What’s in Your Handbag?

According to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, there are 8 handbag styles we should be coveting for spring 2017. I find this to be a huge relief, as I had read, (I think in the same magazine somewhere,) that our only handbag choices would be miniscule cross body bags or huge suitcase sized totes. Not that I suggest you follow trends blindly, but it is nice to know that if you’re looking to invest in a new handbag this season, there are quite a few choices. You might as well choose a stylish, yet classic bag. Be sure to read here and here to [..] read more

7 Tips for Wearing Rose Gold

Ever since I got my new, rose gold iPhone case, I’ve been obsessed with the rosy metal. True, it’s not a brand new trend (and the real deal has been around for decades,) but I hadn’t paid all that much attention to it. After a little research, (yes, I know you’re probably find it hard to believe I research fashion,) I’ve found rose gold flatters most skin tones. And it’s softer than yellow gold or silver, creating a lower contrast. As a wardrobe consultant in Denver, I know we have a lot of cold weather left and  love rose gold [..] read more

How to wear more than one metal in an outfit

“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the others gold. ♪” If you were a Girl Scout, like me, you knew this song. Have you ever wondered if your metals can be friends and if can wear gold and silver together? The answer is a resounding “YES!” The old fashion rule of only wearing matching metals is as obsolete as “no white after Labor Day.” Today’s fashion allows you to wear mixed metals with abandon. Beyond gold and silver, there’s bronze, copper, rose gold (my newest obsession,) pewter and more. Feel free to wear 2 or more of any [..] read more

Spring Accessories for Professional Dress

Accessories are often the cornerstones of a professional look. Leave them off, and you risk looking like you forgot them. Wear the right accessories, and you send out the non-verbal message that you take care of all of the details. And of course, when well accessorized,  your outfit leaps into a whole other realm of fabulousness. And that leaves you to feel confident and turn your attention to the job at hand. Another big point I’d like to make is that most of us can’t afford (or even want) an entire new wardrobe every single season. Accessories are often just [..] read more

Scarves: to keep or purge

Scarves and other accessories are small and easy to store, and it’s easy to accumulate a good number of them. However, because accessories tend to cycle back around without looking dated, there’s no real harm in keeping them (unless you are really tight on space.) I’m especially happy I kept two scarves. One is a gray-fringed number from the Adrienne Vittadini (designer) store that has been gone from the Cherry Creek mall for years. (Loved that store!) It’s high quality silk and was expensive. Now that fringe and skinny scarves are a big trend, this is more stylish than ever! [..] read more