Styling a New Friend

A few weeks ago, I told you all about how I have to say goodbye to an old friend, my white linen safari jacket I purchased in Paris. As sad as I am about retiring the piece, I’m very excited about my new friend, my white linen blazer from Theory. Also in the last post, I promised I’d show you how I’m now styling my new jacket. As we are slowly sliding into fall, it doesn’t seem very timely to be making outfits with a white linen jacket, but if I wait until spring, I’ll forget to post about it, [..] read more

What to wear to a wedding when you work all of the time!

In my last post, I shared how to choose a dress for a wedding and be able to wear it again even if you live a fairly casual lifestyle. Today’s post is all about how to turn a dress for a wedding into an office worthy show stopper! As always, you’ll definitely want to determine your body shape and choose a dress silhouette that’s flattering for you. When you receive that wedding invitation to a good friend or loved one’s wedding, you’ll want to, choose a somewhat basic, dressy dress that can be dressed up for the nuptials and party [..] read more

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

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

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