Guest Post by Sarah McGrew of Get Real Image Happy day, dear reader! I am so excited to introduce you to a fellow Image Coach and blogger, Sarah of Get Real Image. We met on-line quite a few years ago, and in person while completing the practicals portion of our color training. I was impressed… Continue reading Earth Friendly Gifts: Ten Ideas for $100 or Less
Find Out Your Shopping M.O... Happy day, reader dearest! I hope your week has been full of only the most pleasant of surprises... If you are holiday shopping, I pray it has been going smoothly! Do you find shopping to be a pleasure or a chore? Contrary to popular belief/memes, not all women love shopping,… Continue reading What’s Your Shopping Style?
What The Pros Want You to Know! Happy day, dear reader! Guess what season it is! If you answered "Post-Turkey Recovery Period," you'd be correct. If you said "Black Friday Shopping," you'd also be right. And yes to "Christmas Panic Mode!" as well! All true! You thought yesterday was Thanksgiving, but it was actually the… Continue reading 5 Things to Know Before You Shop for a Wedding Dress
Think Outside the Big Box Store Good day, dear reader! It seems that the holiday sales are starting earlier and earlier every year. First we had Black Friday, then came the stores opening late on Thanksgiving day, and now I am seeing adverts for Black Friday prices starting today. I'm not even sure what they've… Continue reading 5 Places to Find Unique Gifts
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