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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Q & A Fashionable Thursday: Alternate Spring Party Look

Q: Dear Fashionista Amanda,

I am so happy Spring is here because I can wear all kinds of cute dresses. But I noticed that I am super cold when I go out at night.  Usually I have to wrap up in a jacket if I am at an outdoor party. I don't like having to cover up my dress with a jacket. What other spring party look can I wear that will still make me feel pretty, feminine and WARM?

Thank you!

Jenny H.
Ventura, CA.

A: Hi Jenny!

Thank you for submitting your question for Q & A Fashionable Thursday!

I understand how it goes. You buy a super CUTE spring dress. Wear it to an outdoor party and you have to cover it up with a jacket. Ugh. It's almost like wasting an outfit, huh? Well, no worries. I've got an alternate spring party look that you'll love. 

I always feel pretty and feminine (and warm ;) when I wear skinny jeans in a bright color (like turquoise) with a loose-fitted blouse, a vibrant scarf and suede pumps.  A fun vibrant color combination gives off a "spring vibe" the same way a spring dress would because of the playful colors. (If you prefer a tamed bold color look, you can always go for a softer jean color, like coral, with a white blouse. -My second favorite color combination.)

To continue with the "spring dress vibe" I would also recommend wearing a blouse in a soft semi-sheer fabric to fancy up the outfit, so you won't feel like you're wearing just jeans and a t-shirt.  

Also, wearing a scarf will add warmth to this look which allows you to show off your outfit.  However, if you still are a little chilly, all you'll need is a small fitted-jacket. 

I hope that answers your question, Jenny!

If you, Fashionista, have a question, please email me at info (at) TheFashionistaCoach (dot) com. 

Hope you have a terrific Thursday!

Your Fashion Coach

{Photo courtesy of and}

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring 2012 Trend: Bold Colors

Hello Fashionista!! By now, you've probably seen the increasingly popular spring 2012 trend: bold colors in Glamour Magazine, Cosmo, or in stores. Without a doubt, bold colors are a hot trend - even if it seems like it's happening a season too soon.  Many people are accustomed to pastel colors blossoming on the fashion scene in spring, and may not see an abundance of it with all the bold colors decorating catalog pages, online shops and Pinterest.  You're right, Spring is normally for pastel hues, but the fashion industry likes to keep us on our toes so we always have something fresh and exciting to wear...which is great for us fashionistas! 

Now that spring 2012 trend: bold colors is officially on our radar, we need to chat about how you can successfully wear this super hot spring 2012 trend.   A great way to start wearing bold colors is to choose a neutral color like white.  Why white? Because white is the perfect neutral to contrast (and marry) other bold colors together (exactly what this trend calls for!)   

I'd suggest picking white jeans, capris, or shorts to start with.  (If you don't have a pair yet, take an afternoon to hunt for them!) Then, coordinate a striking white pair of denim jeans with a bold orange tank like the one to the right. Add a complimentary bold color like red, in an envelope clutch.  Carry the red into more accessories like a belt or wedges, to complete the look. :)

Bonus tip: With this type of outfit, keep your accessories (like, watch, bracelets, necklace) a neutral tone.  Gold works best in this case because it is subtle and non-competitive with bold colors.  Choose jewelry on a smaller scale to also enhance the overall look without clashing with the other colors. 

***My favorite bold color outfit is****

You can shop this look from my closet!

Are you going to try out the freshest spring 2012 trend: bold colors?  Go on and turn heads, Fashionista! See you next week. ;) Psst...don't forget to share this post with your friends so they can start unleashing their inner-fashionista, too!! Have a fabulous week! xoxo

Your Fashion Coach

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Clean Your Closet!

Hi Fashionista!~Most of us shop our little hearts out until we don’t know what's left in our closets.  We can’t remember if we still like that white blouse we bought from Macy’s in October, or if that green jacket really fits us the way it used to last winter.  Save yourself time in the morning before work and time before going out on a date by spring cleaning your closet!  Plus, there’s nothing as freeing as a closet weed-out! 

Here’s how to do it!

Group everything you own by type – dresses, sweaters, pants, shoes, etc.  Get rid of all the “toos”: too big, too small, too outdated.  Now for the self-discovery!  Out of what you’re keeping, which items suffuse you with confidence, which shapes are nice to yours, which labels fit best?  And are there themes in your rejects?  Multiples of a color or style you don’t wear?  Memorize these for when you go shopping again. 

What should you do with the clothes you don’t want, you might ask? I believe in recycling clothes!  Donate your clothes to your local Goodwill.  You can find a location by visiting:

Congratulations! You've just spring cleaned your closet – so early on in the year, too – woo hoo! You now know what really works for you!  Be sure to share these tips with your friends, Fashionista! Help them be a proud owner of what really works for them too!  Have a wonderful day!
Your Fashion Coach

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jewelry Giveaway!

Welcome to my first Jewelry Giveaway for 2012, Fashionista!!!

Mark. Necklace Valued at $28!

Turquoise jewelry is such a HUGE trend right now - not to mention it looks GREAT on everyone - with mostly ANYTHING- and I want to give you an opportunity to win it for FREE!

Money can get a little tight and jewelry isn't always in the, I wanted to open up this jewelry giveaway for you, Fashionista, to enjoy a slice of heaven just before Spring & Summer begin!

So if you're ready to WIN this jewelry giveaway, complete the following steps below! Good luck, Fashionista!

Jewelry Giveaway ENTRY Guidelines:

This contest begins, March 6, 2012 and ENDS Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. 

In order to be entered.....

1.)  You must follow "The Fashionista Coach" on Facebook....

2.) You must follow "The Fashionista Coach" on Twitter...

3.) You must follow "The Fashionista Coach" through Google Connect... (Look at the top right under "Fashionistas" and click on "Join This Site")

BONUS: Double Entry: To be entered TWICE... Share this giveaway on Twitter! Copy this message and paste on your Twitter account. "Enter @FashnistaCoach giveaway and win a Turquoise beaded necklace! Giveaway ends March 18th! Enter today at #Fashion"

TRIPLE Entry: Your name will be entered THREE times...Share this giveaway on Facebook!! Copy this message and paste in your status update: "Enter @TheFashionistaCoach giveaway and win a Turquoise beaded necklace! Giveaway ends March 18th! Enter today at"

Keep in mind, these bonus entries are OPTIONAL.  You do not have to do them- although I would love the shout out! ;)

A-----L-------S-------O!  For every entry you complete please leave a seperate comment on this blog post! 

For example....
"I am now a fan of The Fashionista Coach on Facebook." 
"I am now following The Fashionista Coach on Twitter!"
"I am now following your blog!"
"I shared this giveaway on Facebook!"
"I shared this giveaway on Twitter!"

If you have ANY question, Fashionista, feel free to shoot me an email at info (at) thefashionistacoach (dot) com!  I am happy to answer them!

Winner will be announced Monday, March 19th at 10am!! <3 <3 <3



Your Fashion Coach
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