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VIDEO: Haute Wheel – 1 – Ebay

Haute Wheel – 1 – Ebay – Personal Shopper for Designer Clothes Hi-Lo dressing is not a salad dressing for bi-polar people. Hi-Lo dressing means mixing high-end designer pieces with lower budget or mass market pieces. Think of it as Marc Jacobs meets mark downs from Target. By mixing the two you can produce stunning style results and many compliments. Now the only question is how to get our hands on some designer pieces to make this makeover happen? Here is Ebay – Personal Shopper for Designer Clothes This video series is called Haute Wheel and we will explore how to pull off hi-low dressing and how to get the lowdown on low prices, get haute style for hot prices so we can begin sprinkling in designer pieces into our wardrobe. Step right up folks and spin the wheel! This episode is all about how to score designer gear on ebay. In […]

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Be Your Own Best Personal Shopper articles December 15, 2017

How Many Leggings Should You Have?

When is it too much? Is it too much when you have a pair for every day of the week? Or is it when every photo of you depicts you wearing a pair of legging? Or is it when your sister opens your drawers and your closet, turn to you, and says, “Are leggings going to be the new currency after the zombie apocalypse?” When can you say that you have enough leggings? Do you need a personal shopper for leggings and wardrobe basics?

 

It seems whenever I want to wear mine, I can’t find them because they are in the hamper. I probably should buy more, but I am worried about my wardrobe turning into a leggings-based wardrobe. So let’s say I should have 3 or 4 pairs. Black leggings are a must, and depending on your laundry cycle, you may want one or two pairs of those. You may also want a gray pair, and for the fourth pick, you would want another color or a print.

 

So if you are going to have only 3 to 4 leggings in your wardrobe, you need to ensure they are the perfect pairs for you. You do not want to have the cheap type that are see-through when they stretch and make you look like you’re wearing pantyhose. Unfortunately, those images litter the internet with women caught unaware in see-through leggings. While wearing your leggings in good lighting, you may want to bend over in front of a mirror to see if they are see-through. This generally means you will have to spend a little more for your leggings, but trust me—it’s worth it. You don’t have to worry as much about the wear and tear of them. If the leggings are thicker, they will also keep you warmer and be even more comfortable. As the saying goes, once you go thick…

 

You may also want to try different sizes if you think you might be petite or tall. You’ll want to try out those options. The best pair of leggings I currently have were purchased from Long Tall Sally online, and those tall leggings fit me better than any other ones. Now, I am only going to buy tall leggings.

 

Print leggings are tough. You want them to not be too trendy but also not so festive that you’ll look like your Aunt Martha, who helps you to tell the time of year by her wardrobe with pumpkin leggings in October, heart leggings in February, and Christmas tree leggings in December. (And her yellowed Christmas tree leggings bring good cheer to no one.) A favorite options for print leggings are tribal prints. The more adventurous fashionistas can venture into camo prints or even floral prints.

 

You don’t need to hire a personal shopper for leggings. Just know that you need 3 to 4 pairs of some basic colors and maybe patterns. Save the personal shopper for leggings for more important items, like a dress to the presidential inaugural ball. What? You didn’t get an invite? We’ll see who gets an invite after the apocalypse and your old stash of leggings allow you to become the Bill Gates of the new world order.

 

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas December 14, 2017

LOOK BOOK: Haute Wheel 1 – eBay

Do you see her shoes? Those are some of the comments you could expect to hear in this outfit.

This is the perfect outfit to wear out to dinner or even for a date night. You’ll love the compliments you receive on your shoes or just take a peek at them from under the table.

This outfit was inspired by shopping for designer shoes on eBay from the first video of the Haute Wheel Style Series, you can watch the video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Haute Wheel on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

Designer Shoe Outfit Ideas:
  • You change-up this outfit by adding a belt
  • Add a blazer to wear it to work
  • Go preppy by adding a white button up shirt underneath

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
  • “I can’t believe you have those shoes”
  • “You look very chic today”
  • “I’m dying over those shoes”

You can see all the looks from the Haute Wheel series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

Remember, you can do this! You have all the designer shoe outfit ideas you need.

♥ AJ

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas December 7, 2017

VIDEO: Haute Wheel – 1 – Ebay

Haute Wheel – 1 – Ebay – Personal Shopper for Designer Clothes

Hi-Lo dressing is not a salad dressing for bi-polar people. Hi-Lo dressing means mixing high-end designer pieces with lower budget or mass market pieces. Think of it as Marc Jacobs meets mark downs from Target. By mixing the two you can produce stunning style results and many compliments. Now the only question is how to get our hands on some designer pieces to make this makeover happen? Here is Ebay – Personal Shopper for Designer Clothes

This video series is called Haute Wheel and we will explore how to pull off hi-low dressing and how to get the lowdown on low prices, get haute style for hot prices so we can begin sprinkling in designer pieces into our wardrobe. Step right up folks and spin the wheel!

This episode is all about how to score designer gear on ebay. In this episode we will cover:

  • What is Hi-Lo dressing?
  • My eBay finds (starts at 2:14 in the video)
  • Complete the scavenger hunt challenge for this video by finding a pair of designer shoes on eBay for under $250
  • Stay tuned after the video “ends” for a “hidden ending”

Click here to download the scavenger hunt: http://tinyurl.com/gppq48f

Podcast December 5, 2017

Complete the Look – Winter 2017

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Want to know what to wear to a presentation?

RELEASED: December 1, 2017

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What better way to learn about style than by playing a game? Watch this episode of Stylecast and learn how to complete this look for a presentation. It includes a black and white pleated skirt. For the bonus second look, learn how to transform the this skirt to create a travel look.

What to wear to a presentation - Black and white pleated skirt, black turtleneck, triangle earrings, 3 types of shoes

 

Wardrobe Items:  Black and white pleated skirt, black turtleneck, and black high heels

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Style is… Cute Outfits December 4, 2017

Style is… Security

What to Wear to a Party - Monique Lhuillier black cocktail dress and babies with security blankets

Style is… security. Think of the last time you were thinking about what to wear to a party and you chose to wear something that made you feel insecure. You were probably nervous and anxious about going. Were you triple checking yourself in the mirror? Fidgeting by pulling down your clothes, making sure you were sucking in your stomach the entire time, and overall not enjoying yourself at the party? You may have even drunk a little more vino in order to compensate for your insecurity… and we all know where that leads. Your drunk dancing because the next meme circulating the internet.

Contrast that to an event you attended where you felt fully yourself. You knew what to wear to a party that would make you feel comfortable. You were probably completely relaxed and you could enjoy yourself. That was last weekend, when I wore a Monique Lhuillier black cocktail dress named Broken Glass. I was not worried about not fitting in. Not worried about being inappropriately dressed. I felt 100% me.

And that it what great style can do, it can offer you a sense of security in life’s moments where you could feel uncertain and socially awkward. Sometimes a designer dress works better than a security blanket you had when you were little. Something you can duck behind and be comforted.

Great style can be your security on a job interview or a blind date or when you have to go to a networking event and “work the room”.

One of the easiest ways to feel that security is with a designer piece of clothing. A regular little black dress could have served me just as well at the event. But the fact that it was Monique Lhuillier and had a little oomph to it added to my sense of security.

 

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If you want to learn more about how to sprinkle a little designer into your wardrobe without blowing your financial security, follow along on our new video style series, Haute Wheel.

 

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Business Outfit Ideas Articles December 1, 2017

Can Wearing Leggings to Work Boost Your Sales Performance?

It is an often repeated statistic that more people have heart attacks on Monday than any other day of the week. You don’t have to be Einstein to realize that is because it is the first day of the work week. What if you looked forward to Monday and looked forward to heading into work because it is super comfortable?

 

Do you think if you were more comfortable, you would be able to perform better? As a real estate professional, you have work in the office on days when you don’t see clients, and you also have days when you are running around from client appointment to client appointment. And of course, there are days working from home that turn into meeting new clients. On those days, you’ll feel more confident giving your pitch if you are cool, calm, collected, and comfortable, and the way to achieve that is by wearing leggings. They are not only for wearing around the house. You can dress them up to look presentable and professional. Here are a few outfit ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

 

Outfit ideas for leggings for work:

 

  • A favorite way to wear leggings is with a long sweater and some knee-high boots. You’ll be warm, cozy, and comfortable but also extremely stylish.
  • Take a summer dress, tunic dress, or shirt dress and pair it with leggings and boots to convert a summer style to a comfortable ensemble.
  • Take a long cardigan, wrap it closed, and secure it with a stylish belt. This will help you look more pulled together. You can pair it with ballet flats or boots.
  • Wear your leggings to work with a long blouse and a long blazer. Pair with boots and add a scarf for European flair

 

 

One of the biggest factors in determining sales success is confidence. You are not confidence when you are uneasy and feeling insecure. Imagine feeling comfortable in your own skin. Do you think you would have greater confidence? Would it relax you into asking for a listing or a referral? If leggings help you to feel more comfortable in your own skin, it is in your own best interest to figure out how to incorporate leggings into your work looks, and now, you have several outfit ideas for leggings for work. Instead of clutching your chest on Monday morning with heart ache, you’ll be clutching your chest because you get to slip into a comfortable but stylish outfit for work and can’t wait to see both your confidence and sales numbers soar.

Vlog November 30, 2017

NEW VIDEO STYLE SERIES TRAILER: Haute Wheel

Hi-Lo dressing is not a salad dressing for bi-polar people. Hi-Lo dressing means mixing high-end designer pieces with lower budget or mass market pieces. Think of it as Marc Jacobs meets mark downs from Target. By mixing the two you can produce stunning style results and many compliments. Now the only question is how to get our hands on some designer pieces to make this makeover happen?

This video series is called Haute Wheel and we will explore how to pull off hi-low dressing and how to get the lowdown on low prices, get haute style for hot prices so we can begin sprinkling in designer pieces into our wardrobe. Step right up folks and spin the wheel.

Click here to download the scavenger hunt: http://tinyurl.com/gppq48f

♥︎ AJ

Style November 27, 2017

750,000 YouTube Views – Oh Yeah!

So excited to have reached 750,000 YouTube views on our YouTube channel. It took a long time to get here and I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the viewers. And a thank you to everyone on my team, Louie, Cathy, Viktoriia, Maria, Den. All the people I turn to help to execute my ideas and get more people inspired to uplift their wardrobe.

 

To celebrate reaching this milestone, I’ve created a YouTube video “75 Ways to Wear a White Button Up Blouse”. You can click here to watch it on the YouTube channel. You can use this link to download the checklist: http://tinyurl.com/ydcpd2v7

 

 

  • Use the link in the description section to download the checklist
  • Grab a pen or pencil
  • Watch the video
  • Check off the ideas that you like

 

What is a celebration without any gifts? So my gift to you is that today only you can get 75% off of the 52 Pickup program. It shows you how to pick up a piece a week to transform your style one week at a time. Visit www.pickupyourstyle.com to get your 75% off today only.

 

Again thank you so much for helping us reach this milestone.

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Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas November 23, 2017

WRAP UP: Pop Tart Style Video Series

In case you missed it, catch up on the entire video style series, Pop Tart. I believe this is called Binge-Watching! Not quite like binge watching the entire 10th season of Grey’s Anatomy, but you will be inspired to tart it up by looking at the cute outfits inspired by pop icons like Beyonce and Rihanna.

How to Wear Articles November 17, 2017

Indulging in Too Many Comfort Foods? These Comfortable Clothes Can Hide That

Just put me in front of some peach cobbler, some fried chicken, or some greens with cornbread and you will see me give those sharks on Shark Week a run for their money with the amount of destruction I cause.

 

We love comfort foods! That is why they are called comfort foods. However, we know that if we eat them all the time, we may start to notice a difference in the way our clothes fit. Don’t worry. I’m not going to tell you to put down that fried chicken leg. I am going to ask you to pick up some more leggings.

 

Most jeans don’t come with elastic waistbands, and most trousers don’t have elastic waistbands. Leggings have elastic waistbands, and that is going to be your ultimate style fix when you have indulged in too many comfort foods. Whether it is just indulging on Thanksgiving Day (you can name a pair of pants your “holiday pants”) or you have been indulging in mini-Thanksgivings on a daily basis (gravy makes everything better), you might have a need for some stretchy pants. However, you can’t quite justify purchasing from the maternity department when you are not pregnant, and you don’t want to be wearing the same pants as your arthritic grandmother who has round-the-clock care. So that leaves leggings as your go-to clothing option.

 

If you need some ideas for how to wear leggings to work, you need to look no further than this article. Here are five ideas for how to wear leggings to work when you have been indulging in too many comfort foods.

 

Five Ideas for How to Wear Leggings to Work:
  1. Wear leggings with an oversized sweater (one that is long enough to wear as a dress by a teenager) with a pair of high-heeled boots. The high-heeled boots dress up the outfit and make it appear more professional.
  2. Wear leggings with an oversized man’s dress shirt and riding boots. Button the shirt all the way to the top and accessorize with a statement necklace tucked under the collar of the shirt.
  3. Wear leggings with an oversized cardigan. Take the long cardigan, wrap it tightly around you, and then belt the cardigan to keep it closed. It will look like you are wearing a wrap-style top, but really, you styled the cardigan into a top (I get so many compliments every time I go out like this—people don’t know I’m wearing a cardigan).
  4. Turn a dress into a top. This can be accomplished with any dress that is loose and shapeless. Add a long necklace and you and your bloated belly are chic, stylish, and comfortable at the office
  5. In a more casual work environment, wear a long t-shirt under a long blazer. Roll up the sleeves of your blazer and add a cuff bracelet.
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