Happy day, dear reader! On the radio recently, there was a fascinating discussion about shopping malls in America, and the changes they are making to survive in our ever increasing culture of online shopping. One economist predicted that in the next five years, a quarter of the malls in this country will go under. I… Continue reading Pluses and Pitfalls of Online Shopping (or Caveat Online Emptor!)
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! With the seasons changing, and the stores full of fun new summer clothes, I get questions about how to shop. So I thought I'd share this article again (with some updates!)... When people find out that one of my services is Personal Shopping, they have one of two reactions... "Ooooh, that's… Continue reading How Does a Professional Shop?
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
Happy day, dear reader! Who hires an Image and Wardrobe Coach or possibly a Stylist? Not just famous people! There are as many reasons for hiring a professional as there are clients. The reasons generally fall into "fish for me" and "learn to fish" categories. Neither is better than the other! They are just different.… Continue reading Stylists Are Not Just for Famous People
Happy day, fabulous readers! It's that time again... Valentine's Day is around the proverbial corner. Back in December, I had the privilege of pulling some style picks for Augusta Magazine to be featured in their February issue. That was a real trick in the weeks running up to Christmas, when all stores are focused on… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
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)
When people find out that one of my services is Personal Shopping, they have one of two reactions... "Ooooh, that's fun!" or "I need you. I HATE to shop." Shopping can be fun, or at least less painful for those who hate it, but my shopping methods are probably different from your average trip to… Continue reading How Do I Shop?
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