Cut it OUT! June 28 2016The big trend right now is peek-a-boo cut outs. You see it everywhere from the red carpet to skinny jeans. I happen to be a big fan. It adds a little edge without looking trashy, lol. Isn't that what all girls want?;) When rockin' this look, make sure your cut-outs aren't too big. It should be subtle and sophisticated...note back to the not trashy comment. Small slices of skin are in! They can accentuate your ribs, abs, and shoulders. Here's a TAD tip...only cut out one or two places at a time....again refer back to the not trashy comment. This look is here to stay all summer long so take advantage of this sexy, chic style! On my site, www.TADofstyle.com, you can order the Kylie Cut-Out Dress for a really reasonable price. So check it out! Only one left here in stock! xx, TAD
The Key to Savvy Shopping! June 07 2016
I used to lovvvve real key accessories when I was little. Remember Janet Jackson’s earring in her Control video?? Eeeek that totally just aged me. Whatever, I’m an eighties baby…there I said it. It was super cool to take an old key, put it on a chain for a necklace or a hoop for an earring. I did it. We all did it. Now, the trend is back. This time with a twist. Manufacturers are engraving inspirational words on the metal. For example, “love,” “courage,” and “strength.” How cute is that?! So here’s a savvy shopping story for ya. While I was at the Mart shopping in Atlanta, which by the way is a shopaholic’s dream drug! I found these fabulous metal keys engraved with sayings on long metal chains. They weren’t fresh, clean gold but darker, worn metal. So unique…so I had to buy for my TADofstyle.com customers.
Then, about a month later, Im browsing around Nordstroms in Tampa. I go all the way to Tampa since they stupidly took Nordstroms out of Orlando. Don’t even GET me started!! While I was in the accessories department, I found very similar key necklaces. I was so excited that my wholesale purchase for TADofstyle was on point. As I’m comparing pieces, I got even more excited when I saw their price. Nordstroms was selling their almost EXACT pieces for double what I charge. Yasssss! Nordstroms Key Necklaces: $40. TADofstyle Key Necklaces:$18. I was on trend AND on the money. If you’re into this new trend, be a savvy shopper and get the look for less at TADofstyle.com. Happy Shopping Ladies!
Pop-Up in DC! June 04 2016
If you haven’t been to one yet, the new trend among ladies is Pop-Up Parties. Everything from skincare to health and wellness is hot, hot, hot! I’ve been hosting pop-up parties for my clothes and accessories. Florida is my main spot. Women have asked me to host their private parties so their guests can shop, shop, shop! I’m like a traveling boutique circus. I bring the rolling racks, boxes of accessories, and clothes. Ya know that clothing pole that retirees put across the backseat of their town cars?? I have that, ha! Smart and easy way to travel with pieces so they don’t wrinkle. I’ve done parties in Jacksonville, Tampa, Clearwater, Pampano Beach, and Orlando. I love personal styling women, giving them personal attention…instead of them shopping alone online.
Then, good news! My sister lives in DC and wanted to have a party for her girlfriends. She went to enough events, tired of the same concepts. I was stoked when she asked me to fly from FL to DC to have a TADofstyle Pop-Up Shop! First thought, yes! Second thought, how was I going to pull off an out-of-state party. However, I couldn’t say no because it’d be too fun to pass up. So we picked a date, I packed up some clothes & accessories, and shipped off to DC!
I flew out the following week and stayed with my sister. Could have killed her though. I asked her what the weather was like so I could pack accordingly. She said to me “think Spring.” Being a Florida girl, I brought rompers, sandals, maxi dresses, etc. Well I get there and lose my s**t! It’s freezing!! People were literally in sweaters and gloves. I was livid as you can imagine. Did I mention I looked ridiculous in Florida spring clothes instead of jackets and beanies. The words FLORIDA TOURIST should have been plastered on my forehead!
The evening of the party was awesome! Ten DC girlies who have never seen my unique, exclusive pieces before. They like everything…or at least they told me so;) champagne was flowin’ and clothes were flyin’! We took pics or the girls in their new outfits, so I could use in social media. What a great way to advertise PERSONAL STYLIST & BOUTIQUE…WILL TRAVEL. This was a challenge, but so worth it. The girls had a fabulous girly night and I learned a lot about hosting an out-of-state par-tay! What an experience!
Keep your Boyfriend for the Summer!;) May 25 2016
I have to say…boyfriend jeans are here to stay in a big way! This spring is all about casual and comfortable. A light blue pair of distressed baggies will keep you on trend without looking like you’re trying to hard. I suggest keeping colored jeans as skinnies. A beautiful blue hue will do the trick. Stick with lighter shades moving into spring and summer. I say time to put those dark jeans away for fall and bring the boyfriend!
Find the “Charlie” Boyfriend Jean online at TADofstyle.com, $98.
Go Global:) May 23 2016
Summer is a time for traveling to exotic places, being in the sun, and sporting global glam! This time of year means fashion goes international. I can’t help but getting in the seasonal style. The trend is colorful patterns, beading, rope, leather, and other bright accessories. It gives a tropical punch to your favorite resortwear looks. This trend is definitely not for the office. I suggest saving this wild style for the weekend’s relaxing outfits. This should only be worn in small doses, not to overwhelm your head-to-toe look. That’s a TADtip that will come in handy when shopping. Consider adding a boho accessory to your wardrobe, such as: a sandal, beach bag, necklace, or scarf. Take note of the pic here. I’ve paired a tie-dye maxi dress with a red & gold tribal beaded necklace. Obsessed! To replicate this resort look, shop it at TADofstyle.com.
I DIE for Denim! May 23 2016
So many things are here one day, and gone the next…boyfriends, money, and those last few pounds you want to lose. One thing that is tried and true, always to you…denim. It’s here to stay people. It’s the signature style of the good ‘ol USA for goodness sake. Denim has evolved and has gone retro time and time again. Fitting and flattering on most body types, denim is everything!!! Take for example the jean skirt. Cool when I was an 80’s kid, medium when I was in high school, then an absolute NO as an adult. However, when a designer puts a modern spin on things, my style taste buds go nuts! Have I seen a destroyed denim skirt done right?? Nope. Not until now. I’m obsessed with Signature’s new take on this timeless classic jean skirt. It’s edgy rips are perfect for it’s color…the signature Levi’s blue. You won’t find this piece often! Shop this look on TADofstyle.com. The “Dina Denim Skirt” is only $89 and will stay a staple in your wardrobe. xx, TAD
Summer Sunnies:) May 23 2016
Summer is all about sculpted sunnies! Thick frames in acetate, PVC, and stainless steel are all the rage. Designers are creating translucent, smoky looks that still give you plenty of shade. Polorized sunnies are still popular at the pool or beach. J Crew’s latest version in brown acetate go for $128. Get the look for less at TADofstyle.com at $48. The “Bobby” Sunnies are a style score!
Pick your Battles:) May 23 2016
It’s all about the highs and lows…and I don’t mean your love life, work projects, or mood swings. It refers to your wardrobe and how you maximize your style and budget. Immediately when a fashionista mentions a high-low I think of a day dress. Not here. I’m going offer my input on when to pick your battles when it comes to shopping.
When at your fav boutique or at the mall, pretend you are a tiger. Slow, calculated, a predator, and quick to spot your prey. It’s really not that intense…it’s just shopping, lol. The meaning behind my terrible metaphor is to be a savvy shopper. Knowing when you splurge on your next prey or settle for a safari snack just to curb your appetite.
If your closet is stocked with all high-priced pieces, you’ll be broke in no time. Fashion is not worth it, and believe me, I love fashion. Shopping name brands all the time is kind of tacky these days. So not worth it if I haven’t expressed it enough. There’s a fine line walking between timeless and trendy. High-priced items can be disguised as either. You’ll only find out a year or two later. No fun in that game. As a stylist, I advise to incorporate a mix of both high-priced and budget-friendly looks. You’ll thank me later.
One recent summertime find is these pink & grey floral slip-ons by Mad Love, courtesy of Target. What a cute, easy-to-wear, and affordable shoe! Available on clearance for only $9.99 at most stores. Can’t beat that deal, which allows you to splurge a little more on other fab finds. The “Mariah Shorties” are a summer must and still reasonably priced ($69 at TADofstyle.com). Check out the pic here to get in the summer savvy shopper mood!