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With your wardrobe, small details can make the difference between feeling somewhat polished (even if you're not totally feeling like your pre-baby self) and showing up to a meeting covered in breast milk. It helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve.
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When I downsized into my condo and found myself with one garment rack and one dresser to store my clothing, I realized that some things would have to go. I also realized that I really didn't wear most of my clothes. I just kept cycling through my favorites. I've heard it said that we typically wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time. So why bother hanging on to one-off's, unworn, or unloved pieces that take up valuable storage space?
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When it comes to creating outfits, the key words here are layering and accessorizing. Many women feel that their outfits are incomplete because they don't take this final step. Think of it this way -- putting clothes on and being dressed is like a simple, plain cake. Layering and accessorizing are the icing and decorations. Sure the plain cake will do, but how much better will the fully iced and decorated one look?
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Know your body type. I know this should seem obvious, but I still find myself staring wistfully at store windows, wondering if I can squeeze myself into a dress or top that clearly wasn't designed with me in mind. I hear women complain about their bodies all the time, but there's no such thing as a bad body type. There are, however, poor fashion choices that don't highlight your best assets.
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very once in a while, life knocks us down. Like it's trying to show us who's boss. One of the biggest blows I've ever encountered was my divorce. Now I'm no therapist, but I do know that when you look good, you feel good -- and feeling good, in my books, is exactly what you need when life deals its blows.
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I am so ready for spring that I've already started updating my wardrobe. I'm actually not convinced that the sun still exists. So what to do? Well, I guess it's up to us to keep our spirits up and make our own sunshine.
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I love me a sharp-dressed man. All you have to do is look at a man in a custom-tailored suit to know that when it comes to dressing well, we women don't have a monopoly. In fact, we could even learn a thing or two from our male counterparts.
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While shopping to create and add to this perfectly curated wardrobe might be a casual pastime to some, to me, it's serious business. Shopping with a plan always starts before you leave the house, mainly in your closet. That's where you want to take stock of your wardrobe to see what you have and what you're missing.
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Being clear on my style, knowing how to put things together and shopping smart keeps my wardrobe super lean. If you're looking to create a clean, solid, functional yet fabulous wardrobe and want to make the most of every item of clothing you own, here are three things that should help maximize your wardrobe. And your dollar.
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I love T-shirts and wear them with everything from skirts, to jeans to dressier pants. Recently, I spoke with Nicholas Brooke, CEO of Sunspel and Nicholas shared with me some of the top trends for T-shirts this spring. I was excited to hear from Nicholas about her suggestions on how to dress up a T-shirt and find out more about the hottest colours for spring 2015.
2014 was a tough year for many of my clients, myself included. Of course, being a stylist, the very first thing I did was go through my closet. If I've learned anything from my work, it's that when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do good.
Much like many of my clients, I am a woman of many moods. Instead of letting it confuse or overwhelm, why not embrace it and go with it. Below are my picks for how to style just some of the many moods you might be feeling. For each look, I've chosen to go with a simple white T-shirt and jeans to show how easy it is to switch up some basics.
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Knowing what to wear as Fall approaches can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you transition your wardrobe from the end of Summer, through Fall and into the early days of Winter (and keep you looking great doing it).
I've been styling a lot of clients online lately and the more women I work with globally, the more I realize the majority of them struggle with the same issues. Here are the top 5 style challenges I see, and how to overcome them...
This Canada Day has given me more than a reason to pause and celebrate. With all the waving of "red and white," it reminds me of how colour impacts our daily lives. In honour of Canada Day, let's take a look at the colour red and its impact on our culture.
Festive? Cocktail? Or festive cocktail? The language of party invitations is key to cracking the dress code, well, code. Following are some cues to heed in your choice of attire. And heed away. Here's a guide to help you interpret the holiday party lingo.
Getting dressed and choosing my outfit has always been a combination of purpose, function, mood and self-expression. But somewhere in that decision-making process is there a subconscious need to dress for or impress someone other than myself?
One of the most common concerns I hear from my clients is that they don't know how to create an outfit. What they don't realize is that putting an outfit together is as simple as 1-2-3, or in this case, 1-2-3-4-5. Here are five easy steps that will help anyone create the perfect outfit for any occasion.
Ask ten people what business casual means and you're sure to get ten different answers. While some advisers will suggest that you always represent the dress code of the client, industry, or culture you are engaging with, my stance is different.
In summer, I tend to gravitate towards clothes that are easy to wear, comfortable and practical. At the same time, I don't want to sacrifice style. Here are my picks for five easy summer style staples that will leave you cool, comfortable and looking super fab.
Every year, fashion-minded people resolve to transform their wardrobes in the hopes of purchasing fewer, higher quality items. From one designer sale shopper to another, here are my tried and true tips for getting that highly covetable investment piece for your wardrobe, for less.
Every January there's always so much talk about embracing the new. What we don't typically hear about in January is keeping the old -- hanging on to the things that really work. So this January, instead of focusing on the newest, latest and hottest, I'm going to appreciate five classic keepers.
Many of us ladies like to change things up. Every once in a while, we like to update our look or change the way we do things. Quite often, this can result in a bit of excess, adding to an already full closet or brimming drawers. How can we change the way we look, how we dress or put ourselves together, without adding more? How can we update our look with less?
With "Innofashion" as this season's theme, it's clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic! With many iconic tribal prints, colours and daring choices, this fashion and food festival was one of many sights.
If you're the kind of woman who literally wonders what to wear some days, maybe you're missing some of those anchor pieces that make it easy to build a variety of outfits from. Once you know what your staple pieces are, you'll have an easy foundation for dressing for any occasion, day or night.
Image is everything. When it comes to your image, the way you dress and how you are groomed make up the majority of a first impression. What are the top five image breakers, you ask?
Many clients tell me that they are tired of what's hanging in their closet because they feel they have nothing to wear. Sound familiar? For those of you looking to step it up a notch with your style, here are some things that will help you shine for years to come.
For many ladies, a change in season means a change in wardrobe -- and, inevitably, an upward change in your credit card balance. But stacking your drawers with classic, well-made pieces is a great way to save money and look amazing for any occasion.