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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Try The Frumpy Trends

November 10th, 2022 by

I must really love you guys. Why else would I intentionally put on unflattering clothes and take pictures in them and put them on YouTube and stuff. I mean, who does that? I do. Because it’s important for me to show you that the way we dress has such an impact on the way we […]

Body Type Series: Hourglass Body Type

November 7th, 2022 by

I cannot wait for you to meet Judy! I know you’ll love her as much as I do. First of all, you have a lot in common. Like Judy, you’re also beautiful, fun, and trying to look your best every day, regardless of your age and stage. Sure, Judy’s enviable height (5’8″!) and hourglass shape […]

Fall Fashion For Every Budget | Splurge vs Steal

November 2nd, 2022 by

Ah, the magic and the pageantry of fashion. As much as I go on and on about essentials and they are absolutely and unequivocally, well, essential to our real-life wardrobes, I didn’t get into fashion for tee-shirts and black pants. Sorry not sorry. I got into it for the drama. The glamour. The haute couture. […]