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An Educated Style

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of my favorite things about Brooklyn is how it can feel so different around one corner or another. There are parts of Clinton Hill that feel like Savannah, Georgia and spots in Park Slope that feel like you've wandered onto an ivy league campus. I love that same diversity in my style. I love to be surprised, empowered -- to take a velvet bow top and a knee length skirt, and make them feel a little edgy because the

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The Truth About Why Style Is So Hard

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Right now as we're in the middle of our FREE 3 Steps to Simplified Style video series, so many bettys are hitting reply on my emails to let me know what they're struggling with in their style and one of the most repeating themes is "I don't know how to dress for my body ... for my height, my changed shape, my weight loss, my problem area". And while not an instant answer, my reply is always, "When you think

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Make New Friends With Your Style

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I put her on for church and thought, "Is she too much? The volume? The color?" So I did my best to tone her town. Simple grey long-sleeved tee, casual hair and makeup. I was afraid of looking like I was calling for attention. You know the fear? Afraid less people would talk to me because they were secretly thinking, "Who does she think she is?" But I teach women how to dress with more confidence. And I walk the

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Chic Mom Style

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Betty, met Mama Rushford! Or as bestie and I call our mom's by their first two initials of their first and last names {Betty Ball and Lori Rushford, BeBa} and LoRu. Last winter when I was in London my mother kept commenting upon and borrowing my necklaces, which were mostly from Forever 21. "We should take you there!" I said. "Oh I'm not young enough to shop there," she'd reply. "90% of it isn't for you. But if you go

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What To Wear Tailgating

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have a confession to make: I think my legs look weird in flats. If you think I'm crazy, I can guarantee that you have your own silly little "I can't". Mine comes from having what I see as huge ballerina calves from dancing on pointe shoes from a very young age. But whatever your secret little insecurity is, I guarantee you my Two-Part Fashion Cocktail principle can help. {If you're new here, a Fashion Cocktail is all about striking

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How To Wear A Romper

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I'm writing you today's post from high above on a flight from JKF to LAX ... coincidentally & unintentionally wearing this very ensemble! A black romper is one of my favorite pieces. It's so versatile that it's gotten me through the very warm days of summer {pictured here} as well as a long & early day of travel. However, much like the maxi dress, it's a piece that isn't quite as easy to pull off as it looks. That is

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How To Style A Maxi Dress

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of my favorite staples for summer is the maxi dress. They're feminine & can have you feeling chic without sweltering even in 100 degrees . However, they're not necessarily "easy". Meaning not every one looks great on every body. I hear from a lot of my clients that they feel they can't wear them & I think there's one main culprit: Jersey. The fabric, not the state. A lot of us {hand raised} don't have a perfectly flat stomach.

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How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I try very hard not to say not nice things. So sometimes I let Suri Cruise say them for me. Like this + this example of how not to do a boyfriend jean. Inherent in the name boyfriend jean, is some masculinity. So the first step to balancing out this 2-Part Fashion Cocktail, is to add some feminine details. That's the key to not looking like you're walk-of-shaming-it in your beau's clothes, but rather being adorably relaxed while still charmingly

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A Vintage Girl With Glasses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On display today is my #1 trick when it comes to vintage shopping: a big ol hem. It takes a bit of imagination, but many a dress or skirt in a thrift shop can be made more modern day & less dowdy by chopping a good few inches off the bottom at your local tailor. With a high neck & long sleeves, this uber conservative sheth got an update that's a little more feminine & flirty:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="675" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column

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