How to choose a dress for a wedding that you’ll actually wear again

Sure, everyone thinks of June as “wedding month,” but as a Denver wardrobe consultant, I’ve been talking to scores of women lately who have weddings to attend in August and September. And sure we all have (or should have) some good basic dresses in our closets that will suffice for a wedding. But it’s hard to resist a new frock, something special for your friend or loved one’s special day. On the other hand, I know it can be a mental or pocketbook struggle to justify a new dress when there are no other weddings or dressy events on your [..] read more

How Simple Summer Dresses Save Me

I’m pretty sure today is the hottest day of the year so far. Not a complaint by me by any means…I love hot weather! Even so, one of the ways I’ve been keeping cool and comfortable this summer is with simple summer dresses. I know it’s no secret that dresses are easy, just one piece to put on (plus accessories, of course.) The added bonus is that they also keep you cool. But what do I mean by “simple”? Simple styles are uncomplicated with few style lines. Especially for me, simple also means that the dress doesn’t bind my waist. And I’ll [..] read more

What to Wear to Work-Spring 2016

Now that the season is officially here on the calendar, I bring you the much-awaited annual 2016 Spring Trend Report! Since I always aim to take the stress out of getting dressed, I’m only highlighting a fraction of the many, many trends available to you this spring. And to simplify even further, we’ll narrow our discussion to only trends I recommend for professional dress along with a few tips to on how to wear the styles. So yes, I’ve mentioned the word “trend” several times already, but I urge you to interpret the word as “stylish.” Sure, it can be [..] read more

Golden Globes 2016 Best and Worst Styles

I’m honestly not quite sure if I’ve ever done a review of red carpet style, but while I was watching the Golden Globes last night, I got a wild hair and started making a few notes. As an image professional and personal stylist, and in an attempt to not come off too catty, I’ve added a little objectivity, so you’ll be able to learn why the dresses work and don’t work. Best DressedJaime Alexander I seriously cannot find a single flaw with Jaime Alexander’s Golden Globe look! The gorgeous, emerald green, jacquard gown is both “princess” and modern. It both flattered her [..] read more

3 Ways to make your waist look smaller

No matter what body type you have, you’ll always look slimmer and shapelier by creating the look of a smaller waist or hourglass figure. Here are 3 ways to try out: 1. Look for garments with seams at the waistline. I know it sounds counterintuitive to point to your waist if you don’t think it’s as small as it “should” be; however, it draws the eye inward to the middle of your body and creates definition. Here are several fantastic examples on my Pinterest board of how a seam can whittle your waist. And a few examples of what not to [..] read more