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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Image Trainees Rescue My “Oops” Purchase.

I specifically aske those training participants to style this embellished military-ish jacket – one I never intended to purchase.  I loved the item when Cabi included it in their collection a few years ago, but didn’t get it because I don’t think of sage green as one of my colors (even though it is a…

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Sweater Dresses Take Center Stage

So many of you loved the sweater-dress concept from last weeks Retail Recon that I’ve scouted up a few more in a variety of colors.  This look is a favorite for its cozy comfort and one-and-done ease.

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Strategies in Sage Green

We usually connect Key Neutrals to the client’s hair color, and yes, I know, nobody has green hair.  Not naturally anyway.  But this temperature-neutral color — often confused with it’s decidedly warm cousin, Olive — is a flattering option for nearly all color patterns.  And especially so for women with eyes in the green range.

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Retail Recon – Nov 2

For all the newly-minted Silver Foxes – gals who have let their hair go to its natural color during the pandemic – silvery gray is beautiful new Key Neutral.  So this week we’re featuring two of my go-to styles and one hot Fall trend in that color range.   For the record, I’m not particularly…

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Retail Reconnaissance – Oct 20

This new blog feature  – “Retail Recon” for short – is a quick report on particularly interesting finds I spot on the retail scene.  This week I was picking up some charity donation samples at Soft Surroundings (which just happens to be headquartered about a half  mile from my house) and spotted this gorgeous tunic …

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Summer’s Over – What Comes Out of My Closet?

I’m a firm believer in Season-Spanning Wardrobes, but with a hint of Fall in the air, it’s time to rotate out of my closet the items that are clearly “summer-only”.  Forget the old “no white after Labor Day” guideline.  It’s the mix of color, fabrication and styling that combine to define seasonality.  Your decisions may…

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Tiny But Terrific Closet Tip

Sometimes the smallest things – things you might never even think about – can make a very big difference.  That’s the case with this tip a professional organizer shared with me the other day …

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