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Eco-Friendly Wardrobe Secrets:
Keep it Clean & Green (Part 2 of 3)

The environmental impact of your wardrobe doesn’t stop at production: Until I did some research it had never occurred to me that how I cleaned my clothes had such a significant impact on how environmentally friendly they were. I knew, of course, that dry cleaning used intense chemicals and that anything that involved heat required extra energy, but I hadn’t realized how much!

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Eco-Friendly Wardrobe Secrets You Never Knew (Part 1 of 3)

A year or so ago I read an incredibly enlightening book, “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion,” by Elizabeth Cline. I was both mesmerized and appalled as I read page after page of well-researched information about what has happened to the world of fashion and the far reaching impact of our changing approach to buying clothes. Continue reading…

Impulse or Inspiration?
How to make sure you wear what you buy

Do you find your wardrobe at the mercy of impulse purchases? Cambridge Dictionary defines an impulse buy as, “something you buy suddenly and without thinking carefully.” My definition when it comes to your wardrobe is an item you enthusiastically purchase but never wear—its home becomes the bottom of your closet where all the other impulse items reside.

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Categorized: Fashion, Tips & Tools

Are You a Scarf Person?

Are you intrigued by scarves, but don’t wear them because they feel fussy, messy and bulky? Do you wonder if scarves are worth the trouble and investment (no matter how small), or are they a trend you should ignore?

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Categorized: Fashion, Tips & Tools

3 Wardrobe Resolutions You Can Practice Every Day of the Year

Have your New Year resolutions already fallen by the wayside? Did you enthusiastically get on the treadmill for a week and are now draping clothing on it in a futile attempt to hide it so you don’t feel guilty? Did you commit to clean out your closet or sort through all the books on your bookshelf, but somehow the days have flown by and everything is still where it was?

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What Not to Wear to the Gym

Whether you are firmly entrenched in a regular workout routine or you have made a New Year resolution to get moving, the topic of what to wear while you are working out is always timely.

I’ll be honest. I have not been a fan of working out. I know for some people it’s a must and they cannot imagine not doing it, but that has not been true for me most of my life. Continue reading…

Is Black and White Flattering on You?

It seems that nearly every season black and white, despite the fact that it is one of the hardest contrast levels to pull off successfully, is touted as the go-to color combination.

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3 Self Check-In’s to Make 2015 Epic

2015 is nearly here! How fast did this year go? With each passing day it seems that you resurface at dinner time or later after a sea of meetings, carpools, family events, holiday preparations and an occasional crisis (hopefully minor) here or there. It is so easy for a week, month or year go by and wonder where did it go and what did I do that was rejuvenating and fun. The end of another year should be a time to celebrate not a time to collapse on the nearest couch with a sigh of relief.

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Stop Slouching: 7 Steps to Better Posture

Stand Up Straight! We’ve all heard it (thanks, Mom!) and we’ve all said it to someone at some point. We’re talking, of course, about posture. Continue reading…

How to Take a Great Selfie

Whether ‘Thelma and Louise’ or Taylor Swift started it, this is a selfie world. While there are some tasteless uses of it such as funeral selfies and such, there is a fashionable and classic way to have fun with this eternal trend.

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Wow, you are really good on the colors. I bought this scarf before I had my colors in hand – I checked against my color palate and you are completely right there is too much purple for me. Your comments are always on target and so tactful! Very impressive. I will look for something along the lines of your suggestion and promise never to go shopping without my colors in hand. Lynn Wilkinson