Hi, I’m Chantera Gunn. I’m a mom, and some days I have no idea what I’m doing! Where is the bawling emoji face when you need it? Being a mom (a twin mom at that), I am constantly on Pintrest, Google, and even Instagram trying to get advice or new ideas on how to be their mom the best way I can. I’ve searched mucus and poo color meanings, how to trick my toddlers into eating vegetables, how to potty train. And now I’ve reached the point where I’m searching how to survive the “Terrible Two’s” times TWO. My identical twin girls have their good days, but boy, when they are having a challenging day, it’s a lot. When positive reinforcement and time-outs have run their course, it would be super easy for me to crack open a bottle of wine and grab a straw and head to my closet and just admire my new conquests. But then I look at their beautiful faces and think, "KEEP GOING MAMA!" I can look up and search all I want, but the truth of the matter is being a mom is about humility, patience and strength all in one. I am their only guide to navigate this life, so I am fully aware of the responsibility I hold to just keep trying and show them better. So on the moments I get to see them loving each other and practicing the life tools I’ve taught them, it feels great. And that bottle of wine that you were probably eyeing to flee the scene, well that can wait till after the kiddos are fast asleep!
The Style Gunn
A ton of my style research begins with my nose in an InStyle Magazine, drinking a cup of coffee for focus, of course. It is so important for me to stay current and knowledgeable for my cleints so that I can give them the best possible service. That starts with me being honest, so that the wardrobe we build together is truly going to sustain them and encourage them to mix and match what is already in their closets to make these amazing outfits that both makes them look and feel incredible. It's my mission to leave them knowing more about themselves and their personal style so that they can build upon what they have learned. Personal style is about who you are and what you want people to know about you. It’s the first and last impression. It's one of the things that makes you unique. I love it when I hear, “It doesn't matter what I’m wearing" because it gives me an opportuiniy to explain why it does. Along with what you're wearing, your scent is also key in my opinon. I am in love with pretty much all the Bond No. 9 fragrances, but Madison Ave is my favorite. It's clean and light and smells amazing. It's my go-to for summer. Now my monthly planner may see a wee bit archeaic to you, but, for me, it’s so chic, and the motivatiom on the cover reminds me to keep moving forward in my quest to “Make America Stylish Again!” Not to worry, I just think it’s a cute play on the notorious slogan. I could also say we are more “Stylish Together,” but I digress. It's having this in my tote that keeps me focused, and I carry it pretty much everywhere I go. The necklaces are just fantastic to layer and wear with everything.
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Being a mom has its natural ups and downs, but being a single mom and a new business owner adds a very interesting, sometimes challenging layer to my life that requires a life balancing act that I have not yet perfected. But I’m doing it all the same! It honestly starts with the art of multitasking and setting boundaries for myself and others. I find myself making a ton of mistakes. But it’s those mistakes that push me to be better because I know better. Same with style -- your personal style is something that develops over time. As you mature, so does your since of self and your personal style. When I first book a client, I thank them for allowing me to be a part of their style journey. Coming into a client’s home and being allowed access to their closets is personal, and I take it as such. As life happens, getting married, divorcing, gaining weight or losing it are all changes we have to adjust to. Life has a way of changing not just how you feel about yourself, but how you view yourself. That almost always starts in your closet with that one phrase: "Ugh, I have nothing to wear!" Who is the StyleGunn you ask? I am a closet editor and wardrobe builder, but most importantly, it is my mission to encourage you and give you the right tools to navigate you on your style journey!
1. Stella McCartney Wrap Swim Suit 2. FRAME LeCutoff Denim shorts 3. Nordstrom Panama Hat 4. Aurélie Bidermann earrings 5. Evie & Emma Earrings 6.Charming Charlie Raffia beach tote 7. REVOLVE Ahlem place violet sunglasses 8. Joie Floral print cold shoulder silk blouse 9. Shahidia Parides Rainbow maxi dress 10. Chloé square framed sunglasses 11. Self Portrait lace midi dress 12. Diane Von Furstenberg metallic leather slide sandals 13. Chloé scalloped embroidered denim shorts 14. Norma Kamali geometric print cropped trousers 15. Giuseppe Zanotti patent mules.
Summer in Sacramento can be brutal on our work outfits. With temperatures in the 100's, caring about what outfit to wear to the office takes a back seat to just trying to stay cool. But it's still important we look our best and put our best foot forward. Here are some of The Style Gunn's summer outfit ideas that will help you look put together while staying cool.