Whether you’ve had a baby or two, changed your life, or if the inside of you just isn’t matching the outside of you, Scarlet knows how to ask the right questions to guide her clients through the emotional process of editing a closet. She helps define what it is you want to convey, how you want to feel in your clothing, where you’re going with it, and best of all…how to put it all together in a fresh way. Scarlet understands the powerful language of clothing. She’s a well of creativity and a sharp editor. And a spectacular listener. Working with Scarlet is a tremendous pleasure.
Hillary Day | Designer
Working with Scarlet is like having a soulful best friend who truly wants me to be my best self. I also love all her styling hacks from how to pack necklaces so they don't get tangled, to the best way to organize shoes, and how to make my favorite things last a lifetime.
SADIE LINCOLN | CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF barre3
While some people hire stylists out of their own free will, I had little say in the matter. My field of work requires me to look a certain way when I'm on air. Unfortunately, what I wear is not always solely up to me; the opinion of both viewers and managers often influences how I dress. When my job decided it was time to freshen my look, they reached out to Scarlet on my behalf. Looking back, I can honestly say it was the best decision ever made for me. Scarlet has given me a newfound confidence on which I can't quite put a price tag.
MARJA MARTINEZ | NEWS ANCHOR, KPTV
Scarlet instantly 'got' my style and was a pleasure--no, an absolute blast--to work with! She's real, approachable, not snobby about style--but she will definitely tell you like it is...which I love. I am really looking forward to our shopping trip to fill in some holes in my wardrobe and check out the cute Portland boutiques!
EMILY WANDERER COHEN | AUTHOR
I wasn't totally sure what to expect with the sort appointment. You're letting someone look in your messy lingerie drawer (literally) and it can feel a bit exposed, but Scarlet is thoughtful and sensitive in her approach. She's honest without being brash or critical, and very quickly picked up on my style, and helped me weed out items that just didn't fit. It feels so good to pare down my wardrobe and really focus on pieces that I love.
MAREN ELLIOTT REED | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, SWIFT
All three appointments with Scarlet were wonderful--productive, yet relaxed and fun. I came away from my Shop appointment with an arsenal of new clothes, many of which I would not have picked for myself because I would have been clueless on how to style them. Now, after my Style appointment, I have a fresh wardrobe with on trend pieces (that I'm properly educated on how to wear!) and a variety of wardrobe staples that I can intermix with what I already had. Scarlet gave me all of the blueprints for how to put myself together and now I feel like I can have fun getting dressed rather than stressing out about it. What a gift!
SARAH STEINBACK | Yoga Teacher
I've always had a good fashion sense, but I had begun to feel stuck. I was entering new a decade of life, a new body type (hello, middle!), plus a professional need to rock my look. Scarlet so gracefully and perceptively took me through that transition and showed me that I can still be ME, but in a way that works with my new life.
MARTHA HOLMBERG | Food Editor, Cookbook Author and CEO of the International Association of Culinary Professionals
We went through my whole wardrobe, purged some pieces that had seen better times, and made outfits. Scarlet inspired me to use what I have in a creative way by combining things in new ways. Well worth my time and money. And I had a great time!
Scarlet, for an incredibly reasonable price, cleaned out my closet, made me a personalized list of dos and don’ts, took me shopping at boutiques I never would have known about, hooked me up with a tailor and then came back to my new closet and styled a buttload of outfits for me, ensuring that when I spent that week in an LA writers room, the only thing I didn’t worry about was how I looked. Glorious freedom.
KELLY SUE DECONNICK | AWARD WINNING COMIC BOOK WRITER
Scarlet was deeply helpful to me in styling outfits for the red carpet and press appearances. I’ll always be grateful for her professional attention to detail, good eye, above and beyond work ethic, and kind heart.
CHERYL STRAYED | AUTHOR OF #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING MEMOIR, WILD
I’m an author, a journalist, a radio host and a busy mom. I asked Scarlet to help me refine a few looks for my upcoming book tour. Scarlet helped me select the pieces in my closet that most represent my current style (independent, modern, streamlined) and she offered a huge bonus- Scarlet helped me clear out EVERYTHING in my closet that wasn’t working. I’m finally able to see clearly now. Scarlet’s service may be the best money I spend this year. Reduce, reuse, use Scarlet.
SHEILA HAMILTON | AUTHOR & JOURNALIST
I spent the afternoon gallivanting around Portland’s finest boutiques with Scarlet and it was a dream within a dream!
ALEXANDRA FRANZEN | WRITING TEACHER, GHOSTWRITER & AUTHOR
Scarlet is a dream to work with. She makes everything easy and has a sixth sense about stylish combinations that I never would have thought of . . . but I love! By adding just a few pieces to my wardrobe my new outfits are exponential after she combined them in fresh ways with my current pieces.
JENSINE LARSEN | DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR, INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST, & SPEAKER
I hired Scarlet to help me pull together some looks for a photo shoot for my business. We were able to use the little time I had very effectively, and went through my closet as well. By the time she left my house, I knew everything left in my wardrobe fit and flattered. AND I had great outfits for my photo shoot. Overall, working with Scarlet was a real pleasure, and I got exactly what I needed, and more. Thanks, Scarlet!
WENDY KOTILA | BUSINESS COACH
My first priority was to look good on camera. I really don’t like getting my picture taken, so having Scarlet’s wardrobe and makeup input helped HUGELY! Even with having pre-determined outfits on hand, there are so many variables that determine how clothes ‘work’ on set and in the final images. A stylist can jump in to adjust any wardrobe details so you don’t have to think about it, and your photographer can focus on their job. The whole experience made me realize I should have invested in a styling session sooner!
NATASHA LAKOS | DESIGNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
I decided to book a SS&S experience with Scarlet as a birthday present to myself. It was the best gift ever! I was feeling stressed on a daily basis about what to wear to work, how to pack for trips, and whether or not I even liked the clothes in my closet. I needed help finding clothes that were versatile enough to get me through the work day and into the evening, and some serious motivation to go shopping! Scarlet made the whole process so easy and enjoyable. I can honestly say that my Shop session was the most fun I’ve ever had in the fitting room. I finally have personal style!
STEPHANIE KING | OWNER OF BEAUTY ARCHAEOLOGY & THE SUGARISTA
I am sitting here with my eyes brimming with tears. I am so incredibly nervous/terrified for these photo shoots and I can be really hard on myself for the way I look. You have literally calmed my nerves and re-inspired me for these shoots and fashion in general. For that, I can’t thank you enough. The looks you have put together are EXACTLY what I wanted but just couldn’t quite bring to life. You’re a genius.
DANIELLE BERTOIA | YOGA INSTRUCTOR & AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER
I’m no longer scared of my closet! Scarlet’s Sort, Shop & Style process was surprisingly easy. One of the best parts was having her take all of my old clothes away so that I didn’t have to worry about them anymore. I found out I can feel sexy and professional at the same time! The Personal Style Guide has been my go-to tool this fall – I don’t even have to worry about whether something works on me or not, Scarlet’s got it all figured out for me!
JULIA SARVER | BUSINESS STRATEGIST
Dear Entrepreneurs, If Scarlet is not part of your advisory team, add her now! She is an incredible coach and style maven with a unique gift of helping you walk in the world with pride and confidence. I’ve spent countless hours trying to figure out affordable outfits that express my sense of style, fit well, complement my body, etc. It’s exhausting and a waste of time and energy. As a business owner there are so many other important tasks at hand.
CARMEN SHAH | OWNER, ELLA EVENTS
Scarlet is the master of saving you time and making you look so much better. We purged four giant garbage bags full of clothes, shoes and accessories and I was left with more options. With less in my closet, it’s much easier to put outfits together! The investment is worth it. We get one chance to make a first impression. Working with someone who is so positive and focused is a treat!
ALLISON CLARKE | TOP NOTCH MOTIVATOR, PUBLIC SPEAKER & AUTHOR
To say I’d let myself go over the past ten years would be a gross understatement. Truly. I had five pieces of black matte jersey and three hundred other unnecessary items when I found Scarlet online. Her website alone is a testimony to her skill, warmth and enthusiasm. But you get SO much more working with her live. I am on my 2nd ‘Year of Style’ and have re-discovered myself in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I have paired down and updated myself AND my wardrobe thanks to Scarlet. She’s amazing!
CARRIE CONTE | EXECUTIVE COACH & CONSULTANT, C-SUITE 911
I recently invested in a style update from Scarlet. We had a fantastic time trying out several looks working with my existing pieces that resulted in new outfits! She always pushes me a little outside my comfort zone to try something new. I also have learned so much about cuts and fabrics that work best for me. It was SO much fun, I can’t sing Scarlet’s praises enough!
CHRISTY ALECKSON | FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Since working with Scarlet I no longer struggle with the dreaded “What To Wear?” question. My closet is lighter but I have amazing pieces, spend less money on clothing overall, and understand how to care for my investments. The compliments are constant! Scarlet helped me find my own unique style. She’s a must have!
ANNETTE KENDALL | PRIVATE BANKER
The Sort, Shop & Style package was worth every penny. Scarlet is a total professional who sees each client as an individual. She connected with my authentic self, helping me create a style that feels real, up-to-date, and comfortable (important when you’re in your 60s). I am amazed at how the Scarlet experience has re-energized my life.
HEIDI YORKSHIRE | WEDDING OFFICIANT & LIFE-CYCLE CELEBRANT
I started working with Scarlet 4 years ago when I had a toddler, a new baby, a postpartum body and a wardrobe from a previous life that did not match my current one. She assisted me in both paring down and curating a wardrobe that exactly reflected how I wanted to present myself to the world. With Scarlet’s keen eye and style talent, I save both time and money, letting her guide me to looks and pieces that work for my body, style and life. She is indispensable.
ALI SACASH-JOHNSON | EXPERT IN CONSUMER INSIGHT & MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS
Scarlet truly changed my everyday life! I feel so much more put together and in a way that fits my style. I know what to look for when I shop and make better choices. What used to be stressful is now actually fun. I had no idea how freeing it would feel to have less. Thanks Scarlet! Your expertise is spot on. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.
HEATHER MILLER | RODAN AND FIELDS
Scarlet transformed my relationship with clothes and, in many ways, my body. I have a pear shape, plus-size body. Finding clothes that fit and felt right seemed like an impossible task. It had been that way since I was a chubby kid and forced to shop in the Pretty Plus racks. When I was preparing for book tour, I knew I needed a wardrobe of outfits that made me look and feel confident. A friend recommended Scarlet and I went for it. For the first time in my life I feel put together on the clothing front!
KARA RICHARDSON WHITELY | AUTHOR
After being gifted a consultation with Scarlet I was seething with nerves and anxiety. I was afraid of being judged, afraid of someone touching my stuff, etc. I was so wrong! Scarlet made the process comfortable, logical and painless. Before I knew it we were building AMAZE-BOMB outfits from my favorite pieces. I saw my body and my style in a whole new empowering light. Now, getting dressed takes no time at all and I look and feel great in honestly, EVERY outfit.
MICHELLE HODGES | VP OF CHANNELS & ALLIANCES AT APPTIO
I am a full time working mom of two boys. I needed to simplify my crazy morning routine. Scarlet helped me purge my closet and create the most amazing, memorable looks for my role in the traditional financial services industry and for my everyday life. It is amazing the increased confidence that comes with knowing my clothes match my personal brand (Ok, the compliments from complete strangers also help!).
RENEE NEWMAN | WEALTH MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE
Working with you to update my style was a valuable and enjoyable investment of time, resources, and energy. You pulled things I wouldn’t have thought to, you made it fun, you helped me feel beautiful, introduced me to new ideas and ways of pulling things together, and you’re just a delightful, vibrant, and empowered woman that I feel charged by. Thank you!
DANA VISSE | MARKETING PROFESSIONAL
I didn’t just choose a ‘stylist,’ Scarlet’s passion for quality over quantity and leveraging pieces her clients already own is awesome. I now try to think more strategically about purchases and reusing the clothes I already have. I’m more daring and look at different styles in a new way.
MADELINE WIGEN | COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
I feel 20 pounds lighter after an amazing closet clearing. Thank you, Scarlet! We got rid of soooo much! I’m really looking forward to the next part of the process which is building my closet back up with clothes that make me feel great. I love having an amazing stylist to guide me in this process… And I like saying that I have a stylist because that makes me feel fancy!
JULIE JESKE | LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
Scarlet has saved me both money and time. By meeting with her twice a year for seasonal updates, we are able to fill in gaps and update my wardrobe with a few key pieces. No more mindless shopping and needless spending. She has helped me achieve another goal: my wardrobe reflects me and my lifestyle. Now people look to me for style advice! Scarlet is an artist and her clients are her canvas.
SHERI TERJESON | FUNDRAISING
My client recently told me that I stand out in a sea of black. I am in a sales driven industry where making a memorable impression counts. I’m so happy to have ditched the out of date, ill-fitting clothes and created a truly signature look.
VIC CAO | DENTAL EQUIPMENT SALES
When I put my red carpet outfit on before my trip, it felt like 10 separate pieces. I put it on this morning with the intention of integrating all my new ecstatic wealth goodness and wow… it’s my new favorite outfit!!! Scarlet – you’re good! Thanks for seeing a larger version of me I couldn’t see. I am already looking forward to when I can hire you again. The outcome has really been tremendous.
DORINE NAFZIGER | POLARITY PRACTITIONER
Thanks to Scarlet I walked into my interview feeling confident. Not only was I the only one not wearing black suit pants, a black blazer and a collared shirt, but I also looked refined, polished and colorful. What Scarlet does for women is far beyond making us look good on the outside, it’s so much more about the inside.
NICOLE GREENBERG | PEDIATRIC MEDICAL RESIDENT
I’m so pleased with being able to shop for myself. My initial hurdle was feeling bewildered and inept when it came to choosing clothes that work well for my body and lifestyle. I feel so much better about that and have you to thank for helping me make that emotional progress! It’s been a year since my Sort, Shop & Style, and I’m still able to get up in the morning and put together cute outfits that make me feel great!
AMANDA GELLHOUSE | IT CONSULTANT
Without Scarlet, my wardrobe would look lost - instead of a great adventure. Thank you, Scarlet, for your detailed eye and attentive ear. I've strolled into my 30's with confidence and panache - still myself, just better heeled and more sophisticated! And most importantly - with the tools to keep styling every morning.
JOCELYN ARNOLD | CO-OWNER ELLA EVENTS PORTLAND
I'm excited about our work together. It has given me a greatly needed refresh, and platform to proceed forward from. You have filled me with great tips and ideas that I so appreciate
DOROTHY EPSTEIN | SOUND BODY PHYSICAL THERAPY
Three weddings this summer, and absolutely NO time to shop! Even online shopping seemed completely overwhelming after a busy day. Scarlet knows my style so well at this point, all I had to do was set the stage. The Online Shopping Guide is so fun and brilliant. Three completely different looks styled head to toe and I could go right ahead and buy all of them- which I did!
KATIE BURNETT | CO-OWNER BULL AND CHINA
Since graduating from college, I was having a hard time getting out of “sporty” clothes and dressing for my body type. It was obvious you gave myself and my clothing a lot of consideration. I am now in LOVE with the old clothes we kept combined with my new clothes! I think you’ve created someone who likes to shop!
STEPHANIE SKELLEY | MEDICAL STUDENT
Thank you so much for your energy and artistic eye during our Sort, Shop & Style. With your help, shopping was a revelatory experience. You helped me see mind opening, fun possibilities. I tried on a few outfits for my husband and he was amazed at how tall and put-together I looked. He is beyond impressed by your talent and skill.
KAT STRAUSS | LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
Scarlet’s Sort, Shop and Style is a must—even after you THINK you have sorted enough yourself. I travel a lot and wanted to be comfortable and stylish. She came up with a plan to make that possible! Scarlet is: passionate, knowledgeable, inspiring, understanding, easy-going, supportive, fashionable, trendy, compassionate, and FUN. Working with her makes me feel: beautiful, inspired, confident, powerful, energized and free!
TRICIA ROGERS | SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
I have been a t-shirt and jeans guy my whole life. While this is a great look for the weekend, I knew I had to upgrade my look for the work world. Luckily, Scarlet helped me early on in my career. I see my wardrobe in a new light. I know what to buy and what sizes to choose. I feel more confident at work and accepted as a pro by my colleagues and clients. I highly recommend Scarlet to help kick start your wardrobe!
WICK ASHLEY | ASHLEY REALTY WORKS
It’s nice to be a part of a larger entity, making an impact in our community of women. Scarlet has strengthened a following of her talents and charisma and we are honored to work with her.
SHERRY LINDER | OWNER, SEAMS TO FIT
I can now fit everything into my closet, which I couldn’t before. That gives me a sense of accomplishment. Words can’t describe how beneficial the Sort, Shop & Style process was for me. The Style session was that final boost I needed to get myself motivated for a return to healthy eating and exercise. I’m more energized and confident already, and it’s been what, 2 weeks? Can’t wait for the future.
EVA CEDER | MEDICAL STUDENT
She not only did her homework before I showed up to the store, but she made what is normally a distasteful experience, actually FUN! Scarlet is a natural and a professional, I’d recommend her to anyone!
RICH | Firefighter
Hiring Scarlet was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. She helped me to clean out the clutter and take a new approach to my wardrobe. She totally gets my style and I am now “put together” even for a trip to the grocery store. Knowing the few key pieces I need has saved me from needless impulse buys, and even though we emptied an entire closet, I have more clothes and outfits to wear than ever before! I have worked retail for 20 years and was surprised at what I learned from Scarlet, plus… we had so much fun!
JULIE UDELL | DISTRICT MANAGER, LUCY ACTIVEWEAR
At 63 I find it harder to find clothes that fit my taste and my body. Working with Scarlet is like having a fashionable friend (or daughter) who has an eye for “on trend,” understands my taste, and knows what will look good on me. She helps me recognize pieces to “retire,” makes great outfits of what’s left, and offers suggestions for pieces that will fill in the gaps. Money–and time–well spent. I have saved both with her!
JAN | Professional Creative
My new style identity and outfits get me compliments, but it’s about something much deeper. I’m going into meetings more self assured. I’m standing my ground with challenging people. I am more assertive in getting new work. I feel more respect for myself, which trickles down into everything. I knew that working on the visual aspect of my life would be life-changing, so I waited to find just the right person to help me. I’m glad I waited for you, Scarlet. Your experience and instinct for style, your friendly and enthusiastic demeanor and your non-judgmental ways all helped. I love it!
Scarlet is amazing. Our first meeting involved a hard edit on my existing closet, clearing the clutter of things that just weren’t right for my body type. It was liberating! Next step was adding the details necessary to turn what remained into a great, well rounded wardrobe. Scarlet makes the process fun, and has in turn made me feel so much more comfortable in my clothes.
DONNA | Education
As someone who doesn’t like to shop, I get overwhelmed with too many choices. Having Scarlet gently but firmly work with me through my closet, resurrecting *some* items I hadn’t worn in ages gave us clear direction. We went shopping quickly and decisively–all good! I admit that I enjoy the compliments. Not to mention my interchangeable wardrobe and unbelievably comfortable AND stylish new boots for walking the hills in Portland & San Francisco!
MARY | Bookstore Employee, Mother, and Activist
Before Scarlet came in with her amazing stylist powers I was constantly buying random pieces based on trends. Most purchases were without thought. I rarely assessed fit, cut, style, fabric or how I would integrate the pieces into my wardrobe. With her guidance, I’ve learned how to focus on acquiring key pieces, understanding when to invest in a garment and when not to. I have saved myself from numerous bad shopping decisions (and saved lots of $$). Less really is more!
I did not know it was possible for me to look so cool. I’m feeling more confident in my clothes and the bright colors are refreshing too. It is an interesting feeling to be more conscious about wardrobe choices. Thank you for giving me the tools to be more purposeful in my daily life!
JUAN | A Really Cool Guy!
A second, non-biased opinion of my wardrobe from a holistic perspective really helped me to wrap my brain around the bigger goals. I had been needing help and since working with Scarlet, I’m far less frustrated on a daily basis. I also realized on a recent trip to NYC that for the first time, I felt prepared! As a result of your guidance I have a growing collection of clothes that are versatile, flattering, and make me feel great.
KARA | Designer
I’m so glad I hired Scarlet to help me invest in a small interchangeable wardrobe of things I love. I saved both time and money by shopping all at once instead of spending on individual pieces that don’t coordinate with anything else. I get at least one compliment on my clothes every single day – no exaggeration!
I feel much more confident shopping for styles that compliment my body. Instead of just picking items out because I think they are cute or stylish, I now consider how they will fit and look on my body. I also have a greater interest in purchasing items that are better quality and longer lasting; Like items that fit within my wardrobe and compliment the things I already own!
I have started to discover my style thanks to Scarlet’s guidance and inspiration. I have found myself pairing and wearing things that I would not have chosen on my own, and that I have come to love. Scarlet helped me lay a great foundation and I am excited to continue my journey and keep refining my style!
I had you come over to help me pack for my trip to France. You inspired me to think critically and creatively about my outfits. You used what I had in my closet and opened my eyes to new things, like how an interesting shoe can dress-up an otherwise casual look. Normally I would have paired jeans and comfortable shoes, but you inspired me to wear my wedges, and gave me that permission and confidence. I had so much fun on my trip and part of my enjoyment came from the clothes I packed.
After my son was born I went through a very frumpy stage of my life. At my Sort we spent an entire afternoon purging clothes that did not meet my current needs or properly fit my new body.. We used the clothing I had left to create appropriate outfits and made a targeted list of items that would round out my closet, all within an affordable budget. Not only did Scarlet execute with efficiency, she did so delicately (i.e. did not trample my big ol’ ego). Now I know how to make educated purchases with intention.
Very soon after I began working with Scarlet, my confidence had already improved tremendously – and I hadn’t even completed her wonderful Sort, Shop & Style package yet! I was so thrilled with all the fabulous outfits she selected for me and how I looked in them that I felt entirely confident that once I started wearing those outfits, I could walk into any hip restaurant in Portland and women would notice me. She has a wealth of knowledge and resources to share, and the whole experience has been interesting, educational, and above all, FUN!
KEVIN | FInance
I’m in my late fifties and really needed to update my wardrobe. I had several sizes in my closet and styles that just didn’t work on me anymore. The biggest benefit of the Sort, Shop and Style is that now everything in my closet fits me and works! Scarlet helped me to let go of about 1/2 of my closet and gave me a short list of things I needed to fill in the gaps. Now I have outfits for every occasion. It’s a huge weight lifted!