Accessories, Tips

Style Staples: #2 Short Colored Necklace

Happy day, dear reader! Today I thought I would share with you the second installment in the Style Staples series. Style Staples are those pieces that help you turn the Building Basics in your closet into a look with intention. When I work with a client, we identify a client’s style recipe and start by… Continue reading Style Staples: #2 Short Colored Necklace

Wardrobe

Style Staples: #1 Long Necklace

Happy day, dear reader! If you have been following my blog for any time, you know how much trouble I have with Must-Have lists! Must-Haves are very personal. Your must have may not mine. Our lifestyles, personalities, values, and budgets aren't the same; our Must-Haves won't be either. That said, I am often asked what… Continue reading Style Staples: #1 Long Necklace

Body Shapes

Dress Picks for Summer (2018)

Happy day, dear reader! If you have been reading for any time now, you know that I Love Me a Dress! Some people are not dress people and would not be caught dead in one! I especially love them in the spring and summer. They are a great way to stay cool, and they transition well… Continue reading Dress Picks for Summer (2018)

Accessories, Wardrobe

80/20 Capsule Update (Two Months In)

Happy day, dear reader! Well, I am two months into this 80/20 Spring Capsule experiment, so it's time for another update! Caveat: The pictures you see here are all just me and my iPhone. No fancy lighting. No editing. No filters. No Instagram husband. Sorry! Real life. Not lifestyle. Clearly I need to spend some… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule Update (Two Months In)

Wardrobe

Dress it Up or Down

Happy day, dear reader! Many of our shopping and wardrobe attitudes and habits come from our upbringing, which is a great reason to get a handle on poor shopping habits, unless of course you want to share them with your offspring! (And their offspring. Ad infinitum...) I wrote last week about a shopping question that… Continue reading Dress it Up or Down

Wardrobe

Jean Jacket

Lovely day, dear reader! An ode... O, jean jacket, jean jacket, what would I do. Were I ever to find my poor self without you? No zippers, no snaps, nor embroidery needed. The old fashioned trucker is classic indeed(ed). Styles are fickle, when fashions turn tide, Others may leave you, and cast you aside. Your… Continue reading Jean Jacket

Accessories, Tips

Jeans and Gems

Happy day, dear reader! A client was recently asking me about what jewelry to wear with a casual tee. She loves one very sparkly necklace she owns, but always ended up taking it off because something feels "wrong." That "wrong" feeling can come from a disconnect within the Levels of Refinement in an outfit. It's… Continue reading Jeans and Gems