Accessories

Balancing Jewelry and Glasses

How Much is Too Much? Happy day, dear reader! Today's post is for my daugther-in-law, Megan. We ran into each other at the bank, and she asked what I was writing about. That's usually her way of hinting that she wants to read about something, like when she wanted some inspiration for ways to style… Continue reading Balancing Jewelry and Glasses

Wardrobe 101

Why You Don’t Need a Little Black Dress

Style Heresy! Happy day, dear reader! I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. No two days are ever the same, which I love! (I understand that stresses lots of people out.) There is one thing I can count on. When I help a woman with a Wardrobe Audit, she will apologize… Continue reading Why You Don’t Need a Little Black Dress

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

Shopping

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?

Wardrobe 101

Building Basics

Happy day, kind reader! This is a backtracking kind of post... Sometimes I get so excited about an idea, that I start out before thinking things all the way through. (Anyone else out there with that problem?) This happened recently when I started a series of posts about Style Staples, those pieces I look for… Continue reading Building Basics

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

Wardrobe 101

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

Wardrobe 101

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

Capsule Wardrobe

Dress it Up or Down

Dawn-to-Dusk Dressing 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… Continue reading Dress it Up or Down

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!)