I believe that STYLE isn’t just defined by what you wear it’s how you live your life everyday.

From what you put on to feel great -- to where you put it on that feels great -- it’s your life and it should feel like you. 


YOUR PERFECT DAY

Coffee is brewing and you walk to your closet and pull out one of your FAVORITE outfits just because it's Monday. No need to save it for a special occasion because you have plenty of outfits that inspire you for everyday happenings. Looking at your calendar for the busy week ahead you see that you have a huge meeting with the 'higher ups' on Thursday night and a hot date Friday after work. You pause and quickly go through your virtual lookbook and see that you have the perfect outfit for each event that week.

 

IMAGINE...

The confidence in having the perfect suit for the business dinner, and a look that you love for your date puts you at ease. You're dressed in record time and as you head out the door you don't stress about your space. It's the perfect reflection of your style, totally company-friendly and quite impressive. 


THE REALITY IS...

You wake up in the morning and stand in front of your closet where you have TONS of clothing, but don't see a single thing you want to wear! You just grab the first thing you see (and trust it pairs well because that's what the personal shopper told you at the store) and call it a day.

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You head to your living room for those notes you'd been up late working on, glance over the space shaking your head knowing it feels sad and lifeless. You've been meaning to finally get some 'nice furniture' and accent pieces that pull the space together but who has the time for that? You're running late to work and stressing over what you're going to wear to the huge meeting with the 'higher ups' on Thursday and that date you reluctantly agreed to be set up by a coworker Friday after work.

You try to follow EVERY fashion must read blog and 'influencer' on Instagram like @whowherewhywhenchampagneandallthatsparkles and @themustfollowmensweardapperguy.

You've worked with 'personal shoppers' in stores (that's why you have so many tags hanging in your closet that will never get worn). You've also tried every subscription service under the sun promising to help create the STYLE you want by answering just a few questions that will magically change your life. 


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When you're comfortable in your own skin and have a space that reflects who you are, it shows


I was hesitant about hiring a personal stylist at first. I mean, shouldn’t I be able to dress myself by now? Isn’t this something all adults figure out on their own? But after 20 years of feeling insecure about how I dressed —
— Grace C. New York, NY

You are ready to invest in something that will be life changing. If a stranger on the street compliments your jacket, don’t you immediately stand a little taller when you say ‘thank you’? Imagine feeling that way ALL the time.  Imagine that!

The struggle is real, and YOU are NOT alone.

What if there was someone out there, who could help you achieve your style goals? Un-complicating what seems daunting and working with you, hands-on in your life....

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MY WHY

I had spent a decade in the fashion industry and most of it was spent in the corporate design world. In the beginning that was great! Coming from a small private label company where I was picking buttons, linings and thread colors all day to being a part of a small but mighty division where I worked with almost every function to get the product from inspiration to inception. Towards the end (seven years in) I just didn’t want this life anymore. It was draining.

I’ll never forget the night I decided enough was enough. I looked out the window at the glow of Times Square while sitting in a dark cubicle with only the light coming from the elevator bank at eleven o'clock at night and thought “I am not dying here. I’m not going out this way.”

I wasn’t about to die in Times Square!

Not for that job.

A feeling of absolute certainty came over me at that moment. I stopped what I was doing, packed up my bag and started my new journey.

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Every morning you have two choices.Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.

Now 4+ years into this new shiny life I get to see who I’m helping. I work with them and advocate for them DAILY. My clients are my heros and each and every one of them make what I do worth every ounce of work. Each late night that I spend working on something for a client is one million times more rewarding then re-coloring that print table or sourcing those buttons.

Now I get to help people one on one and actually make a difference in their lives.

I'm here to make fashion and design less intimidating and inspire you to be confident in your ability to take charge of your personal style. I’m not a ‘fashionista’. I just happen to be really good at solving problems. That’s my jam. Nothing about my life is highly glamorous except my collection of shoes. If I went broke tomorrow I would literally be the woman living on the corner with her dog and shoes!  


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'UNCOMPLICATING YOUR STYLE' focuses on both in-person and virtual sessions: IDENTIFY, OUTLINE and ACT.

Together we’ll define what’s driving the problem and I figure out what your needs are and then through a combination of audits, outfit styling and shopping sessions your style and aesthetic will become clear as we adjust, purge and replenish.  

Who this is for:

  • You have a closet full of clothing and nothing to wear(not too mention it’s highly unorganized).

  • You have a home that feels lifeless and bare; you are desperate for it to feel elevated and fresh.

  • You have work and social events to go to and you want to look more polished and stand out.

  • You’re trying to date and these one swipe apps have you needing to look presentable in at least two photos(not to mention in person).

  • You spend way too much time worrying about the way you look, how you are being perceived and stressing over money when you have a lot more important things going on.

What to expect from our time together:

  • RELIEF: You can concentrate on everything else because I got you.

  • CONFIDENCE: The feeling that you can take on the world becomes the norm.

  • POSITIVITY: Each item you bring into your home has a purpose because you know what you’re missing.

  • TIME: You have more of it! To do what you love, because you’re not spinning your wheels alone.

  • SAVINGS: You’re ‘shopping with a purpose’ and investing smart in things you need and love.

  • HAPPINESS: You feel good about yourself and look forward!

 
Allie is fantastic. She is hardworking, talented and focused — but also funny, kind, relaxed and generally a pleasure to spend time with. She has an amazing eye and an infectious joy for fashion. I hired her to help me take my professional wardrobe up a notch, and she’s been great. We started with a thorough closet examination, which Allie somehow managed to make fun even ...
— Brook G. Brooklyn, NY
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The confidence I see after only a few sessions with a client is what drives me. 

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Most people just don't have the knowledge to help themselves and THAT my friends, is OK.

I’m not sure I can explain exactly how they feel but the words they use to describe how they’re life has changed because they’re not struggling anymore are real. The weight off their shoulders knowing they feel great because they know that the money they are investing in their style is being put to use is huge.

It’s my goal to save you money in the long run. Working with me one-on-one with me will change how you view your style and provide you with the tools to make confident investment decisions not only into your wardrobe, but your home too..

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I live in CT and recently had the experience of a lifetime. I was fortunate to meet with Allie to transform my “look”. I received more than just new clothes, it was an education. I was more than willing to go into NYC to meet with Allie. The initial information I provided helped her to identify a store appropriate for someone my age group. When I arrived, Allie had prepared numerous outfits in a private dressing....
— Neil D. East Lyme, CT

It's one thing to wear your clothes, it's another to style your outfit in a space that's uniquely yours.

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I cannot wait to support you in staying authentic to who you are while creating your own person style.

xx yours in style,

Allie