What to Wear to a Graduation Party

Graduation is right around the corner!  Many years has passed since I graduated, so this edition of What to Wear is written by guest writer, Lisa Griffin. Soon you will be spending your last days at your university or college. Besides final tests and thoughts about your future perspectives, it means a memorable party! Are […]

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Zipper Replacement | DIY Guide and Replacement Costs

Recently, I had a zipper malfunction on a great dress.  The hidden zipper completely split open and the only way out of the dress was to pull one side of the teeth out of the zipper, by brute force.  There is no way to repair a zipper when it splits, much less when it is ripped apart. […]

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Top 10 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

  Congratulations, you are getting married! One of the first big purchases is your wedding dress. Your dress is a major part of the wedding. Many brides design their entire wedding around the dress. Some brides are even willing to break the bank and blow out the wedding budget for THE dress. A wedding dress […]

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Easy Ways to Add Straps to Strapless Tops and Dresses

I love the look of strapless dresses, but I hate being worried about a wardrobe malfunction.  Here are a few easy ways to add straps to strapless tops and dresses. This dress and top actually came with their own matching straps!  Admittedly, that way a key selling point when I bought the dress.  Attach the […]

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What Size Am I - Navigating The Insane World Of Women’s Fashion Sizing

What Size am I? | Navigating the Insane World of Women’s Sizing

Junior, Misses, Missy, Women’s, Plus, Petite, Tall – What size am I?  With so many size types, where should I begin?  How do I know what size clothes to try on, or buy from the website? There is so much confusion on women’s sizing.  There is simply no standard size chart for all clothes – […]

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Womens Clothing sizing is a Lie and what you can do about it

Women’s Clothing Sizing is a Lie | And What You Can Do About It

A women’s size 6 is not the same as a size 6 label from 20 years ago.  In fact, today a women’s size 6 is not even consistent across stores.  Since women’s clothing is not standardized to actual measurements, clothing size becomes a starting point only.  The lie behind Women’s clothing sizes is further confused […]

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Simple Tips to Upcycle Your Prom Dress

After Prom, you may consider selling your Prom dress while the style is still current and to make room in your closet for other things.  Or, you may just not want to part with your beautiful frock – so Upcycle it!  You can repurpose your dress into another fabulous outfit. A former client loved her Prom […]

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Bra Snaps to Hide Bra Straps

One way to ruin a perfectly polished look is to have bra straps showing.  These slippery little suckers sneak out at the most inappropriate times.  High-end designers started including a snap on the inside at the shoulders to form a loop that can be closed around the strap to hold it in place.  More and more designers […]

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Dealing with a Zipper Malfunction

Today I had a fashion emergency.  My zipper split while I was in a dressing room, out for a quick shopping trip.  This easily could have been avoided.  I had trouble with this zipper just a few hours earlier, and that was my warning sign.  The idiot light of zippers, saying that I am on my last leg […]

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What is the Difference between Junior and Misses?

One of the most confusing parts of shopping is trying to figure out what size to try on and ultimately what to add to your wardrobe. Are you even trying on clothes from the correct department? What is the difference between Junior and Misses clothing? Misses clothes can also be Petite or Tall, and at […]

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Add Pockets to clothes, Easy no Sew options

How to Add Pockets to Clothes | DIY Super, Easy Methods with no Sew Options

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) […]

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Effective Strategies for a Closet Purge

As the temperature cools down for fall, I have purchased a wardrobe refresh and now I need to clear out some old & outdated items to make room for it all. I encourage a wardrobe “check-up” at the beginning of each season.  Trying to go through an entire closet all at once is quite daunting.  I prefer to […]

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