A life of discovery

Don't weight to feel wonderful!

Kia Ora,
I was consulting with a beautiful woman (we all are) and we discovered her unique Style Statement, which gave her clarity and confidence. She lit up as she realized her personal themes that she could incorporate into her wardrobe.
I then asked to see her wardrobe (this comes AFTER your Style Statement so that you can easily declutter and fine tune your current clothing) and we started identifying pieces that truly represented her.
Part of her visio…

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My ponytail fell out at an Italian restaurant


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…

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HALT - remember this before you shop!


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…

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Not Sure About That Outfit? Take a Photo


Kia Ora!

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 …

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Don't buy it just because it's Gucci!


I was at a consignment store the other day. Just checking – do you know what consignment is?

It’s when you take clothing to a store and they sell on your behalf.

I have clients that sell through or buy from them for a variety of reasons. Some like the recycling aspect, some like that they have to put no effort into selling clothes they no longer want. Consignment stores usually take about 40% of the sale price, so it’s not always profitable, but you can also use the money you make for store cr…

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Say "No thank you," to that outfit!


There are times when you should say “no thank you,” to an outfit. This also applies to people, activities and invitations.

I talked about “not right now” in my last email, as in when we say “not right now,” to something it can be a way of avoiding saying no…or that we are making excuses to move forward. What are you saying “not right now,” to when it comes to your personal style?

Is there an item of clothing (or person, activity or invitation) you are saying “not right now,” to that should be …

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How much clothing is enough?


Kia Ora (it’s how we say hello in New Zealand)

I was asked a question the other day.

A wonderful woman I was working with was discussing her activity wheel with me (it’s an exercise I do that assesses if you have enough clothing for what your current lifestyle).

Lisa looked over at me and asked. “How much clothing is enough?”

It was a great question. I’d never put it into words before. Each woman is different and what is enough for you, might be too much for someone else – or too little.


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"Not right now," is fine by me


Kia Ora (hello)!

I met an awesome woman at a social event a few months back and she asked me what it was that I did. I explained that I help women create a three or four word Style Statement that defines their unique style, so they can dress with confidence and clarity. She was excited and interested.

I liked her a lot and we had a whale of a time dancing (where did that expression come from???). This woman is smart, funny, quirky, a bit alternative, cares deeply about her family and holds her…

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I have a tattoo that says "perfect."


I have a tattoo that says "perfect."

I got it in NZ the last time I was home, which was January this year. I prefer experiences over souvenirs and this combined both.

I’d been to a hypnotherapist just before I took the trip.

I’ve been twice now and it has had a surprisingly powerful effect. Yugo is gorgeous and French. You stay awake the whole session, but who doesn’t like listening to a French accent coming from a sexy human?

Back to me, as I was leaving, the word “perfect” popped into…

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