Happy day, dear reader! I get questions about why my business is called Closet Play Image. The short answer is because I think getting dressed should be fun! I don't pretend that what we wear doesn't matter, in fact, just the opposite. Dressing can be serious business, with serious consequences, but we have to do… Continue reading How Playing Dress-Up Can Help Your Style
Happy day, dearest reader! I am having fun with this Style Staples series... I hope you are, too! Two down, a third today, and a few more in the pipeline.If you are looking for a Must Have List, my apologies. Style Staples are not your standard "Must Haves." Style Staples are the pieces I look… Continue reading Style Staples: #3 Colored Shoes
Happy day to you, dear reader! If you have been reading this blog for any time now, you probably realize that I have a problem with rules... I think rules are necessary. But fashion and style rules? Well, let's talk about one of those. Rules? What Rules? If you spend any time out in the… Continue reading Bikini Body!
Happy day, dear reader! Today I thought I would share with you the second installment in the Style Staples series. Style Staples are those pieces that help you turn the Building Basics in your closet into a look with intention. When I work with a client, we identify a client’s style recipe and start by… Continue reading Style Staples: #2 Short Colored Necklace
Happy day, dear reader! A client was recently asking me about what jewelry to wear with a casual tee. She loves one very sparkly necklace she owns, but always ended up taking it off because something feels "wrong." That "wrong" feeling can come from a disconnect within the Levels of Refinement in an outfit. It's… Continue reading Jeans and Gems
Good day, my dear reader! I love to play in my clients' closets and help them see what they own with new eyes. One of my favorite things is when a client goes "Aaah, I get it!" because that means they see something they didn't see before. Often, they have bought a look right off… Continue reading Tips to Make a Look Yours (Customizing Inspiration!)
Good day, dear reader! This is a crazy week here in lovely Augusta, GA, so in the same of sanity, I am falling back and sharing a post from last July with a few tweaks. Please forgive me! "How can I make a casual outfit look not sloppy?" "Do you mean casual, but intentionally so?"… Continue reading Finishing an Outfit
Good day, lovely reader! What is it with shorts? I know both women and men who will never wear them under any circumstances, and I know men and women who wear them in the depths of winter (even if ours aren't very deep...). I don't understand. There is a time and place for most clothing… Continue reading Looking Good… in Shorts!
Happy spring, dear reader! For so many, the shoulder seasons of spring and fall are their favorites. They feel new and we aren't yet tired of the heat or cold to come! This spring (like many!) we are seeing pastels and sherbet colors everywhere. These less intense colors can be very flattering to many, and… Continue reading How to Wear Pastels Your Way
Happy day, lovely reader! I think the number one question I am asked is "How can I look more slender?"(Its corollary is "How can I look taller?") These two are related since if you look taller, you look skinnier, and vice versa. Think about a stretchy doll... The longer you stretch it, the skinnier it… Continue reading Style Tips to Look Thinner