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MySistersCloset Twitterviews Kinsey Schofield


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Crowned 2014's “Most Fashionable in the Valley,” Kinsey is a TV Personality that has been seen on The E! Channel, Dr. Drew on Call, Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell, KTLA’s Tech Report, Fox & Friends, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox’s Happening Now, & Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld (to name a few.) With over a quarter of a million Twitter followers, and a My Sister's Closet consigner, we thought she would make a great Twitterview!

MySistersCloset (MSC): Q1: You were crowned, "Most Fashionable in the Valley." What is your definition of "Fashionable"?

KinseySchofield (KS): A1: Standing out in a packed room. Bold colors. Funky cuts. Wearing something that no one else will be wearing.

MSC: Fun! Q2: Do you have any items in your closet that you refuse to give away or get rid of?

KS: A2: I refuse to get rid of my William Rast jeans. I love Justin Timberlake and I love their fit. The perfect booty jean!

MSC: We �� a good booty jean! Q3: What is your greatest thrift find?

KS: A3: My Black Chanel Leather Chain Tote that I found at @MySistersCloset LV (Lincoln Village location)! & a Herve Leger dress!

MSC: Q4: PERF segue! Q4: If you visit http://www.mysisterscloset.com/shop/ right now, what is one item you âÂ?¤ï¸Â??

KS: A4: Obviously this turtleneck. http://www.mysisterscloset.com/shop/Missoni-Size-Medium-Multicolor-Graphic-Print-Turtleneck/

MSC: HAHA! Q5: What is your signature style? Turtlenecks?

KS: A5: Look at me! Look at me!

MSC: Q6: How would you define a "Well Suited" gentleman in 140 characters or less?

KS: A6: J-a-m-e-s F-r-a-n-c-o (James Franco)

MSC: ������ Q7: Do you enjoy any fashion bloggers?

KS: A7: I love @ChiaraFerragni & have recently discovered @nuclq!!!

MSC: Q8: Anything else you would like to promote or tell us about?

KS: A8: Coming soon to a TV near you!

MSC: Thank you @KinseySchofield!

KS: Thank you @MySistersCloset! I love you the most!



Fashion News, Lauren Bacall dies at age 89


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All of the pros here at our second hand stores in San Diego were saddened by the news of Lauren Bacall’s passing at the age of 89. The legendary actress and model will be greatly missed, but will continue to inspire all of us as a style icon. 

Image: Laura Loveday                                        https://flic.kr/p/6TCR4U

Bacall began her career as a model at the tender age of 16, and she was already recognizable for her cat-like grace, blonde hair, and stunning green-blue eyes. After appearing on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, her husky voice and sultry sex appeal quickly landed her acting roles in Hollywood. 

Image: Laura Loveday                                        https://flic.kr/p/6VKrxz

 

Bacall found success in Tinsel Town and will be remembered as one of the greats that came out of Hollywood’s Golden Age of film. She starred in her first film, To Have and Have Not, at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart. They went on to star in more hits together, including The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. Bacall also worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Later, her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

 

Bacall was also the star of one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories; after meeting on the set of her first film and falling in love, she married actor Humphrey Bogart. She was 20 and he was 45. Despite the age difference, they were together until Bogart’s death of esophageal cancer, after thirteen years and two children together. 

 

Image: James Vaughan                                       https://flic.kr/p/8itYgY

Bacall was captivating on and off-screen, in her roles as an actress and in her personal life. The Golden Age was a time of glamour and romance, and the silver screen was lit up by gorgeous women and handsome men. Bacall herself stood out among this elite group for her unique style. She wore her clothes – they never wore her. Her style was effortlessly sexy, and she could confidently make a casual outfit look chic and appealing. She was the embodiment of the classic Hollywood starlet, and her style is still just as classy today as it was in the 50s. That’s why in 1995 she was named the 6th sexiest film star in history by Empire Magazine, and it’s why we here at MSC still look up to her today for style inspiration.

 

Bacall’s timeless style will make her a fashion icon forever, and some of her most notable looks are still wearable today. Stop by your local MSC second hand stores in San Diego to pay tribute to the always flawless Ms. Bacall and find pieces that will give you some of her confidence. And for styling tips and more fashion news check out our blog



San Diego Resale MSCs Favorite Things


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Here at our San Diego resale store, we know you need some new outfits for the steamy summer months. Whether you’re searching for the perfect date night outfit or just need some new pieces to add to your wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place. We are the best at giving you some of the hottest designer clothes, shoes, and accessories - all at fabulous prices.

 

To get you started on your quest for your hot new wardrobe, we wanted to share with you some of the pieces we are crushing on right now. Our inventory changes every single day, which means we have a great selection, but if you do fall in love with a piece definitely consider buying it. All our pieces won’t be here forever, so don’t let that dress that looks fabulous on you be the one that got away. Here are some of our faves:

 

St. John Tan Sleeveless Dress

This dress is simple and sophisticated, and the belted waist is flattering for all figures. Get playful and pair it with colorful accessories and some sexy pumps, or keep it classy with neutrals for the office. This dress is great because it can be worn for work during the day or for a night on the town.

Diane von Furstenburg Pink Suede Heels

Be pretty in pink this summer! Every girl needs a pair of pink heels, and these sexy kicks can be paired with a white dress or pant with a cute blouse for the perfect daytime date look. And of course oversized sunnies and a floppy wide-brimmed hat for the day-after Sunday brunch.

Kate Spade Teal Embossed Pumps

A true fashionista knows better than anyone that colorful heels are not only a great way to add color to an outfit, but they help bring life to summer fashion. These Kate Spade heels are too die for!

Diane von Furstenburg Black Knit Mini Skirt

This is a great piece to transition into as we approach these last few summer months. A knit skirt is perfect for the beginning of Fall, and a tight black mini is an essential part of every party girl’s wardrobe.

Just Cavalli Multicolor Floral Print Sheath Dress

We love this piece because it is fun, fresh and bright! It’s a great staple dress for summer, and the floral pattern would also be great next spring. It could be easily paired with some nude wedges and light sweater for a flirtatious yet ladylike look.

Etro Navy Two Pocket Skirt

This two-pocket skirt has a lot going for it – its simple design allows for hundreds of oufit options, its texture makes it interesting, it’s pretty on any skin color, and its gathered waist will make you look fierce. They had me at pockets, so all those other features are the cherries on top.

We hope these looks have inspired you to add to your closet, and you can shop our San Diego resale store now before these fabulous pieces are gone! For more styling tips and the latest fashion news check out the MSC blog.

 

 



Closet Cleaning Tips


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THE HANGER TRICK

This is gonna’ sound crazy, but turn every hanger in your closet backwards. Now as you wear items, hand them back up the normal way. Before you know it you’ll see what you should consign. Time to bid adieu to all that closet clutter.


MY SISTERS STASH

Now that your nice, new hangers are facing forward and your closet doesn’t have multiple personalities, dedicate a place year round for what’s destined for My Sister’s Closet or Well Suited. Don’t forget accessories, shoes and while your at it, that nice jewelry box your evil Aunt gave you that you’ve never opened. Best of all, you can drop off your consignments any day at your convenience. No appointments necessary.

 


TREAT YOUR CLOSET LIKE A BOUTIQUE

If you like having a neat and orderly home why does your closet always look like a hurricane just blew through? Sorting everything out will make it so much easier (and fun) to get dressed!

How to start? Your pants want to hang next to the other pants. They told us. Sweaters like being folded—not hung – and laying on top of other comfy sweaters. They told the pants to tell us. Speaking of which, invest in quality hangers. Joan Crawford was right. Bring all those ugly wire hangers back to the dry cleaner. Incredible how much more room you’ve got now isn’t it?

Next, group each type of clothing so that short sleeves are all together, long sleeves hang side by side, short reside next to shorts… You get the picture. Finally, organize each section by color. Go from light to dark, left to right. Feeling better about your wardrobe?

 

SEASON WITHIN REASON

If you’re lucky and have some extra closet space, try this one. Take everything that’s out-of-season and tuck it out of sight (out of mind). Kind of like your ex. It’s now easy to see you really don’t need another white tee, however, a black blouse is a whole other story. After you’ve make all that cash consigning the stuff you never wear, it’s time to shop!


CLEAN MONEY

You know how we just suggested hanging up the pieces you plan to consign? Please launder and press whatever needs some extra TLC before bringing them in. The better condition your items are in, the more likely we will consign them and that means you’ll make money. Remember, if you don’t want to buy less than perfect items, why would you expect us to take them from you and sell them to your friend?

FRIENDS AND FAMILY PLAN

Speaking of friends, now that you have some tips for cleaning and organizing your closet, share them with those you love. Maybe they’ll let you consign them on your account so you can save up faster for that Chanel or Prada. Now that’s a good friend.



Second Hand Stores San Diego Back to School Bests


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It’s not easy to find unique pieces that no one else has. With My Sister’s Closet’s second hand stores in San Diego you will find unique designer clothes at some of the best prices. Keep your back to school wardrobe fresh and different than all your friends.

Here are our tips for looking your best on campus this year!

1. Bargain Shop. Look for deals ladies. There is no need to overpay for clothes that all of your friends have too!  Bargain shopping is the best way to get a great deal on the most unique pieces of clothing. Sometimes the hunt for a good deal just adds to the shopping fun.

2. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Try something new. Maybe try on something you wouldn’t normally have or maybe you change your style all together. Use fashion as an extension of your personality.

3. Stay comfortable. It’s nice to take risks but never step too far out of your comfort zone. If the crop top scene isn’t for you there’s no need to follow the trend. Your style is yours for a reason.

4. Accessorize! The best way to add a little something extra or new to your outfit or wardrobe is through accessories. Whether it’s a fabulous pair of shoes, a new purse, or a fabulous statement necklace it is sure to raise your confidence!

 

Find some of your back to school wardrobe with MSC today! Our second hand stores San Diego are hidden gems! If you are looking for more fashion tips be sure to check out the MSC blog.



We Gave Back 32 Percent to Charity Last Year


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We're proud to report on something that you'll probably take great pride in too.

Most people consign with us because their closet or home has become a little cluttered or they have some great clothes or furniture that can generate some new income.

Well, there might be another reason too. Last year we contributed 32% of our profits to a diverse group of charities. They include but are not limited to…

  • AZ Humane Society
  • Friends of Animal Care & Control
  • HALO Animal Rescue
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Fresh Start Women's Foundation
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation
  • Trends Charitable Fund
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center (San Diego)
  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society (San Diego)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Science Center
  • ASU (Women and Philanthropy)
  • Arizona Costume Institute
  • ADLA (Animal Defense League of AZ)
  • Yellowstone Association
  • The Beatitudes
  • Board of Visitors
  • Telluride Animal Foundation

Working with us at My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic doesn't just help your wallet. It helps thousands of people, animals and those in need too.

So call, email, shout or just stop by if and when you think you may have some extra stuff on hand. It's worth it, in more ways than one.

Sincerely,
Ann Siner,
CEO and founder of My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic



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News Peg Rihanna and the CFDA Fashion Icon Award


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Image: Huffington Post

 

This just in, fashionistas. The pros at our Phoenix and San Diego consignment store are excited to break the news to our west coast ladies. In case you haven’t heard, the one and only Rihanna will officially be receiving the incredible CFDA Fashion Icon award this June 2014.

                                                                                                                   

For those of you who know (and love) the CFDA – or the Council of Fashion Designers of America – we feel your excitement, girl. But for those who are a little newer to the fashion block, we’ll give you a brief lowdown on the organization and its latest icon award recipient announcement.

 

As a not-for-profit trade association, the CFDA is made up of more than 400 of America’s most incredible jewelry, womenswear, menswear, and accessory designers. It is also the creator of the separate CFDA foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to raise funds for charity activities.

 

So what exactly is the CFDA Fashion Icon award? Well, its just one of the most incredible awards given out at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards event (this year, held on June 2) designed to honor those who have made countless contributions to the fashion industry.

 

Past winners have included Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, and C.Z. Guest.

 

 

And this year, our favorite Bad Girl RiRi will accept the gorgeous award due to the impact she’s made in the industry and pop culture as well as her incredible philanthropic partnership with the MAC AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign.



MySistersCloset Twitterviews Defenders for Dinner With Wolves


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The Mexican Grey Wolf is one of the most endangered species in North America. Dinner with Wolves' mission is to bring awareness to the species and help protect them from extinction. Beneficiary Defenders of Wildlife Twitterviewed with us on Friday to talk Wolf.

MSC: Yes great resources, we adopted our CEO Ann a Wolf for her birthday this year!
Such a great idea! :)
What are the most PAWpular places to witness wolves in their natural habitat?

DW: @YellowstoneNPS in WY and @DenaliNPS in AK are both great wolf-watching spots.

MSC: Can't beat the scenery there :) 3rd Q: How would you describe the Dinner With Wolves experience is 3 words?

DW: Oooh, tough one. Lets go with encouraging, inspiring and up-close. How often do you get to see real wolves?

MSC: Exactly....Especially Mexican Grey Wolves, only 85 left in the wild! 4th Q: If you would have dinner with anyone dead or alive who who would it be and why?

DW: Aldo Leopold, father of the conservation ethic. Anti-predator until he saw the importance of wolves in the southwest.

MSC: Very good answer! Last Q: HOWL can people learn more about Defenders of Wildlife?

DW: Aside from our website, anyone can sign up here to get action opportunities & updates

MSC: excellent. Thank you for #Twitterviewing with us. We can't wait for Dinner With Wolves Sunday night!

DW: You're very welcome. We're excited for it as well!

Dinner With Wolves will be held at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center on April 6, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.



MySistersCloset Twitterviews The Arizona Humane Society


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The Arizona Humane Society is Arizona’s largest nonprofit animal-welfare and protection agency. My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited donated thousands of items last year, raising $117,000 at AHS thrift stores. We had a little fun with them on Twitter, Friday.

@MySistersCloset: Haha, never though of it that way :) 2nd Q: Why do pets, dogs mostly, like to destroy expensive shoes?

@AZHumane: Maybe because they look better in their mouths? Maybe they’re just jealous they can’t wear them...

MSC: They would be jealous about the most expensive, nicest pair. 3rd Q: Funniest name you’ve ever heard for a pet?

AHS: That has to be “Lord Beefcastle”, He’s a 3-year-old #corgi adopted from AHS two weeks ago.

MSC: LOL! Can you imagine calling for him: Lord Beefcastle come on boy! He sure is cute. 4th Q: Garfield or Snoopy?

AHS: No offense to Snoopy, but it’s definitely Garfield. We have similar views on lasagna and Mondays.

MSC: Yeah and he talk or talk thinks.... :) 5th final Q: What is the biggest misconception people have about rescuing pets?

AHS: People think there aren’t purebreds at #shelters, so they go to breeders. They’re about 25% of our intake, so come #adopt!

MSC: Seriously!! Rescue pets have the best personalities and demeanors, they really do seem to know you save them. #rewarding #adopt

AHS: 100%. They know you’ve done something for them and they pay it back tenfold.

MSC: Thanks so much for answering our Q’s! It was fun!!

AHS: Thanks for the opportunity and all you do for our pets!

MSC: It’s our pleasure! Thanks for everything YOU ALL do for our homeless pets! :)



Must Haves from Fashion Week 2014


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Ladies, its that time of year again. Our San Diego resale pros have been waiting, watching, and deliberating for weeks now and we’ve finally got exactly what you want.

The official My Sister’s Closet Fashion Week 2014 Must Haves List.

 

Hold on to your Fendi baguette, because here is our (gorgeous) top three:

#Metallic

 

From sexy shawls to to-die-for scarves, we must admit: we were simply taken by the new Michael Kors collection. But through it all, there was one look our San Diego resale pros dropped jaws for: metallic. Similar to this drop dead sexy one shoulder belted dress and on a number of other signature pieces (an almost Gatsby-inspired skirt, an embellished slate blouse), steal the spotlight on your own in your metallic get up by pairing one eye-catching piece with dark or neutral accessories.

The Belt and Go

Switching gears from Mr. Kors to the fabulous Tory Burch, we’re shining the MSC spotlight on a style we simply can’t get enough of: the belted mini. The trick here is to belt your dress low – unlike the empire waist look (though still another favorite), when you’re rocking the belted mini, buckle your belt loosely so that it rides just above your hips. This will give you a gorgeous structured look which offsets the casual and feminine quality of the mini perfectly. For added sex appeal, follow Ms. Burch’s vision by picking a frock that’s anything but run-of-the-mill. Long sleeves, show-stopping pattern, jet-black knee socks (love it), go unique or go home.

Bright Wear, Don’t Care

Hello Betsey Johnson, we’ve missed you! This year, the ever-amazing Ms. Johnson wowed (like always) with crazy color. Ladies, we’re talking flamingo pinks, lemon yellows, and got-to-have-it greens up and down the runway. Love her look, but nervous to incorporate the fluorescent into your closet? Here’s the how to: start with just one color and start small. At first, try rocking a neutral palate and spice things up with a bright yellow tote. If you’re loving it (let’s get real here; we know you will) trade up to an eye-catching blazer or jacket, like this gorgeous fuchsia Lafayette number. (Bonus points for rocking the neon thigh-highs to the left).

Ladies, we could go on and on about the gorgeous new looks we saw at this year’s  Fashion Week, but until next time, these are our absolute top three. Suggestions of your own? We’d love to hear ‘em. Post your comments, questions, badass new   looks in the section down below.

But for now, we’ve got to run – Paris Fashion Week is up next, and trust us, we won’t be missing a thing. 



Spring Is In The Air


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What the Frock?

As fashionistas we love looking through the glossies, we like to analyze fashion week trends and we like to talk about the latest Loubiton’s. Yet as women of Scottsdale, in the spring, we have one thing in mind. SPRING TRAINING…baseball.

Getting dressed in everyday life can be a test. Getting dressed to go to the ballpark and look stylish is an important test. How can a girl be comfortable, appropriately turned out and still let our personal style fly high??? Well, here are a few essentials to wear to the ballpark that will make you feel happy, look great and get high marks.

What the Frock?

Let’s start from the bottom up. Invest in a great pair of kicks. So many tennies to choose from this season. Get a trendy pair in a basic color and keep it sockless. Cut off a pair of your tired winter denims and create not too short, cut up shorts. Add a sporty mesh long sleeve baseball inspired top. This will add sun coverage and keep you warm during the shady times. A cute baseball cap or fedora and mirrored Ray Bans are a must. Don’t forget sunscreen and chap stick, all neatly tucked into this spring’s IT bag, the backpack. All designers have their spring 2014 version of a backpack. I love my black leather Gucci that I picked up for a steal at our Well Suited store.

Keep life simple and remember to wear your self-confidence. Best foot forward please, even at the ballpark. Need fashion guidance, just ask.

Tess Loo is the stylist for My Sister’s Closet, with 14 locations in Arizona and California. She can be reached at tess@mysisterscloset.com.



Ready to Ride Biker Jackets Are In


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It’s no secret that our Phoenix and San Diego consignment store pros have been around the block once or twice. But what you might not know is that they’ve done it while on the back of a Harley.

 

(Or at least they’ve dressed the part.)

 

Ladies, welcome to the era of daring ensembles, of edgy attire, of true fashion badassery. In the MSC Spotlight today? The not-so-classic biker jacket.

 

 

At first thought, you might start to conjure up images of poodle skirts, slicked back hair, and (too)popped collars. And while we’d never deny you a mini mental vacation flashback to 1980s-era John Travolta in those tight (tight) dark jeans, we’ll stop you right there. These jackets aren’t for your average T bird. With one for work, one for date night, and one for, well, just for looking gorgeous, you’ll be able to rock a brand new take on the classic biker jacket any day of the week.

(Source: http://www.hellofashionblog.com/2013/06/neutral-class.html)

 

Neutral Perfect

 

 

We’re going to start you off with a little neutral perfection – your go-to biker jacket pick for the workplace. The pic stitch above (credit to one of our favorite fashion bloggers, Christine Andrew from Hello Fashion) pairs a drop dead gorgeous peplum dress with a creamy biker jacket – the perfect blend of structure, edginess, and feminine charm. Notice that the jacket – though still definitely biker – isn’t your typical black leather. It’s subdued, it’s sexy, and it’s perfect for rocking that meeting on the books for next week.

Double Take Date Night

 

 

Ladies, our Phoenix and San Diego consignment pros are simply loving this look. Why? It’s got the oh-so-badass feel of the classic biker jacket combined with soft and true couture. To get the look (worn by Zina Charkoplia of the blog, Fashion Vibe), simply balance a cropped, semi-fitted leather jacket with a long, flowing skirt (bonus points for pastel). Though Zina’s wearing a gorgeous multi-length skirt, you can also go with a more standard ankle-length skirt (though you won’t be able to show off those killer stems and booties quite as much).

The Everyday

 

For the everyday biker chic look, we look, of course, to the beautiful Ms. Alba. We love this look for three reasons: 1. Pair it with jeans and a crop top and you have the perfect “Oh, I just wake up like this” ensemble. 2. You can wear it in any color. Literally. Any. Color. Mocha, blue, white – do it. 3. It also looks adorable with a maxi or sundress. Oh, and don’t forget the designer shades.

 

Love our looks? Comment below. Tried one on? Even better – snap a pic and share it! Our fashion pros are always excited to see what you’ve come up with. Vroom, vroom, ladies. 



New Year, New Yves Inside Our Favorite Spring 2014 Line


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Ladies, it is official. Here at our Encinitas, Phoenix and San Diego resale locations, we are a mess over the new Yves Saint Laurent spring 2014 collection.

It is sexy, it is sleek, and it will blow your little-black-dress-loving mind.

What exactly has us quaking in excitement in our Prada Buckle Wrap booties? Three words: prints, minis, menswear.

Fellow fashionistas, it should come as no surprise that the gorgeous YSL has yet again produced another jaw-dropping collection. We’re talking the-first-time-you-saw-trailers-for-Magic-Mike jaw dropping. And because the pros at our Encinitas, Phoenix and San Diego designer resale stores are always working to help you sexify your wardrobe, we’ll give you the DL on everything you need to know to YSL the hell out of your current look.

Print

 

We’ve gone Gaga for Tulle, we’ve rocked it for a night out in New York, but today, we’ve got our eyes on something a little more…dangerous. Yes, we’re talking prints. From huge, lush lips to the classic jungle cat to geometric shapes, YSL proves that all print is hot print and their spring 2014 collection is full of it. Want to get a little crazy? (We know you do.) Mix and match bold short-shorts with patterned sweaters or pair your favorite new print dress with a zebra-striped leather jacket. The final YSL touch? Va-va-voom hair. 

Minis

 

During the winter months, we flirted with fleece, ogled the oversized, and worked it out in wool, but girls, it’s time, once again, to don the mini. Lucky for us, the YSL collection is all about showing off those stems. Whether you’re rocking a wrap dress, lace shorts, or a gorgeous high-waisted (animal print?) skirt, we have one rule and one rule only: make it mini. Oh, and don’t forget the pumps.

Menswear

 

Just a few weeks ago, we wrote a how-to when it comes to menswear called In His ShoesShirtsJeans. And while we love the slouchy comfort of boyfriend jeans, YSL has kicked the look up a notch by making menswear form-fitting, flattering, and flat out fabulous. Case in point, the fitted and glamorous pantsuit. Start with a pair of skinny, high-waisted, capri-style trousers and add a looser jacket. Chanel Diane Keaton with a white collared shirt and black skinny tie, and top it off with black heels and loose, wavy hair. Looking for something a little more casual? Skip the trousers and rock the look with a pair of skinny jeans. Add a blazer for added oomph. Bonus points to the girl who tops off the look with a cocked fedora. Bogart, who?

If we had to sum up our new fave style in just one word, we’re pretty sure it’d be daring. And we’re pretty sure we won’t be able to get enough of it. Dare to join us? We thought so.

 

All Photo Credit: http://www.ysl.com/corporate/en/saint-laurent-collections/women-spring-summer-14/

 



On Dressing Like a Man


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For years, the pros at our men’s consignment store in San Diego and Phoenix have been working hard to help you navigate the fashion waters for every event, celebration, and office function.

From helping you retire your vibrant collection of tanks to helping you rock pastels (yeah, we said it), they’ve talked individual pieces and looks to help you dress for success (and on a budget) every time. But today, they’re going to take it a step further: they’re going to give you a crash course in something every guy needs to know like the back of his brand new, perfectly tailored suit jacket: here is the Well Suited guide to dressing like a man.

 

  1. The fit matters now: Sure, back in the day, there was nothing cooler than those slouchy jeans that demonstrated your social status just as much as your boxer choice. But today, thankfully, those lower-than-low rise jeans (and all-too-“cool” backwards baseball caps) can finally be put to rest in the nostalgic 90s as we move into brighter days of better fits. Rule number one of dressing like a man? Fit matters. Your jeans should never be baggy, your jackets should be tailored to your body (none of that “this was my dad’s!” stuff), and your sweaters should never be older than you are.

  2. men’s designer clothes in San Diego
    Embrace color: Yes, we’ve covered pastels and bright solids before, but this is a rule of thumb that needs to top our list when it comes to dressing like a man: don’t be afraid to embrace color. Sure, neutrals work nicely (especially in a cable knit sweater or winter jacket), but a little color never hurt anyone. Incorporate color into your wardrobe slowly: steer clear of neon and gravitate toward plumbs, greens, and yes,
    even pinks. You might just be surprised.

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    The go-to: Last but not least, always rely on the go-to. No, we’re not talking about your Nike athletic shorts and Class of 99’ sweatshirt combo, we’re talking classy and classic. Every man should have
    a properly tailored suit hanging in his closet, along with a casual cardigan (yes), a good-looking button down, a dark-colored blazer, and a pair of nice shoes. We are not talking Converse here. No, even if they’re black.

 

Don’t worry, just because we’ve covered the staples behind dressing like a man doesn’t mean we’re pushing you out of the nest just yet. Our men’s designer clothes in San Diego and Phoenix pros will be there day and night, rain or shine to help you rock that (even last minute) look.

No need to thank us.



MySistersCloset Twitterviews GoodGirlShops


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Elana Pruitt AKA “Good Girl Gone Shopping” writes a fashion blog, helping gals everywhere find the perfect outfit on a budget. She also is a fashion columnist for Agenda Magazine. We were lucky enough to “Twitterview” her last month!

@MySistersCloset Twitterviews @GoodGirlShops

@MySistersCloset: love leopard print, love making it a neutral and putting it with everything!

@GoodGirlShops: Same here! And comfy w/ a peep-toe. I’m in love :-)

MSC: OK 2nd Q: Stranded on fashion island. If you could only keep ONE item from your closet what would it be?

GGGS: My Grandmother’s pearl necklace. I’ve never worn it, but I like holding it & remembering her fabulousness.. xo #vintage

MSC: OOO you should start wearing it! Sounds fab! Good answer :)

GGGS: One day...:-)

MSC: 3rd Q: who/what is your go-to designer/brand?

GGGS: I’m obsessed with @xoBetseyJohnson accessories. Adds fun and drama to ANY outfit. Hard to have a bad day wearing Betsey!

MSC: Such happy fun stuff from her, her stuff always sells fas at our stores! :)

GGGS: Yes! Just always makes me smile and feel all giddy and kiddie...haha

MSC: LOL :) 4th Q for our “Twitteringview” What is one trend you are digging right now?

GGGS: As a writer, I love T-Shirts w/ random, silly sayings. The ones w/ hashtags are great! I don’t own any, but I dig it!

MSC: #Twiterview shirt? LOL...

GGGS: Ha!! Totally! I’d sport THAT one, for sure!

MSC: OK LAST Q :( What is the best advice on style you’ve ever been given?

GGGS: I have 2: “Not every trend should be worn by EVERYone” and “Dress your body and size. Be honest with yourself!”

MSC: Seriously, I mean harem pants are not meant for most people! Great Advice

GGGS: Ummm... exactly! haha

MSC: :) Thanks so much for twittering with us! Make sure if your in SD to stop by our shop for some #DEALS!!!



Dressing for a Night Out in LA vs. NY


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Thanks to our Phoenix, Encinitas and San Diego consignment stores, our girls in both gorgeous cities know how to rock their look when it comes to going out for a night on the town.

But with the holidays comes not only cooler weather (cable-knit, oversized sweaters, anyone?) but the promise of great travel and even greater winter wardrobe additions. So while our fabulous fashionistas may already know which pumps will help them have the perfect night at that little San Diego restaurant by the beach or which gorgeous bag is their best bet while bar hopping in Old Town Scottsdale, we’ve called in our consignment pros to help you learn the best new winter looks for two of our all time favorite cities: LA and New York.

LA: From rubbing elbows with the celebs to those perfect parties in the hills, dressing for success on gorgeous LA nights is one of our favorite things to do. And while the temperature never dips too low, during December, it may be time to replace that gorgeous Prada sundress you wore to the beach on vacay last summer with a new pair of Elie Tahari jeans. Pair them with a flowing tank (again, never too cool in Hollywood) and a gorgeous blazer or show-stopping tuxedo jacket. Top it all off, of course, with a killer pair of heels, and voila! You’ll be ready for that chance encounter with Ryan Gosling in no time (you’re welcome).

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NY: From Sex and the City to When Harry Met Sally, from the gorgeous Times Square to fashion week, our love affair with New York is never ending. But if you’re visiting the Big Apple during the (much) colder months, be prepared for chilly afternoons shopping in the Upper East Side and even chillier nights out on the town. So what’s a west-coast-in-the-big-city girl to wear? (Cue our Phoenix, Encinitas and San Diego consignment store pros). When dressing for a night out in NY, remember: the perfect balance between warmth and style is key. Start with your favorite pair of jeans and work your way up to something long sleeved and adorable like this Tory Burch tunic. From there, think big, beautiful coats: from a stunning (and animal friendly!) faux fur jacket to a classic Audrey Hepburn trench, go big and go striking. What to wear down below? Rock the heeled booties for maximum winter/runway effect.

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Whether you think the west coast is the best coast or that New York will always have your heart, we’re right there with you. Have fun out there ladies, and remember: from the west to the east, we’ve always got you covered.



Out with the Old Items in Your Closet Youre Better off Without


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Gentlemen, the fashion pros at our men’s consignment store in San Diego, Encinitas, and Phoenix know: there comes a time in every man’s life when he has to gear up, take a deep breath, and tackle one of the most challenging tasks there is.

We’re talking, of course, about the Great Post-College Closet Purge. What exactly is the Great Post-College Closet Purge, you ask? We’re glad you did.

To put it simply, every man collects an…interesting array of clothing throughout his college years. Maybe you were a dedicated frat boy, decked out in sleeveless tees, backwards hats, and Alpha Beta Kappa Phi insignia everywhere you went. Maybe you were the “Did we have class today?” type, the guy who rolls out of bed two minutes before his midterm, throws on a “clean” sweatshirt, a pair of I-bought-these-at-Gap-my-senior-year-of-high-school jeans, and sprints out the door.

But no matter what your personal college style, chances are, both you and your life have evolved since the days of too-late nights and that deep appreciation of PBR you were sure you’d always have. And chances are, your wardrobe has not.

So men, it’s time. It’s time to throw open those closet doors, scour your shelves, and replace the items you know you should not still be wearing with pieces that match your (hopefully) more mature look. Roll up those sleeves; here is our Well Suited how-to guide:

 

  1. mens designer clothes san diego
    Flip flops: Sure, they were great for late-night walks from those killer house parties, and yes, nothing gripped your long board as well as your trusty Rainbows, but it’s time to retire your worn out man flops. For your days off, look instead for awesome (non-athletic)
    sneakers and casual loafers. We promise, they’ll be just as comfortable.
  2. “Class of…”: While we know you love your alma mater as much as the next Animal House fan, it’s time to ditch your striking collection of “Class of 2001” t-shirts and sweats. Yes - you can still keep a few for working out or lounging around the house, but as far as the whole “going out in public” thing goes, it’s time to say goodbye.
  3. men’s designer clothes San Diego
    The ill-fitting suit: Maybe it got you through formal after formal. Maybe it was the suit you wore to your very first job interview. We know it can be sentimental, but no matter what fond memories you made in your trusty suit, when you’re constantly tugging at the sleeves and your morning sock decision becomes integral because they’ll be on display up to your shins, it’s time to
    get a new suit. (Looking to buy a designer suit without the designer price tag? Check out our collection of men’s designer clothes in San Diego, Encinitas, and Phoenix.)

 

We know it might be hard. We know it might be tiring. But men – it’ll be worth it. (Tell your girlfriend she's welcome.)



In His ShoesShirtsJeans


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From the slouchy boyfriend jean to the oversized button down, here at our Phoenix and San Diego consignment stores, we’re a huge fan of walking, not only in his shoes, but in his entire wardrobe.

These days, his-on-her styles are cropping up everywhere in the world of fashion. Citizens of Humanity, Free People, True Religion – you name it, fabulous fashionistas.  

But how do you go about incorporating menswear styles into your wardrobe? And more importantly, how do you make the look all your own?

(Did someone ask for some help from our Phoenix and San Diego consignment store pros? We thought so.)

Here is the My Sister’s Closet way to strut like you mean it in his shoes/shirts/jeans:

  1. san diego consignment boyfriend jeans
    Boyfriend jeans: Here at MSC, we love love love the boyfriend jean. Comfortable, flattering, structured and functional, search for a pair that hits you at the hips. Though belting is always an option, stay away from pairs that are too roomy up top and save the slouch for the leg (adios, skinny jeans!). Roll up the bottoms to right above your ankle and
    rock a gorgeous pair of heels for a show stopping, out-on-the-town look.
  2. san diego designer consignment
    The button down: When it comes to the
    men’s button down, we always take a cue from our girl Carrie Bradshaw. Look for something long and roomy, hitting mid thigh or slightly below (why not drop by Well Suited for a fast and fabulous find?). Keep the sleeves rolled down, the collar loose, and pair your look with a thicker belt at the waist. Feeling gusty? Go with heels. Something a little more casual? We love the look with underplayed gladiator sandals.
  3. The pantsuit: Chanel your inner Leighton, Halle, or the original badass, Ms. Diane Keaton for your pantsuit inspiration. Ladies, there is nothing more drop dead gorgeous than a woman rocking a suit. Look for fitted pants at the waist (similar to the boyfriend jean fit), a form fitting, tucked in button down, and a boxy suit jacket. Planning to go all out? (Please do.) Button up that top and throw on a tie. Hello, instant Annie Hall.

Feeling inspired? Just what we wanted to hear. Ladies, go forth and rock that menswear. After all, anything they can do…



Read a Special Note from Friends of Animal Care & Control


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November 14th, 2013

 

Dear Ann & the My Sister’s Closet Staff,

On behalf of Friends of Animal Care & Control and the animals of Maricopa County, we would like to thank you for the generous support you have given us over the years. In the past 12 months, the donations we have received from My Sister’s Closet have resulted in over $183,502 in sales for our non-profit organization.

The money that is raised from our thrift store goes to support the life-saving spay/neuter voucher program here in Maricopa County. In 2006 Maricopa County saw over 105,000 dogs and cats come through the shelter system; sadly less than half were adopted into loving homes. This spurred Friends of Animal Care & Control and Maricopa County Animal Care & Control to form the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) for low-income families and their companion animals. In the 6 years since its inception Friends of Animal Care & Control has donated over 4.1 million dollars to the SNAP voucher program, resulting in a 21.4% decrease in the number of dogs and cats entering the shelters here in Maricopa County.

Thank you again My Sister’s Closet and your clients, our support of the SNAP voucher program and the resulting decrease in homeless animals would not be possible without you.

Sincerely,

Leanna Taylor

Leanna Taylor
Executive Director

 



Read a Special Note from RCHS


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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 two years, clothing donations to us from My Sister's Closet and Well Suited exceed $500,000 and provided more than $200,000 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

 



Designer Trend Alert


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Ladies, as you know, here at My Sister’s Closet, our talented and fabulous San Diego resale pros are constantly on the lookout for the hottest new designer trend.

We let you know when we went gaga for tulle. We told you when it was time to rock the white suit.

And now (clutch your clutches, girls), we have another absolute obsession.

It’s time, fabulous fashionistas, to embrace the ankle boot.

From leather to suede, from Ferragamo to Gucci, the ankle boot is all the rage this season. They’re cute, they’re current, and they combine the best of both worlds: those sky-scraper-esque heels that you simply can’t get enough of and the ever-adorable wintery look of shin-high boots.

(Cue our San Diego designer resale fashion pros.)

The first thing to consider when selecting a pair of too-cool ankle boots is the heel. If you’re going for a sassier, more badass look, we recommend a chunky heel; thicker, shorter, more biker-chick-esque. But if you’re simply more haute couture, try a skinny heel; somewhere between boot and stiletto.

Once you’ve decided on which pair you’re going to rock, it’s time to think outfits, outfits, outfits. The great thing about ankle boots? You can wear them with anything. Yup, we said it: anything.

For a causal and cute vibe, pair them with black leggings and your very favorite oversized sweater. Looking for something a little riskier? We love a mini dress, a leather jacket, and a pair of sexy knee high socks. Date night? Pair a boot/stiletto combo with skinny jeans, a bright top, and a relaxed blazer.

One thing’s certain, ladies: no matter what look you decide to rock with your ankle boots, get ready.  

 

You’ll look just as badass and invincible as you feel.



Look Delicious While Traveling Abroad Because Italian Women Arent into Jerseys


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From the dress sneaker to the modern tank, our men’s consignment store in San Diego, Encinitas and Phoenix pros have been there to help you through even the most difficult style conundrums.

They’ve helped you rock shorts without looking like a cast member from Jersey Shore. They’ve helped you don pastels on days you weren’t headed to Easter brunch with the parents. And today, they’re going to prove that their style badassery stretches even farther than our purple mountains majesty.

Thanks right gentlemen; today, Well Suited talks international style.

Because let’s be honest: Italian women just aren’t into jerseys.

  1. Ditch the athletic look: Not that you can’t don a pair of Nike shorts during a morning run by the Seine, but for all other activities other than, you know, actually being athletic, its best to leave the Reebok hoodies and puma crew socks at home. Instead, stock your wardrobe with the basics: buy a few Chinos, invest in some nicer pants, and layer on the sweaters (cable knit, cardigans, have at it). The more well-fitting, the better.



  2. Don’t be afraid to accessorize: Relax; we know we just used the A-word, and it wasn’t a mistake. Example? Go out and get yourself a scarf. Don’t worry, you won’t end up looking like Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. But with a light cotton scarf (stay to neutrals: gray, navy, brown) you will end up looking like a fashion forward man of Europe. Bonjourno, ladies.

  3. Color: We’ve talked about embracing color before (from pastels to bold pants), and we’re going to talk about it again: when dressing for a trip aboard, don’t shy away from color. Though there’s no need to dress like a stoplight, pair a neutral shirt with a pair of colored Chinos: red, blue, green. Later on, mix it up by doing the opposite, with a pair of neutral Chinos and a bold tee.

Looking to Europe-up your wardrobe without dropping some serious dough? Just check out our Well Suited men’s designer clothes in San Diego, Encinitas and Phoenix.

You’ll be looking effortlessly awesome at a café in no time.

 

Oh, and by the way - from what we hear, European ladies dig the American accent. 



Out with the Old Items in Your Closet Youre Better Off Without


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Gentlemen, the fashion pros at our men’s consignment store in San Diego, Encinitas, and Phoenix know: there comes a time in every man’s life when he has to gear up, take a deep breath, and tackle one of the most challenging tasks there is.

We’re talking, of course, about the Great Post-College Closet Purge. What exactly is the Great Post-College Closet Purge, you ask? We’re glad you did.

To put it simply, every man collects an…interesting array of clothing throughout his college years. Maybe you were a dedicated frat boy, decked out in sleeveless tees, backwards hats, and Alpha Beta Kappa Phi insignia everywhere you went. Maybe you were the “Did we have class today?” type, the guy who rolls out of bed two minutes before his midterm, throws on a “clean” sweatshirt, a pair of I-bought-these-at-Gap-my-senior-year-of-high-school jeans, and sprints out the door.

But no matter what your personal college style, chances are, both you and your life have evolved since the days of too-late nights and that deep appreciation of PBR you were sure you’d always have. And chances are, your wardrobe has not.

So men, it’s time. It’s time to throw open those closet doors, scour your shelves, and replace the items you know you should not still be wearing with pieces that match your (hopefully) more mature look. Roll up those sleeves; here is our Well Suited how-to guide:

  1. Flip flops: Sure, they were great for late-night walks from those killer house parties, and yes, nothing gripped your long board as well as your trusty Rainbows, but it’s time to retire your worn out man flops. For your days off, look instead for awesome (non-athletic) sneakers and casual loafers. We promise, they’ll be just as comfortable.
  2. “Class of…”: While we know you love your alma mater as much as the next Animal House fan, it’s time to ditch your striking collection of “Class of 2001” t-shirts and sweats. Yes - you can still keep a few for working out or lounging around the house, but as far as the whole “going out in public” thing goes, it’s time to say goodbye.
  3. The ill-fitting suit: Maybe it got you through formal after formal. Maybe it was the suit you wore to your very first job interview. We know it can be sentimental, but no matter what fond memories you made in your trusty suit, when you’re constantly tugging at the sleeves and your morning sock decision becomes integral because they’ll be on display up to your shins, it’s time to get a new suit. (Looking to buy a designer suit without the designer price tag? Check out our collection of men’s designer clothes in San Diego, Encinitas, and Phoenix.)

We know it might be hard. We know it might be tiring. But men – it’ll be worth it.

 

Oh, and tell your girlfriend she’s welcome.