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Above & Beyond Style

Above & Beyond Style

By Maria DiLorenzo

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.
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S4: E6 When The Time Comes

Above & Beyond Style Oct 11, 2023

S4: E10 Clear the Channel + What to Bring
Nov 29, 202346:41
S4: E9 The Language of Yes and No
Nov 22, 202353:58
S4: E8 Trying On Change (solo episode)
Oct 25, 202319:20
S4: E7 Trust + Inner Knowing as an Entrepreneur

S4: E7 Trust + Inner Knowing as an Entrepreneur

This week, Dr. Melissa Carrick and I are joined by her husband, Zeke Phillips, to dig deep into entrepreneurship. Through their storytelling, we learn more about Missy's recent sabbatical, how to redefine success, and the power of trusting our inner knowing. You won't want to miss this episode!

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 (

Zeke Phillips is a 3rd generation entrepreneur who has an extensive background in healing and culinary arts, working in many top restaurants in the Baltimore area.  In addition, he is certified as a health coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  He is passionate about supporting others to live a life of health and vitality.  He is the proud co-founder of Carrick Health, an integrative chiropractic clinic in Baltimore since 2009.  When not working, Zeke can be found surfing in his home state of Maryland or in his favorite village in Costa Rica.

Oct 18, 202301:07:40
S4: E6 When The Time Comes
Oct 11, 202340:12
S4: E5 Finding Home Among the Waves
Oct 04, 202343:43
S4: E4 The Whisper, The Pause + The Reimagining of Change
Sep 27, 202343:56
S4: E3 The Metaphor of Surfing
Sep 20, 202354:21
S4: E2 The Waves of Change with Dr. Melissa Carrick
Sep 13, 202349:34
S4: E1 Riding the Waves of Change
Sep 06, 202325:17
S3: E13 Listener Intel: What Gets You Off Track
May 16, 202330:21
S3: E12 The Psychology of Authentic Style
May 09, 202328:20
S3: E11 The Minimalist, the Maximilist, & the Moderate
May 02, 202325:45
S3: E10 Choosing Entrepreneurism Part 2

S3: E10 Choosing Entrepreneurism Part 2

Let's take a brief break from style pitfalls, as it's been 5 months since I first discussed Choosing Entrepreneurism, and it's time for an update! I recently made a big life transition (sold my home + seeking where-to next!), and it felt appropriate to share more about my spiritual journey as I continue to choose entrepreneurism. I've had several great coaches, mentors, and friends to support me along the way, and this week's episode builds on the importance of a growth mindset and personal healing as business owners.

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

Apr 25, 202331:18
S3: E9 The Pressure to Belong
Apr 18, 202327:32
S3: E8 Too Hard to Handle
Apr 11, 202327:28
S3: E7 The Reserved Only Section
Apr 04, 202322:25
S3: E6 The Multiples Shopper
Mar 21, 202325:27
S3: E5 The "What If" Scenario
Mar 14, 202331:32
S3: E4 Being Influenced + The Power of Suggestion
Mar 07, 202327:45
S3: E3 The Shopping Itch
Feb 28, 202330:41
S3: E2 Buying For The Sale
Feb 21, 202326:09
S3: E1 Getting Off Track From Authentic Style
Feb 14, 202316:28
S2: E14 Releasing Shame + Reclaiming Self-Love
Dec 13, 202229:59
S2: E13 Psychological Game of Sizing
Dec 06, 202222:39
S2: E12 Shopping Secondhand Sunday
Nov 22, 202228:36
S2: E11 Choosing Entrepreneurism
Nov 15, 202220:49
S2: E10 The Spirituality of Style with Lindsay Morlock
Nov 08, 202249:28
S2: E9 Self-Discovery Through Delight with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP

S2: E9 Self-Discovery Through Delight with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP

Lisa McCrohan is an Integrative Coach, Somatic Experiencing Psychotherapist, author, and poet. She works with clients all over the world - both individuals and organizations - to follow what delights their hearts and lead lives they deeply love at home and work. She is the author of two books: Gems of Delight and Your Light is Rising. She recently started a podcast called Delightful - it's where science and psychology meet spirituality and creativity. Her whole intention for Delightful is to offer listeners a poetic experience for their nervous systems to be soothed and gently reinvigorated. Lisa lives in Middletown, Maryland with her husband, two children, and their dog, Sherlock, with the mountains outside their back door.

You can find Lisa on the web ( to learn all about her poetry, publications, and coaching. 

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

Nov 01, 202257:51
S2: E8 Owning Your Style Aesthetic with Kate Hammer of Kate Hammer Consulting, LLC
Oct 25, 202248:31
S2: E7 Authentic Storytelling with Christina Ferguson, Founder of Parable
Oct 18, 202236:56
S2: E6 Personal Branding with Janika LeMaitre of The Better Professional
Oct 11, 202251:22
S2: E5 The Power of Color with Rebecca Reid of Colorpolitan
Oct 04, 202244:18
S2: E4 A Transformational Mindset with Lisa Ann Schraffa Santin of LASS Wardrobe
Sep 27, 202249:11
S2: E3 Simplicity & Beauty with JoEllen Woods

S2: E3 Simplicity & Beauty with JoEllen Woods

Confidence Coach and Seint Artist JoEllen Woods is a wife of 19 years and mother of 4. After living abroad with her family in New Zealand and Italy and traveling the world, she has come to appreciate a simpler lifestyle. Living in and visiting other countries has helped her hone in on her style and beauty routine. She loves helping women look put together and polished by sharing simple style and basic beauty tips that evaluate how they look and feel. She believes that when you feel good, you do good! We need more women to shine their light. 

You can find JoEllen on all the major social media platforms (@iamjoellen) or on her blog. You can also learn more about her makeup color matching here

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

Sep 20, 202232:43
S2: E2 Exploring Made-to-Measure Clothing with Julie Mallatt of J.Hilburn

S2: E2 Exploring Made-to-Measure Clothing with Julie Mallatt of J.Hilburn

Julie Mallatt is a native midwesterner, who now resides in Boston, MA, where she is an Executive Partner with J.Hilburn, a men's custom clothing brand. As a men's stylist for the last 12+ years, she eliminates the traditional retail store by working directly with her clients via appointment (virtual or in-person). She will measure and assist with curating a wardrobe from work-week to weekend that is uniquely the client's own. J.Hilburn also prides itself on a sustainable model of fashion by making one custom piece at a time versus producing multiple garments in a variety of sizes. 

Host Note: Julie and I had a further conversation regarding gender identity that was not captured in this episode. We wanted to make a point of clarification for our listeners. J.Hilburn will make clothing for anyone within the parameters of the brand, and it is worth noting that their patterns are built from a male body. For example, there are no darts at the chest area on a shirt, as opposed to what you might find on a women's shirt. Clients may need tailoring and can always return the garment if not satisfied. 

Julie can be found on the web. For those who might be interested in becoming a stylist with J.Hilburn, please contact Julie for more information. Gift certificates are also available for purchase. 

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

Sep 13, 202240:52
S2: E1 Strengths + Style, with Erin Stoll of StyleThiefFashion
Sep 06, 202249:38
S1: E12 Curating a Closet You Love
Apr 18, 202232:52
S1: E11 Getting Out of a Style Rut
Apr 11, 202223:34
S1: E10 Wardrobe Re-Entry
Apr 04, 202223:32
S1: E9 Sustainable Style

S1: E9 Sustainable Style

There is no question that the fashion industry impacts both people and planet on a significant level. This week's episode brings awareness to our own consumer behaviors, especially in the United States, and how we can embrace better sustainable practices and behaviors going forward.

Perhaps you consider:

  • Watching The True Cost documentary
  • Explore using the Cladwell app to track and catalog your wardrobe
  • Build a capsule wardrobe, be an outfit repeater, and wear what you have!
  • Check out Classic Six New York (use MFDXCLASSICSIX10 for 10% off)
  • Research local donation sites who can place your goods into immediate use
  • Shop secondhand via ThredUP, Poshmark, TheRealReal, or thrift stores
  • Try a "no buy" month 
Mar 28, 202231:35
S1: E8 The Secret to Authentic Style
Mar 21, 202221:48
S1: E7 Shifting the Self-Talk Narrative
Mar 14, 202223:04
S1: E6 Working with MFD Style
Mar 07, 202230:30
S1: E5 The Clothes We Keep
Feb 28, 202222:29
S1: E4 Grief & Style
Feb 21, 202220:24
S1: E3 Wear What You Mean To Say
Feb 14, 202217:36
S1: E2 Using Wardrobe as a Tool for Support
Feb 08, 202216:33
S1: E1 Where My Story & Style Intersect
Jan 31, 202225:53
January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022

Jan 25, 202200:52