Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-content/plugins/leadpages/vendor/guzzlehttp/guzzle/src/Message/MessageFactory.php on line 197

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-content/plugins/leadpages/vendor/guzzlehttp/guzzle/src/Message/MessageFactory.php on line 216

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-content/plugins/leadpages/vendor/guzzlehttp/guzzle/src/Message/MessageFactory.php on line 254

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-content/plugins/leadpages/vendor/guzzlehttp/guzzle/src/Message/MessageFactory.php on line 357

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-content/plugins/leadpages/vendor/guzzlehttp/ringphp/src/Client/CurlFactory.php on line 363

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-content/plugins/leadpages/vendor/guzzlehttp/ringphp/src/Client/CurlFactory.php on line 382

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-content/plugins/leadpages/vendor/guzzlehttp/guzzle/src/Message/MessageFactory.php:197) in /homepages/41/d690407622/htdocs/clickandbuilds/AdaDeferrari/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php on line 8
Ada Deferrari http://blog.adadeferrari.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:31:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 How to pack for a trip http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-pack-for-a-trip/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-pack-for-a-trip/#respond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:18:19 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7256 Do you dread packing even if it’s for a vacation?

You love to go on trips but find packing stressful and overwhelming?

You’re not alone.

In fact, some friends and clients have admitted that they’ll avoid going anywhere just so they don’t pack.

Others, on the other hand, pay the consequences of oversized luggage and or decision fatigue when it comes to getting ready during their trip with too many outfit choices.

I’ve been on both ends- yes have avoided trips and overpacked but after 8+ years spent on planes traveling from California to New York to Pairs and Buenos Aries for work meetings and pleasure- I have packing down to an ounce.

Literally. I don’t want to pay the extra fees.

I share with you the formula I use to pack in today’s video.

And if you’ve been following me on Instagram you know I had to pack for a two-month Europe adventure in a carry-on luggage that I shared with the baby. 😳

No, I’m not wearing the same thing every day, have only boring basics or shopping.

I brought a happy mix of essentials and fun pieces that lend to my personal style and make me feel good. Photos haven’t turned out too shabby either.

It’s possible to pack efficiently and fashionably so you can focus on more important things… like getting through the TSA line calmly (seriously has been our only stresser). Still need a formula for that.

Speaking of which.

If you haven’t yet downloaded the essentials checklist, its super helpful for packing as these are the pieces that act as “glue” for outfits.

Enjoy and let me know in the comments your travel plans and any traveling hacks you love to use! We’d all find it helpful! 🙂

Thanks again for watching and see you next week!

 

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-pack-for-a-trip/feed/ 0
How to Find New Ways to Wear Old Items In Your Closet http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-find-new-ways-to-wear-old-items-in-your-closet/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-find-new-ways-to-wear-old-items-in-your-closet/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:44:04 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7253 “I have nothing to wear!” – ever say those words?

It’s a phrase I hear often.

A phrase I used to say myself before I figured out this secret of how to wear my “old clothes” in new way’s and I share it with you in today’s video.

Before diving in,  however, I think it’s important to point out why and what causes this “nothing to wear” problem in the first place.

And the secret I share in today’s video won’t serve unless…

You make time to let yourself be creative.

I know you’re super busy.

Work, family, extracurricular activities, life, hobbies, etc.

I get it. I’m with you!

But taking time to let yourself be creative, even if it’s for 30 minutes per week or an hour per month, whatever time you can dedicated to your style will have a HUGE impact on your confidence.

I mean, this is why you buy clothes in the first place.  (Yes, so you don’t want to run around naked, but a wrap or cloth would do.)

Clothes and the way you dress is a huge part of your confidence.

What woman doesn’t want to look and feel beautiful?

So… make time to play dress up and experiment.

Try on tops with different bottoms that you normally wouldn’t wear together.

Try adding accessories or mixing in print or a splash of color that you haven’t worn before.

What about the shoes you’ve stowed away under your bed?  Or the jewelry you’ve tucked away in a drawer that has now turned into what looks like a ball of spaghetti.

I’m confident that after this video and the dress up session I’m encouraging you to … maybe this weekend (?) … you’ll immediately see a difference in your style and how you feel about yourself.

And I’m confident others will notice too.

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-find-new-ways-to-wear-old-items-in-your-closet/feed/ 1
8 Items Stylish Women Own http://blog.adadeferrari.com/8-items-stylish-women-own/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/8-items-stylish-women-own/#respond Thu, 27 Jun 2019 22:24:38 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7234 What does every stylish women own and wear? I’ll be talking about that in today’s video!

 

1 – The perfect pair of pants

That might sounds super obvious but It really depends on your body type. So it’s not about the boyfriend jeans or the flare jeans you should own but how the pants fit on you. Really consider your body shape when picking out he perfect pair of pants ( Download the body shape to know your body type).


The middle page blog


The middle page blog

 

2 – Classic Pumps

You don’t need to wear them every day but it’s always good to have a classic pump!

3 – Cool Sneakers

They’re having a moment right now and can be worn with pants, skirts, dresses… choose your favorite and you’ll be stylish!


The middle page blog

 

4 – Quality Leather Handbag

A nice leather handbag never goes out of style and will always upgrade your look.

 

 

5 – A Great Fitted Top

A V-neck is always a great go to.

 

6 -Blazer or Motto Jacket

A nice motto jacket or blazer will help you dress up a little bit and give you the style confidence.


The middle page blog

7 – Cool Sunglasses

 


Leanne Barlow

 

8 – Leather Belt Assortment

The last but not least! Belts are the last finishing touch to an outfit. You can belt dresses, jeans, skirt and tops. feel free to play around with them.


Jasmine


Lindsay Albanese

 

Useful links:

Shop ADA Collection belts
Download the Determine Your Shape Guide
Essentials for your closet
Body Shape Calculator

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/8-items-stylish-women-own/feed/ 0
Wardrobe Must Have – The Wrap Belt http://blog.adadeferrari.com/wardrobe-must-have-the-wrap-belt/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/wardrobe-must-have-the-wrap-belt/#respond Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:52:11 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7207

Today I wanted to share with you the ONE must have belt you need to have in your closet. A waist creating belt. The wrap Belt.

When you emphasize your waist… you will, I guarantee it, look slimmer and more stylish. And that’s why you need an Ada Wrap Belt in your wardrobe.

You can wear it color on color…

Model is wearing the midi wrap belt in silver

Black on black…

Helen Ma from @mountain.and.cloud is wearing the classic black wrap belt

 

tan on tan…

You can have a classic width

midi width

 
Kelly is wearing the midi wrap belt in cognac

But get a waist cinching belt to wear over tops, tunics, jumpsuits shoot, skirts…

Image via: Jasmine          Shop her belt

Crystal from Obsessions Now is wearing the skinny wrap belt in black

 

Image via: Crystal from Obsessions Now   Shop her belt

 

You will automatically have a more expensive looking outfit and will look on point.

Watch the video and you’ll find more tips on how to wear this perfect waist belt (you’ll also find a little discount code too…)

Useful links:

Shop ADA Collection belts
Download the Determine Your Shape Guide
Essentials for your closet
Body Shape Calculator

 

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/wardrobe-must-have-the-wrap-belt/feed/ 0
How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-find-the-perfect-swimsuit-for-your-body-type/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-find-the-perfect-swimsuit-for-your-body-type/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:20:52 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7187 Recently at style club we were talking about swimsuits.

And a new member asked me this question:

Q:  What’s the IT swimsuit this summer that we should all own? 

How would you answer this question:

A – it’s all about flattering vertical lines this season

B – one pieces with a V-neckline

C – depends on your body type

Watch the video and check my answer!

Swimsuits seam intimidating because there’s not much fabric. But I promise, todays video will help.

1. Elongate (petites)

Vertical lines elongate so this is a great option for petite a body shape.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

2. Elongate (petites, torso)

Here, the monochromatic is used to create an illusion that your torso is longer. Color blocking would do the opposite.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

3. Elongate (petites, legs)

To create an illusion of longer legs you can wear a high waist swimsuit.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

4. Disguise Tummy

There are a lot of great swimsuits that have texture in the tummy area and that will help you disguise tummy.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

Stripes are also a great option to disguise this area.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

5. Support Bigger bust

Invest in wider strap! That will help you support a big bust.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

6. Volume to Bust

Details, patterns, ruffles… those will be your best friends!

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

7. Highlight Waist

A nice idea would be adding color block 🙂

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body TypeHow to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

Xo

Ada

P.S. Just remember when you’re swimsuit shopping… you’re perfect and if you’re not feeling good. It’s not you: it’s the suit.

And if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook @adacollection you’ll see which swimsuits Im wearing on my summer vacation (for the rectangle body type.)

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-find-the-perfect-swimsuit-for-your-body-type/feed/ 0
The Perfect Travel Outfit(s) http://blog.adadeferrari.com/the-perfect-travel-outfits/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/the-perfect-travel-outfits/#respond Thu, 06 Jun 2019 20:02:19 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7183 The “perfect travel outfit” is something I’ve discussed with my Style Club members quite a bit.

What does an effortless, polished and above all comfortable outfit look like?

We can all agree that non-stretch jeans are out.  Flip flops, not a great option.  And anything too stiff or tight is a big “no”.

After countless flights and thousands of miles flown, adding hundreds more generated by my lovely style club group, we’ve finally found the answer to the perfect travel outfits and I’ll show you my top 4 signature outfits in today’s video.

P.S. Curious what Style Club is all about?  Send me an email at ada@adadeferrari.com I’ll give you all the details.

P.P.S.  I’m traveling as we speak.  Follow me on Instagram where I’ll take you behind the scenes of a beautiful underrated country in Europe.  Starts with the letter “C” and lies near the Adriatic Sea.  Can you guess what country I’m talking about?

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/the-perfect-travel-outfits/feed/ 0
How to Always Look Stylish http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-always-look-stylish/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-always-look-stylish/#respond Thu, 30 May 2019 21:15:46 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7140
Do you have a friend, colleague, a godmother that ALWAYS looks stylish?
And you wonder…
“What is it about her that makes her always look so good?”
I’ll just nip it in the butt right now.
It’s not her weight or budget.
I’ll use my godmother as an example.
A 70-year old woman, plus-size, small budget that looks like a million bucks!
She gets stopped by men at the post office, ladies at the grocery store and my kids can’t shower her enough with compliments (let alone keep their hands off of her beautiful jewelry adornments and gorgeous handbags.)
What’s her secret?
Well…
There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to “dressing stylish”—you’ll always look your best wearing clothes that fit and flatter your shape and make you feel confident.
But if you do find yourself looking for pieces to update your wardrobe and pretty much guarantee “an always stylish look”, I’ve put together a few surefire fashion items that will serve as head turners and compliment magnets.
To dig into more of the how and why behind fashion for women over 40, I went to my favorite fashion influencers for inspiration.
Watch the video here.
And if you’re ready to look stylish everyday by dressing your shape... I’ll be opening enrollment soon for a new workshop called “Rock Your Shape”.
Stay tuned. 🙂

1. Add accessories


The Middle Page Blog


Image via: ADA Collection Belts

2. Layer for interest


Girl with curves


The Middle Page Blog


The Middle Page Blog

3. Mix Dressy with Casual

 


The Middle Page Blog


Girl with curves

 


Style at a certain age


ACCIDENTAL ICON

4. Shoes


The Middle Page Blog

 


The Middle Page Blog


The Middle Page Blog


ACCIDENTAL ICON


ACCIDENTAL ICON

ACCIDENTAL ICON

 

 

5. Current

Une femme certain age

 


Une femme certain age


That’s not my age

 


That’s not my age

 


That’s not my age

6. Dress For Your Shape


Girl with curves

 


The Middle Page Blog

Beauti curve

 


The Middle Page Blog

7. Get out of you Comfort Zone


That’s not my age

 

9to5 chic

 


9to5 chic

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-always-look-stylish/feed/ 0
Wardrobe Must Have – Scarf http://blog.adadeferrari.com/wardrobe-must-have-scarf/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/wardrobe-must-have-scarf/#respond Tue, 21 May 2019 21:46:19 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7122 Of all the accessories out there, the scarf is easily one of the more versatile.

(I will argue that belts are the most practical accessories because they accessories AND create a waist line)…

… but we’re talking about scarves here.

  • A scarf will add style to every outfit.
  • Can be worn every season (yes, even when it’s hot) – and why I made this video to show you how…
  • A scarf will add color and lighten up your face (even when you’re wearing black.)
  • And, if you want to wear neon pants with an orchid-colored top – a scarf can blend the colors, make it an outfit, and make you look super stylish (one of my outfits I’ve planned in my spring capsule).

So if you ever thought scarves were only for winter – watch this video and be inspired!

Download the Determine Your Shape Guide
Essentials for your closet 

How to Wear a Scarf #1: Tie it Around Your Neck with a Side Knot

How to Wear a Scarf #2:  Wear a Scarf in Your Hair

How to Wear a Scarf #3:  Wear it Around Your Waist

How to Wear a Scarf #4:  Tie a Scarf Around Your Handbag

Now I want to hear from you, what’s your favorite way to wear a scarf?  And are you willing to try one of the four suggestions?  Looking forward to hearing from you.

Xo,

Ada

 

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/wardrobe-must-have-scarf/feed/ 0
How to Wear a Belt For Your Body Type http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-wear-a-belt-for-your-body-type/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-wear-a-belt-for-your-body-type/#respond Tue, 14 May 2019 23:56:03 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7116

If there was a magic wand that can give you an instant waist, would you want to know about it?
I’m sure you would.

Especially if this item is most likely in your closet collecting dust.

Belts are one of the most underrated accessories and not because you can’t find one you like but because you most likely, without offending your fashion intelligence, haven’t been taught to wear it for your body type.

First of all belts are used for fashion and function. Let’s talk about function, first. Whatever your body type, you most likely wear pants with loop holes. Adorn the waist band with a belt and you’ll not only hold up your pants but you’ll give your outfit the perfect personalized finishing touch.

Now let’s talk about waist belts. Don’t run away yet. You can discover your shape here so you’ll know what’s the flattering point on your torso to wear a belt.

If you’re the JLo or Beyoncé body type (pear shaped)… 

Your styling challenge is to make your waist looks slimmer. You’re so lucky to have such beautiful curves and a belt on the waist will highlight your assets.

 Here’s a stylist tip: If you can place two hands under your bust and above your belly button it means you have a shorter waistline and a  mid-width belt such as the Midi Wrap Belt will look stunning on you.  And if you can put three hands between your bust and belly button than you have a longer waistline and a classic wrap belt will be one of the best belts for because it will give your waist an illusion of looking slimmer. Magic want, right?

If you’re petite…

You can wear a midi or wider belt but the wider the belt the more you want to match the belt with your dress. Belts will cinch your waist and accentuate your curves in a way that will make you look slimmer and look taller!

These accessories make the outfit belts

If you’re the Catherine Zeta-Jones or Adele Body type (apple-shaped)…

If you happen to be apple-shaped, and you gain weight in your mid-section you need broad belts and wear them under your bust to create an illusion of a slender waist; skip belts around the hips. You’re thinking, but what about a jean belt. Go for a higher waisted jean to tuck in tummy and use a jean belt it to create an illusion of waist line. So simple!

If you have the Selma Hayek or Scarlett’s Johannson Body type (hourglass)…
You are part of the 8% of women and have the “ideal silhouette” and a belt will emphasize your beautiful curves. Use a belt to accentuate your slim waist and look confident when you walk into a room.

If you have the Selma Hayek or Scarlett’s Johannson Body type (hourglass)…

You are part of the 8% of women and have the “ideal silhouette” and a belt will emphasize your beautiful curves. Use a belt to accentuate your  slim waist and look confident when you walk into a room.

If you have the Angelina Joli or Jennifer Garner Body type (wedge shape)…

Your bust or shoulders are wider than your hips. Bringing more volume to your hips with a jean belt or wrap belt tied lower over a tunic or over jeans will … voila … create an illusion of a smaller waist.

See how that works? You’ve got volume in one part of your body,  you use a belt to balance out another part of your body.

If you have the Cameron Diaz Body type (rectangle shape)…

Your body type is proportional straight up and down and don’t have a defined waist. But guess what a belt will do? Yes, create an illusion of a waist line.  You will feel like a beautiful and feminine goddess in a cinche. Literally.

You want to place the belt right between your bust and bellybutton. If you have a small area to work with, use a slimmer belt such as this skinny belts or match your belt color to your top for wider belts, if you have a long torso you can use a wider belt or even belt with a jean belt for a cool edgy look.

As you can see everybody can wear a belt. Experiment with one today and take a selfie before and after and see what this magical waist creating wand will do for your figure and confidence.

Body shape style guide

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-wear-a-belt-for-your-body-type/feed/ 0
How to Create a Spring Capsule Wardrobe http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-create-a-spring-capsule-wardrobe/ http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-create-a-spring-capsule-wardrobe/#respond Tue, 07 May 2019 22:53:29 +0000 http://blog.adadeferrari.com/?p=7097 One of the things I’ve heard almost every woman say is, “I have nothing to wear”.

I’ve said it myself.

You stand in-front of your closet in the morning or before a big event and while your closet is bursting you feel like there’s nothing you want to put on.

Nothing satisfies or excites you.

All the tops you try on are too big.  Pants are too tight.  Skirts don’t flatter, etc.

But the truth is, you have many golden nuggets in your closet that you either forgot about because it got shoveled in the back and got covered up by the latest. Or, you just need to be inspired again to wear the items in new ways.

In my Ada Style Minute video, I show you how-to take 13 pieces from your closet and put them together into these mini “clusters” of tops and bottoms that mix and match into 50+ outfits.

It’s part of my capsule style formula, but you don’t have to be a capsule wardrobe user to maximize what you have in your closet.  Bringing in more versatility will give all your clothes more value and make your style selection and purchases so much intentional.

You’ll have endless outfit possibilities and never feel like you have nothing to wear.

But there’s a caveat I want to address before you jump in and see the outfit magic happen.

When you pull items from your spring capsule (from your closet or when you shop) make sure every piece works for your body type so not only will you love the way the outfits look on a hanger, but you’ll love the way they fit and flatter your beautiful and unique shape.

Download the body shape guide here to find out your shape and learn how to dress for your body type.

Let’s dive in and see how the formula works so you can put together 50+ outfits… tonight!

Style Capsule Academy Waitlist

 

]]>
http://blog.adadeferrari.com/how-to-create-a-spring-capsule-wardrobe/feed/ 0