t brush my hair either. My excuse is it was Saturday and I’m low maintenance during the day so this is not an anomaly, sad to say. I need someone to follow me around and tell me things like “brush your hair” and “just put on some lipgloss.”
Ok, here is another example of Brett’s work, a before and after:
Speaking of Brett’s program, here it is. And for a low-maintenance girl like myself, I have actually been following this program for a week now, even during the day, as an add-on to my lipgloss. And it takes like 60 seconds. You can do it.
All the best,
Ever wonder how we create a total look for you? How we build your perfect wardrobe?
We’re wardrobe consultants, which means we are the architects of your wardrobe, the personal trainers to your closet, helping you build the perfect wardrobe for your lifestyle over time. The image you convey and speak to the world without ever speaking a word. We know how much to focus on the trends and how much to invest in the classics. We love a classic white blouse and a great pair of jeans. The perfect handbag. The fabulous heel. But we do love a cheap thrill here and there to round out a classic wardrobe.
We create a Total Look; a workable wardrobe for your shape, coloring, personal tastes, stage in life and budget; a wardrobe containing pieces that multi-task in multiple seasons, that can be re-invented year after year. Wear the same dress to a cocktail party in June, a business dinner in October, a funeral in February, all by changing up the accessories. The same top with a skirt or jeans, depending on the occasion.
Here is a window into a photo shoot we did with designer Rachel Halvorson for the cover of Garden & Gun that perfectly illustrates our process. Well, we just picked out her outfits, but you get the jist.
1. Start with the foundation.
2. Add a wow factor – an accessory that feels like you, maybe has a special memory or that you just plain love but can’t explain why.
3. Finish the look with the right boot. I mean shoe. If your shoes are wrong, your whole look is wrong. Sorry, but that’s just the truth. I didn’t make that edict, but I do stand by it.
Then address the hair and makeup. Rachel is bee-u-tiful, so that was pretty much taken care of by herself. But guess what dolls? We are rolling out some very exciting additions for you to our wardrobe packages that include hooking you up with the right professionals for your beauty routine. We’ve done this on the side for a while, and never charged for it. Now we have a real system to connect you with the salon and beauty professionals you need – and guess what? We’re still not going to charge you extra for it! Stay tuned and watch for our new website and luxury-filled packages to come in the next few weeks.
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Tina, here So I’ve been on the austerity budget. I’m moving this weekend. I’m saving up for our Paris Shopping Trip. And other more boring things I won’t go into here. But the point is, I, and probably you, don’t have endless funds to spend on all the fab things quickly arriving in the stores […]
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Tina, here.Summer is almost over. Can you believe it? Yes. Yes, I can. But wait, it’s still hot down here in the south. We in Nashville are dealing with temps above 100 this week. Ok, so the heat index will be above 100, but that’s basically the same thing. And the humidity? Lordy it’s terrible […]