Warm Colors in Hot Weather?

How can I wear my deep warm colors in hot weather?  I get that question a lot this time of year, and the answer is simple.  It’s the fabrication, not the color, that determines the seasonality of a garment.

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Bride-zilla? Mom-zilla?

With a 2-year backlog of weddings plus the newly-engaged crop, my inbox has been flooded with requests for help choosing  M-O-B and M-O-G dresses.  This mom was considering royal blue, but wanted some input on color choices.

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Make Your Color Fan Even Better

In the virtual class on how to optimize the use of your Color Fan, we stumbled on a little modification you can do yourself to make that wonderful tool even easer to use.  Here’s how:

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Styling Your Seasonal Sale Finds

Thanks to all of you who reached out asking for ideas on how to style the bargains you found in the seasonal clearance events.  I’ve created some collaged examples, using my own bargain buys to illustrate tried and true outfit formulas to make sure those new additions are getting a chance to shine.

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Smart Sale-Shopping Strategies

Can you hear it?  The siren song of major season-end markdowns is blaring full force.  And the continued disruption of supply chains has caused many cold-weather item to hit the stores late in the season – just in time for price reductions. That can be a great way to update your closet.  Or a temptation to…

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Retail Recon: Brown Bonanza

If you are one of the many women who looks your best in Espresso Brown and struggles to find coordinates in that key neutral – Chico’s is your new best friend!  Not just one item — but a full set of coordinates you can use to create Color Columns that are the basis for tons…

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Retail Recon: Better than Basic White

I often talk about how harsh and draining a bright white shirt or tee looks on almost everybody.  A subtle blush-pink is so much more flattering.  But I hear back from all of you that it is nearly impossible to find.  Good News:  I just found a terrific option!

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I Forgot How to Accessorize …

A lot of my basic life skills got rusty during months and months of staying home every day.  I forgot how to walk in my tall shoes and looked like a prom girl in her first pair of heels until I practiced for a while.  I forgot how to drive confidently in traffic.  And –…

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Reconfiguring Edna’s Closet

With a fantastic body to showcase clothes and a genuine love of dressing beautifully, Edna has been a fun client for many years and we’ve built an extensive wardrobe over time.  Recently she decided to consolidate from multiple closets upstairs to a single walk-in on the main level of her lovely home. That meant some…

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