Beach Bridal Budget Advice

Less than a year ago I closed my dress shop, and I am very happy to still provide guidance & assistance with dress buying. Recently, a friend call to tell me that her Daughter is getting married. And, could I offer some advice for the Wedding Gown?  Yes!

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How to Sell Your Prom Dress

How to Sell Your Prom Dress | When and How to get the Most Money for the Least Hassle?

Are you thinking about selling your Prom dress? You need some extra money, it does not fit anymore, you already wore it once, you will never wear it again, whatever your reason… Now is the perfect time to sell your Prom Dress! Prom is just around the corner. Most Prom events occur in April, and […]

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Blonde Beauty Prom Shopping

One of my favorite customers recently contacted me for Prom shopping suggestions. Her daughter is a petite blonde, short waist, with an amble chest. I have been involved in her formal dresses for Military Ball, Junior Prom, and Homecoming. This year she is a Senior, and I am flattered (and quite pleasantly surprised) for Mom […]

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Dramatic Weight Loss Shopping | Inspiration and Shopping Tips

Due to health issues and corresponding medications, my friend V gained weight, then with better treatment, diet & exercise she has lost a whopping 50 pounds in the last year!   All of this weight gain, and now dramatic weight loss has proven to be disastrous for her wardrobe! While her weight loss continues she […]

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5 Bridesmaid Tips to Survive the Wedding and Maintain Your Friendship

5 Bridesmaid Tips to Survive the Wedding and Maintain Your Friendship

5 Bridesmaid Tips to Survive the Wedding and Maintain Your Friendship in style and grace.

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Valentine's Day Style Inspiration

Valentine Style | What to Wear Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Tons of couples will be celebrating early over the weekend with fewer crowds during the week. Whatever your date night plans, here are a few timeless suggestions and outfit inspiration for going out with your sweetie!

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Prom Shopping Tips | When to Buy and How Early to Special Order

Be sure to start with 10 Tips for your Perfect Prom Dress for prom dress budget, sizing, and basics. More Prom Shopping Tips The best selection on-line and in-store is usually 2-3 months before your Prom. You may find slightly better pricing just before your prom, but there will be less selection.  Check with your favorite […]

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Clothing Consignment And Resale, a beginners guide to resale clothing

Getting Started with Clothing Consignment and Resale

First, do not confuse consignment and resale boutiques with thrift stores. Thrift stores operate on donated items, and are great for furniture and costume shopping! Whereas, consignment and resale boutiques offer current (or in some cases desirable vintage clothing) styles. Consignment stores offer the item’s owner a retail outlet for the sale, and the owner […]

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Celebrating Mad Men Fashion of the Sixties

I love the Glamor of the 1960’s! The fashion showcases pencil skirts, exaggerated collars, thin belts, cap sleeves, minimal layering, and above all the emphasis is on voluptuous curves! Mad Men television show may focus on Don Draper and the men of the 1960’s ad agencies, but all eyes are on the women of the show. […]

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How do I measure myself instructions

How do I measure myself?

The three most important measurements for dress sizing are Bust, Waist, and Hips.  Bust is also important for determining shirt size.  Waist and hip measurements are critical for skirts, pants, and underwear.  Grab a tape measure or string, and following these quick and easy steps to measure yourself. Bust: Measure around your body, under your […]

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Little White Dress - Style Tips to Extend the Little White Dress through the Changing Seasons

Wearing the Little White Dress All Year | Style Tips to Extend the LWD through the Changing Seasons

Style Tips to Extend the Little White Dress through the Changing Seasons

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Can I Wash This? When dry clean only label in clothes is merely a suggestion

Can I wash this?

Can I Wash This Dry Clean Only Garment? Or, will I regret it later? We have all been there, the label says “Dry Clean Only”, but does it really HAVE to go the dry cleaners? Most delicate fabrics can be gently washed and air-dried, the problems arise when a dry clean only garment goes into […]

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