When to Start Transitioning to a Maternity Wardrobe (and the Story of My 1st Trimester!)

The night I found out I was pregnant was the same night I dressed up as Sandra Dee for a friend’s Halloween party. I had absolutely no suspicion except for some tenderness in my chest I’d felt for several days in a row the week prior. When we got home from the party, Nick crashed on the bed and I grabbed a pregnancy test. What? Positive, really?? I wasn’t sure what to think. It was after midnight and I was preoccupied with thoughts of work while in the middle of a big launch for my online style course. I laid awake for a few minutes in bed but soon fell asleep.

The next day it started to sink in…

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How to Find the Right Length in an Ankle Pant

Many of my Style Shop Denver clients are intimidated by the ankle pant trend because it reminds them of their high water pants from years past, and they’d rather be caught DEAD than try to pull off that look again if it’s totally not a thing. I’ve worked with MORE clients to transition from bootcut slacks to ankle pants for work, and many denim styles are now available in an ankle length only. So what’s the big fuss?? Ankle pants are flattering, functional, AND easier to find in the stores than ever, and it’s important to understand how to pick out the right length in an ankle pant without confusing the length with a capri pant OR full-length pant. Watch the video below to learn how to measure to find the right length in an ankle pant, including the shortest length I recommend AND the longest length I recommend in an ankle style!

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How to Flatter Your Figure Using a Front-Tuck

One of the BIGGEST misconceptions my personal styling clients believe about their body is they need to hide areas they don't love with oversized clothing. For many women, this includes the tummy area, and I've been overjoyed to watch client after client learn how to accentuate their waistline in a flattering way no MATTER their body type (or whether they have a tummy!). I created a video with FOUR ways to accentuate the waistline, beginning with the popular front-tuck so YOU can utilize this powerful tool in flattering your figure. Below the video, you’ll find a transcript with a number by each section so you can easily navigate to the part of the video you want to refer back to.

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Four Holiday Styles You Can Wear All Winter Long

It happens every year. The rich holiday colors, luxurious fabrics, gowns covered in sequined embellishment, and sparkling separates hit the stores in all their glory. It couldn’t be more tempting to pick up another big, cozy red sweater, sparkling cocktail dress, or velveteen sheath as you daydream about the stunning entrance you’ll make to your company holiday party or downtown outing with friends.

Then you realize your holiday party lineup consists more of ugly sweater parties, business casual functions, and intimate family get-togethers. Perhaps it doesn’t actually make sense to buy that gorgeous cocktail dress for just one party, so what should you look for instead?

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Six Ways to Style a Vest

It’s that time of year when layering is a necessity, and for the longest time, I thought vests were so impractical. Why would someone layer with a vest when it only covered half of their upper body? 

Now after 6+ years living in Denver as a personal stylist, I’m a firm believer in a stylish OR functional vest as go-to’s in the fall and winter months. I picked up my first puffer vest this past spring, and though it still feels rather sporty for my personal style, it’s an option I love styling.

In this article, I’m sharing 6 ways to style a vest. You’ll find both my olive green cargo vest and navy puffer vest included in the examples below…

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