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?
NB: Some of today's images were found in my Camera Roll. Apologies for their ultra-amateur nature! As an Image and Wardrobe Coach, lots of people ask what are my favorite pieces. I'm not always sure why, because my favorites are not necessarily going to be someone else's favorites. I have written about how I find Must… Continue reading 2017’s Top 5’s
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
Previously, I have talked about the 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, I, and V. To determine body shape, we look at the shoulders and hips, and their relationship… Continue reading H Body Shape
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)
Do you stare into your generous closet and think "I have nothing to wear!"? Some days we are lacking inspiration, but often we have a Heroes/Basics imbalance. Every closet needs both, but when we have too many of one, and not enough of the other, it can be hard to get dressed. What'a a Hero?… Continue reading I Need a Hero! (AKA: I’ve Got Nothing to Wear!)
Monday morning can be a challenge for anyone. Here are 10 ways to make dressing less stressing and more of a blessing,,, Just try one. And then maybe add another next week. And maybe another after that. Who knows what might happen? 1) Lay (or hang) out your clothes for tomorrow when getting ready for… Continue reading Dressing Stressing to Blessing (Turning Lemons to Lemonade)
In a previous post, I talked a bit about the different women’s body shapes, and how body shape has to do with your skeleton, and with how your “meat” is attached to those bones. To determine body shape, we look at the shoulders and hips, and their relationship to each other. We also look at whether… Continue reading X Body Shape
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?
I love the ever amazing Brenda Kinsel, and the versatility of what she (and many others, now) calls Beauty Bundles. A Beauty Bundle (BB) is a group of coordinated accessories that can be used to add a punch to a variety of outfits. Think of them as accessory families. Now don't panic. A BB is… Continue reading Beauty Bundles