JournalSTYLE, TRAVEL, MORE JOYCoursesSTYLE CLASSAboutWHAT IS DSS?

All Journal Category Post

Archived In: Journal

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Quick Easy Style

May was a whirlwind m'dear. One night after a long day of filming I had five minutes to change clothes and make it to a friend's book launch party. In those moments, I think every girl needs a couple of "go to outfits".You know they work. They don't take a lot of fuss. And perhaps you even intentionally don't wear them on average days specifically to save 'em in your back pocket for those times when you're rushed or exhausted.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Quick Easy Style

May was a whirlwind m’dear. One night after a long day of filming I had five minutes to change clothes and make it to a friend’s book launch party. In those moments, I think every girl needs a couple of “go to outfits”.

You know they work. They don’t take a lot of fuss. And perhaps you even intentionally don’t wear them on average days specifically to save ’em in your back pocket for those times when you’re rushed or exhausted.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
4th Of July Style

I would like to thank our founding fathers here in America for choosing stripes as our patriotic print. Stars I can pass on, but I'm delighted to triple-stripe it in preppy red and blue to feel festive.I'm giving my tips on how to pull-off this 4th of July holiday look alongside fabulous Em of The Refined Woman {who's other half Kat photographed moi} over on darling Verily Magazine!

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
4th Of July Style

I would like to thank our founding fathers here in America for choosing stripes as our patriotic print. Stars I can pass on, but I’m delighted to triple-stripe it in preppy red and blue to feel festive.

I’m giving my tips on how to pull-off this 4th of July holiday look alongside fabulous Em of The Refined Woman {who’s other half Kat photographed moi} over on darling Verily Magazine!

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Work From Home, Fancy{Sweat}Pants

I am morally opposed to sweatpants.That's always been my line. But then the fashion industry went and made sweatpants not just "I've given up on feeling sexy chic and the Spanx I wear to work are so uncomfortable I spend all day dreaming about these nubby fabric-ed gray things the moment I walk in the door" but "I'm kinda badass and have the kind of life where I can rock slouchy pants and feel like a rockstar".

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Work From Home, Fancy{Sweat}Pants

I am morally opposed to sweatpants.

That’s always been my line. But then the fashion industry went and made sweatpants not just “I’ve given up on feeling sexy chic and the Spanx I wear to work are so uncomfortable I spend all day dreaming about these nubby fabric-ed gray things the moment I walk in the door” but “I’m kinda badass and have the kind of life where I can rock slouchy pants and feel like a rockstar”.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
An Educated Style

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 top is cropped and the skirt leather; to wear a high neck and a low hem but keep it fresh with a modern purse, kicky heels and loads of bangles.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
An Educated Style

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 top is cropped and the skirt leather; to wear a high neck and a low hem but keep it fresh with a modern purse, kicky heels and loads of bangles.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
The Truth About Why Style Is So Hard

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 about all the diversity that exists in every single area we're trying to get into one pair of pants or a dress ... calves, knees, thighs, hips, stomachs, derrieres, waists, rib cages, busts, shoulders ... it's a marvel any of us can find clothing at mass retailers!"

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
The Truth About Why Style Is So Hard

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 about all the diversity that exists in every single area we’re trying to get into one pair of pants or a dress … calves, knees, thighs, hips, stomachs, derrieres, waists, rib cages, busts, shoulders … it’s a marvel any of us can find clothing at mass retailers!”

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Make New Friends With Your Style

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.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Make New Friends With Your Style

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.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Chic Mom Style

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 with me, we'll focus on the 10% of it that is and I'll prove you wrong". We did, and she found this great pearl necklace!

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
Chic Mom Style

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 with me, we’ll focus on the 10% of it that is and I’ll prove you wrong”. We did, and she found this great pearl necklace!

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
What To Wear Tailgating

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 the perfect balance of a vodka cranberry: sweet plus chic, sexy yet modest, depending on what you're styling that day.}

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
What To Wear Tailgating

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 the perfect balance of a vodka cranberry: sweet plus chic, sexy yet modest, depending on what you’re styling that day.}

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
How To Wear A Romper

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 unless of course, you have your personal stylist here to break it down for you. {wink}

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
How To Wear A Romper

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 unless of course, you have your personal stylist here to break it down for you. {wink}

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
How To Style A Maxi Dress

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. And a lot of maxi dresses are one long sheath of clingy fabric that excentuates your every curve, including all the ones you'd like to direct attention away from.

READ ON, DARLING

STYLE, TRAVEL, FASHION
How To Style A Maxi Dress

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. And a lot of maxi dresses are one long sheath of clingy fabric that excentuates your every curve, including all the ones you’d like to direct attention away from.

READ ON, DARLING