Oops, I Made A Mistake

Guilty as charged! For what? Glad you asked! Yep, even though I’m a Denver wardrobe consultant and basically shop for a living, I make shopping blunders. Not to brag, but I do make relatively few purchases that aren’t just right. (I’ll tell you why a little later.) Nevertheless, I make them. My big mistake happened on my last shopping trip. I bought a pair of pants that were really, really wrong! I finally took some time to shop for myself after I was done with a client the other day. It was nice…I really allowed myself some time to try [..] 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

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

How to break the rules

In my chapter in my book, Image Power, I give the wardrobe advice that you should only buy complete outfits, unless you know you’ve got something to go with a single item you’re contemplating; however, when you’re traveling and you’re on a spur of the moment shopping trip, it can be hard to remember what you’ve got at home.  Here are a couple of ways you can break my rule when you’re traveling: Buy an accessory you love that remind you of the locale. Chances are really good that if you find an accessory that has you drooling, you’ve got [..] read more

2 Easy Closet Editing and Shopping Tips

Yesterday, a friend of mine from out of state mentioned she’d spent all weekend on a her closet edit and that she had loads of things going out. Then she mentioned she was going to start using the backward hanger technique to keep her closet from getting crazy like that again. Do you know the backwards hanger technique? At the beginning of the spring or fall season or after you have edited your closet, you hang all of your hangers backwards, (where the hook is on the back side of the bar.) Then when you wear an item, you turn [..] read more