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Is Casual The New Dressy?

Every new generation has a new understanding of certain words. Take for example Google. No one before 2006 would ever have known what you meant if you said google it. And that new creation and articulation of the word changes a culture and defines a new generation. Such is the case with athleisure. This new term and the culture that surrounds it has changed the way we relate to casual and work wardrobes. We’re starting a series of Table Talks to take, perhaps a leering look at the interpretation of casual and how the influence of athleisure has not only changed our job as fashion ambassadors but our client’s lives and thus has dictated their wardrobes. To open the flood...

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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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High Collar Retro

Chokers seem to have arrested the fashion world's attention for good.  Whether you embraced the look when it came back in 2014 or are just now hot around the collar, there is one thing to keep in mind: these chokers are not like the hip mall stretch tattoo chokers of the 90s.  Photo Courtesy ebay You can get one on ebay these days for $.99, but why waste the dollar? Maybe you wore them, maybe you had kids who wore them.  I remember it felt like all of my girlfriends got to wear them, but my mom wouldn't let me.They looked so hot around the neck.  I can't say that I remember them that well, but I do remember thinking I...

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