The Stylish Chick was founded to empower women to present an image that speaks before they even say a word. Knowing the colors and clothing styles that flatter you, you’ll honor who you are on the outside and allow your best internal qualities to shine through. 

Understanding your personal style keeps you in control of your narrative and creates memorability for those who encounter you. In the professional world, we refer to this as your personal branding, and your image is an integral piece of your brand.

dress for the life you want.

Express yourself intentionally.

Personal branding is an ongoing process of creating an impression in the minds of others that evokes feelings. People will size you up in mere seconds on their internal scales of trustworthiness, confidence, knowledge, and personability. If their perception is high on those measures, you’re more likely to get their positive attention, establish rapport, gain a referral, or be sought after as an expert in your field. 

So, whether you are a realtor building a team or seeking high-end clientele, a corporate executive who wants to be seen for your leadership, a goal-getting entrepreneur, or a community leader, you must consider what story your image is telling others. How do you want to linger in the minds of those you meet?

The adage holds true:

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. 

The Stylish Chick is here to educate, equip, and empower you through a transformative style experience that will make your daily dressing fun and stress-free. 

You’ll discover the power and joy of a closet filled with colors and choices that always work! Putting your best self forward will affect every interaction you have and ensure you radiate unforgettable confidence.

“The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.”

-Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)

About me,

Barbara Ellis

Some people only dream of a career they love. I’m one of the lucky ones living their dream, and it’s in full color! 

At a young age, inspired by my Grandma Betty, a fashion-forward boutique owner in LA, I began my fascination with color, fabrics, and texture. After pursuing my higher education in a design field, I journeyed down the paths of corporate retail, interior design and as an executive coach for an accessory company. 

The journey I took to where I’ve arrived has been a literal one! I’ve moved over 20 times in my life and cross-country four times! I certainly believe everything that happens to us is for us. And living on both coasts and everywhere in between has taught me adaptability and relatability. 

Today, my husband and supporter, Jeff, and I call Tampa Bay our home. The sunny shores of Florida were the perfect place to establish my studio and settle this stylish chick into her nest. 

- Barbara

I’ve had the pleasure of so many people sitting in my studio chair and watching their faces light up, as they see that style IS for them and that the framework they leave with empowers them to step out each day with renewed confidence. No more closet angst. No more clothes that don’t fit or feel right. My clients know that their daily style wins set the tone for that day’s success. 

Looking and feeling your best can be easy, whatever your lifestyle, budget, and body type. I can’t wait to meet you and celebrate the process of discovering the stylish chick inside you!

(some fun facts about me)

The Style-List

favorite snack

Nachos, because they're the snack version of tacos

Hand over that cocktail

Make mine a dirty martini.

Make-up must-haves

Lipstick, mascara, and blush!

The accessory I’d feel naked without

Good earrings are as necessary as good undergarments.

Hey, DJ! Turn that up!

80's pop, hair bands, reggae, and some modern dance beats.

Favorite Fragrances

Baccarat Rouge 540 or Dime Beauty 7 Summers Dupe (clean & non-toxic)

On the big screen

Pass the tissue for a rom-com. I’m also a sucker for a good action flick. 

Celeb style influence

Sarah Jessica Parker has excellent style.

book a service

and The Stylish Chick is ready to help! 

Your style story starts today

Getting dressed has never been so easy (or fun!)

Success Stories


“As a community leader and business owner, I realize how I show up is important to how the dedication to my message is perceived and received. I love to shop but found while I had tons of clothes, I only felt great in a handful of them. A two-hour appointment with Barbara to help me discover the colors I step into best was eye-opening! I look at my wardrobe and new purchases through different lenses. I’m making wiser shopping decisions, and I can’t wait to do a full style consultation with her next.”

- Geneva Maresma

“I remember my mother getting her colors done when I was younger, and I was fascinated with the process. Going through everything with Barbara has changed my shopping experience when it comes to clothing and makeup. I don’t just grab something off the shelf: I strategically make purchases now. Thank you so much, Barbara.”

-Abi Merkle

“My friend and I had a wonderful time having our colors analyzed by Barbara Ellis. The service and goody bag to go home are WELL worth the expense. I have had THE BEST LUCK shopping now that I’m equipped with the power of color.”

-Keren Sharlow

“If I could sum up my experience in one word, it would be transformational! From the beginning of understanding color analysis to seeing some of my favorite colors on myself, I’ve gained such confidence in the colors of my clothing that make me look my best. Thank you, Barbara, for helping me feel confident in my work polos or dressing up any chance I get! You are amazing!”

-Amarilys Morales