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! If you have been following my blog for any time, you know how much trouble I have with Must-Have lists! Must-Haves are very personal. Your must have may not mine. Our lifestyles, personalities, values, and budgets aren't the same; our Must-Haves won't be either. That said, I am often asked what… Continue reading Style Staples: #1 Long Necklace
Happy day, dear reader! Well, I am two months into this 80/20 Spring Capsule experiment, so it's time for another update! Caveat: The pictures you see here are all just me and my iPhone. No fancy lighting. No editing. No filters. No Instagram husband. Sorry! Real life. Not lifestyle. Clearly I need to spend some… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule Update (Two Months In)
Happy day, dear reader! Many of our shopping and wardrobe attitudes and habits come from our upbringing, which is a great reason to get a handle on poor shopping habits, unless of course you want to share them with your offspring! (And their offspring. Ad infinitum...) I wrote last week about a shopping question that… Continue reading Dress it Up or Down
Lovely day, dear reader! An ode... O, jean jacket, jean jacket, what would I do. Were I ever to find my poor self without you? No zippers, no snaps, nor embroidery needed. The old fashioned trucker is classic indeed(ed). Styles are fickle, when fashions turn tide, Others may leave you, and cast you aside. Your… Continue reading Jean Jacket
Hello again, dear reader! I pray that today is a good one for you... Have you ever said "I have nothing to wear!" into a closet full of clothing? You are not alone. Sometimes a client will tell me that she needs to buy something new, even though she has a closet full of clothes… Continue reading How Dressy is It?
Happy day, dearest reader! It's April and I am just over a month into this 80/20 Spring Capsule experiment, so it's time to take a step back and see how it is working... For those of you new to my blog, the 80/20 is my capsule wardrobe version of the Pareto Principle; I chose 20… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule Update (One Month In)
Good day, dear reader... It's a rough week. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my family has a funeral this week, hence I am revisiting a post I wrote last June at the beginning of my blogging journey. Rather than linking, I have copied it here for you: (And added some visuals… Continue reading Your Closet: Boutique or Rummage Sale?
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
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