I love the holiday season! Hitting the stores for my clients and for my own gift shopping with a peppermint latte in my hand! While I am out and about I always run across so many fun, stylish gift ideas. I am so happy to share them with you! Cheers!
1. Glossier Body Hero Duo, $35
2. Sheri Terrell Personal Stylist gift card, prices vary, firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase
3. Austin based Understated Leather: Starry Eyed Travel Mask, $40
4. SWITCH, luxury designer jewelry rental service, prices vary
5. Kate Spade floral scarf, $88
6. Rachel Zoe Box Of Style, $99
7. Rag & Bone floppy brim fedora, $195
8. J Crew sweater in supersoft yarn, $89.50
9. Zadig & Voltaire Stars metallic sneakers, $348
10. Austin based Kelly Wynne All The Things Envelope, $65
11. Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette, $49
12. Hello Lovely marble & brass cheese board, $40.80
I LOVE wide-leg crop pants and jeans! In the summer, they are a fun alternative to shorts and in the cooler months, they are fabulous with booties. Many of my clients tell me that they want to wear them, but they are afraid to try them...they are not sure how to style them or they feel that they will make them look shorter. So, here are my tips for wearing and styling these fantastic pants.
I love black and navy options for a more professional look and white is perfect for summer.
compliments when I wear them!
sure you are not drowning in fabric, and a tucked in top, tight or loose will do just that.
You can also tie your top at the waist for a fun look!
I just purchased this red, printed pair and am obsessed with them!
Are you ready to add some new, on-trend pieces to your wardrobe? No time to shop or not sure where to look? Have a special event or trip coming up? Need some fresh ideas from a Personal Stylist? Or, are you ready for a full Wardrobe Edit?
I would love to work with you!
I love the holiday season! I run across so many stylish, fun, cute gift ideas when I am out and about styling and shopping for my clients.
I am so happy to share my favorite gifts with you. Cheers!
1. Jen Atkin x CALPAK Luggage, $285-$385
I love this luggage...who needs a plain black suitcase?! Celebrity hairstylist and frequent flyer Jen Atkin (think J.Lo, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, the Kardashians) knows what makes great luggage. So, she teamed up with CALPAK to design chic and durable pieces. This is the perfect gift for your favorite jet-setters. Best part...you can personalize your suitcase with the cute stickers that are included!
2. Rach B Jewelry (Austin based), prices vary
I first ran into Austin based Rach B Jewelry at a charity luncheon/shopping event this fall and I was immediately drawn to her gorgeous, elegant, yet edgy pieces. I was excited to see her again at Christmas Affair and Ioved purchasing some holiday inspired jewelry for my clients. Her pieces are the perfect addition to any stylish wardrobe.
Music...anyone who knows me knows that I love my music! Cute pink water bottle...yes please! Put the two together and you have an insulated water bottle with a detachable Bluetooth speaker...the perfect combination. Genius!
Henri Bendel...an iconic women's accessories store based in NYC. I ran across this Henri Bendel bag and loved that it can be worn as a backpack (perfect for traveling), crossbody, or satchel. And, it can even be monogrammed for a more personal gift!
I love that the pineapple symbolizes hospitality AND I love a good cocktail! This three-piece shaker serves up cool cocktails and can double as a home decor piece - pair it with a bottle of fine spirits for the perfect gift!
You know how I love flares! When I saw these ski pants I knew they would be the perfect addition to anyone's ski wardrobe!
Looking for a unique gift for someone special or for your own wishlist? What girl would not love a gift card for a Personal Stylist?! A few hours of personal styling, a Seasonal Update, or a Wardrobe Edit...you decide. Click here for the services list, and contact me here to purchase.
I read about Austin based House of Margot Blair in The Scout Guide Austin. Her floral arrangements are some of the most beautiful and stylish that I have ever seen! Their specialty is weddings, but they also offer "Margot Minis" for "the times when you need event- worthy flowers in your daily life..because everyday flowers shouldn't be ordinary". I love having fresh flowers in my home - they just bring me joy. Pick up a Margot Mini for yourself, a friend or buy a gift card for the perfect, unique holiday present.
I fell in love with Jo Malone when I visited their flagship store in London this summer. This "House of Jo Malone" has elegant fragrances for every room and every occasion...room sprays, candles, hand wash. Scent your home in sparkling style!
Red and retro--two of my favorite things! This high powered kettle is the perfect gift for a tea lover AND it looks amazing sitting on a kitchen counter!
Jonathan Adler's "happy-chic" aesthetic has always been a favorite of mine! This whimsical barware set is inspired by the original workout gear - classic barbells...because the perfect drink takes proper training!
I love the Outdoor Voices store in Austin and I can't wait for the new location opening soon on Lake Austin Blvd! These leggings caught my eye because of their bright, fun colors! Workouts should always bring joy!
Silk pillowcases are all the rage this season! Tbese luxurious pillowcases discourage wrinkles and split ends, so you wake up refreshed - and looking it! This set includes a silk sleep mask. The perfect gift for any girl on your list!
Give someone's desk a little "refresh" with this pretty Kate Spade tackle box of push pins, sticky notes, pencils, etc. I believe that our work spaces should be just as fashionable as we are!
I am always on the hunt for fabulous champagne glasses...since this is my favorite drink! This gorgeous gold. brushstroke glass is my top pick for this holiday season. And, I love that it is from one of my favorite stores - Barneys.
You know I love the sneaker trend! These D.A.T.E. sneakers are so much fun with the pink and gold and platform. The perfect gift for the fashionista in your life (or, maybe a little gift for yourself!)
Gorgeous! Gift with several cheeses, toasted nuts and honey.
I saw these at Anthropologie, they made me smile and I immediately bought one of each - they are one of my favorite things this season! They are so cute, adorable and whimsical. The perfect hostess gift!
It's official, flared jeans are back in style (mine have never left my wardrobe!) I always get so many compliments when I wear them. Let's still love on our skinny jeans, but if you are ready to broaden your horizons and add some fun to your wardrobe, grab some flares...they really make our legs look a mile long!
I have had so many clients ask me about flare jeans and what shoes to wear with them. The key to wearing a flare is to get the length right and then to pair them with the right shoes. There are so many stylish options for fall/winter.....
A Nod to My First Memory of Flares
Farrah Fawcett...I wanted to be her..hair, flares, everything!
Cropped flares are so on-trend! The perfect length for this jean is right above the ankle and a frayed hem makes them even more stylish. Wear them with a bootie, fun block heel, closed toe pump (in leopard print!), flats or even a sneaker.
Regular Length Flared Jeans
Ankle boots, platforms, wedges, chunky heels, clogs and sneakers...these all look amazing with flared jeans! The perfect length for this style is 1/2" to 1 " off the ground (I prefer mine on the longer side). This length creates the long, lean silhouette, while still showing just a bit of shoe as you stride. So, you may need a few pairs of flares...some hemmed for flats/sneakers and some hemmed for heels/wedges.
Summer is here, which means it is time to update your wardrobe with this season's latest trends! From florals to pastels and straw accessories to mules, the summer trends are fun and exciting to wear. Here are my favorites...
Fresh Floral Prints
Such beautiful bold new blooms--sometimes even two prints worn at once. A bit shy about this trend? You can start out small with flower-powered shoes and bags.
High Impact Hues
Vibrant saturated shades, from bold blues to electric hues. Don't be afraid to experiment with "bright on bright" or amped up accessories.
The New Pastels
Add some icy, creamy colors to your summer looks...mint, lilac and muted yellow. These perfect pales are anything but delicate..add a bold lip or throw a pastel accessory on with an edgy black look.
Shoes and bags in woven raffia, wicker and straw in cool, modern shapes. Wear these everywhere this summer - dress them up or dress them down and see how they elevate your look!
Mules and Slides
I am obsessed with mules and slides! So many different colors, textures and heel heights. They are the perfect piece to pull together a chic look in a hurry and they look especially cool with jeans or shorts and an off the shoulder blouse or a simple white tee, gold jewelry and your fabulous sunglasses.
Are you ready to kick off your summer with some new, fun, trendy pieces for your wardrobe?
No time to shop or not sure where to look? Have a special event or trip coming up? Need some fresh ideas from a Personal Stylist?
I would love to work with you!
Whether you plan on treating yourself or sending some helpful hints to your significant other, I've got you covered!
I run across so many cute, stylish and fun gift ideas while styling and shopping for my clients. I am so happy to share them with you!
Perfect gifts for the loved ones in your life. Love is in the air....
Gifts for Kids
In order from left to right:
1. Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book, $25
2. Giant Valentine's Day cookies, set of 3, $23.96
3. Big Love Pajamas, $46
4. XOXO Block Set, $30
5. Pirate Tattoo Card Set, $18
6. Pink Ankle Strap Ballet Flat, $39
Gifts for Her
In order from left to right:
1. Marlow Textured Skirt, $128
2. Kate Spade Olidah Heels, $228
3. Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming Perfume, $100
4. Kate Spade Tote, $198
5. Sheri Terrell Personal Stylist Gift Card, contact me here for more information
6. French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish, $15
7. Bedtime Racer Chemise, $88
8. Red Kisses Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $45
9. Meri Meri Valentine's Day Party Bundle, $68
Gifts for Him
In order from left to right:
1. "Hey Handsome" Shaving Kit Bag, $68
2. BAR10DER Cocktail Tool, $40
3. A Stay at El Cosmico Marfa, Texas, from $150/night (I LOVE this place!)
4. Whiskey Decanter Set, $130
5. Daily Regime Gift Pack, $78
6. Burberry Cashmere Scarf, $625 (you will be stealing this one!)
Now that everyone is an expert at cuffing their jeans with their booties and pairing the correct necklace with the correct neckline (and, you are all looking fabulous by the way!), I will continue with the most common questions I get as a Personal Stylist..."I think it would be fun to mix patterns, but I am not sure how to do it. I don't want to look silly!" This is a good one.
Mixing patterned clothing is one of the best ways to upgrade your normal look, and have a little fun with your wardrobe. It doesn't have to be intimidating, and in fact can be easy to pull off. Here are a few of my tips and ideas to effortlessly mix and match patterns and look like the expert fashionista!
Want to start simple? Just add a contrasting pattern accessory.
This is usually done with a scarf, handbag or shoes.
This is one of my favorite patterns and it will continue to be so on-trend moving into spring/summer 2018. It is such an easy pattern to wear and it's also a pattern that most people already have in their closet. I consider stripes a neutral and mix it with all other prints...plaids, dots, florals, paisleys, and animal prints.
Same Color Family.
Another way to mix patterns is to mix patterns that share the same color scheme or mix a pattern that shares at least one color with the other pattern. For example, in the picture below, the blouse and skirt both share the color peach.
Vary The Scale of The Patterns...a more advanced, bold way of mixing patterns.
Large florals with small florals, large argyles with small checks, large checks with small checks...you get the idea. If you feel like your pattern choices may be a little busy, ground them with solids...add a solid jacket, vest, belt, scarf or tights.
Are you ready to kick your outfits up a notch? Either in a subtle way or a more bold way?
Mixing patterns is meant to be fun! It is an easy way to turn your look into a modern, fashion forward one.
As a Personal Stylist, I work with my client's current wardrobe, suggest new clothing, accessories and shoes to add to their wardrobe and then work my magic! I create new outfits - even mixing patterns - if she is game!
I also create personalized Pinterest Style boards - this is an easy way to refresh your wardrobe with new clothes, accessories and/or shoes. This service is a great place to start with a Personal Stylist and it can all be done through email!
I would love to work with you.
As a Personal Stylist, I love helping my clients work with the clothes and accessories already in their closet...occasionally we add a few new, on trend pieces to update or complement existing outfits. A common question I get when working with clients is "what necklace do I wear with this neckline?" Consider this question and more officially answered... just in time for the New Year and a new, stylish you!
The perfect accessories "finish" an outfit and help you look put together in an easy, effortless way.
I love to style v-necks with either a long pendant necklace or layered necklaces. For a more simple, classic look, wear one dainty necklace - just make sure it hits right at your decolletage.
My favorite way to style a turtleneck is without a necklace - I like to pair it with a pretty earring instead - a statement earring or a simple, feminine earring. Or, throw a fun coat on as an accessory. An exception - I do love a long pendant necklace with a turtleneck poncho.
Thin, short chain necklaces do not work well with crewnecks; they can get caught on the edge of the fabric and hide inside. Instead, go bold! Bib or collar necklaces work best with a crewneck - they add the perfect finishing touch!
This neckline works well with short, delicate chain necklaces or, in a nod to classic elegance, real or faux pearl chokers. For a unique look, wear a statement necklace under the collar of a buttoned up shirt-you can even layer this under a crew neck sweater. I also love the look of a collared shirt with a great pair of statement earrings.
My own preference with this sharp, straight-across neckline is no necklace at all. Picture elegant Audrey Hepburn in her black bateau cocktail dress in "Sabrina". But, if you want to accent a boat neck top with a necklace, go long. Or, opt for no necklace and pair with pretty earrings. For an edgy look, throw a leather jacket on with your boat neck-so cool!
Offset the imbalance of a one-shoulder top with long strands that draw the eye center and down. For a different look, wear a hoop or statement earrings and a bold cuff on the wrist opposite the covered shoulder.
Off The Shoulder
So many accessory options! I love to pair a choker with an off the shoulder - chokers complement, but do not compete with this pretty bare shoulder look. Other stylish looks...add a long pendant necklace, statement earrings (with no necklace) or a pretty, trendy neck scarf...oh la la!
This neckline is already detailed and has volume, so no necklace is best. Add a pair of pretty earrings instead!
A New Year, a New You!
Are you frustrated with your wardrobe? Do you look in your closet, see clothes, shoes and accessories, but feel like you have nothing to wear or feel overwhelmed? As a Personal Stylist, I get into your closet with you-we decide what to keep, alter or donate and I put together new outfits with the pieces you already have in your wardrobe. I will photograph your new outfits so that you can reference them later. I will then create a prioritized shopping list of new clothes and accessories to help maximize your current wardrobe. You can purchase these pieces on your own and over time as you wish, or I can take the shopping list and do the shopping for you - you decide!
Love your wardrobe, but need a few new, seasonal pieces? Do you have a special event or trip coming up? I would love to help.
Cheers to the New Year!
Ankle boots and jeans are such a trendy combo this season—but they are also notoriously tricky to pair together.
There are so many awesome jeans this season-of course there is the tried and true skinny, but I also love cropped hems and boyfriends with a great pair of ankle boots. If you tend to reach for your skinny jeans every time you’re in the mood to wear ankle boots, it’s time to change things up and add some variety.
Here are some handy tips to make sure you know exactly how to wear booties with jeans.
For a trendy, current look, cuff your jean above the ankle and show a hint of skin - this will help visually elongate your leg. Don't tuck your jeans into your boots - this creates a stumpy look because there is no break in the line of the leg at the ankle.
The Big Cuff-turn your jeans up 3- 4 inches. This is a great look for a longer leg.
The Double Cuff - simply fold the hem of your jeans about one inch, and then fold a second time to get the desired length. This is the perfect look for a shorter leg. A little tip: it’s often easier to cuff your jeans before putting them on, and then just adjust afterwards as needed.
Cropped jeans are a cinch to style with ankle boots because you don't have to do anything-as long as the hemline falls above or right at the top of your boot. This is definitely a more fashion forward look and these jeans are especially on trend if they have a frayed or flared bottom or both!
Roll the hem a few times to create a messy cuff - boyfriend jeans are great with a flat or heeled ankle boot - try a colored or patterned boot for a fun, edgy look!
I love what I do as a Personal Stylist - helping clients create new looks with the pieces they already have in their wardrobe, styling a client for a special event and seeing the joy and confidence in a client when they try a completely new look and love it!
If you need suggestions on new jeans, booties, seasonal pieces, holiday party attire, weddings or an entire Wardrobe Edit I would love to work with you!
Don't live in Austin? No worries! I can create a private Pinterest board for you with shopping links. You can click, purchase and have the perfect clothes and accessories delivered to your doorstep.
Remember, I have gift certificates - what a perfect idea for your own holiday wish list!