Sharing Style Trends Still Going Strong in 2017 on KATU's Afternoon Live!

The start of every new year brings with it a desire for all things new including fashion.  Style trends, by definition can be very temporary and difficult to know which ones to pay attention to and which ones to steer clear of.  That being said, I’m excited to share a few of my favorite style trends that were around last year and are still going strong in 2017!  Hopefully this will bring some fresh inspiration and new focus for things you already have in your wardrobe. 

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Style secrets from Michelle Obama on KATU's Afternoon Live!

She may be the most stylish First Lady's this great country has ever known.  Michelle Obama consistently appears elegant, appropriate, comfortable and brimming with style and grace.  Thanks to the vastness of the interwebs, we're able to closely track her daily wardrobe over the last 8 years and catch the secrets of her strong style game.  I've zeroed in on the top 5 style tips I have gathered from her and was invited to share those on KATU's Afternoon Live here in Portland recently...

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2016 Fall Denim Trends on KATU in Portland

Denim is one of those timeless staples and can be found in every person's closet.  It is also becoming more widely embraced as 'office appropriate' making it an every day essential for most people.  These are the workhorses of our closets and an item definitely worth investing in.

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Personal Style Story: Emily...in her own words

Emily and I met at a Style Night where I presented several months ago in the Bay Area and she booked her first Sort, Shop & Style the very next day!  I asked Emily to share a bit more of what the process was like for her personally.  We snapped these images around the beautiful home she shares with her husband Ed and her sweet pup Oppenheimer (Oppie).  Here's what she had to say....

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The Sip and Style Social Event

Style nights are one of my favorites.  Not everyone is going to hire a personal stylist but everyone can use a little inspiration and further knowledge around the clothes they're wearing.  It has become a really exciting forum to share new style perspective, demonstrate those style nuances that make an outfit your own and answer questions real-time for so many women.  As someone who is not a huge fan of public speaking, it feels so natural and fun to get up in front of a group and help make style a little more accessible to everyone!

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Unique Personal Style: How to make your clothes work for YOU!

We all have them in our closet, those items that are awesome on so many levels and yet something just seems...off.  Maybe you were excited about certain aspects when you bought it and now you reach to put it on, look in the mirror and then take it off and hang it up again.  I had many items in my own closet with that same story.  So I decided to do something about it and, for a little money and bit of effort, I have a whole new selection of pieces I can't get enough of!!  Let me tell you how I did it...

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Splurge vs. Skimp

Happy New Year, friends!!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are finding your way back into regular routine with ease.  Along with fresh resolutions, a new gym membership, a kick-ass juice cleanse and the anticipation of a new year, there is one other t...

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Preparing your closet for winter!!

I don’t know many people who LOVE small talk about the weather, but let’s face it, within the context of your wardrobe, it bears discussing.  For those of us in the Pacific Northwest, we’re in those awkward days of half sunshine / half torrential downpour finished off...

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Get the most from your closet: Part III

As someone who quite enjoys the shopping experience and is forever seeking to curate the perfect wardrobe, I’ve also come to realize that there can be something lost in the constant quest for what’s ‘new’.  True personal style is not about the latest trend or the right...

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Get the most from your closet: Part II

Have you ever been stuck in a serious style rut?  Of course you have...because we all have. It happens to the best of us as we get busy and struggle to find inspiration on how to make our clothes work for us.  Instead of heading out to go shopping, here are a few additional tips to help you break out of that rut!!  

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Get the most from your closet: Part I

Have you ever stood in front of your closet, looking at the many clothes hanging there but your one thought was, "I have nothing to wear!'?  I hear you.  This is first in a 3 part series on 'How to get the most from your closet'.  There are a few fresh approaches that will hopefully help you create some new looks from items you already own.  

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A t-shirt and jeans...3 unique looks!

We all have them our closet....a t-shirt and jeans.  Sadly they are often dismissed as the 'I'm not trying at all today' outfit.  But when you're starting with great fitting, well-made basics, they can become the foundation pieces for endless amazing looks!

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