3 Things That’ll Make You Love Shopping Again

Shopping Tips


I have this uncanny knack for turning self-proclaimed shopping haters into shopping fanatics. Typically in under 4 hours. How? Brainwashing. OK, well, no. Not really. Simply by taking away their frustration, uncertainty and confusion. You see, most of the women that hate shopping and come to me for help, typically do so because they have no clue what they’re doing. And I don’t mean that in a derogatory way. They literally say to me, “I have no clue what I’m doing.” They don’t know what to buy, what looks good on them, what suits their shape, or how to put things together. So they end up walking into stores and either buy the same old things, or get so overwhelmed…

How to Navigate Venus Retrograde and Your Style

Style


I’m no astrologer, but I follow it regularly. While I may not completely understand everything that goes on astrologically, I get the gist of things and plan accordingly. Apparently Venus went retrograde on March 4th and there’s a whole slew of do’s and don’ts that accompanies it. What they are depends on who you listen to or what you read (and I listen to way too many). As a Stylist though, the two don’ts that really stand out are…   Don’t buy any luxury items – you might regret the purchase. (Sorry Chanel. You’ll have to wait.)   Don’t try any new styles – they won’t be lasting. (Maybe someone should’ve warned Katy?)   The no-luxury item thing I can…

When it Comes to Your Personal Style, Screw Perfection

Style


Is it just me or does a new year seem to bring with it a ton of pressure? Resolutions, goals, diets, exercise and (worst of all) dry January. All of a sudden perfectly happy people are holding themselves to unrealistic standards that, if not met, leave them feeling worse than before. So this January, why not resolve to skip the declarations, disregard the lofty ambitions, and when it comes to your style, screw perfection.   As a Stylist I meet many women who get so caught up with the idea of perfection that if they feel they can’t achieve it, they give up altogether. They have looks they’d like to attempt and styles they’d love to try, but the mere…

How to Downsize Your Wardrobe Without Having to Downsize Your Space

Wardrobe


My condo is tiny. As in itty-bitty. 636 square feet split between my two kids, my dog and myself. But as a single mom on a budget, with limited options in my kids’ school district, I make it work. The result of living in such tight quarters is that I have to be pretty ruthless. If we don’t use it, need it or love it, it’s out. The other thing that’s come out of living in a small space is that I’ve inadvertently created a capsule-ish wardrobe. And it’s one of the best things I’ve ever (inadvertently) done.   Boutique owner Susie Faux coined the term “capsule wardrobe” in the 70’s. It broadly refers to a small collection of clothes…