street style: jenn barger

Photography Credit: Sarah Marcella Photography I remember the day Jenn Barger and I met. It was more than 11 years ago. I had just started my first business — a boutique on 17th […]

the closet resolution: 3 steps to keeping your wardrobe in check

The end of 2015 was a one of the busiest times of my life, both personally and professionally.  I traveled to Bangkok to see my family, lived through a major renovation to our […]

giving the gift of a fresh start

Just last week, I shopped with a 60-something recent retiree with a new lease on life; a young, new mom juggling a baby and promotion at work; a wife and mother with grown […]

holiday party dress code: four tips to use right now

One of the most common questions I get as a personal stylist in the DC area is, “How do I go from work to after-work with colleagues?” It’s like you need to be […]

travel style decoded

It’s that season…I am not talking turkeys and stockings and menorahs.  I am talking planes, trains, and automobiles. I am no exception. I am hitting the road – make that air – next […]

street style: betsy garcete

I have owned two businesses in my life – a boutique in DC and now, a styling business. If there’s one thing I have learned as a woman starting, running, and growing her […]

three easy ways to shop your closet this fall

One of our most popular services with our clients is the Shop Your Closet. This is when we take what is in our clients’ closets and rework, reinvent…restyle.  We create looks based on […]

from “fat” pants to wide leg

It’s Halloween this week so what better time to take a peek at one of my scariest stye moments. Back in my college days, I was a warehouse-frequenting, house-music thumping, up-all-night-dancing raver. Truth. […]

fashion trends into closet staples

Photo Credit: Emma McAlary Remember the wedge sneaker? The brightly colored denim? Juicy Couture track suits? Trucker hats? Timberland-esque heeled booties? Butterfly hair clips? Fashion trends and fads by and large come and […]

denim organization 101

Earlier this week, I paid a visit to Elizabeth’s closet to audit her denim wardrobe. We touched on one of the ways I organize denim–folded, categorized and then stacked light to dark. Everyone […]

beyond the lbd: the little black tuxedo

The fall season is officially here and, if you live in the DC area, with it comes fall gala season. I have been busy dressing clients in gowns, cocktail dresses and more for […]

the red lip: a video

I’m not a big makeup person. Clothes, shoes, accessories? Yes, yes and yes. But makeup? I have always kept it pretty minimal–particularly when it comes to lip color. We are talking Burt’s Bees […]

fall kick-off…in the heat

Photography Emma McAlary It is hard to think about fall clothing when you’re in your shorts…sweating. But it is coming. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year in this area, […]

dc style factory goes neo-victorian

In July, our team styled a 13-page Neo-victorian-themed photo shoot for Northern Virginia Magazine. Our work is primarily one-on-one with clients, developing and refining real-world style for busy men and women. It was […]

sending teachers back to school in style: part three

Last week I featured the second teacher from the National Education Association’s back-to-school makeover video series. I wrote about plus-size style, my dos and don’ts. This week we have our last teacher in […]

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