I’m learning more about and tuning in more with my own style, instead of aiming for a "timeless, French, classic" vibe, or thinking that I can’t lean into the all-black-unusual side of me without feeling like I'm putting on a costume.
What I've learned working with Elyse is that being happy with my wardrobe and putting together outfits I love isn't about adhering to any external definition of "stylish". It's about really noticing and honoring my own preferences, learning the subtleties of fit and proportion, and above all tuning into my own inner wisdom and search for joy."
"my biggest style win to date"
“I found out on Thursday that I needed to wear a suit on Monday for a big presentation with investors. I ended up having to run to the mall because time was tight, but this was the first time I've run to the mall in a panic for business clothes and was actually happy at the results. I ended up with a suit I really like, that makes me feel like I'm commanding the room. This is the first time I've ever felt like myself while wearing business attire—maybe my biggest style win to date! “
This is the same client who said, in our first session together, “I buy the same black pants every time I have a work presentation, and I wear them once and hate them, and then get rid of them and repeat!”
This is SUCH a big win for a few reasons — watch the video to hear me break them down!
If you’re like me, you’ve had a small handful of outfits like that. And they became your First Date outfit and your Interview outfit and your Once-A-Year-Friend-Reunion outfit. And the rest of the time, the days you wore everything else in your wardrobe, you felt like your body was the wrong shape and you were too much and not enough and people couldn’t possibly understand you when you couldn’t even understand how to put an outfit together.
Elyse is one of the magical people who understands. She saw me—actually me—through my many mediocre outfits and the handful of good ones. She listened when I talked about the things I loved and how they made me feel. She helped me see proportions and styles and how I could make them work for my body; how to use the clothes I already owned with integrity in ways that felt good, and how to identify new pieces that would become wardrobe staples.
Elyse helped me articulate my style. The tools she has given me and the non-judgmental conversations we’ve had have changed the way I look at clothes and the way I feel when I live inside them. She’s a gem, and I’m so grateful for her empathy and wisdom."