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Work Wear: Denim

Denim has become one of the most popular fabrics to wear over the past few years. While denim has been around for more than a century, it didn’t become popular until James Dean wore them in a Rebel Without a Cause in the 1950s. It became high fashion, however, in the 1980’s when popularized by […]

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Work Wear: Maxi Dress

I’m often asked to come into organizations to do so some training and coaching around workplace etiquette. This can range from personal branding, to professional attire, to international dining etiquette. However, by far the post popular topic centers around what’s appropriate to wear to work. Instead of trying to cover everything in one post, I […]

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Get Ready for Spring with These 10 Fashion Pairings

Ready for spring? As you get out of your wool turtlenecks and warm gloves, watching spring roll in may give you a moment of panic. What do you wear when you come out of hibernation? Here are a few fashion pairings that can ease you into the spring/summer season in style! 1. Crinkled scarves and […]

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How to Properly Wear Fragrances

Do you have a signature fragrance? Fragrances have evolved over the years originally created from florals or spices. They were developed into oils capturing bold scents of nature like orange blossom, gardenia, rose, spice and vanilla. Modern day perfumiers learned to create synthetic scents to expand the breath of options, which is why we have […]

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Holiday Looks on AM Northwest

I’m back on AM Northwest showcasing three fabulous holiday looks for the winter seasons. Right now the big trends this season are lace, velvet and sequin. But truly it’s all about the bling this season. I’ve brought on three models that will give you some style inspiration no matter your size, age, or occasion. Check […]

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The New Power Dressing: Building a Confident Wardrobe

The term power dressing originated in the late 1970s and became the cornerstone of women’s corporate attire in the 1980s.  Power dressing included asexual severely structured suits in neutral coloring similar to mens suiting. It was a way to remove the femininity or sexuality from women’s attire signaling that she “took herself seriously” or was […]

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3 Wardrobe Woes & How to Make Them Disappear

As a confident and image coach, I hear from my clients about the things that stress them out when it comes to creating a confident image. I’ve chosen three of those stressful situations to share with you. They’re pretty common, but there are solutions. What do they have in common? Wearing things that make you […]

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Save Time & Money with Your Style Intention

Ladies, did you know we spend on average $1,800 every year on new clothes. Considering that you wear on average 20% of what you purchase, you are in effect wasting over $1,400 a year buying items that just don’t suit you. This means wasted time in front of the mirror trying to “find something to […]

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Get Your Fall Favorites TODAY!

Nordstrom Early Access for card holders start today! Even though you may have just got used to summer, it’s time to set your mind on all things fall to take advantage of some amazing deals. Early access is July 13-20th, which is one full week ahead of everyone else Don’t have a card? No worries, apply for […]

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3 Great Options for Wedding Guest Attire

Wedding Guest Attire Ok, we all witnessed the the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a few weeks and the haute couture worn by the guests was as exciting as the event itself. While you may not be attending such a formal and elaborate affair, you still may be a bit nervous about what […]