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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What to Wear on a Skype Video Call

That “work from wherever” life has quickly become the norm. In fact, 56% of workers in the U.S. have jobs that are compatible with working from home. So does that mean you get to live in your pajamas all day? Not exactly. I believe that you should get yourself dressed every day even if you…

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12/11/17

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Are You Suffering From Wardrobe Trauma?

Carrying baggage from the past prevents us from having a new experience in the present moment. Hanging on the past and not moving through the pain and the bullshit, dooms us to repeat our patterns. I’ll speak for myself and say this, that statements holds true for multiple areas in my life. If I say…

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How To Create Curves When You Don’t Have Them

There are a lot of women out in the world who would kill for a “models body.” You know the type of body that is straight up and down, no curves to trip you up along the way, a “walking hanger” as they call it in the industry. Women think to themselves, “Man it would…

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How To Show Off Your Curves The Right Way

We are just rocking and rolling right through this Body Type Series, aren’t we?! We are on body type 4 of 5, my friends.Today’s body type is the most sought after but also one of the most difficult to dress – the proportional body type aka the hourglass. Why is it so hard? Well because…

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Styling Tips To Conceal Your Middle

When I ask my clients to describe what they think their body type is, they all say, “Bigger in the middle!” Most of them are wrong. To be truly bigger in the middle, your waist measurement would have to be larger than your bust and hip measurement. For the women who do have this body…

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For Those With A Little Extra Junk In The Trunk

Ready for more body type fun? I sure hope so. Before we get to the next body type video, I wanted to share the recording from a radio show I was a guest on today.  Devin Alexander, a celebrity chef from The Biggest Loser, is a friend and a client, she had me on her…

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Styling Tips for Busty Women

If you have a large bust and want to minimize it, then today’s video is for you … Want more? Upgrade to my full course for only $97. More outfits, more tips, and more body type fun! Join my ‘Dress Right For Your Body Type’ program now http://bit.ly/bodytypecourse  

11/6/17

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The 5 Items Every Woman Should Purge From Her Closet

A few months ago one of my clients asked which five items every woman should toss from her closet – no matter what! It just occurred to me that I should share those items with you as well … 1.) Ill-Fitting Clothing  When something doesn’t fit, it takes a major toll on your style. If…

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THE OUTNET Holiday Styling Suite Chicago

This past Thursday I flew to Chicago to host an event with one of my favorite online retailers, THE OUTNET. If you follow me, then you know that a good 90% of my wardrobe comes from THE OUTNET aka luxury for less at it’s finest. So when they asked me to host their styling suite…

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11/1/17

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To The People Who Say Body Type Doesn’t Matter

I was reading a personal style book a short time ago, and the author was crapping all over the idea of dressing for your body type. She thought it was just plain ridiculous. I completely disagree with her, but I could still see where she was coming from. The controversy comes from people looking at…

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10/30/17

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Dress Right For Your Body Type

After receiving an insane amount of emails regarding dressing for your body type, I created not only a brand new style series but a brand new virtual styling program to match! Yep, I was recording the YouTube series, and I was like OMG these videos are like 30 minutes long – EACH. I pulled out…

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How To Elevate Your Style To The Next Level

I think my client Adrienne says it best with her statement, “There is power in clothes.” So true!! Watch the video above to see how Adrienne’s life and style has changed since I started working with her.

BTS: Dodger’s Fashion Show with KTLA

Last week I was on KTLA styling a Dodger’s Fashion Show! Let me start by saying this, I know nothing about baseball. The last time I watched a baseball game was in 2004. I was forced to go for a team building outing at AOL (I used to work there.) Even though I’m not a…

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10/25/17

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How To Go From Living In Leggings to Super Stylish

Step away from the leggings … When I first started working with Sayeh, she was living in leggings. Like, seriously, that’s all she wore. My biggest challenge with Sayeh was getting her to see who she was. She alternated between hiding (in those damn leggings) and trying to become a walking Pinterest board in looks…

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10/23/17

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Style Solutions for the Driven Career Woman

Before I got my hands on Katherine, she described her style as a “tired, frazzled new mom … without a baby!” Ouch. Katherine is a badass. She is smart, witty, and one of the most driven women that I’ve come across in recent years. The problem is, you couldn’t tell by looking at her. When…

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Triple Your Income By Changing Your Style

For the next week or so you won’t be hearing from me, you’ll be hearing from my clients instead! That’s right I wanted to check in with some of the women that I’ve worked with to see how their lives have progressed since working with me. First up is Shannon and I think you are…

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10/12/17

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3 Signs You Might Need A Personal Stylist

There used to be a time when only the rich and famous had access to their own stylist. These days, everyday men and women can have a personal stylist in their hometown or online. The question then becomes, “How do I know if I need a stylist?” Today’s video is meant to be light and…

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10/9/17

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How You Are Being Perceived – When to Know If It’s Real

I talk a lot about perception and how taking note of how people perceive you is an important ingredient to your success in business, love, and life. Like it or not, what people think about you DOES matter. I’ve spoken to that point so many times so I won’t go off an tangent about it…

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10 Things Every Stylish Woman Owns

If you want to be stylish but have no idea where to start I’ve got your back! Everyone loves a top 10 list so I figured I’d make one for style. Out of all of the many things, stylish women can have hanging in her closet, I’ve boiled it all down to 10 essential pieces….

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10/3/17

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4 Unforgivable Style Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes, and that’s okay. Sometimes you try a new trend or a new silhouette, and it doesn’t work out. It happens to everyone, and it’s no big deal. There are, however, a few style mistakes that are unforgivable (okay technically everything is forgivable, but let’s just have a little fun here). Why? Because…

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How To Wear Hats + My Hat Collection

It’s no secret that I love hats. What started as a way to cover up a bad hair day, turned into a full-on obsession and a part of my signature style. Many of you have inquired about my hat collection, so I figured why not go through it all – hat by hat. If you…

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