Party Attire: Goldfish Edition!

When thinking about what would make me happiest to wear for New Years Eve, the obvious choice was something sparkly, but I was also thinking about a goal of mine for the new year as well: wearing more color. So when I walked into Zara and found this beauty I knew this was the dress.

Client Styling: Ryan S.

This is Ryan: dancer, creative generalist and man bun pro. Now, you may remember Ryan from his guest post about men’s fashion essentials if you’ve been reading for a while, but if you don’t, you can find it here. Ryan is an incredibly talented and busy individual but in addition to contributing his words of wisdom he was also kind enough to make time for a styling session a while back.

Client Styling: Josh S.

Meet Josh, he's the first male client I've been able to feature here on the blog and I hope you all enjoy seeing how our styling session went!

Josh and I were lucky enough to work together at my previous employer and I think he has the most interesting job! Josh is a professional fit model, basically a "human mannequin" and we would fit all of our clothing on him (lucky guy always has a closet full of clothes that fit perfectly!).  It was so fun to hang out and put together some outfits for him since he has so much fun stuff to choose from!

Capsule Closet: All Hype or Useful Tool?

I know capsule closets have been a huge trend the past few years. I have toyed around with the idea of going to one full time myself, the never ending battle of "I have a million things but not one outfit to wear" gets to all of us at one point or another! 

I finally got my chance to try my hand at creating a capsule closet for real when we moved out to California. We stayed in corporate housing for the first month while we looked for our new apartment, which was great, but the caveat was that we would need to live out of our suitcases for a month before our stuff from home was delivered. I had one large suitcase in which to fit all my stuff for the whole month (and I was interviewing at the time, so work/interviewing clothes, home clothes and going out clothes were needed)

Client Styling: Taylor W.

This is Taylor: she's a super talented graphic designer by day, an adorable puppy parent and she owns a VW beetle named "Hoff" (hilarious am I right?!). This lady is also a hella good chameleon, she looks beast as all get out in the gym (#goals) and also manages to look lovely and elegant in bridal gowns (she used to work in a bridal boutique!). May we all be as lucky:P

Client Styling: Hanna C.

Let me introduce you to Hanna; she's often found kayaking with her husband and their pup Chip (follow his adventures @chip_the_shiba) or exploring her adorable neighborhood. I was so excited to work with Hanna because she always manages to look effortless and has a really fun personality that I couldn't wait to show off! 

Client Styling: Amy T.

This is Amy; she is the definition of a social butterfly (I swear, girlfriend knows EVERYONE!), is always laughing, and she is quite possibly the proudest Canadian I know. She is such a happy soul and I was so stoked to work with her for this session! 

Client Styling: Lauryn S.

This is Lauryn; she's a Yelp review queen, red lipstick gal and Anthony Bourdain super fan (seriously, she has a signed photo on her wall!). Lauryn is the person you go to when you need a recommendation for a new place to check out for dinner and drinks, validation on your sunglass purchase and or girl chat over a glass of wine. 

Client Styling: Maria S.

Meet Maria, she's the edgiest ex-cheerleader I know, dog mom to the Rebel, cutest french bulldog ever (photos of her to will be plentiful I promise!), and the girl can flip a house like you wouldn't believe. Seriously, her house is beautiful, proof in the photos. 

Men's Fashion Essentials - Guest Post by Ryan Shaw

I’m not proclaiming to be any sort of style guru, and generally my sense of style favors the absurdly bold, which I know is not for everyone.  But over the years, through travel, work, and just a vested interest in the fashion world, I have become something of a style consultant to most of my friends, and even a few strangers.  In truth, I’m not really sure how I ended up in this role because really I just wear whatever I want, but I guess it works a good amount of times, and it’s been a lot of fun getting to throw clothes at my friends and force them to try all of it on.

But I do think that there are a few essential pieces that all modern millennial dudes should own. Keep in mind that this list may not be for everyone.

Laundry for the Lazy and Time Crunched

If you are like many people, you have looked at the care/content tag on a garment and immediately thought “NOPE. I do not have time to worry about that” or “Ughh… Lay flat to dry? How am I going to remember to separate that out?”. I’m right there with you. I am the most finicky person about doing laundry, it comes from doing all the laundry for my family of 6 growing up (you think your significant other is touchy about how you wash that shirt, try my mother…). So I am always looking for quick and easy ways to simplify the process and make sure my more delicate clothing gets laundered correctly.