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Pluses and Pitfalls of Online Shopping (or Caveat Online Emptor!)

Happy day, dear reader! On the radio recently, there was a fascinating discussion about shopping malls in America, and the changes they are making to survive in our ever increasing culture of online shopping. One economist predicted that in the next five years, a quarter of the malls in this country will go under. I… Continue reading Pluses and Pitfalls of Online Shopping (or Caveat Online Emptor!)

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What’s Your Spending Style?

Happy day, dear reader! When I meet new clients, we do a personality assessment, a lifestyle analysis, and a values exercise. And we talk about their budget. Even after learning so much about them, a new facet emerges when we get into the closet... Where I learn about his or her spending personality. What's a… Continue reading What’s Your Spending Style?

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Happy day, fabulous readers! It's that time again... Valentine's Day is around the proverbial corner. Back in December, I had the privilege of pulling some style picks for Augusta Magazine to be featured in their February issue. That was a real trick in the weeks running up to Christmas, when all stores are focused on… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Rack with Clothing Blue, White, Wine and Teal
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My Spring and Summer Style Picks (A Work In Progress)

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)

Polyvore of Colorful Floral Blouses and Accessories
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Trend Watch-Floral Blouses

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