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!)

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?

Beauty

Grooming… What’s the Bare Minimum?

Hi there, fabulous reader! One of the trickiest parts of my job can be a discussion with a client who needs to take his or her grooming up a notch. There are many reasons people let their attention to grooming wander. One is when our life/schedule goes haywire, for example: after a baby is born,… Continue reading Grooming… What’s the Bare Minimum?