Have you ever had that one thing that you felt naturally good at? A sport, hobby, or maybe even an art, well for me it’s always been fashion. More specifically matching pieces together that others wouldn’t have and seeing if I can pull off the look. I’ve always loved my style but realized others did too when I won best dressed in my high school senior year. That’s when it became evident that fashion was my niche.’ I found out that I have a love for colors, clothing and styling. So I figured why not try this professionally. That’s when I became formally introduced to the world of retail. I worked at a popular retail chain for 5 years and I LOVED IT. What some might see as a “low brow” sales work, for the first time in my life I felt like I was truly in my element. I find it incredibly fulfilling to put my own twist to a common look by adding the perfect accessories that not only made the perfect statement and seasonal colors and trends but also fit a customer’s body type properly.
I have a degree in Radio and Television/Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in Sociology. Since college, I’ve been working in Radio and Television professionally while maintaining a few hours a week in retail just so I could be around fashion and it’s ever changing trends. I admit, I didn’t really need the money, but what I did need is to stay involved in my passion. It’s an excitement to me when I can go into my own closet, someone else’s closet or store and piece outfits together. I like to be creative and add fun to my life and other people’s lives. You never know how much potential you have until you start doing what you love. Sometimes you have to give yourself a time out for personal reflection and exploration to help you find your passion. It takes time for people to find their niche’ and I am one of those people.
After a personal evaluation of myself and hearing voices from my family, friends, and co-workers acknowledging me about my style, it motivated me to shift into a profession I know I would love. So let me share with you what I love.
Favorite quote: “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”-Rachel Zoe
I knew that I had a love for fashion but I had no clue what to do with it until a good friend who is a successful entrepreneur inspired me to use my talent to create a blog. Creating a blog never crossed my mind. So then I thought “WOW’ this is something that I would really enjoy doing in my spare time. But enough about me. This blog will focus on three major components. Closet Capades, Self “Access”ment, and Digital PA (personal assistant).
Closet-Capades (taken from the word escapades) is a very special portion of Trendy Tab. Here, I go into personal closets and show you how to make a new wardrobe out of pieces you already have. Love the way you look in that blazer at work and wish you knew a way to make it look more casual for a night out…..I DO! And what about that one top you bought months ago that looked great on the hanger, but you have no idea what to wear it with. I would LOVE to help. Closet-Capades is about saving your money and reinventing the wheel, so to speak. Sure it looked great with whatever you paired it with in the past. But why not make it better, more versatile, and more fashionable than ever. You know wheels used to be wooden until someone said “What if I…”My closet, friend’s closet, your closet, every makeover doesn’t need a credit card.
Self “Access”ment is a play on the term self-assessment with the word Accessories thrown in. This tab (pun intended) is my personal favorite and is all about finding the right accessories for not just your outfit but for your body type as well. I have a fondness for thick chunky necklaces and because of my larger clavicle, long neck, and long hair it fits my frame very well. Big, elaborate necklaces help cover chest space for types like me. However, if you are more of a small bust, short torso, wop hair kind of girl than my look will swallow you whole. Long chain medallion necklace that stops at the middle of the ribcage is best for you. That paired with big elaborate
earrings will accentuate your hair and face, while the necklace creates the illusion of a longer torso. In this portion of the blog, we will explore color palettes with skin tone and selecting the right jewelry for your body type.
And lastly, Digital PA, this is where I pound the pavement and act as your personal assistant. I go into major retail chains and local boutiques, match outfits, tell you where to buy it and how much the entire look cost. So all you have to do is point and buy. I’ll tell you if the sizes run small and how to stretch this purchase with common at home pieces like jeans or flirty tops.