Style & Ease

Hi I’m Alexandra, style expert+personal stylist since 2001 and this is my blog yes I write everything (except for the press pieces) sorry no guest posts nothing’s sponsored just my unfiltered opinion of where style, self care, and reality intersect.
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  Click above for the *NEW* WEBINAR 5 major keys to building a successful personal styling business. with Alexandra Suzanne Greenawalt+Michelle Rodriguez Want to find out my styling business secret weapon? Let me tell you my story… I’ve always been a lone wolf when it comes to business, always thought I was smart enough to […]
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WHAT TO WEAR IN A HEAT WAVE
“It’s getting hot in here. I wanna take off all my clothes.” With over 100 degree temperatures in NYC, the clothing-optional water junkies at Harbin are sounding kinda smart right about now. Thought I would share my staying cool and looking cool tips with you: Synthetics don’t breathe, which is bad news this year because […]
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True Gault pop up shop in NYC
Are you wondering what happens at a True Gault custom shoe scanning party? I first went to one a few years ago and it’s been exciting to see how the company has advanced their technology. At the first party they had dozens of shoes that you would try on for fit. That is now not necessary. You […]
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In a perfect style world
Last week I heard about Gap closing 175 of their stores and inside I did a silent happy dance. Why would I celebrate the demise of a huge clothing giant? Because for years now as a personal stylist I have been tired of the same ol’ same ol’ safe styles they churn out every season. […]
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Nomad in style?
I’m a big fan of the Sunday Styles Section in the New York Times. This weekend I read an article that I can’t get out of my head. It’s about Fabrice Grinda who, approaching 40 years old and despite being worth approximately 100 million dollars, decided to give up his lavish estate (including a butler) […]
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How to sell your used fashion online
One of the things my clients always ask is what to do with their stuff once they’re done with it. Is there a good place to sell it all? The online world has decided that consignment is best served – online. What used to be a chore of schlepping your stuff around to various consignment shops […]
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Vetted: luggage
Can we talk about greatness? Tumi greatness? I’m not the one to talk a lot of companies up. I’m not an editorial site and have never wanted paid advertisers. But as a big world traveler I know how beat up luggage gets. My Tumi super leger softpack carry-on got so much use from using it like […]
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The solution to the high heel controversy at Cannes Film Festival 2015
I’m sure by now you may have heard about the recent controversy at Cannes about a handful of women in their 50’s being turned away from the film festival ‘black tie’ festivities for wearing flats instead of heels. It turns out that most of these women were wearing them because of medical conditions on their […]
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Out with the old – in with the new
Last week I mourned the loss of two gems here in New York. Both are included in my next book –  Vetted by a Stylist, which features NYC’s finest style spots. They are Magnolia Organic day spa and Fragments multi jewelry shop in Soho. I had been getting my organic facials at tiny/cozy Magnolia since […]
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Less is more: how much do you really need?
I’ve spoken about the less-is-more concept before on my blog here and here. This spring I’ve become even more aware of how little of our stuff we actually need. Do I really need 6 different pots? Nope, just 2 perfect sized pots. And wooden spoons? How many things do I really cook at once? Oh and […]
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Getting to the bottom of why we only wear 20% of our closets
Despite being a stylist I’ve never been much of a perfect folder. I never worked in retail where I had to perfect the perfect t-shirt fold. My own closets are reasonably organized but not anal. I’ve always wanted prettier, more perfect closets but haven’t invested the time or money. I’ve aspired to have my closet look […]
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