11.19.19

The Long and Short of It

One of the first things we do with a client — before the closet work, shopping, or outfit creation — is sit down and define their personal style. We walk through a slew […]
09.17.19

Call of the Wild

Animal print is one of those trends that has been on-trend for so long it feels like a staple. We have been putting animal print flats, pumps, boots in clients’ closets for the […]
08.12.19

Travel Style: Dressing For Heat And Humidity Overseas

I pack my clients for all sorts of trips and vacations. Most recently, I created looks and put together a carryon (only) of outfits for a trip to Prague. Most of our clients’ […]
07.08.19

How To Buy What Really Works: Our Top 5 Tips To Shop Smart

Don’t underestimate the emotional power of shopping. We do it when we are happy. We do it when we are sad. We do it when we have had a rough day at work. […]
06.10.19

The Third Piece? Not in This Heat. Here Are 5 Ways Two-Piece Dressing Can Still Look Polished.

We all know the rule of the Third Piece, right? If not, it’s the styling guideline Nordstrom used to give to their employees to put together, well, a put-together look. It has since […]
05.06.19
DC Style Factory Team in ALexandria, VA

Team DC Style Factory

If you ask any business owner, they will always tell you that the most difficult part of running a business is hiring the right people. I am no exception. I feel I am […]
04.08.19

4 Ways To Reframe the “Spring” Jacket

Spring jackets in the D.C. area are useless. Locals all joke that the DMV spring season lasts maybe two weeks and then we are in the dead heat and humidity of summer. That […]
03.11.19

Maybe Sparks Don’t Need To Fly

People think our business is about fashion and shopping and it is…kind of. When I think about all the closets and wardrobes we have worked on in the last 10 years (nearly 2,000), […]
02.26.19

How To Wear Cropped Wide-Leg Pants Now and Later

Truth be told, I didn’t buy into this cropped, wide-leg thing for a long time. When they first arrived on the scene, most of my clients felt dumpy and not at all stylish […]
12.10.18

My 5 Tried & True Gifts: How To Shop Like a Pro for Your Loved Ones this Holiday Season

In this day and age where people are giving experiences rather than things, do you really need or want that same v-neck sweater from Aunt Mildred? What about the 10 millionth winter scarf […]
11.13.18

The Local Bloggers I Am Currently Following and Loving

When I first started as a personal stylist, I often used celebrities to help clients define their personal styles. Are you an Audrey Hepburn? A Kate Moss? These days, though, I also turn […]
10.09.18

Teen & ‘Tween Style: A Stylist’s Daughter’s Perspective

When I was teenager everyone was wearing Forenza, Outback Red, and Benetton. I remember vividly shopping the Benetton sales once a year with my mom and stocking up. My all-time favorite was a […]
08.17.18

The Importance of “Crazy Rich Asians”

When the preview for Crazy Rich Asians came out this past spring, I watched the two-minute trailer on YouTube no less than 30 times. With a mixture of joy, excitement, and disbelief, I […]
07.09.18

How To Combat Sweat (without Compromising Your Style)

If you were outside this past week, you know the humid D.C. summer has officially arrived. The question isn’t if you will sweat…it’s how much will you sweat. When I dress my clients, […]
05.07.18

The Met Gala: A Stylist Interprets the Spectacle for Real Life

Now that the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has come and gone the true lovers of fashion look forward to the fashion event of the year, tonight’s Met Gala. Unlike the WHCD, which is a […]


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