Tips & Tools

Create Comfort and Joy in Your Holiday Wardrobe

‘O tidings of comfort and joy’… It’s that time of year and, as expressed in the popular Christmas carol, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,’ we all want tidings of comfort…

4 Clever Tools to Make Getting Dressed Easier

Do you ever get dressed and think things like, “Will anyone notice that this ___________ (fill in the blank with your favorite garment) is getting worn out?,” or “I have…

When Bad Colors Happen to Good People

“Don’t buy that!” That’s what I wanted to say to a woman I saw shopping at a clothing store last week. She was trying on a dress and stood looking…

Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered: Fall 2016 Trend Update

As you might know, I am somewhat disenchanted with the options we have for clothing and trends out there in the retail world. I don’t know what the designers are…

Are You Making These 5 Makeup Mistakes?

I was 30 before I learned how to wear makeup. Before that, with the exception of mascara, most of my attempts were somewhat frightening. I remember when I was in…

Is Your T-Shirt Your Body’s Best Friend or Arch Enemy?

Last month I talked about the growing popularity of the athleisure trend. Dressing casually seems to be one of the most challenging experiences for so many women, don’t you agree?…

Beyond Your Swimsuit: How to Dress for the Beach

It’s beach time here and I live one block from the ocean. About two weeks ago, with the first signs of temperatures above 70 degrees, I watched hordes of people…

Are White Pants for You?

No one is neutral when it comes to white pants. How about you? Are you excited the first time you wear them after a long winter or do you avoid…

Make the Ordinary Extraordinary

Many years ago I drove a station wagon. At the time, I was doing a lot of bridal makeup and I thought it would make it easier to load the…

Legs are In…But What If You Don’t Want to Bare Yours?

I have found that, as we get older, we are not always as keen on showing our bare legs as we once were—I definitely count myself among this group. We…

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