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

A simple tip for taking the stress out of getting dressed

To truly have a wardrobe that let’s you get dressed without any stress, you need to be able to open your every day and be able to pull out any item and wear it at a moments notice. Doesn’t that make sense? Why would you want clothes in your closet that you can’t wear? Here’s the thing—getting dressed can be stressful enough for most women. When you don’t have to qualify the pieces before deciding whether to wear them or not, you’ve taken a big part of the stress out of the equation. There are a lot of factors that [..] read more

Accessories for your wardrobe capsule

This is the fourth of a 4 part series on creating a capsule wardrobe starting with a 2 piece dress. So far we’ve looked at expanding your wardrobe with the skirt and then went on to look at all of the possibilities with a pair of pants. Knowing that accessories can often be the hardest part of creating outfits, I explained how I chose the accessories for cocktail looks and formal business combinations. Here we’ll look at choosing the accessories for business casual and casual the looks. Business Casual For this business casual look with a jacket, I decided to [..] read more

Get Out the Door Fast!

You might not believe this, but even though I’m an expert wardrobe consultant, I have stress getting dressed from time to time. My biggest stress getting dressed is actually…that I’m an IMAGE AND WARDROBE CONSULTANT! And every time I leave the house (with the exception of walking my dog, etc.)  I need to look the part. No slacking for me! It’s important for me to look credible and feel great about my clothes every day. And just like you, I’m almost always racing to get out of the house in the morning. Luckily, through my training and trial and error, [..] read more

How to Look Youthful, Not Young

“Youthful” is a common ingredient in many of my clients’ personal style recipes. While most women want to appear youthful, they don’t want to appear young, or too young. What’s the difference, you may ask? “Youthful” connotes being fresh, up to date and vivacious, while “young” (unless you really are young,) can be perceived as unsophisticated, immature and trying too hard. It’s worthwhile talking about not dressing too young for your age, but I actually find most women are more challenged with dressing too old for their age. Always voracious for more style education and new viewpoints, I recently purchased [..] read more