Hi! I’m Linda Sue Crews
And I go by Linda. I’m your southern style coach, personal stylist, image consultant … whatever you want to call me. I help women discover their best colors to wear and the design details that flatter their figure.
How did I get here? A serious bike accident put me in the hospital for a week, right at the height of puberty. I broke both of my jaws and lost my front teeth, my smile, and my confidence … all in one day.
It took years of dental procedures and a plastic surgery to repair the outside, and a few more decades to repair my shattered self-esteem on the inside.
A late bloomer, I was still wearing size 12 in the kids department while all of my friends with curves were shopping in juniors. I remember when the Gap first opened in our mall and I was too small to fit into their jeans. You weren’t a teenager if you couldn’t shop at the Gap!
It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I started understanding how to dress my very petite frame, got out of braces, traded my glasses for contacts, and cut my long, stringy hair. I finally began to bloom.
Because of that difficult time in my own life, I know how painful it is when a woman’s self-esteem takes a hit. Sometimes transitions like breakups, weight gain, job loss, sickness, hormone changes, [fill in the blank] leave us feeling ‘less than.’ We often don’t feel attractive because of something that has happened to us or what we have transitioned through.
As women we are almost always going through, or coming out of some kind of transition. Many of my clients have come through a transition and end that journey with a personal style appointment.
The most significant transitions of life often do culminate with some type of outward change like new eating habits, weight loss, new fitness or schedule routines, and even a new look to reflect the new you.
Living authentically means there is harmony with our inner and outer self. Of course we can dress up the outside and still be a mess on the inside and have disharmony. But likewise, we can attend to the inside, ignore the outside, and still have disharmony.
I use my role as a style coach to help women discover the colors and styles that make my clients look and feel fabulous and more confident.
My most rewarding style-overs are with women who are ready for their outward expression to reflect their inner transitions, and are willing to share their story to encourage other women. Some of those clients have come from grief to joy. Others from youthful insecurity to mature confidence. I’ve captured some of their journeys on my blog.
You don’t have to be hurting, or going through a difficult transition for a style-over. Sometimes it’s just time for a change, or your hair color has changed and you need a new color analysis.
Regardless of the why for a style-over, it energizes me to help women of all ages discover the joy of the Best Look For You. I would be delighted to work with you or your group. SEE MY PRIVATE AND GROUP SERVICES
Meet my photographer Marissa.