Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - SHOP RVA

Dress: Verdalina
Rings: Carrera's Jewelers
Bracelets: Brittanny Chanel Jewelry

Have I mentioned that I enjoy shopping?  I love shopping for clients, for myself, for my kids, for things I need, things I don't need.  Oh, and I do love a sale.  Patting myself on the back over here thinking of all the money I've "saved" over the years.  That's a whole lotta savings!  I get particularly excited about shopping during the holidays.  In addition to the nostalgia, I love having an excuse to try out new shops, new makers, and new products all in the name of giving!


You all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and you've probably heard whisperings of what is an increasingly popular date in between the two...Small Business Saturday.  (It's THIS weekend, 11/26!)  Started in 2010 by American Express to show support for small businesses that play an important role in the economy, Small Business Saturday is quickly gaining recognition!  Fundera, an organization whose mission is to get small business owners the capital they need to grow, has written a great blog post about Small Business Saturday, what it means to the economy, and why small businesses should participate.  Take a look!

Jacket: Nellie George

As a personal shopper, I support and shop with a lot of small businesses near and far, but this week, I am taking the opportunity to recognize some Richmond businesses--mostly fashion-related--that I've frequented during my time as a Richmonder.  Last week, I met up with Sandy Jones from Sass and Frass Photography for a quick photo shoot.  I decided to make the shoot Small Business Saturday-friendly by incorporating as many local pieces as possible into just a couple of outfits.

Shoes: Clementine

Wrap: Rosewood Clothing Co.
Boots: Eurotrash



Necklace: Liberatus Jewelry

Necklace: Fabrik (Carytown)

Vest: Sweetest Stitch
Necklace: Firefly Lane Boutique
(All photography by Sandy Jones of Sass and Frass Photography)

Again, I only had a couple of outfit changes, so I couldn't fit all of my favorites in this shoot.  If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you won't be surprised at all by the following list of other favorite local shopping spots.  Click through, why don'tcha, and go ahead and figure out which ones you'll hit this weekend!


One final small business I want to shout about is The Real Life Beauty, a local salon where you can get your hairs did, get your wax on, and put your face on.  Owner, Emily Hudspeth Greenwald, is a beauty genius and will have you looking perfect for a special occasion or for everyday!  Take a look at her special "Beauty School Drop In" package...a holiday gift any girlfriend would be thrilled to receive.  And it would pair perfectly with a gift certificate for a Wardrobe Revival;)  Start hinting to husbands, boyfriends, parents, friends, grandparents... immediately!

After you finish all of your local shopping on Small Business Saturday, take a peek at my Instagram.  I might have a little somethin' somethin' for you, too!


As a personal stylist and personal shopper in Richmond, VA, I strive to make wardrobe choices clear and easy for women who are short on time, overwhelmed by their closets, or transitioning from one period of life to another.  Let's connect!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ALLONS-Y! A CUSTOM TEE


Quotes, quotes everywhere.  Instagram feeds full of inspirational advice, coffee mugs proclaiming their contents make everything better, and bumper stickers requesting that you honk for most anything except warning someone of a potential accident.  But a huge trend, as you likely know, is to wear your thoughts.  I generally steer clear of "quote shirts," because it's not often that I find a quote that really resonates with me on the racks (with this exception).  But if I get to pick my own quote, well that's another story altogether.

Uberprints is a custom t-shirt company that offers tanks, tees, and hoodies for kids, adults, and dogs alike (seriously).  I'm no artist, so when they offered to send me a custom shirt, I didn't even know where to begin.  I know it's not rocket science, but I wanted it to be good!  They do make it easy, offering lots of brands and styles, over 50 fonts, and lots of templates to help you get started.  I, however, decided to enlist my super-talented sister-in-law, Daniela from Aesthetic Oiseau, to help me create my own graphic.  Here's what we came up with:


Allons-y!  Let's go!  No, it's not a Dr. Who reference.  It's just something I say a lot.  I say it when I'm trying to get the kids out of the house in the mornings; I say it when I have a good idea and am ready to get going with it; I say it when I'm trying to prove that I was, in fact, a French major in college.  (That's really all I remember how to say.)


Come on and be a big ol' geek with me!

The shirt came quickly, it fits perfectly, and it's really comfy.  I have honestly never thought to order just one t-shirt from a company like this.  I mostly think of them for corporate events or team uniforms--but now I know better!  I can participate in the "wear your thoughts" trend without settling for someone else's thoughts.  I seriously love it!



What would your custom t-shirt say?

(P.S. - The "Good Vibes Only" print is available via Etsy here.)


As a personal stylist and personal shopper in Richmond, VA, I strive to make wardrobe choices clear and easy for women who are short on time, overwhelmed by their closets, or transitioning from one period of life to another.  Let's connect!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FALL FASHION FROLIC

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you, but it's November.  Halloween is behind us, and you know what comes next.  I know how you can make a significant dent in your holiday shopping THIS WEEK!  And, to boot, you will be supporting a great cause, getting great discounts...and there will be wine!  "How," you ask?


Join me at The Shops at 5807 on Thursday evening for this drop-in event!!  I'll help you pick out some great clothes and accessories for yourself and/or gifts for others.  There will be a 20% discount on every purchase, and I am raffling off a 2-hour closet edit.  Raffle proceeds and "price of admission" clothing donations will benefit Dress for Success - Central VA.  If you don't already know about this amazing organization, please take a look at their website

I was in the store last week, checking out all of the newest goodies, and there's so much to see. 

You know the place.

I didn't want to leave this vest behind...but I did, so you can come grab it!



The prettiest way to stay warm...a cashmere scarf

Ooooh, you could spell out "PEACE" on your mantel!


Skulls aren't just for Halloween!

Shifting gears from "spooky" to "Santa"
That's just the tip of the iceberg.  If you live in Richmond, give me one good reason you would miss this event!  I dare you.


As a personal stylist in Richmond, VA, I strive to make wardrobe choices clear and easy for women who are short on time, overwhelmed by their closets, or transitioning from one period of life to another.  Let's connect!