Hear what people are saying about Poplin Style Direction — and what Poplin's founder, Mellicia Marx, is saying back. 

 Poplin Style Direction Founder, Mellicia Marx, exploring Magnolia's Vixen Day Spa & Boutique.

Poplin Style Direction Founder, Mellicia Marx, exploring Magnolia's Vixen Day Spa & Boutique.

Think about where you are going (or could potentially go) and ensure that your clothes encourage a night to remember. First, select pieces that communicate who you are but are also functional for long walks, temperature changes and long nights.

Mellicia Marx, Excerpt from "Style Guide for Any Winter Occasion", Simply Matchmaking, November 2017

Life is busy. I’m guessing that your to-do list is as long as mine. But, I’m here to tell you that giving back is not only possible, it’s easier than you think. What’s the secret? Practice random acts of empathy.

Mellicia Marx, "Practice Random Acts of Empathy", Simple Intentions, October 2017

After meeting with several stylists, I knew Mellicia was a match. She delightfully made the whole process easy and fun. Editing my closet was an amazing experience, Mellicia helped me erase decades of body shaming in one fell swoop. I see myself completely differently and that is a true gift!

Lisabet D., Facebook Review, March 3, 2017

She's professional, fun, and interested in bringing ease to the concern of what to wear. An added bonus in our work together was seeing myself in whole new, more confident way. Work with Mellicia -- it's a great way to practice loving, self-care.

Julie P., Facebook Review, February, 27, 2017

I am inspired by helping other people see the power that is within them and watching them transform.

Mellicia Marx, Microsoft Office #FirstDrafts Campaign, January 2017

As a personal stylist, my job is to help women be seen. It’s not about teaching them how to succumb to the expectations of the patriarchy. On the contrary, it’s about being in control of how people see you. It’s about saying something without talking, and having the confidence and courage to bravely do what you want, when you want. It’s a lesson I work to share with my clients, and something I continue to learn again and again.

Mellicia Marx, Kari Gran "Wear Yourself In" Campaign, January 18, 2017

My life is now divided into “Before Mellicia” and “After Mellicia.” Besides being a delightful person to work with, Mellicia provided tactical, actionable advice that I could take away and dress myself like a pro on my own.

Mandy F., Facebook Review, December 14, 2016

[After three years as a Poplin client] I can honestly say that I always feel like I have several options to pick from on a daily basis that make me feel confident and styley – even as my weight fluctuates up and down (which it does often!). My friends always say, “You have such great style” which I attribute to Mellicia! I hadn’t heard that from anyone in a good 12 years and now I hear it multiple times a week.

Kate R., Facebook Review, October 11, 2016

If you are like me your morning ritual is always the same. I would get up and spend 30 minutes staring at the clothes in my closet. Despite having a closet full of clothes (some with tags) I did not feel confident in my ability to put it all together. After just one meeting with Mellicia I knew I was in good hands. 

Tammy K., Yelp Review, March 22, 2016

If you are reading this review, and considering contacting Mellicia, stop hesitating! She is amazing and the process is worth every penny. 

Brooke A., Yelp Review, March 7, 2016

Boy, has my life changed after working with Mellicia! After many years of the frumpy mom look, it was really time for a change! Now I feel like I've found my identity again. Even though all that's changed is I've got some nice new outfits in the closet and I have a better understanding of the kind of clothes I should be wearing, I feel like the change represents so much more. I've found the real me again!

C M., Yelp Review, January 24, 2016


Mellicia's attention to detail, the way she listens to what I want and need is unparalleled. In particular, the Closet Edit was one of the most freeing exercises I've ever experienced. Mellicia has such a great sense of style - I completely trust her opinion and rely on her to choose items that work best for my style, my life, and my budget.

Rebecca D., Yelp Review, January 18, 2016

Mellicia is amazing & working with her was a delight. She made shopping fun for someone who hates it. Her keen attention to style, personality and clothes has transformed my closet into a treasure chest of goodies.

Jo I., Yelp Review, November 14, 2015

I was worried I would be beautifully styled as someone else, but Mellicia took the time to know me, my life, what I like and how I want to express myself.  She does her research, is an expert stylist, has a passion for what she does, is practical and fun to be around.

Sue A., Yelp Review, September 17, 2015

Things were going well with my career and other things, but my clothes did not reflect that at all. Mellicia put me at ease right away. She is exactly the right person for this kind of profession. She makes you feel like you are not your blah wardrobe, you are an amazing person and she is there to help you get there. The clothes she selected were right on with what I was hoping and made me feel great.

Megan C., Yelp Review, September 14, 2015

She asked smart questions to really help me understand why I was holding onto certain items and figure out the missing "links" from my wardrobe that would make an even bigger impact. She taught me how to "see" my old clothes in a new light and create outfits from pieces that I never thought of putting together before.

Alexis W., Yelp Review, June 16, 2015

Mellicia knows how to help you look the way you want to -- without looking like you're trying too hard. If that's not magic, I don't know what is. Plus she's helping me wear trends in a way that I still feel like me. Only cooler.    

Leah I., Yelp Review, June 10, 2015

I recently lost over 80 lbs. and had been wearing a size 18+ for over 20 years. I had so many years of no real style and very limited choices, I just wore things that fit. Enter Mellicia's mad style skills. Hubby loves my new look. I have a whole new life and it feels wonderful. Love what you do!

Connie L., Yelp Review, April 13, 2015

Mellicia comes into your life via your closet, but after spending mere minutes with her, you quickly realize that she's there to help you with so much more than clothes! It goes without saying that she has totally transformed my wardrobe and my shopping habits (no more impulse buys!), and has made getting dressed a joy for the first time in years. However, she has also talked me through a career transition and advised me on philanthropic activities (ask her about YouthCare!), all while helping with the emotions/body image issues that arise when you're talking about clothes. It's been said by many others, but it bears repeating: Mellicia Marx changes lives.

Brooke W., Yelp Review, January 21, 2015. 

YouthCare is so grateful for Poplin Style's support for homeless youth in our community. Mellicia and the Poplin team do an amazing job of not only teaching youth about appropriate work and interview attire, but also empowering them and building up their confidence by helping them to look and feel great. YouthCare has immense respect for Poplin Style Direction, and is so appreciative of the generous, effective sessions that Poplin holds for our young people.

YouthCare Seattle, Yelp Review, December 8, 2014

I feel like me again, at last! And this wouldn't have been possible without Mellicia's enthusiastic and caring approach. I'm wearing things right now I never would have had the confidence to wear before. I'm owning my style words - edgy, unexpected, hard and soft - all with credit to Mellicia. I am hooked. I've already told my family that this is the gift of my future, and I expect to be one of Mellicia's clients for a long, long time.

Jenny R., Yelp Review, October 22, 2014

It has been almost a year since I first worked with Mellicia, and it's the gift that keeps on giving.  I have continued to buy new, interesting clothes, and I feel excited about getting dressed in the morning.  Mellicia holds periodic client events, which offer additional opportunities to shop with her.  A personal stylist may feel like an indulgence, but feeling good about yourself is so fundamental that it's worth the investment.

Bridgette M., Yelp Review, October 5, 2014

I looked and felt great for the event, and I've worn many of the pieces since then. I also think differently now when I put outfits together, and I receive compliments much more often! Everyone needs a consultation with Mellicia. Poplin Style Direction has so many options, it's hard to choose. I went with the Uber Wishlist, but I'm sure I'll be back for more. Thanks Mellicia!

Tami T., Yelp Review, September 16, 2014

The service was excellent. I loved the flexibility.

Kim R., Yelp Review, September 2, 2014

Mellicia pays one-on-one attention to youth and adjusts her workshops based on their specific needs, which is why her husband, Justin, recently became involved — so male-identified youth would have someone they might feel more comfortable asking for measuring and styling tips. Justin’s contributions have proved successful; a young man, Sam, learned from him how to tie a tie. Sam later thanked Justin and explained “[his] dad was never around, so no one has ever taken the time [to teach him something like that] before. These quarterly workshops are just one of the many ways Mellicia gives back.

YouthCare Newsletter, Volunteer Spotlight: Mellicia Marx, The Gift of Confidence, August, 2014 

Finally! I feel like *ME* again - but a better, more confident version. I had been searching to rediscover my style since the birth of my daughter three years ago, but was struggling big time. I'd sought the help of stylists in the past (I even work for a large retailer with stylists on staff) but just kept feeling like I was being put into a "working mom" bucket I wasn't feeling whatsoever. 

Where Mellicia stood out from the pack was her genuine interest and dedication to get to know ME - my interests, my passions, what made me tick, and how I aspired to feel and and present myself to the world.

Kate R., Yelp Review, July, 8, 2014

The OUTFITS!  Mellicia actually holes herself up in your closet and puts together outfits from your wardrobe in new and amazing ways.  She takes photos and uploads them to your page. I cannot tell you how much my sleep-deprived mommy brain has benefited from this.  No kidding, this whole last week I've decided what to wear using these photos, rushed to get ready in 10-15 mins, and still get compliments from my office peeps!  Love love love.

Roz. C., Yelp Review, June 20, 2014

Although I live thousands of miles away from Seattle, Mellicia did an amazing job on our Skype conversations hearing out my laundry list of fashion likes and dislikes and then ensuring that my Uber Wishlist reflected me and where I wanted to take my new look.

Marina J., Yelp Review, June 13, 2014. 

“As a personal stylist, I’m all about helping clients ensure their clothes communicate their individual personal style. But that doesn’t mean that fashion equals waste.  When you are ready to embrace a new season, know that there are endless ways to give new life to your existing wardrobe while leaving a smaller footprint. Here’s how:"

Recology Cleanscapes Newsletter, Embrace Fashion Zero Waste Style by Mellicia Marx, June 6, 2014

Fast forward a few weeks, and Mellicia emailed me the link to the uber wishlist she created for me. I opened it up and before I even scrolled down to the 4th or 5th item, I remember having this thought: " I am OBSESSED." She totally and completely got me. I felt giddy looking at my list. :-) And what I thought was especially cool is that she gave very detailed advice on what other items to pair it with on my list, as well ideas for pairing it with items already in my closet.

Tarah P., Yelp Review, May 29, 2014

It's like What Not to Wear, but she's really, really kind. I witnessed a friend's wardrobe edit session and was so impressed. So if you're ever fantasized about being on that show but dread the wrath of Stacy and Clinton, give Mellicia a call. She'll make you feel great about you, your taste, and your sense of fashion.

R.P.S., Yelp Review, May 24, 2014

I do, however, work hard to help clients understand what is current and in the words of the Citizen, “wearing vintage clothes doesn’t mean you need to be in a time warp.” Pairing current with vintage is the way to go. 

The Citizen Rosebud, Secondhand First: Mellicia Marx, Poplin, March 14, 2014

As a mother of a two-year-old, I feel like my body has had some ups and downs lately, both style-wise and weight-wise. I needed help pulling myself together to begin a new career, and Mellicia did just that, and then some. I opted for the shopping + outfits package, and already feel my confidence and esteem have been boosted.

Kim M., Yelp Review, February 21, 2014

“Women expect a lot more from men than they used to. They need to be more put together. When you see the woman all put together and the man in sweats, well, you want to cry.”

Seattle Times Nicole Brodeur, From Peacocks to Seahawks, the Sartorial Spectrum in Seattle, January 13, 2014

Even though we weeded out many items, I feel like I have MORE options now even though I didn't add anything new.

Brittany F., Yelp Review, December 13, 2013

Mellicia is a style genius.

L.H., Yelp Review, December 7, 2013

Before Mellicia, I would see photos of myself and ask "Who's that?" and not in a good way. I didn't know it, but I was dressing myself all wrong. Mellicia showed me HOW to wear clothes not just what to wear.

Susan T., Yelp Review, November 26, 2013

I feel more confident at work, out with friends, and even going to the grocery because of Mellicia's guidance and great advice.

Erika M., Yelp Review, November 23, 2013

I met this awesome stylist, Mellicia Marx, who is doing some amazing things.  I admit, I don’t consider myself the stylist “type,” but I love how Mellicia isn’t just about the clothes—she has an online access for each client, where they can keep lists, refer back to pictures of outfits and stay on top of when it’s time to buy something new. SO ORGANIZED!  I feel like I am UNDER-describing this, because when I listen to her talk about it, what struck me was “Finally, a way to stay on top of my closet and what I need to buy when I need to buy it…genius!”  You can find Mellicia at Poplin online.

Creative Money: Financial Coaching You Can Bank On, Pretty Is as Pretty Does, November 3, 2013

The founder and owner of Poplin, Mellicia Marx, is the fairy godmother to make all of your wedding styling dreams come true. She is the woman that can help you, not only by researching your design style, but she will design a particular look for you and your groom.

Elegant Affairs, Vendor Spotlight: Poplin, October 14, 2013