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Readers Favorites: November 2017

November is coming to an end, though with Thanksgiving early this year, it has felt like December for a week now.  Lots of your favorite items from the month have sold out, but here are a few not to miss pieces that will help build out your wardrobe as we move into cold weather.

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Norana Slip-On

Client Pick! ED by Ellen DeGeneres

You can take a casual outfit from hot-mess, to intentionally sporty with a few simple updates. Think of the one woman in your neighborhood, who always looks cute, even when she’s just driving the kids around and running errands. The one you bump into at Target and wonder how she has it all together. Here’s the deal, looking like you have it all together, and actually having it all together are two very different things.

Chances are girlfriend is exhausted and overwhelmed just like the rest of us. I’m sure her recycling bin has more wine bottles than water bottles end of every week (just me?). But, she has the right pieces on hand to pull a look together with ease. That’s the only difference between her and the rest of us.

One of those pieces is a casual yet still polished shoe. When I found these while pulling for a client last week, I lost my mind, in a good way. Creating a fuss free outfit that can take you from the kids school, to a mid week lunch to Friday night drinks at your neighbors requires a little bit of thought. Your go-to sneaker can be appropriate, but not all the time and most slip-ons are a little too … I don’t know … stuffy? They never look quiet right.

Jeans for Curves

Client Pick: Jeans for Curves

Before you think I lost my mind, or unsubscribe, hear me out.

These jeans were “designed” by Khloe Kardashian. They are available at Nordstrom and when I first saw them; I rolled my eyes – hard. While I’ve been known to have a good Kardashian binge-a-thon on days where I choose zoning out as a coping mechanism for a particularly stress filled day, I would never, ever put their apparel in the dressing room of a client.

Ted Baker Scarf

Client Pick: Ted Backer “Magic” Scarf

Last week, I had a fun and productive styling session with a new client. We had already quickly edited her closet, shopped for a ton of updated pieces and were now at the last step when I come back to her closet and help her pull new outfits together. It’s my favorite part of our process because it’s the most creative.

It was during this appointment that we discovered what we dubbed, the “magic scarf” because it went with absolutely everything. Regardless of what color, or style we paired it with, it enhanced the look.

Client Pick Chiffon Cardigan

Client Pick: Wear Everywhere Cardigan

While I pulled back on working with new clients, every now and then someone super cool calls and it’s hard to say no. It’s nice to find myself in a place, after 10 years of taking every project that came my way, whether I wanted to do it or not, to finally be more selective about clients. It’s a win – win. I’m happy and enjoying my work again so the client gets the best of me, and therefore, the best result.

This week I worked with a fantastic woman, who is just down to earth and fun. I so appreciated where she was in life. She had her babies, moved a few times, transitioned from working outside to inside the home and, as a result, had nothing to wear.

Sound familiar?

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