All posts tagged: outfit

Contest alert! Start 2016 with a new look!

This contest is for men and women in the Toronto area to win a free StyleSmart experience. Either a Shop-a-Holic Smarts or Closet Smarts consultation with your Style Sensei, Jeanette. (Valued at $650) One runner up will receive a 40% discount off their choice of service. What do you have to do?  Share your favorite outfit and tell me why you like it so much. It’s that easy! Here’s how: 1.  Submit a short video or provide full length clear colour photos showing yourself in your outfit in full frame to your Style Sensei. Don’t forget to include your full name and the best way to reach you. 2.  Describe why you love the outfit so much. The colour? Fashion? Textures? Fit? What it hides? What it emphasizes? 3.  Share a style problem you need the most help with. 4.  Submissions are due on December 31st.  I will announce and feature the winner here on January 16th so don’t forget to follow my blog! Good luck! Your Style Sensei, Jeanette **Permission to use your name …

the art of class - for the ladies

The Art of Class, For the Ladies

It is a Saturday night. The coolest night club in town has a crowd building outside it.  There is a buzz in the air.  I am waiting in line, keeping an eye out for my partner in crime who has yet to arrive.  My black silk cropped pants, and black tank top sprinkled with silver sequins are comfortable.  The sequins draw attention to my favorite feature, my collarbone.  Turquoise Jourdan pumps, neon orange crystal earrings and a silk shawl are my only accessories.  My hair is pinned up and I am sporting a smokey eye and nude lips.  I get complimented on my shoes, earrings and shawl. As I start to survey the women in line and on the street, I see there a theme to their attire: super tight mini-dress, platform stiletto heels and a lot of mascara.  At 36 years old, I don’t understand the new trend to expose as much of our bodies as possible in the tightest outfits.  At twenty I was always conscious of where to draw the line on how much of my body …