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How to Wear a Dress with Pants

Dresses with Pants — Really? Maybe you’ve seen photos of models or celebrities wearing dresses over jeans and you thought, “Oh! I’m so going to do that.” Or, maybe not.  Perhaps, instead, you’ve thought to yourself that it’s a silly … Continue reading

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Dressing for Holidays at Home

#CFH STYLE Forget #WFH Style. It’s time to CELEBRATE from Home. Do you have your holiday outfit planned and ready? I get it. You’re not going anywhere. But what you wear impacts how you feel. It can be worth dressing up … Continue reading

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Can I Wear White After Labor Day?

The Rule:  Stow Your Whites Until Next Summer Does it still stand? Some rules make very good sense; at least at the time they’re created.  And then… well, things change. Remember the rule of courtesy that said not to phone … Continue reading

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How to dress a pear-shaped body

So They Tell You You’re a Pear:  How to Dress It If this is your body shape, you know just what the “pear” is — you’re fuller below the waist than you are in the upper body. You’ve probably read … Continue reading

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Tights with open toe shoes?

Open-Toe Shoes & Hosiery:  Yes You Can White sandals with suntan-color-reinforced-toe-pantyhose. Can you see it?  If the image makes you cringe, you may be old enough to have a residual memory or two from the 1980’s fashion police (it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Color Trends

What to Wear this Spring:  Color! Every fashion season has its favorite colors.  Sometimes they’re consistent with your own favorites, other times you may wish you could have a chat with the Fashion Color Czar to set things right.  This season, … Continue reading

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Blush-Pink Fashion

What Makes YOU Blush? This isn’t about embarrassment.  It’s not even about the blush you wear on your cheeks.  This is about spring’s hottest color trend.  It’s a variation on the “nude” trend of seasons past, with just a tinge … Continue reading

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End-of-Summer Style

Dog Days of August – What to Buy Right Now The phrase “dog days of summer”  generally makes us think of steamy-hot, lazy days.  There probably was a time when August was reserved for the final stretch of summer — … Continue reading

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Do Pantyhose Make Me Look Old?

It’s Bare-Leg Season:  Dare You? When the hosiery vs. no-hose controversy comes up in my workshops, a woman or two inevitably resists with an earnest, “No! It’s not professional (insert: proper, hygienic, tasteful, comfortable).”  Usually, she’s a woman in my own … Continue reading

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Personal Color: Rockin’ it in Your Closet

Personal Color in Real Life In my last post I wrote how color temperature, value, and intensity can help you look your most vibrant and healthy.  An awareness of your personal best colors makes it easy to know what to … Continue reading

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5 Essential Pieces for Every Woman's Closet

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