We are so spoiled with modern day conveniences. From online shopping to Amazon Prime to clothing handpicked just for us and delivered to our front door, we have endless options! Yet these options can become overwhelming.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about subscription services like Stitch Fix and what I recommend as a stylist. Because every person’s situation is different, not every type of service will be the right fit for everyone. Below is a comprehensive list of advantages and disadvantages to every type of personal styling service, from working in-person with a Nordstrom stylist to hiring a virtual consultant. Read More
If you’re like me, I start getting bored with my wardrobe towards the end of the season. It’s the end of July, and I’m pretty sure everyone in Denver has seen me wear pretty much every summer outfit I own. What are some things you and I can do to switch things up and keep it fresh?
Here are five ideas for improving your professional image and personal style when you feel stuck in a rut... Read More
I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’m rolling out some big upgrades in the way I service YOU, my client! These changes include processes that will benefit you long-term, keep us both organized as we work together, and make your life SO much easier when you approach your wardrobe and style. I’ve created materials for our sessions that summarize your goals, schedule, and overall vision as we tackle your wardrobe.
You’ll receive updated style memos that detail what we discussed in each session, the brands that work well for you, sizing details, body type information, and folders of images to reference during and following our time together.
I'm excited to wrap even MORE value into my services, and I've been working hard behind the scenes to develop materials I know you’ll love.
Here’s what’s included in each session... Read More
The first time I noticed the wrinkle was in a selfie. I was home for a long weekend in March to see family and snapped a picture while at dinner with both sisters. It was the first time the three of us were together in almost two years.
“Wait what is that!? What’s wrong with my face??” We snapped several more, but I couldn’t disguise my newfound flaw.
This was a month or so before I called the dermatologist to schedule an appointment for a bump on my leg. It had been bugging me for a long time, and with a tropical vacation coming up in just a few weeks, I was tired of looking at it.
This vacation was the big push Nick and I needed to start working out. We began going to the gym three days a week, and I noticed results for the first time almost two months later while shopping for my birthday. I was trying on styles I normally didn’t feel good in and was surprised at the outcome. I went home excited! It really was working... Read More
Do you put your worth in what you look like?
I know I do. I have for years.
I’m reminded of it when I go to the mall, gazing up sheepishly at the giant posters of beautiful women. I wander inside a store, unconscious of the desire the image has sparked inside my heart. I want to look beautiful…to captivate an audience.
I try on clothing in the dressing room and begin to feel anxiety when I don’t measure up.
I stand in line at Victoria’s Secret and wonder if it’s possible to actually have a body with such perfect proportions.
The women look so happy, so fulfilled. Their radiance speaks of the worth they must feel. The value behind their beautiful face.
All of a sudden, the comparison game has started. And it really has nothing to do with clothing. Read More
Ever feel like your hips completely overwhelm your figure in skinny jeans? Like your bottom half just DOUBLED in size? Ever wonder how everyone seems to pull off skinny jeans when you feel they don’t flatter you at all?
In this article, I'll share some tips on how to dress your body type in skinny jeans, no matter your shape or your age (the following celebrity examples cover a range of ages!). With skinnies appearing in more textures, prints, colors, and styles than ever, you don't have to miss out on this pant style for work or play. Read More
This week I went shopping for jeans (for myself).
I haven’t bought denim in a couple years and was due for a year-round pair I could wear with flats or tuck into boots. I thought I’d find what I needed at The Limited, where pants have worked well for me in the past.
I tried on a couple pairs, but found the styles at The Limited more jegging than jean, and I needed something more sturdy.
I moved on to Macy’s and tried on just about every affordable pair I could get my hands on. Lucky, Levi’s, Bar III, Free People, and Maison Jules to name a few, without any luck.
I began to think I wasn’t going to find denim today. I was looking at myself different in the mirror… Read More
Whenever I introduce myself as a wardrobe consultant, I always get the same follow-up question. “Sssoooo, what exactly does that mean?” I’ve come to expect it every time I talk about my business, and I’ve gotten rather good at a response. “A wardrobe consultant provides closet cleanings and shopping sessions. I find flattering clothing for a client based on her body type and personality. I also shop for women who hate shopping.”
Most people have never heard of this before. And I don’t blame them. I didn’t know personal styling existed until I met a personal shopper while working retail in college. I couldn’t believe someone could shop for a living! Read More
Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly where each item of clothing hangs in your closet?
To rid yourself of clutter and eliminate last-minute burrowing?
Whether it’s a beginning-of-the-year project, spring cleaning endeavor, or spontaneous urge to organize, giving thought to your functional wardrobe can make all the difference in the time you spend getting ready every morning. Read More
“This isn't something you expect to hear from a stylist, is it?
You should see the reaction I get when I tell people what I do for a living. Their expression often changes to one of insecurity. They look down…they make excuses for what they’re wearing.
I’ve realized this is the #1 reason I’ve avoided talking about my business in the past. It’s like people expect I’ll think less of them if they’re dressed casually. Read More