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San Diego Humane Society Animal Rescue Initiative


Posted by My Sister's Closet

My Sister’s Closet and The San Diego Humane Society have joined forces to help animals who are affected by the California fires. 

Last week the amazing people at SDHS sent crews into these affected areas to rescue animals trapped in this disaster. Our company made a donation of $10,000 to support efforts initiated by the SDHS as well last week.

You Can Help Too By Cleaning out your Closet or Home:

Drop off your items to any location of My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic or Well Suited and ask to consign them to the San Diego Humane Society account. When your items sell, proceeds will go to the amazing people at the San Diego Humane Society. 

Designer handbags and jewelry are best sellers as are current home furnishings. Click here for consignment information.



My Sisters Closet: The Standard in Profitability, Sustainability, Charity, and Style


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What was happening in 1991?

- The first commercial website was launched
- Neiman Marcus opened in Scottsdale
- The US liberated Kuwait from Iraq

What wasn’t happening was the practice of sustainability. Nobody even knew what it was. So, not surprisingly, discerning consumers didn’t want to wear other people’s used clothing – luxury or not. Nevertheless, we had this crazy idea that buying and selling high-end used items could be good business if we created an experience that equaled traditional retail. That meant designing a store that looked, felt and smelled like a trendy boutique, not like some dingy thrift shop. Impeccable customer service was non-negotiable. With our plan in place, we opened the first My Sister’s Closet store in 1991 in Central Phoenix. This would prove to be the first of many crazy ideas over the ensuing decades.

After 28 years, our stores continue to show vibrant year-over-year growth. In the retail world, that’s rare. While we’ve had great success adding home furnishings, men’s apparel and expanding our brands into Southern California, we’ve also learned some lessons along the way. For example, selling and consigning wedding dresses and kid’s items weren’t such hot ideas in hindsight. Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said, “every day do something that scares you” and owning a retail business more than helps us meet her challenge.

Whereas people once were embarrassed or ashamed to wear used clothes, nowadays they brag about the smoking deal they got on designer jeans or shoes. Sustainability and recycling have become retail buzzwords and societal trends. Today the resale bandwagon is jam-packed with wannabe stores, some of which are even backed by venture capitalists. However, My Sister’s Closet continues to be the gold standard for the industry.

One of the areas where we have always forged a new path is our dedication to community involvement. For 20+ years we donated unsold merchandise to the thrift stores of our favorite non-profits. We came to realize those stores weren’t producing as much revenue as they could have been for their organizations. Which shouldn’t be such a surprise since running a retail store is pretty different than administering a successful nonprofit. On the other hand, we do know a thing or two about retail, and that gave us an idea. It was time to raise the bar and raise it we did.

In 2014, thanks to the flexibility of our landlord, we opened our own 501(c)3 thrift store in Chandler. This would be the first brick and mortar initiative of our nonprofit arm, My Sisters’ Charities. Over $100,000 was generated in less than six months and in 2018 the store netted $300,000. This helped propel us to making a $1 million donation to the Arizona Humane Society. My Sisters’ Charities also proudly supports Fresh Start, Defenders of Wildlife, Phoenix Art Museum, SW Autism Center and Rancho Coastal Humane Society (San Diego), to name a few.

As community leaders, the sisters also serve as board members for some of Phoenix’s most respected organizations. Ann currently sits on the Board of Directors for both the Arizona Humane Society and the Phoenix Art Museum, after previously serving on the boards of Fresh Start, The Nature Conservancy and SW Wildlife Conservation Center. Tess was recently named a Trendsetter in 2019 for her charitable work for the Arizona Humane Society, Fresh Start, SW Wildlife Center and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Another major initiative in our commitment to sustainability has been eliminating single-use plastic items likes bags, cups and straws in all of our stores. This initiative began internally years ago and in 2019 we launched an external awareness campaign targeting local and national consumer businesses. Slowly but surely, people are learning about the devastation plastic has unleashed on our environment and wildlife, and we are proud to say they are starting to do something about it thanks in part to our advocacy.

What’s next? Well, we plan to make the 20’s roar! Initiatives are being rolled out that will yield even higher quality inventory, improve customer service and enhance the look and feel of the stores. We’re as committed to our brick and mortar locations as we were back in 1991. We remain passionate about being community leaders, specifically supporting homeless pets, the environment, wildlife, and women’s organizations. We might have graduated from the school of hard knocks when we started out, but as our mom taught us, “until you fail you don’t succeed.”



Fashanthropists: Tess Loo


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Posted originally on Giving in Style's blog. Tyler Butler's Giving in Style showcases the convergence of fashion and philanthropy.

Tess Loo is the infectious creative force behind the My Sister's Closet (MSC) brand. Her sunny disposition and focus on positivity are evident in her work and in the way in which she herself dresses. At her core she is an artist and she expresses herself through many different mediums. Tess has taken the MSC brand and elevated its cool quotient through her visual window displays, imaginative fashion shows and her undeniable eye for exceptional finds at unheard of prices. She sets trends rather than following them. And her influence extends well beyond the MSC stores and advances the visibility and sophistication of many important causes. Tess's personal brand is based on the concept of love and sharing and she is often compared to being a ray of sunshine in what can be an otherwise cloudy world. Plus, MSC is the official fashion partner for Giving In Style - keeping fresh, current, designer looks popping up at every special occasion thanks to their many boutique locations. Learn more about Tess Loo...


How do you describe what you do:

I describe myself and what I do in several different ways, first as a designer. The definition I like for designer describes what I do on a daily basis. If I am given a problem the needs to be solved, I design a solution. I am also a designer in a different way. I design, create and execute store visuals 7-8 times per year for our stores in Arizona and California. My visuals are creative, bright and fashion forward capturing the latest trends, colors and styles. My designs feature styles and fashion I create such as my Have a Very Gucci Holiday displays, where I crafted Gucci-esque fashions for our 43 mannequins.

Multi-media artist. At our stores we consign fashion for women and men and home. There are times I have the opportunity to work with local TV stations to talk about these topics. I will do segments on what to wear to an event. I just did a segment on what to wear to Barrett Jackson. We also completely change The Closet and Well Suited inventory, twice a year and I do segments discussing our amazing deals and steals and what to look to wear for the upcoming season. I have spent time talking about home décor and offering creative ideas for gift-wrap and DIY projects. My former home in PV has been featured on Cool Homes and the AZ Republic. Decorating my living space is something I have always enjoyed doing. In my early 30's when I lived in Colorado I was featured in Better Homes and Gardens living in zany loft I painted from floor to ceiling. As a multi-media artist I also used to write a column for So Scottsdale called "What the Frock". Today I write a newsletter for MSC. Personally I write a blog where I express life.

Fashion Stylist?. Naturally I talk, breathe and live fashion. I was born with a handbag on my tiny arm and fashion is something that I naturally love. How we dress is a way of expression. It is a sign of self-respect to put our best foot forward always. At our stores I help clients select the best looks for their lifestyle, I have dressed local TV and radio personalities and I will assist anyone that asks for advice on what or what not to wear. We have done social media contests where the winner gets to send an afternoon with me selecting new looks. This is my favorite thing to do. Helping a person find their inner-beauty and express externally it with their clothing.

What is the mission for your giving:

Giving back to my community through my creativity and fashion is something I have always done and believed in. In my past in Colorado I owned a high-end women's boutique called LuLu and I gave back to various organizations in my hometown. On many occasions I was producing fashion events that always involved a non-profit. I supported The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center and my ex-husband and I created a fundraiser for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo that is still profitable today.

How do you give back to society through your business:

At My Sister's closet we give back to society in so many ways. First of all we are recycling quality products to extend their life. In our society of instant gratification and mass-produced low quality clothing, it's key to buy and recycle quality wearables with hopes of less waste heaping up our massive waste landfills. A beautiful designer handbag has decades of life being passed from one fashionista to another.

In 2017 we started a campaign to end the use of single use plastic. We installed water vessel refilling stations in our stores and eliminated our use of plastic shopping bags. We are amping up this campaign and doing our best to stop the use of single use plastic before the plastic waste takes over the oceans and landfills.

My sisters donates hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to a handful of charitable causes. Ann and I have co-chaired several large galas in the valley that have raised close to a million dollars each. We have chaired the Fresh Start Women's Organization Gala, The Phoenix Art Museum party, (WARHOL) and now Compassion with Fashion 2018. We have also produced the fashion show for AHS for 4 years and I have headed up the décor committee for Compassion with Fashion in 2012. As an extreme creative I always go into these projects with a mission to do my absolute best to make each event unique. For Fresh Start, I used the working name The Best Gala Ever and changed the energy of the event. For the PAM we had the party in the parking lot and created a warehouse environment complete with go-go dancers and a graffiti'd storage container entrance.

Charity or Charities of choice:

My charities of choice are The Arizona Humane Society, of course and The Fresh Start Women's Organization. Both have a very special place in my heart. I believe in helping those without a voice.

Why have you supported these causes:

I support the AHS because I was raised with Ann as my sister. She taught me the beauty in helping a homeless animal in need. Ann and I have traveled many places together and where ever we have been in the world she is always rescuing an animal. How could I not help her and them? Our pets give us so much love. The least we can do is keep them safe and healthy.

Fresh Start Women's Organization holds a very special place in my heart. When Ann and I chaired their gala I photographed over 100 women walking through the doors at FS. I met them, hugged them, listened to their stories and cried with them. I understand because I too have been them. I know what abuse feels like. I am a survivor. We need a big voice against emotional, verbal and physical abuse. I am a big cheerleader for women that have the courage to ask for help and are brave to start fresh through all adversities.

Favorite business based on their giving efforts and why:

I like fashionable companies that give back. I am a big fan of H and M, Madewell, Lorna Jane and others that recycle the clothes you bring back to them. There's so much waste in the world. I believe in recycling as a form of giving back to Mother Earth. H and M also gave school supplies to refugees this holiday season. Pura Vida gives artisans full time jobs and gives back to over 190 charities.

Who influenced your spirit of giving and how:

My spirit of giving has been influenced by several people in my life. Growing up and as a young woman, I was associated with families of philanthropy and I learned why and how to give back. I am an empath so I naturally can feel compassion for others and always want to help. To me giving back is natural. As I mentioned above Ann has influenced my love for animals and nature. These days as a single woman with a daughter at University, I cannot write a large check but I can be there with my creativity to give what I can. We all can give back and help others.....

How do you believe fashion can aid philanthropy:

Fashion is a way of communicating and carrying a message. At this year's Golden Globes all the actress's wore black and both men and women had lapel pins with the Times Up message. A popular trend for the past few years that is gaining momentum is "sloganeering", the trend of wearing your message on a tee, handbag, belt straps, etc. Dior, Gucci and other popular fashion houses have been doing this for years. It's really just a sophisticated version of the message tee of the past. We can dress our bodies to communicate a stand we are taking for or against a cause. H and M, Madewell and other companies have their recycling programs where you bring in old clothes and they recycle them to new denims, blouses and more. And of course there is the fashion show that always brings in a crowd and can raise money for philanthropy.

What is your biggest philanthropic accomplishment:

True philanthropy requires creativity, a positive mindset and is no longer about writing a $10,000 check. There was a time in my life my ex-husband could write a very large check, I could have made a decision to sit back and do nothing but let him give money. I never did that. I always said I would give back just as much if not more by using my creativity. I designed logos, invitations, ballrooms, table décor and any element that needed to be created. I knew that if an event had a strong visual appeal it would bring in more guests and more money. I give back to our community and to the world any way I'm able. To me the meaning of life and love is giving and receiving and it is through the helping of others we heal ourselves. My biggest philanthropic accomplishment is yet to be achieved. I hope to help women that have lost their voice by sharing my voice and story?stay tuned. I do think this is the year of the woman.

Favorite philanthropic quote:

"To move forward one must give back." - Oprah Winfrey




Spring Unveiling with My Sister's Closet


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It's almost Spring time which is totally bizarre since let's be honest, my Christmas tree is still up, but with temperatures in the high 70's and sunshine everyday I'm not complaining. With the gorgeous weather comes gorgeous clothing so I've teamed up with my friends at My Sisters Closet (pretty much the only place I shop for clothing!) to share a few of my favorite colorful outfits for Spring.


Dolace & Gabbana Floral pencil skirt $99.95
Ted Baker Scarf $34.9
Equipment blouse- $59.95
Jo Jo Cat purple butterfly pumps $14.95




Kate Spade blue cuff- $24.95
Kate Spade Gold white bangle- $19.95
Kate Spade red white script cuff - $15
J Crew Orange bangle- $14.95
Jay Godfrey Red dress- $79.95
Cameo Pearl Pumps $12.50




Jo Jo Cat purple butterfly pumps $14.95
Laundry Shelli Segal Dress $24.95
J Crew shocking pink necklace $14.95
Kate Spade purple necklace $14.95




Rainbow cat butterfly shoes yellow $14.95
Sportmax Skirt- $49.95
Frame Striped blouse- $39.95



Moschino Cheap & Chic Floral Skirt $59.95
Moschino Cheap & Chic Floral Jacket $69.95
Foree Multi strand pearl necklace $145



Jamaro Maxi dress $14.95
Blue Wing Heels $12.50



The Real Housewife of Scottsdale Mandy Holmes Shops MSC For The Holidays


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Fall is my very favorite time to get dressed, as it allows for everything I love: texture, prints, pops of color, and layers. This season I've teamed up with my favorite consignment boutique in town, My Sister's Closet to share a few of my favorite holiday finds.

Starting with this whimsical dress from Diesel ($34.95) - it is truly a showstopper! The material moves with every step you take and with the cut and neckline details, doesn't require many accessories. I love the mint green hue and forgiving shape (since we all know I LOVE holiday cookies) and the leather snap neck embellishment adds a bit of an edge. Think nice list meets naughty list. I paired this dress with a crystal bracelet ($39.95) in the fine jewelry section of My Sisters Closet.


Adding a pop of color is always a good idea, especially red during the holidays. I adore these wide leg red pants by Leifsdottir ($24.95) with a patterned top like this Joie brand houndstooth ($34.95) blouse. These pants still had the original tag attached and retailed for over $125! A bargain and style? Can't beat that! With the help of Maggie at My Sisters Closet, we paired a just-the-right-size cross body Marc Jacobs metallic blue bag ($89.95) to complete the look.


With the AZ temperatures dipping into the 50's at night, I was on a mission for a stylish but functional jacket and the fact that velvet is HOT this season, the gals at My Sisters Closet and I thought this was the perfect combo. The faux fur coat from Betsy Johnson ($29.95) and cocoa colored velvet dress from Rachel Roy ($24.95) combine to create the coziest look that with a shoe and jewelry change is versatile enough for the office or that after work holiday get together. In this case, the necklace adds just the right pop of sparkle.



Speaking of mixing textures, I will thrilled to find this sparkly little number from Dress the Population (on sale for $19) and combine it with a leather biker jacket ($55) to create a little rockstar vibe. If you're looking for a New Years option, this could be it. Rock and roll meets glam if you ask me.


One of my favorite parts of shopping at My Sister's Closet is when you find an expected piece that feels like it was designed just for you and the cost is less than your morning Starbucks. That's exactly what happened when I picked up this Michael Kors fur lined sweater poncho ($12.50). Not only did it fit like a glove, the price was incredible. Full disclosure, I purchased this sweater right away but they have others very similar you can get your hands on! It looks adorable with a pair of comfy boyfriend jeans like these by Vince ($49.95)


The key to dressing for an Arizona winter is layering. Not only is this grey sweater dress from James Perse ($24.95) SO comfortable, it's the perfect piece to pile on a print jacket or vest like this one by Angel of the North ($14.95) and a cute bag like this versatile black and white satchel from Marc Jacobs ($245.00)



If this next outfit doesn't scream "holidays" I don't know what does. The sangria hued cozy wool blend coat ($395.00) puts the "burrrrr" in Burberry and is the perfect outerwear option for days the temps dip below 70. I paired it over a Haute Hippie forest green dress ($35.00) for an unexpected play on traditional Christmas colors. The green accent ring ($14.95) is all this outfit needs!


Mixing patterns and prints is something I love to do but I get it, it can be totally scary! My rule for mixing is go with what feels comfortable, it doesn't have to match but it will definitely make sense. I try to stick with 2 patterns and a few textures if I'm feeling extra wild. Speaking of wild, these cheetah print pants ($24.00) and the textured Tory Burch ruffle ivory top ($39.95) are the ideal match for a cropped jacket such as this one with gold thread details from Amanda Uprichard ($24.00).


I hope you have a fun and fashionable holiday season- Be sure to make it a December to remember by stopping my the My Sister's Closet location nearest to you!


Visit Mandy's blog for more here: therealhousewifeofscottsdale.com



California Stores Donated 1.5 Million Dollars in Clothing Donations to Rancho Coastal Humane Society


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RCHS

Dear Ann,

There's no way that we can express in a letter how much My Sister's Closet and Well Suited have done to help support Rancho Coastal Humane Society's programs for people and animals. 

Over the past six years, clothing donations to us from My Sister's Closet and Well Suited exceed $1.5 million and provided more than $600,000 in revenue to the shelter through our thrift shop. 

Thanks to My Sister's Closet and Well Suited, the animals in Rancho Coastal Humane Society's pet adoption program receive the best care possible. Children are learning lessons in humanity. Senior citizens and their pets stay together because of the food they receive from the RCHS Pet Food Bank. Pet Assisted Therapy dogs visit extended care facilities and struggling students with the gift of "fur therapy." Victims of domestic violence are able to escape with their lives thanks to the safety net of the RCHS Animal Safehouse Program.

All of this thanks to the generosity of My Sister's Closet and Well Suited. 

For those who have no voice, Thank You!

 

Jim Silveira, President/CEO

 



California Well Suited & My Sister's Closet donated clothing worth more than $1.2 million to Rancho Coastal Humane Society


Posted by My Sister's Closet

RCHS

Dear Ann,

There's no way that we can express in a letter how much My Sister's Closet and Well Suited have done to help support Rancho Coastal Humane Society's programs for people and animals. 

Over the past six years, clothing donations to us from My Sister's Closet and Well Suited exceed $1.5 million and provided more than $600,000 in revenue to the shelter through our thrift shop. 

Thanks to My Sister's Closet and Well Suited, the animals in Rancho Coastal Humane Society's pet adoption program receive the best care possible. Children are learning lessons in humanity. Senior citizens and their pets stay together because of the food they receive from the RCHS Pet Food Bank. Pet Assisted Therapy dogs visit extended care facilities and struggling students with the gift of "fur therapy." Victims of domestic violence are able to escape with their lives thanks to the safety net of the RCHS Animal Safehouse Program.

All of this thanks to the generosity of My Sister's Closet and Well Suited. 

For those who have no voice, Thank You!

 

Jim Silveira, President/CEO

 



California Well Suited & My Sisters Closet donated clothing worth more than 1.5 million to Rancho Coastal Humane Society


Posted by My Sister's Closet

RCHS

Dear Ann,

There's no way that we can express in a letter how much My Sister's Closet and Well Suited have done to help support Rancho Coastal Humane Society's programs for people and animals. 

Over the past six years, clothing donations to us from My Sister's Closet and Well Suited exceed $1.5 million and provided more than $600,000 in revenue to the shelter through our thrift shop. 

Thanks to My Sister's Closet and Well Suited, the animals in Rancho Coastal Humane Society's pet adoption program receive the best care possible. Children are learning lessons in humanity. Senior citizens and their pets stay together because of the food they receive from the RCHS Pet Food Bank. Pet Assisted Therapy dogs visit extended care facilities and struggling students with the gift of "fur therapy." Victims of domestic violence are able to escape with their lives thanks to the safety net of the RCHS Animal Safehouse Program.

All of this thanks to the generosity of My Sister's Closet and Well Suited. 

For those who have no voice, Thank You!

 

Jim Silveira, President/CEO

 



My Sister's Closet Holiday Style: The Traveling Little Black Dress


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This holiday season My Sister's Closet is showing how everyone's holiday staple - the LBD (Little Black Dress), can take you from a trip to the grocery store to a fabulous holiday party. It's one dress, five ways - the perfect way to be ready for any occasion this busy holiday season. This Blaque Label black dress, only $34.95 at My Sister's Closet, will take you anywhere.

Running Around Town

With the holiday season comes tons of shopping - from picking up groceries for a delicious meal to buying presents for your family, and of course stopping by My Sister's Closet for some amazing designer fashion finds.

Style it with an adorable knit sweater, like this Yaya Aflalo sweater for only $14.95, to stay warm in the mornings. Pair it with these comfortable Yohji Yamamoto red shoes for $195.00 (retailed for $400) that won't slow down a woman on the run and this STM cross body bag for $14.95 to hold all of your shopping lists and daily necessities.

Working Through the Day

For a busy career woman, this take on the LBD is great for the office or even if your job takes you away from your desk. In the mad rush to tie up loose ends before the end of the year and of course the excitement of time off for the holidays, this outfit is perfect for any woman on the go.

Layer a collared blouse, like this white Elizabeth and James top for $44.95, under your classic LBD to give it a more structured feel. Top it with a whimsical tie, like this Penguin tie for $14.95, to show off some personality and throw on a cute jacket, like this one from Babette for $99.95 (retailed for $495), to take off the chill from the winter weather. And for accessories? These Gucci black shoes for $145.00 (retailed for $550) keep the outfit comfortable, but classic. And off-set this classic look with a bright statement bag, like this Reed Krakoff handbag for $795.00 (retailed for $1,700).

Racing to the Holidays

Have Thanksgiving dinner with your family? Brunch on Christmas morning? A holiday get-together with friends? Holiday celebrations always provide a great reason to dress-up and show off your style.

Pull in the traditional holiday red to spice up an outfit that can easily take you from picking up a list minute gift to racing straight to a family gathering.

This great Moschino plaid jacket, only $44.95, is a great addition to your LBD and instantly makes the outfit perfect for the holidays, and show off your waist by adding a cute belt, like this Moschino one for $34.95.

Finish off the look with this beautiful red and black Love Moschino handbag for $99.95 (retailed for $1,000) and these Miu Miu pumps for $79.95 (retailed for $750).

Meeting Up with the Girls

Thanks to Arizona's warmer winter weather going sleeveless for the holidays isn't out of the question. For a night out with your girls keep it chic and monochromatic.

A great way to dress for fall in Arizona, this sleeveless turtleneck top by Malo for $44.95 adds a wintery edge to your LBD. Nip in your waist and accessorize all at the same time with this Ralph Lauren belt for $17.50. Add this beautiful Daniele Alessandrini handbag for $49.95 and Jeffrey Campbell booties for $39.95 to finish the look.

Don't forget the jewelry! Put on a cute cuff and a bowtie, like the ones pictured for only $14.95 and $12.50 to be the envy of all of your friends at happy hour.

Party Time

Office parties, Christmas gatherings, New Year's - tis the season for parties!

Let the jewelry do the taking with this party look. Dress up your LBD with a statement necklace like these BeBe strands of pearls for $44.95 and add a fun cocktail ring like this one by KJL for $59.95.

Bring a small bag that holds only the essentials - lipstick, wallet and keys, like this one by Beverly Feldman for $34.95 and slip into a pair of strappy, patent shoes like these Ralph Lauren heels for $125.00.

Shop all of these looks and more at My Sister's Closet. It's the perfect place to find gifts for friends and loved ones with something for everyone at My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic. Don't forget to pick up a few things for yourself too!



'Tis the Season for Shopping! Holiday Decorating Ideas from My Sister's Attic


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Have an enchanted holiday with My Sister's Attic! Get amazing decorating finds and furniture just in time for the holidays.

Gnome for the Holidays

Minimalism is in - downsize and go miniature this year with your holiday decorations! These cute mini gnmoes and creatures create a magical, festive feel in any home! Keep it small and shop for a 4" to 12" mini Charlie Brown Christmas tree or old world greenery, perfect for any home! A Little DIY can take you a long way - find a cute container, empty paint can, shopping bag, coffee can or garden pot to plant your tiny tree.

Owl Be Home for Christmas

If you're feeling a little more glam than woodsy consider pastel feather trees. Display these fun trees on a coffee table or end table, they can even double as a centerpiece for dinner. Use faux snow blankets, gumballs or mini marshmallows to fill in the space around the tree for whimsical feel. A touch of moss and a tree topper help finish the look.

An Enchanted Christmas

A fun and easy alternative to the traditional wreath is to create a cute, custom sign for your front door. Make a quick trip to the hardware store, pick up a few cedar planks and you're on your way to a great looking, old world sign. Plus, the smell of cedar is a great way to welcome visitors coming to your home! Hang it up or prop it up on the side of the door with moss and pine cones. A fun family craft, let the kids do the letters to give it a loose, free and authentic feel.

Come up with text that can match your décor or is just fun: Enchanted Christmas, Gnome for the Holidays, Welcome to Our House, the list of possibilities is endless!

Winter Wonderland

Perfect for a holiday party backdrop or to spruce up your entryway, create an enchanted forest right here in the desert. Wintertime evokes memories of skiing through tall aspen trees and blankets of white snow on the mountains. Recreate it yourself with an outdoor winter scene that doesn't require you to leave your home.

Use long, vertical pieces of plywood to paint a simple scene of aspen trees using black and white paint. Create several shades of gray for your trees by mixing different amounts of the paint. Paint the trees on using a 2" and 4" roller, and then add in detail with a small brush to create shading and detail.

Place white velvet or faux snow below the painted trees to complete the wintery scenes and if you're feeling extra festive you can drill holes into the plywood and insert mini lights to light up the scene.

"The Holiday season is already here and there's no better time of the year to start saving," said CEO and Founder, Ann Siner. "My Sister's Attic is the perfect place to save on holiday shopping and we just love these low cost, do it yourself decorating ideas."

For amazing holiday décor and home items visit My Sister's Attic. Don't forget to pick up some amazing pieces that make for the perfect holiday gift. Visit www.mysistersattic.com/ to view some of the items in store.



How to Look Hot When It is Hot


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When popular magazines talk about dressing for the summer heat, they probably aren't talking Arizona HOT. It is hot enough to bake delicious cookies in your car while at work and melt your favorite lipstick in minutes. When it tops 110 or higher it can be enough to make anyone question how to stay cool. Here at My Sister's Closet, Arizona's favorite Consignment shop, we have some tips/advice to dress in the heat for work/play/weekend:

ALL ABOUT THE DRESS: We love the idea of chic shirt dresses, they are super easy and professional. This Akris shirt dress for $59.95 is on point or this floral sleeveless one from Opening Ceremony for $59.95.



SHOW SOME SKIN: Unless you are working at a law office, in finance or another industry with a strict dress code, wearing a tasteful sleeveless top to work is totally appropriate. Be sure to always keep a sweater or jacket with you for that sometimes frigid A/C. This Kate Spade, size medium floral top for $59.95 is as cute as can be, or this simple orange top from Brunelli Cuccinelli works perfect.



FREE FLOW: Tight fitting clothing might look good other days of the year, but the sweat marks on your back won't look good any day of the year. This Chan Luu dress for $69.95 at our Scottsdale store is just perfect or this Lorenzo Antoniazzi green cotton dress for $89.95.



Lounging by the pool is a great way to stay cool. In July we shelter under the shade or just stay in the pool for hours on end. Make sure to have a hat and sunnies on hand at all times, that sun can be fierce.

This Emilio Pucci graphic one piece is just $69.95, paired with an open knit cover up from Kaktus for $12.50, sunglasses from Marc by Marc Jacobs for $39.95, Betsey Johnson hat for $12.50, Stuart Weitzman sandals for $24.95 and Kate Spade straw bag for $89.95. All at our Lincoln Village store: 480-443-4575.

WEAR SUNSCREEN/DRINK WATER: Seems like an obvious tip, but as chic as your summer wardrobe might be, sunscreen and water will keep you looking young and feeling great. We love tinted moisturizers such as Neutrogena's Healthy Skin tinted moisturizer And this Hydro Flask water bottle will keep your fluids cool all day long even in your hot car (seriously we tried it) and they come in lots of cute colors.



 



What I Wore to Coachella


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Ah, Coachella - the land of the free, home to the wanderers with flower crowns adorned on shiny golden locks, Woodstock-era clothing and festival-goers who want to get lost in the tunes. But what’s a festival without some fashion? We checked in on one of our employees, Stephanie.  She is a Coachella alumni (she’s gone nine times!) and attended this year to experience the fashion, the music and everything in between. Check out some of her looks from Weekend 1 - all from My Sister’s Closet!



Despite the somewhat tricky weather, Stephanie rocked some adorable, distressed high-waisted shorts ($9.95) paired with a perforated Free People off the shoulder top ($24.95) - a trending favorite. She finished off the look with rugged Jeffrey Campbell boots ($49.95) and layers of her own jewelry.

On Sunday, she wanted to go for a more boho-comfy look and wore a bold Free People floral maxi skirt ($34.95) styled with a white Max Mara crop top ($34.95), delicate gold jewelry and topped it off with a Free People hat ($17.50). Finished off with this fab teal Rebecca Minkoff bag ($79.95)!



Spring 2016 Newsletter


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Spring Trends: 

Fashion lovers rejoice - we’ve checked out the best trends from the spring runways that are practical enough for you to rock everyday, while incorporating your own personal flair. From oversized florals to statement-making 70’s style flares and bare shoulders here are the must-have styles you should try this spring.

Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu and Givenchy all showcased flirty, off the shoulder tops that make for the perfect Coachella-inspired ensemble. Not only did we see them on tops, but shirts, dresses and even coats - making it the perfect choice for transitioning from daytime to evening. Pair a ruffle off the shoulder top with a maxi skirt and some embellished booties for a killer ensemble. 

Alright ladies, it’s time to stash away those skinnies and bust out the flares and wide-legs. Both Alice & Olivia and Coach showcased a 70’s revival with boho-looks straight from Woodstock - including the resurgence of denim flares. It’s the new silhouette of the season, so why not pair some wide leg jeans with a loose-fitted top and a blazer for a sophisticated, polished look.

Florals, florals, florals everywhere! This season we’re still ogling over Spanish-roused details like oversized florals done in a dreamy abstract way that we’re spotted on the runways in Milan - including, floor-length maxi dresses at Dolce & Gabbana and decadent pastels at Blumarine. Try pairing a matching floral blazer and cropped pants for a ladylike, tailored look.

 

Dinner With The Wolves:

HOWL you pass this up? Join the wolves for dinner Sunday, April 10th for a unique event at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. Dine on fine chow feet away from the most endangered mammal in North America, the Mexican Grey Wolf. You’re sure to hear them howling throughout the night. Inquire about tickets here: dinnerwithwolves.com/

 

Three Paws Ain’t No Thang:

It was March 11, 2011. I woke up at a shelter on the West side of Phoenix and just had a sense that this was going to be an important day.  Little did I know, I was scheduled to be euthanized in just 24 hours… read more: http://www.mysisterscloset.com/blog/My-Name-Is-Chi-Chi/

 

Paws in Paradise: 

The Arizona Humane Society’s Compassion with Fashion is back this April. Join your fellow animal lovers and fierce fashionistas in a seated island feast, surf a silent auction filled with treasures and take in a splashin’ fashion show featuring AHS’ dreamy adoptable pets and My Sister’s Closet Fashions! Tickets for the cutest day in fashion are available now at azhumane.org/cwf.



My Name is Chi Chi


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Hello everyone!  My name is Chi Chi.  I’m so blessed today to be living in a beautiful home filled with endless love, but I need to share my story because life didn’t start out so sunny.

It was March 11, 2011. I woke up at a shelter on the west side of Phoenix and just had a sense that this was going to be an important day.  Little did I know, I was scheduled to be euthanized in just 24 hours.

The clock kept ticking down.  I watched as other dogs were adopted, none of whom had all my baggage. You see, my back leg was severely injured in an accident, turning me into the photogenic, three-legged love muffin that I am today.  But none of those other dogs had my spunk and personality!

Time was slipping away and then someone finally came to my rescue!  Ann Siner, the co-founder of My Sister’s Closet, had received an email about me and was so moved she welcomed me into her extended family of furry friends, all of which were adopted from similar shelters. Without Ann's generosity and compassion I would be writing to you from doggy heaven (I know, that's an assumption).

Needless to say, it was puppy love from the start.  Now I get to bask in the desert sun, take long walks (or in my case, hops) and enjoy a life that I never could have imagined.
 
I hope that you feel compelled to adopt a pet like me.  After all, there is nothing more fashionable than saving the life of an animal.
I look forward to sniffing you soon,

- Chi Chi



Top 5 Most Wearable Fall Trends


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With the temperatures dropping, pumpkin-spice flavored everything and Halloween right around the corner it’s safe to say that Fall is officially upon us, and with that comes a slew of wardrobe changes; cue the heavy breathing. But, fear not, we’ve rounded up the top 5 coolest trends of the season that are current favorites and totally budget-friendly.

Fringe Benefit

By far one of the biggest trends this season is fringe which has been seen on everything from pencil skirts, to 70’s style leather jackets to maximum fringe detailing on dresses. With designs ranging from boho glam to the Western frontier the look is both edgy and ladylike, unexpected but still easily wearable. Luckily we found some great options at My Sister’s Closet that won’t break the bank including these fringe-tastic Coach booties and sophisticated green Tribute fringe slingbacks by Yves Saint Laurent.

Coach Black Leather Fringe Laurel Booties- retailed $365, now $99.95

 

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Fringe Slingbacks - retailed $995, now $245

 

Chunky Knits

We’re all for cozy knits, top knots and hot chocolate and even though this may not seem like a brand new trend, it’s nonetheless, a classic wardrobe staple. Knits were all the rage on the runway from Prabal Gurung to Altuzarra and can easily be paired with your favorite pair of jeans or thrown over a lightweight maxi dress for a polished fall ensemble. This See by Chloe top is perfect paired with skinnies and booties while the Rag & Bone striped sweater can easily be thrown over a black maxi skirt.

See by Chloe Black & White Knit Top - $54.95

 

Rag & Bone Black and Grey Striped Knit Sweater - $59.95

 

Lacey Affair

It’s no surprise that hints of lace will always make us feel feminine and sexy. With featherweight lace tops, flared pants and romanticized dresses the design will add an air of aristocracy and can easily be topped with a weather appropriate fur coat. We found some great lacy ensembles including these Escada pumps and this stunning red Valentino lace dress.

Escada Black Lace Peep Toe Pumps - retailed $550, now $175

 

Valentino Red Rose Guipure Lace Sheath Dress - $275

 

Furtastic Collars

Fur finishes always holds court during the fall season and by the looks of it the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether its in faux or shearling, the statement-making trim is prominent on oversized collars - which can gravitate beyond the lapel, all the way to the top and down along the edges. The design speaks volumes without having to say a thing. We’re loving this luscious Escada lamb jacket that will keep you warm all-season long and the Tracy Reese leopard fur vest will instantly add some updated edge to your look.

Escada Black & White Lamb Trim Jacket - $295

 

Tracy Reese Leopard & Grey Suede Fur Vest - $69.95

 

Micro Minis

Yes, you’ve read that right, hemlines are getting considerably hiked up this season thanks to designers like Laurent and Carven. With short hemlines, to midi to long, they can easily be paired with tights and booties for the perfect fall ensemble. We love the effortless edge on this Chanel mini skirt as well as the cool, unexpected design on the Kelly Wearstler painted skirt.

Chanel Quilted Skirt: $225

 

Kelly Wearstler Leather Painted Skirt $145

 

We hope this list has given you fashionistas some much needed #OOTD inspiration while saving some $$! You’ll be able to find all these looks above and so many more by visiting our website and be sure to follow our social media accounts for even MORE fashion news, tips and inspiration.



MSC Talks Style & Success With Career Blindspot


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Juan Kingsbury is an assessment and selection specialist for Career Blindspot. He is primarily responsible for working with clients to review assessment results and provide insight for their hiring decisions. Juan's main focus is changing the way people think about careers and owning their decisions. Juan is a frequent shopper at Well Suited Men's Resale Apparel. Here, we ask him a few questions about his style and how to dress for career success.

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Well Suited: Juan, tell us a little bit about Career Blindspot...

Juan: We all know the term "square peg, round hole," Career Blindspot helps companies deal with the square pegs, if not avoid them all together. I align the wants of the individual with the needs of the company. From talent selection to improving sales performance, we help companies and employees leverage their greatest strengths. 

 

MSC: Is the way people dress associated with career success? 

Juan: Completely. Don't dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want. Up your style game if you want to move up. But make sure it's a reflection of you. Don't let the clothes wear you. I cringe when I see people trying too hard, but then I sympathize when I see someone just not try at all. I've been guilty of both but like to think I've struck a balance and made my style work for me. 

 

MSC: Is there a specific designer that dominates your closet?

Juan: Kenneth Cole. Because it's classic iconic style that my fiancé has approved. 

Kenneth Cole, Well Suited Men's Resale

 

MSC: What is one item every man should have in his closet to conquer the world?

Juan: Every man needs a well tailored suit. When it fits right, you know it and you know everyone else knows it. Looking like Tom Hanks at the end of the movie BIG doesn't look good on anyone. I don't get it but apparently good shoes go a long way for women. I'd hate to get that wrong. 

 

MSC: Professionally, is it better to stand out with your wardrobe or blend in?

Juan: It’s better to stand out by being the best dressed than to blend in with everyone else. You want to be remembered but not for anything obnoxious. Unless that is in your industry. Don't be afraid to ask a peer or mentor what they think. 

 

MSC: Last thing you bought at Well Suited?

Juan: I’m always looking for new dress shirts but my most favorite purchase was a Yves Saint Laurent tie


MSC: Any general advice for people looking for work on wardrobe? Watch for deodorant stains? Dress like you've already got the job?

Juan: Dress in clothes that make you look and feel good NOW. Don't think about 10 lbs from now. And if you're  wearing clothes just because they fit, go treat yourself and find something that you can't wait to rock. 



2014 the Year in Review


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As 2014 comes to a close, the pros here at your second hand stores San Diego reflect on what an eventful year it’s been in the fashion world. We’ve made our own list of 2014’s biggest trends, most important moments, and made predictions for what’s to come in the New Year. 

TOP FIVE TRENDS of 2014: 

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·         Crop Tops

The crop top seemed to be everywhere this year. The skin-baring trend started in Spring and continued through Summer, but didn’t go way when the weather got colder. Now cropped sweaters are showing up in stores, showing this trend is still going strong. 

·         Boyfriend Jeans

This year we finally got a break from the super-skinny jean trend thanks to the boyfriend jean – casual pants that are not tight fitting yet still manage to make you look great while staying comfortable. That’s probably the reason these styles were selling out in stores all year. 

·         Animal Print

2014 was a wild year for fashion, and everything from pants to skirts to shoes to sweaters were covered in leopard, tiger, zebra, snake and more. Designers used muted colors and accents to make animal prints chic and not tacky.

·         Leather

Leather became a lot more versatile this year. It is no longer only seen in accessories like boots, purses, and jackets, but leather shirts and pants seemed to be on sale everywhere as well. Designers chose soft, lightweight leather fabrics to avoid the biker look and make leather chic. 

·         The 90s

2014 was apparently a nostalgic year for shoppers, as styles popular in the nineties seemed to be available everywhere. Overalls, velvet, and choker necklaces experienced a resurgence in popularity, but it is yet to be seen whether or not this trend will make it to 2015.

 

FIVE BIGGEST FASHION MOMENTS of 2014:

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·         Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars

2014 was a tremendous year for Nyong’o – she won an Academy Award, emerged as a style icon, and was named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful person. She had many amazing looks this year, but arguably her most memorable was the ‘Nairobi Blue’ Prada gown she wore to accept her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.  

·         Kim Kardashian’s Wedding

The Kardashian clan dominated social media this year, and while Kim’s backside tried to break the Internet, her most memorable moment this year (while she was clothed) was definitely her over-the-top wedding to rapper Kanye West and the Givenchy gown she wore. 

·         Rihanna’s CFDA appearance

Rihanna made headlines throughout the year for her daring fashion choices, but she shocked many when she received her CFDA ‘Style Icon’ Award wearing a dress that was completely sheer, with nothing underneath it. 

·         Blake Lively’s baby bump

Blake Lively proved that maternity wear can look incredible when she walked the red carpet looking unbelievably gorgeous in a tight, yellow Gucci gown that showcased her growing baby bump. That will be one beautiful baby to welcome in 2015!

·       Oscar De La Renta’s Death

The fashion world mourned when news of De La Renta’s death broke. He was an icon, a visionary, and the creator of his own fashion house. He will be deeply missed.

 

2015 PREDICTIONS

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·         Wine-colored everything

Pantone named Marsala the color of the year for 2015, so expect to see burgundy jeans, maroon sweaters, pomegranate accessories and lots more in stores everywhere soon. 

·         Work-out chic

The single most popular item of 2014 was probably yoga pants. Labels like Lululemon, Nike, and Athleta are creating clothes that women can workout in and wear comfortably around town. Women with active lifestyles now have fashionable wardrobe choices to go along with them.

·         La Boheme

In Spring 2015, the pros here at your second hand stores San Diego are expecting a lot of clothes that we like to call ‘Hippie-chic’ – anything flowy and retro with a Bohemian flair. Think florals, maxi skirts, and lace.

·         Gingham

This pattern is making a huge comeback in 2015. A gingham button down is going to be your must-have basic fashion item next year that you can wear everywhere.

·         White

White isn’t just for the summer anymore. All-white outfits are classic, stylish, and now totally ok to wear during any season. White coats for winter, white blazers for work, and a little white dress instead of an LBD for nights on the town are all going to be very popular in 2015. Just make sure you’re very careful when drinking your coffee!

2015 is going to be an amzing year for everything, including fashion. Start your year off right by visiting the best second hand stores San Diego to buy some new clothes for the new you, and follow our blog for more fashion news and tips! 



Steal this Celebrity Style


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With all the options available at your favorite San Diego resale store, choosing an outfit might seem overwhelming. That’s why the pros here have put together a celeb-inspired look using pieces from our stores that is guaranteed to make you look fabulous. 

Anllywood starlet can look good on the red carpet thanks to teams of stylists and makeup artists, but the true test of fashion sense is the quality of their street style. Reese Witherspoon, while flawless on the red carpet, also has amazing style when spotted around town. You can steal this look thanks to San Diego resale.

 

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The first piece needed for this outfit is this Yigal Azrouel knit sweater. It’s similar in color to Reese’s coat, and its draped silhouette achieves the same flowy, casual elegance that she has in the photo. This sweater can be dressed up with shiny black jeans and stilettos, like the ones Reese has on, or can be dressed down with a simple pair of skinnies and flats.

 

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Yigal Azrouel Size Small Knit Open Sweater

Retail $400.00
Our Price $100
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Shoes can make or break your outfit. Reese chose an edgy pair of booties to make this outfit a little more daring, and it paid off. Add interest to your ensemble with these super stylish  L.A.M.B. open-toed booties from MSC.

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REDUCED L.A.M.B. Size 10 Grommet Woven Booties

Our Price $44.95

Red is always a bold color and a great choice for statement pieces that won’t overwhelm the rest of your outfit. Reese highlights her look with a red-accented scarf and a bold red lip, but we think this outfit would look even better with this red Michael Kors purse. It’s classy, versatile, and a gorgeous deep red hue that will definitely attract a lot of compliments (and some serious bag envy!)

 

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Michael Michael Kors Red Nylon Belford Satchel

Our Price $69.95

The temperatures might be cooling down but the sun is still shining, so why go anywhere without the perfect pair of sunnies? Not only do they make you look mysterious and cool, but they also protect your eyes and face from sun damage, meaning less wrinkles for you! Your San Diego resale store has a huge selection of designer sunglasses, and these pair from Gucci are a huge steal.

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Gucci 3079 Flora Sunglasses

Retail $330.00
Our Price $125
You Save 62%

We’re sure you, like Reese, have a busy schedule to keep to and important meetings to get to. Go through life with purpose and always arrive stylishly on time with the help of this beautiful Burberry stainless steel watch.

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REDUCED Burberry Stainless Steel Check Watch

Retail $495.00
Our Price $236
You Save 52%

The final piece you need for this outfit is a great coat. This season, anything fur-trimmed is in huge demand, and this Burberry pea coat is an amazing steal for such a finely crafted jacket.

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REDUCED Burberry Size 48 Rabbit Collar Brown Pea Coat

Retail $2000.00
Our Price $716
You Save 64%

Hopefully this has given you shoppers style inspiration. It turns out looking like a celebrity is not as hard as you’d think with the help of San Diego resale! Get this look and many others by visiting our website, and follow our blog for more fashion news and tips. 



Holiday Gift Guide


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Well-Suited has you covered for men’s designer clothes San Diego this holiday season, but you probably need some help shopping for the women in your lives this Holiday season. We know how you feel, so we made this convenient gift giving guide for you to use to have the best, least stressful holiday season ever.

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1. Winter wear

Women love to accessorize, and they also love to be cozy – winter wear combines these two favorite things. It can be hard to stay fashionable while bundling up for the cold, so getting them some chic but still useful pieces will be greatly appreciated by the ladies.

Our gift idea for this season is a pair of gloves with special fingertips that are compatible with smart phones so your girlfriend’s hands can stay toasty and warm while she texts you. Other great options are infinity scarves, a nice plush robe, or even earmuffs or a pair of fuzzy socks for a more casual gift.

2. Holiday Sweaters

Every lady loves some Christmas cheer, and holiday sweaters are actually in style these days. Rather than a tacky wool turtleneck that your mother made you wear for the family photo each year that haunts you on her Facebook profile to this day, the new take on the Holiday sweater is chic while still cute. Pick something for the special women in your life that features a cute pattern, is soft, and will actually fit them. We’re sure they would love something to replace the scratchy old thing they were forced to wear last year. (Bonus points if you pick up a matching one for yourself from men’s designer clothes San Diego).

3. Sparkles

Women all over the country use the Holidays as a time to use glitter with reckless abandon and to dress in clothes covered with sequins and sparkle and fairy dust or whatever else they can find that will fuel their glitter addiction. Use this to your advantage. Buy them something shiny – this can come in many forms, from jewelry to sweaters to shoes to dresses. If you really want to impress a girl, show her you’re cool and comfortable with buying makeup by giving her a glitter eyeliner.

4. T-Swift

Taylor Swift has had a huge year – record breaking album sales, performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and turning 25, making everyone in the world jealous. As we all know, women love Taylor Swift, so this year think of her when you’re buying something for the women in your life. Whether it’s Taylor’s album or something she would wear, like a high-waisted skirt and crop top (or even a Victoria Secret robe).

5. Shoes

Women love shoes. The dozens of pairs of shoes in your girlfriend’s closet that she never wears yet refuses to get rid of have made you aware of that fact. So it would make sense that she would love you even more if you got her a great pair of shoes. In winter a pair of chic boots or booties would be especially appreciated.

6. Bags

Women also love things to put all of their other things in. A designer purse is one of the greatest gifts a woman can receive, so if you’re willing to spend a little extra money on a bag from Michael Kors or Kate Spade, the women in your life will not be disappointed.

 

Hopefully this guide will help you find something perfect for the special people in your life. And once you’ve finished shopping for them, you can find men’s designer clothes San Diego here at Well-Suited at great prices and a give a gift to yourself for the holidays. For more fashion tips and news, follow our blog.  



Our Favorite Things


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The best consignment stores San Diego are getting ready to ring in the Holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for giving and receiving, so if you are looking for the perfect gift for a special woman in your life, or you just want to give yourself a well-deserved treat, we have a huge selection for you to choose from here at My Sister’s Closet. To give you some ideas of great gifts and purchases, we made a special ‘Favorite Things’ list just for you. So keep reading to be inspired by some of the items the best consignment stores San Diego right now that we love!

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Rebecca Taylor Size 2 Navy Cut Out Flared Dress

Our Price $79.95

This gorgeous dress by Rebecca Taylor is perfect for a Holiday Party or New Year’s date. Navy is one of the hottest colors this season, but is dark enough to still look neutral. The cutouts on the sleeves add visual appeal to your collarbone area, and the a-line waist accentuates your curves. Pair it with some colorful accents to really make your look incredible!

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Magaschoni Size Medium Cream & Gold Knit Sweater

Our Price $49.95

The best part about cold weather? Getting to wear snuggly sweaters like this one, that are perfect for relaxing and cuddling in. This sweater will look great on anyone, and its gold accents make it subtly sparkly and perfect for the holidays.

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Truth & Pride Size Large Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Retail $695.00
Our Price $195
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Every cool chick needs a leather jacket, and this one from Truth & Pride is the perfect fit for any sassy lady who needs to cover up in the cold. The asymmetrical zipper in the front, the zippered pockets, and the detailing on the sleeve makes this an interesting and trendy jacket that you can wear with jeans or even over a cute dress.

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Our Price $125

This Kate Spade bag is the perfect flirty accessory. It’s classic lines and bubblegum pink color combine to create a beautiful bag that will enhance any neutral outfit, while still looking timeless.

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Sachin & Babi Size 4 Black & Cream Printed Sheath Dress

Our Price $100

Here at the best consignment stores San Diego, our attitude toward the holidays is the more glitter, the better. This elegant Sachin & Babi sheath dress will flatter your figure, and has just the right amount of sparkle for you to celebrate the season’s tidings in. Paired it with a cardigan and black pumps to tone it down, or wear some even glitter-ier heels and go all-out.

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REDUCED Chan Luu Sheer Cream Scarf

Our Price $47.95

Keeping warm without feeling like a dork can sometimes be a struggle, as you find yourself considering your old legwarmers, your huge puffy ski coat, or your (very sexy) long underwear. With this scarf, your neck can remain warm and cozy and you will look like a chic winter goddess while doing it.

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Manolo Blahnik Size 39 Leopard Print Pony Hair Booties

Our Price $175

Animal print is a huge trend this season, and so are ankle-high booties. When we saw these Manolos we instantly fell in love, as they are the perfect combination of the two styles.

We hope you have been inspired by the great fashion ideas from our favorite things list! Celebrate the holiday season with the best consignment stores San Diego and buy items now from our website! For more fashion tips and style news, follow our blog. 



How to Look like You Are Carving the Turkey this Thanksgiving


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The pros here at your mens’ consignment store San Diego know that all eyes will be on you during the Holidays. All of your family and friends will be gathering round, so you need to dress to impress. Look like the man of the house this holiday season by following these guidelines.

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1. Layers

We’re sure you’ve heard the women in your lives getting all excited about ‘sweater weather’ lately, and while you may not share their enthusiasm for bulky clothes and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, layers are an inevitable part of your winter wardrobe. However, there are many options that allow the modern man to stay warm and masculine. A rugged sweater says “I drink expensive whiskey but I also like to cuddle” while a blazer says “I have my life together”. Layers can be your friend if you wear them well, so stick to solid colors or simple patterns, nothing too big or bulky, and of course the cardinal rule: no deep v’s.

2. Wear Clothes that fit

For some reason men have to be told this over and over again. No, we’re not suggesting you wear pants so tight that you begin to lose circulation, but saggy jeans and baggy sweatshirts don’t look good on anyone. Buy a pair of designer jeans that aren’t too loose or too tight, and invest in some-button downs and tailored tees and sweaters. You’ll look put together without actually having to put much effort into your style, giving you more time for your hobbies like blacksmithing or beer brewing or whatever else you do for fun.

3. Wear a nice watch

While carving your delicious turkey this holiday season, your hands will be on full display. In order to distract from all the callouses you’ve gotten chopping wood this winter, you need a designer watch. The watch is the ultimate male status symbol, and you can get one at ridiculously low prices from our mens’ consignment store San Diego.

4. Get yourself groomed

You’re a man now, so it’s time to get a real haircut. If you’re not sure what style to get, just turn on the TV and watch an episode of Mad Men and you’ll get the picture. And if you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to say goodbye to the bangs and head to your local barber for a professional cut. You should also grow a beard for the ultimate manly look, just make sure you are keeping your facial hair well groomed and trimmed often.

5. Shoes are important

Many an outfit has been ruined by a pair of sneakers. Jogging shoes are not appropriate unless you are actually jogging, so put the Nikes down and find a pair of shoes that a gentleman would wear. If your holiday festivities are more casual, go with a rugged pair of boots. For a more formal occasion, every man needs a pair of shiny black leather dress shoes for work, special events, and just looking classy in general.

6. Embrace patterns

Luckily, there are a lot of things that will never go out of style when it comes to manly fashion. Don’t be boring this holiday season and stick to your same old solid colored shirts. Tweed is making a huge comeback, and plaid, checkered, and striped are always great choices as well. So be bold this holiday season with a patterned shirt or textured blazer.  

Carve the turkey this Holiday season with confidence, and impress all your friends and family thanks to mens consignment store San Diego. We have a huge selection of manly looks for you to look awesome this winter, so visit our store and follow our blog for more fashion tips and news.

 



A Guide to Leather Jackets


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So you’re on your way to your favorite San Diego resale store when you notice your attractive new neighbor drive by in a brand new car. He catches your eye, rolls down the window, and offers you a ride. You politely decline, hop on your sweet motorcycle, and drive off into the sunset, laughing. 

Ok, so maybe you don’t own a motorcycle, but every woman does need one accessory to express her inner badass – and that’s a leather jacket. Not only is leather a fall essential, it’s a necessity for every fashionable chick. And with so many different styles, we here at your San Diego resale store compiled this guide to help you decide which type best channels your inner wild child.

Moto

The moto style is a must-have for every aspiring biker chick. The trendiest style this fall is anything asymmetrical, adding some interest and edge to your coat. The more zippers the better this season, as we’re seeing them on pockets and sleeves as well. A lot of the best jackets have details like quilted leather, belts, straps, or studs to add even more appeal to your outerwear. Pick a jacket with one or two of these added details, like the one pictured below. 

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Bomber

The bomber jacket is a classic style and a throwback to the 40s. This season, anything retro is in style, and so is menswear for women. Bomber jackets used to be worn by men in the military, but we can’t let the boys have all the fun – ladies’ bombers are made with lightweight leather and are given some feminine touches. Pair it with a contrasting girly top, like the one below, to create an amazing look.

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Light Colors

The ‘no-white-after-labor-day’ rule can be thrown out the window this year with the growing popularity of white outerwear. The combination of ethereal white with rugged leather creates a great contrast and gives your feminine look and edge. Other pale leather colors are popular this season as well, such as beige and blush pink. 

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Suede

Cowboy chic is in, and you can pull it off the trend with a suede jacket. Don’t overdo it with too much fringe or crazy beads, but choose suede that comes in a modern silhouette, like he zip-up hoodie shown below, to harness the modern cowgirl look.

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Faux

Faux leather is vegan friendly, and also easy on your wallet! While you’re already saving money by shopping at our San Diego resale store, the budget-conscious shopper can find faux leather in every style for a cheaper price.

Different Silhouettes

This season leather is being used in a lot of different and inventive ways. We’ve seen it in peplum, draped, cropped, and used as an accent in jackets, shirts, pants, and more.                                       

There are so many different styles of leather jackets, we know you will be able to find the perfect one for you. We have a huge inventory for you to choose from at our San Diego Resale store, and it changes every day! So come stop by to find some amazing clothes at even greater prices, and visit our blog for more fashion news and tips!

 

 



MySistersCloset Twitterviews Lynda Quintero Davids of Focal Point Styling


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Lynda Quintero-Davids of Focal Point Styling is an Interior Stylist, a Visual Merchandiser, and a Design Blogger who has specialized in home and store lifestyling for the past 25+ years. A fashionista at heart, Lynda enjoys thrifting, managing to find the look for less for fashion and decor, with style that is right on trend.

My Sister's Closet (MSC): Blogger, Interior Designer, and all around FASHIONISTA, @nyclq will be talking to us on Twitter in half an hour! http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com/

MSC: Q1: How would you describe Focal Point Styling (blog) to newbies?

Focal Point Styling (FPS): A1: A diversified lifestyle journal sharing #seasonal #fashion&decor #designideas #thrifttips #locallove & #marketevents

MSC: Q2: What is one item you have in your "One" Night Stand?

FPS: A2: A fave #thriftfind: A white Murano glass lamp - Scored the pair back in Ft. Lauderdale at Faith Farm Thrift!

MSC: Q3: Do you have any items in your closet that you refuse to give away or get rid of?

FPS: A3: Yes actually a few! sq vintage rhinestone covered evening bag & OscarDeLaRenta opera gloves I scored #thrifting FL. Also fur coats. One blk floor length coat (gifted from a neighbor) & another (a #thriftfind) I'd bring on trips to NYC

MSC: Q4: What is your greatest #thrift find?

FPS: A4: Tough 'one' to answer! For home: A pair of Milo Baughman chairs I scored for $16 & a wood buffet w slate top for $30! Scored great #thriftfinds @ MySistersCharity #thrift such as a camel wool robe coat @ $8 & a Cashmere sweater @ $4!! The New Yorker in me loves coats! <3

MSC: Q5: How would you define a "Well Suited" gentleman in 140 characters or less?

FPS: A5: Still go gaga for the character style of John Preston - aka Mr. Big from #SATC - #swoon!

MSC: Q6: What advice would you give to new bloggers?

FPS: A6: Tips I've learned: from #dbc: Content is king! From @ssalk: Be fearless, share your design spirit & groom your photos. 1st tip I learned from @VisualVamp: It takes time to find your voice but #keeponblogging. AND, of major importance today Utilize keywords to increase SEO when: 1. Tagging post 2. Image saving & 3. Creating blog post title. Also: #collaborate with like minded or industry people to learn and grow + create your community or join anothers building SM.

MSC: Q7: What can we look forward to on Focal Point Styling?

FPS: A7: would like to do more #local #collaborations, especially #fashion. Looking forward to attending and blogging events: @PHXFashionWeek Oct 2-4, #hpmkt #fall & attend in spring, also go to #dbc2015 & mb #bashcon + share upcoming #Miami trip! Of course also #holiday #tips&tricks for #fashion&decor! Be sure to follow me @Pinterest - Lynda | FocalPointStyling @nyclq. BTW: #dbc was short for @DesignBlogConf - a must event for #bloggers to attend! Happening next in Atlanta #dbc2015



MySistersCloset Twitterviews Gary Brown from Napoli Management Group


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Gary Brown joined Napoli Management Group as Vice President, Talent Development and as a Talent Representative in March of 2013. Considered one of the most respected leaders in television news and known as an innovator, strategist, mentor and coach for many in the industry, Gary has a keen eye for spotting talent. He has helped guide the careers of both talent and management in television stations across the country.

My Sister's Closet (MSC): Dress for Success today at 1:30! We exclusively talk to Hollywood Agent @NewsVP! #twitterview

Gary Brown (GB): honored to be asked by .@MySistersCloset to talk about #dressing4success today 1:30pm pacific. Think I have the color thing down #justsayin

MSC: You're Hollywood's favorite TV agent! Do you think it has to do with your sense of style?

GB: Well, I think it can't hurt,but also think it is my background and experience too. #butlookinggoodneverhurts

MSC: SO TRUE! Plus, we hear you're a hustler! ;) Q1: Is there a specific designer that dominates your closet?

GB: A1: Yes, @robertgrahamNYC shirts, over 30 of them

MSC: We �� @RobertGrahamNYC! http://www.SHOPWELLSUITED.com/shop/?BID=120 - See! Q2: Why is #fashion important to your industry?

GB: A2: TV is a visual medium, gotta pop off the screen and I try to do that in my world too.

MSC: Great answer! Q3: What is one item every woman should have in her closet to conquer the world?

GB: A3: A pair of red sole heels? #imsuchaguy

MSC: Q4: Professionally, is it better to stand out with your wardrobe or blend in?

GB: A4: Stand out to a point, bright vivid colors, minimal patterns, tailored and fitted outfits

MSC: Q5: Any general advice for the working woman on wardrobe? Watch for deodorant stains? Dress like you've already got the job?

GB: A5: #tvnews is a first impression biz, but this works in any field, you want to make a positive 1st impression

MSC: That is great advice. Thanks for your time! Get back to kicking butt and taking names!

GB: back at ya!