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!)

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, Lifestyle

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?

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Accessories, Self-Image, Tips

5 Tips to Look More Stylish

Back in December, a reporter from our local paper asked me for three tips to look more stylish without leaving the house. After some digging, I discovered he meant without spending any money, although I can do that without leaving home! Thank you, Internet...  As that article was going into the business section of the… Continue reading 5 Tips to Look More Stylish

Wardrobe

Building a (Wardrobe) House

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

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Accessories

Choosing Accessories

A few months ago, I listed questions that can help narrow the search for a handbag. They fell into Know Thyself questions, and Know Thy Bags questions. Know Thyself is key for all purchases! Accessories covers a lot of ground, but for simplicity, I'll limit this post to jewelry. Frequently, a client will ask me… Continue reading Choosing Accessories

Accessories, Shopping

The Perfect Handbag

I spent years looking for the perfect handbag. I don't literally mean years wandering the Earth in pursuit of the perfect bag, but I might have had a wee obsession. Pretty much anywhere I went that had anything vaguely resembling a handbag, I would look. This led to some amusing, and some incredibly practical purchases,… Continue reading The Perfect Handbag

Accessories, Body Shapes, Events/Contests, Personality, Wardrobe

AUGUST GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the launch of Closet Play Image (AND my acceptance as a Skilled Member of the Association of Image Consultants International -- Woo Hoo!), I am giving away a Personal Style Consultation OR Wardrobe Audit ($300+ values) to one local winner to be selected at the end of August. The winner will be drawn… Continue reading AUGUST GIVEAWAY!

Accessories, Body Shapes, Personality, Wardrobe

Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery?

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?

Personality, Wardrobe

10, 20, 30

Fashion lists are everywhere! The Top 10 Items You Must Have for Fall. 20 Things No Woman Should Wear after 40.  30 Things Every Woman Should Own by the Age of 30. Magazines and fashion websites are full of these lists. Hooooey! I don't think there is any clothing that is a must-have for EVERY… Continue reading 10, 20, 30