My favorite handbag

As I get older, I have learned the importance of a good handbag. In an ideal world I would be walking around with a Chanel on my arm for every occasion, but I'm still working on that one. Even if…

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Shop With Val is on Poshmark!

Although I've known about Poshmark for some time I finally decided to put it to the test. I joined just a week ago and am already addicted. If you're a fan of eBay, Poshmark is a bit more refined for…

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Common Shopping Mistakes

Just recently I contributed to an article for Refinery 29 on common shopping mistakes. As a personal shopper, I see firsthand the do's and don't's my clients have made before we started working together. My goal is always to not only…

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Not just another run to Target

You can say what you want, but upon moving to Houston, one of the things I was most excited about was having a Target just minutes away. Yes, Target, said the NYC personal stylist... because I like to think that…

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With Brio – Shoes from Italy

Upon my second week in Houston I met a wonderful young woman named Francesca, who is the owner of Brio & Co., a platform for sharing beautiful hand-made Italian shoes, and the story that comes with each pair.  "Brio" is a…

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Shop With Val x New York Life

On October 13 I had the honor and privilege of speaking to over 50 employees of New York Life about the importance of dressing for your best self. In this workshop I covered topics such as transitioning to a business…

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My life story, in pillows.

Tonight, I went to a great event at the Jonathan Adler shop in Houston. As soon as I walked into the store it made me realize how much decorating still needs to be done in my home. It also made…

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Happy 9th birthday, Cheeky!

Yesterday I got to visit the acclaimed Cheeky Vintage boutique, here, in Houston. As they were throwing a bash for their 9th birthday I figured it would be a great day to see the space. It was everything I imagined…

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Shop With Val makes her Houston debut!

With a little help from the lovely and talented writer and Houston blogger, Julie Lauren, Shop With Val is proud to have made her debut in the Houston fashion world. Thanks to Julie, Houstonians can now learn more about how…

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Thanks for a great trip, NYC!

I spent 10 days in NYC this month; my first time back since moving to Houston in August. It certainly kicked off with a bang! I was able to reconnect with a number of my existing clients to assist them with…

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