Radio silence last week because I was in Vegas and what happens there stays there (well except for the photo proof below and on Instagram). In truth, Vegas was full of wild days in a convention hall attending MAGIC, a fashion buying tradeshow, where I got a sneak peek at what we’ll see in stores soon (hint: lots of greens). It was inspirational both in the creative styling sense and also because I had the opportunity to meet fashion folks from all over.
These sort of events always make me reflect on what I can do different and better and I usually come up with a long list. This week, as I think about the list I made last week, I’m promising myself to also remember all of the ways I’m pretty awesome and staying true to them. Here’s wishing you the same, Foxes. Happy Monday! xo
P.S. Oscar Faves coming Wednesday!
Obligatory Vegas (& Harley?) sign selfie. It was super crowded as you can see– Anastajza and I were too impatient to wait for a clear shot!
True story: when I was in college I was a student teacher in a high school history/english combo class (I clearly had another calling). One of the lessons I taught was about Martin Luther King, Jrs.’ I Have a Dream Speech. As much for the kids, it was a lesson for me as well. If Monday posts didn’t give it away, I love words and quotes and until then I had no idea how beautiful the whole speech, not just the parts we all know, is. I definitely recommend a read or, even better a listen, if you didn’t have a teacher as great as me (kidding, I was terrible, that was my shining moment).
As you enjoy a day of downtime and maybe some amazing three-day-weekend sales, I thought it would be nice to take a moment to be be inspired by the man whose dreams and determination we honor today. Happy holiday weekend Monday, Foxes! xo
‘Tis officially the season, Foxes! I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgivings and amazing holiday weekends full of fun (and shopping!). I personally enjoyed filling every minute with friends, family and football.
Today, I’m switching gears and staring down a busy holiday schedule full of clients, parties and a plane trip or two. Steeling myself to face frantic, festive fun, I remembered this quote, one of my faves from The Glitter Guide, and thought it perfectly summed up all we really need this season. With a smile, some shine and bubbles, we can take on anything the holidays can throw at us. Here’s to fun and festivities! Happy Monday! xo
So, imagine you’re jetting off to attend a fashion conference in another city and, when you arrive and unpack your suitcase, you realize you forgot a shoe. Not a pair of shoes, just a single shoe (say the left one) from the perfect pair for the event. It’s enough to ruin your whole day, much less your whole outfit. I know, I did it last week.
If you’re like me, shoes really can make or break your day. And if you’re also like me, they can also make or break your foot–I insist on being able to walk in what I wear. And, when the perfect style combines with the perfect step, you feel like you can (and you often do) conquer the world. Here’s to starting the week off on the right foot (like my shoe that made the trip). Happy Monday, Foxes. xo
I’m not sure if you noticed while you were indulging in an extra hour of time-change fun, but the holidays arrived with a vengance this weekend. I mean Saturday morning I still had Halloween make-up on my eyes (so hard to get off!) when I passed a santa-at-the-mall snowscape on my way to being served a latte in a red Starbucks cup. Crazy.
Being someone who’s drawn to shiny objects, I’m making an effort not to be blinded by tinsely December decor before the Thanksgiving turkey even hits the table. One way I’m keeping focus: practicing gratitude for all the amazing people and opportunities in my life (you included, Foxes!). As the first week of November hits, do the same and make sure to appreciate all of the reasons (people!) behind your holiday planning. Happy Monday! xo
I had the best outfit creation appointment with a client this weekend! Last month she and I pulled a full-on What Not To Wear, investing in an entirely new wardrobe, which she needed after dropping several sizes. In the dressing room, I pushed her to try new shapes, colors and styles on her new body and she surprised herself by loving many of them. Flash forward to last Saturday, she’s had the chance to live with the pieces and tells me how she recently paired an awesome new skirt with a gorge flowy floral blouse. She says the combo was a bit boxy, but my advice to make sure to define her waist was in her mind and continues, “I needed a belt and didn’t have a perfectly matchy one, so I just grabbed the leopard print and went for it.” So. Proud.
Now, I love a good pop of leopard and, by coincidence, was wearing a leopard belt/plaid shirt combo at the very moment I heard this glorious story, but that’s not the point. The point is, by pushing herself to take a risk, my client looked fab and permanently expanded her style boundaries. This week, channel her as inspiration and push yourself to try something new, fashion or otherwise. You’ll be bolder, and maybe even more stylish, forever for it. Happy Monday, Foxes! xo
I can’t tell you how often I work with clients who beat themselves up about imaginary flaws in their figure. In my line of work, I see a lot of people in their skivvies. Trust me when I say, no one’s perfect and pretty much everyone’s way more banging than they imagine. There are few better work moments for me than when clients realize this and appreciate their figures and believe they look great. Of course, I like to think it’s because their uber-stylist picked amazing clothes. While that’s partially true, most of it also has to do with the styling process and knocking down the walls of negativity blocking them from seeing their best selves along the way.
As you head into a new week, keep this in mind and be nice to yourself, Foxes! Appreciate all of the good you do and accentuate all of your positive. Because, there’s lots of it. I promise. Happy Monday! xoxo