Tips

10 Tips for Less Dressing Stress

Happy day, dear reader... Here's hoping yours is. I've been running in a rough patch. In the way my mind jumps about, that got me thinking about Back to School. I know many parents look forward to their children being back in school, and getting back to routines, but dread the transition back into those… Continue reading 10 Tips for Less Dressing Stress

Women's Style

The Myth of Effortless Style

Happy day, dear reader! Google "effortless style" and you will get more than 67 million hits. So it's no wonder I get asked about effortless style... Last December, when I was interviewed for our local paper, the (male) reporter asked me about it. I was a little surprised. It's not a question we associate with… Continue reading The Myth of Effortless Style

Capsule Wardrobe

2018 Summer Capsule (Part 2)

Happy day, dear reader! Hope yours is full of only pleasant surprises... If you've not visited before, welcome! Lovely to meet you! This post is a continuation of the summer capsule intro I started last week. Yep, I am a capsule wardrobe geek, although I understand they are not for everyone. Broad Strokes/Themes Denim Diva… Continue reading 2018 Summer Capsule (Part 2)

Capsule Wardrobe

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

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Happy Blogday to Me!

Thank you, dear reader! We're having a little party today here at closetplay.biz! Today is my blog's first birthday (or first bloggiversary?), so to celebrate, I am sharing this past year's most popular posts. I am pleasantly surprised to still be here, and enjoying your company. I wasn't sure I would have enough to say… Continue reading Happy Blogday to Me!

Color, Tips

Style Staples: #3 Colored Shoes

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

Capsule Wardrobe

Summer Capsule, Here I Come!

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!

Accessories, Tips

Style Staples: #2 Short Colored Necklace

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

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RIP Polyvore

Hello dear reader, It is a time-consuming labor of love creating content and visuals three days a week for a blog. Just over a week ago it was made even harder by the buy-out and closure of Polyvore, a platform used by bloggers galore, and tens of thousands of other creative people around the world… Continue reading RIP Polyvore

Capsule 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?