How to Buy Basics You Won’t Be Bored With

Buying a fun pair of statement shoes is arguably way more fun than buying basics! But having a wardrobe full of “fun” clothes without any staples is more than likely going to end up you leaving you bored, because you’ll be stuck without the versatility having some great basics affords you. In my post 11 Wardrobe Basics You Won’t Want to Live Without, I listed off the pieces fairly generically. In today’s post, I’m giving tips to help you choose these basics that’ll feel absolutely perfect for your personal style. These clothes and accessories will stretch your wardrobe like crazy, and [..] read more

4 Essential Coats and Jackets for Spring

Now that we’re officially in spring (yay!!) I’m thinking about clearing my winter coats out of my coat closet and moving them out of site! This got me to thinking about spring coats. Be sure to check out my video to learn all about what you might need in your closet. Here are my choices that will expand your wardrobe and keep you warm and dry…and stylish! 4 Essential Spring Coats and Jackets Trench coat A classic trench coat can be dressed up for business or business casual or simply worn casually with jeans. I recommend a good twill in [..] read more

A Few of My (Really Old) Favorite Things

I can’t stand the word “timeless.” In my mind, it conjures up the thought of grandma cardigans and overly staid, boring, classic clothes. But really, timeless is just a word, and as I think about it, much of wardrobe is timeless (however, not boring!) I have had many items in my wardrobe upwards of 7 years! Earlier in the season, as I was swapping out my closets and before I started wearing much of my spring/summer wardrobe—I looked at some of the pieces and thought to myself… “Wow, these clothes are old!” and “I’m getting pretty bored with these things!” [..] read more

How Simple Summer Dresses Save Me

I’m pretty sure today is the hottest day of the year so far. Not a complaint by me by any means…I love hot weather! Even so, one of the ways I’ve been keeping cool and comfortable this summer is with simple summer dresses. I know it’s no secret that dresses are easy, just one piece to put on (plus accessories, of course.) The added bonus is that they also keep you cool. But what do I mean by “simple”? Simple styles are uncomplicated with few style lines. Especially for me, simple also means that the dress doesn’t bind my waist. And I’ll [..] read more

What to wear when you don’t know what to wear

I’m just going to go ahead and say it…I wear the same outfits A LOT. There’s been so much hype in the blogging world and concern from clients (before we get started,) about creating a brand new outfit (bloggers) or not worrying about others remembering outfits (clients.) But especially with our warm fall weather and being in a bit of a flux state with my weight (but losing, yay!) I feel absolutely fine about relying on my basics and repeating my favorite outfits fairly recently. As my good friend and fellow San Francisco Bay area image consultant, Elena Daciuk, always says: “It’s [..] read more