Friday, April 19, 2019

Recent Press!

January 2019

KIRO Radio: Rachel Belle's segment on the Ron & Don Show
 In Seattle, a personal shopper and stylist who only shops at thrift stores

February 2019

KING 5: New Day Northwest with Margaret Larsen
Get a whole new wardrobe with smart thrift shopping

April 2019

Women Who Went For It Podcast with Sara McArdle
From Hospital Psychometrist to Thrift Stylist with Kelly Herzberg

And we can't leave out the piece that started it all!

April 2016

KIRO Radio: Colleen O'Brien on the KIRO Morning Show
Seattle stylist find her 'best self' helping others shop

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

I'm in Love with Springtime

Spring delights me in the most exquisite ways. Stepping outside for just a minute or two, I'm left feeling inspired, motivated, refreshed, expanded, ALIVE! Spring's first warm breeze on my body is an unparalleled feeling. My first time going outside to find that it's the same temperature as inside: Pure bliss. The sweet, delicious smell of cherry blossoms and freshly turned soil and cut grass. Don't even get me started! Practically orgasmic.

The new buds on the trees. The tulips, daffodils, and crocuses pushing up from the damp earth. THE SUNLIGHT! The playful chirping birds, the bright azure blue sky, the increase of activity: All things I love about spring. I even get to see the faces of my neighbors!

Springtime also gently coaxes me: Eat outside, Kelly. Actually, why don't you just walk to a nearby restaurant so you don't have to do the cooking in that hot, stuffy kitchen of yours? It's much too warm for that. In fact, don't simply eat outside at a restaurant, but consume that delicious restaurant food for EVERY SINGLE MEAL of this beautifully alluring weather.

The sweetly persuasive season of spring! I swear, once the weather turns, I've got all eyes on burgers and salads and gyros and onion rings and nachos and ice cream and donuts and frappacinos, all eaten happily on an outdoor patio.

And don't even get me started on the drinks! My body wants allllll the rose once that sun is out. Not only rose, but margaritas and mojitos and spritzers and boozy lemonades. Hell, even the pina coladas are calling my name! And those are usually reserved for bougie vacations in Hawaii with my in-laws. 

But I can't complain. Nope. Can't complain at all. Over half of the country is still underneath a foot of snow and here I am: Lounging outside on my patio furniture in my bra and underwear, gulping down one of those expensive morning coffee drinks and writing my first blog of the past 2 years. The splendor!

Global warming notwithstanding, I am loving this gloriously warm spring week as an introduction to all that is to come: The Infamous Seattle Summer. Which for me, last year, meant floating topless on Haller Lake twice a week in an effort to unwind from the past nine years at job that I had quit in May. Hallelujah! #freedom

So, hello Seattle Spring. Welcome to 2019. There's a lot of crazy shit happening in the world. I hope you stay for a while.

Side note: Anyone else know how to rectify my ego's love for warmer weather with the fact that we are slowly killing the planet? I'd love any suggestions.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Autumn Press!


Thought I'd pop in real quick to highlight a few articles I've written on up & coming fashion!

I had the privilege and honor of attending both 2016 and 2017 Bellevue Fashion Weeks and writing about them for Downtown Bellevue's website.

Man, there is SO MUCH happening in Bellevue right now. Center of the action!

Anywho, here are the pieces:

2016 Bellevue Collection Runway Show

2017 Posh Party Trend Show

As always, let me know if you want to book a shopping session

Monday, May 16, 2016


You guys!!! It's been a wild few months!

First and most importantly of all -- I am super famous. For reals!!

Here's a recap from my Facebook post:

"A few weeks ago, it was an ordinary Monday morning and I received an email from Colleen O'Brien, a reporter for KIRO Radio (a popular radio station in Seattle). She had seen the spoils of a recent thrift store styling session on one of my client's Instagram accounts and wanted to do a story on me! After several weeks of communication, she tagged along during a styling session with another client at the Goodwill in Shoreline. We did an interview, talked self love and compassion, pulled some pieces from the racks, tried on some winners (and some losers) and generally had a blast together!

Fast forward to Monday morning, April 18, during which I had one of the proudest moments of my personal career. While in Green Bay with some of my favorite people, I listened to the story air on live radio! We all cried. It was a glowing review of my styling session and my skills. Radio gold, as Jason calls it. And it ended squarely on my bottom line: Inspiring self love through fashion.

So basically: I'm FAMOUS!! Let me know if you want my autograph and/or if you want to shop with me. Cause I'm REALLY good. Srsly. Also: Ordinary Monday mornings can be little miracles waiting to happen."

Here's the KIRO Radio spot! Here's the My Northwest print article!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Living the dream! So happy!!

Monday, November 9, 2015


Reapplying sunscreen. Drinking pina coladas. Eating quesadillas with huge spoonfuls of fresh guacamole. Walking around barefoot. Drinking margaritas. Jumping in the pool. Chatting with new friends in beach chairs that overlook the ocean. Dancing into the wee hours. Swimming to the bar to get a cerveza. Reading a trashy novel. Taking three showers a day. Completely losing track of time. 

Mexico, you were glorious! Thank you for being hot and humid and never letting any of our clothes get fully dry. We had a marvelous time in your sun with your people under your palm trees. 

Peep on to get a photo tour of our 9 wonderful days of vacation...

Starting the trip with a smoothie

Virtually empty

We're here!


Entertainment: Beatles cover band complete with go-go dancers

The bride and groom!

Grocery shopping for Sayulita!

Tequila. Duh.



The terrace off the party mansion in Sayulita


The secret beach

From the tippity top

The most romantical place for dinner

So, naturally, we dined there

Rita, the resident kitty

See that house on the hill and the other two white houses? Yep, the party mansion

Some of the crew in search of tacos and margs

Jason and the ladies

The wedding spot. So pretty!

Pals for lyfe!



A cheese burrito, you guys

A total stud, basically

Getting ready to rumble!

Finished! Drag lashes and all :)

The prettiest bride in all the land


The 'maids!

One of my besties

Dancing MVPs of the week

Such a gorgeous venue!


So fierce!

The bride and her abuela


Bye Mexico! Wahhhhhhhhh

This week's wardrobe theme is Fall Favorites! I look forward to pulling out some of my most favorite fall staples -- flannels, wine-colored dresses, tweed, plaid, boots! Should be a good one!