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Editor’s Note: To keep our valued community of fashion and style enthusiasts appropriately informed and inspired as we get through the coronavirus pandemic, we have launched The Stay-At-Home Fashionista blog series. Please send an email to blog@dressingwell.com if there are any topics you’d like to see covered. We will provide timely and relevant content to help you soar on Zoom calls, feel better in your loungewear, organize your closets, look at what you have with fresh eyes, master self-care, and become a more savvy online shopper as we all stay home and abide by important social distance mandates.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Winterize Your Closet

Winter seems never-ending when you’re smack in the middle of it. Our wardrobes are often on the frontlines of this unpredictable season, taking hit after hit from rain, snow, ice, slush, wind and often brutal temperatures. 
2016 is off to a great start here at Dressing Well. Our consultants are busy helping their clients look their personal best and our first blog post for 2016 aims to help you start the New Year with some fresh style too. Enjoy!
If you're interested in kicking your wardrobe up a notch this holiday season without breaking the bank, these 5 holiday wardrobe staples are a great place to start.
I love Thanksgiving, cooking and fashion. In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d combine my joy for cooking and clothes by sharing an easy "recipe" for bringing order to your closet.
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Athleisure: Making Activewear Work!

Wikipedia terms athleisure as “…a trend in fashion in which clothing designated for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.” It has arisen from women (sorry guys, but mostly women) choosing to…
Monday, 19 October 2015

Leather Weather

What is “leather weather”? It’s the time of year when cool and sophisticated leather (and suede!) fabrics that instantly shout fall, fashion and fun come out of the closet. While lots of leather and suede can be worn year-round, true "leather weather" celebrates leather and suede looks that mimic the…
Monday, 28 September 2015

Is Hosiery History?

While word on the street in some circles is that traditional pantyhose are history, we could not disagree more. The "executive presence" discussion regarding all types of hosiery has as much to do with industry, company, ethnicity, situation, age, leadership goals, body type, personal style and, of course, common sense…
Fall is off to a great start here at Dressing Well. Our consultants are busy working with their private clients and our workshop and speaking schedule is in high gear. We are truly blessed to be doing work we love. Of course our fall is never truly underway until our…
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…
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