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™.

Written by Marion Campisi