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#favFriday: Rings

One thing I can’t leave my house without is my ring. I have to have a ring on or I’ll feel lost all day. My hand feels empty and I can’t stop looking down. I’ve had my favorite ring for about 12 years now. That’s half my of life wearing this ring. 

I’m a simple jewelry wearer in the day but step it up at night. Here are some of my rings: 

 

Avon: Sterling silver. 12 years and counting.

  

This use to be my mom’s ring.

  

Ruby. My birthstone. Purchased from a local boutique.

  

Francesca’s: Gold midi rings.

  

Francesca’s: Gold midi rings.

  

Papaya: Gold rings and midi rings.

 
My midi rings are usually my going out rings because I would probably lose them at work. Do any of you wear midi rings? Where did you get yours? Like and leave your comments below.

I hope you enjoyed my #favfriday. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for another way to keep up with me. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

What’s In Your Closet

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Okay let’s be honest a lot of us do it. Don’t even try to lie. We purchase something thinking we are going to wear it often. The next thing you know you wear it once and forget it’s in the back of your closet. You finally remember it when you’re trying to find something else. For me I hate throwing out clothes or shoes unless I know I can’t fit it. Especially if it’s too big. At the same time I don’t want to get rid of staple pieces that will continue to be in style such as blazers and tops.

What to do with all those clothes if you refuse to get rid of them. Hmmmmm…. Revamp your wardrobe! Think of new ways to wear your favorite pair of pants, that cool top, or pairing those shoes with something else. Think of what colors go well with each other. If you have a ton of summer dresses you can’t wear in the fall or winter because it’s either too short or to cold for it, pair it up with some cute tights and layer it with a cute blazer.

Guys are known for having less clothes than women so switching up what you wear with your favorite pair of jeans is a must. Currently I’m a Men’s Clothing Specialist at Saks. Yes I said it a Men’s Clothing Specialist. Women are great at styling men. Working there I’ve notice a lot of gentlemen stick to the same black or blue suit with a white button up shirt underneath. If you work five days a week to other people it will look like you’re wearing the same thing everyday. Something simple you can do is change up the color of your shirt and tie with your suits. A lot of guys that come into the store are very conservative and that’s their excuse on why their outfits are so plain. In a nice way I have to explain “you don’t have to look simple to keep your conservative style.”

Right now I’m in the process of moving and going through my closet. Like I said before I’m in the process for starting up a YouTube channel and I’m going to show you all some good examples on how to change up your wardrobe. Even if you have very few garments or have so many you can’t even count this video will be worth watching. I hope these tips will work out for you and keep a look out for the video that will go along with this topic.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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Let’s Talk About Suits

Ladies and gentleman have you looked at someone in a suit and notice something was just off it? I’m going to tell why and help you fix that.

People are all different shapes and sizes and so are suits. When looking for that perfect suit and you are just having trouble deciding. You know your size but when you’re looking at the hanger or size of the jacket you’re getting confused.

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As you can see from the pictures beside the size there is also the letters S, R, and L. S is for short, R is for regular, and L is for long. There is a great way to figure out which length is right for you.

Exercise:
Stand up straight and put your arms by your side as in the picture below.

Next cuff your hands. Your jacket should fall in the cuff of your hands.

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Too short!

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Too long!

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Just right!

But what if you don’t know your suit size. Most suits comes with a 6 inch drop or up depending on how you are looking at it. What is a 6 inch drop or 6 inch up? If you wear a 30 pant size you are a 36 suit. If the drop is more than 6 inches somewhere on one of the suit’s tags it will have it written.

Now you know suits doesn’t come in one size fits all. Here’s the 411 on that tie you are choosing to wear with your outfit. Other than picking a tie to match your suit and accessories your tie shouldn’t be bigger or smaller than your lapel.

But first do you know what a lapel is?

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This is the lapel.

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This is too BIG!

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THIS IS TOO small.

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This is just right! Hitting the edges perfectly 🙂

Don’t stop reading now this last tip is VERY important. It’s the fit of the suit. Other than suits coming in short, regular, and long; it also comes in trim, slim, and classic fits. European suits is all the rave but if your perfect figure doesn’t fit that designer’s target market that suit isn’t for you.

Here are some examples:

– German designers target market is tall and slim like a soldier.
– Italian designers target market is average height, slim but in shape.
– American designer target market the casual fit for the average man.

If you have an idea about the designer you’ll know what suit works for you. If not that’s what Google is for lol.

I hope you enjoyed my tips. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to comment below. If it’s a question you don’t want anyone else to see click on my link ” Contact Information” at the top of the page in the menu bar.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee