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Fashion Fundamentals

Ageless Style Tips | Fashion Merchandising 101

Were you born to shop? I was. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to own my own clothing boutique. When I was a little girl and played with cabbage patch dolls I was always the “mommy” who owned a shop. I would hang all the doll clothes on hangers around the kitchen table to make clothing “rounders” so my friend could shop with me. Now they are! This blog is the storefront I’ve always dreamed of. My friends everywhere get to shop with my style tips and high-low mix.

Sept 2020 | Sacramento CA | Jennifer Sattler Independent Stylist Wearing Target Skirt and Chanel

In March 2020 the Nordstrom store I had worked at for 20 years closed because of COVID and never reopened. In Sept of 2020, I started The style tips I share here will help you make the most of your wardrobe and wear what looks best on your body.


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Monochromatic Haute Mama Look of the Day 2022

Since my first blog post, I’ve been sharing different ways to use this style tip. Matching your top to your bottom takes the guesswork of putting together a flattering outfit. It keeps all your proportions in check and slims and elongates your body.

As you can see in my Haute Mama Look of the Day then and now monochromatic outfits are always stylish. You can use neutral colors like black and white or your happy color. You know, the one you always get compliments on, feel good in, and usually makes up the most significant section of your closet. Whether you prefer bright colors or soft shades, head-to-toe is the way to go.


Here are some outfit ideas with one of my happy colors just in time for breast cancer awareness month coming up in Oct.


You will find your personal style and love your look when you learn the art of mix and match. A well-curated closet should host a variety of pieces you love at a variety of price points. The combinations will convey a style that is uniquely yours. Check out this blog post with Designer Inspired Amazon Finds.

During the 20 years I worked at Nordstrom and was surrounded by some of the world’s best designer brands, I developed a long wish list of them. On a retail sales income, I learned how to get the best of both worlds. Sharing and wearing a mix of designer brands and affordable fashion is part of my style and something I’m always sharing how to do here on the blog and on Instagram.


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Jared and Jenny 2022

As a personal stylist and fashion blogger over 40, I have a lot of clothes, but there is a short list you will always find in my closet. They are the wardrobe staples that make it easy to add new styles and create outfits that look effortlessly pulled together with what you’ve got. Keep these versatile pieces like a jean jacket and slip dress updated and watch them become the backbone of your closet too.

Nude Shoe Staple

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A pair of nude shoes are the most flattering and versatile item you can add to any outfit.


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6 Contemporary Wardrobe Essentials my N6 Friends & I Suggest Regardless of Your Age | The Nordstrom 6 January Drop

If you looked you'd find the 6 contemporary wardrobe essentials the Nordstrom 6 picked this month in all of our closets.

How to Mix Prints & Patterns Like Emily in Paris

It's never been easier to mix prints and patterns in an outfit than with my Emily in Paris capsule wardrobe.

Emily In Paris Capsule Wardrobe With Chic Closet Essentials Everyone Can Wear

These 7 chic closet essentials inspired by Emily in Paris will recreate outfits that everyone can wear no matter where you live.

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