3/25/20

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The Level Up Formula Style Series {Part 3}

I’m having a very interesting reaction to what’s happening in the world right now. And I fully believe it’s testament to the personal development work I’ve done over the past ten years because: I feel fired up, positive, and hopeful. Yes, even amongst the chaos, I’m like lets LEVEL UP! Level up on as individuals and…

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3/19/20

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The Level Up Formula Style Series {Part 2}

First of all, before we get started on Step 2 of the Level Up Formula, let’s address the elephant in the room: This Coronavirus pandemic is like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my 39 years on this planet. I feel like the world took a bottle full of crazy, and we’re all forced to go…

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3/19/20

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The Level Up Formula Style Series {Part 1}

Do you know what time it is? It’s time for a brand new Style Series! Welcome to the Level Up Formula 5-Part Style Series. Over the next five weeks, I’m going to share with you the five things you need to know to level up your style and, as a result, your life! Because what you wear is…

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The 6 Stages of Style Sabotage

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard this one before, but it’s worth repeating: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. That’s not the actual definition of insanity, but you’ve gotta admit it makes a lot of sense. Yet we still repeat unsuccessful behaviors and wonder why…

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Shopping Smarter: How To Curate A Winning Wardrobe

  Shopping: some people love it, and some people hate it. Growing up, I hated shopping, but somewhere down the line, I learned to love it. But even when I loved it, it didn’t mean I was doing it right. When I was in my mid-twenties, shopping was my primary source of entertainment. I shopped…

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1/21/20

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Strategies & Secrets For A Successful Closet Cleanse

Cleaning out our closets is something we all do, and it’s 100% necessary. Could you imagine if you kept every single garment you’ve ever owned? It would be cute to look at the kids’ clothes from back in the day, but just thinking about the clothes I wore in my 20s makes me want to…

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1/21/20

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Building A Wardrobe That You’ll Love Using Pinterest

I love Pinterest. It’s safe to say I’m addicted. It’s a much better way to pass the time than screwing around Instagram. Plus, it’s an incredible tool to help develop your style. I use it, and I teach my clients how to use it properly inside my course, Personal Style University. BUT my guess is…

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1/21/20

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How To Know If It’s Time For a Style Refresh

It’s 2020, the New Year is here, and if you’re like the people on my Instagram feed (cleaning out their closets, shopping)- you’re probably feeling compelled to bust out the “new year new you.” The new decade feels they are upon us, and people want change, and they want it now. So what’s the problem?…

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1/1/20

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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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12/10/19

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Closet Cleanse: Why It’s So Hard To Get Rid of Expensive Items

A few months ago, I posted a photo of my closet on Instagram, and people were pretty shocked. For a person with a career in fashion, my wardrobe is pretty darn small. I don’t have a ton of clothing because I keep a tight, well-edited closet, and I rarely have a tough time letting things…

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12/2/19

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11 Basics Every Woman Should Own

I’m been pushing my Ultimate Wardrobe Checklist for years now. Why? Because adding basics to my wardrobe changed the game for me. Back in the day, when I was a fashion-obsessed youngin’ who thought she needed a new outfit for every occasion of her life … My closet was filled with statement pieces. If I…

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4 Tips for Styling Vintage Clothing

image – Regeneration Vintage aka the best vintage store in LA  Ever go shopping and find yourself hating everything the stores have to offer? You’re not alone because that shit happens ALL THE TIME. I was in Nordstrom this past weekend with a friend, and the selection was trash. Her immediate reaction was to give…

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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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5/16/19

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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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