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
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?
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
Happy day, dear reader! Just so you know that I am not ignoring the royal wedding... Yes, I saw part of the festivities, and enjoyed the outfits, hats, and fascinators. I will leave it to my British blogging sisters to dissect the event, and provide much better context than I can from across the pond.… Continue reading Mindful 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 question that… Continue reading Dress it Up or Down
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
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?
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
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!
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?