When you look at the thousands of items of clothing available, it can be hard to decide what to buy. Do you want an item that will be out of style by next year, or something that will be a wardrobe staple for years? There is room in every wardrobe for both. Is the dress,… Continue reading Fads, Trends, and Classics
July Monkey Mind: Support Small Business in the CSRA! A Christmas in July sign got me thinking about Small Business Saturday. This led to thoughts about how I want to spend my money and support our local CSRA businesses. (Even if the big box store is unavoidable for some purchases!) Which led to "Is there… Continue reading Jewel and Hammer
In our digital world, if you are a living body with a credit card, and/or internet access, you likely receive "newsflashes" about the newest fashion trends. You don't need to be remotely interested in fashion for this to happen. Shop online anywhere just once, and the notices start coming. You may have been buying a… Continue reading Passing a Trend By…
Before I start work with my clients, I ask them to fill out a questionnaire, to help me better understand them and find out with what they want help. One of the most frequent responses about a client's goals is to learn to dress his or her Body Shape. A Little History The "ideal" body… Continue reading What’s Shape Got to Do with It? (Apologies to Tina Turner…)
I know I am not the only one who waits to see what the Pantone people project the coming seasonal color trends. I may not be watching them for the same reasons the movers and shakers are, though. I find the cyclical socio-economic trends of color and fashion truly interesting, but I'll save those musings… Continue reading Calling All Color Nerds!
Control Freak? When I suggest to people that they choose the next day's clothing the night before to save time and stress in the morning, the most common reply is "But what about my mood? I may not feel like those clothes in the morning! Then I'm starting all over again." I don't mean to… Continue reading Mood Dressing
Common conversation... "How can I make a casual outfit look not sloppy?" "Do you mean casual, but intentionally so?" "YES! That's exactly what I meant! How do I do that?" This conversation, or a variation of it, happens almost weekly! So many women with very casual lifestyles go through their day feeling messy and not… Continue reading Finishing an Outfit
How important are routines to you? You may think routine boring, or you may love it... Either way routines are essential. They are one way our brains save time and energy for more important work. Some people have routines for almost everything, and find themselves at a loss when they are thrown out of order.… Continue reading Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day
It's Not Retail Therapy I enjoy personal shopping with my clients. It's not that I love shopping per se, but I see shopping as a puzzle to be solved, and a way to try out new ideas. You have holes or gaps in your wardrobe puzzle, and my job is to help you find the… Continue reading What is Personal Shopping?