The Must-Have Shoe of the Summer

Style


Every season there’s a shoe. Sometimes two. Maybe more. They’re known as the shoe(s) of the season. For the last couple of years, I haven’t gotten all that excited about the latest and greatest. Everything felt same ol’ same o’l to me. Nothing really turned me on. Until I stumbled upon these beauties… Valentino’s Poppy Embroidery Platform Sandal (be still my beating heart) Instantly I fell in love with the red poppies on black velvet. But what really excited me was that I had nothing like them in my closet. I haven’t worn a solid platform in years. Yet here’s the thing – platforms have been making a resurgence. For a while now. And the best part? Not only are they easier to walk in than regular heels, they provide the vertically challenged a bit more height. (I’ll…

Launch Day is Here!

eCourse


When I first started styling women, I realized very quickly that no matter what their location, lifestyle, body shape or budget, when it came to their style and putting outfits together, they all had the same problems, concerns and struggles.  I also saw with my own two eyes, what happened when a woman was given the tools and knowledge to transform her style and learn how to look her very best– becoming that much more confident and stylish, making heads turn wherever she went. It was then that I decided to create a program to help women do just this. One that they could complete at their leisure, from the comfort of their own home. After years of work, the day has finally arrived. I’m so very excited to officially announce and welcome you to… The Six Week Style Transformation:…

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…

3 Simple Steps to a Fabulous Outfit

Dressing


The other day I went to visit a client who was struggling to put outfits together. She had all the right pieces in her wardrobe and knew exactly how to combine and style her outfits, but when it came to putting it all together, the overwhelm kicked in and her confidence diminished.  So what do you do when the thought of putting outfits together becomes so overwhelming you forget everything you’ve learned? You break it down into a step by step process that’s so easy to follow, you forget you were ever stumped in the first place. Step 1: ChooseYour Base Start creating your outfit by choosing your base pieces. Not your undergarments (those you pick to suit your base), but…

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

Wardrobe


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,…