Snow Fashion

Snow Fashion

With all of the snow the country has been seeing the past month or so, women everywhere are wondering how to get their “snow fashion” on.  On a normal day we already have enough on our minds on how to look cute but add 3 feet of snow to the mix and it’s a whole new ball game.   If you have an office job, it seems a bit easier because you can wear a snow boot and then change shoes when you get indoors.  However if you are out and about all day, it’s a bit of a challenge. My assistant and I encountered this issue just the other day.  She came to work in a beautiful dress and tall black boots.  The only problem is that it was 10 degrees outside and she looked really cold.  I laughed with her saying it’s the perfect day to expose her beautiful legs given the balmy weather.  She went on to tell me the dilemma she had that morning with her snow fashion.  If she wore her black pants, she didn’t have the right boots that were flats and had good traction while looking cute trekking through the snow and ice.  And yet other pants were too long that she would have to wear heals with them but didn’t have the right heels that had rubber souls.  The list was longer but this gives you the feel.  At the beginning of winter I also had this dilemma.  If we are running from the office to a client’s house and then from boutique to boutique, how do you look cute in your snow fashion while being practical and warm.  Here are a few favorites I have found.  I hope they help you look amazing while staying warm and safe.

How do you wear a down jacket without looking like stay puff marshmallow?

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Buy one that goes in at the waist, has a tie at the waist to cinch it or the pattern at the waist creates an illusion of it getting smaller.


Burberry Brit Cornsdale Channel Quilt Down Jacket with Hood, $795.00

Laundry by Shelli Segal Packable Down Anorak with Hooded Bib Inset Was: $320.00 Now: $209.90

Burberry Brit ‘Rushworth’ Belted Wool Blend CoatWas: $995.00 Now: $795.90


What boots can you buy that will have you look fashionable in the snow and at the same time keep your feet warm and cute?

                     ugg boots     shoe boots

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Find a great boot with rubber bottoms and a nice chunky heal. I especially love Aquatalia because all of their boots are waterproof.


Ugg Emalie Black Wedge Bootie, $149.95

Aquatalia by Marvin K. Roberta Black Stretch Suede Bootie, $398.00

Aquatalia by Marvin K. Rhumba Black Stretch Suede Tall Boot, $725.00

Cole Haan Caliixta Bootie Black Suede, $138.00

Blondo Venise Waterproof Leather Riding Boot, Was $284.95, Now $237.59

Passion - Italy


What are you passionate about and why is this important today to find your passion?  In a world where stress is an everyday (or every minute) occurrence, is it even possible to be relaxed?  I feel like the answer is passion.  When you are following your passion, everything goes smoothly, you are happy, life is easy and you can attract what you want.  I am very passionate about beauty.  I look for and see the beauty in everything from fashion to nature, art to wine, beaches to jungles.  Beauty is everywhere and there is no accident that when you see it, you can’t help but take a deep breath in.  When you have a passion, you get lost in the moment, loose track to time, get transported into a different world.  It’s so exhilarating.  So, how do you turn your passion into something bigger than a high?  I’m asked all the time how did I start my business and here is the answer.  I sat down and made a list of all the things I was passionate about.  From people getting compliments everyday to having a feeling that I don’t work while at the same time, making a great living.  At the end, I stepped back and took a new look at my list.  I thought “what? Is it possible?  Really?  I can just take everything I wrote down and create a thriving business?”  And so it began.  I was lucky enough to believe it could work.  In a world where people work hard and their passion is secondary, how can you flip it and follow what you love?  I think the most beautiful thing is passion (and love).  Maybe our passions are our access to less stress, lower blood pressure, less disease, among other things.  Try it, I can’t wait to hear what you find.  Here are a few of my passions.

Passion - family

My amazing family

Passion - Italy

Amalfi Coast

Passion - Nature

Amazing Colorado

The Style Studio by Keri Blair

The Style Studio by Keri Blair

Comfortable heels

Comfortable Heels

Over the past 12 years of styling people, the issue I think I’ve dealt with the most with my clients is comfortable heels.  Most women think that they have to choose between looking cute or wearing comfortable shoes and sometimes they give up looking cute.  This is not the case.  You really can wear comfortable heels that are also gorgeous.  Given I’m only 5’4″ I don’t own a pair of flats.  I feel frumpy in them and don’t like the experience of everyone towering over me.  I am a profound lover of heels but even I have my limitations.  I’m on my feet all day every day between shopping and styling clients to chasing a 2 1/2 year old around, so for me, comfortable heels are a must!  Here are a few tips I swear by to keep you looking amazing while your feet are blissful.

Idea #1:  Wear a platform.  Platform’s give you more height and stability creating a nurturing environment for your feet.  I love this one with a more casual cork bottom.

Comfortable heels

Stuart Weitzman Safety

Idea #2:  Choose a chunky heel.   I love this tri-colored Via Spiga.  When you wear a thicker heel, you get more stability on your heels which will relieve a little pressure from the ball of your foot.

Idea #3:  Lower your heel height.  We all know a stiletto is gorgeous and sexy but over 3 inches and I can’t wear them longer than a couple of hours.  My advice is to give up your 4-5 inch skinny heels for a sensible 2-3 inch more comfortable heel.

Idea #4:  Look for a comfortable brand such as Aquatalia, Via Spiga, Cole Haan, etc. I adore this beauty from Aquatalia called the Kiki.  I love the heel height, sleek lines, chunky heel and comfort factor.


You really can look gorgeous in heels without the pain!


Feeling great about your body

Feeling Great About Your Body

Feeling great about your body could be one of the most difficult challenges we face.  As women, most of us deal with our relationship to our body on a daily basis.  I have found over the years that it’s the same story with a woman who is a size 2 or a size 20.  As women, we aren’t gentle with ourselves and in fact judge our bodies daily.  I was watching a piece on the Today Show yesterday morning on a woman, Joni Edelman, who blogged about this very issue.  She was very unhappy and practically killing herself over the years to be thin at the cost of not enjoying her life.  Now up many sizes, enjoying her life, she says, “I am happy.  I’m fat and I’m happy.”

Feeling great about your body


I also love this photo and the project Neringa created called We.Women.  She said her goal was to challenge the ‘mass hypnosis’ that the omni-present media portrayal of the ‘perfect’ women creates. Check out this amazing project and more photos here.

I hope you know, I don’t have an opinion on what you should weigh, eat, the size you are or anything else about your body.  It is precisely that, your body.  I do however have an opinion about your happiness and your willingness to embrace yourself today and every day.  I know that this is easier said than done but here are a couple of tips I have to love your body.  I’ve given these tips to countless clients over the years of dressing them and the results they have had is AMAZING!  They actually begin to love themselves as they are now.  I hope these tips work for you and your friends.

My tips to love your body.

Tip #1:  Be gentle with yourself.

Tips $2:  Every morning stand naked in a full length mirror.  See how long you can look at your body.  In the beginning it may only be a moment in time but if you do this every day, you can work your way up to a minute or longer.  While you are doing this, take the time to look at parts of your body and see if you can appreciate them for what they are.  Maybe you don’t love your stomach but you can learn to appreciate that why you have that stomach is because you have an amazing child or children.  Maybe you can love it because it represents all of the fabulous meals and wine you’ve had celebrating your amazing life.  Your body is an incredible vessel for you each and every day.

Tip #3:  Buy clothes that look great on you now.  Not 5 pounds ago and not 5 years ago.  Our bodies change frequently and it’s best to change your clothing style with it.

It’s important to get the word out that a woman’s beauty comes from within.  It’s the way she smiles, loves, listens and leads.

Winter blues

Winter Blues

It’s that time of year when everyone really wants Spring to arrive so that they can freshen up their wardrobe, get outside and feel great again.  Are you experiencing the winter blues?  With all of the snow and frigid temperatures across the nation, one thing is for sure.  We want SPRING!  Unfortunately if we ask Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather predicting groundhog, we are in for 6 more weeks of winter.  So, how do we survive it and get a jump start on Spring?   The best way to beat it is to leave town, go on a great beach vacation and slather on some sun tan lotion.  However, if that’s not in the plans for you, here are a few of my favorite tips for getting out of those winter blues.  First, buy something new that you love.  It could be a new top, a fabulous pair of jeans, or a new statement necklace that you feel amazing in.  You’ll instantly get happier just wearing that new piece.  You could also take a peek in your closet and see how you could wear your clothes in a different way so they feel new again.  Wear that little black dress with a blazer over it to the office, tuck a shirt into your pencil skirt and belt it.  Whatever you decide, get out of your box and look at your wardrobe in a new way.

Winter blues

Winter Blues

Hair – deep condition it or put a gloss treatment on it so it looks fresh

Makeup – go out a buy a new amazing lip shade to spice up your look.

Skin – Exfoliate or if you can, go get that peel you’ve been wanting.  This will even out your skin tone and soften your skin.

As cold as it is in some places, try to get outside and get some Vitamin D.


Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day gifts in Denver

It’s 2 days until my favorite holiday.  Here are a few Valentine’s Day gifts and a special offer for you.

If you know me well, you know that my favorite gift store in Denver is called Wish Gifts on Old South Gaylord Street.  I love this store because they are so unique and pride themselves on having items that no one else does.  Below are a few of my favorite items for Valentine’s Day. Valentine's day gifts

  1. Wish paper, great to write a wish on and let it go.
  2. These cute little boxes are perfect to write a love note in and place around the house.
  3. Anything sweet is always a good choice
  4. This catch all plate is a perfect reminder for your Valentine of how much you love them.
  5. Love lock.  Give your Valentine this lock to symbolize your love for them.

wish Another great Valentine’s day gift I love are these Infinity Love Wraps from Alex and Ani.



Valentine’s Day = Love

Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is a day to express love.  I feel like over the years as we get older, Valentine’s Day has lost a little luster for us.  Maybe it’s because we’ve hardened ourselves to being totally available or maybe we just get too busy.  I say it’s time to bring the love back to Valentine’s Day.  I remember when I was little I would get so excited to go to school on Valentine’s Day with all of the cards I made for my classmates with candy attached.  I thought it was great to give them all something and what a fabulous surprise it was that when I returned to my desk, my box was filled up with a bunch of these really cool cards with notes on them.  It was a day to express love, admiration or just be silly and hand out hearts to each other. 
printable-kids-valentines-day-cards-11 Over the years as I talk to women in their 20’s and early 30’s, something has happened.  They aren’t into this glorious holiday.  They either ignore it if they are single or breeze by it if they are in a relationship making it no big deal to celebrate because after all, the flowers are overpriced and a dinner out costs a fortune.  What happened to the celebration of it all? Love is something we can express everyday with anyone or most importantly ourselves.  Valentine’s Day is an excuse to focus on love or just be silly about it.  What could you do this Valentine’s Day to love yourself a little more?  Maybe dress sexy just for you,  wear your sexy red bra and panties under your outfit for the day, you are sure to feel great.  If you don’t own one, what better time to go buy one.  Light a candle and have a glass of wine to celebrate the woman you are.  Take a much needed bath with flowers in it.  Anything you can think of but spoil yourself.  You could also surprise someone you love with a gift, a card or even just a smile and letting them know you appreciate them.  For me, going on a romantic walk or cuddle time speaks volumes!!

beachy waves

Beachy waves

Beachy waves is one of the biggest looks right now in hair.  And yet, there are many people who still haven’t mastered it, like me (until recently).   Over a year ago I cut my luxurously long hair into a shoulder length bob.  I love the cut and have felt liberated by the amount of time it takes me each morning to get ready leaving me more time with precious Stella.  With my long hair, I was masterful at curling it and always achieved the perfect beachy waves, however, since having short hair, I have struggled with the perfect way to create this look.  I’ve watched videos, tutorials, read magazines, etc. and tried it all including the products they recommend to no avail.  If you saw how many curling irons, flat irons, round brushes, blow driers and not to mention all of the hair product I have, you’d be amazed.  Finally, I got it and am loving my success.  The thing that no one tells you is that achieving this look in your hair has a lot to do with your hair.  I have really thick hair so if I followed the instructions of how to do this like they did on a woman with thin or fine hair, it wouldn’t work on me, the waves would always fall out.  The point to my story is that I will tell you what finally worked for me but ultimately, it’s practicing different ideas until you find what works for you.

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The solution for my beachy waves:  I section my hair off really well with clips so each section that I curl is only about 3/4 of an inch.  I use a 1 1/4 inch barrel and alternate each curl leaving the ends out a little.  First curl back, next forward, etc. going all around the head, then letting more hair down and doing it again.  With my thick hair, I turn the iron up as hot as possible and leave it in the hair for 8-10 seconds to keep the hold.  At the end, I toss it around a little and viola I have beachy waves that last all day.

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Hot Tools 1.25” curing iron, $39.99,

Valentine's day

Men’s Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Here’s my take on the perfect Men’s Valentine’s Day Gift ideas.  It’s no secret that I love Valentine’s Day.  This is a magical day filled with love.  The dilemma most women have is “What do I get my man for Valentine’s Day?”.  Here are a few favorites that I love.  After all, what more could a man want for Valentine’s Day than something for his drink, his love of music and his perfectly soft and smooth face.  Secretly I love that we too get to enjoy them!


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Tandem Whiskey Set – 2 Scotch Tumblers with Chilling Stones, $29.99
Sonos wireless speakers Tandem Whiskey Set $199-$299,
The Art of Shaving kit, $175 and up





Xtreme Lashes by Live Love LASH


Long, lush, gorgeous lashes.  If you like the sounds of that, then we suggest you head on over to our new favorite place in Cherry Creek North…LIVE LOVE LASH.  The owner Amy Dickerson, an award winning Advanced Certified Xtreme Lashes stylist and her fabulous team brings new meaning to the world of lashes.  Forget those faux lash strips you buy at the drug store, this is the real deal!

We are always asked where to go for the best in the beauty industry and pride ourselves on finding the best resources for all of our client’s challenges.  I’m happy to say, we love this place.  We recently tried out their lashes and were surprised and delighted by the results!  These lashes are perfect if you want to look your best everyday or for that woman who wants to look ravishing for a special event.  Not only do we love that our eyelashes are voluminous, long, and natural looking, but we don’t need to use our eyelash curler or wear mascara!  Added benefit…it will cut your beauty regime in half.
One session to apply a full set of eyelashes can take anywhere from two to two and a half hrs, but the process runs so smoothly that it only feels like an hour! While you lay there on comfortable massage table, daydreaming of your gorgeous new eyes, the lash professional goes to work and meticulously matches each lash for lash.   Next thing you know you’re woken from your dream and glance into the mirror only to see beautiful new eyes staring back at you!
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