Spring/Summer


This blog post is based on one of the most basic things I do for clients: helping them see clothes and themselves through a different lens.  In this case, someone helped me see something I wasn’t planning to make time for. Not For Me When I first saw the Ventura dress by Etcetera in the catalog and online, I categorized it as “not for me.”  I had no intention of giving it a second look or trying it on. Why?  Because...

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Marcie is a busy mother of two and wife to an executive and was ready to shed the feeling of “I give up” every time she gets dressed. We spent a couple of hours looking through every item in Marcie’s closet and identified the best of the best, the things that had to find a new home and what was missing. And then we went shopping! Marcie was ready for an overhaul.  The bulk of what we found was at Banana Republic...

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  Remember this dress from my last post?  Here are a few ways to style a casual cotton dress – from the casual office to the casual date night – with items from J.Crew’s summer collection. If you work in an office that is casual, consider the smart casual approach, which will help you maintain the casual feel with a sharper finish Bring simple, casual neutral pieces together to neutralize and complement the...

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Oh the promise in this subject line.  Who doesn’t want to simplify?  So I clicked.  And then I had a few thoughts which became opinions, which are now ready to share with you. Introducing my (unpaid, unsolicited, un-everything) review of J.Crew’s Rumi, with their headline “Remarkable Rumi.” As with many things, there are pros and cons and this dress is no different. In general, I agree this is a great dress for...

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Jennifer is a marketing professional in a casual office environment who has a closet full of clothes that fit and flatter but she was stuck with how to mix and match pieces into multiple outfits. After looking through each item in her closet, identifying favorites, problem items and a few “I forgot about that one” pieces, we started putting outfits together. The outfits above show how a versatile jacket like her summer...

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Clients want to know…is it possible to take summer skirts into Fall?  If the fabric is cotton – especially a heavier weight – it can be possible. The above photos are two of my clients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  They each have skirts that they like to wear and want to keep wearing into the cooler weather. Here are ideas for how to wear skirts year-round, using items that can be found at Nordstrom. This skirt is casual...

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