• Wardrobe 101

    Denim Jacket Style (Part 1)

    Find the Best Shape for YOUR Shape! Happy day, reader dear! In our corner of the world, spring is in full swing. When I was a girl, spring meant windbreakers. Does anyone else remember those flannel lined nylon jackets (usually…

  • Color

    Choosing Prints for Your Color Contrast!

    (Or Patterns…) Happy day, dear reader! Spring is here (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) and summer is not far behind. It’s the season many people shuffle out of their predominantly neutral and solid wardrobes to embrace some…

  • Color

    What’s Your Color Contrast?

    And why does it matter? Happy day, dear reader, When I help a client style an outfit, or tweak what they have to make them look their best, two places I look first are at their Value Contrast and Color…

  • Color

    What is Value Contrast?

    And Why Does It Matter? Happy day, dear reader! Is your week rolling along smartly? This one feels a bit like the Keystone-Cops… Lots of busy-ness, but busy doesn’t equal accomplishment. We’ll have to see how it all plays out,…

  • Style and Styling

    3 Ways to Style Colored Jeans

    Or Any Colored Bottom! Happy day, dear reader of mine! Here’s hoping your day is full of only pleasant surprises! Today my surprise is a reader requested post topic. In this case, the reader is my older daughter-in-law. Every once…

  • Capsule Wardrobing

    Summer Capsule Debrief 2018

    Happy day, dearest reader! My apologies… Hot on the heels of last week’s post, you get another capsule wardrobe post. Last week I talked you through the 5 Steps I use to plan and create a seasonal capsule. Today is…

  • Color

    Overtone vs. Undertone

    Happy day, dear reader! Hope your week has been full of only the pleasant kind of surprises! Today I want to talk about a color quality that people often confuse, undertone and overtone. Specifically as it pertains to choosing colors,…

  • Style and Styling

    What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 2)

    So how does one put What Makes an Outfit Work (Part 1) into practice? Lots of trial and error, until it becomes second nature. Here’s an example… Personality I have a pretty out-there personality. I am friendly, mostly direct, and not…