Building Your Business Casual Wardrobe

business casual looks

Oh the elusive and oh-so-confusing “business casual” dress code. It’s not quite business and it’s not quite casual. It’s a pretty flexible code of dressing that allows you to embrace more of your personal style. Flexible sounds good in theory but often flexibility breeds confusion. I’ve found that a lot of women (and men) often […]

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5 No-Fail Looks If You Are Bigger on the Bottom

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If your body type is “bigger on the bottom” chances are you aren’t all that interested in rocking a bodysuit and tights like Queen B is illustrating above. I get it. Most of the women I style with this particular body type body type would rather conceal their assets to create a more balanced appearance. […]

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10 Ways to Wear adidas Sneakers

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When being comfortable is actually stylish – I am so on board. I have recently been embracing the classic sneaker trend and my feet are loving it. You know I am an adidas die hard so today’s ’10 Ways’ is devoted to the 3-stripes. 1. With Classic Neutrals Pair a classic shoe with the most […]

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7 Signs You Are In Need of a New Wardrobe

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A style slump, it happens to the best of us. When we get busy with work, family, and just life in general … our style is often the first thing to go. For many of my clients these “slumps” can last for YEARS. I see it all the time. The big promotion comes or maybe […]

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3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Closet Situation

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A few things happen when the seasons change. For one, I start craving soups, stews, and chili … and perhaps a baked good or two. The second thing that happens is that I start craving a cozy new winter wardrobe – a much more dangerous craving if you ask me. In all seriousness, the “changing […]

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How to Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday Look

silver sequin top

While many people have a love/hate relationship with sequins, I have nothing but love of them. With all of the holiday parties that are sure to start filling up your social calendar, why not start preparing your wardrobe for the most wonderful time of the year. A Full-On Sequin Dress Hear me out, a sequin […]

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TOMS and Target Designs the Ultimate Holiday Gift

toms together sweater

Yes, this is totally happening … Confession time, I am a total holiday nerd. Seriously, I geek out for ALL holidays but I get especially excited for Christmas. Trimming the tree, decorating the house, watching corny movies, baking, and all that jazz gets me pumped. Oh yeah and the presents. Yes I am 34 years […]

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Client Makeover: On-Set Upgrade

client fitting with stylist lauren messiah

This particular client makeover has been in the works for quite a while now. You see, this makeover started almost a year ago. My friend and client, Shannon was in need of a style upgrade. After months of almost doing it, we cleaned out her closet. Just when it was time for the shopping/styling portion […]

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Natural Hair Update: Dear, Hair …

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When L’Oreal Paris asked me to write a letter to my hair, I immediately said yes. Why? Because my hair has been an epic battle for me my whole entire life. A love/hate relationship probably best describes it. So I feel now is the perfect time to let my hair know how I really feel […]

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The Top 10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own


a version of this post was originally posted on Glam.com Maybe I’m alone here, but … I’m a full-fledged shoe addict. Last week I found myself looking for the perfect shoe to go with my “perfect” outfit and I came up short. How can that be possible when you own an un-namable amount of shoes? […]

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