Bitter sweet it is.

After years of pulling my dream together, the time has come to bid farewell to the Closet of Style blog.

For those of you who receive the styliciousness via email, you already know that my blog has moved to a new platform on my new site It's exciting and liberating and I look forward to seeing where it leads. Having a place to speak on everything that impacts how we express ourselves — literally, an inside out approach — has been a vision of mine for over two years. And this evolution allows me time to determine the best format of communication to use. 

For those of you who receive my blog posts via RSS feed, please visit my new site and subscribe so that we can stay in touch! I am also in the process of determining various ways to bring my workshops and studies to those around the globe that may not have the chance to attend in person.

I have absolutely loved everything about this journey. One might think that after 11 years of writing blog posts for Closet of Style that I might be sad to see it go. However, I have always been one to reinvent myself and the new direction brings much opportunity. Having all my offerings — for businesses and for the individual — in one location is amazing. And this includes my styling and healthy lifestyle services. Whoop whoop!

So please join me in my new space. I look forward to seeing you there!


It's 2018. 

Another opportunity, another year to find yourself. Or, reinvent yourself.

January is one of my favorite months to dream and plan. Not just about where I want to take my work, but also where I want to take my family. And I'm not talking about vacation. I'm talking about real life — things that matter.

There is so much newness in the air it's exciting (and quite frankly, a little scary knowing what this year brings). Every year, I gain a higher level of clarity. As I watch things come together, a marrying of style and health, it's refreshing to see that it's catching on.  

As a wardrobe stylist, I can attest that it's much more than what our eyes see. Our personal brand portrays who we are, who we want to be and who people perceive us to be. Uncovering someone's personal brand means knowing their truth. Our truth comes from our core, supported by good health (physical, mental, emotional) — the best form of self expression. And that's where personal brand becomes an experience. The full brand experience is what I call inside out living.

The workshops and speaking engagements I do for companies — whether on style or healthy living in the workplace — demonstrate that it's all about tapping into confidence in order to harness and unleash our individual, inherent truth. 

That is powerful. And that power is meant for YOU.

So let's embrace 2018 with arms wide open. I'm ready. Are you?

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sassypantsWith holiday outfit coordination in full swing, these pants have to make an appearance.

Portuguese-born duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida met back in 2007 while enrolling for fashion school. They teamed up while starting Fashion MA at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and the result — a youthful, unfinished and effortless aesthetic. And these statement-making pants lend themselves to so many opportunities, from girls' night out to the company holiday party (paired with a fitted, cropped velvet top).

These Marques Almeida bi-color black and white flared trousers make quite the addition to one's wardrobe.

Available at Farfetch


I am ecstatic it's back. And with a vengeance.

My navy velvet booties cannot wait to make an appearance this season. I have no doubt they will be my 4-days-a-week go to.

With all the delicious velvet varieties out there, I feel the need to add a few more to my shoe game. How about velvet sneakers?

This rich claret sneaker by Gianvito Rossi is made from plush velvet. Trimmed in leather, it provides comfort while making a statement at the same time. Pair with cargo skinnies and a tee or black cropped pants and a sweater. In fact, you may want to wear them with everything!

Available at Net-a-Porter


Sweater season is almost here.

I love a cozy sweater. Thank goodness there are endless style choices this season. Cropped, asymmetrical, long, oversized, fringed, frilly, colorful, edgy — yes, everything you can imagine.

This one, in particular, I have my eye on. Made with touches of mohair and wool in a chunky, slightly open knit, this asymmetric hem sweater by Ann Demeulemeester spawns a plethora of fabulous looks for fall. It comes in cream and black for easy outfit coordination, whether on the neutral or colorful side.

Hail to the sweater!

Available at Net-a-Porter