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Dress Codes For Your Everyday Life

January 9th, 2023 by

When I was in high school, I was obsessed with a book called Life Is A Movie Starring You. The author, a teen herself, talked about how to make the most of your life through style, art, and creativity. It was so inspiring. We are still and always will be the stars of our own […]

Real Life Closet Edit Over 40

January 2nd, 2023 by

The media wants us to believe that every woman has a closet the size of a gymnasium filled with designer clothes, artfully displayed like a museum collection. For most of us, however, our real-life closets reflect our real lives and this includes dealing with limited closet space in smaller or older homes (like mine! we […]

Brands You Should Be Shopping Over 40

December 29th, 2022 by

Ruts happen. It’s easy to get stuck in the same old same old. Wearing the same styles in the same ways and the same colors and shopping at the same stores. It happens to all of us. Whether it’s out of habit or comfort or laziness, it can be easy to wake up one day […]

10-item Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe | Winter Wardrobe Essentials | Outfit Ideas

December 22nd, 2022 by

I kind of consider myself a late bloomer in many areas. I didn’t have my “growth spurt” until college, when I shot up a quarter inch to a towering 5’21/4″. I didn’t have my first real boyfriend until after college. And I didn’t learn to fall in love with basic pieces, like cashmere sweaters and […]

What To Do With Mediocre Clothes | Clothes You Don’t Love, Wear, or Want

December 19th, 2022 by

“When you know, you know. You know like you know about a good melon.” I’m paraphrasing, but that famous line from “When Harry Met Sally” also applies to clothes. Sometimes, you just know that you know that you LOVE something and it loves you right back. And sometimes you know the opposite. You know when […]

How To Wear Boots Over 40

December 12th, 2022 by

I get asked so many times about how to pair boots with outfits, and I think we tend to overcomplicate the subject. I know I do. But here’s the bottom line. There are no rules. Not really. There are a few best practices, and there are lots of preferences, but rules? Not exactly. If it […]

A Week’s Worth Of Fall Outfits

December 5th, 2022 by

You know how I always tell you should plan your outfits at the beginning of every week, or at the very least the night before, and what a game-changer it is? Well, I actually do that. I don’t share any strategies that I don’t use myself, and that haven’t worked for the women in my […]

The Shortcut to Great Style

December 1st, 2022 by

There are two types of people. Those that love clothes for their own sake, and those that just want to get dressed, but want to do it stylishly and effortlessly and comfortably. This approach is for those people, but there are takeaways here for the clotheshorses and fashion fiends like myself. Here’s the formula, and […]

Stress-Erasing Holiday Makeup With Merit

November 21st, 2022 by

One of the things that has struck me the most about getting older is how quickly stress shows up on my face. When I was younger, stress may mean an occasional breakout, but for the most part, I still looked rested and refreshed, even when I wasn’t. Now, when I’m stressed, the whole world knows […]

The Boot Report: What’s In, What’s Out

November 17th, 2022 by

The right pair of shoes can add polish and style to an outfit, or it can bring the whole outfit down. The same can be said for boots, and it seems that many of you have questions. What’s in? What’s out? What’s flattering and what’s frumpy? Like everything in fashion, boots have changed pretty dramatically […]