Color

Overtone vs. Undertone

Happy day, dear reader! Hope your week has been full of only the pleasant kind of surprises! Today I want to talk about a color quality that people often confuse, undertone and overtone. Specifically as it pertains to choosing colors, whether for clothing or makeup. I often hear people say they are a Spring, Summer,… Continue reading Overtone vs. Undertone

Accessories, Tips

One Dress Five Ways

Happy day, dear reader! I hope your week has been full of only pleasant surprises! When I published my summer travel capsule post earlier this week, I analyzed how many outfits could be created from the 10 pieces I took on holiday. I didn't really explain why I took what I did, as I have… Continue reading One Dress Five Ways

Travel

Casual Summer Travel Capsule

(And a Meditation on the World Cup) Happy day, dearest reader! I hope yours is going well. I had an exhausting week last week. Good, but exhausting, and so our weekend plans were punted for staying at home, catching up, and watching the World Cup final. Woo hoo! The Cup is not nearly as much… Continue reading Casual Summer Travel Capsule

Budgeting

Budget Blessers

And a very happy day to you, dear reader! Everyone I meet seems to want to save money. I get it. I do, too! I have better things to do with my money than buy "stuff." So in that vein, who couldn't use a reminder of some Budget Blessers? I say reminding, because like the… Continue reading Budget Blessers

Events/Contests

#100outfits100days Faves

Happy day, dearest reader! Since the 1st of June, I have been participating in a dressing challenge. It's a way to stretch your style muscles by wearing 100 different outfits 100 days in a row. (Even a month is a good challenge!) People interpret that word "different" in multiple ways! I've seen someone to whom… Continue reading #100outfits100days Faves

Wardrobe

5 Good Wardrobe Habits

Happy day, dearest reader! Aristotle is not who you might think of when you hear style icon, unless tunics are your thing! One of my favorite Aristotelian tidbits is... Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. (My children probably hate this one, as they heard it a lot when growing up!) Aristotle's wisdom… Continue reading 5 Good Wardrobe Habits

Wardrobe

Summer Capsule: One Month In!

Happy day, dear reader! Whew! I can't believe it's a week into July already! Summer is running away from me far too soon. And I thought summer would go more slowly once I wasn't teaching... Ha! It's been about a month living with my summer capsule, and so far, so good. I have been quite… Continue reading Summer Capsule: One Month In!

Personality

What’s Your Spending Style?

Happy day, dear reader! When I meet new clients, we do a personality assessment, a lifestyle analysis, and a values exercise. And we talk about their budget. Even after learning so much about them, a new facet emerges when we get into the closet... Where I learn about his or her spending personality. What's a… Continue reading What’s Your Spending Style?

Color

4th of July Style

Happy day, dear reader! If you live in the US, I'm sure you've noticed all the red, white, and blue displays in the stores. You can get almost anything imaginable festooned with stars and stripes. This tri-color onslaught begins before Memorial Day, and lasts through Independence Day. After that, we'll jump with both feet right… Continue reading 4th of July Style