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There's a common expression that we only wear 20% of our closet 80% of the time. The 80/20 rule was named after an Italian man called Vilfredo Pareto, who created it based on 1896 Italian landownership, but it can be applied to almost anything.
I have a client who uses it with her clothing - 80% is made up of clothing that has longevity, 20% is fun items that she'll wear a ton this season, then they are donated.
Back to your closet. Let's find your 80/20 shall we?
Take a photo for 10 days of …
Cost per wear.
Divide the cost by the amount of times you plan on wearing the item. This also helps with impulse purchases and when you are wavering over an expensive piece that you love.
For example - I bought a VERY expensive coat in 2004. It was $800 NZ, a ton of money to me back then. It's a classic winter coat, black and of high quality. I've had the lining repaired once in that time. Fifteen years of wearing …
I'm sad. My husband lost a close family member who was unique and precious and we are in NZ.
The funeral was yesterday and it was beautiful. He would have heartily approved.
I usually talk about how clothing is literally part of the fabric of our life, so I'll tell you that I picked out a simple black dress and understated black heels. My style is very dramatic, but this wasn't the time to express that - in cases such as these, courtesy and respect must always dictate fashion. I aimed for cl…
I read an article about 12 pairs of shoes every woman should own. If you'd like to peruse it, check out this link to Harper's Bazaar. I'll give you the list then I'll tell you what is useful about it, and what is simply WRONG.
- Metallic heels
- Animal print heels
- Tall flat boots
- Casual sneakers
- Black pointed pumps
- Sleek ankle boots
- Ankle strap sandals
- Flat sandals
- Luxe loafer
- Short stacked heels
- All weather boots
- Ballet flats
Shopping when you’re a size 18 sucks.
I have a beautiful client who is a size 18. We know what her unique Style Statement is, we’ve decluttered what she has that doesn’t make her feel good or look great, we’ve created a shopping list, we have a spending plan, we know her activities and lifestyle and we had a mission – get her ready for a two week trip to Costa Rica as well as update her usual wardrobe.
Kerry is from New Zealand like me and is a minimalist. She travels year-round, with only two…
- If I value creativity does any of that show in what I wear?
- If I value the environment, do my clothes hurt or help the world? Do I donate clothes? Shop secondhand?
- If I value qualit…