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3 Things You’re Missing Out On If You Don’t Have…

Boutique; TAGSYou’re missing out on simple & easy shopping if you don’t have a favorite local boutique. Have you ever walked into a mall or department store and felt overwhelmed? You look around and think, where do I start? What styles are for me? What designers fit my shape? Then, you buy a few or a lot odd ball items that sit in your closet…wasting space. Here are a few things you can do; hire me or a personal stylist in your area to teach you how to shop, grab a copy of Ultimate Guide to Style: From Drab to Fab! and/or find a boutique near you.
A boutique you ask? Yes! Here’s why:

1.Boutiques are tailored for specific ages, genders and styles.

For example, my favorite boutique for my personal taste, age and proximity is TAGS on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, CA. Their age demographic is late 20’s to 40’s with a minimalist edge. They carry edgy yet feminine pieces with a unique and artistic vibe. When making the most out of my closet, I mix quality items with trendy or vintage pieces. Meaning, my slacks may cost $500.00 but my shirt will cost $3.00 from a thrift shop. Anytime my quality items need an update I can walk into TAGS and easily find pieces I instantly love. You can Google “boutiques near me” and see what comes up for you. If you’re a natural, classic, romantic, boho, eclectic, glamorous or trendy style most likely there will be one that caters to your specific vibe near you! NOTE: If you live in a small town, you may have to drive a little further or come visit us in LA!

TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, & Rayne Parvis at the West Hollywood, CA. location. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, styling Rayne Parvis at the West Hollywood, CA. location for a photo shoot. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
2.You get a personal stylist for free.

The stylists at the boutique will give you personalized service like my TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura. She lets me know about upcoming events, sales and is familiar with what works for my body-shape and budget and pulls stuff before I get there. It’s like having my own personal fashin expert! And unlike, an image consultant/wardrobe stylist (like me) who charges for this, it’s a complimentary part of the “boutique experience”. So if you can’t afford a service like mine, I suggest developing a relationship with the style professional at a boutique near you. I recommend doing a little homework on yourself too. Know your complementary colors, cuts and body-shape so you can inform your boutique stylist what you prefer. All this can be determined in Ultimate Guide to Style!

TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, and personal stylist, Rayne Parvis, at the West Hollywood, CA. location. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
Personal Stylist, Rayne Parvis and TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, at the West Hollywood, CA. TAGS location. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
3.Shopping will be fun!

If you hate shopping finding your go-to boutique is a must. Spend less time wandering aimlessly around and more time socializing. The professionals at the boutique will most likely become your personal shopping superstar. When you walk in, like your go-to bar or coffee shop, they’ll know your name. This makes shopping an enlightening experience. I will drive out of my way to go to TAGS to buy a candle for a gift because they make me smile and supporting local business is important. Even though, I can shop for myself it’s always nice to have a experienced eye that has you covered…literally. 
Hope these tips help your shopping experience fabulous!
Special thanks to Erica Ventura at TAGS for her personal service and styling me for my website images update(coming soon). If you’re in LA reach out to her and get your fashion on. Tell her I sent ya!

TAGS girls(Sydney, Erica, Andra and Taylor) and Rayne hanging out after a styling session.
TAGS girls(Sydney, Erica, Andra and Taylor) and Rayne hanging out after a styling session. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.

Check out the latest video I was featured in with the stylists from TAGS on The Show and Tell Show with Caroline Elliott. 

TAGS: Address: 8570 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 360-1660
EMAIL: Erica.ventura@tags.com

You can find photographer Ryan P. Morgan and TAGS on Instagram

Love & Style,
Rayne

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5 Ways to Dazzle This Holiday Season

For the stylish record, I choose to sparkle all year long. HAHAHA! Even if you’re not into the typical razzle and dazzle my guest blogger has awesome options for you. I reached out to Christina Proctor, Certified Style CoachTM and the owner of Wear Out There, a wardrobe styling company based in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada for her advice of what is gonna make us shine bright in the upcoming party season!

Here is what my fellow Style Coach™ sister suggests:

The countdown to Christmas and New Year’s is officially on. With a calendar that’s packed with a cornucopia of errands, shopping, parties, and other social situations, you may be feeling a little run down. I can certainly relate! With a variety of activities and events packed into such a short time period (…and often back-to-back), picking out a daily outfit takes some extra thought. With all of this extra preparation, you may be feeling a little less than dazzling. But the holidays are a magical time of year, don’t lose your luster!

5 Tips on How to Look Fabulously Festive this Holiday Season:

Add some sparkle with a shimmery top, skirt, or accessory.

Holiday Sparkle

 

Have you noticed your co-workers upping the glam in their daily outfits? I know I have! They, like you, need an outfit that can easily shift from day to evening. The holidays call for big, big shine, so have fun with your wardrobe. However, keep in mind the level of appropriateness for your office. It’s best to choose one sparkled piece, and neutralize the rest of the look with blacks, greys, or beige. This way your glitz becomes the focal piece.

A festive necklace always makes a statement.

 
Statement Necklace

 

Whether you wear them every day or only on special occasions, statement necklaces make an impression. Wear them with any garment, and with any neckline to truly shine.

Jewel it up.

Jewel Tones

 

Black may be your go-to uniform throughout the year, but the holidays call for a bit of color. Jewel tones add instant drama and strong visual appeal to your party looks. For the best results, mix your pop of color with neutral accessories.

Play with gold and silver…eye shadow that is.

Makeup Looks

 

Whether you glow in gold, or sparkle in silver, shimmery eye shadows are made for this time of year. Boost your makeup look with a swipe of shadow, a bit of bronzer, and a touch of gloss for a natural look. For a day to evening transformation, add a colored lip, extra eye liner, or a smoky shadow. With makeup, less is always more, so choose one feature to highlight.

A jacket may just be your best accessory.

Warm and Cozy

 

With the dual challenge of dressing fashionable and staying warm, it’s always best to choose comfort over style. Don’t fight the elements; just work your holiday wardrobe around it. When selecting a jacket, be sure to choose a style that’s dressy enough to go with your party attire, but also expresses your personality.

Do you have any tips on how to look and feel your best over the busy holiday season? We would love to hear from you!

Check out the latest video on I was featured on The Show and Tell Show with Caroline Elliott. Yay to sparkle…a lot or a little.

Guest Bio: As a Style Coach, Christina works one-on-one with clients, conducts group workshops, and hosts virtual consultations to help men and women of all ages develop a style they love. When she’s not styling clients, Christina enjoys walking her yellow lab, Quix, reading, traveling, and sampling craft beer. To learn more about Wear Out There, visit http://www.wearoutthere.ca or connect with Christina socially on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Christina Proctor

http://www.stylebyrayne.com

Do you still want more fashion advice? Check out Ultimate Guide to Style: From Drab to Fab! on Amazon.

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4 Ways To Rock Your Favorite Bag In Style

Your bag, purse, hobo, tote and/or clutch, like your shoes, seals the stylish deal on an outfit. Do you ever wonder what bag to wear with what outfit? I reached out to fashion writer Jessica Brinley, for her expert opinion and here is what she wrote:

“It’s important to know how to balance your entire look. Yes, we know you have more important things to think about like getting the kids off to school rather than what bag goes with your outfit. However, I wanted to break it down for you ladies and give you some quick visuals to make it easier.

4 Ways to Rock Your Favorite Bag

 

1.A Louis Vuitton Bag with a Multi Colored Dress 

You can style your LV bag or patterned purse with your favorite multi-colored dress.  Don’t be afraid to mix two patterns together. 

2.Hermes and a Patterned Outfit or Dress 

A patterned dress is super easy, and pair it with your Hermessque bag for an instant chic look. You can choose a natural or black color. And, finally, complete the look with gorgeous bright colored pointed stilettos to add elegance to the look instantly.

3. Chanel Handbags and Black

Now that is something cool, isn’t it? Let you Chanel have the spot light. If you don’t look great in black, Rayne says, you can sport this handbag with all denim, navy or pop of color top with dark jeans and black heels. 

4. Patterned Tote with Casual Dress Up

When going out with your pals and you have to be ready in a jiffy, what can be better than this casual easy look? Simply grab your denim shirt and black pants while carrying your astounding patterned tote and spruce up the entire look in a few minutes.”- Jessica Brinley

Rayne Parvis in Westlake in vintage boots and her vintage Dooney and Burke cross-body.
Rayne Parvis in Westlake in vintage boots and her vintage Dooney and Burke cross-body.

If you put your hair up in a messy bun or a hat, add a comfy t-shirt and boyfriend jeans your bag can do the talking for you. And you don’t need a super pricey purse(like my Dooney and Burke in the picture which was a gift). As long as it’s high quality and no scuffs, cheap logos and/or over the top hardware you’ll be stylin’. All the bags in the photo pictured above can be interchangeable. Happy styling! 

For more style tips on bags, accessories and everything you need to look and feel amazing check out Ultimate Guide to Style: From Drab to Fab! on Amazon.

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