Friday, November 25, 2016

#girlboss(es) redefined 6 - Marianne

It's not just any Friday today - it's Black Friday! The timing of this week's Fabulous Female Friday could not have worked out better (since she is probably the person who I shop with the most frequently!) I know that this week's Fabulous Female Friday, Marianne has been mentioned in my blog quite a few times already, but I am thrilled that it's finally her turn to be one of my #girlbosses! Marianne and I first met when I started working as a teacher. Marianne, like Mandy is also a vocal teacher. When I stopped working at the middle school where I met Mandy, I transferred and began working with Marianne. Marianne and I shop together a lot. We're constantly sending each other pictures or links to different things that we're contemplating to add to our closet. I'm not quit sure when we started referring to Marianne as my assistant, but it kind of came naturally. I value her opinion, and I know she is always honest with me, in every aspect of our friendship. She's supportive and pushes when necessary.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, all!! I hope that you are enjoying the time with your loved ones, but if you're in need of a break (or just some quiet time), I'm glad that you found your way back here!

Since the style party, I have had a ton of questions about my wardrobe, where I like to shop, if those pieces are still available to purchase now, etc! So, as a favor to you, my wonderful readers! I put together this awesome collage - all of the pictures are clickable, so click away!! Some of these items in the collage are things that I currently own (including the lace peplum top I was wearing at the party - it comes in black too!), others are things that are similar (like that gorg leather jacket), and the rest are just good purchases! With Black Friday being tomorrow, and sales already going on today, I thought this might be fun inspiration for you or your loved ones for holiday shopping!

Enjoy! If you have any questions about any of the items, or if you have a favorite, make sure that you leave a comment! I'd love to hear your feedback!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Style Party Success...when are you scheduling yours?

Susan Padron, image consultant, South Jersey

My style party that I hosted at my house was this past Saturday, and another HUGE thank you to those who attended! Everyone had such a nice time together!

I started the party by getting everyone talking and sharing (that's the teacher in me - starting with an icebreaker!). After that, we began talking about different style concepts that can be applied to anyone - any body type, any budget!

Friday, November 18, 2016

#girlboss(es) redefined 5 - Liz Zadnik

Happy weekend, everyone!! It's Fabulous Female Friday, and I am featuring Liz, who is the sister of my very first, Fabulous Female Friday post, Patti Sullivan! I met Patti when we were seven years old, so I have known Liz since then too! Like the rest of Patti's family, Liz took me in as an additional family member.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gift Certificates

I know it's only Tuesday, but I can't wait until Saturday!! Saturday is the date for my style party at my home, and I am so excited to see those of you who are attending! Just as a reminder, there will be plenty of food and drinks provided! All you have to bring is your $20 admission fee (or $10 if you're bringing a friend) and something that is currently in your wardrobe that is challenging for you or your absolute favorite piece in your wardrobe! We'll spend some time chatting as a group, where you will learn a lot of style tips, and then I'll spend time with you individually to give you advice that is specific to you!

Yesterday, I figured out what I'm wearing for Saturday (I think... I might change my mind again... I need to look great for you guys!). Tonight, I ordered the food and printed my gift certificates! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you already got the sneak peek for my gift certificates. If you haven't seen them yet, here they are!

So cute, right? I think so!

Even if you cannot attend the party, you can purchase gift certificates at any time! Check out the Packages and Services page for more information! 

If you did not yet RSVP for the party, make sure that you do! Thanks!! See you on Saturday! 

Friday, November 11, 2016

#girlboss(es) 14 - Donna O'Brien

Happy Friday! Today's post features, Donna O'Brien! I first met Donna 9 years ago, when my sister, Sara scheduled an appointment with her to discuss the flowers for her wedding. Sara had done her research and knew that Donna and her team at Beautiful Blooms could create the vision she had for her wedding. At the time that Sara was planning her wedding, whenever you opened a Philly wedding magazine, you would see Donna's work. Her floral arrangements really redefined wedding/event flowers. Her work was unique and innovative, without ever recreating a look, but you always knew it was Beautiful Blooms. In addition to being brilliantly creative, Donna is such a sweetheart herself. She is someone that you want to be your friend. Because of all of those reasons and more, I had to work with Donna for my own wedding, and of course, I love how everything turned out!

This is one of the pictures from our wedding ceremony flowers. Gorgeous, right? 

Since then, Donna has changed her career path (as most of us do at one point or another), and she was kind enough to share her story with me (and my readers)! Thanks again, Donna!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Holiday Photo Shoot Opportunity

Hi All! It's that time of year when the Christmas decorations have already been set up in stores, and you're either bursting with excitement or starting to stress. Well, I have a fun way to kick off the season for you!

Remember those gorgeous pictures that I posted recently (in case you missed it, here it is) with photographer, Mark Morris? We are working together to provide you with the most perfect pictures for your holiday cards this year. We will be doing photo shoots with our scheduled clients on Saturday, November 19th (before my style party) and Saturday, December 3rd. I will be on site both days making sure that you and your family continue to look flawless, so you don't have to worry about loving everything about a picture except your hair is doing something weird, or your husband's shirt is partially untucked, or you didn't realize that the green shirts you picked out for you and your kids completely clashed with the background of the picture, etc. I'll take care of all of that, and Mark will create the gorgeous pictures. We make a pretty darn good team.

Here are the details and what's included:
  • A pre-session meeting with me, either in your home or at a shopping location that the we coordinate.  This session will be approximately 2 hours and be spent coordinating just the perfect look for your family or you and that special someone.  
  • I will be available at both of the photo shoots on November 19th, as well as December 3rd, to help style the shoot.  
  • Your photo session with Mark will be approximately one hour in length.  Location is flexible based upon the desired look of our clients, but we have made arrangements with a Christmas Tree farm as a preliminary idea for these sessions.
  • 25 cards and envelopes are included with the session.  They will take approximately one week from the date of the session for delivery.
  • Hot chocolate or Hot Apple Cider will be provided as long as our choice of location permits it!
  • All-inclusive pricing, $499.00 
  • A strict limit of five client sessions per each date.
  • Contact Mark (or me) with any questions, or to set up your session!
Are you excited, because I'm excited! Schedule soon! I mean, how cute are these? 

Susan Padron, personal stylist, Philadelphia

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Shop Sixty Five: New IRO Moto Jacket

I have finally found the jacket that I have been searching for! I knew the wait was worth it, and I am in love. The jacket is by IRO jeans, and it is definitely the coolest thing in my wardrobe.

IRO, moto jacket
Friday, November 4, 2016

#girlboss(es) redefined 4 - Vikki

Happy Friday!! This week's Fabulous Female Friday features another amazing lady that I met in college, Vikki Bell! I met Vikki through my husband, because she was a fellow percussionist. One of my all time favorite Vikki quotes is "Life is too short to do the things you don't want to do." That quote is circa 2006, so this was WAY before any of that YOLO nonsense. She is someone I can rely on for honest, genuine advice, and she was one of the first people to really support me, when I decided to pursue my styling business! Love you, Vik!!