Holiday Decorating

HOLIDAY DECORATING Tips

Put away all extra decor items you aren’t using

-Place all holiday items on a table to see

-Make sure you have enough vases/containers

-Decide how you want to fill your glass containers

-Do you have a color scheme or theme you’re following?

-Start creating your containers and scale heights

-Make sure to decorate your most visible area first

-I place my ‘wow‘ first then work around it

-Place an odd number of items together

-Layer your items and take a step back and edit often

-Take inventory of your remaining items and edit and add

-You don’t have to use everything you have

Use timers on everything

-You need a lot more items then you think

-Keep it simple

-Do something different than last year

Fall Style

Fall is when we pile on the layers.  When shopping for Fall clothing,  take into account your Basics and the Trends.  Basics are those staples that you already own: jeans, leggings, sweaters, scarves, button downs, boots and coats.  Trends are items that make your basics more specific: what kind of cuts, and popular colors & fabrics found on the runway.  Some items are timeless and will never change, the classics:  black leggings, jean shirts, trench coats, white button downs, ballerina flats and boots.  Rule of thumb, stick with the basics, always have the classics and add a couple trendy items.  Most trends come around sooner or later, so if you buy an expensive trendy item, hold on to it!

FALL COLORS:

Wine or Claret

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Burnt Orange

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Mustard

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Dark Green

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Raisin

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Trends this Fall

Sneakers with any outfit

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Off the shoulder

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Ripped jeans

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Over the knee boots

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Stripes

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You can always wear: jean jackets, chunky sweaters, black turtle necks, tan trench coats & boots!  Happy Fall Dressing

 

How to Find Your Style

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Our personal style is always changing and hopefully evolving, but if you feel like you don’t know what our style is, what to wear, what looks goods, then you’re normal!

The first thing I do when working with any client is ask questions.  What do you want to look like?  Where are you shopping now?  Once those questions are discussed I’ll have a good idea of what your “style image” is.  Next, it’s time to go through all clothing and accessories.  This is how to determine what is working for your body and towards your “style image” goal.

From there it’s easy to create a check list of items to buy.  The next step is the actual shopping.  Lastly, I coach my clients on how to put their outfits together.

Finding your style like everything else is a process.  My job is to make the process easy, manageable and fun!

Working together normally takes two or three, 2 hour sessions to accomplish the task of ‘finding your style’.  My current “Finding Your Style” session is going for $200 (normally $300).  This is a limited special.  To book your session, e-mail me at d.jacobsohn@zoho.com !

Things that Inspire

From a design standpoint, adding pieces from nature to decorate with adds such depth in any style of home.  Modern, traditional, contemporary or any room for that matter needs touches of nature, such as rocks, shells, antlers, fur, wood.  Display them in collections, small groups or one larger item will add such interest and balance to any room.

NATURE

I think if using natural items from nature like recycling.

I come from Alaska and everyone hunts, not for sport but for food.  If you hunt, then why not use the bones…. not for everyone, but I find them to be beautiful.

Stone

Marble is one of my fav’s, but it is hard to take care of, but as a back splash- clever!

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Wood

I really love drift wood and reclaimed barn wood.  I love how the wood was used to make a beautiful headboard.

Skins

Fur or animal skins, hopefully from sustainable hunting and not sport or faux!

bedrooms - taupe silk organze drapes gray tufted headboard chocolate brown faux fur throw layered yellow blanket zebra cowhide rug black chest

Trees

I love how this deck was built around and with the trees.  No need to cut them down!

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Flowers & Greens

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Spring Layers

Spring has arrived and I love the lighter layers paired with open toed shoes and light colors.  It’s all so refreshing, careless and cool.  Stripes never looked so good with this seasons hottest shoe, a sporty sneaker.  Matchy matchy is out- add a shoe with color for that added interest.  Dig out those shorts as they go with everything from dressy to tomboy casual.  The key is the balance of the outfit.  If you have baggy shorts then wear a tighter tank with a loose white blouse button up and eye catching sandals.  We all know spring temps are unpredictable so go with lighter layers that you can wrap around your waist or shoulders.  Don’t forget to lighten your make up and hair can be more casual and fun!

Now this is a garden display like none other!

Sincerely Jules striped shirt white jeans street style

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We have been waiting for you, Spring, with open arms. Welcome. Please stay as long as you’d like. I can’t wait until you’ve decorated #CentralPark to look like this picture. Ah…..the beauty.

Shoot your look before you decide

When it comes to any outfit that I put together I always make sure that it’s working for me, but when it comes to getting ‘dressed up’ I snap a photo first.  If you take a photo it will show if the clothing is accentuating or exaggerating your flaws.  A photo can reveal if the length is flattering, or if the color is too much for your skin.  Make sure to try on various accessories to see how they work or don’t with your outfit.  Remember accessories can make or break an outfit as its the icing on the cake.

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I liked how this dress fell on by body.  I added a long pearl necklace doubled up or could have gone with a simple pendant necklace.

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If the skirt was a bit shorter this would have looked a bit more flattering, but too business looking for the event I was attending.

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I tried to skip the jacket and go for a vest to show a little skin.

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I put on a lace Ralph Lauren blouse that was pretty with the lace skirt.  The shoes and necklace added a little more glam to the entire look.

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The Burberry lace skirt came with this lace camisole but the top didn’t add any shape to my body.  I decided to go with the first white outfit.

This process takes a lot of time, but you can see how creative you can get with just a few pieces.  I like looking at how the clothes look on the camera as it gives me an idea of what other people see.  Planning what your going to wear is key to looking your best.  Don’t just stop at ‘buying the outfit’ but go all the way with experimenting with your shoes, handbags and jewelry.

T.G.I.F

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Etro top
$475 – harrods.com

Burberry suede booties
saksfifthavenue.com

Chloé leather handbag
$2,005 – mytheresa.com

Betsey Johnson black hat
betseyjohnson.com

Kevyn Aucoin lip gloss
neimanmarcus.com

Abstract wall art
zincdoor.com

My new Office

This fall i completely overhauled my office space.  everything was removed, room repainted and bought all new items.  now i have a space that reflects my style & inspires me to be creative!

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I had a small area to place desk, so went simple

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The lamps add the right amount of glam

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Simple accessories keep the top functional & stylish

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Drawers for storage are a must

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the sheepskin for comfort

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Art is important to me and where I don’t mind investing my money

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Keeping my kid’s art close brings a smile to my face

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Overall this area is functional and stylish

TOTAL COST BREAKDOWN: Desk <homeclick>$199, Lamps <target>$80, Seat <crate&Barrel>$15, Lambskin <homegoods>$19, decorative Box <homegoods> $15, Framed Art <antique store>$300

Thinking Spring Fashion

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Essie Spring 2015 Collection

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Altuzarra | Spring 2015 RTW
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Versace womenswear, spring/summer 2015, Milan Fashion Week
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Roberto Cavalli Spring 2015 - Details
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015
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Victoria Beckham Spring 2014
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Rachel Zoe Resort 2015: Look 8
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Louis Vuitton Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear - Details - Gallery - Look 1 - Style.com
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Tarte Spring 2015 Makeup Coming Next Week!
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