Join Jennifer Blades, Personal Stylist, and Tess Burns, Branding Coach, for a free Style Edit Workshop.

Learn how to style your life and brand—from color palette to closet. Thursday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Bistro. Cash bar, free on street parking. 



Think Carrie Bradshaw (Sex in the City) except…
I’ve never been to Paris.
There’s no Mr. Big.
Cincinnati, not New York.
I’m not a writer.
I didn’t grow up in Connecticut.
And I don’t frequently meet my group of girlfriends at a coffee shop.

Okay, so maybe not Carrie Bradshaw at all.
Maybe I just secretly want to be her, living in New York in a great apartment with all those great clothes and accessories. Deep breathe. Okay, back to reality.

Here are a few snippets of info to help you get to know me better…

I’m obsessed with my English bulldog (Samantha). By obsessed I mean she has her own Facebook page where she tells stories about her life and sometimes has a song to share. You know the face Will Ferrell makes in the movie Elf when he finds out “Santa is coming?” This is the same face I make when I see my dog.

As far back as I can remember, I have loved to shop. When I was younger, the perfect outfit meant everything matched. If I was wearing a red shirt with white polka dots, everything else I had on was red with white polka dots…from my hair bow to my earrings. My fashion has progressed a bit since then.

Even though I love to shop, I know that’s not the case for everyone. I know there are some people who hate to shop, who hate fashion and who think that when an item doesn’t fit them properly that something is wrong with their body. Women out there listen up “NOTHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR BODY.” You don’t need to be a size 2. (And believe me, being a size 2 won’t stop you from thinking something is wrong with your body when an outfit doesn’t fit right.)

It’s all about finding what properly fits your unique frame. All of us are proportioned differently, so it’s almost impossible for the newest trend to work for everyone.

Let me help you see and celebrate YOUR unique beauty. Let me help you STOP BEING MEAN TO YOURSELF. It’s less about the clothes and more about you coming into your power and confidence about what the proper fit is for you and creating your own unique look. More about Jennifer. 



In my bag you will find...
my trusty Mac laptop, a library book, MAC lip color in Lady Danger, a pair of flats, and a planner (all within my color palette.) I'm ready at a moment's notice to jump on a paddle board or take a hike in the woods. I look at life as one big adventure with limilitess possibilities. I am most fueled by working on client brands and watching women run after their wildest dreams!

Did you know everyone has a brand?
Do you know what your brand is? Are you intentional about it?

I have a fierce passion to help others reach their wildest dreams. I am an entrepreneur, designer, marketing maven, savvy systems creator, website creator, and social media strategist. I use this unique mix of experiences and skills to help women shape and develop their personal and/or business brand. I believe that getting intentional about brand can help you make important business decisions, best tell your story, and help clarify who you are and what you do (to your audience and yourself!) 

Brand is beyond the logo. My unique approach to branding uses practical and tangible steps. Have you been to branding workshops in the past and thought, how does this apply to me? All this talk about branding can make your head spin. I am here to walk your through it step-by-step and explain how to style your life through branding.  I use real life brand stories to help women relate to what branding REALLY means and how they can apply branding to their own lives.

There is only one unique you. Think about that, there is absolutely no one else like you that has had your experiences. It helps no one when we try to be something we are not. Let's get clear about who you are and how you are communicating that to the world. More about Tess.