Friday, October 28, 2016

#girlboss(es) redefined 3 - Kate Michalowski

Happy Friday! Today's Fabulous Female Friday features one of my closest friends, Kate! In one of my past posts, we got to read about Kate's mom, Jeanne! Now, we get to hear about Kate! Kate and I met in college, and while we got along right away, I think I might have scared her at first? When I first met Kate, she was much more reserved, and I think I was less so than I am now, which made an interesting combination, especially when we traveled with a youth orchestra to Ireland together (and roomed together for 10 days). Despite my craziness, Kate still wanted (and wants) to be my friend, and I value every minute of it! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Early Holiday Shoot

Today, I had the pleasure of working with photographer, Mark Morris! Not only did I get to shoot with him, but my guys did too! Mark reached out to me to have me style a shoot to use for a project that we are collaborating on (details will come soon, I promise), and I eagerly accepted! (Fun fact about Mark - he was actually one of my high school band directors, and now he's still teaching music, but he's also a professional photographer!)

So, I love Fall. My husband's birthday is in Fall, as is our son's, and my own, and it's always been my favorite time of year. I am definitely not one of those people that gets their Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. I am usually late to start decorating my house for the holidays as well (however we're early this year with our Christmas tree...mainly because we never took it down last year. We went from being embarrassingly late to early, so I went with it.)

All of that being said, for today's shoot, we took a lot of fun pictures in center city, Philadelphia, and I styled our outfits for a winter/Christmas vibe. I promise I'll explain why later!

Kristen Fiori did my hair and makeup for my shoot! I wanted something special compared to what I normally do myself, and she was wonderful! She helped me out in my very last minute request, and I love it! My amazing assistant, Marianne gave me Kristen's contact information. Everyone needs an assistant as great as mine!

Susan Padron, personal stylist, Philadelphia
Can we take a minute to talk about how handsome both of my guys look? Little Tony is wearing clothes from Old Navy, Carters, and Osh Kosh. Tony is wearing Jcrew, American Eagle, and his AMAZING shoes are from DSW. My dress is from Anthropologie several years ago.
Susan Padron, personal stylist, Philadelphia
I love how Mark captured us and our little man's personality! Our little guy has started to become shy around new people now that he's two, but he took to Mark right away, and that really helped all three of us have a great time!

Friday, October 21, 2016

#girlboss(es) redefined 2 - Mandy

Happy Friday! This week's Fabulous Female Friday features one of my best friends, Mandy Johnson. My path first crossed with Mandy's when I was student teaching. Mandy was a first year teacher at the school where I was student teaching, and I think that the two of us were both too frazzled to realize how much we had in common! Thankfully, I ended up working at that school, a year after I graduated, and Mandy and I have been family ever since! Mandy and I know that the best ways to cheer each other up usually involve something sweet and delicious and/or a picture or video of adorable animals. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

There's something to be said about a great coat: Ted Baker and No Libs

Just like the title of this post says, there's definitely something to be said about a great coat. In some of my previous posts, I've talked about the importance of completer pieces for an outfit, like a great pair of glassesamazing shoes, and accessories. You can completely change the look of an outfit just by adding the right pieces. Now that Fall is here (or is it?), I invested in a beautiful Ted Baker coat. If you are not familiar with Ted Baker, you need to change that immediately. However beautiful you think their garments are while viewing them online, they're even more incredible in person.

This morning, Nater and I went to Philly again to take some photos with some delicate morning glories and fun street art (you know how much we love some good street art/graffiti - both the dress alternative and mixing patterns feature it too).

Friday, October 14, 2016

#girlboss(es) redefined - mom

Happy Friday! I am still continuing with my Fabulous Female Friday posts, but now we're expanding on a slightly different trend. As you can see, the title of this post (and the posts that will follow it) is titled, "#girlboss(es) redefined". These posts are meant to feature the strong women in my life that may not be a boss by the traditional meaning, but they are certainly bosses in the sense that they are strong, motivating, empowering, incredible people that deserved to be talked about and shown off! My job with these posts continues to be difficult, because I want you, the reader, to understand just how awesome these women are, and I hope to do them justice with my posts!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Style Party!!

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome back, if you've visited before, or welcome if you are new to my blog!

I am offering a new service to new and current clients! This service is different than anything else that I offer, because it's the first service that is actually a group event! I'm calling it the Style Party!

The Style Party is a fun, social event (with food and beverages) that allows you and your friends to learn about your clothing choices. At the style party, you'll learn more about mixing patterns (this is super helpful for guys especially, so that you know how to wear your ties with patterned shirts), how to achieve that ideal balance of color, pattern, texture, and shine, and how to choose your best colors. I'll answer any questions that you have! You'll learn things like why your favorite item of clothing is your favorite, or why you struggle with something that you bought, and can't figure out how to wear it! Bring some of your clothes with you, if you want, so we can talk about them together!

AND....there's no pressure to buy anything! YAY! Everyone can exhale now. 

The Style Party costs $20 to attend, but if you book any of my services at the party, your $20 goes towards the cost of your service!

AND (yes there's another AND) if you share this post on Facebook and comment on my original post (so I can make sure that I don't miss any shares), you will be part of my October giveaway that will put you in the running to attend my first Style Party for FREE! Woo!

Susan Padron, personal stylist

So, start sharing and commenting! I cannot wait to have you over! The rest of the information for the Style Party is on my Facebook page

Also, let me know if you are interested in hosting a Style Party at your home! 
Sunday, October 9, 2016

Advanced Pattern Mixing: Stripes and Florals

If you already follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you saw the gorgeous pic of my "assistant", Marianne! Mar and I are asked almost on a daily basis if we're sisters, because of how much we look alike.

Who wouldn't want to be mistaken for this lady's sister? I'm honored!

Friday, October 7, 2016

#girlboss(es) 13 - Andrea Pagan

Happy Friday! This week's #girlboss Fabulous Female Friday features my good friend, Drea! Drea is such a fun and sweet person, and when I think of strong, amazing moms, she is absolutely on my list! Her husband and my husband have been friends since high school, so it's always fun when we all get together (plus the kids are SO adorable). I'll let her tell her own story, since she tells it so well! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Exciting (style related) News: My First Feature in Philly Streats

If you already follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you already heard the news, but if you don't, MY PHOTOGRAPHER, NATER AND I GOT PUBLISHED! My article and his pictures are in the Autumn issue of Philly Streats (click the link and go to pages 11-13 for my article). Philly Streats is a relatively new online publication that features articles about fashion, music, food, art, and all of the other fun things that Philly has to offer! They publish quarterly for now, and I'm honored to be part of their magazine!

I need to give a quick shout out/thank you to my friend, Lynne Kaspin for putting me in touch with the awesome ladies of Philly Streats. Lynne has been a friend of mine for six years now. She knew that I had been working as a stylist, and thought that I would enjoy contributing to her daughter-in-law's new magazine. Lynne gave me her daughter-in-law's email address, and after a lot of correspondence back and forth with the style editor, here we are! Thanks again, Lynne!

Please visit the actual site for Philly Streats and read the full issue, but in the meantime, here are some screen shots of my article!!

Philly Streats, Susan Padron, personal stylist

Philly Streats, Susan Padron, personal stylist

Philly Streats, Susan Padron, personal stylist

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Elevated Weekend Look: Off the shoulder and tie sleeve sweater

On cold rainy days, some people fantasize about wearing a cozy hoodie on the weekend. For me, I have been dying to wear this off the shoulder Sophiya top from Club Monaco. It feels as cozy as the softest hoodie that I've ever owned, but it's chic details make it look like I'm putting so much more effort into my appearance than I feel!

Off the shoulder, tie sleeves

Susan Padron, Off the shoulder, tie sleeves

I decided to dress up this top even more by pairing it with the Betia straight leg pants (also from Club Monaco) and pointed toe patent leather Michael Kors pumps.