Just For You The Stockroom's Fall Open House is scheduled for Saturday September 28th 2013!
Best Advice Received There is nothing better than a good friend’s advice when you go shopping. Sometimes making a decision on your own can be very hard to do, especially when considering clothing. But if you ever do shop alone then you have probably done the same thing that I and many others have done… I imagine that my best friend is there with me and try and think what she would say if she saw me in that dress, top or what have you. So to help, we have collected some of the best tips our friends have given us about fashion and shopping. -Do not camouflage yourself with drab colors, super loose fitting clothes, enhance your assets and best qualities. -On that note: NEVER PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIZE OF THE CLOTHING YOU’RE TRYING ON! -Take the time to try on. -Wear your clothes with confidence and a luminous stature. -Trends fade so make sure you have classic, timeless pieces. The pieces to spend money on are the essentials: -1 pair of well fitted jeans. -If you find an especially flattering fit, go ahead and buy a second. -1 little black dress. -1 good fashionable jacket. -1 good pair of boots. Always check out every angle. The back has to look as good as the front! JFYbrand Team Member, Lindsey
Shopping can be an overwhelming task if you let it. We want to share with you three easy tips that can help you stay calm, cool and collected. 1. Get an idea of what you want from your seat on the couch. We only have so much time to shop and when we don’t know what we want or need it can become hectic. We at JFYbrand do not want this for you. Instead, check out our website where we post new items daily before coming into the store. Having in mind a few things can help us help you. 2. Stay cool and refreshed. It is still a little warm outside and the humidity is rather unpredictable so it is always a good idea to bring along a refreshment. At the front of our store, we have a small fridge with cold water and sodas—or when the weather turns and there is a chill in the air we also have hot coffee and tea. When you get too hot or too cold you probably don’t want to spend your time out shopping, so we try to off set that by providing refreshment for our clients. 3. Lastly, trust where you shop. Here at Just For You The Stockroom, our sales associates do their best to help you find something you love. We want you to look and feel your best, so one of our top priorities is to be honest with our clients. Our stylists have been around women of all shapes and size they are also familiar with our products a lot so they know what they are talking about and you can trust our opinion. -JFYbrand Team Member, Lindsey
When it comes to fashion and how to dress, some of us may get a little lost in translation while others can get so caught up in a look that we completely lose our own voice in the mix. The way I see it, how you dress and show yourself is just another form of self-expression; and you should feel as good in the clothes as you do about the clothes. You can dress appropriately for age, body shape and occasion and still look stunning. Here’s how, with a little help from the boutique down the street, JUST FOR YOU The Stockroom, or at JFYbrand.com. First off, keep in mind your true, current body shape. I know that I am not the size 4 that I’d really like to be; but I know that I have broad shoulders, wide hips and am what you could call “full figured.” These are all things I keep in mind when shopping. There are several websites where you can go for help in deciding which shape you are based on your measurements. My shape is a spoon. Yes, you read that right, and I did not make a typo...I’m a spoon. But no matter your size or weight, it’s your shape that counts in shopping for clothing. A website to check out is shopyourshape.com. They even help you know which cuts are flattering and which ones are not. In order from left to right: Sharon is tall and is heavier on top with thin legs. I am about 5'5'', heavy on top with wide hips-- still not sure how I'm a spoon. Susan is tall and has a slender body, very balanced. She has long arms and legs but has a shorter torso. Andre is also 5'5'' and has more of a pear shape. Next, remember your age. If you are 15, don’t dress like you are going to the club. Also, if you are over 40, your club attire should have changed from that of a 20-something. Ladies, you know what is right and what is not. Just be honest with yourself. Now the big issue-- knowing what to wear and still having a style all your own. This is something that we at JFYbrand try to provide for our clients--a way to wear the pieces that are super popular while still allowing for their own style to be the main voice. If you see someone wearing an outfit that you like, try and find one of those items, not the entire outfit. Based on your body shape, those items will fit you differently; so pick the one that best suits your own shape. Clothing that is too tight or too loose can make you look bigger, show off the wrong attributes or just make you look and feel slouchy or uncomfortable. For example, Silver Jeans has a wide range of cuts and sizes with different detail on the pockets; if you have a wider bottom you don't want to have wide set pockets, because it will accentuate the width. After finding the perfect piece, then you can look for something else that compliments that. When picking out the tops for each team member, I thought about coloring and shape. Not everyone can wear the same thing, and the pieces that fit everyone are going to look different based on the body shape. Also, when picking out different tops, it is important to keep in mind the kind of jeans you plan to wear. For instance, you don't want to pair a boot cut jean with an oversized top like you would with slim jeans. Neither do you want to pair a slimmer cut pant or jean with a top that is so tight it looks painted on. Find a balance in size and weight of the pieces that you are wanting to wear. I am wearing a Monoreno top, "MacGuffin Top" size large under our "Autumn Canon Jacket" size medium with Silver Jeans "Suki Slim" W 31 L 31. Sharon is wearing a Monoreno top, "Poetry Reading Tunic Top" size large, Silver Jeans "Suki 17''" W31 L33. "Suki 17''" are mid rise, curvy fit, relaxed hip and thigh, and are a slim boot cut. Sharon is also wearing our "Fall Carnival" scarf. Susan is wearing a Monoreno top, "Allegorical Tunic Top" size medium, Silver Jeans "Suki" W31 L34. "Suki" is a mid rise, curvy fit, relaxed hip and thigh, and are a boot cut leg. Andre is wearing an Elan top, "My Heart Goes To You Sweater Top" size medium and Silver Jeans "Suki Slim" W36 L31. "Suki Slim" are mid rise, curvy fit, relaxed hip and thigh and are slim leg jeans. Andre and I are wearing the same style of jeans. But notice how, because our body shapes are a little different, the jeans fit us differently. Another great way to make an outfit your own is by the jewelry you add to it. No one has the same exact fashion tastes, so put a spin on a classic outfit by throwing on a new statement necklace—and you don’t have to automatically go to “The Statement Necklace” that 20 million other people bought. Try something you haven’t found before. Rings are also big statement pieces that aren’t going to be owned by another 20 million people. Fashion is as important as you make it. But you are the most important element. You should always look your best and be comfortable at the same time. This will affect your attitude and make you feel good about yourself and the way you look. When your wardrobe fits you properly and has a sense of style that you are comfortable with, your personality can’t help but shine through. -JFYbrand Team Members, Lindsey Photography by André
Summer is almost here and there are some things you just can't be without. Make these your staples and you'll be ready to beat the heat in style. 1. Something Emerald: Anything. Just wear it. It's the color of 2013. 2. A Cool Basic: Jazz up a basic tee or tank with some embellishments or design. We love the cut-outs on this one! 3. A Casual Maxi Dress: They look great and are so easy to wear. 4. A Party Dress: You'll need it for something-- a wedding, graduation party or just a hot number to wear out at night. 5. A Bright Tote: Wear it everyday, bring it to the beach. We love the floral and white on this one.
We have a lot to look forward to this time of year. Whether you're getting ready for spring break, formal or shopping for an Easter dress-- spring is the best time of year for fun and flirty dresses. Whatever the occasion, be sure to add a dress or two to your wardrobe. They're cute, comfortable and easy to wear.
Green is the go-to color this weekend as St. Patty's Day festivies commence. Be sure to come by The Stockroom to get all of your green gear. We have lots of green clothing and accessories that will keep you looking stylish and Irish for the day. Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!
Three cheers because SPRING BREAK 2013 is almost here. With visions of sun, sand and drinks in your hand filling your daydreams, there's lots of planning that goes into those oh-so-fun trips....especially when it comes to your wardrobe! Most of us get that warm weather bug for spring break meaning most people have already made plans and scheduled trips to places like Cancun, Florida and the Bahamas. No matter where you plan to vacation this SB 2013, don't leave home without the fashion essentials. Check out our picture and we'll give you the run down from left to right. 1. A Bathing Suit Cover-up: I'm sure half of your suitcase will be filled with bright and barely-there bikinis, so make sure you have something fun to throw on over them. Most beach resorts are flexible about you just wearing your bathing suit around most of the hotel areas, but if you go to grab food or need to run by reception, it's always a good idea to cover up just a bit. We love this orange, ruffle top dress that is super light and fun. 2. Daytime Clothes: Spring Break wardrobes usually consists of bathing suits and that's about it, but if you plan to explore the city you're visiting, you'll want some outfits that are sightseeing worthy. We love this romper because it's one piece, so it takes up almost no space in your suitcase and it's one item and you're already dressed. Plus, this airy, lightweight material is made to breathe so you won't be dying of the heat while you're out and about. And for the ladies worried about tan lines, that tube top style is perfect! (Don't forget the sunscreen, though!) 3. A Fun Party Frock: You know you'll be grabbing your gal pals to hit the clubs or bars after hours, so make sure you have some fun going-out attire. Dresses are my favorite because they're easy and lightweight and all you really need is sandals and jewelry and you're set. It's a fashion no brainer. Plus, if you got a little sun happy and forgot to reapply sunscreen during the day, less clothing is good. The less material touching your skin, the better when it comes to a sunburn. 4. Jeans: I know. I know. It's hot. Why would you want pants? But we all know that even at the beach, it gets breezy at night so you want to be prepared for any cooler weather. Jeans are great to wear while your traveling or throw on an awesome top and some heels and you have yourself a going-out outfit. 5. A Beach Tote: We carry purses in everyday life to carry all of our essentials so a beach-appropriate bag is a MUST for vacation. You'll need a place to store your towel, sunscreen, glasses, reading material and maybe snacks and beverages, too. Oh, and don't forget to pack an i-pod for musical pleasure. Spring Break is just not the same without tunes to rock out to. 6. A Comfy, Do Anything Top: This crop top is perfect for so many reasons. It's light and super cute. Wear it over your bathing suit, pair it with shorts during lunch time or if you're lounging or getting ready in the hotel, this is simply perfect. 7. A Crossbody Purse: When you go out at night, you'll want to keep a few things with you like your room key, phone, lip gloss, etc. so a purse is needed. No one wants a huge, bulky bag so crossbody purses reign supreme. This fun, fringe purse is big enough for the must-haves but small enough to still be able to carry and have a good time. 8. Lounge Wear: We know you plan to party rock all week long, but at some point, you're going to want something comfortable to wear when you've got some down time. These flowy pants are perfect beach-wear. Wear them to bed. Wear them around the room in the hotel. Or if you and your friends decide to relax one night and have bonfire, these will keep you looking fresh and feeling super comfortable. Shopping for Spring Break is sometimes the best part so don't leave home without the goof stuff. Remember the essentials, have a great time and we'll see your tan, revived and relaxed selves when you return!