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CHARLOTTESVILLE STYLE ::The best moments are never planned. Didn’t realize it was National Daughter’s Day yesterday and ...
09/26/2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE STYLE ::
The best moments are never planned. Didn’t realize it was National Daughter’s Day yesterday and how sweet it was to spend the day with this beautiful soul! She’ll forgive me for posting - falls under #nationaldaughtersday Proud Moms Act 😉❤️💫

WINDOWS DOWN STYLE: It was that kind of day. Capture that feeling of windows down in a scent so you won’t have to turn t...
09/21/2021

WINDOWS DOWN STYLE:
It was that kind of day. Capture that feeling of windows down in a scent so you won’t have to turn the page on summer. @allure chose it for their #bestofbeautyawards2021
“…its notes of grapefruit, bergamot, and neroli combine to create a fresh-but-not-overpowering smell. It's one of those scents that just melts into your skin, mingling beautifully with your body chemistry. Yes, it smells like you're wearing a bit of perfume, but it mostly smells like you smell good naturally.”
~ Jihan Forbes, Allure staff editor #endlesssummer

WINDOWS DOWN STYLE:
It was that kind of day. Capture that feeling of windows down in a scent so you won’t have to turn the page on summer. @allure chose it for their #bestofbeautyawards2021
“…its notes of grapefruit, bergamot, and neroli combine to create a fresh-but-not-overpowering smell. It's one of those scents that just melts into your skin, mingling beautifully with your body chemistry. Yes, it smells like you're wearing a bit of perfume, but it mostly smells like you smell good naturally.”
~ Jihan Forbes, Allure staff editor #endlesssummer

09/12/2021

REMEMBER :: 20 yrs and it still feels like yesterday. I’ll never forget. #911memorial

TERRIER STYLE: Just past midnight but wanted to give this pup a love shout out! She’s the best! #nationaldogday
08/27/2021

TERRIER STYLE: Just past midnight but wanted to give this pup a love shout out! She’s the best! #nationaldogday

DAMAGE CONTROL STYLE ::You landed the last one in your size. It finally arrives - and it’s damaged. What to do….Tide sti...
08/14/2021

DAMAGE CONTROL STYLE ::
You landed the last one in your size. It finally arrives - and it’s damaged. What to do….
Tide stick to the rescue! Some things are worth going the distance for.
Loved the color, loved the style, price was “friendly” from the get go AND I happen to be a master at stain removal.
For the record, I did reach out to customer service. Because it arrived damaged, all they can do is refund me. Since it was the last one, I would prefer to keep the vest! #damagedgoods #tidetotherescue #knowwhentoholdem #latesummerstyle

DAMAGE CONTROL STYLE ::
You landed the last one in your size. It finally arrives - and it’s damaged. What to do….
Tide stick to the rescue! Some things are worth going the distance for.
Loved the color, loved the style, price was “friendly” from the get go AND I happen to be a master at stain removal.
For the record, I did reach out to customer service. Because it arrived damaged, all they can do is refund me. Since it was the last one, I would prefer to keep the vest! #damagedgoods #tidetotherescue #knowwhentoholdem #latesummerstyle

Welcome to "Consider This". Nothing but stylish considerations from a stylist point of view! - https://mailchi.mp/tulleb...
07/30/2021

Welcome to "Consider This". Nothing but stylish considerations from a stylist point of view! - https://mailchi.mp/tullebox/welcome-to-consider-this-nothing-but-stylish-considerations-from-a-stylist-point-of-viewThere's nothing required but consideration. Want more to consider? There's a link to sign up for emails on my Instagram profile.
This week I'm focusing on the Veronica Beard Simone sandal. Find out more by following the link and sign up for more considerations in my profile link!

07/10/2021

Current vibe 💦🌴🌞
Island life mindset

06/16/2021

WHITE SHIRT STYLE :: White shorts are so easy to work with in the summer. Today was a great example of ideal temperatures and the need for a little brace against the cooler air - especially after the sun goes down. Whether you need a bathing suit cover up, a finish to some cutoffs, or a midriff tie with a slinky skirt - the white shirt can be an invaluable staple.

Think about trying to tie one tomorrow with your favorite pair of shorts and challenge yourself to do more with less! #whiteshirtstyle

06/04/2021

GRADUATION STYLE SNEEK PREVIEW ::
Tomorrow we finally get to see Finn graduate from high school - after finishing his first year at VA TECH 🤣👨‍🎓💜 Something special about 2020 for sure! Optimism is a powerful piece of life’s puzzle. Of course it’s his day but it’s a big day for parents too. I tried hard to keep last year’s disappointments in perspective and am grateful to have my family together for one of these momentous occasions! DC and Gonzaga slowly rolled out what we had all been hoping for - a day to celebrate accomplishments in person with the people who love us the most!
WHAT TO WEAR...
The dress, the shoes, the bag...all selected way ahead of time (because I’m picking up shirts and ties for my husband and father today!) And I will repeat this outfit again to celebrate a friend’s big birthday next weekend. There’s just too much joy sewn up in this little frock to only wear once this summer! 😎
My style wisdom keeps CPW front and center. Over-purchasing and too many pieces in your closet only leads to disappointment, guilt and anxiety. One great dress that speaks to your soul will carry you stylishly through your events. Change up the hair, the shoes...and the company! Try this once and lmk how it goes. Odds are you’ll start making better choices overall in your wardrobe because you’ll have set the bar high! 💜💜💜

And those are the TIBI Larkin in red! 😍

#eaglesflyhigh #gonzagagraduation #summerdress #style

My clients are THE BEST! They’ve supported me and shopped local throughout the unimaginable! Cheers to you guys!! @annma...
05/04/2021

My clients are THE BEST! They’ve supported me and shopped local throughout the unimaginable! Cheers to you guys!!
@annmashburn @lfjewels @theshoehive

My clients are THE BEST! They’ve supported me and shopped local throughout the unimaginable! Cheers to you guys!!
@annmashburn @lfjewels @theshoehive

VACCINE STYLE :: When you get the call, you stop, drop and roll! Same day vaccine was the best part of St. Patrick’s Day...
03/18/2021

VACCINE STYLE :: When you get the call, you stop, drop and roll! Same day vaccine was the best part of St. Patrick’s Day and almost to the day - a year! Thank you @theshoehive - oh, what a year it’s been 😷❤️🎉

VACCINE STYLE :: When you get the call, you stop, drop and roll! Same day vaccine was the best part of St. Patrick’s Day and almost to the day - a year! Thank you @theshoehive - oh, what a year it’s been 😷❤️🎉

FAT TUESDAY TIP:  Remember... put the baby in the cake, NOT the cake in the baby 😉H A P P Y  F A T  T U E S D A Y! ........
02/16/2021

FAT TUESDAY TIP: Remember... put the baby in the cake, NOT the cake in the baby 😉
H A P P Y F A T T U E S D A Y! .
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#fattuesday #mardigras #kingcake #styletips #stylist #baby #belly #babybelly #icantbelieveiatethewholething

FAT TUESDAY TIP: Remember... put the baby in the cake, NOT the cake in the baby 😉
H A P P Y F A T T U E S D A Y! .
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#fattuesday #mardigras #kingcake #styletips #stylist #baby #belly #babybelly #icantbelieveiatethewholething

VALENTINE STYLE :: Our first date was on Valentine’s Day 1995. Mark stumbled on the first Valentine I gave him after we ...
02/15/2021

VALENTINE STYLE :: Our first date was on Valentine’s Day 1995. Mark stumbled on the first Valentine I gave him after we were married a few days ago ❤️💌 "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." ~ George Sand
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H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E

PT STYLE :: Dr. Megan Brown has started getting dressed again!! After almost an entire year in workout wear to teach her...
02/10/2021

PT STYLE :: Dr. Megan Brown has started getting dressed again!! After almost an entire year in workout wear to teach her virtual HAWT Pilates classes online (and rolling out to in-person now!) Megan is getting back to her classes at Marymount as an adjunct faculty member of their Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. Megan reached out to Elizabeth at The Hive who asked me to put some outfits together and ease her back into “how to dress” in clothing other that leggings, tanks, and sweats! So we got together for 2 hours on a Sunday morning and cracked the code in winter/spring transition pieces that will offer Megan a group of looks to cover 2 days a week for the semester. We had a discussion regarding fit - real clothing fits differently than Pilates attire!!! 😂😂😂 Zoom friendly and ease of movement were two criteria she needed to cover and personal style satisfaction gives her that extra psychological boost! If you’ve flat lined in the getting dressed area, let’s set up an appointment and I’ll come energize your wardrobe and put you back on track! We can get reacquainted with proper fit - leisurewear comfort can be acquired outside of sweatpants!! Break the cycle of “sameness” with a couple hours of styling! Get inspired with these fresh pieces from @smythebrand @tibi @veronicabeard @marionparke @sam_edelman
All available at The Hive!!
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#stylist #getdressed #wardrobe #wardrobestylist @drmeganbrown @theshoehive

C’VILLE STYLE :: Nest is empty again after we drop this precious cargo back to her C’ville pod. This era of college stud...
01/27/2021

C’VILLE STYLE :: Nest is empty again after we drop this precious cargo back to her C’ville pod. This era of college students get major props and the lessons are ones we can all benefit from. Nothing is for certain and regardless of what we feel may seems unfair at any turn in the road, the path is ours to take and then to make. This may be the one less travelled but they’ll learn how resilient they actually are for a future that has always been uncertain and possibilities that are at the same time endless!
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#UVA #thefutureisbright #emptynest #pandemicstyle

01/16/2021

2021 STYLE :: Today I had a blast bringing new vision to a work from home wardrobe. This was one of those days I wanted to defy the climate of fear and uncertainty that hangs in the air around DC. My job entails helping clients reframe how they see their wardrobes in light of a pandemic. It was time to break the seal on the pause. The goal today was to use the blazers in her closet that she loves and would rather use than avoid. She described the two scenarios of Zoom she would be on and asked that I create outfits that satisfy the less formal dress codes. She expressed being tired of the tops in her closet. I spent the time focusing on reinventing her blazers with a style that feels appropriate to what she had outlined. I also sensed the need for “good drama” without coloring too far outside the lines. The fatigue of COVID restrictions and the tragic events of the past week have left so many of us exhausted and a strong desire for anything hopeful. I reach into my TULLEBOX and offer solutions filled with energy. Having someone present these outfits to you feels comforting when you’ve been working nonstop. Knowing there’s someone else vested in you makes the world seem less disconnected.

I was also able to identify two simple items that would help complete many outfits in her wardrobe for the new casual work-from-home attire. One will diversify her waist up Zoom style. The other is the comfortable bottom half lifestyle element. Both will bring her results!
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#wfhstyle #style #blazerstyle #wardrobestylist #dcstylist #buylesschoosewell

STYLE SCENTS :: When clothing is brining you down - looking at everything you don’t wear...what about focusing on findin...
01/09/2021

STYLE SCENTS :: When clothing is brining you down - looking at everything you don’t wear...what about focusing on finding a winter fragrance? I sampled a few yesterday that made me want to explore more! Share your favorite scents in the comment section or head over to my stories to weigh in on fragrances. #uncommonscents
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#januarystyle #signaturescent #fragrance #style #styleinspo

01/09/2021
What a day we had yesterday! Harper’s Ferry is good for the soul! Happy 21st Anniversary MHMc ❤️ Our empty nest is best ...
10/04/2020

What a day we had yesterday! Harper’s Ferry is good for the soul! Happy 21st Anniversary MHMc ❤️ Our empty nest is best with you! #happilyeverafter

It was National Coffee Day yesterday...and I’m still up! 👀 #nationalcoffeeday
09/30/2020

It was National Coffee Day yesterday...and I’m still up! 👀 #nationalcoffeeday

09/26/2020

It’s the item I didn’t know I needed until I put it on. It’s like an old friend who remembers the good old days with me! Love your arms or don’t love your arms, this staple in a light knit is a great playmate for blazers, sweaters and jackets. If your body temperature runs too hot for layering with a sweater, try this piece!

09/26/2020

Pay attention to where you are cutting your body. Some people want to cover their rear and what they are actually doing is shortening their leg. Our minds can play tricks on how we see ourselves. Understanding proportion and that we often assess ourselves in a two dimension concept where we are actually moving in a three dimensional world are important ideas to process when you develop your style and your wardrobe.

09/26/2020

Prints are a powerful component in the wardrobe. Think about how men use a tie to introduce a point of interest... The man with an interesting print tie stands out against a sea of solid ties. A fantastic print will also give you a roadmap to the solids you need to include to build outfits.

A very important part of my world holds endless joy! Happy National Daughter Day Lane Augusta ❤️ #heartfull #daughter
09/26/2020

A very important part of my world holds endless joy! Happy National Daughter Day Lane Augusta ❤️ #heartfull #daughter

09/26/2020

I’ve never been a fan of unnecessary elements on clothing. I feel it just clutters up the information you are trying to relay. Every now and then I come across a ruffle I love...but it’s few and far between! I also find that the best clothing does not usually have a lot of bells and whistles. Clothing that can hold its own without the barrage of fuss will stand against the test of time. You won’t tire of it and it’s easy work it into a relevant point if view with an updated shoe, bag or jewelry.

09/25/2020

If you connected the dots in my career bio, there’s a clear constant - creative problem solving. I like myself to the Energizer bunny who’s purpose is to bring solutions that are outside of the box! It just so happens that my passion for clothing and style landed me in closets where I am able to help make sense out of the nonsense that resides surrounding shopping behavior. This is what makes me effective as well as my 25+ year history with style and fashion. Have I met those 10,000 hours? Certainly....and then some! More importantly, my many career turns have always utilized lateral thinking and I’ve been able to attach this sought after skill to a number of industries. This has given me a unique strength beyond telling people what looks good on them. Once you understand the value of every categorical component in your closet, you can become a better consumer and define your style instead of following trends. Check out today’s takeaway and feel free to leave a comment if you find this valuable. If something needs to be colored in more, we can work together on an hourly basis! I’m hoping to give just enough to provide a curiosity on how to “VALUE ENGINEER” your closet!

09/16/2020

Virtual appointment done and now finishing my day with a trip to get alterations done and fix a little box clutch that needs some TLC! Are there things you are keeping but not using? Do you know why? Drilling into the WHY is imperative to getting through to the clarity. We may be facing more COVID restrictions for fall & winter, but a virtual closet session can uncover a whole lot of satisfying #GSD tasks. Book a 1.5 hr initial consult. This empty nest STYLIST is firing on all cylinders 😉

09/12/2020

How would you define your shopping behavior? Are you an escapist shipper? Are you genuinely trying to locate solutions but find fatigue sets in before satisfaction? Maybe you’re a “Topper Shopper” - defined as someone who buys tops in a regular basis? While all of these behaviors accomplish the task of shopping, comprehensive assessment of what you own can shed light on how balanced your wardrobe actually is. Feeling you are always adding without shedding pieces is indicative of becoming a collector - and limitations should be set. Clothing hanging in your closet with tags still intact could be an indication you are an emotional shopper. We all fall into patterns. I’ve worked through most all of these patterns and been able to offer new processes that offer clients a feeling of appreciation if what they have. After accomplishing the best of what they own, we can put an intentional shopping list together that adds value to where they’ve invested.

Bartender... one more! #margarita
09/10/2020

Bartender... one more! #margarita

09/10/2020

It’s September and every day is an opportunity to feel great about what you’re wearing. In order for the best choices to be at your fingertips, you need to prepare! Going through your closet and feeling as though you have nothing to wear starts a cycle of over-buying and thus over-spending. I can help you with this conundrum. September availability is booming up. Stop the madness and let me help you find seasonal solutions that will bring control back to your closet.

09/09/2020

When I started Tullebox nearly 5 years ago now, I imagined it would be a place to celebrate all my creative interests. Styling comes so easily that it drives the majority of my business. Then Northern Virginia Magazine includes me in their BEST OF ISSUE in the Local Blogger category! Thank you @northernvirginiamag !! To celebrate I decided to share my passions for healthy recipes! This one is adapted from Bon Appetit and it’s delicious! I’ll leave a link in my bio! Keep eating those veggies and greens to keep your immune system in high gear!

09/08/2020

Have you assessed what you purchased last fall? Did it add substantial value? Are you going to look forward to wearing it again this season? Understanding how to energize your investments will make you feel accomplished and in control. I watch a lot of women shop with uncertainty or share their regret over items that still have tags hanging in their closet. I like to assess why clients aren’t wearing certain pieces. Sometimes all they need is a new way to wear them that feels relevant. That can be accomplished when you understand how to balance and diversify your wardrobe. If you only buy statement tops and have a bunch of black pants and denim, diversifying your elements would recharge last seasons pieces. This month, I’m offering a one hour Zoom meeting for new clients. If you want to explore this concept with me, reach out and I’ll send you a link to book a time.

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