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

How to Edit Your Closet

Recently when I asked what your most burning question around your wardrobe is, the most common answer I received revolved around how to edit your closet. Editing closets, including my own has become second nature to me, but before I actually started my image consulting career and training, it never occurred to me to go through my closet. I had a lot of clothes, many things I loved, but getting dressed was hard! And I didn’t mix and match as much as I could have if my closet were well edited and my wardrobe made sense. So today we go [..] read more

I Found a Hole!

I found a hole as I was editing or auditing my wardrobe, moving my winter clothes out and my spring things into my bedroom closet. But it wasn’t a hole in a piece of clothing. Rather I have a huge hole in my fall/winter shoe wardrobe! When I edit my closet, I take the old season’s clothes (in this case fall/winter) and put them into storage. Then I move the current (spring/summer) clothes into my working closet. I edit the items as they go out of closet A and the items coming into closet A. Essentially, I am analyzing my [..] read more

6 Things to Purge from your Wardrobe

As we start to approach spring (yay!) it can be a good time to start thinking about your wardrobe/closet. “Should it stay or should it go?” What clothing should you purge from your closet?? I actually edit my closet fairly continually. That way when I actually get to the point when I’m ready to pull the past season out completely and get ready to put the exciting new season, it’s a quicker, easier process. If you’d like to do these interim edits or even if you’d rather wait and purge all at once. Here are 6 guidelines for what to [..] read more

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

I rarely copy-cat other bloggers, but almost every blog I read has had a “Year in Review”, “Best/Worst of 2017” or “Top 10 Blog Posts” so I thought, for once, I’d jump on the bandwagon. I also know how busy everyone is and even though I read my daily blogs pretty religiously, I still miss (or forget about) some. #1 is the most popular blog post of 2017 (and possibly ever,) so I urge you to read all the way to the end. Enjoy!  #10 Styling a New Friend #9  Wine, Velvet and Florals, Oh My!  #8 The Biggest Fashion Trend of [..] read more