How to style navy blue 2016

Yes, navy is a classic color, but some years it simply isn’t very prevalent. Not so this year…navy is everywhere and is very in style! Some see navy as boring; however, unlike black, almost everyone looks good in navy, and it’s just as versatile. A few other advantages to navy are that it conveys importance, confidence, power, and authority as well as intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism. Like black, it carries a sense of elegance, sophistication, making navy blue a fantastic color for a summer suit. Lastly, navy is more unique than black! Have I made my case yet? Even [..] read more

May Birthstone-How to wear Emerald

Up next in my monthly series about birthstone jewelry for professional dress, is the emerald. The May birthstone is emerald. There’s certainly no rule that I know of that says you can’t wear emerald if May isn’t your birthday month. Here are a few tips on how you can enhance your look with emerald jewelry and ideas of how to incorporate the hue into your wardrobe for a professional look. Something I always recommend to my clients is to wear sparkly earrings in your eye color. For lucky green-eyed women this can mean emerald. Interestingly, emeralds can range from bluish green [..] read more

What to wear for desk to dinner

There’s something about the phrase “desk to dinner” that I just love. It probably has something to do with the fact that I love to go out to dinner! If you’ve not heard the saying before, what it’s referring to literally is being able to be dressed professionally for the office and then go to dinner after work without a complete change of clothes. There truly are so many circumstances where being dressed in a desk to dinner outfit can come in handy. For example…  you have a long commute home, but have dinner plans in the city you’re meeting [..] read more

5 Steps for Successful Closet Cleaning

  It’s that time of year again; time to give your closet a good cleaning now that the seasons appear to have officially changed (she says with her fingers and toes crossed.) I have to make an aside before we go on…I think it’s funny that so many women refer to closet editing as closet cleaning. I mean, I do clean my closet as in vacuuming and dusting. But actually moving the clothes around and deciding what should stay or go I typically think of as a closet edit, organizing, swapping my closet out. So today I’m not going to [..] read more