9/11/18

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Styling Tips for Natural Hair with Philip Lankford

Picture this: You’re wearing the perfect outfit. The style is right, and the fit is like they made it with your body in mind, the color is making your eyes sparkle – this outfit is the picture of perfection. Then why do you still look like a Garbage Pail Kid? *pans up to your head*…

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How To Look Stylish Without Spending Money On Clothes

Money can’t buy you style. I know many of us think it can, but the truth is it can’t. A trip to the mall with money to burn won’t make you stylish, because more clothing doesn’t equal more style. Hard pill to swallow I know. The truth is, the secret to having amazing style comes…

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Radical Self-Honesty When It Comes To Style and Business

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been going HARD with my ‘Dress Right For Your Body Type’ message and program promotion. Why? A couple of reasons: 1.) This is something I fully believe in. Is dressing for your body the end all be all for your style? NO. But can it makes a massive difference…

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8/18/18

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! A Little Style 101

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to your personal style. The more you know, the better choices you’ll make. Here’s the issue: Learning how to style yourself is confusing AF! For starters who do you listen to? Magazines, bloggers, Instagram influencers, style experts, books, TV shows, and the list goes on … The laundry…

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The BEST Part About Being A Personal Stylist

Want to know the BEST part about my job as a personal stylist? The money? No. The clothes? Nope. The press and TV appearances? No way. It’s the transformations, specifically the ones that transcend style. I’m talking LIFE transformations that started with style. True story: I keep a little file folder with all of the…

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The Key To Amazing Style Is Right Here!

Why do you think celebrities look so good in their clothes? No, it’s not because they are “perfect,” or because they are stick thin, it’s also has nothing to do with how much money they spent on their clothes. Celebrities come in all shapes and sizes, and for the most part, they look pretty darn…

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The “Perfect Body” Is Only An Outfit Away

If you were part of my ‘Love Your Body Style Challenge’ that I put on last month, then you know exactly why I put “perfect body” in quotations. If you didn’t participate in the challenge, that subject line might have triggered some major side eye. That’s exactly what I wanted it to do. The truth…

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Revisiting the Relationship Between Our Bodies and Our Style

This past weekend I spoke at an event called Brand Boss Mixer for Bumble Bizz. Before any speaking engagement I create an outline, write out exactly what I want to say, and then proceed to throw that sheet of paper straight in the garbage. Why? Mainly because I don’t like using scripts (I prefer to…

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How To Get Noticed (with your clothes)

Not everyone likes being the center of attention with all eyes on them. Many times the notion blending in sounds freaking amazing. BUT I think we all can agree that sometimes standing out plays a huge role in our success as humans. If you want the man of your dreams to come to talk to…

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Do Counterfeit Bags Make You a Bad Person?

There will always be controversy over fake bags. 3 million people purchase counterfeit bags every year. Do they fund gangs and drug cartels? Do they promote sweatshops and child labor? Or are we sticking it to the man who dares charges thousands of dollars for a freaking purse by purchasing the knockoff because regular people…

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How To Respectfully Adhere to the Dress Code

I received an email from a viewer a while back and it just stuck with me. So much so that I had to make a video about it. Here is the email: “I just attended a “casual” 50th birthday party at a local bar and I felt my outfit was a casual “going out” outfit….

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5 Ways To Feel Happy In Your Clothes

When you boil down all of your goals, hopes, dreams, and desires – no matter what they are we all are just looking for happiness at the end of the day. We think the relationship, the job, the car, the vacation will make us happy but we still find ourselves coming up short. So the…

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Sexy Style: Harmful or Helpful?

I love it when people who dress provocatively get all pissy and say things like “I’m not hurting anybody, mind your business!” when people question their appearance. Turns out, dress overly sexy can and does hurt ,and it does the most harm to the wearer. Ouch! For starters, provocatively dressed women are judged as being…

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3 Ways To Look Slimmer In Your Clothes

  “Do I look fat in this?” I think it’s pretty obvious that when that phrase leaves your lips, you don’t want to look fat in this. Most women want to look slim in their clothes. I won’t say all, but most. Looking slim in your clothes isn’t a 24/7 requirement – sometimes you have…

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Style That Gets You Paid

  I just love how much power we have hanging in our closets! Style can alter your mood, it can attract people into your life and out of your life, it can make you look bigger or smaller than you are, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! If style can do all that,…

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Your Brain On Style

  Remember that commercial in the 80s with the egg? “This is your brain, this your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Ahh, I remember it like it was yesterday. Anyhow in today’s video, I’m doing the same thing with style. A few facts: 1.) Choosing the right clothes can you make you less anxious and…

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10 Reasons Why People Get Dressed

Our use of clothing has evolved throughout the years. Gone are the days where clothing was purely used to keep us protected from the elements. Those days left with the cavemen. These days we wear clothing for all sort of reasons. In fact, I’ve gathered 10 of the reasons to share with you today: 1.)…

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7 Ways to Look Powerful

It’s our instinct to desire power – whether it be at work, in your relationship, or even among your peer group. A little bit of power feels good. Sometimes you need power. Perhaps you are a leader in your industry or at your organization. If you don’t command authority and respect, things could go South….

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The Problem with Dressing Comfortably

“I just want to be comfortable!” If I had a dollar for every time, someone said that to me … I get it, no one wants to be uncomfortable but these days comfort typically means sweatpants or some heinous pair of leggings. I often think about that episode on Seinfeld where George was rocking sweatpants,…

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Love Your Body Style Challenge {July 9-18th)

I have yet to meet a person who has an entirely positive relationship with their body. The person you look at and think #bodygoals is currently standing on her bathroom scale crying over the number staring back at her. The woman whose photos you obsess over on Instagram, just had a meltdown in the fitting…

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4/24/18

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Real Life vs. Pinterest Life: Street Style

Pinterest is a powerful tool. It’s a great way to curate your ideal sense of style, and it’s a fun way to pass the time. I’d venture to say that Pinterest is one of my favorite tools and it’s helped my clients and my business tremendously. There is one little problem. Pinterest Life vs. Real…

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4/19/18

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Real Life vs. Pinterest Life: Evening Wear “Strapped in and Ready to Go”

Pinterest is a powerful tool. It’s a great way to curate your ideal sense of style, and it’s a fun way to pass the time. I’d venture to say that Pinterest is one of my favorite tools and it’s helped my clients and my business tremendousl. But there is one little problem. Pinterest Life vs….

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4/18/18

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How To Wear A Hoodie … Without Looking Sloppy

I’ve recently become very obsessed with hoodies! Chic hoodies – to clarify. They are comfy and street-style cool BUT they aren’t always the most polished garment in town. But then I discovered the chicest hoodie on the block! Thank you Prada. The secret to making casual garments fancy is to find those silhouettes in a…

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4/17/18

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Real Life vs. Pinterest Life: Casual Wear “The Dangers of Model Off Duty”

Pinterest is a powerful tool. It’s a great way to curate your ideal sense of style, and it’s a fun way to pass the time. I’d venture to say that Pinterest is one of my favorite tools and it’s helped my clients and my business tremendously. There is one little problem. Pinterest life vs. Real…

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4/16/18

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Personal Style University is Back … until April 20th!

I have received a TON of emails asking when PSU will re-opens. My response has always been “stay tuned” because I’ve been working my ass off behind the scenes to improve Personal Style University for 2018. Well, my friends, the wait is over because PSU is back and better than ever. … until April 20th….

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4/10/18

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5 Items to Toss From Your Closet Now

When was the last time you cleaned out your closet? If you are like most women, you’ve cleaned out your closet dozens of times but without lasting results. Maybe you missed the five key items you should be purging from your closet NOW. Let’s go through the list: 1.) Ill-Fitting Clothing. When something doesn’t fit,…

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4/10/18

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How To Dress Up A Pair Of Jeans

I’ll start by saying this … I am so glad the skinny jeans craze has slowed down. While they aren’t gone for good (I still have a few pairs myself) it is nice to have some other options. A lot of the new denim out there is, well, out there. These aren’t your run of…

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4/5/18

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Goal Setting & Style: The Secret To Making Your Wardrobe Work For You!

Special Announcement! On Monday, April 9th at 2pm PST I am hosting a FREE style class called Goal Setting & Style: The Secret To Making Your Wardrobe Work For You! and I want you to be there … Register now to secure your virtual seat>> In this free style class, I’ll teach you my secrets…

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4/3/18

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The Look for Less Is A Lie

I can’t tell you how many “Look for Less” blog posts, TV segments, and magazine articles I’ve read in my life. Flip open a ‘People Style Watch,’ and you’ll see it page after page. On the one hand, it’s great, not everyone can afford designer fashions and straight off the runway looks. But on the…

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3/27/18

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How To Style A Boyfriend Blazer

I normally wouldn’t advocate for an all baggy outfit, but in this particular case … it works. You see, personal style is all about experimentation. Trying things on to see if they work, if they do great and if they don’t go back and try again. Today I experimented with boyfriend jeans, a boyfriend blazer,…

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3/27/18

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The Fear Of Wasting An Outfit

I’ve cleaned out a TON of closets over the course of my career and, I kid you not, every single closet has had at least one unworn item. The dialogue usually goes a little something like this: Me: OMG this piece is so cute! Client: Thank you! Me: Wait, does it still have the tags…

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3/22/18

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Style Therapy: The Problem with Polished

Now that the Anti-Style Type series is over, it’s time to get real. Like really real, so buckle up. “I just want to look polished and put-together” is a sentence I am guaranteed to hear every time I work with a new client. Young or old, tall or short, petite or plus … It’s the…

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3/22/18

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How To Wear Thigh Boots (without looking too sexy)

Thigh boots are sexy by nature and a lot of women are afraid to rock them because of that. I’ve got news for ya … there is a way to tone down the sexy while rocking a pair of thigh high boots. Tip #1- Skip the super revealing clothing. Even though I’m wearing a mini…

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3/21/18

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How To Style A Suit with a Tee Shirt

    We all know the importance of the LBD (little black dress) and I’m assuming that everyone has at least one hanging in their closet. But what about the little black suit? Unless you work a corporate job, chances are you don’t have one in your closet. I’m here to tell you that investing…

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3/20/18

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Are You Ready For A Style Awakening?

Whether you consider yourself a stylish person or a person who struggles with style, we all have room for what I like to call a “Style Awakening.” Like it or not, style is important and there comes a time (or ten) in every woman’s life where we are reminded of that fact. That reminder could…

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3/20/18

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Anti-Style Type: Street Walkin’ Sally

I’ll be first to admit that I lean more towards the modest side when it comes to style. When I do sexy, it’s subtle sexy all the way. No shade to my more sultry style types out there – when sexier styles are done right, it’s quite powerful. What I do have a hard time…

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3/16/18

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How To Style A Sweater

A question I get all the time is, “How do you make sweaters more flattering?” The short answer is: You don’t. Sweaters are there to keep you warm. You don’t always have to look “slim” to be stylish. If you want some tips on styling sweaters to make them more flattering click here. Quick Tip:…

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3/15/18

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Anti-Style Type: Like-Me-For-Me Mary

People are judging you based on your appearance. I’ve said variations of that phrase about a million and a half times over the course of my career, and every time I say it someone gets pissed off. I’m not saying it’s right. I’m not saying that it’s fair. What I am saying is it’s true….

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3/14/18

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How To Wear A Fanny Pack

Fanny packs have been historically un-hip. They are your standard dorky parent/ tourist accessory – not a good look. Until now! Fanny packs are the bomb.com. Whether it’s fresh off the runway, vintage, or budget-friendly – you can rock a fanny pack and be cool. The secret? Wearing it with something cool. Forget the lame…

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3/13/18

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Anti-Style Type: Alpha Amy

When it comes to getting dressed for work, men have it SO much easier!! Think about it. Men pretty much have three options when it comes to work attire: 1.) Suit and tie 2.) Khakis and a polo 3.) Button down shirt and nice jeans That’s it! In fact, their office environment chooses for them!!…

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3/11/18

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How To Style A Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts carry a pretty bad reputation of being sloppy, which makes a lot of sense because most people wear them in a very sloppy way. But what if I told you that you could make your comfortable sweatshirt stylish? It’s actually very easy to make your sweatshirt look cool and pulled together. Tip #1 –…

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3/8/18

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Anti-Style Type: XXXL Tammy

Weight gain sucks. Feeling uncomfortable with your body sucks. But do you want to know what sucks even more? Hiding behind baggy clothes! There are so many women in the world who are hiding behind their clothing. It’s like throwing a big sheet over a pile of furniture (I’m going somewhere with this analogy I…

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3/7/18

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How To Wear a Swimsuit as a Bodysuit

What do you do when you find a swimsuit that is so stylish, but you know you aren’t hitting the beach anytime soon? You wear it as a bodysuit instead. Sure going to the bathroom will be a pain the ass, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for style. That is exactly what I…

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3/6/18

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Anti-Style Type: Label Loving Leslie

There is a fine line between “buying the best quality you can afford” and straight up style snobbery – the latter isn’t cute. At all. Purchasing quality clothing that works in tandem with your budget is a good thing, scratch that, a great thing. The higher the quality, the better the fit and feel. Notice…

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3/4/18

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How To Wear A Denim Jacket (with Britney Spears)

The greatest denim jacket of all time with the one and only Britney Spears. A little B.Spears jacket back story … While studying fashion design in college, I was broke and did most of my shopping at thrift stores. I found this 80’s style denim jacket and picked it up because why not. Then the…

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3/1/18

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Anti-Style Type: Athleisure Ashley

Give someone an inch, and they’ll take a mile … That is exactly how I feel about athleisure! If you aren’t familiar with the term “athleisure,” let me enlighten you. Athleisure first sprung onto the fashion scene in 2014 (according to Vogue), but it really started to pick up speed in 2016. The original aesthetic…

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2/27/18

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Anti-Style Type: Messy Mommy

Let me start by saying this: I am not a mom (unless you count my dog as a child) but I have worked with many a mom in my career as a personal stylist. So the thoughts I share on style and motherhood do come from a place of experience. Just gotta put that out…

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2/22/18

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Anti-Style Type: Boring Betty

Are we having fun with this Anti-Style Type series or what?! I certainly am. I am pleasantly surprised to see so many “style awakenings” occurring as the result of this series – and we’re only two videos deep! Uncovering the root of our fashion missteps is the first step towards making a positive change that…

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2/20/18

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Anti-Style Type: Worn Out Wendy

A lot of people think that style is “fun,” but the truth is most people experience style as stressful, painful, and downright frustrating. We tell ourselves style isn’t important and we get defensive when someone tells us that it is. The whole point of this series isn’t to shame people with “bad style.” The goal…

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2/15/18

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Anti-Style Type: Dated Debbie

When it comes to style, there are examples to follow (I call these Style Types) and there are examples to avoid (Anti-Style Types). Over the next few posts I’ll be covering the Anti-Style Types. The styles we need to avoid like the plague. These Anti-Style types go far beyond “wear this vs. don’t wear this”,…

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