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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!

Style TRUTHS,
UNIFORM DRESSING – FRIEND OR FORM OF TORTURE
The last time I remember wearing a uniform was during my brief stint as a waitress at the Armani Cafe on Newbury Street in Boston. It was a boxy khaki Nehru jacket with skirt. The skirt was boxy and long on me so I rolled the waist band to make it shorter and cuter. The […]
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Style TRUTHS,
Why Style Subscription Box ‘STYLISTS’ Could Hurt Your Style
I was at a weekend speaker summit where one of the speakers kept tugging down at her gorgeous embroidered top. There was no doubt that this was one of the most bad ass tops I had ever seen. But it was making her pull it down repeatedly. When she sat, the top rode up even more. […]
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Style TRUTHS,
The 5 Layers of COMFORT How to be Comfortable and Chic
I would say one of the top words that comes up when talking with my clients about their desired style is COMFORTABLE. They put comfort above all else. Yes they want to look elegant, chic, sophisticated, but most of all be comfortable. While comfort seems like a simple enough request there are many different levels […]
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Style Esteem,
Are you still waiting for that special someone to give you jewelry to die for?
Around the time I was turning 29 it became alarmingly clear that I didn’t have a husband on the horizon. I was a bit frustrated with that, but I decided to not let it stop me from traveling, shopping, or living in a way that lights me up inside. It was a pact I made with […]
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Style TRUTHS,
Be Careful Who You Take Advice From
This past weekend I was in Boston for a wedding and I snuck in some shopping time for myself. This is a rare occasion and I was excited by the adventure. Generally when I do shop for myself I know exactly what flatters my shape, coloring and features, so it’s a painless, easy and quick process. This […]
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INTERVIEWS, Press,
Dress Your Best – Podcast Interview With Alexandra
I was so honored to be one of Dr. Jeanette Graf’s inaugural podcast guests. We had a blast recording the episode and shared lots of laughs. Host of Fab Skin, Hot Bodies with Dr. Jeannette Graf, distinguished dermatologist, groundbreaking pioneer of the anti-aging power of peptides, sought-after expert on inner and outer beauty, best-selling author […]
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STYLE,
The real reason you are dreading that milestone birthday
You are approaching a milestone birthday. Everyone is excited. Your family is excited. Your friends want you to have a big party. But you are feeling off. You’re not sure why. You know you have nothing to wear that feels like your “new age”. Time is so fast, you often don’t realize how much it […]
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STYLE TO LOVE,
Who are you dressing for?
Just finished a google hangout to define a client’s best shapes + styles. She is an intuitive healer who works by phone so she is not visible during her client sessions. She explained that she didn’t feel she currently had a STYLE. She was best dressed during her period of working in finance and that […]
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Style TRUTHS,
Are you wearing another person’s style?
I spoke with a potential client last week and she was sharing with me how much she hates shopping. She hates shopping so much that when she needed outfits she would go shopping with her sister and her sister would tell her what to buy. When she needed a bra, her sister would tell her […]
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Style TRUTHS,
The Skinny Jean Controversy Follow Up
Last week I wrote a post that struck a sharp cord with some about my dislike of skinny jeans and now feel based on the feedback that a followup post is necessary. I am not trying to deny anyone their beloved skinny jeans Or cover up curvy women’s curves. In fact my work is about […]
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