Do Midlife Women Have An Image Problem?

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What To Pack for Telluride in Summer: Over 40 Style

What to pack for Telluride in the summer? Last week, I found myself on road trip from Austin, Texas to Telluride, Colorado (over 2,000 miles round trip) for The Ride Festival. My husband and I are big Pearl Jam fans, and we heard Telluride is an amazing summer destination if you have the tenacity to get […]

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Creating An Over 40 Signature Style

We’ve all said it: “I wish my style were like [fill in the blank].”  Common names that my clients fill in are Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington (more specifically her character Olivia Pope from Scandal), and Meryl Streep.  So what is it about these women and other over 40 style muses that we want to emulate? […]

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Strong Is The New Sexy – SheSpark

The June issue of SheSpark is HOT!  A new perception of beautiful is gaining momentum, and it has nothing to do with waif-like body types or heroin chic.  “Strong Is The New Sexy” these days, and our tribe certainly personifies strong in every way. Top health and fitness guru Jenna Wolfe talks to us about her new […]

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Over-40 Style: How To Wear Off-The-Shoulder Trend

Donna Karan says “You’re never going to gain weight on your shoulders.” That’s part of the reason why I love the “off-the-shoulder” trend in tops and dresses. Shoulders are sexy without being too revealing. Bare shoulders bring attention up and toward the face — taking the eye away from large thighs or derriere.  (Always a plus, […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 4

As I integrated the last handful of small changes that Jenna Wolfe outlines in her “Thinner In 30” book, three things occurred to me:  I’ve accomplished more in the past month in diet and exercise than I have in the past year. I was a flabby, dehydrated mess four weeks ago. Scales lie. According to my Fitbit, […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 3

After the major setback and rebound experienced in Week 2, I hit the ground running (literally) in Week 3 of my “Thinner In 30 Challenge” designed by fitness guru and over-40 sister Jenna Wolfe. Let me preface this post by saying I’m feeling pretty damn strong compared to three weeks ago. Here’s the update…   […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge – Week 2

Every day is “Fat Tuesday” in New Orleans.   Now, I was pretty pumped about last weekend’s trip.  I packed Jenna Wolfe’s book “Thinner In 30” so I could stay on track. In case you missed it, I challenged myself to Jenna’s workout plan– you can read Week 1 here. This in itself is a testament to […]

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10 Of My Favorite Over-40 Outfits

My friends at SocialPrintStudio.com are featuring style bloggers and contacted me as a blogger they’d like to feature. So, here are my favorite over-40 outfits that speak to my signature style.  I’m 47 years old,  5’5, weigh 10 lbs more than my height/age dictate, and wear a DD cup.  I am NOT a model, and […]

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SheSpark May Mother’s Day Issue

The May issue of SheSpark is dedicated to the modern mom. We work hard, we play hard, we shop hard, and we love hard.  Just like a mother.  READ IT NOW Inside this issue: Style Advice Your Daughter Will Follow A “Thank You” Note to Jimmy Fallon (on behalf of all moms) 35 Casual Outfits […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 1

My over-40 body holds onto weight like my son holds onto his iPad: with great tenacity. After my hysterectomy in October 2013, post-op side effects, scar tissue, and digestive issues plagued me, resulting in weight gain and muscle loss.  A previously “easy” 3-mile run resulted in UTI symptoms for days afterward, though tests always came up negative. […]

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