3 Things to Consider When Purchasing Knee-High Boots

Shopping Tips


Here in Toronto, we recently got hit with a major arctic blast. Well, ok. It may have just snowed a little and got a bit cold. But it definitely had me pulling out all my boots. And maybe purchasing one (or two) more pairs. Just in case. If you too are on the hunt for another pair of boots and considering purchasing a knee-high style, here are 3 things to consider before you buy:   #1 Ensure that the top of the boot isn’t too close to your knee. It may hit and rub when you walk. It can also visually shorten the look of your legs. You want a knee-high boot to land just below the knee. #2  Zippers and stretch panels along the…

How to Know Which Pair of Jeans is Right for You

Body Shape


If I had a dollar for every time a client asked me how her butt looks in a pair of jeans… I swear I spend most of my time photographing their back sides to show them. The key to a great looking pair of jeans is a great looking behind. And the key to a great looking behind is having the right pockets. But how do you know which pockets are right for you? Here are 7 things to consider when purchasing your next pair of jeans so that you’re sure to be making the most of your assets…   #1 Under regular conditions, pockets should be centered on the butt cheek. If you’re not looking to make your butt look any wider or narrower than it…

Your Style Challenges Tackled! Day 6: What to Wear When You’re Not Your Ideal Weight

Shopping Tips


Our second last challenge comes from a lovely lady who struggles with what to wear when you’re not your ideal weight, other than tights (or leggings). The answer to this, or the way to tackle this challenge, is probably not what you think it might be. It’s this – dress for the body you have, not the one you had, and not the one you’re going to have. Let me explain…   Challenge 6: What to Wear When You’re Not Your Ideal Weight   As a Stylist, I work with a number of women who aren’t their ideal weight. Some are in the process of losing weight, some say they’d like to lose the weight, and some have accepted that this is…

Your Style Challenges Tackled! Day 1: Shortening a Shopping Trip

Shopping Tips


In case you missed it (or if you’re not on Instagram), last week I sent out a question in my Stories asking for everyone’s biggest Style Challenge.   So I’ve taken the first seven responses, and for the next seven days I’ll be tackling one challenge daily (in chronological order) (cuz it only seems fair).   Challenge 1: Shortening a Shopping Trip   Ok I get it. Not everyone likes to shop as much as I do. And even if they do, not everyone wants to spend unnecessary time doing it. So if you can, why not get in, buy your stuff, and get out. Leaving more time to do the things you love. If you’re looking to shorten your shopping trips, here’s what I recommend……

The Perfect Time is Now!

Wardrobe


The other day, one of the beautiful ladies I’m acquainted with on Instagram, Celia M., tagged me on her post. She wrote a lovely recommendation of my book (see below), which she’s using as a resource for assessing her wardrobe needs as she goes through a major transition in her life.  And what perfect timing. Here in Toronto, it’s Spring – the season of transition and change. If there was ever a time to review your wardrobe, it’s now. (Although as a Stylist, I’d say any day is the perfect day.) If you too are going through a transition or even if you’re not but would like to finally make a change to your wardrobe, here’s what I suggest: REASSESS In my…