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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9/25/17

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6 Simple Ways to Be More Stylish

More style? Yes, please. Everyone can benefit from having a bit more style in their life – the not-so-stylish and the super stylish alike. To me, style is like money – can you ever have too much? Don’t answer that. I have identified six easy ways to up your style game. 1.) Layer Adding a…

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9/25/17

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The Total Package: How Beauty Plays a Role In Your Style

Have you ever noticed how some women always look amazing? Like what the hell is their secret level of amazing. These women can be rocking a plain white tee shirt, jeans, and sneakers – yet still look like they stepped off of freaking runway. Even I was perplexed by this, so (this was years and…

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9/20/17

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What’s Inside My Bag

I thought it would be fun to open up my and share what’s inside. Don’t worry; I took out all of the trash, old receipts, candy wrappers, etc. Don’t tell me I’m the only one who’s purse doubles as a desk and a trash can. 1.) Gucci Boston Bag Who can say no to a…

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5 Reasons Why Your Style Sucks

Sometimes your style isn’t exactly where you want it to be, and sometimes your style just plain sucks. It doesn’t matter if you are super stylish or not, suck-y style happens to ALL of us. The question is, does your style suck? And if it does, why and what the heck should you do about…

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9/15/17

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Money Can’t Buy You Style

Money doesn’t mean a damn thing unless you know yourself and your style. It was a journey for me to become the high/low fashion mixer that I am today. In my low days, I couldn’t afford a damn thing. I never embraced trends because I couldn’t. I was always two seasons behind so I created…

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Ending The Mean Girls Era Through Style

I’m super into movies. I won’t go as far as to call myself a film buff but when I find a movie I love, I watch it 50 million times. I memorize it; I live it, it’s a thing. It all started with The Wizard of Oz. This started my love affair with shoes. The…

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Your Style Solution Has Arrived!

Exciting news … I wrote a brand new book, and it’s finally available to purchase. This book is a serious master plan for your style. It’s fun, it’s actionable, and it works.   I created ‘The Style Solution: 30 Days to Your Signature Style’ for women who are ready to take style into their own…

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9/11/17

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What To Wear to an Industry Conference

I’m kind of a business nerd and spend a lot of time with top-performers (none of which are in the fashion industry). Since I’m the “token fashion girl” I get asked a lot of questions about style and my job as a personal stylist. I also ask a lot of questions. Like, “How has style…

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A Day in the Life of a Stylist – Daily

A few months back when I posted my Paris vlogs on my YouTube channel, you wanted more. When I shared my ‘Day in the Life of a Stylist’ videos – you definitely wanted more. It baffles me, but apparently “Real Life Lauren” is interesting. Haha! Because I have so much other content to share on…

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What To Wear to a Client Meeting

A big part of my job is meeting with clients. My clients come from all walks of life. I have super buttoned-up professional clients who run major corporations and laid back stay-at-home moms who rock jeans on the daily. It’s important that I make every single client I meet with feel comfortable and confident in…

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9/6/17

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What To Wear to a Job Interview

  A topic that is guaranteed to get me fired up is job interview attire. As a business owner, I’ve had quite a few prospects sitting on the other side of my desk in hopes of gaining employment. You’d think that since I work in the fashion industry people would step it up around me….

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Decoding the Dress Code: Dating

Maybe I’m alone here, but dating is stressful! First, you have to find him, then go through the rollercoaster of emotions with “dating rules” – who should text first, 3-day rule, etc. But the toughest part is what to wear! I’ve talked about it before in past videos, but ladies we gotta stop playing small…

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