Style Spotlight: It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Passion or your Style

Urban Darling Presents Marion Campisi…

Offering Sophistication Across the Style Spectrum to Silicon Valley and Surrounding Areas


When my daughters, one by one, went off to college, I was left with the burning question: “What am I going to do now?”  “Who am I going to be now?”  I shared my questions with my husband.  He looked at me like I was a little bit crazy, not quite understanding what I meant.   What I  was really asking myself was “What is my passion?”  While I was able to be at home with my girls for much of their childhoods, I did have a few jobs along the way.  I was a sandwich maker in a deli, a legal assistant, and even a law enforcement backgrounder. All these jobs helped to pay the bills, but were they my passion? Not by a longshot.

While pondering the question of  what to do with the rest of my life, or at least the next chapter, with a friend over a glass of Pinot, she said to me “Why don’t you become a professional stylist?  You’re so great with putting outfits together!”   Talk about a lightbulb moment.  I was a little surprised that I hadn’t thought of it on my own.   I couldn’t wait to get started. To be able to combine my love of all things fashion with my desire to empower and create confidence in other women? Jackpot!

We live in a society that is obsessed with youth and unattainable standards of beauty (I’m talking to you Photoshop), along with a media that is constantly telling us what’s wrong with us.  Consequently, it can be easy to become overly critical of our physical selves.   I’m being honest when I say that no one notices that extra 5 lbs. you’ve put on or that you have a long torso.  Do I always practice what I preach?  Most days I do, but I am human after all and therefore susceptible to over analyzing my own “figure flaws”.  I will say that I have become much more accepting of my own body after working with so many women who have fit, healthy bodies and still see “flaws”.  My clients have helped me as much as I am helping them.

I specialize in helping women look “hip & happening”. This applies to women of any age. Younger women often think they need to dress older than they are in order to be taken seriously. More mature women often think that they can’t participate in trends or styles they love because they’re “too old”.  Booooo!  I don’t like rules, never have.  Find your own individual style.   The key to true style is expressing yourself while maintaining a balance that’s right for you.

It’s never too late to find your passion or your style.   We only have to look within and be willing to take a leap of faith.  I love helping women take that leap, and help them look fabulous along the way.

The wardrobe stylists at Urban Darling have one goal: to connect you with your style.  Let us build a wardrobe you can count on™.


  1. Kathrine Eldridge says:

    What an amazing read! I love that you say there are no rules. Absolutely! Your clients are so lucky to have you. :)

  2. It’s wonderful to find a passion and incorporate it into your own business! Very rewording!
    Maybe one rule: Wear what makes you happy and confident!
    You look fabulous Marion! I enjoyed reading your blog and found it cute and funny how different your jobs along the way were.

  3. First off, like you have kids in college! You look too young to have college kids :) I wanna know what you do to your skin because I’m starting that regiment today! hehehe seriously though….I wanna know. I hope I look half as good as you do when my girls head off for college someday! And I feel ya on the Deli job, been there and worked that job myself….ham or turkey anyone? lol You are so right when you say you became more accepting of your body after seeing girls with perfect bodies still finding flaws, I use to get on myself about a lil chub here or there but when I seen like you said girls with perfect bodies being hard on themselves it made me realize, confidence is key :) It’s good to love yourself and show others you love yourself, I really think that can help to show people they can learn they can build confidence in themselves too. That is what I think makes being a stylist so cool, you can do what you love but you are helping people grow to into a more confident version of themselves through style. Hearing your story Marion is very inspiring to me personally, I just assumed you had always been a stylist, so it was nice to hear that what you already had a passion for, you turned into a career. I hope someday I am able to do the same :) Great post!!~!~!

    • Oh Alicia, you are too kind! I’ll just say that I started young (23) and thank God for modern advances in skincare technology. I’m so touched to hear that I’ve inspired you. You couldn’t have given me a nicer compliment. Thank you so much for your comment! xoxo

  4. Carly Montoya says:

    What a great read, Marion! You and I have some things in common. I, too, asked those questions. For me, it was the end of 2009. Coming into a new decade, turning 40, my daughter graduating from high school, and my youngest 10 yrs younger than my middle child. It’s never too late to do what you are passionate about.

    Your clients are so lucky to have you.

  5. It’s fantastic to feel passionate about your work! Great insights about women and how we relate to our bodies. And I love your top :-).

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