Category: Closet & Capsules

How to Dress Down Over 40

May 25th, 2023 by

It’s the in-between clothes that get us, every single time. Most of us can pull off the occasional dressy look, and we’ve nailed our corporate or business casual looks for work. We also have no problem with workout clothes or cleaning the house/puttering in the garden clothes. But what about everything else? All of the […]

Elevated Everyday Essentials Over 40

May 15th, 2023 by

I talk about modern classics all of the time, and many of these appear on my Essentials Over 40 Wardrobe Guide, and as much as I love the ease and go-to versatility of these pieces, sometimes, I want something a little different. A little special. But when do clothes become so special that they lose […]

Dress Codes For Your Everyday Life

January 9th, 2023 by

When I was in high school, I was obsessed with a book called Life Is A Movie Starring You. The author, a teen herself, talked about how to make the most of your life through style, art, and creativity. It was so inspiring. We are still and always will be the stars of our own […]

Real Life Closet Edit Over 40

January 2nd, 2023 by

The media wants us to believe that every woman has a closet the size of a gymnasium filled with designer clothes, artfully displayed like a museum collection. For most of us, however, our real-life closets reflect our real lives and this includes dealing with limited closet space in smaller or older homes (like mine! we […]

10-item Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe | Winter Wardrobe Essentials | Outfit Ideas

December 22nd, 2022 by

I kind of consider myself a late bloomer in many areas. I didn’t have my “growth spurt” until college, when I shot up a quarter inch to a towering 5’21/4″. I didn’t have my first real boyfriend until after college. And I didn’t learn to fall in love with basic pieces, like cashmere sweaters and […]

What To Do With Mediocre Clothes | Clothes You Don’t Love, Wear, or Want

December 19th, 2022 by

“When you know, you know. You know like you know about a good melon.” I’m paraphrasing, but that famous line from “When Harry Met Sally” also applies to clothes. Sometimes, you just know that you know that you LOVE something and it loves you right back. And sometimes you know the opposite. You know when […]

A Week’s Worth Of Fall Outfits

December 5th, 2022 by

You know how I always tell you should plan your outfits at the beginning of every week, or at the very least the night before, and what a game-changer it is? Well, I actually do that. I don’t share any strategies that I don’t use myself, and that haven’t worked for the women in my […]

The Shortcut to Great Style

December 1st, 2022 by

There are two types of people. Those that love clothes for their own sake, and those that just want to get dressed, but want to do it stylishly and effortlessly and comfortably. This approach is for those people, but there are takeaways here for the clotheshorses and fashion fiends like myself. Here’s the formula, and […]

What I Wore In A Week | Outfit Planning | Outfit Formulas

October 17th, 2022 by

Ah, it’s fall-ish. Here in Florida, that means 70-ish degrees with a slight breeze when we’re lucky, and summertime temps when we’re not. Either way, we forge ahead with our unique brand of fall fashion. Florida fall means fall colors without the fall fabrics. nada manley Early fall is definitely a transitional time, with a […]

HUGE Fall Capsule Wardrobe Haul For A Client

October 13th, 2022 by

40 PIECES | 675 OUTFITS I love shopping for other people. That’s one of the things that I love the most about being a personal stylist. There is something so rewarding about being able to step into another woman’s shoes and life for a bit and curate a wardrobe for her that will fit that […]