A: I try to keep things classic, but I love to add a trendy and often quirky vibe in the mix.
A: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.
Q: What is the worst style advice you’ve ever received?
A: There is one sales associate at a local store who consistently gives me terrible advice in order to sell me something…anything. I believe he is the exception, but knowledge of what suits my body and lifestyle protects me from salespeople with dollar signs in their eyes.
Q: What are your favorite items in your wardrobe?
A: Dark skinny jeans, black wool blazer, yellow silk and cashmere scarf, bright red, suede, t-strap pumps.
Q: Is there an outfit that you regret having worn?
A: The outfit I wore for my 6th grade school pictures was an abomination. I blame my mother. More recently, I donned a sequin tee, my favorite red pumps and a lovely faux fur jacket out to dinner with friends. Little did I know that the chosen restaurant was a dump in the local shopping center. The food was amazing, but this is one time where, perhaps, it wasn’t better to be overdressed. (I did look cute, though!)
Q: What do you consider to be the best part of your figure?
A: My legs.
Q: Which part of your figure is your least favorite?
A: I don’t have a defined waist, which makes lots of looks hard to pull off…and lots of pants hard to fit.
Q: What do you do when you’re not styling?
A: All sorts of fun stuff! I have 2 sweet, active children who keep me busy. I love riding scooters with them (I have an adult-size scooter…so fun!) and watching their school performances. Because I'm in denial of their growth, I serve on the Board of Directors at the preschool they attended. Wednesday nights are spent helping out with the kids’ church choir and Orff instrument practices. (Do you know about Orff? Look it up…it’s awesome!) Many Thursday nights are spent with my book club, which is a complete delight for me. My husband and I love to go out to eat, and with so many fantastic new restaurants popping up all over Richmond, we're never short on places to try! Life is good.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
A: I’m in love with the idea that fashion, like art and music, is a cultural artifact. Years from now, people will include the way we dress in statements about “life in the 2010’s”. Experimenting with personal style is exciting for me. I understand that not everyone is as enthusiastic about this art form as I am. But, when we partner together, I will share my excitement with you. I will always tell you what I think. I will give you my best so that you can be your best. Re-discovering your best personal style will be fun, and the reward is a feeling that can’t be described!
*Image taken at Pink in Richmond, Virginia.