10 Ways to Wear a Blazer

Blazers are another one of my go-to wardrobe essentials. In fact, I have an entire rack of them in my closet. The best thing about blazers is that they instantly change the tone of your outfit. Every woman should know how to get the most out of their favorite blazer. This tailored topper can be…

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7 Ways To Style Black Skinny Jeans

Black jeans are a style staple! Some like ’em flared, some like ’em straight, but most people love them skinny. Black skinny jeans add instant edge and sex appeal to your look. In fact, they are the fastest way to upgrade your outfit. Take an outfit you’d typically wear with blue jeans and style it…

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What To Wear To A Funeral

Funerals. No one wants to get dressed for this occasion but death is a part of life. Chances are you will have to ask yourself the question, “What do I wear to a funeral?” at least once in your life. Getting dressed for a funeral isn’t as difficult as you think. Watch the video above…

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11 Tops To Wear With Pencil Skirts

I love, love, love a pencil skirt! Once you find one that fits you perfectly, it will quickly become a go-to piece in your closet. Many women get stumped on exactly how to style it, specifically which tops to wear with pencil skirts. No need to worry, because I’ve got you covered with 11 tops…

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How To Tell If Your Pants Fit … Without Trying Them On

Sometimes trying on clothes at the store just isn’t in the cards. In fact, I recommend trying on items at home instead. No one likes bad lighting or pushy sales people. Am I right? So how to know if the items you are picking up to take home will fit? Well, when it comes to…

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How To Make Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ Shoes Comfortable

Out of all of the shoes in Christian Louboutin family, the ‘So Kate’ is by far the sexiest. They also happen to be the most uncomfortable. I’d argue to say that they are the most uncomfortable shoe that I’ve ever slipped my foot into. So why do so many women own this shoe? Myself included.They’re…

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5/10/17

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The Great Fake Debate: Fakes, Inspired By, and Designer Decoy Bags

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I’ve ever received is this: “Change your mind.” So often we get stuck in our beliefs and refuse to budge. Maybe it’s pride, or on some level, we think we aren’t “allowed” to change our minds. I’m here to say that change is good and opening your…

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5/10/17

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Operation Live Life: I Finally Went To Paris!

If I had to choose one word to describe my relationship to work, it would have to be “workaholic.” Yep, I’m straight up addicted. As a business owner, I’ve always felt like I have to be “on” and “available” 24/7. If I’m not then my business would suffer, I’d let people down, and I wouldn’t…

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How To Look Stylish At Work For Women 50s And Beyond

Is this already the end?? The end of my Style for the Ages video series? Sadly it is, this is the last video of the series, and it’s all about dressing women in their 50s for the workplace. All of the 50-something women I’ve worked with are OGs. They came, they conquered, and they decided…

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Work Wardrobe For Women In Their 40s

Oh look it’s another video from my Style for the Ages series. So far we’ve talked about the importance of dressing your age, style for your 20s, 30s, and today we are moving on to women in their 40s. I’m not 40 yet (getting there) but I have a ton of clients in their 40s,…

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30-Something Style Inspiration For The Office

Being a working woman in your 30s is tricky because, at least for me, I was working so hard in my 20’s that I didn’t even realize I entered my 30s. Long hours at the office, equals not a lot of time to shop OR if you are shopping you are still in your 20’s…

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Style Tips for Women In Their 20s {Work Edition}

Your twenties are a super fun time in both your career and in your style. Not a super-fun time for your wallet (WTF to being an actual adult) but you ladies are resourceful, and you always seem to figure it out. I remember my twenties work-style life like it was yesterday (kinda, my 36-year-old brain…

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How To Dress Age Appropriately At The Office

These days it seems that everyone is trying to chug down their personal version of the fountain of youth. Looking “old” has become the ultimate loser way to be viewed. To me, that’s unfortunate because to me making it another year in this crazy world is pretty awesome, but I digress … Looking older than…

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1/10/17

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Yay or Nay: Ripped Jeans After 50

The whole dressing “age appropriately” has become quite the controversial topic. In some ways, I am totally behind the notion of dressing your age, but in some cases, I say screw it! My personal philosophy in regards to rules is that to break the rules you need to know them first. With being said, take…

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Hidden Perks At Your Favorite Shops

When you shop as much as I do, you want some sort of reward for all of your spending. I mean, it’s the least the stores could do 😉 But seriously, stores do reward shoppers for being loyal, and there are a ton of great perks out there! Some that you probably don’t know about,…

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1/3/17

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Cool Ways to Wear A Brooch

Brooches get a bad rap, they really do. People commonly equate brooches with “grandmas” or with a dated sense of style. Brooches are a fun accessory that can dress up a variety looks. I have quite a few that I wear from time to time. That is why I was super excited when I got…

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1/2/17

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Yay or Nay: Peplum Tops

Remember when peplum tops were like THE popular item to have? Everyone and their mother was rocking a peplum top. In those days, peplums were a super extreme and exaggerated silhouette. Today, peplum tops aren’t the hot must-have item, but does that mean they are completely out of style? One of my YouTube viewers wanted…

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12/28/16

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Junk(less) in the Trunk: How To Fake A Booty

One area of my body which I am incredibly blessed is my booty. I’ve always had an ample backside, and it’s one of my favorite features. Sure, sometimes it makes buying pants and skirts more difficult, but overall I’m glad I’ve got it. Now there are other areas of my body that I am less…

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12/23/16

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Finding Your Masculine/ Feminine Style Balance

When it comes to style, I wouldn’t classify myself as a “girly-girl.” I actually enjoy masculine pieces a lot more than I do feminine. However, that doesn’t mean I want my style to come off as overly masculine. I’m still a women and love to embrace that side of myself. Most women, to some degree,…

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How To Choose Investment Pieces Wisely

In the shopping/style world, there is a lot of talk about “investment pieces.” My definition of an “investment piece” is an article of clothing or an accessory that you spend a decent chunk of change on, but it’s something that will work in your wardrobe for a very long time. An excellent example of this…

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10/11/16

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Client Makeover: Think and Grow Style

May I just say, my clients are the COOLEST!! When my latest client, Think and Grow Chick, reached out to me I thought to myself, ‘OMG this is going to be the perfect pairing.’ If you don’t know her, she is a business badass to the max! Think and Grow Chick is an entrepreneur who is…

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Putting An End To The Style Struggle

Hopefully, you have heard the news by now; I just launched my first online styling program that helps women, like yourself, achieve amazing personal style. It’s called Personal Style University, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you. I want to help you look better, feel better, and finally end the style…

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How To Put Together An Outfit

This is the final video of my 3-part series ‘The Fashion Formula’ and if you haven’t started the series, you can watch them all right here. Video 3: Putting It All Together (gain access here) tackles that million dollar question, “How the heck do I put an outfit together?!” Well, you don’t need a stylist’s…

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#StyleGoals: Finding Your Style Role Models

Have you watched my free 3-part video series ‘The Fashion Formula’ yet? What are you waiting for you?! In this mini video course, I am showing you how to get your personal style in order. Video 2: Finding Your Inspiration (gain access here) is all about getting inspired by what I called “style role models”…

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Setting Up Your Closet For Style Success

If you haven’t heard the news, I have a FREE 3-part video series on personal style. This is the first of many announcements that are coming this month! Seriously, I am crazy excited about all of my big news, I’ve been keeping it under lock and key for months and can’t wait to share it…

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FREE MASTERCLASS: How To Eliminate Closet Meltdowns For Good

Are you clueless when it comes to style, but low-key you want to look as fabulous as your co-worker or like the stylish women you see on social media? Well, I’ve got you covered with this FREE webinar.  Here is what you’re going to learn: – How to avoid those items that you always buy but…

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8/22/16

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The 7 Style Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make (and how to fix them)

Style appears to come easily to so many people, yet you find yourself standing in front of your closet each morning like you’re going to war. Do any of these phrases sound familiar? “What should I wear?” “OMG, I am too fat for this!” “Ugh, I totally need to go to the dry cleaner.” “Can…

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Client Makeover: The Writer

Every once in a while, a male client comes along, and I remember how fun it is to work with men. Don’t get me wrong, you ladies are the best, but sometimes it’s cool to mix things up. Enter “The Writer.” One of my female clients referred him to me. They work together in the…

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8/9/16

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Buy It Now: The Book of Style

Let’s put an end to the style struggle, with a book that was written with you in mind! If you’ve ever uttered the words … “Nothing ever fits me!” “Am I too old to wear this?” “I have no idea where to start when it comes to style.” Then the ‘Book of Style’ is the…

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How Much Does A Personal Stylist Cost?

Styling has officially hit the mainstream. Everyday people now know that stylists aren’t just for the rich and famous. The average man and woman can have a stylist – call me biased but I think everyone should! Obviously, it’s fantastic that everyone knows they can have a stylist, but there are a lot of misconceptions…

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Style Development: Find Your Vibe, Find Your True Sense Of Style

Does this scenario sound familiar … Go to get dressed and realize you hate everything you own. Who the heck bought this ugly crap anyways? Decide it’s time to make a change. You pick up your laptop and start scrolling through Pinterest. Your mind is racing, and you are feeling so inspired. ‘That’s cute, so…

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Style Assessment: What Is Your Outfit Saying About You?

You’ve probably heard this one before, but did you know that it takes a person seven seconds to form an opinion about you. SEVEN!! Seven seconds to decide if you are trustworthy, kind, single, successful, sexy and the list goes on and on. Considering the fact that you can’t even form a full sentence in…

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5/24/16

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The Self-Esteem Struggle: Wearing Your Worth

Growth, it’s all part of the human experience, and it can be both very fulfilling and very uncomfortable. Some people actively seek growth, and some avoid it at all costs. The good news and the bad news is, it’s coming whether you like it or not. A common growing pain that I see within my…

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5/4/16

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Me, Myself, and My Style: Clear Mind, Clear Sense of Style

Ever look in the mirror and think to yourself, “Dammit, I’m an actual adult!” I do. All. The. Time. Call me a late bloomer, but lately I have been having moment after moment that reminds me that I’m no longer a “carefree young person” – I’m a full blown adult. No one is coming to…

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Client Makeover: Real Estate Queen

I love it when a client comes to me at a pivotal point in her career. It is so cool to see women who have risen and are ready to have their wardrobe match their level of success. With that being said, enter my latest client who I am calling “Real Estate Queen.” Her career…

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Client Makeover: Stuck Without Style

Can you imagine having impeccable taste but zero access to great clothing? I’ve often painted this horrendous scenario out in my head … I move into a cute little house in the middle of nowhere, and there is nowhere to shop! Sure, I’d have the internet, but that isn’t nearly as fun. My latest client…

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3/30/16

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Step Inside My Styling Studio {Part 1}

Living and working in a fully styled environment has been ingrained in me since I was a child. My mom would (and still does) constantly decorate and redecorate the house. I remember thinking, “Didn’t you just do re-do this room??” Now as an adult, I see the need to change my surroundings was passed down…

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3/24/16

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Back To Basics: Why Starting Over Is A Good Thing

As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a thing against starting over. Once I get going on something, anything really, stopping me is like stopping a freight train. And when I stop it’s only because I’m finished. When I was a kid, I HATED when my parents would check my homework or…

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3/8/16

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My Life Is A Ben Stiller Movie + What To Wear To Meet The Parents

After exiting a long-term relationship, and living a less than exciting single life for the two years to follow. Re-entering an actual relationship can be daunting. The many relationship milestones that I had already reached in my previous relationship went right out the window. “What do I say? What did he mean?” “Should I text…

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The Ultimate Guide For Dressing To Flatter Your Figure

I want to live in a world where the phrase, “Do I look fat in this?” doesn’t exist. Sounds unrealistic doesn’t it? What if I told you I held the secrets to abolishing that phrase? You probably wouldn’t believe me, and that’s totally cool, but I actually do have the solution. It’s wearing clothes that…

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2/25/16

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My Secret Life As A Planner Nerd

Have you ever nerded out on something so hard, that it’s borderline embarrassing? Well, at the beginning of 2016 I entered a new realm of nerd, and “joined” the planner community. But before I tell you about that, let me backtrack for a moment and give you some context for this nerdy obsession of mine….

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2/17/16

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Why I Never Let My Man See Me In Ugly Undies

I am a believer in fashion and all of the power that it wields. For me, it isn’t just about how you look, and how you feel (btw, both crucial). It’s about what clothing can do for you. So many of us mindlessly put on clothing and don’t give it is a second thought. I’m…

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Assembling Your Business Dream Team – Because You Can’t Do It Alone!

I used to take great pride in being able to do everything myself. In my eyes, getting help was for the birds. Boy was I wrong. After years and years of muscling my way through life, I crashed. You see I am the type of girl who will keep driving forward even if there is…

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Time To Adult: Let The House Hunt And The Fashion Diet Begin

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m kind of slow at this whole “adult” thing. Don’t get me wrong, I know I am doing pretty well for myself, but as a person who is borderline obsessed with self-improvement – I know that I am riding the short bus in a few key areas. Finance…

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1/25/16

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Love & Style: How Much Input Does Your Man Have On Your Style?

A few weeks ago I was out shopping with my man, and I found myself asking his opinion on some pieces I was trying on. Nothing alarming, it’s kind of hard not to ask for an opinion if you are shopping with another person. To my surprise, he had a lot more of an opinion…

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1/6/16

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Client Makeover: Little Miss Single

If you are subscribed to my newsletter or my YouTube channel, then you know what I just wrapped a makeover series with my client ‘Little Miss Single’. This is a powerful one, and I wanted to recap the whole thing right here on my blog. Check it. BEFORE I first met ‘Little Miss Single’ in…

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1/4/16

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This Is Not A Resolution: What Do You Want Out Of 2016?

The New Year is here, and everyone wants to jump on the resolution bandwagon. You know the usual suspects; eat healthy, workout, wake up earlier, quit smoking, save money, and the list goes on. The problem with resolutions is that there is this extreme pressure to be perfect and when perfection isn’t reached the resolution…

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11/14/15

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Client Makeover: Desperately Seeking Style

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of my client makeovers on the site, so let’s get back to it with the client I am calling ‘Desperately Seeking Style’. This one is extra special because it has videos!! Between those magical videos and this post that really dives deep into my styling process, you’ll…

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11/10/15

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What To Wear On A “Netflix & Chill” Date

There comes a time in a woman’s life where she will be faced with this kind of date, the “Netflix & Chill” date. Don’t act surprised. This phenomenon may sound trendy and new, but think about it, your mom had the drive-in movie theater and after that came “let’s make it a Blockbuster night.” So…

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10/15/15

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The Evolution Of LaurenMessiah.com

In a few days, you are going to see a very different LaurenMessiah.com (I’m so excited!!). So before we say hello to my brand new website, let’s look back at all of the different versions of LaurenMessiah.com that have existed throughout the years.  2015 I call this my “like a boss” website. With a Stella…

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