Baby, it’s cold outside…cover up!

Sleeveless, strapless, off the shoulder, halter tops…they’re all great styles, but at the holidays…brrr! It’s kind of an oxymoron that these bare styles are offered to us at the coldest time of the year. Sure, you could just say “screw it, I’m wearing sleeves!” And truthfully, there are more dresses and tops with sleeves this year than I’ve seen in ages, but still…the majority of what feels stylish is pretty bare. And the truth is, short of wearing a wool, turtleneck sweater, most holiday clothes are still no match for the frigid temps. But I have good news!!! I’ve seen [..] read more

Gift Certificates-Give the Gift of Style

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” (Insert chorus singing!) It’s a time for all things bright, shining, magical…and GIFT CERTIFICATES! I’ve been offering holiday gift certificates since the birth of Elements of Image in 2004, and the holidays are the most popular time for giving gift certificates. So if you happen to be in the market for a gift certificate, you’re in the right place! And if you really want to receive a gift certificate for the holidays, you’re in the right place! A style gift certificate is the perfect gift for your wife, significant other, sister, or [..] read more

Why would you ever hire a personal stylist?

I can’t tell you the number of times potential clients have said to me, “I’m kind of embarrassed. I should be able to dress myself!” To that I say “why?” Creating a wardrobe is a SKILL. It’s not innate! It just happened to be a skill I was interested in at a very young age. Here are a few main reasons people hire a personal stylists and why my clients hire me: They’re busy, and they absolutely hate shopping! They’re tired of the time and mental energy it takes to figure out what to wear for work, and instead they [..] read more

How to Shop Your Closet for Fall 2019, Vogue Style!

If you read my fall trend report, it may seem like I’m encouraging you to go out and shop like mad. Nope! Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing thrills me more than helping you shop your closet. My top trend picks are just a guide of what you might pick up if you do need a little refresher. Today’s post is fashion magazine inspired. But wait before you click out of this tab! I saw the ad in Vogue and in a flash saw all kinds of real life “lessons” and ideas you can use to shop your [..] read more

How to Pick the Right Shoes

Have you ever been torn between two shoes, not sure which one is perfect with your outfit? Have you ever wondered what difference a shoe can really make when it comes to what it says about you? (You know…non-verbal communication.) The other day, my good friend Jen texted me a photo to ask me “which shoe”? She had the dress on (the exact one pictured) and a shoe on each foot. (Her shoes were very similar to these.) We’ve all done the “flamingo stance” to ask, “which shoe”, right? She said she was leaning toward the sleeker pump. I like [..] read more