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When I recently attended a middle school production of Grease to see the junior rendition of this tongue-in-cheek look at 1950s teenage culture in the U.S., my eye was immediately drawn to the full-skirted plaid and polka dot dresses worn by the talented 7th grader playing the lead role of…
Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The Summer Shoe Pledge

For those of you who have been in our community for a while, you may recall that we used to share The Summer Shoe Pledge each year in our summer newsletter. Originally emailed to us in 1999, I’m not sure who authored it, but I do know this light-hearted oath…
Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Your Visual Resume

Recently, I had the privilege to present one of our signature workshops, “Your Visual Resume,” to a group of students at a local women’s college. The students were fantastic and eager for advice on how to navigate the tricky wardrobe transition from classroom to office. Now that that the caps…
  My years as a former accessory buyer for Talbots came home to roost recently when I was working with a new Dressing Well client. My client confessed she had only two accessories in her wardrobe that she felt comfortable wearing–a pearl necklace and matching pearl earrings that had been given…
Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The Skinny on Jeans Shopping

Buying a great pair of jeans can be a daunting experience. With the exception of finding a suitable swimsuit, jeans top the list of most stressful shopping experiences for most women (and often men too!). With a multitude of brands, cuts and styles, you may become overwhelmed before you even…
Monday, 13 April 2015

5 Fresh Spins on Navy Blue

Being married to a State Trooper, I’ve acquired a certain level of respect for all things blue. This season, navy blue is commanding my attention in many new ways. It is timeless, exudes confidence, and says ‘perfectly polished’ like no other color. It has been a personal thrill to see…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Train Your Eye

My freshman basketball coach was the first person I recall telling me I had a “good eye.” Back then it was because I could consistently put the ball in the basket from outside the key. Given the fact that I was vertically challenged and seriously lacking in most other basic…
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Revisiting Paris

One of the best parts of being a stylist is experiencing a small part of the trips your clients take. Researching the weather, reviewing their itineraries and coordinating outfits that will help them feel terrific each day they are away is very rewarding. When I was recently asked to help…
Sunday, 08 March 2015

The Power of Red (Part II)

Mary Lou Andre’s post a few weeks back about the power of red got me thinking. I love incorporating red into the wardrobes of my clients too. Red makes me think of energy, power and determination and totally punches up your look for the season.
Like most New Englanders, I have just about had it with the day-to-day nuisances caused by so much snow here this winter. However, I must say that one of the up sides of this weather for me and my family is the extended ski season we now have. One of…
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