Here’s your question for today.
When you’re out shopping, or just staring at your current wardrobe, ask yourself – What would my style icon wear?
It’s one of the tips I suggest to clients once we’ve got their Style Statement created, but you can start asking yourself right now if you like.
One of my icons I have is Iris Apfel, though I imagine her as half her age (i.e. mine) and a minimalist. That may sound confusing, but for me it means outrageous clothes, just less of them.
If I’m deciding…
I met an amazing woman recently, (mind you, women in general are amazing, so no surprise there) at The Riveter, a co-working space I belong to in Seattle. Her name is Lisette Austin, and besides all the wonderful work she does with the Suquamish Research & Strategic Development Dept / Suquamish Foundation she is also a whiz at teaching you how to travel for next to nothing (her last flight to Portugal cost her $60) under the name Jet Set Lisette. Cool, right?
She’s also very stylish – we had a…
I told an 83-year-old to buy fishnets last week.
I was in Target (Tahhjay, darling) pondering some socks. Why is it that the ones that say they don’t show when you’re wearing sneakers always show?
While there, I overheard a woman saying, “Aren’t I too old for fishnets at 83?”
I looked over and saw a delightful elderly (for want of a better word) lady examining stockings/pantyhose with a salesperson.
Yes, I have boundary issues, which I promise you, I am working on, so naturally I interrupted…
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Your answer will help me help other women, too.
Thanks for reading this!
I was having dinner with Maria, another kick-ass woman who started her own business with her husband and still works full time for a major company in Seattle, when my fake ponytail fell out, just missing the pizza.
I’d swung my head too enthusiastically and my long blonde hair had slid off. Too funny!
I laughed my head off, carried it back to the loo and attached it again.
The point of this? Outfit disasters happen, (I’m counting my hairpiece as part of my ensemble) and it’s OK.
Maria was th…
Here’s an acronym that will save you a lot of “shopper’s remorse,” if you remember it before you hand over your cash!
It’s used by people in recovery from self-defeating behavior. No! I’m not saying you need therapy! (Though really, what could it hurt?)
I’m passing it on because I’ve found it really useful! It stands for:
Never shop HUNGRY as you’ll be depleted, you’ll have trouble making decisions and you’ll often be in a hurry to get out of there and grab…
Not Sure About That Outfit? Take a photo instead of trusting what you see in the mirror.
I’m not a traditional stylist. To me, that conjures up images of intimidating well dressed and fashionable people telling you what to wear, in what combination and how to accessorize.
My role is to help women create their own individual style which empowers them to dress as their true selves. Saying that, I do love a good declutter. I spent last Tuesday with Shilpa, decluttering her wardrobe and …