‘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 love this acronym/saying. Written on a note or signed at the bottom of a letter, it’s a super simple way to tell someone how special they are. I first heard it in college and still have notes with it from those days posted up in my office. They remind me on stressful or down days I’m loved. I hope today’s post inspires you to send some similarly lasting good vibes out in the world and to share these six letters with someone you care about. I promise it’ll earn you both a smile.
The person who first shared it with me is having a hard week. I hope when she sees this, she’ll know this post, and the love that y’all are putting out in the world as a result, are inspired her & the people she loves. Happy Monday, Foxes. Share the love. 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 came across this quote on Pinterest the other day and thought, “well isn’t that the truth?” In addition to an innate talent for styling, I excel at two other things: 1. keeping the important people and things in perspective and 2. picking the most expensive item on the shelf.
Today, I hope you join me and Coco and take some time to enjoy the most wonderful and simple things like friends, family and, in my world, puppies. Sometimes it’s all you can do while you save up for those second-most-wonderful things. Happy Monday, Foxes. xo
When trying on clothes, a question I always ask clients is “does it feel like you?” Sometimes clothes look amazing on you, but if they don’t express you or your style, they’re not for you. It’s always a happy moment when clients have a definitive answer to my question and even more exciting when they don’t. Working with a client to discover their personal style and and then seeing the happiness that comes when we find it is one of the best feelings a stylist can have.
The week (or two) ahead on Fawkeshunter is all about amping up your personal style. Well we’re always about that, but looking at the calendar, there will be even higher concentrations of it. Everything from what works and what doesn’t (VMA & Emmy’s Best and Worst Dressed!!) to fall trends to (of course) rulebreaking pieces that will make those trends your own. Get ready for the fun and have a happy Monday, Foxes. xo
Last week was a really great week for me. New clients, new connections and new opportunities, most of which were the direct result of taking some chances and putting myself and Fawkeshunter out there. Just like compliments received after taking a fashion risk, these successes were a great reminder of the rewards that await us when we live life boldly.
Today, let the doors that opened for me be an inspiration to you. Take a risk or two and make bold moves toward what you’re dreaming of achieving, or at the very least, what you’re dreaming of wearing. Happy Monday, Foxes. Knock loudly.
Forget orange or pink or whatever is the new black. Seize today and make now the new later by picking one thing you’ve been putting off and getting it done this week.
Seizing my now, I’m hustling in LA so I can work here as well as SF, have an amazing new assistant who is helping me keep you updated and in style (you’ll meet her soon) and a fancy new set of work and life goals (you’ll also hear about). Hope some of that inspires you. Happy Monday, Foxes. xo