Business Dress, Color, Travel

Ways to Break the Black Habit

Happy day, dear reader! What's your favorite color? Now, what's your favorite color to wear? Frequently, these are two completely different answers. But why? So many women I know answer that their favorite color to wear is black. Maybe they've been seduced by the dark side, or maybe they've just fallen prey to the Myths… Continue reading Ways to Break the Black Habit

Accessories, Seasons, Wardrobe

80/20 Capsule

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

Lifestyle, Seasons

Are You a Seasonal Slob?

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?

Wardrobe

Building a (Wardrobe) House

A lovely woman named Victoria (in a Facebook group I play in) likened building a wardrobe to building a house. She had been having trouble because she had been buying all kinds of lovely things, but still didn't feel like her style was growing. Then she realized those beautiful accessories were like the throw pillows,… Continue reading Building a (Wardrobe) House

Wardrobe

I Need a Hero! (AKA: I’ve Got Nothing to Wear!)

Do you stare into your generous closet and think "I have nothing to wear!"? Some days we are lacking inspiration, but often we have a Heroes/Basics imbalance. Every closet needs both, but when we have too many of one, and not enough of the other, it can be hard to get dressed. What'a a Hero?… Continue reading I Need a Hero! (AKA: I’ve Got Nothing to Wear!)

Lifestyle, Wardrobe

Dressing Stressing to Blessing (Turning Lemons to Lemonade)

Monday morning can be a challenge for anyone. Here are 10 ways to make dressing less stressing and more of a blessing,,, Just try one. And then maybe add another next week. And maybe another after that. Who knows what might happen? 1)  Lay (or hang) out your clothes for tomorrow when getting ready for… Continue reading Dressing Stressing to Blessing (Turning Lemons to Lemonade)

Accessories, Body Shapes, Personality, Wardrobe

Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery?

The familiar quote above is from CC Colton, although others have said similar through the ages. In our social media (especially Pinterest) age, where are the lines between imitation, inspiration, and cultural appropriation? Imitation and Inspiration I will say flat out, that I have no answers here! This is all interpretation, unless you are dealing… Continue reading Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery?

Accessories, Personality

Finishing an Outfit

Common conversation... "How can I make a casual outfit look not sloppy?" "Do you mean casual, but intentionally so?" "YES! That's exactly what I meant! How do I do that?" This conversation, or a variation of it, happens almost weekly! So many women with very casual lifestyles go through their day feeling messy and not… Continue reading Finishing an Outfit