Category Archives: Custom Creations

In Memory Of My Grandmother

I’m not sure how to start this. Maybe being blunt is best? My grandmother passed away. If you are new to this site, you can read in the About page that the reason I’m in the clothing business is because more »

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3 Pieces to Hack into Maternity Work Clothes

Guess what? I’m having a baby! I’m seven months pregnant! I’ve written before on maternity clothes—resources and ways to wear them…I even offered a Chic Mama style package several years ago. (No one booked it, by the way. It turns more »

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Leather bow ties by ReformedSchool

“Wait, is that…leather?” The knot of our fit model’s bow tie caught my attention. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so excited about something that I couldn’t wear. (I mean, yes, girls can wear bow ties—just not this girl.) Last more »

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A jazzy bag made by a U.S. soldier

As I walked into a meeting, this bag caught my eye. Then I learned the story behind it and I liked it even more! I’m sure a lot of women can relate to the work bag dilemma: you don’t want more »

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Cam Newton in your pants

This was the title of an email I wrote to a new client. It unintentionally sounds sexual! (not professional) Which I thankfully realized right before sending…and therefore erased half of it. Do you write your subject before or after composing more »

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5 Tips on Choosing the Best Gifts + 2 Ideas

Are you having yourself a merry little Christmas? In talking with friends, instead of total hysteria and stress, I’m hearing that people are actually enjoying this holiday season—relaxing and relishing in traditions. At the moment, that’s what I’m doing. It more »

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Don’t Buy a Wedding Dress Online, Here’s Why

It’s my 1 year wedding anniversary this weekend! Can you believe it? In honor of this momentous occasion, I would like to publicly embarrass myself with a never-seen before photo of me in a horrible online wedding dress. Joy! Contrary more »

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Camel Coat by Bacia

My grandmother just celebrated her birthday. I’ve always spent a lot of time with her, but now, I’m more intentional about our time together. As many grandmas do, they remind you that they won’t be around forever. Mine laughs/states this more »

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Vegas, Part II Formal Wear at it’s Best

I said I was in Vegas for work, remember? Well here is a sneak peak inside our meeting at what we at J.Hilburn are launching for Fall/Winter (on Sept. 1!). And even better news, the personalized tuxedos are ready for more »

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Local Love: Jewelry in Los Angeles

Hi there! Lots of changes and new beginnings happening: I moved! I have a new office too! (I didn’t love painting it!) I’ve been teaching a class every weekend! I’ve started a new collaboration with a very cool brand…details and more »

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