Seasons

Summer Capsule 2018

Hope your day is happy, dearest reader! We are now well into June, and my summer capsule is sorting itself out. If you've been reading any time at all, you'll know that I am a capsule wardrobe fan. For me. I don't push capsules on my clients, because capsules aren't for everyone. If you are… Continue reading Summer Capsule 2018

Tips

Tips to Make a Look Yours (Customizing Inspiration!)

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!)

Wardrobe

Your Closet: Boutique or Rummage Sale?

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?

Red Satin Oriental Pattern Pump
Accessories, Personality, Shopping, Wardrobe

Shoe Wardrobe

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

Wardrobe

Building a (Wardrobe) House

A lovely woman named Victoria (in a Facebook group I play in) likened building a wardrobe to building a house. She had been having trouble because she had been buying all kinds of lovely things, but still didn't feel like her style was growing. Then she realized those beautiful accessories were like the throw pillows,… Continue reading Building a (Wardrobe) House

Body Shapes

V Body Shape

Previously, I have talked about different women’s body shapes, and how body shape has to do with your skeleton, and with the way your “meat” is attached to those bones. So far, we have tackled the A, X, 8, and I. To determine body shape, we look at the shoulders and hips, and their relationship to each other, and… Continue reading V Body Shape

Accessories, Shopping

The Perfect Handbag

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

Accessories, Body Shapes, Events/Contests, Personality, Wardrobe

AUGUST GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the launch of Closet Play Image (AND my acceptance as a Skilled Member of the Association of Image Consultants International -- Woo Hoo!), I am giving away a Personal Style Consultation OR Wardrobe Audit ($300+ values) to one local winner to be selected at the end of August. The winner will be drawn… Continue reading AUGUST GIVEAWAY!

Accessories, Body Shapes, Personality, Wardrobe

Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery?

The familiar quote above is from CC Colton, although others have said similar through the ages. In our social media (especially Pinterest) age, where are the lines between imitation, inspiration, and cultural appropriation? Imitation and Inspiration I will say flat out, that I have no answers here! This is all interpretation, unless you are dealing… Continue reading Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery?