You know who I’m obsessed with on Pinterest? OP. That’s Olivia Palermo, kids. She’s this brilliant mix of classic and modern, a tiny bit edgy (she wears ripped jeans, oh my) and always just seems to be right, correct, appropriate. Especially this Fall. She does the middle part, thing, too. You know, my latest flirtation with living on the edge. She’s two parts ladylike to one part manrepeller. This tends to be a pretty good way to describe Nashville style for some, I’d say.
*note These girls are models, ok. They are not like you and me; they have those proportions that will make you say, well of course those clothes look good on them, they’re models! And they’ve been photoshopped. No one looks like they do, not even them. But listen, dolls, we know how to make you look and feel great in the right clothes for you. Just enjoy a few pics of some gals who model for a living, and laugh and thank God you don’t have to do it! For our wardrobe help, click here.
Poppy Delevingne: I’m one of these dressers who instead of planning whole outfits, I find a piece that I really fall in love with and then I sort of model everything around that. So when I was making my fall shopping selects on Piperlime, it was very important that all the pieces I chose were unique and were able to work with many different things. I’m also very into day-to-night dressing, I hate having to go home for an outfit change.
Dolce Vita Brigid $129.00
So Deidre at the Blowout Co was doing my hair and decided to do something radical and give me a middle part instead of my usual side part. And the result? She said I looked younger. She called it reverse aging. Nice, huh? It helped that I wasn’t wearing makeup (Ironic? No, keep reading). I was also wearing some color that day instead of all black. And, as it turns out, this was the hairstyle of my younger, preteen days.
And there you have it. The secret to reverse aging. Stop making beauty mistakes that age you.
Remember when you were little and all you wanted to do was grow up, wear makeup, and dress all in black like the cool, chic girls in NYC? Well, now, to look younger, my dears, the secret is less is more. Less makeup (too showgirl). Less invasive surgery (go subtle). Less black (too harsh against aging skin). And better hair (that’s just plain better).
Let’s illustrate shall we?
Starting with your hair color. It tends to get darker as we age before it goes grey. Well, as it turns out, darker isn’t always better when you are losing pigment, skin tone and have that dull non-rosy look. You may need to add some warm tones at least around your face.
And hairstyles? Let me say I happen to love Dolly Parton and think she can do no wrong, but she has managed to listen to her hair advisors (the wig stylists) who have rightly encouraged her over the years to go with softer layers around her face, and to warm up that color.
How about makeup – this is a biggy. Take notes. Stop with the shimmer and glitter.
No. More. Sparkle.
What about fillers and surgery? Do fillers make you look younger? I imagine they can, if done properly. But often now, a face full of filler, or worse, signs of dramatic plastic surgery, can actually signal you are fighting your age, and not very gracefully. As with everything, make sure you choose the right doctor and I’m sure you can have good results. But don’t overdo it, please. I want my nieces to grow up knowing that aging gracefully is beautiful and it is a badge of honor to earn a face with laugh lines and wrinkles.
What about clothing? The older we get, the more difficult it is to pull off pattern.
I think the easiest take-away here is to make sure you have the right hair color (lighter as you age), the right lipstick color (ditto), and to wear less black! For me, that would be stop wearing white all the time. I’m up for the challenge. If you need help with the right hair color and the right makeup, guess what? We have people. People who know this sort of stuff. We can connect you.
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Ok let’s talk Fall Fashion. Yay! Finally. And how befitting that it is New York Fashion Week, although it is Spring 2015 showtime. Whatever, we’re talking Fall Fashion today.
We’re going to cover what’s in and what’s out in fall fashion this year. And what needs to go on your buy it now list, but that will be later, so stick with us, dolls.
Let’s start with what’s out:
Big chunky necklaces à la the bubble necklace, bib necklaces, and your general big fake bauble numbers.
Bandage dresses and mini-mini skirts. These have been on my “what’s out” list before, but I added it again for your pleasure and my peace of mind, knowing I’m doing a good deed.
What’s in: I’m breaking it into 2 overall trends for this blog. Think Western Glam (I just made that up). Americana and Upscale Activewear. There will be more trends and what you need to buy now coming your way all fall. This is just a teaser.
Chanel did it. Burberry did it. There are several sub-categories, starting with fringe. As my friend Jenni says, fringe is in. And it is, in a big way. No need to go full on boho on me dolls. A little bit of fringe goes a long way.
Blanket sweaters and Navaho sweaters. Not too bulky, mind you. Proportion is key.
On the runway:
And in real life:
And again on the runway:
And in real life:
Plaid and flannel. Not in a lumberjack kind of way, but more elegant and feminine. Natch.
The bootcut. Bow, rejoice, hands up and every other happy stance. Not a
flared jean, but a skinny bootcut. These have been “in” since forever. They just happen to be getting their fair due this fall season.
On the runway:
In real life:
Let’s take a moment here and have a side conversation. Why are bootcut jeans more flattering? Because skinny jeans turn you into a weeble-wobble, with all the emphasis directed to your hips. A bootcut jean, which is fitted through the hip and thigh (very important) and slightly (again very important) flares out from the knee down, balances out the fullness of the hips.
Can you wear bootcut jeans with flats? Why, yes you can.
2. Upscale Activewear.
Sneakers. Still strong.
On the runway:
And in real life:
Sweatshirts. If you’re gonna do a sweatshirt, please make sure it reads luxe and not gym. There’s a big difference.
So there’s your first taste of what’s coning down the pike this fall. I’d start with a good ole plaid shirt (not the one you’ve had since the ’80′s – it’s too boxy I promise) and wear it with a pencil skirt to edge it up, or try a pair of Converse with jeans. Much, much more to come dolls!
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Labor Day, the official end of summer, has come and gone. So is it Fall yet? Kind of.
But let’s be real; it’s still hot during the day even if it’s cooler in the mornings and evenings. Makes it very difficult to know how to dress. You have questions like Can I still wear white jeans after Labor Day? What about my cork sandals? Sundresses? Is it too early for my leather pants? Or my boots? Here is your guide to what you can and can’t wear after Labor Day.
You can still wear white jeans or pants. Pair them with neutrals like caramel and grey tops, or a denim shirt, rather than your sunburst colors t’s.
You can still wear linen blazers and your cork sandals, but pair them with faded jeans for example, instead of summery dresses or madras plaid so that at least one element of your look is seasonally appropriate and not all elements shout summer.
It’s too early for your leather jacket, unless it is a lightweight suede or light leather, and it’ s not making everyone else around you sweat just to look at you. Your black moto jacket may just be too much visually this time of year – wait til October or the first chill hits.
It’s too early for your winter boots. There are some boots that are year round, like ankle boots and cowboy boots and even some knee boots. But hold off on the suede boots for now.
It’s too early for fur. Duh.
So, there you have it. Keep wearing your white jeans. And bring out the boots, at least the ankle boots and light leather knee boots. Be sure to check out our website for all our wardrobe services at www.tinaadamsconsulting.com/services and email us at email@example.com.
All the best,
Hey ladies! Deidre, here. I’m taking over the blog and ﬁlling in for Tina today to teach you the importance of good hair with great fashion.
Bad hair and makeup can age you like 20 years.
It doesn’t make a difference who you’re dressing up for- your husband, your enemy, your attractive neighbor, yourself… it comes down to the fact that no matter how fabulous your outﬁt choice of may be, people will automatically be drawn to the worst part about your appearance. It’s really unfortunate, but bad always receives more attention than good. Imagine if you saw a beautiful shiny red Lamborghini driving down Hillsboro Rd., but a mirror was hanging off the side. You wouldn’t comment on the obviously fresh wax job. You would smirk at the broken mirror. Anyone would. This, ladies, is the reason it’s never okay to wear a really great outﬁt with anything less than fabulous hair.
When you take extra time to educate yourself on all of Tina’s fashion advice and hand select your outﬁt for a special occasion, the last thing you want is for that ﬁerce style to be overlooked because you didn’t also put that same amount of effort into your hair. Don’t get me wrong- I love a good top knot or a side braid every now and then. I even love to have a hat day once in a while, but there’s nothing like beautifully styled hair to compliment your perfectly chosen wardrobe.
Let’s use Kate Gosselin as an example. Although you can’t exactly tell what outﬁt she’s wearing in this photo, I ﬁnd it hard to believe you’d notice anything about her appearance besides the unfortunate, and infamous, hair style.
However, when it’s styled properly, the whole look seems to ﬂow and there isn’t any negative focal point!
Now, onto a more personal real life example. Our favorite fashionista has learned the importance of well styled hair (which is why she let me post this blog), and when we compared Tina’s photos side by side, you’ll see why she realized she’ll never wear a great outﬁt with bad hair. Ever. There was no cutting or coloring that took place here. It’s just the power of a good blowout.
Now, I’m not saying you have to hire a professional to style your hair every time you’re dressing up (although I would love to see you all every week) but it is important to put the same amount of effort into every aspect of your look to ensure you’re always feeling conﬁdent and turning heads for positive reasons.
Want to experience the same excitement Tina did when we took her before and after photos? Be one of the first 10 (ten) to sign up for her fabulous Fall Shop & Style Package and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a bundle package of 4 blowouts, valued at $125, from The Blowout Co. of Nashville (www.blowoutco.com)!
I’ll even teach you how to make your style last so you’re not only saving time in the morning, but also looking and feeling your absolute best! (Ask Tina how long she rocks her do’s I give her).
Be sure to follow Tina on Instagram (@tinaadamsconsulting) and Twitter (@tinaadamsconsul) and like her on Facebook (facebook.com/tinaadamswardrobeconsulting). Share your before and after’s too so she doesn’t feel so alone and vulnerable. Tina made me write that.
Thanks for reading and have a great hair day!
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Tina, here. You know who I'm obsessed with on Pinterest? OP. That's Olivia Palermo, kids. She's this brilliant mix of classic and modern, a tiny bit edgy (she wears ripped jeans, oh my) and always just seems to be right, correct, appropriate. Especially this Fall. She does the middle part, thing, too. You know, my latest flirtation with living on the edge. [ 578 more words. ]
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Tina, here. You know who I’m obsessed with on Pinterest? OP. That’s Olivia Palermo, kids. She’s this brilliant mix of classic and modern, a tiny bit edgy (she wears ripped jeans, oh my) and always just seems to be right, correct, appropriate. Especially this Fall. She does the middle part, thing, too. You know, my […]
September 13, 2014
Tina, here. So Deidre at the Blowout Co was doing my hair and decided to do something radical and give me a middle part instead of my usual side part. And the result? She said I looked younger. She called it reverse aging. Nice, huh? It helped that I wasn’t wearing makeup (Ironic? No, keep […]