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Dressing for Your Body Shape: Hourglass

Woman getting ready

As we have learned, the Hourglass body shape is defined by a figure that has an equal balance of shoulders/bust and hips with terrific waist definition.  By many experts, this shape is considered the ‘ideal’ body shape.  Do keep in mind that some people can have a secondary body shape.  For example, if your hips […]

How to Dress for Different Body Shapes

Woman choosing a dress to wear

There are obviously millions of variations since there are millions of us, but there are several basic body shapes that we all fall into.  Once we determine what our basic shape is, we can learn to dress to accentuate the positive parts of us!  Let’s start with the basics on how to identify which body […]

What are the Recent Summer Fashion Trends?

Woman sitting on the pavement

The heat and humidity are here to stay for the next few months, so what are the trends for 2016 summer fashion?  From what I can tell, they all seem pretty wearable for those of us who live “normal” lives! Shorts – The biggest trend in this comfortable summertime staple is the frayed denim look. […]

How Many Bags is “Too Many” to Carry?

Stylish woman walking on the street

I work with someone who thinks that more than two is excessive, but I really believe it depends on your needs.  I prefer a large purse with a wristlet inside plus my lunch bag.  But that is what fits my personal preference and needs. Some people like to work out over their lunch break so […]

How Do I Dress in the Morning when the Temperature Varies?

Stylish woman wearing a scarf

The short version of how to dress for multiple temperatures is — dress in layers!  When the morning is cool but the afternoon and evening will be warm, the key to staying comfortable all day long is to dress in layers. To me, this is the perfect time of year.  The mornings and evenings are […]

What is Your Go-To Look for Clothing?

Stylish woman outdoors

We’ve discussed having a go-to makeup look for those mornings when you are too busy or running late, but what about the rest of the look?  Yes, we have to be clothed when we leave the house! Admittedly, I have structured my work wardrobe around getting dressed easily.  All of my slacks are black or […]

How Can I Wear My Beautiful Scarves?

Woman wearing a scarf

It took me a long time before I felt comfortable wearing the scarves that had accumulated in my closet.  I thought so many of them were pretty in the store, but when it came to putting them on, I was at a loss for a long time.  I’ve finally been able to integrate these beautiful […]

How Do I Pick the Right Purse for Me?

Woman holding a stylish purse

There are many different schools of thought related to choosing the right handbag. Of course, most women own several for a variety of occasions! You certainly would not carry your laptop bag to a black-tie function and a sequined clutch would look rather strange if you work in a bank. Choosing the bag for your […]

What Does Your Purse Say About You?

Stylish woman holding a purse

Does the tiny cross-body say I’m sleek and independent and on the move?  Does the luggage-size slouchy satchel say I cannot leave my house without carrying half of my belongings with me?  Does the leather tote with logos covering every visible inch say that I am bound and determined to own the expensive version of […]

How Melissa McCarthy is Changing Fashion with Her Own Clothing Line

Melissa McCarthy

  While we all know Melissa McCarthy sure can make us laugh, not everyone knew she had a secret eye for fashion. However, with the release of her very own clothing brand, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, she’s showing us all now—and stirring up some silly habits of the fashion world while she’s at it. It turns […]