Happy day, lovely reader! I think the number one question I am asked is "How can I look more slender?"(Its corollary is "How can I look taller?") These two are related since if you look taller, you look skinnier, and vice versa. Think about a stretchy doll... The longer you stretch it, the skinnier it… Continue reading Style Tips to Look Thinner
Happy day, dear reader! Denim. Boy do we Americans love our jeans! Not just us, but the whole world loves denim. I am happy if I can wear it everyday, sometimes jeans, sometimes my jean jacket, chambray shirt, or tote bag. A daily denim fix may be the way my little bit of relaxed personality… Continue reading Denim on Denim
Good day, dear reader! Here's to a lovely spring (or fall if you are in the southern hemisphere)! I admit. I have a handbag problem. I know women who own one purse, and when that one is worn out, go buy another one. Part of me wishes I were that practical, but one bag for… Continue reading Handbag Wardrobe
Happy day, dear reader! Seasons are changing here, and I am in the process of cleaning and storing my winter-only clothes, and starting to put together my spring capsule wardrobe. I grew up in a distinctly 4 season climate, and working my capsules helps me maintain that 4 season feel, even now that I live… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule
Hello, dear reader! Floral prints are everywhere this spring (like many springs)! Want to dip you toes in the floral trend, but are pattern wary? Or maybe you love florals, but want to wear them in a new way that feels more modern? Try one of these if florals are a challenge for you... Find… Continue reading Tips for Styling Floral Prints
Dear reader, Years ago, my mother-in-law and I were out shopping. We were looking at an overpriced and flat-out ugly item. Her comment was that is was for someone with "more dollars than sense." I see outfits like those all the time... Expensive and often trendy outfits that wear the woman in them. Many people… Continue reading What Style is NOT!
Good day, dear reader! To tell an uncomfortable truth: Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants. (Is three the magic number?) I know I will probably get hate mail over this. I understand. Leggings are comfy. Leggings are everywhere. We love our leggings. I love mine, too. But I don't… Continue reading Leggings are Not Pants
Some of the nicest people I know are! Happy day, dear reader! I know a woman who calls herself a Seasonal Slob. She is a summer-loving lady, even when that means 95 degree heat and 95% humidity. She does better in the warm weather and hates to be cold. If you met her in the… Continue reading Are You a Seasonal Slob?
Dearest reader, Wouldn't it be nice if you could just wish a stylish and flattering wardrobe into being? Wishing may not make it happen, but it can help! I suggest to friends and clients that they keep a Wardrobe Wish List (WWL). It can help you improve your style and make the wardrobe of your… Continue reading How a Wish List Can Help Your Style
Hello stylish reader! I hope you are having a peace-filled day. Over the recent long weekend, hubby and I ran away to Asheville, North Carolina for a getaway. We had planned to take a trip for our 25th wedding anniversary last November, but my mother decided that for our anniversary, she would gift us a… Continue reading Packing for Asheville