Style-etc.boutique was started two years ago as an online designer consignment boutique buying and selling pre-owned, authentic designer apparel, bags and accessories. It has now grown and evolved to include a styling and wardrobe decluttering service because so many friends, clients and even people I didn’t know began asking me to help them find and discover their style.

Over the past year or so, I’ve spent time individually, and in groups, with several women, helping them to build a confident, elegant and easy chic capsule wardrobe that doesn’t feel outdated and yet is aligned with their lifestyle and career choices. What I realized is that women need someone to help them build a genuine, consistent look that can take them from Monday through Friday and then carry a little of that same essence into the weekend.   

Based on the needs of real women with a busy schedule and preoccupied mind, Style-Etc.Boutique was reinvented. It is about dressing with intention, not for attention.

The best part of my work is when I see how women transform from the outside to the inside. Sometimes the inside needs time to catch up on the outside but it inevitably happens. The reason is that women often are so lost in the details of their life that they lose the picture of their own person, who they are and where they are heading. I also know women who secretly fear dressing up too much because they are afraid of being judged.

I like to work with women who are willing to re-invent their lives and step out from behind the shadows.

Everything in life is attitude, says DVF, and having the right attitude can take you to the right place in life. You can demonstrate attitude with what you wear. This is what I help women do. It affects their whole life and it is liberating not just to declutter your wardrobes, but to keep only those pieces that appeal deeply to your authentic self.

What I noticed over this period of time was that combining my love for fashion and flair for organization I knew I could have an impact on women’s lives through streamlined approach of wardrobe editing and organization.

Helping people use the tools they already have at their disposal to create more confidence in themselves and their abilities to execute on their goals. I redefine your closet to function as an extension of your lifestyle and your personality.

 

Leslie’s Testimonial – ‘I now have so many different things to wear’
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I had the most wonderful experience having Kathy come to my home to help me with my look.  I can’t say enough about how wonderful she is.  She works fast, stays focused and gives you 100%.  She knows in a moment what to … Read More

Ruth’s Testimonial: ‘For the first time in a long time, I cannot wait to get dressed!’
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I cannot think of a better way to spend an afternoon than with Kathy as she organizes and recreates your wardrobe. Kathy instinctively knew what I would feel comfortable and happy wearing.   I now know that I don’t need … Read More

Tsitalyia’s Testimonial – ‘It is a pleasure every time I open my closet’
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Even a fashionista like me, whose closets are bursting with pretty designer clothes, needs a glam fairy to help them when it comes to bringing some spark and strategy to every day dress decisions. Just like any busy working mom, … Read More

Darcy’s Testimonial – ‘The perfect look for me’
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I love clothing and I love being dressed in an outfit that is stylish, complimentary and put together well. However, to find time to create it, the patience to mix and match clothing and accessories and the sense of adventure to play … Read More

Marta’s Testimonial ‘Now I am ready for a new start!’
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Closet decluttering: my new favourite word! What a great time I had with Kathy Patellis-Schmidt and her Style-Etc.Boutique home service. Kathy is lovely, so friendly and helpful. In few hours she completely twisted my closet and created fabulous outfits. The best part? She … Read More

Joy’s Testimonial ‘100% worth it’
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After being at home with the children for a few years, I knew that when I started interviewing for jobs, I’d need some help getting myself organized! Kathy met me at one of the second hand shops in Lucerne and … Read More

Sabine’s Testimonial ‘That needs to go’
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Decluttering has been on my to-do-list for quite a while now. Every now and again I’d do ‘little bits’, feeling good about myself but at the same time sometimes feeling overwhelmed as if my ‘clutter’ was exploding in my face … Read More