Personality

What’s Your Spending Style?

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?

Accessories

Statement Earrings

Happiest of days to you, my dear reader! Unless you've been in a cave for the past four or five months, I'll wager you've noticed the statement earring trend. I overheard a man at the big box store say that "Earrings sure look bigger than they used to!" You know a trend is big when… Continue reading Statement Earrings

Body Shapes

Dress Picks for Summer (2018)

Happy day, dear reader! If you have been reading for any time now, you know that I Love Me a Dress! Some people are not dress people and would not be caught dead in one! I especially love them in the spring and summer. They are a great way to stay cool, and they transition well… Continue reading Dress Picks for Summer (2018)

Capsule Wardrobe

Jean Jacket

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

Lifestyle, Personality, Values

Jeans Everyday?

Good day. Whew, it's been a wild ride. Please pardon my neglect! My mother returned home after a long hospital stay, and then we were hosting visitors for Thanksgiving. What a couple of weeks! So much so that I wore jeans every day week before last. For many people, that would be a "Yeah, duh."… Continue reading Jeans Everyday?

Tips

What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 2)

So how does one put What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 1) into practice? Lots of trial and error, until it becomes second nature. Here's an example... Personality I have a pretty out-there personality. I am friendly, mostly direct, and not afraid to speak my mind. My style recipe is Mischievous Femi-Modern. I don't do girly… Continue reading What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 2)

Tips

What Makes an Outfit Work? (Part 1)

Have you ever seen someone dressed and think That's amazing on her, but I could never wear that. So, what makes an outfit work? (Or NOT work?!) When I pull together an outfit for a client, my goal is for it to: Reflect Your Personality This is one reason an outfit may be perfect for one… Continue reading What Makes an Outfit Work? (Part 1)

Fads, Trends, Classics: 2017
Women's Style

Fads, Trends, and Classics

When you look at the thousands of items of clothing available, it can be hard to decide what to buy. Do you want an item that will be out of style by next year, or something that will be a wardrobe staple for years? There is room in every wardrobe for both. Is the dress,… Continue reading Fads, Trends, and Classics