Mad for Plaid!

  Although plaid is a classic pattern, it’s extra stylish this winter season! Whether wearing it for business casual or casual, to look modern and interesting, your outfits featuring plaid require a bit of creativity. Otherwise, unlike your parochial school plaid, there are no rules! Whether plaid drudges up old memories from your school days or you’re mad for plaid, here are 4 ways to incorporate it into your stylish wardrobe. 4 Ways to Wear Plaid in 2016 Not sure about plaid yet or a lot of print isn’t part of your personal style? Dip your toes into the trend [..] read more

Makin’ a list, Checkin’ it twice

Sure, “makin’ a list” sounds like a holiday reference! And yes, I couldn’t survive this holiday season without my list of all the gift ideas I have and if they were bought or not. As valuable as gift lists are, what I’m talking about here is your shopping list. I confess—before I learned all this image/wardrobe stuff, I went shopping without any kind of list or plan. And just to be even more transparent, I shopped a lot when I was single. (I guess I was hoping to meet prince charming at the mall, lol!) I’d walk into a store, browse [..] read more

Dress stylishly and comfortably for holiday air travel

With Thanksgiving this week and the holidays just around the corner, it’s never too early to start planning what to wear if you’ll be traveling to see friends and relatives. Here are my best tips for dressing stylishly and comfortably for the air/train/car portion of your journey. Shoes! I truly believe any travel outfit begins with your shoes. I learned this the hard way as a rookie image consultant traveling home from my first Association of Image Consultants International conference in Las Vegas. On the final morning of the conference I’d dressed in a stylish outfit with heels and had no plans of [..] read more

What to wear when you don’t know what to wear

I’m just going to go ahead and say it…I wear the same outfits A LOT. There’s been so much hype in the blogging world and concern from clients (before we get started,) about creating a brand new outfit (bloggers) or not worrying about others remembering outfits (clients.) But especially with our warm fall weather and being in a bit of a flux state with my weight (but losing, yay!) I feel absolutely fine about relying on my basics and repeating my favorite outfits fairly recently. As my good friend and fellow San Francisco Bay area image consultant, Elena Daciuk, always says: “It’s [..] read more

4 Things stylists do that you don’t

  I should start by saying I truly don’t mean for the title of this blog to sound as snarky as it does, (which is why I added the “probably” in.) However, I have to say I sort of “borrowed” the title from another blog, because even though I’m a personal stylist, (and wardrobe/image consultant,) I am a total sucker for “warnings” like this. U was intrigued enough to click through and find some great info. While the “rules” I’m outlining below aren’t necessarily new, they’re a good reminder to us all…even me! 4 Things stylists do that you don’t [..] read more