The Magic of the Dress

What if there were one item of clothing you could put on that could make you look sleek, chic and pulled together, in one fell swoop?  There is – the dress!  I love dresses and have for some time.  In fact, I often favor them over skirts even though they’re not quite as versatile.  And for good reason – dresses …

Forget Age-Appropriate – think Style Savvy!

Recently when talking to a few clients, I was told multiple times how they did NOT want to look age appropriate, as if it were something horrible.  It took me a few moments to really get what they meant.  And then it hit me.  They equate age-appropriate with being matronly.  And matronly was one thing they DID not want to look. …

The Power of the Third Layer (or How to Master Upscale Casual)

One issue I see so many clients dealing with is bridging the gap between looking professional and looking casual. Often, after coming home from work, working from home, or spending time around the house, they slip into sloppy sweat pants and a nondescript tee shirt that is devoid of shape.  Their style is nonexistent and they feel frumpy.  Just hope no …

Do Your Clothes Match Your Personality?

Have you ever put something on and realized, ‘Hey, this really isn’t me!”, or stared into the mirror at your reflection, only to wonder who that is staring back at you? If so, you’re not alone.  Thousands of women struggle everyday in their quest to determine what their style is and how to dress for it.  Sadly, rarely do they …

What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Next

Spring is practically here – are you ready to ditch your drab winter clothes and sport some color?  Color abounds this season, with shades of blue, green, pink and orange everywhere.  But what to wear?  It can be downright confusing to walk into a boutique and be inundated with gorgeousness of all kinds.  Before you get struck like a deer …

The Secret Power of Accessories

Accessories are the fun part of your wardrobe and the icing on the cake.  They’re where you really get to have fun with a look and inject a bit of your own personality into the mix.  But more than just a fun way to highlight your look, accessories are IMPORTANT.  They provide the finishing touch to an outfit. Much like …

The Super Stars Your Wardrobe Needs Now!

Every season there are a handful of pieces that you come to rely on.  They’re your go-to items, pieces that can simply make anything they’re paired with more amazing.  They’re like trusted friends in your wardrobe, and you know you can count on them time after time. If you’re not careful, you could begin relying on the same ol’, same …

How to Wear a Belt (and how to know when NOT to)

Wearing belts used to be so simple.  Just pull on your pants and thread your belt through the loops.  Voila!  Your belt matched your shoes (and your purse) and your only quandry was black vs. brown or silver buckle vs. gold buckle. Today belts come in as many sizes, shapes and colors as you can imagine, and there are virtually …

Beautiful YOU!

After working with women intimately over the years, I’ve discovered it’s their self-image that holds them back and keeps them from seeing themselves as beautiful. In our culture, it isn’t common for women to see themselves as beautiful or even accept that they are attractive, in many cases.  Women somehow feel that they can’t accept a compliment and they brush it off …

Color Crush: How to Wear Blush

Sometimes a girl gets a crush and it’s a beautiful thing!  The crush I’m talking about is a color crush!  And it’s making me blush! Blush is one of the hot colors of the year, no matter what name it goes by.  Pale Dogwood and Hazelnut are both shades of blush that are on Pantone’s top ten colors of the …

How to Wear Color

This spring color abounds but it’s presented in a fun and fresh approach that is attention getting for all the right reasons.  And what better time?  With the political climate being a bit volatile, we all need a little ‘happy’ in our lives, and color is a wonderful way to add just that.  Plus, it’s a great way to liven up …

It’s Time for a Style Revolution!

Fashion and style have always been a mirror to what’s going on in the world, and this year is one that will stand out for many reasons.  With all the changes that have come this year, women are feeling pulled to change themselves. At the same time, the messages we’re getting in the media, in stores and from the fashion …

Thirteen Things You Need to Know Before Getting Dressed

Getting dressed used to be a piece of cake.  I mean, get up, go to your closet, choose an ‘outfit’ and be done with it, right? But in today’s world things have gotten far more complicated.  At least it seems that way for most women I know over the age of 30.  Everyone and their sister claim to be a …