My apologies for the squinty shot... The fifth definition of signature on Dictionary.com is any unique, distinguishing aspect, feature, or mark. We identify ourselves on legal documents by our written signature, and others identify us by our style signature, or signatures. Even a "flaw" can be a signature. Think about Cindy Crawford and her beauty mark. Iris Apfel's enormous round glasses are… Continue reading What’s Your Style Signature?
Shoes, shoes, SHOES! Some people love 'em, and cannot imagine life without a variety. Others see them as a necessity to cover their feet to get into stores and restaurants. The latter are usually the ones asking me what shoes do I really need? (Read: How few can I get away with owning?) As with… Continue reading Shoe Wardrobe
(AKA: Black is NOT the Only Chic Color!) Black, black, black, black, black. Black, black, black, black, black, black, black. It probably comes in black. It only comes in black. We only have it in black. No, I am not talking about the Model T, or the first telephone. I am talking about the tyranny… Continue reading Myths About Wearing Black
Back in December, a reporter from our local paper asked me for three tips to look more stylish without leaving the house. After some digging, I discovered he meant without spending any money, although I can do that without leaving home! Thank you, Internet... As that article was going into the business section of the… Continue reading 5 Tips to Look More Stylish
My apologies for the delayed publication of this post... I'd love to blame Technical Difficulties, but it really comes down to Operator Error. Gone are the days where women or men had one outfit for Sunday Best, and another for the rest of the week. Now we have closets full of clothes, and people regularly… Continue reading Occasions of Dress
The seeming insanity of the fashion world... Last fall, when fashiondom was all about Spring /Summer 2018, we mere mortals were all thinking about whether or not a new snow shovel was in style for the coming winter. Just as we are beginning to thaw out from the most recent cold snap to imagine that… Continue reading Fashion Seasons vs. Calendar Seasons
I have what Rudyard Kipling called in The Elephant's Child, 'satiable curtiosity. I am curious about everything, so last fall, when the Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows were in the news, I was making notes. Not looking for clothing! Just noting what style inspirations, colors, and ideas were showing on the runways. Like most of us,… Continue reading My Spring and Summer Style Picks (A Work In Progress)
When people find out that one of my services is Personal Shopping, they have one of two reactions... "Ooooh, that's fun!" or "I need you. I HATE to shop." Shopping can be fun, or at least less painful for those who hate it, but my shopping methods are probably different from your average trip to… Continue reading How Do I Shop?
This weekend is my 55th Birthday! I am so excited!!! I know that sounds nuts; everyone else I know is complaining about getting older, but I'm such a kid at heart. I love my birthday. I don't care what the number is, and I'm not embarrassed about my age, or apologetic. I loved turning 40,… Continue reading Beauty & Style Advice for my 30 Y/O Self
I know florals for spring are a recurring trend, but wow. Gucci went over-the-top, madly floral from head to toe in Spring/Summer of 2016, and has continued with that theme. It has finally bloomed across (sorry) the mass-market ready-to-wear that most us shop. Above, you can see a few I have fallen in love with...… Continue reading Trend Watch-Floral Blouses