I’ve Moved

18 Apr

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Well, hello there!

It’s been a while………my apologies BUT I do have a good, no GREAT, reason. I have been hard at work developing my Dettamoda website. Can I get a Whoo hoo?  I am super excited to share my fashion styling services, accessory sales, weekly styling tips, seasonal colors, trends and, of course, the new home to my blog.

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Stylishly yours,

Paula

I Don’t Run Unless Something is Chasing Me

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I don’t run. Well, I do if something is chasing me………like a lion, a bumble bee, a bill collector or an illness. Sunday I was forced to run. It didn’t matter though ’cause it still caught me. A nasty virus that is. So, this is me.

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Sickly but so trying to head out the door stylish.

Stylist Tip  ::  For a feminine yet trendy look, mix a waxed denim pant with a sweet chiffon print blouse.

Wearing  ::  Articles of Society Waxed Denim Pants (similar), Bobeau Blouse, Sam Edelman Ballet Flats, Nordstrom Necklace, Vintage Bracelet

Perhaps you Could Wear Purple Velvet

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Honestly, some of the pictures that are snapped for this blog crack me up. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hit the trashcan. But, today I thought we would have a little fun at my expense. Take for instance these shots.

“Whoa, what was that? “

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Followed by this overtly joyful facial expression.

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Perhaps, I should just shoot my heels today.

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Oh, wait, this shot is fairly normal. Well, as normal as this gal gets.

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Stylist Tips  ::  Your smile is one of your best accessories. Wear it often. Don’t worry about matching your accessories. That’s boring. Purple velvet pants? Absolutely! Fashion should be fun.

Wearing  ::

Blouse by Alberto Makali. It’s on sale now at Nordstrom Rack.

Pants by !It Get your pair here, here or here.

Heels by Steve Madden

Handbag, Belt and Bamboo Bracelet are all estate sale finds.

 

 

Wearing Leopard

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My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.

-Jackie Collins

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Stylist Tip  ::  Black heels would have paired nicely with the black belt (not that I always match my accessories ’cause I don’t) but nude heels elongate legs and hold the focus on the dress not the feet.

Wearing  ::

Leopard Print Dress by Donna Ricco (Or try it in floral or arctic black)

Vintage Wool Coat by Burberry

Black Snake Skin Print Belt by New York & Company

Nude Heels by Style & Co (love these by Michael Michael Kors)

Sunnies by Kate Spade

Jewelry by D&G and estate sale finds

Spring’s Black and White Trend

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Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.

-Karl Lagerfeld

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Stylist Tip  ::   Whether your style is classic, rocker, preppy or vintage try this season’s black and white trend. It’s bold and beautiful.

Wearing  ::

Retro Inspired Black Dress by Bizz

White Felt Hat has no name

Black & White Heels by Chinese Laundry

White Beads are estate sale finds. Wear these.

Vintage Bow Rhinestone Bracelet was my great grandmas but I love this pearl and rhinestone version.

Easy & Affordable Style for $100

 

It’s a Mod, Mod World

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My car does this crazy, totally uncontrollable, quirky lil’ thing. At the first sign of a thrift store, consignment boutique, estate or garage sale it suddenly veers towards the flashing open sign, screeches into a parking spot and ejects me, purse in hand, out the sunroof. Weird, I know but what am I supposed to do about it? As I see it, the best reaction is to take action. So, I limp on in and shop.

Last week, my cars totally uncontrollable ejection caused me to discover this delicious mod coat……..for $30!

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Stylist Tip  ::  Blending in is easy. Make a style statement with unique garments and accessories.

Wearing  ::

Vintage Mod Coat by Lilli Anne Knit. New version here.

Wedge Heels by Nine West

Silver Clutch has no name and was found at a yard sale but checkout this one.

Sunnies by Kate Spade

Pearls & Rhinestone Jewelry from estate sales and my grandma

Easy & Affordable Style for less than $200

You’re Always on my Mind

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Well hello there! Remember me? Yes, it has been awhile. A couple of weeks in fact and I apologize.  But, I have really great excuses. Really, I do!

I am constantly bee-like, always busily buzzing around. Yet the past few weeks have been like a single-winged, three-legged bee on an ice rink trippin’ on a double espresso. Bee-sy!  So, again, I apologize and propose to you my Top 10 Reasons for Neglecting (but never forgetting) my blog.

1. Completing the final touches to my website.

1. Completing the final touches to my website. Very exciting!

2. Buying, taking photos and loading merchandise for sale onto my website.

2. Buying, taking photos and loading merchandise for sale onto my website. Get out your checkbook :)

3. Hosting a Stache Bash for my husband and father-in-law.

3. Hosting a Stache Bash for my husband and father-in-law. Any excuse to party.

4. Gutting a bedroom in order to create a new dressing studio.

4. Gutting a bedroom to create a new style studio. It’s like a dressing room on steroids.

5. Got hired onto Winston Retail Solutions as a freelance merchandsing coordinator and creative team member.

5. Got hired on to Winston Retail Solutions as a freelance merchandising coördinator and creative team member. Super excited about this opportunity.

6. Traveling to LA for assistant wardrobe styling on editorial shoots.

6. Traveling to LA for assistant wardrobe styling on editorial shoots. I love my job!

7. Key styling for the TV pilot, Bill Poett's True North.

7. Key styling for the TV pilot, Bill Poett’s True North. Honored to be a part of this team.

8. Resigning from my full-time position as a YMCA Associate Executive Director.  After 18 years, this is so bittersweet.

8. Resigning from my full-time position as a YMCA Associate Executive Director. After 18 years, this is so bittersweet.

9. Working on  test shoots to add to my portfolio.

9. Working on test shoots to add to my portfolio. Creative and fun.

10. Picking out furniture, wallpaper, paint, flooring and lighting for my new dressing studio.

10. Picking out furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, paint, flooring and lighting for my new dressing studio. I love inviting the interior designer in me out to play.

So there you have it folks. My Top 10. I may have neglected to give you stylish tips and tricks over the past few weeks but my stilettos have been strapped on and you’ve been on my mind.

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