Tee - Express, Denim Shirt - Madewell, Skirt - Old Navy, Necklace and Earrings - AE, Bracelets - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Leggings - VS, Boots - Keen c/o Swiss Village Bulk of Sugarcreek


So easy it feels like cheating

Tee - Old Navy, Scarf - Homespun Treasures (local store), Earrings - AE, Bracelets - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Belt and Jeans - Express, Boots - Madden Girl from DSW, Lipstick - Micro Red with Lip Gloss - Contessa

This outfit is so simple, easy, and perfect for running around with my kids on a rainy day. A bright colored scarf and lipstick add instant glam to a plain long sleeve tee.
Have a fabulous day!


Stripes with a dash of dots

Dress, Earrings, and Leggings - Express, Jacket - Macy's, Scarf - Homespun Treasures (local store), Bracelet - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Boots - Zigi Soho from DSW

Happy Cyber Monday!


Black Friday... with brown boots

Shirt and Cardigan - Pac Sun, Jeggings - Express, Scarf - H&M, Earrings - unknown, Bracelet - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Boots - DSW

This was my outfit on Black Friday for running errands. I only shopped online and at Homespun Treasures (local store) where I found some fun scarves and a few really great pieces of jewelry. You really need to stop in here if you are in the area. Their handbags are fabulous as well! For those of you who love to fight the crowds at midnight and beyond, kudos to you! I simply don't think I could handle it. I would love to hear about your great deals though.
Have a great weekend!


Happy Thanksgiving

Shirt and Leggings - Express, Cardigan - Pac Sun, Scarf - Mall vendor, Earrings - Janelle Schmucker Designs (local talent), Bracelet - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Socks - Hue, Boots - c/o Swiss Village Bulk

Turkey Day is approaching and I am excited, for all things family, food, and fun! I am thankful for my family, and miss those that are no longer at the family table. Dad and RMT, you are forever loved.
May your Thanksgiving be bright, full of love, and relaxation. See you on Friday (no, I do not go out on Black Friday)!


Rainy with a side of leopard

Top - Thrifted, Cardigan - Pac Sun, Jeans - VS, Scarf - Forever 21, Earrings - Limited, Watch - Michael Kors, Boots - Madden Girl at DSW


One of my favorite places

Dress and Bracelet - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Faux Fur Vest, Scarf,  and Leggings - Express, Watch and Handbag - Michael Kors, Earrings - AE, Boots - Aldo

Easton Town Center  in Columbus is one of my favorite places to shop, dine, and people watch. I spent the weekend here with my hubby celebrating out anniversary. It's especially beautiful now that they started putting up the Christmas lights and decorations. Puts me in the holiday spirit.

Have yourself a great week!


Be who you are...

Top, Jacket (from about 6 years ago), Pants, and Necklaces - Express, Watch - Michael Kors, Bracelet - Charlotte Russe, Earrings - AE, Shoes - Bandolino (DSW).

May your weekend be sunny and bright!


Classic, Denim, and Animal Print

Denim Shirt - Madewell, Cardigan - NY&CO, Pants and Earrings - Express, Necklace - Charlotte Russe, Bracelet - Forever 21, Watch - Michael Kors, Shoes - Nine West at DSW


Mim almost blows away

Sweater - Thrifted, Vest - Target, Jeans (Express) and Boots - Gabriel Brothers, Necklace and Earrings - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Bracelets - Claires, Scarf - Wal-Mart

On Monday I got to spend the day with one of my best friends, Mim. I was going to take her picture while we were out and about but apparently we were too busy talking, eating, and shopping. Bless her for still rockin' a pose when we got home. Isn't she lovely?! Mim, thank you for being my best friend since forever, always supporting me, and letting me be myself. I love you.


Whatever, la la la....

Dress - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Vest and Earrings - Express, Leggings - TJ Maxx, Bracelet - Limited, Necklace - Vanity, Ring - Gift, Boots - DSW


A new week, a bright new start...

Denim Shirt - Madewell, Corduroy Jeans - Gap, Sleeveless Trench - Forever 21, Earrings - AE, Necklace - Thrifted, Bracelets - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Handbag - Michael Kors, Shoes - Ross

A new week equals a new start. Last week I was insanely busy, at the studio, doing several events, and shopping with clients. My first instinct was to just try and make it through the week. On day number two I decided nobody (including myself) benefits from this attitude. Instead, I chose to celebrate everything I had going on, and everyone I had the priviledge of working with. My week could not have been better! I truly love my job and feel incredibly blessed!

I hope your week rocks!


Fur, print, ruffles, and simplicity

November Client Closet of the Month

Tonya, thank you for sharing yourself and your wardrobe with us this week. It has been such a pleasure working with you over the last few years, watching you grow into your style, and really, yourself. There is nothing more rewarding in my job than seeing my clients truly become themselves. I believe your outside now matches your inside, and it's beautiful!

Fur, print, and ruffles. This is such a fun outfit on Tonya. She has very straight hips, therefore a ruffle placed at that area gives her nice curves. Wedge booties are a fun trend and super easy to wear since they support your entire foot as opposed to a regular heel. These boots have a rubber sole making them extra comfortable.

Another simple summer dress is ready for Fall and Winter layered with a jacket, tights, and boots. Gold/bronze accessories really add interest to a gray background and compliment the buttons on Tonya's jacket. This jacket is amazing. It is fitted, with great detail, and made of the softest fabric. It's like a sweatshirt but better!

Tonya said...I'm one of those women that forgot about themselves when their kids were young and needy. I didn't spend time focusing on my "image" at that point. Who had time? What Rhoda has taught me about myself is more than just clothes. It's about loving who you are, embracing it and passing it on to others. She truly wants to see people confident in who they are and the clothes you wear can help.
Thank you Rhoda for showing me how to love my self again and becoming a great friend in the process!


Game Time...Going out...

November Client Closet of the Month

Tee and Jeans - Express, Sweater - Kohls, Shoes - Aldo
Tonya's husband Dave is a basketball coach, therefore she spends a lot of time at games. A question she has for me all the time is "what do I wear to the games without wearing a team tee or sweatshirt all the time, yet look like I'm supporting them?" Hiland Hawks colors are black and red so this is an outfit that will support the team and still have Tonya feeling pretty. She can also do a team tee and wear a cardigan and/or scarf with it for a cute, sporty, and supportive look.
Buy a cardigan in your team's colors and show your support!

Dress - NY&CO, Leggings and Leather Jacket - Express, Accessories - Homespun Treasures (local store)

Tonya loves the simplicity of this tank dress. Paired with leggings, a leather jacket, and heels it's perfect for a night out with her hubby.

She supports his team. He takes her out. Sounds like a great plan!


Borrowed from the boys...Singing in the rain

November Client Closet of the Month

Shirt - Express, Jeans - Silver Brand from Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Tie - her hubby's, Bracelets and Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store).
When borrowing your look from the boys make sure you add feminine details to avoid looking too manly.

Tonya looks very professional in her A-line skirt and floaty top. Doing red shoes with an all neutral outfit adds a great pop of color.

Tonya added the faux fur vest and traded the red shoes for matching tights and shoes to create a "warmer", trendy, yet professional look.

Tonya, you continue to look fabulous!


Bright and Sunny with a hint of Bows

November Client Closet of the Month

Top and Necklace - Forever 21, Jeans - Express, Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store), Boots - Aldo

Bright colored jeans are a huge trend this season and Tonya wears them well. She loves bright colors as long as it's toned down with a neutral. Like the fun, slightly oversize top she's wearing. Adding an edgy necklace and boots makes it her. 
Like I always say...it's about loving what you are wearing and feeling pretty in it. It doesn't have to be your best friend's style, as long as it is your style. Confidence comes from within you, those around you, what you are wearing, your hairstyle, makeup, and other things. Don't let anyone rob you of your individuality. Only you can be the best you!

Top and Jacket - Forever 21, Jeans - Express, Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store).

This kitchy, simple top is one of Tonya's favorite things in her closet. It adds interest to her easy outfit of skinny jeans and a blazer.


Spunky Yellow and Neutrals

November Client Closet of the Month

Dress - Asos, Vest - Express, Boots - Aldo
Tonya's details on her dress, vest, and boots make for a spunky, edgy, and fun outfit.

Dress - Francesca's, Cardigan - Kohl's, Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Black, brown, and gray?! All in one outfit?! You can, you should! This lace dress from Tonya's summer wardrobe easily transitions into Fall and Winter by adding layers, tights, and boots. Never underestimate the power of a great sleeveless dress!


Bright and Houndstooth

November Client Closet of the Month

Top - Zara, Jacket - Forever 21, Jeans - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Bracelets and Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store), Shoes - DSW
Love Tonya's bright jacket with a simple print top and gray jeans.

Shirt and Sweater - Express, Tights - Marshall's, Necklace - Forever 21, Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store), Shoes - DSW

Tonya found these tights, fell in love, and wanted me to put together a few outfits with them. How fun are those things! When doing patterened or colored tights keep the rest of your outfit pretty neutral and let the tights be the focal point. Tonya, you look beautiful!


November Client Closet of the Month

Client Closet of the Month is where an established client receives a complimentary 2 hour Closet Shopping Service in exchange for her/him posing in 7-14 outfits I put together of what they already have in their closet.

I would like to introduce you to Tonya. She has been a long time client and has become a great friend. I have watched her style go from sporty to creative to a more understated trendy. She will be sharing her wardrobe and style with us all week!

Tonya looks luxurious and modern in her faux fur coat.

Adding a red belt and leopard shoes to her flare jeans create a fun outfit.

Faux Fur Coat - Macy's, Jeans - Gap, Shirt - Express, Necklace and Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store), Shoes - DSW


Red Wine in the Fall

Tank and Jeans - Express, Cardigan - Pac Sun, Scarf - Homespun Treasures (local store), Earrings - AE, Watch - Michael Kors, Shoes - Steve Madden.

This is an outfit I wore a few days ago for an entire day of shopping at Ikea and other home stores. Which means I'm one step closer to having my studio makeover done. Yay! A super fun day with my sister and sister-in-law, with lots of great stories and laughs, and of course enough shopping to fill an entire van!

Client Closet of the Month starts again tomorrow and runs all of next week!