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Style Blog

Hi I’m Alexandra, author + personal stylist since 2001.
Welcome to my blog where I write everything (except for the press pieces).
No guest or sponsored posts just my unfiltered opinion of where style and reality intersect.
Enjoy!

Confessions, Style Esteem,
Why are you holding onto so tightly
I just donated 24 items to NYU theatre department. I didn’t do it for any donation credit. I did it because at Brooks School, where I spent four years of high school, I spent most of my free time hiding in the theatre. (Yes, I was very shy in high school and a typical introvert who […]
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Confessions,
pop-up shop: Ariana Rockefeller
  NYC is home to hundreds of amazing designers and it’s exciting to see new ones pop-up on the scene year after year. What is more exciting, is to see a designer who isn’t jumping on the “let’s grow and manufacture in china, use polyester and make cheap goods” bandwagon. Newish designer Ariana Rockefeller has […]
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Confessions,
The Real Cost of a Designer Bag
Recently I met up with my bestie for mani/pedis and I noticed she had a new bag. “Where is your Neverfull Louis Vuitton?” I asked. She replied “I had to throw it out after carrying it for 7 years. It was growing legs!” It’s funny I always thought of Louis Vuitton and designer bags as an […]
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Confessions,
Holiday Party Style Cheat
Last week while getting my private clients ready for the fall and holiday seasons I came across this piece that could truly work double and triple duty this holiday season. We found a short metallic quilted bolero by Carmen Marc Valvo in pewter which could be styled with jeans for a home holiday party, over a […]
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Confessions,
self care challenge
#selfcarechallenge How do you change? Stay healthy? Bring more serenity and space into your life? Keep your body mind and spirit soaring? For the most part most habits are built over time…sometimes small steps are needed. This Self Care Challenge is just 7 days. Every day for 7 days you will get an image and […]
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Confessions,
Bootcut Pants
Where have all the boot-cut pants gone?  Are you having trouble finding boot-cut pants? I know I am! Just this week I helped build a new wardrobe for a petite finance executive who prefers boot-cut pants. Then I get an email from a potential client in Australia who works in Hong Kong who is having […]
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Confessions,
My first designer suit
 In college my Mom encouraged me to get my first job waitressing at Armani Cafe. It was pretty swank but I knew work would be in my future because my Mom kept saying to me, “you’re going to have to work”. She drilled it in like a sergeant! I decided if I was going to […]
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Confessions,
Loving yourself… ALL of yourself
This week I was working with a client and she brought an issue to the table… skin discoloration on her leg. My client wanted to know what to do about it, she currently doesn’t show the skin discoloration by wearing dark hose. I think she was looking for validation or my help to make her […]
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Confessions, Style TRUTHS,
Why pull-on pants aren’t just for old ladies
Admit it; the idea of pull-on pants makes you think of your grandma and Kmart right? I don’t blame you it’s something we’ve seen in the media. Hello Blanche!!! Well here’s the thing…. the idea isn’t that far off and I will tell you why.  It’s something the fashion industry doesn’t want you to know […]
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Press, Style TRUTHS,
7 Ways to Choose the Best Shorts for Your Body
    By: Julia Friedman @ PoolsOfJewels When I was in middle school, I had a favorite pair of shorts. They were made by Soffe, I believe, and they were the color of Pepto-Bismol. On one of the bottom front corners was a screen-printed image of a pair of ballet slippers, and when I rolled the waistband down, the phrase […]
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