Accessories

Statement Earrings

Happiest of days to you, my dear reader! Unless you've been in a cave for the past four or five months, I'll wager you've noticed the statement earring trend. I overheard a man at the big box store say that "Earrings sure look bigger than they used to!" You know a trend is big when… Continue reading Statement Earrings

Accessories

Obsession: White Watches

Happy day to you, dear reader! This was not today's originally scheduled post. This was not a post on my planner at all. This one came out of nowhere and blindsided me. I had, as my husband would say, "a craving flung upon me." Everywhere I look, everywhere I go, are white watches. And I… Continue reading Obsession: White Watches

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

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)

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

Accessories, Personality, Special Occasion

Leveling Up or Down

Happy day, dear reader! One of the most common questions I get is about whether items "match" or not. "Can I wear this dress with these shoes?" "Does this shirt go with these pants?" There are various aspects to "matching" that have to do with color. (If you want to find out more about color… Continue reading Leveling Up or Down

Accessories, Shopping

Lesson Learned

Happy day, dear reader! I hope your day has been full of only pleasant surprises! Over the weekend, I had an unpleasant surprise of my own doing. Sometimes we make planning mistakes. Even when we (think) we know ourselves, we don't always remember our quirks... In my case: Especially when it's been more than six… Continue reading Lesson Learned

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?