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I’m so grateful for friends, holidays & my sweet little family! But also the sun & infrared lights. Oh and for a cozy bed & a week having my hubby home for family adventuring. Also for day after Christmas sales 🤩

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Ya want real life? There she is! A photo of me working the week before Christmas, blurry from tiny greasy hands on my phone. My 4 year old spontaneously took this picture 🙂 So many jobs are over glamorized and feel untouchable or elite. My job can sometimes fall into that category – like it’s not attainable to have a personal stylist. Do you get your nails done so you feel pampered? Because they last a lot longer and look beautiful? Probably! Even though you could buy cheap polish & paint them yourself just to have them chip that night… there are reasons services like mine exists, to offer quality and expertise where you need it. You don’t have to have it but it could change your life – as I hear from 100% of my clients! WHY I do this job is because every woman deals with insecurity & busyness, clothes should not add to the frustration or chaos. They should empower you & give you confidence! Yes I love fashion! I love trends & style! But I love to help lift burdens that get too heavy for women to carry, style is something we can control when other areas of our lives feel disheveled. I do what I do not because it’s glamorous (although I love me some designer shopping & sparkly everything!), I do it because for so many women it’s a problem that I have the solution to & I’m passionate about it. ❤️

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Purging & rebuilding feels so dang gooooooooood!!! Get rid of the stuff that you constantly second guess or better yet, get a second set of eyes to help you see things differently! Maybe items will go but just maybe you’re sitting on treasures just waiting to be styled and worn!
Is it faded? Misshapen after the laundry? Worn? Pitted out? Does it fit a little weird? Does it wash you out? Does it make you feel boring or insecure?? Get rid of it!! There is nothing that can’t be replaced for something you’ll love & feel confident in!

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Yesterday my childhood friend & cousin Justin went to be with Jesus after a cancer diagnosis only 5 months ago, he was 32. He was greeted by his mother, my aunt Dawn, who we lost only 3 months ago. It has been heart wrenching to watch the grief & questioning that has engulfed their family and the standstill we feel because we can’t fix it or offer the kind of peace they so desperately need. The holidays can be so hard for so many people & this year for our extended family it’s just unreal. Hold your family close, remember that Christmas is to celebrate a savior who restores hope & offers peace we can not explain. They may have left this life but they’ve been healed and made whole in a way we just can’t understand. Celebrate your loved ones, pray for those around you that are hurting, remember that this life is fragile & sweet and what’s important isn’t your likes or engagement. It’s the fact that you’re alive and have the opportunity to impact those around you in good & great ways. Don’t hurt people or think you’re better, don’t judge or hold onto unforgiveness. Be kind and aware of others, love your family, be gracious when someone’s difficult, be intentional. Embrace this life & choose to leave an imprint of grace.

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It’s cold & all I want is the warm sun so I can stop taking 2 (yes, literally) hot showers a day to kick the chill that goes to my bones. Plus my skin is not happy with me about it either.
I guess I could stop getting iced coffee & wearing pants that are cropped so my ankles stay warm, that might help…
But somedays ya just gotta go with the crop because it rocks with the top, ya feelin’ me!? Welp, cats out of the bag with how smooth that last sentence was… I’m officially switching careers to becoming the new Cardi, I’ll just have (a lot) less cleavage. Happy freezing Wednesday. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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There are always more options than you think when it comes to styling your clothing! Did you know that some of my clients simply have me come to build 3-10 outfits?! Others simply don’t know where to start when it comes to building their style so we talk – yep, we cheers to a fresh start & we talk through the process. Personal styling doesn’t fit into a box, I help where there’s a need and every single person has different needs, different style, personality, budget & goals. I’m here (and very happy) to help! Happy Tuesday to you, babes!

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I swore I’d never post a bathroom pic but ya know what, I’m not too good for a bathroom pic! That & 50% of my time is spent at home with kids so photo ops for a killer outfit just don’t happen often. I wonder what your behind-the-scenes looks like and if it resembles mine at all… A (mostly) happy, (sometimes lonely) mingling of motherhood & boss. I’m reminded today that although dates with my husband are far too infrequent, my kids consume my energy & my business is still a one woman show – I am living & breathing the unraveling of a dream… I get to date the man of my dreams forever, I have 3 beautiful, kind kids to pour my energy into & my business continues to grow & flourish! I am grateful for this season, I embrace it & I’ll choose to be present and invested in my life through every season!
Ps. Thanks to @thesovengard for having the cutest bathroom for this rare bathroom pic sighting!

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Because fishnets and a little bubble sleeve make the world a better place! Well, my world anyways! Maybe plaid or stilettos make your world a better place! That’s the beauty of this style thing, we all have things that make us feel beautiful and express our individuality! There are ways to incorporate styles/trends outside of your comfort zone into your wardrobe in a really comfortable way. I love helping women discover their style & it’s just so much easier done when you understand your body type, fabrics & colors that works best for you. Those are things that I love to help my clients understand! I not only work one on one, I’ve had the honor to be able to speak to rooms of women that all struggle with the same things… positive body image, frustration over getting dressed or shopping, understanding how to best dress their body type and I would love to do so much more of that! If you have a need/want for a styling workshop or body type workshop please contact me! I would love to help!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Just a nervous, excited girl who (had no idea what she was doing) chose to put one shaky foot in front of the other and kept on going. I remind myself every single day that taking the next step takes courage and becomes a building block. Whatever you’re chasing after, remember that it requires only one, small step forward at a time.

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Black & white & pleating & studs & metallic & leather & animal print oh MY!! Always drooling over @aninebing ✨

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