Here are top picks for the Best of 2011 from the world of Fabuliss. Enjoy and best wishes for a phenomenal 2012!

Idol Moment - Clinton Kelly & MeTraining with Clinton Kelly from What Not to Wear and The Chew

I took a leap and got an opportunity to train with one of my style idols Clinton Kelly. After a day in New York City, I returned with a new appreciation for how clothes can fit even better with alterations. I recently wrapped up my brief stint as a stylist at his Mall of America store, Perfect Fit by Clinton Kelly, and leave with a wealth of knowledge and huge respect for sewers and tailors.

Client Makeovers - Before & After

Head-to-Toe Makeovers & the Fabuliss Style Group

The style and makeover results of this year’s client appointments have been nothing short of outstanding – from moms and professional women to men and business owners. This year, I expanded to include hair and makeup experts Lucille Pew & Connie Schmidt for unbelievable results including Linda (above, right). The Fabuliss Style Group is available for private appointments as well as events.

Karina - Flattering DressesKarina Dresses – Flattering for Every Body

It was an exciting discovery when Karina Dresses contacted me to try one of their dresses. As soon as I put on the wrinkle-free dress, I knew I had to share. I currently have an inventory of fall/winter dresses in a variety of sizes, styles and prints, available to try via private appointments and/or group events. Get in touch if you are interested >

Networking & Presenting

Meeting & Educating

It has been a memorable year in terms of friends, connections and opportunities to educate via presentations. Groups include the Business Women’s Circle (BWC), Girls in Tech MSP, 612 Java Meet Up, St. Paul Tweet Up, Women in Networking, Social Media Breakfast, Twin Cities Wedding Professionals and Toastmasters.

Mika Brzezinski - Knowing Your Value

Life Changing Reads

I will be forever grateful to friend Kelle for telling me about Mika Brzezinski’s book Knowing Your Value.  It is a powerful book full of perspective, ideas and advice for how to ensure you get the compensation and recognition you deserve.  It is a quick read and I would loan you mine but it is full of notes and highlighting.

Blogging for WCCO/CBS MinnesotaBlogger for WCCO/CBS Minnesota

With nearly 30 posts under my belt, it’s official. I love blogging for WCCO/CBS Minnesota’s Best of Shopping & Style section. Topics in 2011 included accessories shopping from museum shops to men’s stores, featured a wide range of local jewelry designers and how-tos for consignment store shopping and holiday travel.


If you have not yet heard of Pinterest, it is a new photo-based site where people “pin” things they like from all over the Web or within other people’s Pinterest pages/boards. My boards include style ideas for different dress codes (women and men included), product picks and a miscellaneous board called “Eye Candy.” Learn more about how me and a variety of people use (and obsess over) it at digital consultant Arik Hanson’s blog >

Pajama Jeans Return BoxBlog Traffic from Pajama Jeans Review

Clearly, my final recommendation regarding Pajama Jeans has done little to impact sales and marketing by the company. The blog post has averaged nearly 100 hits per week since it went live with the recent spike over Thanksgiving weekend. It was a fun product to review and now I am wishing I worked a deal where I got paid for every click!

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