My Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Closet

Closet


Being a Stylist, I’ve been in quite a few closets. Some of them total disasters. Even the organized ones had wasted space, stuff all over the place and clothes getting ruined because of improper storage. (Mine included!) But over the years I’ve learned of numerous ways to maximize, organize and store. So whether your closet’s super small, you aren’t sure how to put things away or you’re just looking for ideas, here are 10 tips to to make the most of your space. Tip #1 Invest in the right hangers – they can make your life easier and be better for your clothes. Flocked hangers are great for tops that slide off easily; hangers with hooks are perfect for spaghetti straps and narrow hangers save space in…

3 Words That Will Change the Way You Shop and Keep You in Style

Shopping Tips


All you have to do is look at my Instagram page and you’ll know that something’s amiss.  Prior to Christmas day, my feed looked like this… After Christmas day, it was more like this… I’ve been wearing colour. And loving it. So what happened? Well, I’d been spending quite a bit of time in hot and sunny Palm Beach (very different to the cold, dreary winter back home in Toronto). While there, bored with the limited wardrobe I packed, I took myself shopping, and found myself inexplicably drawn to colour and pattern.  Was it the influence of my time in Palm Beach? Absolutely. Could it also be my wanting something new and different to wear? Definitely. And while it might seem…

My Simple ‘333 Approach’ to Looking Great in Photos

Photoshoot


I’ve always hated having my picture taken, which is why you rarely see my full face on Instagram. It takes the right lighting, hair, makeup, and about a million shots just to get one decent photo. Obviously I need help.   Enter Vika Vine – a talented Toronto photographer who specializes in social media and personal branding photography. Vika and I had a fabulous time working together and the photos look spectacular. What you don’t see in the photos though, is the thought and planning that went into the shoot.   Whenever you hire a photographer for brand photos, social media photos or even personal photos, you definitely need a plan. When I prep for a photo shoot for myself or my clients, I automatically go through…

5 Simple Steps to Looking Stylish and Put Together Without Layering

Dressing


Layering is an easy way to look super fab and on point. But in some parts of the world, Winter Is Coming!and many of us don’t want to wear multiple layers under our winter coats. So what do you do when you still want to look stylish and put together but don’t want to feel like the Michelin Man? You follow these 5 simple steps and know that it’s all about what you wear and how you wear it…   1. Start with the Right Base Pieces   When you choose your base pieces (your top and bottom, dress, etc.), make sure to choose cuts and styles that are flattering to your body shape and vertical proportions. If you don’t, your whole outfit might look off….

How Much Does a New Wardrobe REALLY Cost? 3 Things You Need to Consider

Wardrobe


I had great plans for my I’m-back-but-I-haven’t-REALLY-been-gone post, but a potential client asked me a question that I often get, so I thought I’d share my answer, with the hope that it might help you as well, and now this is the longest run-on sentence I’ve ever written.   THE QUESTION How Much Money Should I Set Aside for a New Wardrobe?   THE ANSWER It Depends (keep reading)   When you’re interested in revamping your closet or creating a whole new wardrobe, there are certain factors that determine how much money you should set aside (or save) to do so.   1. Where You Shop   Where you shop and how much you spend per piece will determine how far your dollar goes and consequently how much you’ll need…