I am sure that you have heard me talking about the one staple you should have this season, the black turtleneck. I love the turtleneck because it looks sophisticated on it’s own, it is perfect for layering under third pieces and because it keeps me warm! (Anyone else...

1 piece, 2 ways!

Creative. That is the word that I would use for dressing the bump these days. As it gets rounder, the options of from my regular closet are getting slimmer. Luckily I have found a piece that works. Not only is it multi-functional but I know I will be able to wear it...

Dressing the bump V.1

Dressing the bump V.1

Many of you know that I am expecting in March of 2019! I have experienced many new things in the past 6 months but I have learned that being pregnant and being a stylist does have its perks. I have found all sorts of different ways to dress the bump,  and most of them...

If I had to pick one pattern to wear for the rest of my life, it would be stripes. I am literally drawn to pretty much everything that has stripes. Besides the fact that they can be elongating and slimming, they are just a classic print that never goes out of style!...

My Fall Five (must have’s)

Hi friends! I had to wait until it was actually chilly to share this and when I woke up today…it was FALL! Fall shopping is already in full swing for my clients, so I know that you are probably itching to get your shop on too! Here is a quick guide to get you started!...

Men’s Denim Style Guide

Are you a guy or do you have a certain special someone in your life (of the male type) that needs a little help in the style world? Well, I am here to help. So many of you have reached out to me in regards to some help with men’s denim, so this is what we are going to...

Overalls-the come-back king of fashion

About 2 years ago, my best friend professed her love for overalls. I looked at her and said, “you will NEVER see me in overalls again.” You see… I had a love affair with a pair of KEY brand overalls, that my uncle (a dairy farmer) gifted me in the 8th grade. I wore...

Pack like a Pro (and other travel packing tips)

Packing 101 For the past few years, I have been working with clients on improving their packing skills. Seems silly until you experience the ease of packing less, which in turn alleviates stress while traveling. I have heard it from LOTS of people; packing stresses...

Become a Master Print Mixer-How to!

Become a Master Print Mixer-How to!

In the fashion world, mixing prints and patterns is not a new concept. In fact, many style icons adopted the trend years ago and made sure it has remained a classic style. It is a fairly eclectic way to dress, but if done correctly can exude sophistication with a hint...

The Return of the Logo Tee + Kindred

The Return of the Logo Tee + Kindred

The Return of the Logo Tee + Kindred The Logo tee is a huge spring trend. You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it, we’ve all seen it. But how do you wear it? Figuring out how to style the logo tee is tough, especially when there are so many to choose from! Some have cute clever...

AWW Dressing Room Diaries Volume II

AWW Dressing Room Diaries Volume II

It's that time again! I got TONS of feedback from my last dressing room diaries so I am so excited to bring you the next installment all about DENIM. Next to swimwear, denim is one of the trickiest items for people to find. We are all shaped so differently so not...

Lee Jeans x Abbywoodwear

For years, it was my career dream to work for Lee Jeans. I was fresh out of the fashion design program at school and I couldn't wait to start interviewing for jobs and Lee was at the top of my list. Fast forward to 2017, my career has taken a different path but my...

How to transition those summer clothes to Fall

How to transition those summer clothes to Fall

How to transition those summer clothes for Fall       One of spring and summer’s biggest trend was that classic blue and white stripe shirting. You probably saw it in the normal button down collared shirt style, or the off the shoulder style, or wrap...

Happy Birthday AddieRose + Scoobie!

If you know me, then you know that working with local business owners is one of my favorite things about being a stylist. Over the past couple of years, I have had the chance to meet and become friends with some pretty amazing boutique owners in Kansas City. Two of my...

Sneak Peek: Anaphora + Abbywoodwear

Sneak Peek: Anaphora + Abbywoodwear

Is it Spring already? Not quite, but the weather might make you think differently. This unusually pleasant and rather amazing weather has me all sorts of excited for spring style sessions and I am kicking off the season with a shopping event at one of my favorite...

Cheers to 2017!!

Cheers to 2017!!

2016 was filled with so many firsts for my little business. It was my first year styling full time, my first time styling a professional magazine photo shoot, my first magazine column, my first time on TV, my first full year of blogging and the first time I was...

3 MUST HAVE Denim Styles for your Fall

3 MUST HAVE Denim Styles for your Fall

  My Denim (I'm obsessed) || Rag and Bone Frayed hem denim top || Rag and Bone Twist Belt || Halogen Open toe Bootie || Toms Necklace || Stella & Dot It’s September, which means it is time to break out the jeans! But...are you bored with your basic skinny...

My secret to dressing high/low

My secret to dressing high/low

But seriously. It would not have been my birthday if there weren’t cupcakes and a photo shoot involved. Thank goodness I have very understanding friends that oblige me in my shenanigans…like this. Even though my birthday has come and gone, I didn’t want you guys to...

Cold shoulders and Mules FTW

Cold shoulders and Mules FTW

It’s MAY!!!! My favorite month of the year! Weather is starting to get warmer, flowers are blooming and it’s my birthday month! It is also the month that summer fashion really starts to make its debut. What summer fashion trend is ready to take the spotlight? Off the...

The new 9-5 uniform and the skirt you might need!

The new 9-5 uniform and the skirt you might need!

Lately, I have had quite a few clients shopping for wear-to-work wardrobes. These shopping trips include a sprinkling of casual wear too, but the 9-5 looks have been a major focus. In theme with what I have been shopping for recently, I thought I would share my view...

KCFW

KCFW

The past 2 weeks have been nuts! Lots of appointments, lots of shopping and lots of fun events! Being more involved in the KC blogging community has created so many new opportunities and I am so grateful. For example, I was lucky enough to attend all three nights of...

Styling for guys..yes it’s a thing

Styling for guys..yes it’s a thing

Styling…it isn’t just for women. Seriously. Guys like style too;) Recently, I have had quite a few people ask me if I style guys…and the answer, of course, is YES. Back in my Nordy days, I spent a couple of years working on the Men’s floor as a personal stylist. I...

How to nail the Athleisure look in 4 easy steps

As a thirty something girl now, I look forward to Sunday brunch like I used to look forward to a Saturday night out on the plaza. Back then, the perfect outfit was usually a recipe for a great night out. Now that Sunday brunch is my big event for the week, I of course...

How to wear a Poncho and the ones you need!

How to wear a Poncho and the ones you need!

Ponchos! Do you have one? If you don’t, you should. Solids, prints, cardigan style, over the head “sweater style”, ones with sleeves, ones without sleeves...the list goes on and on. With so many different styles out there, which one will be for you? Ponchos have been...

WERK IT and the new pants you need!

WERK IT and the new pants you need!

My New Year’s Eve resolutions for 2016 included: giving up Mexican food (a lofty goal I realize) and working up a sweat on a consistent basis. So basically...live a healthy lifestyle. This isn’t an unusual resolution. In fact, I am sure many of you made the same...

Happy New Year and the romper that comes with it.

It’s amazing how much can change in a year. Sure, that sounds totally cliché and I am sure A LOT of people say that at the start of a new year. However, this is the truth for me. 2015 started out in a completely different way than the way it is ending and I am totally...

Swackets for the win and a GIVEAWAY!

Swackets. Just saying the word is fun. What is a swacket? It's basically a jacket made out of sweater knit material and some form of shearling. The first time I spotted one of these mixed media toppers, I was shopping for a client and it totally caught my eye. I am...

How to look chic (On a”not so skinny day”)

It was just one of those mornings when I woke up not feeling my skinniest. It was going to be a fat day. I try not to call them that because it casts a negative vibe on my entire day. So instead, I call them my “black on black” day. This means, I am probably going to...

Small Biz Saturday picks and why I love them!

  One of the many things that I love about being a personal wardrobe stylist is the SHOPPING. I love the hunt of finding unique pieces that I know will enhance my clients’ wardrobes. And when I go hunting, I hunt at MULTIPLE places. I mean we are talking:...

Marsala and why you should wear it

Wine, Marsala, Porto, Burgundy, Maroon…this color is so hot right now. No matter what you want to call it, this hue is perfect for fall. I prefer to call it Marsala, mostly because it sounds so fancy. I mean I love neutrals, but it is nice to pop a little color into...

Transition your Dress

  Fall is DEFINITELY upon us. If you live in the Midwest, that means unpredictable weather. It can be warm on Monday, rainy and cold on Tuesday, snow by Friday and then back up to 65 degrees by Saturday. Unpredictable weather calls for some critical thinking in...

How to dress WEEKEND CHIC

It’s Friday! What are you doing this weekend? But most importantly, what are you going to wear? Like most people in the world, I always look forward to the weekends. After working retail for years (which included lots of weekends and holidays), I have learned to...

5 Reasons to try Coveralls instead of Overalls

Have you noticed? Overalls are everywhere. More and more people are getting on board with this new/old trend and many are really pulling it off. Unfortunately, I am not going to be one of those people. Here is my thing with overalls. They are just NOT one of trends...

BARE LEGS AND BOOTIES!

        Do you ever see a trend and think "that is super cute and I totally want to try it but...I'm not really sure if I can pull it off?" Well, sometimes even I get this feeling. But, one of the things I love about fashion is trying new styles...

Be a Metallic Maven

If you have only known me a short time, you might not know that I majored in Art History in college. Yep that's right. I know what you are thinking, "Interesting choice Abby. What are you going to do with that?" It probably wasn't the most conventional major but that...

Spring shopping Tips

  When a field editor from ThisisKC.com approached me about doing a feature, I was like ummm YES! With the weather FINALLY warming up in lovely KC, people are itching to shop for fun, new, bright spring wardrobes. But...before you go shopping here some insider...

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