Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve seen photos of you, and your look is too funky for me. How can I trust that you’re going to get a true sense of my personal style?

Personal styling is all about achieving looks that work for you. I have 12 years of experience dressing for all ages, lifestyles, and occasions. My goal is to bring out your perfect look, NOT to make you look like me!

Are you going to make fun of my clothes and make me throw them away?

Absolutely not! My intention is for this experience to be fun and productive. I understand that we all get a little bit sentimental about clothes. I take a soft, encouraging approach and will not start dumping your favorites into a garbage bag – I promise!

I have a fuller figure. Will you shop for me?

Absolutely! Women with fuller figures have a major lack of shopping options in Pittsburgh. I will introduce you to designers and brands that combine modern style with perfect cuts for your body, then guide you in putting together looks that make you feel confident, stunning, and fashionable. This may mean tweaking clothes we find, styling in a way that updates a piece, or exploring national or international designers online.

Do you work with men or just with women?

I style all genders and can create styles and wardrobes you’ll feel comfortable in no matter where you land on the spectrum of gender expression.

What age range do you work with?

I shop for ALL AGES, including children, pre-teens, teenagers, and anyone from 20 – 100.

What if I don’t live in Pittsburgh? Do you travel?

I do travel – and my travel time outside of Pittsburgh is billed at half rate. Or we can work virtually, online shopping and communicating via email, text, and video.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, check, or payment through Venmo.

How long does the process take?

Each client’s needs are different. Some want a quick, hour-long discussion about their closet and image. Some want full service Closet Consultation, Shopping, and Styling — each season, year after year. Whatever your need and/or budget, I will work efficiently to make a plan that works for you.

What if I forget to ask you something during our consultation or appointment?

I understand that ideas will pop up after your appointment. I offer free follow-up email consultations to all of my clients. I can’t promise an immediate response, but I will answer as quickly as I can!

What if I want to skip the closet consultation and just start shopping?

This is your experience. That means we can go through the whole process, from Closet Consult to Styling, or we can jump right into Shopping. Let’s talk!

How much money do I need to budget for shopping?

Every client’s needs are different. Contact me to discuss your personal goals and I will make suggestions based on our conversation. If you’re on a budget we’ll pull from stores like Marshalls. TJ Maxx, and Nordstrom Rack. If you prefer higher-end clothes, we’ll explore the few options in Pittsburgh and look online. I can also find unique pieces at vintage stores and thrift stores if that’s your preference.