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?

Personality, Tips

Denim on Denim

Happy day, dear reader! Denim. Boy do we Americans love our jeans! Not just us, but the whole world loves denim. I am happy if I can wear it everyday, sometimes jeans, sometimes my jean jacket, chambray shirt, or tote bag. A daily denim fix may be the way my little bit of relaxed personality… Continue reading Denim on Denim

Lifestyle, Personality, Self-Image, Values

What Style is NOT!

Dear reader, Years ago, my mother-in-law and I were out shopping. We were looking at an overpriced and flat-out ugly item. Her comment was that is was for someone with "more dollars than sense." I see outfits like those all the time... Expensive and often trendy outfits that wear the woman in them. Many people… Continue reading What Style is NOT!

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?

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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

Lifestyle, Personality, Values

Jeans Everyday?

Good day. Whew, it's been a wild ride. Please pardon my neglect! My mother returned home after a long hospital stay, and then we were hosting visitors for Thanksgiving. What a couple of weeks! So much so that I wore jeans every day week before last. For many people, that would be a "Yeah, duh."… Continue reading Jeans Everyday?

Body Shapes, Color, Personality

What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 2)

So how does one put What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 1) into practice? Lots of trial and error, until it becomes second nature. Here's an example... Personality I have a pretty out-there personality. I am friendly, mostly direct, and not afraid to speak my mind. My style recipe is Mischievous Femi-Modern. I don't do girly… Continue reading What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 2)

Body Shapes, Color, Personality

What Makes an Outfit Work? (Part 1)

Have you ever seen someone dressed and think That's amazing on her, but I could never wear that. So, what makes an outfit work? (Or NOT work?!) When I pull together an outfit for a client, my goal is for it to: Reflect Your Personality This is one reason an outfit may be perfect for one… Continue reading What Makes an Outfit Work? (Part 1)