Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How to flatter a large bust

Greetings Fashionistas!

How to flatter/disguise a bigger bust without looking frumpy? You might have wondered this question many times. I know it's not easy. First, you need to have the right bra. Fit is key! Then, comes the tops. 

I found this image on Pinterest and thought it really helps flatter a larger bust without putting all the emphasis on that part of our body. I love the variety of top ideas.

What do you think about these tops? Let us know!

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.

Monday, August 29, 2016

How to wear a belt

Greetings Fashionistas!

Today, I'm sharing with you tips on how to wear a belt with a top. For me, this really helps because I'm short-waisted, and want to sometimes define my waist with a belt. Plus, no fashionista wants to look silly when choosing a belt for an outfit, right?

When I found this pin on Pinterest, I wanted to share with you because it illustrates with perfection and tells us which type of belt looks best with our silhouette.
Belting Tips:

Which type of belt looks best on you? Not sure? Let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Your personal fashion stylist
Jackie M.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Skirts for Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Greetings Fashionistas!

As I'm looking through the trends for fall and winter 2016-2017, I admired the beautiful skirts the designers created for us. Which ones will we see in the stores? Which ones will become part of our closets? We will find out soon. For now, I'm sharing with you the ones I like the most.

1. The Cowgirl

2. The Prints

3. The High-waisted skirts

4. The asymetrical skirt

5. The Gypsy skirt
Sophie Theallet Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show
Prada Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show:

There you have it! What do you think about these looks? Let us know!

Stay fabulous!
Your personal fashion stylist
Jackie M.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Closet Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

Greetings Fashionistas!

Today, I was going through my Pinterest feed and noticed a lot of closet capsules. A variety of images show how to basically organize your closet with basic essential pieces needed to mix and match your looks. 

So, as a personal fashion stylist, I decided to create a capsule of my own with basic pieces that can go together without much effort. If you are like me, you don't want to break your head when it comes to getting ready in the morning for work or going out on a date. 

The following is my fashion wardrobe capsule. Years of research and trial-and-error methods(which include plenty of fashion faux pas) have led me to sticking to classic pieces in classic colors. Of course, it doesn't mean you cannot have some fun with prints and colors, and mix in one or two trendy pieces(like velvet, which is going to be hot for fall). 

Closet Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

As you can see from this collection of pieces, I have stuck with the same palettes of colors. Nothing outrageous, and these pieces can be worn in every season. How great is that? The pieces I've chosen are my favorite colors, prints and cuts. They are inspirations based on classic silhouettes, and may not be your style. Go with you feel are made for you!

There you have it, fashionistas! Hope you like my first wardrobe capsule. Let me know what you think!

Stay fabulous!

Your personal fashion stylist
Jackie M.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Top Trends for Autumn/Winter 2016-2017

Greetings Fashionistas!

As we enjoy our Summer vacation, retail stores are filling their shelves with new fashions and accessories. Before I go shopping, I want to know what will be in style, what I would like to wear, and what I wanted to simple admire from afar. 

So, just for you, I did the research(thank you Pinterest) so you don't have to spend hours searching the net to find out what the style editors are suggesting for the upcoming cooler months.

Let's begin!

Here are the top trends(in no particular order)!

1. Colorful velvet
Renaissance Woman:

This trend I love. The richness of the fabric paired with jewel colors are the perfect combination.. Plus, if you like the Renaissance period, this trend is for you. Paired with the bell sleeves and corsets... sexy!

2. Sporty pullovers and girly skirts
Puffers and evening wear:
This trend is not for me. I like the sporty pullovers. I lived girly skirts. But not together. That said, you can try this trend out, and see if it is for you. 

3. Patent leather
Patent Leather Trench Coats:
The runways had the patent leather in trenchcoats, shoes and dresses. This trend reminds me of the 80s(which is another trend this season). I don't mind the patent shoes for a vintage look, but I'm not sure about the full-on patent look.

4. Sherling
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 Peaux lainées:
The sherling jacket is a classic for me. I like this trend.

5. Florals
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 imprimés fleurs:
Yes, for autumn too as per the designers. It gives a vintage feel. I like that. But be careful! Too much and it will look like a carpet. 

6. Off-the shoulder or one-shoulder tops
One-Arm Tops:
I like this trend...for summer and fall. Not sure how the off-the-shoulder would fit for winter when you live in the Canadian cold weather. I would wear this trend until it gets too cold... or for an evening look. All-in-all, you can never go wrong with showing off your shoulders.

7. Military jackets
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 manteaux militaire:
This trend is for me. I've always loved the military look. Not the full on look, but touches like khaki and camouflage motif, and of course the double-breasted jackets with wide lapels. To this jacket, add the combat boots(which is another trend for the season). And, if you want to go glam, add some sparkling earrings. 

8. Gloves
Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Accessory Trends: Knitted Gloves:
Ornate, short and long. I love gloves. So this trend is for me. This season, I'm going for the detailed gloves. Add some jewelry over the gloves for a glam look!

9. Single statement earrings
The 22 Trends, Fashion Ideas, and Styling Tricks We Loved from Fall 2016:
This trend reminds me of the way I wore earrings in the 80s. As a teenage girl, I would find different ways to wear jewelry. And I remember wearing a long earring in one ear and a stud earring in the other. I love this trend, and this would be one for me, especially for a night out.

10. The capelet
This is trend for hourglass and triangular silhouettes. This gives volume in the shoulders so it might not be for every body type. However, a nice feminine blouse with a capelet can be elegant.

11. The Victorian lady
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 Victorienne:
Collars, sleeves, lace, black, corsets, pearls... everything the modern-day lady would need. I love this lady-like trend... in moderation. Wear a lace high-collar neck blouse with a pinstripe suit(which is also hot for the season). 

12. The tartan and the Prince of Wales Check 
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 Prince de galles:
I like these prints. They are classic. Found in coats and in dresses. A British touch to a wardrobe is always a must-have. Mix these masculine materials with a feminine touch. Elegant.

13. Fur pop
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 fourrures colorées:
Colors, motifs and mix with wool. Fake or real. Fur is back for the new season. I like this trend. Keeps me warm and stylish.

14. The biker vest
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 Veste de biker féminisée:
This season, the masculine jacket comes with a feminine touch. And so beautiful! With touches of flowers, jewels or shiny metals.. For a night out. Yes, please.

15. Chokers
The Statement Choker:
Rigid or fragile. Made with metals or velvet. It must cover your neck. Think of Victorian ladies but with a modern twist. Love.

15. The colors of the season
Pink & Yellow:
Bubble gum pink, navy blue, mustard yellow, purple, cinammon red, silver. Not too sure about the pastels but mixed with jeweled colors, the new color combinations could be quite nice.

16. The embellished guitar straps
Embellished Guitar Straps:
The bag of the season. I love it.

17. XXL
Tendance mode automne-hiver 2016-2017 Doudounes en ville:
Everything is oversized. Jackets. Boots, Jewelry. Tip: Be careful that it doesn't overwhelm your silhouette. 

18. Gypsy Rock
The long flowy silhouette is a trend I like. Bohemian tassels, beads, gemstones, bracelets over sleeves and gloves, mono or multi rings on your fingers, charms and amulets, multi-layering... Love.

19. Prints of the season
Animal, flora, geometric. In large doses on the runway. In small doses in real life. With the tartan and Prince of Wales check, you have the pick of the fashion litter.

20. Fabrics of the season
Lurex, satin, vinyl, feathers, fur, embroderies, velour, quilted.

So, they you have it. Which trends do you prefer? Let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Your personal fashion stylist

Friday, August 19, 2016

Style Solutions: Hide your tummy

Greetings Fashionistas!

If you have a large tummy, clothes are the perfect camouflage. The point is to feel beautiful and confident-- on the inside and out.

So here are some tops that I hope will inspire you and help you be the best you!

Ruffles, pleats and color-blocking are your friends. The key is to draw attention to your lovely face. So, avoid any pockets on your girls or any other detail that will add bulk.

Finally, you can also wear some jewelry like a chunky necklace or laying long necklaces. 

What do you think about these tips? Let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Day to Night Essentials

Greetings Fashionistas!

As a fashion stylist, I get to help women dress their best and find outfits that interchange with ease. That's why when I found this illustration, I wanted to share with you how to go from day to night with only a few changes.

Every woman should have a classic blazer. This essential is so versatile. Then, a bright lipstick adds a touch of color to your outfit. Followed by a statement necklace. I love a chunky necklace with a vintage feel. If you don't fancy something chunky, layer some long necklaces adorned with pearls and ornate pendants, and you've just added a personal touch. To your day to night outfit, take out the clutch you've stored in your work bag. A bold print or color will add some personality to your outfit. Finally, sexy and sophisticated heels will complete your outfit with panache. Here, you can go all out or keep it simple with a cute kitten-heel.

There you have it!
What is your favorite day to night look? Let us know!

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Organize Your Jewelry

Today, I want to share with you ways to organize your jewelry. As a professional organizer, I help my clients organize their closets with easy organizational tips and decorating ideas! I also help find ways to organize jewelry with some DIY ideas.

piddlyjunk:    Book jewelry box by Victorian Maiden.:

So today is is all about ways to effectively organize your jewelry. If you are anything like me, you have a lot of accessories because you need something for every occasion! So when it comes to my jewelry, I want to keep them easily accessible and easy to grab as I am running out the door. My whole philosophy about organizing is that it should be an easy system to maintain, so I hope that these 4 tips for organizing jewelry help you stay organized!

Picture: Courtesy of Pinterest

  • Jewelry Box
Invest in a fantastic jewelry box. Not only does a jewelry box help keep you organized, but it helped protect your glorious jewelry. I always thought that jewelry boxes were only for my precious jewels. So I decided to create all sorts of other ways to store my jewelry. Don't you hate when all your necklaces end up tangled up? Or your earrings misplaced? Most jewelry boxes come with little drawers so you can organize your jewels. My suggestion is to find a box that will work with all of the jewels you own. I knew I have a lot of earrings, so I needed a box that had lots of space for earrings. This way, I know I will keep things organized because everything has its own place, instead of trying to cram everything into one small space.

  • Dollar Store Boxes and Picture Frames
For my bracelets and chucky necklaces, I use some pretty boxes I purchased at the Dollar Store. They not only hold and protect my beauties from dust and air. For my earrings, I took a picture frame and glued a piece of place mat that has some holes. It's easy to make and it looks super on my bureau. In this picture, I hung some necklaces on each side, and gave the frame some height with a couple of books(I wrote).

  • Color and Style-Coded
I keep my jewelry separate depending on the color and style. I keep them sorted based on color and style so I know what I have and can find something to pair with an outfit quickly. By keeping things color-coded, I am also able to see what colors or styles I might need to invest in. For example, when I am shopping and find an adorable necklace, I can visualize my jewelry box and picture if I have something similar. If I can’t visualize it, then I know I probably don’t have it! I also color-code my earrings and bracelets. It helps me keep my jewelry organized so I can find things quickly and easily!

  • Purge!
The biggest mistake people make when it comes to jewelry is holding onto pieces that are out of style, broken or have missing pieces. Go through all of your jewelry frequently to see if you are missing an earring or have a broken clasp on a necklace. If you don’t want to pay to get it repaired, then you need to purge it. Stop letting it take up precious space among the gorgeous jewelry that you wear!

So there you have it! Invest in a fantastic jewelry box, keep your jewelry color-coded and categorized, and purge jewelry frequently, will help keep all of your jewelry organized! Thanks so much for having me share some tips for organizing your jewelry!

So, there you have it!
Hope this helps you!

Stay fabulous!
Your personal fashion stylist
Jackie M.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Do you know your body type?

Quiz: How to find your morphology(body type)
We know very well what are our strengths and what parts of our bodies that we want to hide. But do we really know our body type? Do we know how to dress for our body and emphasize our attributes? IF we have curves, we are lucky - this is what gives us our soft and feminine side. But to emphasize our bodies, we must know how to "harmonize" our body: valuing our strengths and minimizing our imperfections.
We have prepared a little quiz so you can determine your body shape and dress yourself based on the following results!
Go now to my morphology test and find out your body type!

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.