55 episodes

Founder and CEO of MFD Style, a Boston-based wardrobe consulting business, Maria DiLorenzo unpacks the intersection of her 3 great loves: psychology, spirituality, and style.

Above & Beyond Style Maria DiLorenzo

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Founder and CEO of MFD Style, a Boston-based wardrobe consulting business, Maria DiLorenzo unpacks the intersection of her 3 great loves: psychology, spirituality, and style.

    S5: E5 Take a Shopping Pause

    S5: E5 Take a Shopping Pause

    In this week's episode, I share some recent small steps I've taken and seeing how they might unlock the "next right thing". As we continue to explore the number 5's change energy, I wondered about how it might feel to take an intentional purchasing pause to look at my wardrobe with a new set of eyes. Could a shopping pause provide a useful respite to reevaluate my own style? Could this be the right next step?

    You might also like to listen to S1: E12 Curating a Closet You Love.

    I reference Emily P. Freeman's books The Next Right Thing and How to Walk Into a Room.

    To learn more about Maria and her work (which includes hiring her to help you pack!), follow her on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@mfd_style⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠the web⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to her emails, too!

    • 27 min
    S5: E4 Traveling Light

    S5: E4 Traveling Light

    This week, we explore another next step in our style journey...what if we used travel as a mini-exercise to experiment with our style? In this episode, Missy and I provide you with 5 travel hacks to help you pack light and select clothing with more purpose. We guarantee you'll find some key takeaways to try for yourself!

    We also reference suitcase stackers (or packing cubes) in the episode; you might like to try these!

    To learn more about Maria and her work (which includes hiring her to help you pack!), follow her on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@mfd_style⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠the web⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to her emails, too!

    To connect with Missy, you can ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠email⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ her (drcarrick@gmail.com).

    • 43 min
    S5: E3 The Wrong Shoe Theory

    S5: E3 The Wrong Shoe Theory

    This week, Dr. Melissa Carrick (welcome back, Missy!) and I talk about signs and how we make meaning of them. After a recent style challenge, Missy came to a realization about her style (and life) through our work together! Then we chat all about Allison Bornstein’s Wrong Shoe Theory, which opens up a new way of thinking about “right vs. wrong” and playing with an unexpected shoe choice as the right next step.

    You might like to read Allison's book, Wear It Well.
    To learn more about Maria and her work, follow her on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@mfd_style⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠the web⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to her emails, too!
    To connect with Missy, you can ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠email⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ her (drcarrick@gmail.com).

    • 46 min
    S5: E2 Letting Go of Style Rules

    S5: E2 Letting Go of Style Rules

    The number 5 has to do with rapid change, and I take a deep dive into its meaning and what it has to do with this season's topic: how can the right next (small) step open the door to bigger style transformation? I give you 5 (of course 5!) examples of style rules we could let go of to take a small next step toward more authentic style.

    To learn more about Maria and her work, follow her on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@mfd_style⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠the web⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to her emails, too!

    • 30 min
    S5: E1 The Right Next Step

    S5: E1 The Right Next Step

    So good to be back with you all for Season 5, where we get to dig even deeper into conversations around style, change, and life decisions. In this episode, I share my story about why the number 5 has come to mean (for me!) taking the Right Next Step. Influenced and informed by the two books (linked below), I am excited to share how taking the right next step could not only change your style, but might also change your life. *Please note that I misname the title of Emily P. Freeman's book in this episode. It is correctly named and linked below!

    To learn more about Maria and her work, follow her on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@mfd_style⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠the web⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to her emails, too!

    Check out these two books that are referenced in the episode:

    Laura Lynne Jackson: Signs

    Emily P. Freeman: The Next Right Thing

    • 27 min
    S4: E10 Clear the Channel + What to Bring

    S4: E10 Clear the Channel + What to Bring

    To make way for big change, sometimes we have to clear a path for it to arrive. Dr. Melissa Carrick and I talk about "the purge" so we can clear the channel for those Yes + No messages to come in. Missy offers a great practice for us to try, and in turn, we discuss what to bring along going forward. This includes great packing tips!

    To learn more about Maria and her work, follow her on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@mfd_style⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠the web⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to her emails, too!

    To connect with Missy, you can ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠email⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ her (drcarrick@gmail.com).

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

LASS Wardrobe ,

From One Stylist to Another

I write this review as a love letter to Maria and this podcast. So often being a VIP Image Consulting and Services Coach I feel rather alone working this magic. Having Maria on my podcast The Wardrobe Muse was amazing and we realized we speak the same love language of clothing, fashion, function and sustainability as well as having some personal touch points. It is a small world after all. I love to hear Maria speak on this subject in this podcast as it so resonates with how I speak to my clients. Often trying to normalize hiring a person to coach you with image and wardrobe feels like a job in itself. This kind of podcast and content is so rich in helping all women all over the world see that asking for help can be a fun filled learning experience. Keep up the great content Maria. And I cannot wait to be a guest on Above and Beyond. Let’s continue the conversation.

Willdav5 ,

Nice work!

I’m so happy I discovered this podcast! Looking forward to next season! Going to miss my weekly dose!

AMTM2014 ,

A second look

Maria has a genuine and thoughtful way of helping you to take a second look at your wardrobe. I’ve never truly considered how what you choose to wear is a reflection of your inner self, but I am starting to do that now. I love the way Maria weaves her personal journey into her tips using her warm nature to draw you in. I can’t wait to hear more!

Top Podcasts In Arts

Fresh Air
NPR
The Moth
The Moth
McCartney: A Life in Lyrics
iHeartPodcasts and Pushkin Industries
99% Invisible
Roman Mars
Fantasy Fangirls
Fantasy Fangirls
RISK!
RISK!

You Might Also Like