Replacing an Old Friend

Last week I talked about a few of my favorite wardrobe pieces I’ve had and loved for many years. Unfortunately, no matter how much you love a piece sometimes a garment wears out. This makes me sooo sad!! This is my good friend, my linen “safari” jacket I bought on my first trip to Paris in 2008. It’s 9 years old! Dang, that’s pretty old! I’ll admit I didn’t wear it every single spring/summer for 9 years. My size changes by a few pounds fairly often, so a few seasons it was either too small or too large. Eventually, I [..] read more

What to wear for the dog days of summer

It’s no secret… it’s HOT outside! Now, let me share a secret. Some days when it’s really hot, and I’m trying to decide what to wear for work, I stand in front of my closet thinking, “All I really want to wear is a pair of shorts, a tank top, and sandals.”  Since I’m a professional image consultant, this isn’t a reality. And it’s probably not going to work for you either, so I’ve put together some great tips for what to wear to the office to beat the summer heat and still dress professionally.  The first thing to do [..] 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

A Fabulous Color Scheme

I absolutely love light blue with red!  When I first spied the combination on a mannequin in the window of Garbarini, it was too early in the season to start thinking about it. (And if you read my blog post about red jeans, you might be interested to know I haven’t found them yet. Really need to get on that!) Now I’m inspired! Usually when we think of light blue clothing, we’re thinking of pastels, a bit grandmotherly. Most of my clients make note on their personal  style homework that they dislike pastels; however this jacket shown, although pastel, is [..] read more

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