Month: March 2014

Ask Allie: How to Clean a White or Light Leather Bag

Fashion Advice

I just splurged for a gorgeous cream and beige leather bag. But now I’m wondering, how do I best care for it? I’m almost afraid to take it outside for fear that it would get dirty. Is there a way to treat it so that it lasts longer? And what if I do get a spot on it? Are there any products that I should avoid using on leather? The…

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Spring Essentials That Won’t Break the Bank

How to Wear Fashion Trends

By Rosana Vollmerhausen A question I often get from clients interviewing me is if I shop only at Saks and Nieman’s. The answer is… no and no. As a personal stylist/shopper, my clients are real people with jobs, families, busy lives and real-world budgets. Living and working in the DC area, even those clients that can afford to splurge, still want the most bang for their buck. They recognize that…

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Fighting Against Nature: How Not to Be a Mess

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Yesterday I had a conversation with Karl about personality traits we inherited from our parents, what Emerson has inherited from us. Emerson likes to keep her room clean, rarely (though more the older and more independent she becomes) bickers when we ask her to put away her toys before going to bed or out to play, hates sticky fingers or stains on clothing. “She surely didn’t get that from you!”…

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Fab Bags For Spring Under $100

How to Wear Fashion Trends

The best way to update your wardrobe each season is with accessories. It’s an easy and lower-cost way to incorporate current fashion trends, and it’s more likely for that accessory to be wearable past the trend (or when the trend returns) than a garment. Right now is a great time to buy accessories for many are on sale to make room for new merchandise. But that doesn’t mean the sale…

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All the Newness!

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Hi everyone, quick update. Saw the ortho this week, the arm is healing nicely. They x-rayed and he sees fuzziness which means bone is growing, fusing my radius back together. I go back to the doctor in two weeks and if all goes well, I may graduate to a short cast! While I’m getting better with my left hand, it’s exciting to see my right fingers move and work again…

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Ask Allie: SAHM Chic

Fashion Advice Mom Fashion

I am a 44 year old SAHM. I have a daughter who is involved in sports, this means tournaments and several in a row. I want to look pulled together sitting in the stands, not in hoodies like the other mothers. I love the blazer from the old navy, definitely picking that up. I just need some ideas on how to not look to over the top but still chic.…

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