Thursday, March 26, 2020

VIRTUAL STYLE SESSIONS

During this strange time of practicing social distancing, I am not offering in-person styling services.  But maybe you've taken advantage of this time at home by doing some closet editing and organizing, and if so, you probably have some questions.  We can still work together via a VIRTUAL STYLE SESSION!  


Before our virtual meeting, I will be in touch via e-mail or phone to discuss your goals.  I will ask you to create a list of your most pressing style questions, for example:
  • Are these pants worth altering, or should I donate/consign them?
  • I love this shirt, but can you help me use it to create a few outfits?
  • Which styles of jeans work best for my figure
  • Here are some pictures from fashion magazines of outfits I love.  Can you suggest some pieces to help me re-create the looks?

During the style session, we will take a virtual look through your closet and answer all of your burning fashion questions.  

And don't forget that I also offer personal shopping services (I'll shop online for you and deliver the goodies right to your door!), as well as Custom Pinterest Boards.  

Does any of this sound like fun?  Let's connect!  

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.  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

BUT FIRST: WHY I TAKE A SELFIE


Love 'em or hate 'em, it looks like selfies aren't going anywhere anytime soon.  Sure, they're a little overdone on social media, but as a stylist, an #OOTD (outfit of the day) picture is a really valuable tool!

I take selfies and post them on Instagram to show my followers what I'm wearing, in hopes that they can take some of my ideas and apply them to their own wardrobes. (And, ok, maybe in hopes that someone will say I'm cute.  If you think I'm cute, you should feel free to say so in the comments below;)


When I work with clients on a Wardrobe Revival or shopping for new looks, I always take pictures of the outfits we put together.  Of course, the main reason for this is so that they can remember all of the combinations we made, making it faster and easier to recreate those looks on busy mornings.  A picture also often helps clients see how they look in an outfit from an outsider's perspective.  I'll sometimes take a picture of 2 different ways of styling a piece of clothing so that they can choose a favorite.  Other times I use pictures to prove a point.  (See how tucking that shirt in just showed the world you actually have a killer bod??)

Here's the thing:  I don't live with my clients.  So, what happens when I leave?  Hopefully, they don't just keep wearing the same outfits over and over again.  I try to give my clients the tools to create fresh, new combinations so that they're making the most of their wardrobes.   And I always tell them that when they create a look that they really love, they should take a selfie!  Not to post on social media (necessarily), but to add to the pictures that I took and have something to reference when they have to rush out the door to that early morning meeting.


Stylist tip:  Spend 30 minutes on Sunday night trying out different combinations in your closet.  Don't worry about the misses...you're the only one who will see them.  But if you get a hit, snap a picture of it.  You'll be surprised at how many new outfits you'll find, without even going in a store!


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, June 20, 2017

SUMMER BLACK IS COOL

Summer is here, and with it the notion that the color white rules (and cools) all.  But as I've been sifting through my closet in the mornings (and sifting through my recent Instagram feed), it has dawned on me that I really have a lot of summer black.  It's such an easy go-to color -- slimming, sophisticated, easy to pair with other colors, and, to boot, it hides perspiration stains far better than white.  I wanted to make the case for wearing black all summer long, since that's what I'll be doing, so some quick internet "research" revealed that black clothing may actually keep you cooler in the heat of summer than white.  WHAT!??!  I don't believe everything I read, but this explanation certainly helps me with my blog post, so...

Now before you go pulling out your black leather pants (ahem...Ross Geller), let's discuss fabrics and fit.  If you're going to subscribe to my "let's wear lots of black in the sweltering heat" plan, you want to wear lightweight fabrics like cotton, linen, and rayon that will breathe and not stick to you all day.  

People Tree Organic Cotton Rebecca Dress

Athleta Linen Pant

Eileen Fisher Jersey Tank

Tahari ASL Sleevless Jumpsuit

And I definitely prefer drapey and floaty silhouettes over form-fitting shapes in the summer.  This is a personal preference, of course, but I want any breeze to find its way around and through me, so I tend to leave plenty of space for it.  

Please don't confuse drapey and floaty with frumpy and unflattering, though!  You should still pay attention to proportions and accessories to avoid looking like a potato sack.

I'm sure I haven't convinced everyone to add more black to their summer wardrobes, so just for kicks, here are some pretty white things to peruse.
Everlane Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress

Raquel Allegra Ribbon Placket Dress

Fashionable Shegaw Scarf

Reformation Mid Crop Flare

Are you on Team Black or Team White?  If I'm honest, I'm loyal to both!


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!