Shopping

5 Places to Find Unique Gifts

Think Outside the Big Box Store Good day, dear reader! It seems that the holiday sales are starting earlier and earlier every year. First we had Black Friday, then came the stores opening late on Thanksgiving day, and now I am seeing adverts for Black Friday prices starting today. I'm not even sure what they've… Continue reading 5 Places to Find Unique Gifts

Tips

Thanksgiving Dress-ing

People dressing! Not for the turkey! Happy day, reader dearest! Hope you are having a great week! Next week is Thanksgiving here in the US. There will be too much eating, too much shopping, too much family for some, and too much football for others. We keep it pretty understated here at Casa Closet Play… Continue reading Thanksgiving Dress-ing

Accessories

Balancing Jewelry and Glasses

How Much is Too Much? Happy day, dear reader! Today's post is for my daugther-in-law, Megan. We ran into each other at the bank, and she asked what I was writing about. That's usually her way of hinting that she wants to read about something, like when she wanted some inspiration for ways to style… Continue reading Balancing Jewelry and Glasses

Women's Style

Styled for Work and Play: Red Skirt

AKA: Dress It Up or Down Happy day, dear reader! One of the words clients use most frequently when they describe an ideal wardrobe is versatile. I get it! Almost everyone I talk to wants to do more with less, even if we all define "less" very differently. In other posts I've talked about the… Continue reading Styled for Work and Play: Red Skirt

Travel

5 Things I Always(?) Pack

Or: How to Get Really Versatile Style in a Suitcase Happy day, dear reader! While talking with Mr. CP the other evening, we realized that now that November is here, we are on a runaway train until after the new year. The next six to eight weeks collapse into some kind of bizarre time tunnel… Continue reading 5 Things I Always(?) Pack

Wardrobe 101

Why You Don’t Need a Little Black Dress

Style Heresy! Happy day, dear reader! I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. No two days are ever the same, which I love! (I understand that stresses lots of people out.) There is one thing I can count on. When I help a woman with a Wardrobe Audit, she will apologize… Continue reading Why You Don’t Need a Little Black Dress

Accessories

Handbag Myths

Happy day, dear reader! If you are new, welcome! If you've been with me a while, welcome back! And if you have been with me a while, you know I love me some leather goods! Shoes, handbags, and leather jackets to name a few. (More on that last one as the weather gets cooler!) Today… Continue reading Handbag Myths

Tips

7 Quick Costumes from Your Closet

Happy day, dear reader! My favorite holiday is coming, so I'm subjecting you to another Halloween post! There are always people who either don't think about a costume until the last minute (I don't understand. In our family, we are thinking about Halloween costumes all year. The hard part is narrowing it down!), or find… Continue reading 7 Quick Costumes from Your Closet