WORKSHOPS in 2018

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I've been doing a lot of reflecting on this past year lately, and I can definitely say that one of my standout favorite parts of 2017 was the workshops I started hosting! I love working with my clients so much, helping them have those a-ha moments for their personal style, and there's something so special about bringing that energy to a group setting. Having a room full of people with different personalities and senses of style creates a unique learning environment that you don't often get when it comes to fashion. One where we can all feed off each other's individuality, and see living examples of how no two people (or styles) are the same. I'm so happy that this year was finally the year I got over some of the fears I always had about doing them (such as, "what if no one shows up?") and made it happen. I hosted several workshops here in LA, teaching about how to find your essence, and how your style can serve you in achieving your deepest desires. The feedback has been so positive, and I'm beyond excited keep them going in 2018. So, that's why I'm kicking off the year with not one but two workshops in January! The first is shaking things up a bit. I'm taking the workshop ON THE ROAD to somewhere brand new to me: Blue Bell Farm, just outside of Columbia, MO! I learned about this gorgeous place from one of my best friends who lives there, and was all heart eyes when I saw that not only is it the dreamiest setting, but that they couldn't be a more perfect match for The Life Styled and Fashion Feng Shui! They actually host element themed farm-to-table dinners, with everything from the cocktails, food, to the table decor inspired by one of the five elements! I know! Needless to say, I'm dying to grab a seat at that table and just had to find a way to collaborate with them! So, I'm teaming up with Blue Bell Farm to host the ultimate INTENTION SETTING workshop with Fashion Feng Shui on January 20th, and we are offering a holiday discount ($50 off!) to those who grab their tickets before the 23rd!

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In this intimate and cozy workshop, you will learn a whole new way of looking at your closet and how to make decisions without any doubt in your mind that what you're wearing and buying is right for YOU. We will be focusing on the five elements, how you can use them to settle into your own defined personal style, and how your wardrobe can help you reach all your goals in 2018. We will be starting the year off with a bang and a killer closet that does nothing but excite us and help us be our best selves. All of the details and a link to get tickets are HERE. So if you're in the area, grab a friend and make it a girls' day! This would make the perfect Christmas gift for your gal pals, or something fun to ask Santa for. Can't wait to sip wine and enjoy elemental farm-to-table goodness together after the workshop too. It's sure to be a day to remember!

If you are in LA, not to worry! A local intention setting workshop is in the works for January. Details for that coming soon! If you're interested in attending, leave a comment below and tell me: do you prefer a weekend or a weekday evening?

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Photography by Ashley Burns

Kate Spade Hearts Fashion Feng Shui And Doesn't Even Know It

Whenever I'm paying for something at one of my fave stores and the salesperson asks for my e-mail address, I always politely decline. I don't need more subscriptions clogging the old Hotmail account I started in 1999, let alone more perfectly styled, cutely designed HTML messages taunting me to buy things on a daily basis. But last time I was at Kate Spade, I was feeling inspired by their adorable aesthetic and handed the girl my card. I'm happy I did, because last week the most inspiring little parcel arrived in the mail for me. Kate's new promotional materials for their new fall bags are worth sharing (even framing, according to Jaimi). Plus - whether or not they intended to do it, each card totally represents a different Fashion Feng Shui personality.

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Sex and the City 2 Week: Spotlight on Carrie

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Metal + Fire

Because the character of Carrie is meant to be the every-woman of the group, her essence is not so heavy in one element. She's a Metal for her love of all things top of the line, and the meticulous perfection of her imperfect life. She's a Fire for being the star of the show by any definition, and immediately owning every room she walks into. This is largely due to her impeccable statement-making wardrobe and zest for life in The City. No matter where she goes, she's always dressed to attract conversation and her outfits are either impossibly perfect for the time and place, or divinely imperfect which in turn redefines perfect. You with me?

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Carrie's Rules to Style

1. Every outfit starts with the shoes.

2. Always make sure you're wearing at least one piece that only you can pull off.

3. When you think you're ready to walk out the door, stop and replace the most predictable part of your outfit with something unexpected.

4. Your style comes down to what makes you giddy. If you're uninspired by what you have on, it's time to change.

5. Each day is a new opportunity to reinvent your style... and yourself.

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At the Movies

Carrie could literally wear a paper bag and we'd all be running to the nearest grocery store to stock up, which means her perfect outfit possibilities are endless. If she were going to see Sex and the City 2, she wouldn't be deterred by the casual setting of a movie theatre; she'd use it as an opportunity to create a borderline kitschy version of the perfect outfit. She might sport something like this Alexander Wang frock in the quintessential comfy fabric, and clearly far from unfabulous. Add some one-of-a-kind, edgy designer accessories, a gasp inducing pair of shoes, and all she needs are her girlfriend and popcorn.

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