Buying a special occasion dress, wearing it, and then returning it to the store, aka “Dress Rental” is a huge problem for stores and ultimately, the customers. Also known as friendly fraud or wardrobing, whatever cute term is used, it is theft. This is a great way to put your favorite local business out of […]Continue Reading
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What is the difference between Factory Store and Outlet store?
This is your guide for Outlet malls, navigating the factory stores, and what is a premium outlet mall anyway?
How to Get the Best Value
Shopping at Outlet Stores!
Last week I was out shopping with my friend Joanne. And she was doing something weird. Which is not unusual for her. Every store we went to, she asked the salesperson nearby (assisting us or not) how much they shopped the store they worked at. At first I wrote this off as her being outgoing […]Continue Reading
Need help selecting the perfect dress to wear to a Wedding? You may already have the perfect outfit in your closet! My go-to dress as a Wedding Guest is solid color, or subtle print dresses, since they photograph beautifully. A colorful scarf or accessory with a simple solid color dress is another option. Avoid white […]Continue Reading
Tips and strategies to survive a Jewelry Party or any Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) at home shopping event.Continue Reading
Oh, yes – I love pockets! Here is my previous post to add a basic top pocket, now let’s move on to a basic side seam pocket. Pleated or full skirts are ideal for this hidden pocket. I selected this dress with a back zipper and minimal stretch to the fabric. Trying to match this […]Continue Reading
Pockets are great! They are built-in compartments that can supplement or replace a handbag or purse. Here is a previous post about the hidden treasure of sewn pockets, but what about the majority of fabulous dresses & skirts without pockets? Let’s add them! The easiest garments to add pockets are non-stretchy fabric (cotton is my favorite) […]Continue Reading
Clean Out Your Closet!
Simple and Effective Strategies for a Closet Purge and Organization
Looking for simple (and cheap) DIY Halloween Costume ideas? I have a few… It is all about the accessories, take simple items already in your closet and add just the right touch for a unique and totally YOU costume. Sexy Fairy – Form fitting sexy mini dress or tight shirt & matching pants, then add […]Continue Reading
I am normally very careful with laundry. I know what fabrics to wash and how to wash it. That does not stop a rogue shirt or dress from being washed incorrectly and shrinking. Recently, I accidentally washed a few dry-clean only items in the washing machine. It did not go well. Here are the step by […]Continue Reading
Recently, I received this email from a customer wanting to re-purpose an existing dress for her wedding. Can I Bleach My Dress? I bought a prom dress from you in 2010, and I loved the way it looked and felt on me. It is 100% polyester, floor length, and beaded with a cinch at the […]Continue Reading