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
Dearest reader, Wouldn't it be nice if you could just wish a stylish and flattering wardrobe into being? Wishing may not make it happen, but it can help! I suggest to friends and clients that they keep a Wardrobe Wish List (WWL). It can help you improve your style and make the wardrobe of your… Continue reading How a Wish List Can Help Your Style
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
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
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
Many people with whom I speak are under a false impression. They think that I want them to spend lots of money on their wardrobes. Nothing can be further from the truth! I am all about a budget, and being responsible with your finances. More years ago than I would like to admit, I heard… Continue reading What’s Your Wardrobe Budget?
How much is enough? In the immortal words of Larry the Cucumber... "I don't know; how much stuff is there?" (Larry was answering Bob's query about how much you need to be happy.) It's funny how that number shifts. Unless you are well on your way to a minimalist lifestyle, I would say that most… Continue reading Abundance… When does Enough become Too Much?
I spent years looking for the perfect handbag. I don't literally mean years wandering the Earth in pursuit of the perfect bag, but I might have had a wee obsession. Pretty much anywhere I went that had anything vaguely resembling a handbag, I would look. This led to some amusing, and some incredibly practical purchases,… Continue reading The Perfect Handbag