outfit ideas, weekend + lounging

what to wear: wine festival

two outfit options for a wine festival

Tis the season for summer festivals and my favorite is the Encinitas Wine Festival that’s happening here this weekend in Northern San Diego. It’s one of those where all the best around the area gather to benefit some great local charities, sip delicious wines and taste local cuisine. Since most wine festivals happen outdoors, you definitely want to


inner + outer beauty, transform your style

how to embrace the 2nd half of your life



ageless style

what to wear: silver hair goddess

what to wear with platinum hair

Whether you’re a silver sister or you’re thinking about joining us, this outfit is to inspire you. Whatever your age, when you decide to quit coloring your hair and show your ‘gray’ locks, you will find that: a) your coloring changes and some colors don’t look as great on you anymore, and b) that people start seeing


15 items, 20+ looks

15 items, 20+ looks: casual summer, part 4

15 items wardrobe planning for summer

How to look effortlessly cool AND stay cool in the summer heat? Well, here’s my final 4 pieces to have this summer which round out the 15 items. Again, these are meant to be ultra casual and although you’re wearing shorts, denim and tees, these don’t convey ‘sloppy.’ I admit I threw in some dark wash jean trousers for


stylist tips + tricks, wardrobe planning

why we never end up wearing our ‘nice’ clothes – and 4 steps to fix it

how to organize your closet so you wear clothes

When I think of the many closets and wardrobes I’ve seen in my work, it goes without saying that I also sense and hear a multitude of feelings and thoughts from my client’s emotional closet as well. Like our physical closets, our emotional closets can become disorganized and dated in a blink of an eye


15 items, 20+ looks

15 items, 20+ looks: casual summer, part 3

15 items, 20 outfits summer casual

As we head into part 3 of the key casual summer wardrobe series, you are hopefully starting to see a theme of navy, denim and white with pops of color. It makes it easier to create multiple outfits by creating a simple color plan – and, many of these items can work straight into fall. 8. Wide leg


15 items, 20+ looks

15 items, 20+ looks: casual summer, part 2

15 items, 20+ outfits for summer

Adding on to the first part of my casual summer series are items 5 through 7. The goal of these 15 items are to keep you cool in very warm weather yet still keep you stylish. And today I’m featuring white. Lighter colors help keep you cool and when you wear white, make sure to wear