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Personal Shopper: On A Budget

RetailMeNot.com features my advice on the basics of choosing a personal stylist/image consultant and what they can do to help you look your best and save money.  The important takeaway here is that we’re not just for celebrities and CEO’s.  Everyone can benefit from the expertise our industry has to offer. READ THE ARTICLE HERE […]

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Do You Love Your Business?

Hearpreneur featured 20 female and male entrepreneurs who love their businesses, including yours truly (scroll to the bottom of this page).  I had fun answering the question and wondered how long it’s been since someone asked you: “Why do you love YOUR business?” Feel free to write your response in the comment section below. If […]

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Girl Around Town: What’s Austin Chic?

Girl Around Town is a new digital city guide dedicated to highlighting American cities’ hot spots and how to dress for them.  The Austin issue features a quote from little ole ME about what “Austin Chic” really means (p. 3).  Of course, we all know it’s a moving target.  When an invitation’s dress code calls […]

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What “Lean In” Taught Me

All I can say is:       WORTH EVERY PENNY At the AICI Conference in Phoenix last month, numerous praises and references bounced around seminars and social gatherings regarding “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg.  Naturally, I ordered it from Amazon.com and within one chapter, it was clearly a Revelationary Reading must. Sandberg is the current […]

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Is It Time For A New Headshot?

As the Style Editor for the new AICI Global Magazine, it was thrilling to contribute this article for the premier issue.  If you’re ready for a new headshot, take advantage of the best deal in Austin.  My Style For The Camera package includes: * Personal styling based on your personality, profession and facial features * […]

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Revelationary Reading: Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible

Ideal For: History buffs, fashionistas, cocktail party conversationalists. Thea’s Thoughts:  Anyone who’s spent time with me over the past 10 years knows that I like Lifetime’s Project Runway, and I LOVE Tim Gunn.  Meeting him last year at the Lucky Brand event at Barton Creek Mall only solidified my respect and admiration for him.  Tim’s new […]

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Do You Have Body Dysmorphia?

What else does one do on a sick day than watch TLC’s “What Not To Wear?” In an effort to forget about my scratchy throat and plugged ears, I lost myself in the story of Danielle, an Austin teacher who shed a remarkable 120 pounds and needed a wardrobe makeover.  Danielle suffered from a what […]

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What My Class Reunion Taught Me

A few weeks ago, I posted about getting ready for the North Farmington High School 25-Year Class Reunion: The Ultimate Confidence Test. In my humble opinion, the reunion was a hit! We had almost 90 alum show up and everyone had a blast listening to 80’s music and catching up. A few observations and lessons […]

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The Ultimate Confidence Test: My High School Reunion

My 25-year high school reunion is tonight. It may be the year’s Ultimate Confidence Test. I’m not the girl I was in 1987. Can you find me in that sea of hair?? Aside from the usual hmming and haaaing over what outfit to wear, it’s time to brace for the visible, albeit subtle, reactions to […]

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Guys! Boost Your Lady’s Sex Appeal

Gentlemen (yes, this is for the guys), Most women who seek my services include “get a serious boyfriend” or “find love” or “keep my spouse attracted to me” in their list of life goals. Not style goals, LIFE goals! That means you men are a large part of the equation in women’s complicated styling decisions. […]

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