How To Stay Ahead of the Holiday Hustle and Bustle…in Style

Is your holiday calendar filled with cooking, hosting, and shopping? This long list of to-do’s makes it difficult to find time for yourself! The TSALT team asked our leading lady, Tamara Saltonstall, to share some pointers on how to stay ahead of the holiday hustle and bustle.

Elaine Kim Fur Coat, $598 | Frame Le High Straight Cropped Denim, $220 | White Long Sleeve by Velvet, $68 | all available at TSALT


Tamara’s Style Tips

1. Eliminate morning stress by picking out your outfit the night before and steam it if you can. It may seem like a simple fix, but it’s one less thing to think about in the morning.

2. Always have three monochromatic outfits hanging together in your closet. These are instant options for when you are in a pinch. Tamara likes to have a black, a gray, and a navy outfit ready to go at all times.

3. If you’re going shopping for that fabulous outfit, be prepared. Bring along your favorite heels, Spanx, and lipstick. You’ll feel better about yourself in the fitting room, and you’ll get the total look without having to try it on again at home (and potentially returning it).

Ecru Pants, $108 | Ecru Leather Jacket, $440 | Frame Satin Cami, $195
Accessories: Catherine Osti Cuffs, $238 | Catherine Osti Clutch, $298
all available at TSALT


Tamara’s Self-Care Tips

1. Wash and style your hair in the evenings before bed. This will save you so much time in the mornings. Take a quick brush to it and you’re out the door. Plus, day-old hair looks more effortless and chic!

2. Keep a toothbrush and hairspray in your glove compartment or desk drawer. This is an easy way to keep wild hairs at bay after a mid-day workout.

3. Grab a set of light free-weights and turn on your favorite show. Before you know it you’ll be doing arm curls for 30 minutes.

Brochu Walker Jumpsuit, $408 | available at TSALT


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Owner + Stylist | ALH Style
Ali’s greatest passion is empowering women to look and feel their best. With this mission in mind she launched her personal styling business, ALH Style. On a daily basis you’ll find Ali cleaning out closets, shopping for clients, or creating lookbooks for the busy professional women of D.C. and Alexandria. Starting a fashion-based business from scratch has given Ali an eye for marketing. She’s now also managing TSALT’s social media, styling their new product shoots, and promoting their fun and fabulous brands to women in the DMV. Ali has lived in Alexandria, Virginia for eight years. She met her husband Cameron here, and they have a precious daughter, Cavin, and two little yorkies, Ollie and Lou.

ALH Style is a local personal styling business offering closet clean outs, look books, style consults, shopping appointments and consignment drop offs to women of all shapes and sizes in the DMV! Work one-on-one with owner and lead stylist, Ali Hellmuth, to find your most confident self!
428B Hume Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
By appointment only

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