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 […]

on plus-size dressing

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of giving style makeovers to three teachers for the National Education Association‘s Back-to-School video series. A couple weeks ago I featured on Alexandria Stylebook the first […]

sending teachers back to school in style

I received an email this past spring from a producer at a local film company. He was looking for a wardrobe stylist to be a part of a project for the National Education […]

unexpected combinations: dress over pants

The first time I rocked a dress over pants was 1992. I was, ahem, much younger and just thought the combo was so cool. So edgy. So different. Dress! And Pants! Together! Genius! […]

some things never change

Last week, I wrote about how personal style can evolve over time. As we age, our tastes and personal style naturally shift. A few days later, I was prepping for a fall photoshoot […]

style in your sixties

Photography by Kirk McGurk After twenty years working in retail and fashion including and running a personal styling business for seven of those years, I know that personal style continues. It continues after […]

why not wear it again?

I did something revolutionary this week. Ok, maybe it wasn’t revolutionary, but it was definitely out of my comfort zone. I wore the same exact thing — two days in a row. I […]

style tip: get your roll on

As a personal stylist, our job is not just about the pieces we select for our clients, but how they wear those pieces. Some of the most common questions I get are about […]

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