Everybody's Doin' It: My Top 10 Most Popular Posts Right Now

Few things are as entertaining as checking out the analytics on this blog devoted to personal style, lifestyle, all the things. I really enjoy seeing which posts continue to drive traffic year after year (I’m looking at you, What’s the Difference between 24 months and 2T?) and which posts hit big each year during the same season (What boots to own and what to wear with them? or How Can I Wear This Without Freezing?).

Take a look. Do you recognize all of these beauties? They are the most popular posts in the last 30 days. Let me know what you like, what you don’t like as much and what you wish there was more of. Also, try the search field if you are looking for a particular subject. It’s very useful. And, of course, remember that Poplin’s Pinterest Boards have over 84 thousand views each month. I bet there’s something in there for you. Enjoy!

Top 10 Poplin Style Blog Posts

(in the Last 30 Days.) Go!

The Best Places to Find Modern and Affordable Suits for Men and Boys

Welcome to the holiday season. It’s a time for love, gifting and of course, dressing up, whether one wants to or not. As a personal stylist, I get asked for all sorts of advice. Recently, there’s been a major uptick in questions about dressing the fellas in our lives. While Poplin doesn’t currently provide personal styling for men or kids, I do spend a whole lot of time doing both in my own life. Answering a real client question:

What are the Best Places to Find Modern and Affordable Suits for Men and Boys?

Guest Post: How to Care for Your Leather and Suede

You might as well bookmark this now. I’ve asked one of my favorite people, Maggie Burns, co-owner of re-souL in Ballard to give us the low down on taking care of leather and suede. I’ve had LOTS of questions from clients about this lately. Maggie is the first person I think of for such things as re-souL carries very high quality shoes and accessories made from Italian leather including the re-souL shoe line made in Italy and designed by Maggie, right here in Seattle. (Maggie also volunteers with me styling homeless youth each month at YouthCare.) strongly suggest you swing by the shop (or go online) to order leather care products that re-souL stocks. I like to pick up Otter Wax, for example, as a stocking stuffer each year. And while you are there you might as well pick up some shoes, jewelry, handbags, socks…….

How to Care for Leather

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing What to Wear in Family Photos

Whether you are taking candids at home or hiring a professional photographer, trying to determine what to wear for family photos can be challenging. As a personal stylist, I get this question often. Having just taken our family photos for the year, the time is right for some tips on selecting what to wear that represents your authentic personal style and is reflective of your family right now. After all, that’s what we’re documenting for, right?

One more thing, right now, Poplin readers save when booking a photo shoot with the Happy Film Company. Take a look at my recent post with our family photos and all the details.

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing

What to Wear in Family Photos

The Ideal Family Photos- Stylish + Affordable

We just got back the images from our family photo shoot with the Happy Film Company and they are SO good. There's a sample of our images to give you an sense of what I'm talking about. They are the perfect mix of silly, serious, grown ups, kid (there's just one). So, I asked the company owner, Chamonix Brown (also the videographer behind the Poplin video) to offer up a little something for the Poplin community. Here it is! The time to document your lovely family is now. Or, if you are up for a photo shoot that shows YOU off, reach out. I live for this stuff. 

Your Super Deal

10 Absolute Game Changers

Hello Dear Reader!

First of all, I sure hope you received the Poplin newsletter in your inbox this morning. I heard from three people within 20 minutes of sending it. This tells me that I should share it with everyone. So, here you go. And, please remember to subscribe so that you’ll see all the good stuff every time.

Fall Fashion Spotlight: Lightweight Jackets

As a personal stylist for women, I spend a great deal of my time with real women, helping each women determine her personal style. Knowing your personal style isn't enough. Clothes need to be functional for your life and realistic for your budget. And, of course, they should be flattering for your body type. This may sound tricky, but it isn't. It's all about having the proper filters to know what to wear and what to buy. 

The weather is changing and that's a sure sign that it is time to make sure your collection of lightweight jackets is on point. Sure, you can keep wearing cardigans and yes, everyone needs a few. But, if you are still wearing cardigans on the daily, it's time to mix things up and elevate your overall look with a jacket. Not to worry, there are jackets that are right for everyone. Let's get you started. 


2018 Fall Fashion Spotlight: Lightweight Jackets

10 Fall 2018 Trends. Go!

As a personal stylist for women, I'm all about finding new ways to help a woman express herself through her clothing. Fall is major. The change in weather means the kids are back in school and it is officially time to start fantasizing about Fall Fashion Trends. Whether you are a fan of jumping on the latest trend or you prefer to just sit back and enjoy the magic, this fall is sure to treat you right. Off we go!

10 Fall Fashion Trends

Style Essentials: The Contents of Your Summer Handbag

When it comes to handbags, I've got two kinds of clients: Those who only use one or two bags, and those who fully embrace handbags as an essential accessory. Regardless of which camp you happen to be in, the contents of your bag are critical during the summer months. After all, the sun is out and life is a bit more unexpected. 

As your very own personal stylist for women, it's time I give you the low down on your summer handbag essentials. Oh, and since it's Amazon Prime Day, I figured you are already spending the day on the site. So, this post is more Amazon heavy. Enjoy! 

5 Things You Must Have in Your Handbag During the Summer

10 Places You Wouldn't Think to Shop for Memorial Day Deals.

As a personal stylist for women, I'm all about hearing real women's challenges and providing solutions for real bodies, real budgets and real life. One common struggle is experimenting with style while respecting the budget. We've all been there. A great way to get more bang for your buck is with some strategic shopping, like maximizing holiday sales. 

Often times, we hit our standard go-tos, whether or not we've found them satisfying. After all, finding new retailers and brands can feel like a chore. So, this time, I'm offering up some places you might not expect to kick off your shopping weekend. Enjoy!


10 Unexpected Places to Shop for

Memorial Day Weekend Deals

5 Real Life Fashion Hacks that Will Make Your Life Much Easier

As a personal stylist for women, I've discovered that the smallest issues are often the ones that really derail our days. Surprisingly, the average office doesn't employ a tailor. I often tell our 7 year old, there's always a solution. You may not like it. But there is one. The same is also true for fashion mishaps. Hopefully, these will fall under the, "I'm so glad I know this," column. 

5 Fashion Hacks to Save the Day


Must Have: Rubber Shoes

I hope you are on the Poplin Style email list. After all, subscribers get a weekly email with my favorite items right now as well as other updates on brands, makers and more. Subscribers are

Must Haves: My Favorite Long Cardigan

As a personal stylist and blogger, it's always fun to show off the latest trends and ways to wear new pieces. But EVERYONE asks for basics. After all, they are the core of our collections. A long cardigan is one of these style essentials. 

A long cardigan presents

Featured Bad Ass: Mindi Steiner

Are you seeing this? I sure am. As a personal stylist and solo-preneur in Seattle, I'm fortunate to spend my days with incredible, inspiring women. I must admit, over the years, I've become very fond of my adopted  hometown. But, every once in a while, the interweb reminds me of my previous life, decades ago, in Northern California. That also happens to be the home of a strong, creative,  woman, Mindi Steiner

At Last! The Poplin Style Blog in your Inbox

Ever wonder how to make sure you don't miss the latest Poplin blog post? Up until now, there hasn't been a way to subscribe to the blog directly. That all ends now.

As we move into Poplin Style 2.0, it's time for more tools to make getting all the style tips you need, nice and easy.

 

Follow Poplin Style on Bloglovin'

Marimekko + Uniqlo!

What could be a better gift for our 10th wedding anniversary than the release of a new collection of pieces created thanks to a partnership between Uniqlo and Marimekko? As it turns out, we'll all be celebrating on

What I'm Wearing Now.

I have conversations all day, everyday about clothes. Seriously. Frequently, I'm just chatting with someone on the street or at the coffee shop before a client consultation and I find myself writing down details of a particular item that I'm wearing so they can go grab one for themselves. No more! I'm all about efficiency, my friend. 

So, we now have a section of the website devoted to What I'm Wearing Now.

Get on the List! Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday & Give Big Tuesday Shopping Guides

If you are starting to think about holiday deals, you are in the right place, Dear Reader. Make sure you are signed up for the Poplin email list. Why? Well, because subscribers can expect lists for the holiday weekend deals directly in their inboxes.

Sign up and get ready to shop!

 THIS is the moment I reveal to my client Gretchen where she can find lightweight super hip wooden earrings made in  Portland . You can feel this way, too! Just sign up for the Poplin email list and wait for the thrill of new brands, deals and upping your style game. 

THIS is the moment I reveal to my client Gretchen where she can find lightweight super hip wooden earrings made in Portland. You can feel this way, too! Just sign up for the Poplin email list and wait for the thrill of new brands, deals and upping your style game. 

What Boots to Own + What to Wear Them With.

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Finally! Rain! I always feel like I'd like the sunshine to last all year long; but when the first signs of boot season really kick in, I can't help but be elated. This is also the time of year that I hear a sea of questions from clients and readers about what boots to wear and how to pair them. Wonder no more. Here's a jam packed post with the answers you need for Fall 2017 thanks to your very own personal stylist for women. Go!

11 Options for Your Fall 2017 Boot Collection

6 Places to Get the Best Retail Customer Service in the Seattle Area.

As a personal stylist for women, I spend a LOT of time in stores, on websites, talking with folks about clothes and so much more. It's a whole lot of fun and it also makes me feel like I'm bursting with information to share on any given day. My work goes in waves. Sometimes more clients will choose Uber Wishlists and I'll be online quite a bit. Other times, shopping is the preferred way to go and I'll be in retailers all over the area for hours on end. After all, I pre-shop before the client arrives so the pieces are waiting for her to try on with me there to offer guidance and feedback. 

In recent months, I've had several questions about my favorite places to shop. Really, that question is complicated. Am I shopping for myself, for a client, just for inspiration? I can find great pieces at some locations but less than desirable service. So, while I'd go there to support a client's goals, I wouldn't send her there on her own knowing that she won't get the best service to help her meet her needs. This brings me to today's blog post. It's hard to find great service. And, while many of us may enjoy online shopping, there are always times when we just want to run out and pick something up for an upcoming occasion. As a client, I can be there to help. If you are a member of the Poplin community, I'd like to offer my assistance, as well. So, here, my Dear Reader, is the list of my very favorite places in the area for stellar service. And if you want it to be even better, tell them I sent you. Wondering if this is paid for by someone or secret product placement? Nope. These are 100% my favorites with no outside influence or payment. I hope you enjoy them!

6 Best Places for

Great Customer Service in the Seattle Area.