Happy day, dear reader! When I meet new clients, we do a personality assessment, a lifestyle analysis, and a values exercise. And we talk about their budget. Even after learning so much about them, a new facet emerges when we get into the closet... Where I learn about his or her spending personality. What's a… Continue reading What’s Your Spending Style?
Happy day, dear reader! I was talking to a woman at the mall last week (People talk to me everywhere I go. I'm approachable. What can I say?) who was complaining that her closet is schizophrenic. Clearly, her closet cannot suffer from mental illness, but I understood her to say that her closet is not… Continue reading Split Personality Wardrobe
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
Happy day, dear reader! I hope you are well. Spring has officially sprung for us here! This past week I was at a local consignment shop picking up some unsold items at the end of their run. As I flipped through the hangars on the to-be-picked-up rack, I passed by a purple gingham shirt, and… Continue reading Serendipity
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?
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
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!
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?
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
Is your style the same as it was 20 years ago? How about 10, or even just 5? My guess is that your answer is "No." Many bloggers and style gurus talk about finding your style as if it is an inanimate object, that once found never changes. My experience has taught me that although… Continue reading Changing Your Style