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Spring 2014
A Message from Mary Lou Andre

mla fall2012 150X186Spring has finally arrived and we are happy to share our popular "Top Ten" fashion picks for the season ahead. Since we work with as many men as women these days, we've also added 5 tips for guys. Enjoy!

We also welcome stylist Kathy Smith to our Dressing Well team. She joins Karen Costa, Elizabeth Fragela, Carolyn Lieberman and Sarah Zengo in bringing our dressing well philosophy to our private clients. New merchandise is arriving at stores daily and our talented team welcomes the opportunity to shop in your closet and at the store. You'll never look at your wardrobe quite the same again – promise!

We celebrate 22 years in business today and the 10th anniversary of Belle of the Ball this Saturday. You can read the story of how our firm was started as well as more about our "Fashionable Giving" philosophy on our website. While it is true that I sold my wedding dress to launch my dream business, I believe our commitment to giving back to the community has definitely been a big part of how it has been sustained. I am blessed to continue to be doing work I love with people I enjoy and value. It's definitely been worth a wedding dress!

From all of us at Organization By Design, Inc., here's to dressing well. We look forward to working with you this season.

Mary Lou Andre
Mary Lou Andre
Editor, dressingwell.com
President & Founder, Organization By Design, Inc.
mlandre@dressingwell.com | 800-578-3770

Top Ten Fashion Picks for Women: Spring 2014

#1 Pretty Pastels
Pale pinks, soft sorbets, icy blues and minty greens easily lighten your look.


#2 Pointed-Toe Flats
Chic and comfortable, they instantly up your fashion quotient!

pointed-toe flats

#3 Perforated Details
Micro cut-outs adorn apparel and accessories while giving them serious style clout.

perforated details

#4 The Bib Necklace
Statement necklaces are back and the "bib" is our favorite!

bib necklace

#5 Cross-Body Bags
Utilitarian accessories that also add a flattering horizontal accent to your overall style.

cross-body bags

#6 Infinity Scarves
Also known as circle scarves, they have no beginning or end. Use them to add a soft, modern flair to necklines.

infinity scarves

#7 Floral Dresses
A perennial favorite that has moved in a strong, bold direction.

floral dresses

#8 Harem Pants
Roomy through the hips and thighs yet fitted at the waist and ankle, they pair nicely with cropped tops as well as blazers, flats and heels.

harem pants

#9 Cropped Tops
Best paired with high waists and fuller cut bottoms. Show a little skin or none at all. Camisoles and tees layer well with this look when you don't want to be overexposed!

cropped tops

#10 Black and Navy Blue
Timeless and classy, black dresses up navy while navy makes black more demure. Consider it the power couple of the moment!

navy and black

April Q & A : Five Spring Dressing Ideas for Men

This month we help a male site visitor add spring style to his work, weekend and after 5 wardrobe. Read more...

Welcome Kathy Smith!

We are pleased to welcome Kathy Smith to our Dressing Well team. Says client Beth Gamble, "Kathy is a perfect addition to your team! I am thrilled with her skills – she has a gift... To read more about Kathy and the skills she brings to our firm, follow this link. She is also accepting new clients. Email our main office at info@dessingwell.com if you'd like to set up an appointment. We are delighted to have Kathy on board!

Celebrate Special Spring Occasions with Dressing Well Gift Certificates

We sell as many Dressing Well gift certificates in the spring as we do over the holidays. Graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day and the like are all perfect occasions to present special people in your life with the gift of dressing well. Follow this link to view our most popular gift certificate packages. We also invite you to contact us if you'd like help putting together a special package not covered in our standard descriptions. These are gifts that last a lifetime, especially for young people just starting their careers.

Belle of the Ball on Fox 25

Mary Lou Andre, along with 4 students from Needham High School – Paige Petronio, Carly Coleman, Catherine Conley and Lexi Quirk – appeared on Fox 25 Morning News on Thursday, March 20th to promote Anton's Cleaners' award winning Belle of the Ball prom dress collection drive while also showcasing Prom 2014 Style. View the segment here. Special thanks to Dellaria Salons for providing hair and make-up for our teen models. To learn more about Belle of the Ball (which takes place on Saturday, April 5th at Simmons College), visit antons.com/belle. We are thrilled to be participating in the 10th anniversary of this amazing event!

Register to Win in April!

Finally, congratulations to our March 2014 contest winner, Paula Jaffe of Worcester, MA! We'll be sending Paula a $25 gift card courtesy of The Container Store®. For your chance to be our April winner, please enter to win before midnight on April 30th. Good luck!


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