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

Personality

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?

Budgeting

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Happy day to you, fabulous reader! Alert: This post borders unleashes my financial responsibility geek. (Which many find to be an oxymoron combined with style blogger!) When I am getting to know a client, one of the questions I ask is about their clothing or wardrobe budget. I don't ask this to be nosy, or… Continue reading Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Capsule Wardrobe

Dress it Up or Down

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 question that… Continue reading Dress it Up or Down

Uncategorized

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

Budgeting, Shopping

What’s Your Wardrobe Budget?

Many people with whom I speak are under a false impression. They think that I want them to spend lots of money on their wardrobes. Nothing can be further from the truth! I am all about a budget, and being responsible with your finances. More years ago than I would like to admit, I heard… Continue reading What’s Your Wardrobe Budget?

Capsule Wardrobe, Personality

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

Budgeting, Capsule Wardrobe, Shopping

Back to School Shopping? Shop Your Wardrobe First!

What is it about all the back to school shopping ads that makes me want to pick up my purse, and head to the stores with a list? Years of early training sets habits that are hard to break. Back-to-school used to be the second largest driver for clothing retail, right up there with Christmas.… Continue reading Back to School Shopping? Shop Your Wardrobe First!

Capsule Wardrobe, Personality, Shopping

Boutique or Rummage Sale?

When you open your closet, what do you see? A mini-boutique of custom selected clothing, all just right for your shape, size, and coloring, chosen to maximize your assets and your options, and able to dress you well for any occasion? Or does your closet feel more like a stuffed-to-the-gills hodgepodge of color, size, and… Continue reading Boutique or Rummage Sale?