Fendi mule

Our Must Have Spring Accessories

It’s time to store those heavy wool scarves and thick leather boots because spring is here!  Step into the sun and mild weather with some of the season’s latest accessories like our “must haves” below.  If your clothing doesn’t sing “here comes the sun,” adding one of these pieces to your outfit will surely do the trick.

spring accessories(clockwise)
1. Pastel bags
Ted Baker, $260, tedbaker-london.com
2. Sporty heels
 Cheap Monday, $155, shopbop.com
3. Statement necklaces
Bauble Bar, $46, baublebar.com
4. Bold sunglasses
Thierry Lasry Deeply, $395, shopbop.com
5. Mules
Fendi, $850, saksfifthavenue.com



Spring 2014 Fashion Trends

Spring is almost here!  And what better way to celebrate than with some new clothes.  However, before you make a run for the stores we want to make sure you are prepared.  Some of our favorite new spring trends you should be on the look out for are: metallics, florals, black and white, contrast collar button downs, and pastels.

Spring 2014 Trends

Left to right: Skirt, J.Crew, $695; jcrew.com.  Dress, Nanette Lepore, $298; neimanmarcus.com.  Skirt, J.Mendel, $1,090; barneys.com.  Blouse, Diane von Furstenberg, $265; shopbop.com.  
Dress, Narcisco Rodriguez, $1,895; bergdorfgoodman.
Lisa Jasper

March Client Spotlight

Lisa Jasper

lisa jasperCo-founder and Managing Partner at Thought Ensemble
Mother of 2 children
KBIE client for 3 years

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment?

“I love my purse and everything inside, especially my wallet, the cases on my electronics and my business card holder. You wouldn’t believe what the inside of my purse looked like before Keri got ahold of it. I feel so much more organized and put together now when I meet people for coffee and lunch! “ 

Favorite local hotspot?

“My husband and I love Cherry Creek Grill.  They have delicious food, fantastic wine by the glass and great service that’s kid friendly.”

Tell us more about your lifestyle….

“I work out of my home, but I’m out and about most every day.  Some days I’m in and out of my car all day meeting potential clients and networking contacts for coffee or lunch.  Some days I’m traveling around the city or country working with clients at their offices.  I spend lots of time with senior executives, interviewing them, working together on whiteboards and presenting reports.  Since I work from home many days, I’m lucky enough to get to eat lunch with my toddler and cuddle with my baby when I take a break from work.  Socially, we do lots of activities with the kids, including adventures out (the zoo, Costco) and play dates with friends.  We do date nights too, but these days we keep them pretty casual. ”

Why did you decide to use KBIE?

“In my first consult with Keri, she looked at my closet and very quickly figured out the core of my challenge.  I wasn’t wearing many of my clothes because they weren’t “comfortable”.  She also gave me very practical advice about the types of clothes I needed to work with my lifestyle, which quickly shifts between drooling kids and senior executives.  She also had a great approach for building a wardrobe that would work through pregnancy and beyond.  I gained and lost 50 pounds with each pregnancy and she was able to find bargains on the clothes I wouldn’t wear for long.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?

“I played it safe for work – I had an extensive wardrobe of jackets and pants that I mixed and matched and bought all from one store that was inconveniently located in Dallas.  It worked fine, but I was getting bored with it, especially because I wanted some more casual options for certain networking meetings and casual dressed clients.  Let’s not even go into what I wore “around the house” and on weekends taking care of the kids!”

And now?

“I have more fun with what I wear.  I trust that it looks great and if I’m concerned about an outfit in general or need help pulling something together for a specific event I have someone I trust to call.”

Why is it important for you to look amazing everyday?

“I meet a lot of new people.  I work with CEOs and junior people and I need to build trust with them quickly.  Clothes that are “too much” or “not enough” can be distracting.”

Tell us about your experience working with KBIE….

“It is easy and FUN!  I’m always excited about what she picks for me and my wardrobe is so much more functional now.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“I walk in my closet and am inspired versus frustrated!  Once I’m dressed, I don’t actually think about it anymore… “


Got the Beauty Blues?

In our last post we discussed how your current wardrobe could be giving you the winter blues.  If that isn’t the case and you are still feeling down in the dumps, then it could be that your beauty regime has gone a bit stale.  Do you look at your face in the mirror and think “I look blah” or  ”I am not excited about what I see?”  Then you may have the beauty blues.  Don’t fret.  This is all too typical of the way many women feel this time of year.  Your skin is pale and dry.  And for many we opt to stay comfy cozy inside; so we don’t put much effort into dolling ourselves up.  However, we say it is time to fight those beauty blues and start spicing up that beauty routine a bit with a few of our favorite products below.  You’ll want to look at your face twice in the mirror!

Beauty Blues

1. Cle de Peau foundation and concealer – The foundation is effortless and evens out the skin perfectly. The concealer makes you look like you’ve been sleeping for 10 hours instead of 3. Foundation $120, Concealer $70, Nordstrom.com

2.  Bobbi Brown lip gloss - With 18 colors to chose from, this sheer gloss is moisturizing, soothing, and gives your lips just that right amount of pop. $25, Sephora.com

3. Make Up For Ever aqua black eye shadow (liner) - Use this waterproof shadow for eyeliner. It is super easy to apply with a brush, glides on smoothly, and will last you through the whole day. $23, Sephora.com

4.  Nars bronzing powder.  This is the perfect product for adding a bit of color to your skin.  Brush it on just under your cheek bones, forehead, and jawline for a healthy glow.  $38, Narscosmetics.com

Call us to schedule a makeup refresh today!



In a Fashion Rut?

It’s near the end of winter and shopping for the season’s latest trends seem to have lost it’s luster.  You may look inside your closet and gaze over the monotonous clothing options you have to choose from.  What once was a beautiful “got to have it” purple blouse at the beginning of winter is now a boring old smock you wore last Tuesday.   If this paints the perfect picture of your experience, then you could be in a “fashion rut.”  Not to worry though, a fashion rut can be fixed! We are here to help you fight those winter blues.  Just follow one, two, or even all of our tips below and we promise you’ll be cured.

1. Purchase something in a new spring color. (Yes!  Some of these colors you can wear now.)  Whether it be a cashmere sweater, a stone necklace, or a silk scarf – get an item in one of the upcoming season’s hottest colors like dazzling blue or paloma.  Check out all the colors HERE.

2. Dive into a new trend.  Some of the upcoming trends that you can wear now include: collarless coats, wide leg trousers, white blouses, tea-length skirts, pastels, and black & white.

3. Borrow from a friend.  Have a friend who wears the same size?  Why not ask her kindly if she can part with that killer dress you’ve had your eye on for one night?

4. Add some pizzazz!  Perhaps all your outfit needs is a little sparkle and shine.  Try adding some new jewels to that suit or a belt to that dress.  Accessorizing makes all the difference.