Making ordinary pieces YOURS! Happy day, reader dear! When I do a talk, or take mini-wardrobes places for demonstration purposes, people are always surprised at how ordinary my clothes are. People assume that if you are an Image Consultant/Stylist/Personal Shopper/Wardrobe Consultant/etc., you have an enormous wardrobe, full of expensive, interesting and unusual pieces. I am… Continue reading Give Your Basics Personality!
What I Chose AND What I Wore! Happy day, reader dear! At the end of October, I had a wild hair. I thought it was time to try the 10X10 Challenge I see so many Instapeeps doing. (As if wearing pink every day of October wasn't enough.)(And, no, if everyone else was jumping off a… Continue reading 10 X 10 Challenge Outfits
Hello dearest reader, Thank you for coming to visit today! I hope your day has been a good one! Where did the summer go? It's the end of August, so it's well past time to start to thinking about a capsule for fall. I've been thinking about my fall capsule since the beginning of August,… Continue reading 5 Steps to a Great Capsule
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
Wishing you a happy day, dear reader! For us in the U.S., the Memorial Day long weekend (bank holiday) is the big summer kickoff! So, hot on the heels of my 80/20 Capsule experiment, I am starting my summer capsule. The planning started about two weeks ago when I pulled my warm weather clothing box… Continue reading Summer Capsule, Here I Come!
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! Well, I am two months into this 80/20 Spring Capsule experiment, so it's time for another update! Caveat: The pictures you see here are all just me and my iPhone. No fancy lighting. No editing. No filters. No Instagram husband. Sorry! Real life. Not lifestyle. Clearly I need to spend some… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule Update (Two Months In)
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
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?
I have what Rudyard Kipling called in The Elephant's Child, 'satiable curtiosity. I am curious about everything, so last fall, when the Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows were in the news, I was making notes. Not looking for clothing! Just noting what style inspirations, colors, and ideas were showing on the runways. Like most of us,… Continue reading My Spring and Summer Style Picks (A Work In Progress)