Hi! I’m Annie, a styling consultant with one goal in mind: to help you be confidently you (yes, you!). I love seeing the beauty in all things. I also LOVE listening to how I may best serve you & your fashion needs. As a licensed therapist, I believe in the value of getting to know you & work to better reflect your inner and outer beauty. My energetic and creative soul helps to create looks that you don’t typically consider, but end up loving!!.
My unique eye for style has given me the opportunity to work with remarkable people, style for corporate events and present to various companies. I have been featured on Fox News and on a few of WGN’s Style Files. I absolutely adore my job because I get to work with the most amazing women to make your life effortless with a bit of flare (while remaining true to you). It lights up my life helping you feel like your gorgeous, fun self.
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I live in Chicago with my husband, son, and a little one on the way! I was raised in the country in a tiny farm town in Illinois. I fully embrace my city life (& life altogether). With all of my adventures and places I’ve lived, I have versatility as a stylist with a genuine love of the little things.
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We, my daughter & I, invited Annie to come to Dubuque, IA to consult with a group of us and I am as simple as it gets when it comes to style. Annie presented a wonderful style show social at my home for about 15 participants. It was very informative, entertaining, and relaxed. Everyone there walked away with something. She also met with a number of us, one on one to go through our closets. I was a bit nervous as to what I was going to have to buy. The bottom line was - very little. She pulled together some AWESOME combinations of items I already had and they looked like brand new clothes. I feel really comfortable and relaxed with her recommendations because she took the time to get to know ME and we went from there. Way to go, Annie!
I met Anne when I randomly walked into a J. Crew store looking for a jacket for work. She charmed me immediately with her personality and impressed me with her skills as a stylist. I worked with Anne for about a year and she never ceases to amaze me with her understanding of my needs. Be it help for work, an evening out or just my wardrobe in general, Anne is amazing. She gets me and my needs. Highly recommended!
We first met when Ann helped me style my wedding. From my dress and accessories to all of the wedding party, she brought her style and sunny outlook to everything she does. From there, she helped me go through my closet and make new outfits out of things I hadn't worn in years. So glad she was recommended to me. Working with her was a true pleasure!
Anne met with my tween daughter to help her coordinate and recommend outfits that would be age appropriate and flattering for a girl her age and size. She was instantly able to group articles of clothing and accessories that we would have never thought of on our own that looked super trendy. She came up with sooo many cute outfits using the clothes and shoes and accessories that we already had in her closet. Anne sent us digital pictures of the outfits right away and then also mailed us hard copies of the looks as well. We keep those right on her dresser so she can flip through in the morning to help her decide what to wear. The session itself was really fun for my daughter and Anne did such a nice job of making my timid daughter feel completely as ease. Anne has the sweetest personality along with the most amazing sense of style. I would definitely recommend her service! Looking forward to another session soon.
Annie is the epitome of class, grace and elegance, which she infuses into every outfit she styles for you. I've been working with Annie for a while, and she brings her incredible sense of style into your closet as she put together the most amazing combinations from pieces you already own. Each session is an event I truly look forward to because it's fun and I learn so much about my style preferences, especially what works and what doesn't work. Annie is a true joy to work with. I have highly recommended her to all my friends and passionately recommend her to anyone who is looking to turn their closets into a fashion house.
I loved working with Annie. I held off for a long time on getting my closet curated and I am so glad I finally did. Getting dressed is less stressful, she has given me many options and suggestions for mix and matching my existing clothes with new pieces. I especially loved reviewing what Pinterest pieces she suggested for my next purchases and the wardrobe looks that are accessible on my phone - wherever I travel. Thanks Annie!
I have never had a hard time shopping but once I got the items home I just never knew how to put it together with my current items. Annie did a great job creating more outfits than I could have imagined were possible in my own closet. I really loved how she took the time to ask me a lot of great questions to understand what I was trying to accomplish and what a day in the life of me was like so that she could put together the right outfits. She also did a great job putting together outfits that I can wear as it starts to get warmer without having to buy anything new. I can't wait for spring and summer so she can come back and help do the same thing with that wardrobe!
A few months ago I worked with Annie for a closet cleanout and some personal shopping. She helped me get rid of clothes that were dated but even more importantly, she helped me find ways to mix my existing wardrobe with a few new pieces to create many new looks. I have received so many compliments on my new "looks" and I feel energized by my wardrobe! She has a great app that I refer to over and over again to get new ideas of how to put together great looks for many different occasions. She is a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to having her help me put together new outfits as the seasons change. I have worked with stylists before and Annie is the best!!
I hate clothes shopping almost as much as I hate figuring out what to wear each morning. Working with Annie solved both of these problems for me! After conducting an audit of what was already in my closet, she went shopping to acquire new pieces to go with my existing clothes. She brought everything to my house - I didn't even have to set foot in a store! - and she returned anything I didn't keep. The best part was, she put together more than 50 outfits for me and added them into an app that is now on my phone. In less than a minute each day, I can decide exactly what I'll wear. This has made my morning routine much easier and more enjoyable. I highly recommend Annie's services!!
Annie looked through my closet and assembled great outfits from items I already own. Now I have photos I can look through with new ideas that never would have occurred to me and look great. Her service may seem expensive (it did to me at first), but can I just tell you how much money and time I am saving?? Instead of spending $500 and getting perhaps 1-2 outfits, which might work or not given my not-so-great style, I now have dozens of great outfits that definitely work. Terrific service, and Annie is pleasant and organized. Highly recommend.
I would highly recommend Annie for men too. As a guy, I hate shopping and had a tendency to buy the same type of clothes whenever I HAD to go shopping. Annie took the difficulty out of the process by shopping for me, bringing the clothes to my house and going through them with me. She picked out clothes I normally would not have and they actually looked great. I will continue to use Annie every year. Guys, it's worth it to not have to go shopping. Women, it's worth it to see your husband dress differently and nice for a change.
I never planned to hire a stylist but I have seen Annie at a few events and what I really liked most is her philosophy of what looks good on you is what is in style. I thought I was fairly decent at putting outfits together, but she put things together that I would have never considered. Also, she takes into consideration your personality and own personal style so you don't feel like you are wearing an outfit that "isn't you." I even showed her some pieces that I really like but never wear and she found a way to work them into my wardrobe. In the end, I feel like I have a bunch a new outfits and I only needed a few pieces to complete the season, so in the long run, I probably saved money! She is so lovely and easy to work with - I would totally recommend working with her!
I rely on it often, I don't usually write Yelp reviews, but I'm making an exception because I can't say enough about Annie and her style services. Let me start by saying I'm 32, and I love being creative in my closet. However, after several consecutive years of moving around the country, I found myself dealing with a bunch of not-fitting, not-appropriate, or no longer the style I wanted to emanate clothes. It was very frustrating attempting to re-acclimate to Chicago's weather, find a job, and just plain feel good about myself with what I had. I was really thinking I needed to start completely over. Enter: Annie. I Googled stylists, read a million different Yelp reviews, and reached out to three different consulting companies. Annie stood out from the get-go with her personal correspondence; it was our initial phone chat that really made me believe she both cared about my dilemma and could help. And help she definitely did. I chose to use her closet auditing service, which meant she came over, went through my closet with me, asked me about what I wanted out of my style, and then set to work putting together looks. She'd pull out a piece, and I'd give her any number of excuses why I didn't wear that "right now." She'd listen to my concern, pair it with something, and ask me to just try it and see how I felt. I have two pencil skirts I NEVER wore before, and now I wear them weekly using Annie's tips. We created a short list of pieces I could add that would help maximize things I already owned, and she's been such a valuable resource as I shop. BUT THE BEST part of what she does comes after the audit - I received a personalized app with pictures of all the looks she created, so whenever I feel lost, I can refer back to the pictures and find something to wear. I'm basically Cher from Clueless now guys. It's incredible. Annie is talented, kind, and was exactly the person I needed to help me get my groove back and feel confident again about what I'm putting out in the world. It's an investment, but jump on the wellness wagon and bite the bullet; you really won't regret it.
I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to hire Annie! I am a lawyer in my mid-30, seeking to look more "put together," both at work (business casual) and at play. I decided to hire Annie as a more economical way to achieve that look- rather than continuing to buy pieces without a plan on how to wear them, I hired Annie, who showed me how to use the pieces I already own in new and creative ways. I LOVE the results. She assembled new looks, but still stayed true to my style. Every night I scroll through my photo book and choose an outfit for the next day - so much easier and more interesting than staring at my closet wondering what to wear, or thinking I have nothing to wear. My husband has even joked that I'm so into Annie's looks, I'm going to forget how to dress myself. 🙂 I've never felt more polished, and that polished/stylish feeling translates to confidence! Annie was a pleasure to work with - very warm, friendly, and professional, and was very responsive to my requests/questions before and since she did my remix. I highly recommend working with Annie!
Annie is an amazing stylist! As a stay-at-home mom of three young boys who LOVES fashion, my biggest struggle getting dressed is to be comfortable yet not look so "basic". Annie put quite a few outfits together for me that I never would have thought of - out of my very own closet! Nothing new to buy! Annie is a wonderful listener and respected my wants and needs, likes and dislikes, and pulled together clothes and accessories that would make me feel stylish AND comfortable.
Annie is so talented at what she does, what a fun and rewarding experience! She picked up on my style immediately and was able to quickly pair 20 multi-layered outfits within my closet and accessories. She is a wiz! I had been struggling with knowing what to put together which lead to wearing boring safe outfits out of lack of time and frustration. She gave some older items new life, plus chose some of my favorites and used them in new ways! Everything she styled was so creative and inspired more confidence in getting dressed without the stress of feeling like I never quite had what I needed to make a complete pulled together look.
“In first grade, every day after school, I would trot myself from school to my Great Grandmother Breed’s house. She would welcome me with a huge hug and the newest edition of Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Town and Country, or InStyle. If we had already perused the current months, we would rethink older ones, always discovering a new color combination or shoe/pant pairing. She would tell me all about what’s “in,” and why; and even let me wear her favorite clip-on earrings and necklaces as I listened intently.
Grandma Breed had a great eye for fashion and studied it carefully. I loved being her star pupil. She was a hip lady and ahead of her time in many ways. She instilled a sense of color and design in me as a young girl. Today, I still carry her vibrant spirit and passion for the arts from our after-school days into my adult life—and my career. Her passionate admiration for beauty, impeccable sense of fashion and love for thoughtful discourse on latest trends made me the stylist I am today.”