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The lovely Lisette from JetSetLisette told me about the clothing app Cladwell (check your app store) and I've been suggesting it to clients. I'm not an early adopter, which means I'm no expert at the app and I'm still baffled by some of the features (I'm also lousy...read more
I'm a big believer in alterations. Being short, I always have to take up hems and I've had pieces mended. I bought a retro 60's lime green and hot pink suit that was a size too big (thrift store) and had it altered to fit and I've had the lining replaced on expensive...read more
I love listening to podcasts while wandering around the park with the dog, or driving to clients' homes and recently I had the honor and privilege of being interviewed by Erika Parker Price on the podcast Ready Pause Go. Here's what Erika says about her podcast:...read more
"I wear your granddad's clothes I look incredible I'm in this big a** coat From that thrift shop down the road." Musician Macklemore (from Kent, WA, the state I live in) said it all - you can look incredible in thrift store clothes. Here's some tips to help: Wear...read more
What I think of Marie Kondo. I love her. What's not to love? She's adorable, quirky, spiritual, effective and is sparking joy worldwide. Ever since Netflix created a show around her, she's had a resurgence of popularity, even more so than then her book The Magic of...read more
There's a common expression that we only wear 20% of our closet 80% of the time. The 80/20 rule was named after an Italian man called Vilfredo Pareto, who created it based on 1896 Italian landownership, but it can be applied to almost anything. I have a client who...read more
Set your wardrobe up for success. What do I mean by this? Curate a wardrobe of clothes that you love, that flatter you, fit you, make you feel great and are easy to mix and match. Have enough that you can do laundry on your schedule, not in a rush because your only...read more
Do you have a decent head shot? I know I usually write about inner and outer style for the whole person, but this is one thing all women should have. Whether a dating site, LinkedIn, your FB profile, Instagram, Pinterest or any other digital use, a simple but...read more
Quick math you should consider when you're about to purchase something. Cost per wear. Divide the cost by the amount of times you plan on wearing the item. This also helps with impulse purchases and when you are wavering over an expensive piece that you love. For...read more
What's the big deal about visual interest? There is nothing wrong with monochrome if that's your thing. I also know women who like capsule wardrobes made up of three neutral colors, but in general, our eyes like to look at visually interesting things, that's how...read more
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