Keep or Toss? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Decide


I have a confession to make. I have not seen even one episode of ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’. But I’ve heard she recommends only keeping items that spark joy. When I recently posted a photo of myself on Instagram wearing an older pair of J Brand Houlihan cargo jeans, one of my followers commented that she was glad she kept hers. Which got me thinking. Joy aside, how do you choose which clothing items to keep and which ones to toss? As a Stylist, here are 5 questions I recommend asking yourself before you decide: 1. Is it in good shape? First and foremost, an item needs to be in good shape – free of any stains, tears or holes. If it’s not,…

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


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…

Video Quick Tip: Wardrobe


Want to build your wardrobe without wasting valuable time and money? Click below to watch my Video Quick Tip to learn 3 Ways to Grow Your Wardrobe Practically.  

How to Downsize Your Wardrobe Without Having to Downsize Your Space


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…

Work with a Designer to Make Your Outfit Dreams Come True

Dressing, Fashion Tips, Shopping Tips, Style, Wardrobe

Ever go shopping with an idea of what you’re looking for but can’t find it anywhere? Maybe you find the ideal top on one dress and bottom on another and wish you could magically fuse them together? Or perhaps you find the (nearly) perfect piece but wish it came in another fabric, colour or pattern? A girl can dream right? Well, find the right designer and your dream might just come true. Canada is home to a number of extremely talented Independent Fashion Designers who, for lack of exposure in mainstream malls, have their talents hidden from most of us. Yet all you have to do is browse through local boutiques to find that many of them stock their pieces….