To Button or Not to Button (Your Jacket)

TLC’s What Not to Wear hosts, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, insist you should always be able to button your jackets. While I love Stacy and Clinton, I completely disagree! I never button my jackets…ever! It’s not my personal style, nor do I like the uber-constricting way it feels. Typically a size 8 jacket fits me well. Because I have a wide torso and back, if I wanted to button my jacket, I would need to purchase a size 10 and have many costly alterations made. It just doesn’t make sense to do this, as I’m just not a buttoner. [..] read more

A Possible New, Stylish Shoe Solution

If you’ve been following my posts on Facebook, you probably know I’ve been struggling with tendinitis in my ankle and having major shoe stress lately. Flats have been friendlier to my ankle, but I’m just not ready to give up on pretty shoes, a.k.a. high heels. (This is simply my opinion for my own wardrobe, not a statement on anyone’s  style.) If you have shoe and ankle issues and you’re longing to wear high heels, read on! Just this week, I made an amazing discovery! My platform shoes don’t seem to bother my ankle. Crazy, right? They look really high, [..] read more

Linen: Always cool and chic

The mention of linen usually evokes feelings of both love and hate, a long lived love/hate relationship. Often we love the look and feel of linen, but hate the wrinkles. I love linen and don’t really mind the wrinkles. Why, you may ask? For me, linen feels a bit old fashioned and polished, despite the way it wrinkles. I love linen suits and separates for several reasons. First, linen is cool and comfortable in really hot weather. It doesn’t stick to your skin or ever feel sweaty like cotton can. And it’s a natural fiber with a distinct look and [..] read more

Skirts: Long, Short, or Somewhere in Between?

My favorite thing about skirts is that I’m not limited to one heel height. If you know me, are a client or have been reading my e-Style Tip or Blog for very long, you know I’m a real stickler for pant length. If you want your pants to be long enough, you can vary your heel height minimally at best. On the other hand,  a basic skirt can be worn with the highest of heels for an edgy look and with flats for a more casual feel. While skirt length isn’t nearly as precarious as pant length, exploring  what skirt [..] read more