Tye’s Statement Pieces To Bring in the New Years!

Happy Holidays!  I’m Tye and I was excited when Tracey asked if I could do a guest blog post for her.
Here are some festive items I’m suggesting to adorn yourself with to ring in the New Year:
                                                                                                                Vintage  Clip On Bow Tie

 

 

 

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                        Vintage Cream Ruffle Shirt

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                   Vintage Mod 60’s Party Dress

 

 

 

                                                                                Vintage 1950’s Pearl Beaded Collar

What will you be wearing to ring in the New Year?
Come over to say hi at The Art of Accessorizing where I blog about my ensembles and feature inspiring fashionistas like the fabulous Tracey!
You can check these items  out, at the art of accessorizing : Lagelledailydose.blogspot.com

5 Tips To Help You Edit Your Closet

5 Tips To Help You Edit Your Closet

Editing your closet is not about throwing things away,  but clarifying and making it easier to see what you have.   It helps to have some organization too!   This will eliminate the stress you feel when you often feel you have nothing to wear.  Not to mention, a closet edit will help you to save time and redefine yourself.

Here are 5 tips to help you edit your closet:

 

1.  Matching hangers

 

Uniform hangers keep your clothes at the same level,  making it easier to see what you have in your closet,  creates more space and it reduces visual clutter.   Try to use hangers with some sort of foam or grip . (stay away from wire hangers).

 

2.  Collapsible rolling rack

 

A collapsible rolling rack will provide a reusable workstation.  It’s great for temporarily hanging items as you edit.  Be sure to choose a strong sturdy rack.  It’s great to use as you visualize and decide whether you” love it”  or will ” leave it”.

 

 

3.  Full length mirror

 

This is truly an important and essential part of the editing process. This is the point you get the opportunity to try things on and see how well they fit from more that one angle and determine your body type.  Be sure to have good lighting near your mirror.  Make it more fun and invite a friend.  Hopefully a friend will give their honest opinion.

 

 

4. Create your  “love it”, “Leave it” and “Alterations” pile

 

Your “Love it” item should be placed on you new uniform (all the same) hangers and place back into the closet.  Your “Leave it” items are to be bagged up and place near the door ready to go.   Your “alterations” pile are for items that are flattering but need a little tweaking.  Be sure to ask yourself is it flattering or does it represent me?

5.  Stay focused

Write a statement clarifying your personal style.  Keep this statement visible so that you can refer to it for reinforcement.  Listen to music while you work it will help you move along quickly.  Invite a friend to help you make your editing decisions. Take a few minutes to break and refresh yourself, get a light snack and be sure to stay hydrated.  The key is cleaning as you go.  This will keep you from feeling overwhelmed and help you to appreciated the process as you are moving along.

 

**We wanna know how you edit your closet….be sure to leave a comment.

 

Tracey Evelyn is a Body Image and Fashion Consultant who helps women to learn to love their bodies and reinvent themselves through Wardrobe Styling, Makeup Artistry and Personal Shopping. Contact: Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com Twitter: @Traceyevelyninc Phone: 484-479-6730

3 Tips to Black Friday Shopping

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 Black friday shopping can be overwhelming and somewhat stressful .  But when planned properly it can be a lot of fun and you may gain a few new friends along the way.   Here are 3 tips to having a successful black friday:

 

1. Make a List

 

The deals are just too good to pass up.  Make a shopping list and stick to it.  Your newspaper will be your number one source to local Black Friday savings. While you are at it be sure to organize your day to maximize  your time and savings.   Some items you may need to stand in line in the wee hours of the morning and some you may able to take your chances on an pick-up later in the day.  Be sure to take the adds with you to confirm all discounts.

 

 

2. Be comfortable and have fun

 

Be mentally prepared for large crowds and long lines.  In between shopping and waiting in endless checkout lines, you want to make sure  you keep your energy levels up.  A healthy snack provides energy (trail mix,  energy bar,nuts etc).  Don’t forget to stay hydrated with bottled water   Watch the weather and dress according to climate conditions in your area.  You may need to stand in lines outside.  Also, wear comfortable shoes.  There is nothing like screaming feet!  Since you are there, you may as well socialize with those around you in the line. It may be a good idea to build a comradely. You never know when you may need to step out of line to use to the restroom. It may be even more fun to bring a friend or family member.

 

3. Hire a shopper or shop online

A personal shopper can save you time, money  and stress. A good personal shopper is like a walking-talking encyclopedia on  all things unique, fashionable and luxurious.  They have inside knowledge on luxury  brands, keep abreast of whats fresh and current.   A personal shopper may be hired to offer their services in shopping  for shopping for gifts, gourmet food, furniture, jewelry, toys and just about  anything else that a client may need.  You can hire someone else to do it for you or if you have the time and the internet you can shop online from home.

 

Be sure to live stress free this  holiday season! Tracey

Tracey Evelyn Reed is a visual brand specialist with over 15 years experience in the beauty industry. As an accomplished wardrobe stylist and make-up artist, she’s also a licensed esthetician. Her company, Tracey Evelyn Beautiful You, provides customized skin-care programs, make-up lessons, eyelash extensions, wardrobe consulting and personal shopping services. Tracey specializes in helping women reinvent their style and take their look to the next level. www.traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Follow her on Twitter at @TraceyEvelyninc

Black Girls Rock in 2012 !

Black Girls Rock!, started by Beverly Bond is an amazing  mentoring organization geared towards empowering young girls of color and honoring the strengths, talents and achievements of women of color.   Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars on the BET sitcom “Reed Between the Lines,” co-hosted the awards show with actress Regina King. These are two posivtive and inspirng role models, who prove that black girls really do rock!
I would be remissed if I did not give you a glimpse of the fashions worn by a few of our favorite celebritie at this star studded event:
                                     
                                                                                                                                      Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King
                                                                                                                                 Taraji P. Henson and Kerri Washington
                                                                                                                                                     Eva Longoria
                                                                                                                                                         Janelle Monae                        
                                                                                                                                                             Keyshia Cole               
 What is was favorite look of the night?  We wanna know….be sure to leave a comment.                           
Tracey Evelyn Reed is a visual brand specialist with over 15 years experience in the beauty industry. As an accomplished wardrobe stylist and make-up artist, she’s also a licensed esthetician. Her company, Tracey Evelyn Beautiful You, provides customized skin-care programs, make-up lessons, eyelash extensions, wardrobe consulting and personal shopping services. Tracey specializes in helping women reinvent their style and take their look to the next level. www.traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Follow her on Twitter at @TraceyEvelyninc
                                                                      

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Tracey Evelyn Goes Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Research

                                                                           Pink is the new Black!  

 

 

Each year millions of women undergo treatments for breast cancer.  This deadly disease has claimed the life of far too many.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to making people aware of the dangers of breast cancer and what can be done to keep from giving in to it.   The month of October is all about the PinkPink is the new black!  Buy a scarf for yourself , a friend or family member who has overcome this experience.  Give back when you purchase this warm and stylish infinity scarf.  Proceeds benefiting breast cancer research.  Adorn yourself with this stylish and philanthropic accessory.   20% of  the proceeds will go to breast cancer research.  Reconize the courageous women in your life! Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Tracey Evelyn Reed is a visual brand specialist with over 15 years experience in the beauty industry. As an accomplished wardrobe stylist and make-up artist, she’s also a licensed esthetician.  Her company, Tracey Evelyn Beautiful You, provides customized skin-care programs, make-up lessons, eyelash extensions, wardrobe consulting and personal shopping services. Tracey specializes in helping women reinvent their style and take their look to the next level. www.traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com  Follow her on Twitter at @TraceyEvelyninc