Category: Personal Style

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 to Wear to All the Fall Events | Fall Outfit Formulas for Women Over 40

September 5th, 2022 by

I know you hipsters consider August 30 the (un)official start of fall, because that’s the day that Starbucks came out with the Pumpkin Spice Latte. But I don’t drink coffee. (Don’t unfollow me!). I’m a tea drinker. So I’m using the day after Labor Day, aka today. I’m traditional like that. I was so excited […]

Fall Trends You Already Own

August 29th, 2022 by

You know how I like to say that trends look different every time they come around? Well, that’s true. Except when it’s not. Let me explain. This season, in addition to the usual fall frivolity, there are a lot of classics and timeless pieces dressing up as trends, but they’re not fooling anybody. A button-down […]

Polished vs Natural: What’s Your Aesthetic

August 8th, 2022 by

One of the things that hopefully we learn as we get older is that there is no point trying to be something that we’re not. We have earned the right, especially after 40, to let our style be a true outward expression of who we are and not a mask that makes us look like […]

10 Style Secrets Every Woman Should Know

July 18th, 2022 by

I’ve been in the fashion industry my entire career, working directly with clients for about 15 years, and some things never change. Most women, no matter their age, size, or budget, share similar struggles when it comes to style. And while I can’t claim that these secrets hold the answers to all of your style […]

Summer Trends That Age You

June 30th, 2022 by

You know how I have said that classic style can age you and trendy clothes are the way to go? Well, I totally stand behind that. Except when I don’t. Here’s the thing. Wearing head-to-toe conservative classic clothes can definitely be aging, while modern classics are always going to be chic. Not all classics are […]

My MOST Controversial Opinions About Style

May 2nd, 2022 by

Don’t hate me because I’m opinionated. I mean, it’s kind of why I do what I do. If I didn’t have strong feelings about things like shoes and lipstick, I probably shouldn’t be a stylist. And this would be a very short post. Fortunately for you, I have opinions about allll the things. Usually, I […]

How To Pick Prints Over 40

April 21st, 2022 by

Sometimes I feel like my job as your personal stylist and fashion friend is kind of like the role of that mom who breaks up the teen parties. She means well, but she’s not a lot of fun. How many times have you seen a printed item shared in the Facebook group only to hear […]

How To Quickly Build A Spring Capsule Over 40

April 18th, 2022 by

I’ve built hundreds of capsule wardrobes for hundreds of different women in my 15 years as a personal stylist. I love the challenge and the creativity of finding the perfect pieces to reflect a client’s unique lifestyle and personal style, and ensuring they all work together to create a versatile wardrobe. For the right client, […]

Pretty Spring Jewelry & Beauty Trends

March 28th, 2022 by

My mom is going to love this topic. Growing up, once I reached makeup age, my mom always reminded us to wear blush and earrings. Those were her parting words as we were headed out the door. She felt like an outfit was incomplete without both of these finishing touches. 40 years later, I totally […]