Elaine Yu - Simply Chic Styling

May 1, 2018

Consignment drop off at The Collective in downtown Summit, NJ.

Client dressing room all set up.

Shoe selection at Jimmy Choo. 

5 minutes early is on time. (Lessons from my dad.)

A returning client's 'yes' rack at Neiman Marcus. 🙌🏻

Shoes, sparkling water...

April 1, 2018

Spring, where are you?

March was rough. First, we suffered through a mega-snowstorm that dumped 18" and took power away for 3 days. On the first day of spring, we experienced another 8" that closed schools and shortened spring break. As if that weren'...

March 1, 2018

Simplify is my word for 2018 and every time I hear or see it, I'm reminded to s-l-o-w down.

Recently, I stopped for a coffee in Barnes & Noble and read this quote in a magazine:

Simplify everywhere.

Simplicity brings freedom.

Simplicity brings joy.


February 1, 2018

In the 4 years that I've been a personal stylist, I've seen many closets - everything from tiny wardrobes to dressing spaces the size of a studio apartment. And while I shop for a living, I actually believe that less is more and you don't n...

January 1, 2018


After a festive holiday break with family, I'm getting back in the game and organizing myself for a fresh start. I love a clean slate, don't you? I spent last week celebrating Christmas and my twins' 14th birthday but also reflecting o...

December 1, 2017

Happy Holidays!

December is especially festive in my family (my twins celebrate their 14th birthday on Christmas Eve) and this year, I am starting the month with a grateful heart. Being a personal stylist is my dream job because I love working with w...

November 1, 2017

Hard to believe that it's November and the holiday season is already upon us. I've pre-ordered my Thanksgiving turkey so I feel good about crossing one thing off my ever-growing to do list!

Now that my twins are in high school and youngest in 5th...

October 1, 2017

Hiring a personal stylist is just like any other relationship - a lot has to do with chemistry. If you're here reading my blog, you probably saw something somewhere that made you think we could be a good match. While I work hard to create an authenti...

September 1, 2017

Most of my clients are working women who live in New Jersey with their families and commute to the office in NYC. Sound familiar? If this is you, you've worked hard, climbed the career ladder, travel for business, deliver presentations to large audie...

August 15, 2017

For the past five weeks, I’ve been Elaine’s intern at Simply Chic Styling. When I started on the first day, I had no idea what to expect. I ended up having a really great hands-on experience since Elaine always found a way to keep me involved. I’ve b...

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