9/10/15

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Please Don’t Kill My Vibe: Defining Your Personal Style

We are all unique special creatures; there is no one else in the world that is exactly like you. This truth can apply to your looks, personality, and personal style, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain generalized buckets that we fit into. Let me elaborate. I’ll start with our looks, where we can fit…

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8/31/15

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Like A Boss: Dressing for Respect in the Workplace

At this point in my career, it actually cracks me up when I hear people say that looks don’t matter. I laugh because I’ve heard it so many times, and it couldn’t be further from the true. Looks do matter. Get used to it! Studies have shown that well-dressed people are more likely to get…

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Diary of a Dater: How to Not Waste A Hot Outfit On A Cold Date

Spoiler Alert: This story start with Tinder, so you know the ending can’t be all that great but you know it’s at least going to be a fun story. The Man: I’ve heard plenty of tales of Tinder resulting in loving, long-term relationships but right now I’m calling bullshit.  You see I first joined Tinder…

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Getting Deep: Love, Life, And Style

Love and style, as it turns out, they have a lot in common.  This is all news to me, as I haven’t actually “dated” in a while. Believe it or not, I was pretty awkward growing up. I won’t go as far as to say that I was an ugly duckling because truth be told,…

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How To Dress For A Trip To Hawaii + What To Pack

If you didn’t read my last post about “Operation Live Life”, you’ll probably want to. Why because as part of my operation I am taking a long overdue vacation to Maui!! It has been my dream to go to Hawaii and now it is finally happening. Insert happy dance here. Now you all should know…

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8/10/15

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Operation Live Life: How To Live Stylishly

Ever wake up and realize you haven’t actually been living life? Sure you are alive and breathing but living- not so much. I came to that realization for myself a few weeks ago. My life had become all work and no play. I hadn’t taken a proper vacation in YEARS, which according to most is…

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My Saks Off 5th Shoe Haul

Well I had probably one of the best shopping days of my life yesterday! Seriously. It started innocently enough, a trip to Target to buy hand soap. Of course this story doesn’t end at Target, not even close. After my hand soap was purchased I started walking to my car and saw that the new…

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Learning to Shed Your Style Past

I’m hoping I’m not alone here but have you ever woke up and thought to yourself “holy #*@$, I’m 34 years old?! Go ahead and replace the 34 with your own shocking age revelation. It actually doesn’t matter what the age is, time slips away and life isn’t always exactly where you want it to…

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7/7/15

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Shake Up Your Sheath Dress With These Tips

Chances are you have at least one sheath dress hanging in your closet. And chances are it’s just sitting there collecting dust. Betcha didn’t know just how versatile this little dress is!!! You can take a sheath dress to the office, on a date, to a baby shower, to a brunch … The possibilities are…

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The Fine Art of Mixing Edgy And Classic

I consider myself somewhat of a style chameleon. I wear whatever suits my mood or my environment for that day, or even just for that moment. However, if I had to give my overall style a name, I’d call it an edgy classic look. I love the idea of rocking a timeless look with a…

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6/30/15

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Best Bikinis For the Busty

 If you haven’t purchased your summer swimwear yet, then I highly suggest you get on it! It’s summertime, and I really don’t care what your body looks like, everyone needs to get their booty in some kind of bathing suit this season.I totally understand the struggle of finding the perfect fit, but don’t let swimwear…

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6/26/15

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Ask a Dude: Are Flat Shoes Sexy

Things I found out this week: 1.) Taking copious amounts of cold medicine will not prevent you from catching a cold. 2.) Men watch my videos! Never mind the cold medicine stuff, let’s focus on #2 – Dudes are actually watching my videos! One dude in particular even requested I cover a topic on video….

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6/23/15

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Your Guide To Luxury Consignment

I LOVE high-end or luxury consignment. I love it as a shopper, a seller, and as a stylist. I have received so many questions in regards to consigning luxury goods, that I’ve decided to answer all of those questions in one giant video. So if you are a person who wants to BUY fancy clothing…

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6/22/15

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Leggings: Friend or Foe? I’ll Let You Know

Hate to break it to you, but leggings aren’t for everyone. Sure they are mad comfortable and easy as pie to throw on BUT they aren’t always the wisest choice, fashionably speaking. Why? They can easily end up being one of the most unflattering garments in your closet. Yep. Bad news, people. In today’s video,…

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6/18/15

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Never Hear The Words “Your Bra Is Showing” Ever Again

Let’s just call this a #ThrowbackThursday video because I shot this bad boy last week from New York City! Okay, it’s not that throwback but still, let’s just roll with it. Undergarments, bras, and boobs have been a big topic on my videos lately. Apparently you all have a ton of questions on the subject,…

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6/17/15

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80s Style: Bring It Back or Put It Back??

Oh the 80s, what an interesting time. Good things that happened in the 80s: I was born, “Like a Virgin” Madonna, and, um, shoulder pads??? Oh wait, 80s shoulder pads are atrocious. The 80s were pretty rough style wise. Some scary trends happened, and everyone wore them like it was totally okay – because it…

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6/16/15

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Summer Wardrobe Staples for 2015

The temperature is rising, and it’s probably safe to store your fall/winter wardrobe if you haven’t already. The great thing about a fall/winter wardrobe is that it’s loaded with amazing “wardrobe staples” – classic blazers, jeans, sweaters, etc. But what about summer wardrobe staples? Identifying those can be a little challenging, am I right? Summer…

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6/15/15

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How To Shop For The Most Hated Bra On The Planet

Strapless bras are a necessary evil that I try to avoid at all costs. They are uncomfortable, they slip down, and they are difficult to shop for – especially if you have a large bust. But sometimes you HAVE to wear a strapless bra, so owning a good one is important. The question of the…

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The Verdict Is In On High-Waist Bikinis

Bathing suit season is here and finding the perfect swimsuit is basically torture. Not only do you have to find a stylish one, you also have to find a suit that flatters your figure. Oh and add in the “looking hot” factor and we’ve got a possible fitting room meltdown on our hands. Are you…

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6/11/15

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Cleavage at the Office? Really?!

Maybe it’s my current working environment (I am currently in New York City) or it’s just the awesome topics you all are sending in but I am on FIRE this week. Haha! The topic that has me all fired up today is cleavage at the office. I was recently asked if there were any specific…

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6/10/15

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Spanx: Shapewear or Torture Device?

I have a complicated relationship with shapewear. On one hand, it’s great because it smoothes you out and makes you look a little slimmer than you actually are. On the other hand, it’s kind of a modern day torture device. I’ve dabbled in Spanx and various types of shapewear for myself and of course for…

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Why You Should NEVER Wear Capri Pants!

Oh capri pants, the soccer mom of the fashion world why can’t you just go away already?! Capri pants are basically a nightmare because they flatter very few women, yet so many women are wearing them. There must be some rumor floating around that is making women believe these pants are a good idea. In…

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6/8/15

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How to Properly Dress Wider Hips

If you carry your weight on the lower half of your body, then you need to check out this video. Why? Because one of the most common mistakes women with this body type make is wearing a long tunic to “cover” their problem area. Newsflash! This actually makes matters worse. Peep the video to find…

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How To Rock a Scarf This Summer

If you think you can put all of your scarves away just because the weather is warming up, then you are dead wrong! Summer scarves are most definitely a thing. It’s all a matter of how you wear it. The key to rocking a scarves during the summer is picking the correct weight of fabric….

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Tips For Finding The Perfect Pair of Nude Shoes

When it come to fashion, what does the word nude really mean? Apparently it means a weird beige-like tan because that is what’s out there. The problem with nude, specifically regarding shoes, if it doesn’t match your skin tone it looks a terrible mess. In order for nude shoes to do what nude shoes long…

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10 Ways To Wear A Short Suit

Last week I posted a video about how to dress professionally during the summer. One of the tips I shared and received some great feedback on via email (PS- are you on my awesome VIP mailing list?? Sign-up below this post). Short suits are one of the outfits I recommended, if your office dress code…

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The Secret To Removing Sweater Pills

Sweater pills are never a good idea! They cheapen your entire look and should be taken care of immediately. Whenever I am cleaning out a client’s closet and come across sweater pills I immediately bust out my sweater shaver. Man, I love that tool. For under $10 you can keep your sweaters looking fresh. BUT…

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The RIGHT Way To Wear Colored Leather

When it comes to wearing colored leather, finding the perfect outfit is not always an easy task. I have fallen into the colored leather trap many times in the past only to have those items hang in my closet, neglected. Not to let a good garment go to waste I have figured out the solution…

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5/27/15

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How To Fake A Tan In An Instant

This post is sponsored by Jergens® Summer is coming and wouldn’t it be nice to enter bikini season with a tan? Of course since it was basically just winter, not everyone is exactly bikini ready the second the sun comes out. Luckily there are plenty of ways to fake a tan in an instant. I’m…

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Ring Trends For The Office

Teeny-tiny and stacked rings have been on trend for a while now and they aren’t really showing signs of slowing. However, in my opinion, this ring trend is inappropriate for an office setting. Too trendy if you ask me. So what’s a ring loving girl to do? A ring loving girl is to help me…

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The Secret To Making Money From Your Closet

One of the many fashion lessons my mother taught me was this; when you bring one new thing in, you take one old thing out. Cleansing your closet is crucial to keeping your style on point. Getting rid of styles that no longer serve you, not only makes room for new items but can also…

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Career Advice For Aspiring Fashion Professionals

In addition to working as a personal stylist here in Los Angeles, I also co-own the styling school, School of Style. With that being said, in addition to dishing out styling advice, I also serve up plenty of career advice. So I started a playlist on my YouTube channel that is all about career advice…

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Stylish Shoes For Commuters

A few months ago when I was traveling to Washington DC to visit my family, I noticed something on the streets. A herd of women wearing power suits, pantyhose, and white sneakers. Please note that this was a few months ago and NOT thirty something years ago in the 80s. Let’s try to ignore the…

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5/5/15

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How To Wear Leather To The Office

I am HUGE leather person! In fact, I wear leather jackets and pants year round and don’t give a single damn about it either. A lot of my clients want to incorporate leather into their looks but struggle to find that balance between professional and edgy. I am here to tell you that wearing leather…

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5/4/15

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Style Tips To Help You Get A Promotion

I can’t think of anything worse than being at a job where I never advance. Not only does it suck financially, it has to be totally boring! Alright so we all agree NOT getting a promotion sucks, so the question is how DO you get a promotion? Sure there is the obvious; work hard, come…

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5/1/15

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10 Ways To Wear Pointy Flats

If there is one thing I love, it’s some pointed flats. Think about it, you get the comfort of a flat coupled with the style of a pump. Double win! I have a beautiful pair from Jimmy Choo that I purchased years ago and continue to get my moneys worth from them. So if you…

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How To Wear Lilly For Target (If You Aren’t A Lilly Girl)

This post is sponsored by Target. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Lilly Pulitzer for Target was a MASSIVE hit. Even if you aren’t a Lilly fan, you probably were curious enough to purchase a piece – or at least try to. I stopped by Target an hour after opening and…

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How To Wear Prints

Spring is here and to me that is the perfect excuse to bust out the prints! Put those boring solid pieces to the back of the closet and have some fun in this warm weather. There are a few tips for wearing prints that I do want to share. If you follow these tips or…

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4/22/15

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How To Dress Right For Your Body Type

Guess what … I finally wrote an eBook! Seriously, this has been on my to-do list for a REALLY long time. So I am super excited to share it with you all for FREE! I decided to write my first book on dressing for your body type because I truly feel it’s the most important…

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4/18/15

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How to Make More Space In Your Closet

Not everyone is blessed with killer closet space. If you live in a big city like New York, then your chances of having a big closet are slim to none. Lucky for you I have some tips on how to maximize your closet space like a champ. Slimline Hangers If you haven’t upgraded to Slimline…

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The Best Places to Buy Your Basics

Basics are like the glue that holds your whole wardrobe together, without them you’d just be a mishmash of trends and that is NOT cute. Lucky for you I’ve got you totally covered with a list of the best places/ brands to go to for your basics. Whether you are a babe on a budget…

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4/14/15

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10 Ways to Stylishly Wear Sweatpants

Sweatpants, once the most hated/taunted garment of all time and now they are basically the freaking prom queen of fashion. Gotta love the trends cycle. I for one am pumped that sweatpants have been temporarily accepted as chic. In fact, I am going to milk this trends as long as I possibly can. In order…

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4/10/15

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A Look Inside My Personal Styling Stationery Kit

Do you ever get so excited when you get something new that you just can’t contain yourself? Maybe it’s a new pair of shoes, a boyfriend, a puppy … something so great that everyone you know has to hear about it? Well that’s how I feel about my new marketing materials that I created with…

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How To Look Chic In Sneakers

For the first time in fashion (okay maybe not the first time) being comfortable is actually considered stylish! At least on the footwear front it is. Incorporating sneakers into your look is not only acceptable, it’s actually encouraged. Last week I was asked, ‘how do you avoid looking sloppy in a pair of sneakers?’ and…

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4/6/15

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The Best Places To Shop If You Are On A Budget

This one is for all of my budget fashionistas! A question I get asked a lot if where do you shop when you have a client who is on a limited budget? Well I most certainly have the answer to that question because I am constantly grabbing up crazy deals for my clients – no…

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4/6/15

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10 Ways To Wear A Hoodie

It may be spring but in LA it’s suddenly FREEZING. Okay, it’s technically 62 degrees but ’round these parts that is freezing. What does that mean? It means I have to bust out the old hoodie in order to keep myself warm. Because I don’t want to look like a hot tragic mess – I…

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3 Easy Upgrades for Jeans and Tee Shirt Girls

Lately a lot of my styling clients have been requesting looks that involve jeans and a tee shirt as the base. To me this makes perfect sense, we live in a world where that is basically the uniform. The problem with uniforms is that they can be boring and therefore lack style. It’s my job…

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3/31/15

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Win a Few of My Favorite Things

If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been making some MAJOR changes around here. I upgraded my homepage, I started creating daily free fashion tips video, I’ve also started a daily newsletter chock-full of information that you won’t find here on my blog, and I’ve created some fun freebies for you to download. In honor of…

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Can You Make a Tee Shirt Softer With Salt?

I love a good old fashioned style hack. You see them floating around the internet all the time BUT do they actually work? The style scientist in me likes to find out if they do. After all a working style hack not only helps me but it helps you all and my clients too. One…

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A Survival Guide for Fashion Entrepreneurs

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel. Growing up I never knew that I would become an entrepreneur. I was born and raised in a suburb of Washington DC where the dream was…

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