Fashion, Style and Shopping

The Art of Breaking the Rules

Style rules are meant to be broken, and some of the best dressed women in the world, certainly some of the most interestingly and authentically dressed women in the world, dress to the beat of their own drum. They don’t follow a formula. They don’t dress according to a dogma. They break all kinds of style […]

10 Questions for Finding Your Style

I’m intrigued by personal style.  On this blog, there are many articles and videos about personal style and signature style. But how do you obtain a style?  We know it can’t be purchased in a store, so where do you find it? I’ve met many women who stumble on this very issue.  They want to be […]

Discovering Your Signature Style

If you’d love to develop your own signature style, something I’d encourage you to do (and you can learn more about my own signature style, and that of my friend and colleague Imogen Lamport, here),  then this video takes you through a short process you can use to explore and develop your very own signature style.  

Signature Style

I’ve talked before about personal style – what it is and why it can’t be purchased in a store. And I’ve explored the difference between personal style and signature style. And in this post, I want to share with you more about signature style.  In this video, Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style Blog and […]

The Difference Between Personal and Signature Style

Personal style is of great interest to me.  Personal style is exactly that – personal to you.  Unique to you.  Nobody but you needs to see the beauty and magic in your personal style.  That’s one of its hallmarks.  And one of its beauties. Personal style is an inside job.  It’s something you create for […]

No Repeat November Style Challenge

I’m delighted to support and be part of Imogen Lamport’s No Repeat November Style Challenge. Are you joining us? No Repeat November is all about shopping your wardrobe — hey, there’s something I’m passionate about!  This is a style challenge I can really get into! The purpose The purpose of No Repeat November is to get […]

Fabulous Fashionistas

This documentary trailer showcases six women with an average age of mid 80s and their fabulous approach to style, aging and being gorgeous.  Along with Advanced Style, this would have to be one of the most inspirational and relevant pieces I have come across in recent times when it comes to true style, living life in […]

Style Secrets From Our Grandmothers Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of Style Lessons from our Grandmothers.  If you missed part 1, you can catch up here. To recap, in a recent article in the Huffington Post proposed that our grandmother’s dressed better than we do now.  I agree, mostly… and I have some advances and additions to the ideas expressed in the HuffPost piece. […]

Style Secrets From Our Grandmothers Part 1

A recent article in the Huffington Post proposed that our grandmother’s dressed better than we do now. And in many ways I agree with that.  I reflect on the style lessons I learned from my grandmother (which I wrote about shortly after she died in 2012) and agree that many of her strategies in shopping, getting […]

How Early Shopping Messages Shape Our Style

I was talking with someone recently about their early shopping and style messages.  They had experienced a very specific set of experiences as a young woman where clothes buying decisions had been taken out of her hands and the clothing she wore was proscribed to her.  This left her with little to no choice in what she […]