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2017 Fall Fashion Trends and Style Tips Over-40 Style

2017 Fall Fashion trends, IMHO, are more workplace friendly and complement with this woman’s over-40 style.  Why?  They reflect intricate and creative design around unexpected proportions, color combinations, and textures. Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair editorials and advertisements featured less bare skin and skinny pants and more mesmerizing prints, cuts allowing for […]

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2017 Packing Tips For Santa Fe, NM

My packing tips for Santa Fe are different in 2017 than they would have been last year. So I’m glad I waited until my next trip to write this post. My husband and I drive to Santa Fe from Austin, Texas as part of our now annual trek to Colorado.  New Mexico is flat and […]

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Dillard’s Steps Into the Designer Vintage Handbags Market

Dillard’s Barton Creek general manager Mitch Guinn invited me to take a sneak peek at a pre-sale designer vintage handbags event this past week.  Set up behind locked doors, we entered the room which was covered in pre-owned bags and wallets from Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent.  I admit, a bit of drool […]

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2017 Summer Fashion Trends: Black & White Done Right

Summer Fashion color trends are tough for me.  I have olive skin, dark brown hair, and hazel eyes.  My optimal palette involves rich jewel and earth tones that you see in Fall runway collections but rarely at a July pool party. Pistachio, bubble gum pink, and sky blue tend to make me look muddy (like I […]

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Style Tips For Powerful Personal Branding

A powerful personal brand requires more than just dressing the part.  These style tips pertain to the visual message you present to the world. I call it your Signature Style. Remember, employers, clients, even love interests are searching your name on Google to get a full picture of who you appear to be on a […]

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Fanny Pack Alternative: Thank God For HipsSister

A flattering and comfortable fanny pack alternative? HipsSister may just be the best running apparel accessory I’ve purchased in years.  Time to throw out the scratchy wristbands/armbands (and their tan lines). No more tying my car key to my shoes, sneaking my phone into my underwear band, or struggling to change my music while keeping pace. […]

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5 Fashion Rules Worth Breaking – Over 40 Style

Ever thought about breaking fashion rules? Many women, especially as we age, are tired of hearing the plethora of Dos and Don’ts of fashion.  That’s why I create style “guides” instead of style “rules” for my clients.  The word NEVER is avoided, and I even shy away from the word “should” these days. Below is my […]

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One-Piece Swimsuits – Trending Designs

For years, one-piece swimsuits made a strong fashion statement: “Don’t look at me!”  One-piece swimsuits came in an array of dark, solid colors and unremarkably conservative cuts designed to avoid attracting attention. Yet swimsuits of any kind (bikini, tankini, or one-piece) really leave little to the imagination, so the idea of hiding in one is a […]

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Conquer Your Fears: How To Choose Lingerie

Conquer Your Fears: How To Choose Lingerie Who’s afraid of lingerie? If you mentally raised your hand, you’re not alone.  Age, stretch marks, rolls, and veins can drive any woman into a pair of fleece pajamas. Under the covers. In the dark. Not a sexy look. In fact, your lover can’t even see you now. We’ve […]

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SheSpark: Fashion Technology Meets Over 40 Style

Fashion technology is changing the conversation for women over 40 style.  This month’s SheSpark issue covers everything, like how fashion and technology is — Standardizing pant sizes that could cure your “dressing room blues” — Reflecting women’s rights and social changes — Combating wrinkles (at home!) — Inventing “giggle-proof” undies that are actually cute and comfy — […]

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