5 Ways To Look Expensive (without spending a lot of money)

The fascination with wealth and status has been around for ages. So it’s completely natural for you to wanna look like you’ve got MONEY $$ But the question is, how do you look expensive without actually being filthy rich? Heck, even if you have money you might not want to spend all of your riches…

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How To Shine Gucci Princetown Loafers At Home

These days people are quick to throw out items in their closet because they either don’t like then or it has a little bit of damage. I would never encourage holding on to raggedy shit, however if an item can be repaired (especially if you spent a pretty penny on it) … repair it! Take…

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DIY: How To Resize A Belt At Home

Updating your style while you’re on a weight-loss journey can be challenging. On the one hand, it’s exciting to lose weight because you get to buy new clothes. But on the other hand, buying new clothes before you hit your goal weight can get quite costly. A new wardrobe for every dress size dropped adds…

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The 4 Biggest Style Mistakes Women Make

One thing most women fail to realize is that what you wear almost always directly correlates with what’s going on inside. Now before you get all defensive and start throwing out exceptions to the rule, hear me out. I’ve been working as a personal stylist for over a decade, and I’ve seen it all. So…

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DIY Reach-In Open Closet (Under $150)

When I first moved into my house, the closet situation was scary. Both bedrooms had those awful sliding mirrored doors. Mirrors are great and all, but those doors? Tacky! It had been on my list to “do something about those closet doors” for months, but it wasn’t until my video crew lit a fire under…

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59 Must-Have Wardrobe Staples For Women

As a lover of fashion and a professional stylist, I never thought I’d see the day where I’d openly admit being a trainwreck when it comes to creating a functional wardrobe. Of course, that isn’t my reality today, but it certainly was ten years ago. I was addicted to buying “pieces.” And not just any…

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Under $250 IKEA Hack: DIY Walk-In Closet

When I first purchased my home, I had these wild fantasies of turning the second bedroom into an epic walk-in closet. And when I say “epic” what I meant was not DIY. You see in my last two places I was renting, so it didn’t make sense to go all out on my closet rooms….

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3 Steps To Organizing Your Closet Like A Pro

There is nothing more defeating than opening up your closet doors and feeling a giant wave of overwhelm. Life is overwhelming enough, why does your closet have to add to your stress too?! Listen, I’ve been inside some rough-looking closets. I’m talking clothes everywhere, mismatched hangers, random Halloween costumes, dust, dirt, and god knows what…

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8/15/19

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Lazy Girl’s Guide To Style

What would you say to a person who wants six-pack abs, but refuses to eat right and exercise? You would probably tell them they’re delusional, or you’d say to them to stop being so darn lazy! Same goes for style. It drives me NUTS when people want to be stylish, but they aren’t willing to…

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8/8/19

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Pro Tips For Denim Shopping

I’ll never forget the time one of my clients emailed me completely distraught over her inability to find jeans that fit. In her email, she went on to say that her body is “so weird” and “nothing ever fits her” – common phrases amongst my clients. There wasn’t one weird thing about her body. So…

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7/18/19

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Transforming Your Wardrobe With A Tailor

A few weeks ago, I was going through my closet looking for items to consign, and I was on the fence about two dresses. One fit well, but I wasn’t reaching for it. And the other made me look like a sack of potatoes, but the statement sleeves made my heart sing. Before I threw…

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7/11/19

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How To Decide On A Trend

I’m not like most stylists. * Most stylists love going to Fashion Week. * Most stylists devour Vogue magazine. * Most stylists turn their noses up at off-season styles. * Most stylists live for trends. For me? * Fashion week gives me freaking anxiety (I stopped attending years ago). * I’d rather read a business…

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6/6/19

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Outfit Ideas For Speaking On Stage

Last week a good friend hit me up with a MAJOR fashion emergency. She had booked a stylist to help her put together outfits for speaking on stage and the looks, to put it bluntly, were not good. It’s not that the individual pieces were ugly, or even that the outfits were terrible. The real…

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5/30/19

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How To Avoid Sales Associate Pressure Purchases

>> WATCH NOW << They (aka some meme I saw on the internet) say, “Nothing haunts us more than the clothes we didn’t buy.”But really, “they” should say, “Nothing haunts us more than the clothes we wasted money on because a sales associate pressured us into it.” Ok, my saying doesn’t exactly roll off the…

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5/23/19

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How To Style A Sheer Blouse

>> WATCH NOW<<  Why does style have to be so darn difficult sometimes?! Like seriously, sometimes I think wearing a uniform would be 100x better than picking out an outfit each morning – but that’s no fun. The truth is, some garments are easier to wear than others. Take jeans, for example, EASY! Pretty much…

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5/20/19

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The 3 Things Holding Your Style Back

The #1 thing that destroys women’s sense of style, and their lives are what I call roadblocks! Aka the mental muck that we allow to take over our minds. Today we are talking about Style Roadblocks. The three roadblocks I am going to share today are based on my own experience and the collective experience…

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5/16/19

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3 Belt Styles Every Woman Should Own

>>WATCH NOW<< 99% of the clients I’ve interacted with can’t stand their stomachs. They think it’s way bigger than it is, and will go out of their way to hide their bodies with baggy/shapeless clothing. Hate to break it to you, but hiding only makes things worse. You think you look slimmer, but the reality…

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5/13/19

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How To Develop Your Signature Style

The amount of messaging we receive regarding how we should look and what we should wear is insane. In this “everyone is a star” era driven by social media, the pressure to conform, while standing out at the same time, is exhausting. I’m going to put all of my cards on the table here, if…

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5/9/19

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Fashion Tips for Teens

I love it when my work has an impact more substantial than just making women look cute. I mean looking cute rocks, but how awesome would it be to change your family tree with style? Now we’re cooking with grease. Know what I’m sayin? Check out this post from one of my Personal Style University…

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5/6/19

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How To Set Your Closet Up For Success

“Serious development of the personality begins at the closet door” – William James Look at William James, the father of American psychology serving up some truth from the great beyond. As true as that quote is, this is the number one issue I see with so many of my clients. When the going gets tough,…

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How To Look Stylish After A Workout

During my vacation to Asia, I did something crazy. I worked out every single day of the trip. Maybe that doesn’t sound crazy to you, but as a person who always packs workout clothes but never actually uses them – this is huge. I came back from the tip looking better than when I left….

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4/29/19

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5 Steps to Style

Style. You either have it or you don’t, right? Wrong! Looking good can be learned. Think about some of the most beautiful people in the world and their “before they were famous” photos. Yikes. Am I right? They were all put through the “Hollywood carwash” aka fancy stylists, hairdressers, makeup artists, media training, etc. by…

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4/22/19

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How to Dress Better Without Buying Anything New

In high school, I had the ugliest pair of jeans. They didn’t start off ugly; I made them ugly. I wanted to stand out, so I punched holes all across the bottoms, then I tied ribbons to the holes: not fabric ribbons, but curling ribbon – the kind that’s used to wrap gifts. Ouch. They…

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4/19/19

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QUIZ: Do You Need A Style Upgrade?

Style. It matters and I’m going to prove it to you. I’m going to walk you through a little style quiz to see where you’re at with your style. Don’t worry you aren’t being graded, answer as honestly as you can:   1.) Do you love the way you look right now? 2.) Are you…

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11/13/18

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A Day in the Life of an Stylist: Launching the Style Planner

Wanna know the coolest part about running your own business? Doing whatever the f*ck you want!!! Seriously. Right now, as I type this email, I am sitting at my dining room table eating a peppermint cookie while looking at my adorable dog Yohji. The cookie is delicious, btw. As glorious as that is, that isn’t…

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The Truth About Your Closet

Your closet should be a reflection of who you are. It should tell pleasant stories of your past and give us a glimpse into your beautiful feature. For most women, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Psychologist William James says, “Serious development of the personality takes place at the closet door.” The truth is…

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Organizational Tools To Help Get Your Closet In Order

One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday afternoon is to take a walk through The Grove with my dog Yohji. We hit all of our favorite spots; Nordstrom, Sephora, Anthropologie, The Dog Bakery, World Market, and The Container Store. The trip always ends with The Container Store because obviously, we want to…

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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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