05/24/15 Now that you’ve thrown out unwanted or outdated pieces, it’s time to see how we can work with what you already have in your closet. It could be that perfect fitting blazer you have or that favorite cashhmere sweater that you just can’t let go of. We can work around these pieces and create multiple outfits based around these favorite items. I call them “versatile” pieces or “investment” pieces, depending on how much you’ve spent on the items, quality and timelessness. It’s all about maximizing these items, and making them go a long way. With my help, I can help you channel your inner stylist and figure out how to create your own sense of style with pieces that you already know flatter your figure and expanding on that. For example, remember that perfect fitting blazer you have? These days, you can dress blazers up or down or from day to night. A tailored blazer can be worn casually with a pair of skinny jeans during the day or over a some basic trousers for the office. The below illustration, is a perfect example of how to wear a blazer 3 ways: There really are no rules, as […]
05/07/15 Don’t know what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Running out of time until Mother’s Day? Wanna get her something original? Or help her out around the house? Then get her the perfect gift of a Closet Maximizer and/or Power Shopper service, provided by yours truly. She’ll appreciate the thought of hiring someone to clean out her closet, maximizing her wardrobe AND going on a shopping spree with style advice! She will thank you for days to come! Believe me! 🙂 For more info, call me at 204.951.6432 and I’ll be happy to help you out!
Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my homage to Ugg boots. Like I said before in my previous post, I have never been a fan of Uggs, until a short while ago. One of the main reasons why is that, these boots that weren’t very pretty, lasted for so long. I couldn’t understand it. Maybe I should own a pair myself to realize the true Ugg experience. I get it now. The sheepskin in them are extremely comfy, no matter how Uggly I think they are. People eat them up because they’re easy to throw on. The history of Ugg boots actually dates back to 1978. A fellow named Brian Smith believed that these boots which originated in Australia would be a git in Southern California. He started selling them on the beach and he was right, surfers wore them, surfers’ girlfriends wore them and basically beach bums. They soon became a symbol of the casual Southern Californian lifestyle. A few years later, thanks to Britney Spears and other celebrities, mainstream followed suit and next thing you know, everyone and their little doggies were wearing them. It became a trend that lasted a little too long for my liking. […]
I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had it with the cold weather. By this time, most Winnipeggers are pretty sick and tired of the snow and cold. For some, January/February is the time to head out to much warmer places like Mexico or Cuba, rather than stick around for the cold. But for those of us who are stuck here, temperature in the -10 would be like being on a beach. Unfortunately, along with the cold, we are still stuck with wearing layers, snow zone signs, warming up the car for 10 minutes beforehand and tons of snowbanks. For this season, I relish in getting prepared and facing whatever Winnipeg temperatures throw at me. I have to feel warm and wear good footwear in order to brave our temperatures. As a busy mom, I am forever running around and driving, so it’s important for me to be able to wear a sensible pair of boots like Sorels. I’m not talking about Doc Martens either. They are more of a fashion boot than anything and not at all practical for Winnipeg Winters. And although, not too long ago I wasn’t a fan of Ugg boots. In fact, I was […]
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope everyone in Winnipeg is enjoying the mild weather we’re having lately. It’s not -50! I’m not sure if we’re getting -50 back any time soon but I am definitely taking advantage right now. Yes, I’m talking about wearing lighter, less bulker Winter gear. For Christmas, I got a new coat by Minimum(shown here) which is more suitable for Fall/Spring, but I had to rock it. I think it’s pretty wonderful and perfect for me. In the Winter, I usually choose comfort and practicality over being fashionable. Gone are the days of wearing hot leather booties in the snow with a cute peacoat. Not only is it not practical, it’s also uncomfortable. In -50 cold, I’ll be give me my parka and Sorels any day. What can I say, I’m older and kind of wiser now. Thankfully, these days, it’s only in the late teens and not a ridiculous high windchill. So, out comes the lighter, less bulkier, more fashionable gear. I’m wearing my Minimum coat, which has a fabulous cowl neck, biker zipper and length up to my knees. Again, not too tight, loose enough but stylish. I got this stylish mom thing down. I […]
As Summer comes to an end, some of us are either dreading the end of everyday sunshine filled with hot days , lazing around with the kids or embracing the Fall and looking forward to routine once again. I, for one have come to terms with the leaves turning color, the sun setting earlier and the cooler days. More importantly, I look forward to the newest Fall fashion! The basic Fall staple colors are back, like jewel tones, animal print and khaki colors, as well as heavy/thin knit sweaters, boyfriend jeans, booties and wedges for footwear. But this season offers more texture and edge to basic Fall looks! Here’s a glimpse of the hottest items this Fall has to offer and some tips on how to wear them: 1) The sweater – In addition to the heavier, chunkier sweater, there’s a new sweater in town. Although, the thicker sweaters are still popular this season, I’m seeing alot of thinner, even see through styles that can be layered over a dress or a skirt. Here’s one in a grass green color: Wear with skinny jeans or over a dress, long or short. If wearing a short dress, or even a skirt, […]
As a mom, trying to be stylish and practical can be a fine line to draw. I am always one for style, but ever since I became a mom, I’ve always tried to merge style and practicality in one harmonious outfit. You just have to. It’s just a matter of finding the right balance of style and function. If you’re a mom and you can rock heels while pushing a stroller, then kudos to you. I, for one (although I’ve been known to run in my heels many moons ago), cannot see the practicality of wearing heels while, pushing a stroller, especially for a long period of time It was only a few years ago that there was a market for stylish moms. Usually, being a “stylish” mom was only afforded to the rich…until now. Thanks to celebrity moms, it’s now more common to see moms in Uggs, Sorels or Hunter rain boots. The latter 2 more practical than the first against weather conditions but still, Uggs provide warmth and comfort. Nevertheless, celebrity moms rockin’ some of these items has made theme popular and fashionable because of their practicality. It wasn’t in the last 5 years that they’ve become more […]
In Winnipeg, it can be a daunting task to keep warm during the Winter season. We are all too familiar with getting up earlier than usual in the morning so that we can layer on our winter gear. And with school kids, add another 15 mins per child. Fortunately, we’ve been lucky that the weather is has been milder than what we anticipate. These days, it’s almost pointless to wear the Canada Goose or even the Sorel’s on some days. Gone are the days where we have to wrap our scarf 4 times around ourselves and the kids. At the mall, the winter accessories are on sale by the bins. Lots and lots of “infinity scarfs” that were hot last winter and now, just sitting in a store collecting dust, priced at $5. It’s because they are too much fabric for our neck and our current climate. Definitely, there’s no need for ear muffs either.But as your trusty stylist, I have found the perfect “neck warmer”. Introducing…the Muffler! It’s handmade by a girlfriend of mine and comes in many colours. She charges $10 and there is no need for all the fabric that a regular scarf gives. With the Muffler, […]
Hello to you all!!! I know. I know. It's been ages since my last post, but I've been busy!!! A good busy, where I was up to my ears with fashion projects.