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Instagram: A Week in Review

Instagram: a week in review

Some of my clients have told me that they aren’t always on Instagram and fair enough! IG can be a real time suck. That said, it’s also a lot of fun and I don’t want you missing out on all that so my goal is to post an IG week in review every Sunday so that you know what to check my Instagram for if you didn’t catch it during the week.     Headbands to cover your roots, the…

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How to Dress Big Boobs

How to dress big boobs

I’ll be honest and say this has never been my problem. I’ve always had a small chest… that is until I got pregnant with my first child. My just barely Bs turned into Ds and I had no idea what to do about it! The super deep V necks I always loved were great for breastfeeding, but they definitely had a totally different look now that my cleavage was spilling out of them! Those super low cut tops without cleavage…

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Motherhood & Fashion

Motherhood & Fashion by Stephanie Davis. Image of the designer in off-shoulder Grace Kelly bodysuit sitting on sidewalk

This week, I joined Rebecca Rowe on her Instagram Live to talk about designing luxury clothing for moms. Here’s what we talked about (including some questions from moms) with a little more thrown in because mom brain is real and you know I forgot some stuff I wanted to say lol     Yes. I’ve always loved fashion, but I have actually mostly played it pretty safe. I always envied the women I saw who dressed a little wilder but…

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Transitional Pieces

Transitional pieces. Image shows Stephanie wearing off-the-shoulder Grace Kelly bodysuit and camo print Judy shorts

What’s a transition piece? In fashion, a transition piece is one that is interchangeable across more than one season. A good transition piece should tie in elements from both seasons and help you continue wearing the clothes you already have without spending money on a whole bunch of new pieces. I mainly design multi-season pieces because I personally don’t like putting half my wardrobe away several times a year (and let’s face it, I don’t have the storage space!) I…

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Valentine Colour Tips for an (at home) Date Night

Valentine’s greetings go back as far as the Middle Ages, but written versions started appearing after 1400. Charles, Duke of Orleans wrote the oldest known Valentine that still exists today in 1415 to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. By the mid-18th century, it became common in many parts of the world to exchange small tokens of affection such as handwritten notes. Esther A. Howland started selling mass-produced Valentines in the 1840s in the US.…

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The Bare Shoulders Look

When did it start? What did it develop into and why might you want to try it in 2021? (Here’s a super quickie history for people who are interested… but not that much) The off-the-shoulder look began around the 1840s and was somewhat of a status symbol. Dresses with bare shoulders were quite constrictive (remember, there was no lycra back then so picture your arms being pretty much stuck with limited range.) Sip a cup of tea? Sure. Embroider a…

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Making Your Clothes Last

The fast fashion industry thrives on you not taking care of your clothes. Clothing is made cheaply so that you can buy many pieces for very little money and you won’t mind when they fall apart in the wash. The point is to wear that cute top a few times, toss it and start again. Slow fashion businesses like mine spend more time creating each piece. They choose higher quality fabrics to last longer. They pay their workers more money…

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Parenting and Body Positivity

My teenage daughter asked me if I would do a YouTube workout program with her a few days ago. I thought it sounded like a fun way to spend time with her with the added benefit of getting some exercise so I said sure. The 25-day program is touted as an “hourglass” workout. It focuses on strengthening your core. All good because I have a pretty wimpy core these days and it has given me issues with my back. What…

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Crop Tops : Yes You Can!

I know, I know. The crop tops of the early 2000s looked super cute on flat-tummied Britney Spears types with their low rise jeans and maybe that’s still what comes to mind when I mention crop tops. If so, you may think that’s not a look you can (or want to) pull off. Well, the good news is that’s not what I’m talking about. Crop tops these days are a really great look that you CAN pull off regardless of…

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Style in your 40s

I just read an article about style in your 40s and it pissed me off. Apparently, there are so many rules I should now be following since I hit a certain age 🙄 I guess at 39, short shorts were ok, but when I hit 40, it was all over. I have to say that I am more comfortable with myself in my 40s than I was in my 30s and DEFINITELY more comfortable than in my 20s. I know…

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