Budgeting

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Happy day to you, fabulous reader! Alert: This post borders unleashes my financial responsibility geek. (Which many find to be an oxymoron combined with style blogger!) When I am getting to know a client, one of the questions I ask is about their clothing or wardrobe budget. I don't ask this to be nosy, or… Continue reading Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Budgeting, Shopping

What’s Your Wardrobe Budget?

Many people with whom I speak are under a false impression. They think that I want them to spend lots of money on their wardrobes. Nothing can be further from the truth! I am all about a budget, and being responsible with your finances. More years ago than I would like to admit, I heard… Continue reading What’s Your Wardrobe Budget?

Accessories, Budgeting, Color, Shopping

Style/Fashion Myths

Myth: Black shoes go with everything. Reality: Black shoes go with everything only if you have black hair! Otherwise, shoes the color of your skin or hair go with everything! Myth: Don’t wear navy and black together. Reality: Navy and black worn together can look very chic when combined intentionally! The same goes for black… Continue reading Style/Fashion Myths

Body Shapes, Budgeting, Wardrobe

X Body Shape

In a previous post, I talked a bit about the different women’s body shapes, and how body shape has to do with your skeleton, and with how your “meat” is attached to those bones.  To determine body shape, we look at the shoulders and hips, and their relationship to each other. We also look at whether… Continue reading X Body Shape

Budgeting, Lifestyle, Personality, Wardrobe

Wardrobe Audit: Not As Seen On TV! (Prep Work)

Fall arrives next week (weather not being a factor), so this weekend is a great time to take stock of your fall wardrobe. Often when readers see Wardrobe Audit on my list of services, they ask "Do you mean like on TV?" I always answer "Not at all! I don't belittle you, make fun of… Continue reading Wardrobe Audit: Not As Seen On TV! (Prep Work)

Budgeting, Color, Lifestyle, Personality, Shopping, Wardrobe

Closet Sabotage

Sabotage is a funny word. It comes from an old French word for shoe. In particular, a kind of wooden shoe. Sabotage is an apt word for the malicious mischief we do to our own wardrobes (and often budgets!). When I speak of a wardrobe, I imagine a set of coordinated clothing that fits the… Continue reading Closet Sabotage

Budgeting, Shopping, Wardrobe

Back to School Shopping? Shop Your Wardrobe First!

What is it about all the back to school shopping ads that makes me want to pick up my purse, and head to the stores with a list? Years of early training sets habits that are hard to break. Back-to-school used to be the second largest driver for clothing retail, right up there with Christmas.… Continue reading Back to School Shopping? Shop Your Wardrobe First!