You may or may not remember, but a week or so ago I told you I had a little announcement to make. Well, today is the day.
I have had a life long love affair with clothes.
I learned to sew in the 4th grade so I could have more clothes.
I have worked since I was a junior in high school so I would have extra money to buy clothes.
I chose to spend my four years in college studying and learning about clothes and fabric and graduated with a BA in Clothing & Textiles.
Thus, this year, when I declared my word of the year as RE (really a prefix). I wanted it to be a year where I returned to things I love, refine skills I had, reconnect with things that were important to me and rediscover things about myself.
Thanks to various events, circumstances, promptings, encouragements etc. I have decided to return, refine and reconnect with my love of clothes by becoming a personal fashion stylist.
I recently updated my credentials by going through a training program and I am now ready and excited to share my love of fashion and desire to help women look and feel better about themselves with all of you!
This is just a natural extension of what I have been doing here on the blog. Sharing with you things I love – all things pretty and delicious. So in addition to my party stylist services I am now excited to be able to offer fashion stylist services too.
I’d love for you to head over to my fashion stylist page to read all about it.(Just click on the Stylist Services tab up above.) Find out what a stylist is and does and take a look at the various services I offer and see if there is anything you might be looking for help with.
I can help you give your wardrobe a complete overhaul, update it for the current season, shop for a special event, pack for a trip or just help you see with new eyes what you already have and new ways to put it all together.
For those of you who don’t live in the Portland area I am also offering virtual services.
The first 3 people to purchase a Style Statement Session will receive a $25.00 discount. Just email me or leave a comment and we’ll be in touch.
Today I also want to share with you one of my favorite pieces in my Fall wardrobe. I am a sweater girl. I won’t even tell you how many cardigans I have hanging in my closet. Someday that may be a fun game – guess how many cardigans Leigh Anne has!
My favorite new cardigan is my navy and white striped boyfriend style sweater. This sweater is from Ann Taylor Loft this season. There are lots of them out there this season so just look around. I’ve seen them at Target, Nordstrom etc. I think this one at Ann Taylor Loft is currently on sale!
In all the outfits below, the sweater is the only new piece – everything else was already in my closet and using just this one new Fall piece I created all kinds of new outfits! This is my favorite thing to do – help you make the most out of what you already own by just adding in a few new seasonal/trend pieces.
Not only is this sweater comfy and cozy, it goes with just about everything! In fact, I have to fight my daughter over this sweater because she loves it so much too.
Stripes are so versatile! Here I added a solid top underneath with a little ruffle which adds texture and interest and then added a small floral scarf.
(Top – Anthropologie; scarf – Paris; belt – Silpada; sweater – Ann Taylor Loft)
If you need help learning how to tie your scarf, be sure and check out my scarf tying tutorial.
You could just add a solid color tee underneath but why do that when you can add a polka dot t-shirt. I added a mustard yellow belt to add in a punch of color. The belt can be worn over the top of the sweater.
(T-shirt – Anthropologie; Belt – Anthropologie; Sweater – Ann Taylor Loft)
Or if you don’t think you have the figure for that (that is one of the things we help you figure out in your Style Statement Session) you can wear the belt under the sweater.
I also love combining strips with floral. The trick to combining patterns is to make sure you keep the scale different. This look works because the floral is a smaller scale than the stripe. I added that yellow belt again – it is amazing how many things this mustard yellow belt goes with!
(Blouse – Anthropologie; belt – Anthropologie)
A striped sweater looks great over the top of an embellished t-shirt too. This striped sweater was last year’s purchase, also from Ann Taylor Loft.
(Sweater – Ann Taylor Loft; t-shirt – Anthropologie)
Anthropologie Disclaimer: I never pay full price at Anthropologie. I only shop their sale room!!
And, believe it or not, you can even combine stripes with stripes. Just make sure the scale/size of the stripes is different.
(Sweater – Ann Taylor Loft; t-shirt – H&M; belt – Silpada)
I look forward to sharing more of my favorite fashion finds with you here on the blog and if you’d like your own personalized Style Statement please let me know – I’d love to work with you!
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