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Friday, January 28, 2011

GIRLS NIGHT

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy to Announce

I am so excited to announce a couple exciting events happening in my life!

First of all I am in the process of expanding my talents of styling to the Editorial side of Fashion! I recently signed a contract to be the exclusive stylist of a local DC photographer and will also be the personal stylists of an up and coming model! Pictures of both of these projects are soon to follow!

Secondly I am Excited to announce that in March I will be going to NYC for the Style for Hire Workshop with the famous Stacy London! My hopes are to join their team of stylist in April when I get back. I am very excited to work with an amazing group of stylist and learn and perfect my trade even MORE!

For more information on my projects or to book an appointment please email me at Chicdc202@gmail.com

Words to Live By...

"The Best Color in the World, is the One That Looks Good, On YOU!"

Coco Chanel

Still a goddess in most women's eyes, her wisdom still rings clear. Remember to wear what looks good on YOU! Not every trend is meant for everybody!

Need help finding what works best with your body? Email me at chicdc202@gmail.com!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Websites I LOVE....

I am extremely addicted to shopping online, BUT on a budget! Here are some websites I LOVE and get great deals at!

Hautelook - This is a great members only website! They have worldwide designer labels for discounted prices. I recently bought adorable Betsy Johnson sunglasses for $26! 60% off there regular price!

Rent the Runway - Have a big event or date night coming up and want to wear something special? Rent the Runway is a great tool to utilize! With thousands of designer handbags, jewelry, and clothing to RENT this website is a AMAZING! You will be sure to have a one of a kind dress!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Closet Swap...

One thing thats hard to come by in DC is large, luxurious, walk in closets!

I met with an amazing couple today that has a problem MOST couples have...closet sharing. My number one recommendation (if possible) is to have separate closet space! In DC this is hard. The couple I met with today started out as a styling appointment for her husband. She said he wore the same four sweaters over, and over, and over. After this session I'm pretty sure he will be one of the best dressed in DuPont!

The main issue with this particular client was their willingness to share a closet. The wife had the smaller closet for shoes, handbags, skirts, blazers, shirts, etc. The second closet, in which she shared with her husband, she kept her winter coats and ALL of her dresses (which were a lot!)


the before (notice the his and hers)

I realized right away they both needed their own closets. After much conversation, I decided to switch their closets. Below is the after picture with only the wife's wardrobe.


This Client decided she wanted the closet organized by color (ChicDC offers MANY ways to organize)

Shoes are better kept in boxes even though it takes up more space

Shoes that do not have boxes, such as boots, should be neatly placed at the bottom of the closet
After the "organization" process was finished this couple realized exactly how many clothes they had! Just by organizing we found out the following:

1) The husband had ten shirts with tags STILL on them! We went through his closet and paired outfits with pictures included that could be worn for any occasion he would need. This is great for both men and women but especially for men! Makes getting ready process that much quicker!

2) When I asked the wife what color she loved wearing she said, "RED! It makes me feel sassy!" Unfortunately she only owned one red piece of clothing and 6 Little Black Dresses! This was a great time for us to sit down and go over the essentials she needed for her closet.

3) After giving birth almost 19 months ago this client was still hanging on to her maternity wear. Maternity wear essentials SHOULD be kept if you are planning on having other children, BUT in an effort to not drift into something that (1) doesn't fit or (2) is easy to settle into because its comfy store your maternity clothes in a seperate location rather than your every day closet.

For more tips on organizing your closet or to have ChicDC come in and take the burden off you....email ChicDC202@gmail.com

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two DuPont Circle Treasures Closing!

While walking through DuPont Circle over the weekend I realized there are two local DuPont retail stores closing!

One is a small kitchen store that has been open for 30 years next to Chipolte. The other (and the one that really saddens me) is the Lucky Brand Jeans store. After 10 years in business this store is closing its doors. Sadly after living in this neighborhood for five years I rarely see anyone in there but I love having retail shops at arms length.

Needless to say if your looking for a great pair of jeans with amazing fit go to the Lucky Brand Jean Store (1739 Connecticut Ave NW) almost everything in the store is between 30-50% off!

Need help looking through the endless selection of jeans? Email Chicdc202@gmail.com