Category: Dressing Your Body Type

How Long Should Your Clothes Be?

January 24th, 2022 by

Body type is only half the puzzle. I know I know that I talk about it all the time, and that’s because knowing your body type is critical, but it’s still not going to yield flattering results in your outfits unless your clothes also FIT. And that’s where the Fashion Fit Formula comes in. If […]

Body Shapes and What to Wear | Proportions

January 17th, 2022 by

I love getting a chance to reconnect with a young friend. (I’ve stopped using the expression “old” friend because none of my friends are old). Stephanie and I have known each other since middle school, went to the same college, and later ended up back home, reconnecting through a nonprofit where we both served as […]

Body Shape Series: Petite Pear

January 10th, 2022 by

I know you all like looking at me and stuff, but just in case you ever get tired of just seeing me, all the time, wearing the clothes on my specific body, I thought I’d mix it up a little for 2022. This video featuring the beautiful Ashley is the first in a series on […]

5 Wardrobe Staples & How To Wear Them

January 5th, 2022 by

I am not a stapley person. I know you know this about me, if you’ve been following me for any amount of time, but I resisted staples for years, fearing that they were a slippery slope to a boring basic wardrobe. I felt like staples were something the fashion industry told us all we had […]

When Should You Tuck In Your Shirt

November 4th, 2021 by

To tuck or not to tuck. That is the question. And apparently, it’s a loaded one. I have always been a little baffled by the responses I’ve had from women over the years whenever I suggest tucking. The shock and horror. But here’s the secret: More often than not, tucking is going to be a […]

8 Steps To Confident Style

October 7th, 2021 by

Maybe it’s old age ;), but I’ve gone from being a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl to one who sees the value in systems and routines. Don’t yawn. I promise I won’t tell you to get up at 5 a.m. It’s just that for the better part of my life I’ve improvised and reinvented the wheel […]

How to Choose Flattering Jeans Over 40 | 3 Things to Know Before You Shop

July 29th, 2021 by

Choosing flattering jeans is part art and part science. Part what you love and part what loves you. I experienced this firsthand on a recent shopping trip in Chicago with my husband. We had the whole day to browse and shop and eat, and I took full advantage of it, trying on brands that I […]

How to Flatter a Full Tummy & Hips: Ageless Style Show Episode 7

July 19th, 2021 by

Do you ever feel like you’re getting the same message over and over again and just not listening? Lately, these words of wisdom keep coming up for me. Drink more water. Quiet time needs to be quiet time. Turn off the distractions. It’s now or never. Life is short. Well, that got deep real quick. […]

How to Find the Perfect Dress

July 2nd, 2021 by

I know I always say that pants are hard, but lately, that applies to dresses too. Unless you want to wear one of these fun numbers. Anyway, with so many dowdy dresses in stores right now, it can be hard to find a flattering style, but I’m going to demystify the process of dress shopping […]

Ageless Style Show #3: Long Torso vs Short Torso

June 21st, 2021 by

I’m a woman of mystery. Really. Even though I’m only 5’3″, petite pants are usually too short on me. If you don’t believe it, check out these two pictures I just posted in the VIP group. Both of these pants arrived in my Short Story Box, which is a subscription box for petites. (Quick review: […]