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Buying 101: Pickin Up What Your Puttin Down

 It may be hard to believe, but we are already excited about fall!  For more reasons than the beautiful change in weather, the promise of layered looks and rich hues too.  Fall brings with it some of the best shopping and this year will not disappoint.  To paint the picture better for you, on top of the fabulous fashions that will be arriving daily, we are excited to be hosting a 3-day trunk show with Layafette 148 New York!It's these mini-sprees, tucked away into an already thrilling shopping season, that we are always excited about.  Being able to shop the entire fall collection!  The promise of finding a one-of-a kind piece.  Matching an essential back to a new silhouette or...

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How to decipher the dress code.

 Read more from Jophiel President and founder Julie Eckert Clancy. In the past several years there is more new terminology about attire on invitations, such as beach chic, casual elegance, country club casual, relaxed chic, smart casual and now barn party attire.  I am sure there are many more we have all come across and the tried and true are still around, but even I can find the requested invitation attire a bit overwhelming when helping others dress for these events.  Our world is multi-cultural and we get to be a part of new events and partake of others' religions and customs.  This requires us to be culturally diverse and educate ourselves on appropriate fashion etiquette so we may be...

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Lightweight Dressing During Summer Heatwaves

The warmer months are finally arriving and while many of us have been longing for summer fun at the lake, al fresco dinners at The Deck, country club soirées or outdoor weddings, summer’s heat can often bring styling challenges with it: the challenge to continue to dress confidently while remaining comfortable in the heat of summer.  Let’s face it, there is not a woman out there who doesn’t feel slightly insecure about some part of her body, no body is perfect, and as time passes our shape changes, calling for your wardrobe to change with it. With that in mind Jophiel stylists sat down for a fashionable confabulation!  Read the latest Jophiel Table Talk about how to find your comfortable...

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S-s-summertime, summertime sandals!

 Read more from Jophiel Stylist and  Assoc Dir - Digital Media and Marketing, Leah Strauss Grant. Every advent of summer I think of a news scandal from 2005 focused on a women’s collegiate sports team that met the then president George W Bush, wearing their summer finery, celebrating their national championship and there, photographed on their feet, were flip-flops.  The casual, slip on shoe relegated to running the last-minute errand, covering your feet at the pool, slipping on when walking out the trash.  The question maybe isn’t when are flip-flops a fashion faux-pas, but when are they not! I got my first pair of flip-flops when I went to camp in the 4th grade.  They were purple, foam flip-flops from...

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What Is Business Casual?

Work environments are changing, so has our dress code.  But navigating the employee handbook terminology can sometimes be hard.  And then there's that awkwardness when you want to dress one way but feel it goes against the company vibe.  We've noticed the changes!  Our customers are asking for different work uniforms, they've come to us with the "deer caught in headlights" look when their company has gone to jeans optional and we know the importance of dressing for the career you want.  We've helped navigate countless women through career changes and fashion trends.  Just consider it part of our civic duty. Recently during a Jophiel Table Talk, we sought advice from the stylists about their approach to dressing for success in...

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