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Newest Trend for Fall 2018

Fight Against Brain Cancer

It’s that awesome time of year where layers are needed (and happen to easily “step up” any outfit).

The focus in this letter are on blazers, but all jackets apply here.  Whether you’re going the old school Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman double-breasted blazer route, a classic navy or black, or a textured tweed, blazers add the finished look over a tee, blouse, or sweater. 


Shackets Fall 2018 Style Trend

Help us fight against brain cancer

Some Tips:

*When checking for fit- do the driving test & put your arms out like you’re driving a car.  This will tell you how snug the back is.

*The seam should fall right on the edge of your shoulder and arm.

*Is there a fun lining or button detail?

The new(er) thing stores and boutiques have been selling are “Shackets,” where sweaters meet jackets.  These blazers are a way to polish a look with serious comfort.
If a Shackets seems a bit too casual for your job/occasion, I’ve listed some other options that I loved.


Shackets Fall 2018 Style Trend

Shackets Fall 2018Style Trend


And Just a Little Something I Wanted to Share:

We joining the fight against Brain Cancer by participating in the Head for the Cure Chicago 5K on Sunday, October 21, 2018, held at Diversey Harbor. The race begins at 8:00 a.m.

Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of local and national medical centers with the expertise and desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors. Head for the Cure works to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. This organization is dedicated to raising funds for much-needed brain cancer research. They also provide emotional and educational support for patients as well as their families at local hospitals’ brain cancer treatment centers.


Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting-edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight to treat and cure these tumors.

Please consider making a donation, or run or walk with us, to help us reach our goal and enable Head for the Cure to defeat brain cancer, step by step. Click HERE and should take you directly to Staunton’s Striders donation page.


Let’s make this our greatest year ever!

My best to all, Staunton, Annie, Staunton and new baby girl, Kyle

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A Summer Pant Alternative

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The “jogger pant” is nothing brand new, but I have a lot of clients not sure of what to wear them with and if they are able to wear them.  I want to make sure you know that YES, you can wear them and below are some pictures that will show you how.  Style Consulting

Some of you aren’t into shorts or skirts in the summer, so that’s where these comfy, airy pants come in! Even if you do love to bare your legs, this is just a great alternative for work and play.


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The fabrics can be dressy or as soft as pajamas.  Take your pick on what style you want for your lifestyle.  Fit for joggers can be tricky if you don’t have long legs, but it’s just a matter of brand (& if they come in petite).  They can make you look short if there is too much fabric at the ankle, so opt for something that hit right at the ankle bone or a few inches above.

It’s fun to try a new fit.  A fit that is not clinging to your legs in the summer weather is an added bonus!

As always, reach out if you have any questions at all.

Enjoy the rest of the week!!

Stylishly Yours,


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Spring is Getting Closer – Here are the Trends!

Spring is getting a bit closer (well, spring may be here, but the warmer weather hasn’t followed yet)!  Included are some of the exciting trends for this spring/summer.
I try to make everything as “everyday person” as I can, so below are some tips and tricks on these trends that you will see in stores.
As always…look in your closet to see what you have possibly hidden in the back that you can wear without having to make a purchase.  If not, enjoy these looks and happy shopping!Pale Pink Lip Color – I always go for bright, but have already tried this color and love it! It will look great with any skin tone too!

Belt Purse – No it can’t hold a lot, but what all do you REALLY need on the move?! :o)  Not to mention you get to be totally hands-free.

Track Pants – LOVE and are comfortable! They can be daytime with sneakers or I’ve worn mine out for date night with a silk blouse and heels.

Pastels – Bring on those beautiful spring colors! So soft and beautiful, but can be “edged up” with a bomber jacket and booties.

Pencil Skirts – Not sure if they ever go away, but they are back “on” for this season.

Polka Dots – It doesn’t get much more playful than these!

Vintage Floral – Call me an old lady, but I adore big floral prints all the time.

Belts OVER Jackets and Coats – Go for a stretchy one or a long scarf! (Lose the belt that is attached, especially for trench coats!)

Plaid Blazers – Dress down with white jeans or up with a great dress pant.

BRIGHTS – Just think 80’s… and anything goes with mixing or wearing by it’s lonesome.  Total fun here! If it’s not your thing, NO worries :o)

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A Store To Know About

I am diving into each style for the fall season and this week’s emphasis is on the military trend that is seen on the streets and on the shelves of North Shore Exchange, a shop I just adore!
The store carries some beautiful pieces, and I’ve focused on a few of my favorite looks! Their recent reduced prices have made these items irresistible to pass up.  (Did I tell you that you can now make purchases online?!)  Check them out!

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