The Most Wearable Trends for Spring 2019

It’s that time again…time for my annual Spring Trends Report! As always, I’m bringing you wearable spring trends! I find that so many of spring’s trends are suited a little more for summer. And quite honestly, more this year than in several years past, the styles have seemed really extreme. So this personal stylist has gone to work for you, translating what’s on the runway to actual wearable styles you can consider to inject the perfect amount of freshness into your spring wardrobe. Of course, I specialize in helping women with their professional work wardrobes, I also help them feel [..] read more

How to Dress a Combination Body Type

Here’s the thing about figuring out your body shape…it’s confusing! And the reason it’s confusing is that wait for it…drum roll…most of us are a combination of different body shapes! So I’m sure that cleared things right up for you (lol.) Let me explain. I’ll use myself as an example. I have wide shoulders and a wider than average torso. My bust is actually pretty small. (Thank goodness for push up bras!) But my back is wide. I figured the torso thing out by trial and error, not a tape measure and not a body shape calculator. I figured out [..] read more

3 Ways to Figure Out Your Body Shape

This might surprise you to hear, but I don’t ever use a measuring tape when I am helping my clients figure out their body types. With all of the body shape calculators and rules available to determine our body types, why wouldn’t I use them? There are actually quite a few reasons! First off, tape measures are scary! We’ve all heard somewhere in our lives that 36-24-36 are the perfect proportions, and when our measurements are nowhere near that…even if you are really happy with your body, seeing the “wrong” numbers can set off an alarm in your head. Next, [..] read more

Petite Dressing if You’re Short Waisted

The fashion world deems you petite if you’re 5’4” or under. Keep in mind, “petite” only refers to length or height. Petite clothes come in all sizes! And petite women come in all shapes! But to get your clothes to fit, flatter and make you feel amazing, there’s another aspect to consider, your vertical balance. Vertical balance! What’s that? (You may be asking…) Vertical balance refers to whether you’re short waisted (or you have a short torso,) long waisted (your torso is long,) or your torso and legs are balanced. If you’re not sure, check out this post to determine [..] read more

Petite Dressing if You’re Long Waisted

The fashion world deems you “petite: if you’re 5’4” or under. Keep in mind, “petite” only refers to length or height. Petite clothes come in all sizes! And petite women come in all shapes! But to get your clothes to fit, flatter and make you feel amazing, there’s another aspect to consider, your vertical balance. Vertical balance! What’s that? (You may be asking…) Vertical balance refers to whether you’re short waisted (or you have a short torso,) long waisted (your torso is long,) or your torso and legs are balanced. If you’re not sure, check out this post to determine [..] read more