Oops, I shrunk it again! Step by step instructions on how to Unshrink Skirts And Other ClothesContinue Reading
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
Every few months I am invited to an at home Jewelry Party (or candles, Tupperware, purses, cooking gear, etc) and most of the time I fake an illness to get out of them. Seriously, do I need any more candles, exotic pans, nesting containers? But, I do love the purses and costume jewelry parties – […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Shopping for a Prom dress can be exciting, frustrating, scary, and for many girls – depressing. Here are a few tips to help have a fun and easy shopping adventure for your perfect outfit. For widest selection of dresses, sizes, and colors, shop before the weekend. Most stores restock during the week and the store […]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
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 […]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
Are you as accident prone as me? I am the queen of spills, stains, and messes. These are my tried and tested common stain remover techniques to get the satin out of anything, using natural chemical-free products! Blood Stain Removal Blood – Rinse with cold water as quickly as possible, and keep the stain wet. […]Continue Reading