Hope your day is happy, dearest reader! We are now well into June, and my summer capsule is sorting itself out. If you've been reading any time at all, you'll know that I am a capsule wardrobe fan. For me. I don't push capsules on my clients, because capsules aren't for everyone. If you are… Continue reading Summer Capsule 2018
Wishing you a happy day, dear reader! For us in the U.S., the Memorial Day long weekend (bank holiday) is the big summer kickoff! So, hot on the heels of my 80/20 Capsule experiment, I am starting my summer capsule. The planning started about two weeks ago when I pulled my warm weather clothing box… Continue reading Summer Capsule, Here I Come!
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
Some of the nicest people I know are! Happy day, dear reader! I know a woman who calls herself a Seasonal Slob. She is a summer-loving lady, even when that means 95 degree heat and 95% humidity. She does better in the warm weather and hates to be cold. If you met her in the… Continue reading Are You a Seasonal Slob?
Good day, dear reader! Happy Frockday! I know that for many business people, Friday is casual day, but for me Friday is Frockday! (I have an overwhelming need for alliteration and puns in my world...) One of my Style Resolutions for 2018 is to wear more dresses. When I was in the classroom, I wore… Continue reading Why I LOVE a Dress
The seeming insanity of the fashion world... Last fall, when fashiondom was all about Spring /Summer 2018, we mere mortals were all thinking about whether or not a new snow shovel was in style for the coming winter. Just as we are beginning to thaw out from the most recent cold snap to imagine that… Continue reading Fashion Seasons vs. Calendar Seasons
I have what Rudyard Kipling called in The Elephant's Child, 'satiable curtiosity. I am curious about everything, so last fall, when the Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows were in the news, I was making notes. Not looking for clothing! Just noting what style inspirations, colors, and ideas were showing on the runways. Like most of us,… Continue reading My Spring and Summer Style Picks (A Work In Progress)
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
What makes a great holiday outfit? Ugly Christmas sweaters aside, what feels festive to you? It should really depend on the event. Caroling on a chilly night requires a different ensemble than the office holiday 'do. (Speaking of the holiday office 'do... It's still office, and NOT the place for cleavage, bra or booty!) Some… Continue reading Holiday Dressing
If you read my last post, and followed the steps, congratulations! The actual "work" will be so much easier! Make sure you tackle the Closet Work when you are fresh, and do not start if you need to go to bed in 3-4 hours! Grab Your Supplies Review your prep work adjective list/Style Recipe draft.… Continue reading Wardrobe Audit: Not As Seen on TV (Closet Work)