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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 !

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.

Inside Out

I believe beauty starts on the inside.  Taking care of myself is very important to me and I know you eventually see the benefits on the outside.  Not only do I exercise, drink plenty of water and sleep well, I practice meditation and sometimes cleanse by body.  I know it seems a bit much, but with everything we put our bodies I find it to be a meaningful exercise.  The benefits of cleansing can be found on several sites, but here are some that I found to be helpful,  Dr. Oz and Ezine Articles.

A year ago, I started focusing on my skin and wash my face every night and morning and pay close attention to wearing sunscreen.  I’ve always worked out a couple day’s a week and would try to squeeze in a walk here an there, but something switched in me and I decided it was time to go for it and in October I started working out 5 days a week and on the other days make sure to get a walk in.  It’s been 9 months and am hooked.

The more you work on your body the better you eat!  I’m happy with what I’m eating but am ready to detox my body.  It is hard, but I really want to do it.  I love the mental challenge and interested to see what happens with my body.

I don’t normally share photos of my body, but for this purpose, I think it’s helpful to see the before and after photos.  I’ll journal and post my process of the next 5 days of my Juice Cleanse.  Oh and I know, I’m skinny and I don’t need to loose weight, that’s not what this is about.  It’s more about the benefits of the cleanse and it just so happens that loosing weight is a side affect, but for me I’m going to continue working out and having SO many veggies that I’ll be getting everything I need!  ~XX

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A feel of History

My house has exposed wood beams and everyone seems to enjoy how different they make the room feel.  I find that when wood beams, bricks or early wood floors are added or exposed in a home, it adds so much depth and character to a home without trying.  Here are some examples of rooms that feel like they have a touch of history to them.  What I love about all these rooms is they don’t feel entirely ‘old’, the historical elements add character to these updated rooms.  Classic mix!

7 Creative Bedside Table Ideas | StyleCaster

Old World Home Decorating Ideas |those floors!!!!!! Design Ideas and ...
neutrals

Painted brick.

Mix of traditional and contemporary - Stone wall, stainless steel, exposed beams
a cool, earthy vibe

blue & white small kitchen

mantle hood, pine floors and old world style lighting in this kitchen make it look like an olde english countryside kitchen
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A downstairs room in Charleston’s Miles Brewton House, Town & Country Magazine
Old World Home Decorating Ideas | See your home could reduce the way you see
A loft in an old warehouse - PLANET DECO homes world
Hang Beams Overhead - Rough-hewn ceiling beams (even faux ones) lend old-world charm to any room. Try them in your common areas.
photo credit Pinterest

Aging & skincare

Just because you’re getting older every year doesn’t mean you have to look your age.  You can look better.  What I’ve learned from several experts is that when you take care of your skin, your skin will radiate and shine.  When your face shines, all you need is a bright smile and you will be more beautiful than ever.

Skincare Tips:

As I’ve gotten older, I make sure to wash my face every morning and before I go to bed.

Find a face wash that you like the texture and odor of…. so you enjoy & LOVE washing your face.

Twice a week a use a Clarisonic so that my skin gets a deeper cleaning.

I always wear moisturizer and to really be safe from sun damage, one with sunscreen.

I have eye creams and serums that I use often, but not all the time as I feel like a good moisturizer is all you need.

In the evening I wash, dry & remove eye makeup then apply a thick layer of night cream.

To enhance the overall look of your face, make sure you have the right color foundation and keep your everyday make up simple and shiny.  I love using a bronzer to brighten my cheeks.

Make sure your lips are hydrated and I’ve used a lip scrub at times to exfoliate my lips.

Eyebrow and lip waxing is essential.  I’m always amazed at how much brighter my eyes look after eyebrow shaping.

Everyone says it, but it’s true ‘Drink tons of water’.

My favorite products right now are: Philosophy’s ‘purity 3-in-1 cleanser for face & eyes’.  I like this because the odor is light, the product goes a long ways and it helps remove eye make up.  I follow up with  Philosophy’s ‘hope in a jar’.  I love the way it’s whipped and how it goes on my face really well.  I buy mine from “Making Faces“.

My favorite sunscreen is “Modern Priscilla replenishing sunblock”.  This product provides an spf of 36, provides light moisturizer, an antioxidant and is tinted!  I use this product with my ‘hope in a jar’ moisturizer.  I buy mine from “Modern Priscilla“.

At night I use “Neutrogena naturals”.  It is a multi-vitamin nourishing night cream that goes on well and smells refreshing.  I buy mine at “Ride Aid”.

Here are several older ladies that have flawless skin and yes look better than they did in their younger years!

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source: GH good housekeeping

In a hat

I do love a good hat.  This is a great hat that I picked up at a friends’ store.  I’ve been waiting for the right time to wear it and decided to wear it on a rainy night!

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Stick straight hair works best with a fedora hat

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This hat is by “Glitzy Bella” and is has a feather, lace, chain, large rhinestones and a cameo broach all on t he side!

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Price of my hat, $60

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As you can see I paired up my fab hat with pleather leggings, a studded sleeveless shirt, rhinestone necklace and wedges.  More is more with this look!

i <3 Valentine’s day

I love Valentine’s Day, just for what it resembles, love, hugs, kisses, friendships, jewelry, cards, small gifts, hearts and sweets.

Here are a few of my favorite Valentine ideas & inspirations this year!

just an old fashion love song
I love the idea of a love song written just for me

printable vintage valentines.

I adore old fashioned cards

gold doily // vday card
I’m a big fan of handmade cards!
A DIY Valentine Heart
Decorating with hearts
xo
Seal it with a kiss…I’ve been known to kiss my own cards
Elie Saab
If your going to wear a color on Feb 14, make it red
Royal Icing, everything you ever wanted to know
Make sweets
The most adorable shortbread.
choc covered strawberries
One of the best desserts and so easy to make yourself
romantic
Romantic dinner setting
heart sweater #heart # fashion
Cute day look
BrightNest | Be Heartless: Decorate for Valentine’s Day Without Hearts
Flowers always make an amazing gift…but don’t buy them on Feb 14..overpriced
love letters wallpaper andrew Martin
Love Letter
Candy Hearts #Valentine
You have to have Candy Hearts!  So fun & it’s so childhood
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Doilies
Heart Pancakes
Surprise them with heart pancakes
Milk Chocolate Marzipan Hearts Valentine Gift Box- 16 Pcs
It wouldn’t be V-day without chocolate
champagne hearts
Bubbly baby
you have my heart
Great Quotes
cartier diamonds
Jewelry, say no more
xoxo cake
I can never get enough of XOXO….I absolutely adore using it
Gorgeous Geometric printed wallpaper and chair
Red Shoes
Xoxo
Wear red lips
XOXO A Little Taste of Philosophy Spring 2013 & Valentine’s Day Collection
xoxo
Own It
romantic
Romance
xoxo
Smile
a kiss in a cafe
KISS
Heart bag
Accessorize
Poetry Poetry Poetry
Personal Poetry

DYI Transform a screen into a custom headboard

If you have one of these cheap folding screens and want to upcycle it, why not make it into a custom headboard!  It’s easy and you can do just about anything your heart desires.

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Step 1:  Spray Paint~ I used a more expensive paint to avoid having to spay so many times.

Tip: Take your time when you spray paint, it’s best to do in light layers.

Step 2: Add metal hardware on back of screen to avoid the screen to fold.  Then Hang on the wall behind your bed.  Either drill a hole through the wood or add hardware on the back.

                Tip:  Resist adding your decor to the screen, as this is large and awkward to hang and you don’t want your hard work to get ruined.

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Step 3:  Collect and create the decor you want to add to your screen.  Use Velcro to affix items to your board.

Tip:  Don’t be afraid to add a few things to start then add over time, as this is a large space!

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I made my own Fishing sign by hot gluing store bought pebbles onto letters!  Use shells or seaglass as well!  The Bait bag is actually an old clothes hanging pin bag!  I hand painted the words and picked up vintage wooden fishing hooks to add to the bag.

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My son collected stickers, shells, and driftwood and I picked up the signs, handmade fishing pole and the clothes pin bag from a yard sale, and the Pottery Barn pin board shark

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Oh Baby It’s Cold

I know what cold winter weather feels like, being born and raised in Alaska I know how to dress for the Cold!  We Alaskans know how to stay warm, mostly by wearing fur, down and wool.  Growing up I spent a lot of time outdoors even if it was cold.  As and adult I still crave being outdoors, but now staying warm must be functional and fashionable!  Here are some Alaskan inspired parkas.

Inuit mother and baby in fur parka by glenbowmuseum on Flickr.

Inuit mother and child, Alaska, around 1903

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Growing up in Alaska spending time play in the snow while parents ice fish.

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A bit older, maybe 5 but this time I have on my homemade Alaskan fur parka to keep warm.

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Wearing my aunts full length parka, wishing I had my very own.  Beautiful!

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My son John, wearing a down snowsuit and me in my northface coat and fur headband while hiking.

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A good friend wearing her cousin’s Athabascan Alaskan parka.

If you are in need of a good looking parka, fur, wool, faux fur or down parka, here are a few of my favorites!

INUIT Eskimo Fur Hood WOOL PARKA  Large
Inuit Eskimo Fur & Wool Parka, Housewife Vintage $169
Mackage Trish Parka
Down & Fur Parka, Mackage $790
on hold Native Inuit WOOL ANORAK PARKA Fur Hood s-m
Inuit Wool Anorak Parka, Housewife Vintage $275

Thinking about  getting a   CANADA GOOSE  PARKA? THINK TWICE....  Unfortunately,   the trims   on these coats   come from   millions of trapped   fur-bearing animals   like coyotes. Animals   will suffer for days,  break bones   and teeth   trying to escape   from traps.   Some animals   will even   chew off their   own limbs.  NOT humane   or neccessary.   Please BOYCOTT   Canada Goose.

Kensington Parka 625 goose fill, Comes in 16 different colors, Canada Goose
Betty Coat with Faux Fur, Rachel Zoe $550
Down Coat, Dawn Levy $399