Accessories, Lifestyle, Personality

What is Simple Style?

simple simpler\ˈsim-p(ə-)lər\; simplest \ˈsim-p(ə-)ləst\ 1: free from guile : innocent 2a : free from vanity : modest   b : free from ostentation or display--a simple outfit 3: of humble origin or modest position--a simple farmer "Simple." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2018. Welcome (back?), dear reader! Sometimes a client tells me that she (or he) has a very simple style, or wants to keep their style simple. I have found… Continue reading What is Simple Style?

Accessories, Seasons, Wardrobe

80/20 Capsule

Happy day, dear reader! Seasons are changing here, and I am in the process of cleaning and storing my winter-only clothes, and starting to put together my spring capsule wardrobe. I grew up in a distinctly 4 season climate, and working my capsules helps me maintain that 4 season feel, even now that I live… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule

Accessories, Logistics, Travel

How to Pack: Travel Outfits

Good day, dearest reader! My last post was all about how I choose how to pack for a trip, and included the example of a wardrobe shown above. Today, I'll talk through these choices and we can see how they play out for my hypothetical adventure. Check the Weather For this trip, the weather is… Continue reading How to Pack: Travel Outfits

Accessories, Lifestyle, Personality, Self-Image

What’s Your Style Signature?

My apologies for the squinty shot... The fifth definition of signature on Dictionary.com is any unique, distinguishing aspect, feature, or mark. We identify ourselves on legal documents by our written signature, and others identify us by our style signature, or signatures. Even a "flaw" can be a signature. Think about Cindy Crawford and her beauty mark. Iris Apfel's enormous round glasses are… Continue reading What’s Your Style Signature?

Red Satin Oriental Pattern Pump
Accessories, Personality, Shopping, Wardrobe

Shoe Wardrobe

Shoes, shoes, SHOES! Some people love 'em, and cannot imagine life without a variety. Others see them as a necessity to cover their feet to get into stores and restaurants. The latter are usually the ones asking me what shoes do I really need? (Read: How few can I get away with owning?) As with… Continue reading Shoe Wardrobe

Woman Showing 5 Fingers Open Hand
Accessories, Self-Image, Tips

5 Tips to Look More Stylish

Back in December, a reporter from our local paper asked me for three tips to look more stylish without leaving the house. After some digging, I discovered he meant without spending any money, although I can do that without leaving home! Thank you, Internet...  As that article was going into the business section of the… Continue reading 5 Tips to Look More Stylish

Polyvore of Colorful Floral Blouses and Accessories
Accessories, Seasons, Shopping

Trend Watch-Floral Blouses

I know florals for spring are a recurring trend, but wow. Gucci went over-the-top, madly floral from head to toe in Spring/Summer of 2016, and has continued with that theme. It has finally bloomed across (sorry) the mass-market ready-to-wear that most us shop. Above, you can see a few I have fallen in love with...… Continue reading Trend Watch-Floral Blouses